Scheduling children's activities in the summer requires advanced planning and careful consideration. Camp and recreation programs are usually not full day (8 hour) programs. Please refer to the CHILD CARE section for information about full time care, in addition to this section. Summer programs for children change from year to year and often require signing your children up in advance. Private camp programs may require sign up as early as January or February. Many camp programs are expensive, so be sure to ask for the cost as well as any financial assistance that may be available. As with any child care situation, be sure to check child-staff ratio and staff qualifications, hours of operation, fees involved and whenever possible, personally meet the staff prior to leaving your child(ren).
Here is a list of places for you to call for information about what summer programs may be available to you and your child(ren).
Clifton Springs Area YMCA
The YMCA provides a variety of activities for families and children, including summer programs. No youth membership is charged.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County 4-H Youth Development Program
A variety of training and activity programs including 4-H programs.
Geneva Family YMCA
Provide recreational opportunities including swimming, gymnastics, leaders club, summer camps, after-school programs, sports leagues and wellness programs.
Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA
Many activities are offered such as swimming, basketball, before- and after-school child care, and a teen center.
Happiness House Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association
The agency provides a variety of programs for pre-school children, including pre-school, child care, universal pre-kindergarten, developmental evaluations, special education, therapies and a summer recreational program.
Manchester Family Park
The Manchester Family Park is a public park and is open to all Village of Manchester residents. Registration is free to Manchester residents. Those that sign up for field trips pay for the event. Example: Movie tickets, waterpark tickets, Seabreeze, bowling, food, etc. but transportation is provided.
Ontario County Youth Bureau
The Youth Bureau provides funding to service providers in the community that meet the needs of youth and families.