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FINGER LAKES—Because of the natural resources, the Finger Lakes region is host to a score of summer camps for adults, children and teenagers.
Camp offers an alternative to normal summer activities, for at least part of the summer. Even before the economy was in its current condition, some camps offered scholarships. The activities offered at the different camps are as diverse as the length of the camps.
Camp Cory in Penn Yan offers both day camping and overnight camping. The programs cover specialty camps, like golf, sailing, and water skiing. Cory also offers adult and family programs, at different times. For more, visit http://www.rochesterymca.org/campcory.
Camp Get-A-Way is for families with children who have emotional, behavioral or mental illness, and starts Aug. 15. It offers many traditional camp activities. It also offers a place for families to connect with others who have family members with mental health issues. For more, visit http://www.cgaw.org.
Camp Iroquois, for children aged nine to 12, is in Penn Yan. The basis of it is to offer a summer camp for children whose families would not otherwise be able to afford it. The camp offers sports, water activities and games. For more, visit http://www.camp-iroquois.org.
Camp Good Days, in Penn Yan, provides the camping experience for children and families who have been affected by cancer. Many of the programs are offered free of charge for program participants. For more, visit http://www.campgooddays.org/.
The Department of Environmental Conservation also offers an educational camp, for 12 to 17 year olds, depending on the session. For more, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/61769.html.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S. in Bath offers camp for families with members who have developmental disabilities. The camp offers educational programs for parents, recreational activities, and therapeutic services for family members. For more, visit http://www.giftsretreats.com.
Camp Gorton, in Dundee on Waneta Lake, is a Boy Scout camp. It offers campers the chance to work on merit badges, be out on the lake, and camp. For more, visit http://www.fiverivers.org/camping/gorton.asp.
Camp Onseyawa, located at the Babcock-Hovey Boy Scout Camp in Ovid, offers sessions for campers age nine to 16 with disabilities. The camp is supported by the Rotary Clubs in Ontario, Seneca, Yates, and Wayne Counties, and serves the campers in those areas. For more, visit http://www.onseyawa.org.
The Boy Scout Babcock-Hovey camp offers programs for Cub Scouts up to Boy Scouts. For more, visit http://www.senecawaterways.org/bh.
Schuyler Hospital has a M.A.S.H. camp, in July. It offers a different sort of “camping experience” to eighth and ninth graders. Campers learn about different hospital professions over a two to four day session. For more, visit http://www.cnyahec.org/mash.asp.
Hidden Valley 4-H camp, in the Watkins Glen State Park, is for all children, age eight to 15. Hidden Valley offers overnight and day camps, covering traditional camp areas like archery, campfire cooking, and outdoor adventures. For more, visit http://www.hiddenvalley4hcamp.org.
Camp Koininia in Middlesex is just one of the camps with a religion-based program. Unlike many camps, Koininia offers camp for the whole family, starting July 11 with Family Camp. The camp offers programs about the Bible for children and adults during the day, through the week. In addition to the religious programs, Koininia will also cover nature and hiking. For more, visit http://www.campkoinoniany.org.
Camp Whitman, just south of Dresden, is operated by the Presbytery of Geneva, and starts June 27. The first week is a family camp, but the rest of the summer is for children and teenagers. While Whitman is also a church camp, the individual programs range from sailing, kayaking, crafts, music, as well camps for developmentally disabled people. For more, visit http://www.campwhitman.org.
Camp Seneca Lake, located next to Camp Whitman, is for grades three to 10. The majority of the campers are from the Jewish communities of upstate New York. The camp starts June 30, and offers campers the chance to experience many camp classics, like sailing, hiking, and crafts. For more, visit http://www.campsenecalake.com.
Lamoka Baptist Camp offers programs for ages eight to 18. For the older campers, the camp offers sports camps. There are also family and specialty camps available. For more, visit http://lamoka.com.
Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake is run by the Salvation Army. It offers sessions for children, as well as senior citizens. The programs for children focus on outdoor activities, Christian education, and worship services. For more, visit http://www.longpointcamp.org.
 





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