Summer camp programs at GCV&M

By on June 10, 2019
Nature Center campers. Provided photo

Nature Center campers. Provided photo

Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting a variety of summer camp programs in the 19th century Historic Village for children who love history and in the Nature Center for children who love the outdoors. Children who wish to become fully immersed in history may register for Summer Sampler, where they can dress up in period clothes and participate in 19th century hands-on activities in the Historic Village. The museum will also have Earth Camp in the Nature Center, for children who want to explore the outdoors without dressing up in costume. These weeklong day camps take place Monday through Friday, with the first session beginning the week of July 8 and the last session beginning the week of August 12.

Children ages six through 15 can embark on a full-day adventure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day adventures (morning or afternoon sessions) are offered for younger campers, ages four to six. For youth ages 14 to 18, the Museum offers a Volunteer Class Assistant program where youth can gain leadership skills. A variety of classes will be offered ranging from quilting to acting, cooking to animal adventures, and fairy academy to reenacting the customs of the military during the Civil War, and more. New this year, teens can learn how to cook plant based and gluten-free foods 19th century style in the Historic Village without dressing in costume, or be part of a theatrical production in our period opera house. The museum will also host a program for Harry Potter fans who want to embrace all things Potter, including astronomy, designing a wand, studying magical creatures, and mixing potions. Class fees range from $115 to $270 per week, with a 10 percent discount available for GCV&M members.

For visitors’ convenience, there is a daily, supervised camp bus that runs from Rochester to GCV&M and back, allowing parents a quick commute to pick-up and drop-off locations, plus extended care options are also available. More information about busing, extra services, and classes can be found by visiting http://gcv.org. Advance registration for all museum summer camps is required, and programs fill quickly.

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Summer Sampler campers. Photo by Ruby Foote

Summer Sampler campers. Photo by Ruby Foote