Spring Break Camp
Get out of the winter slump and experience spring break like never before

Spring into the new season with GCV&M!

Are you looking for something for your child to do during spring break this year? Look no further! Spring into fun with a weeklong day camp that gives your child a taste of everything GCV&M has to offer.

  • This year we will be offering 2 weeks of Spring Break Camp! April 11 – 15 and 18 – 22, 2022
  • Week-long sessions run Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Half-day options for ages 4 – 6 (mornings from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / afternoons from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

For your convenience, we offer…

  • Extended care services from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Delicious camp lunch options
  • Supervised camp bus from Rochester (April 18-22 ONLY).
  • Click here for more information about these services.
  • Advance registration is required.

Campers will get to enjoy the most popular activities from both our Earth Camp and Summer Sampler classes all during one fun-filled week of GCV&M. Each day will provide participants with new experiences such as hiking the trails of the Nature Center, observing the ponds, playing games, and making one of a kind crafts. The fun doesn’t stop there! Each class will spend time exploring the Historic Village, learning from talented townspeople, helping with chores, and discovering what spring was like on a 19th-century farm.

Although some time will be spent in the Historic Village these are not costumed classes. Instead, campers are encouraged to wear active outdoor clothing and weather-appropriate outerwear. All participants will be given a FREE Camp T-shirt to remember their experience.

Start the registration process today!

How to Register for Camp at GCV&M:

  • Choose a camp from the options below.
  • Complete the online camper application.
  • New campers: Click here to get started.
  • Returning campers: Log in to your CampInTouch Profile and your information from past seasons will autofill!
  • Submit your payment.
  • Login to your CampInTouch Profile to provide an up-to-date health history report, immunization record, and a doctor’s order for any medications administered on-site.

Please direct any questions about the registration process to: Camp Manager at (585) 294-8261 or summercamp@gcv.org.

2022 Spring Break Camps include:

The Tadpoles

 

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 4 – 7. 

Fee: $270 (full day) or $125 (1/2 day) 

Dates: 

Full-day AND half-day sessions are available! 

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

The Froglets

 

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 7 – 11.  

Fee: $270 / week 

Dates: 

Full-day sessions are available! 

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

The Frogs

 

This spring break camp is perfect for kids ages 10 – 14.  

Fee: $270 / week 

Dates: 

Full-day sessions are available! 

Don’t forget, Museum Members get a 10% discount! 

Volunteer Camp Assistant Program

Become a Volunteer Camp Assistant!

Is your child too old for camp, but still looking for something to do during break this year? No problem! We offer valuable youth leadership training in the form of a Volunteer Class Assistant Program for spring break camp too! Participants in this program will gain hands-on experience working within a nationally accredited living history museum. They will assist with camp activities under the mentorship of one of our experienced camp teachers. In order to qualify, applicants must be at least 15 years old and have attended at least one week of camp, or volunteered for 20 hours or more in the Historic Village or Nature Center.

Camp Culture, Behavior Expectations, and Rules of Conduct

These expectations have been defined in the best interest of your child and will help ensure a successful experience for you and your child during GCV&M Camps, including bus and extended care services. Our goal is to provide an environment of safety, support, respect, and care. Please be certain that both you and your child have read and agree to follow GCV&M Camp behavior expectations and rules of conduct.

At GCV&M Camp we foster a culture of respect and care for each other and our surroundings.

  • We keep each other healthy and safe.
  • We help each other participate.
  • We use kind words.
  • We are gentle with plants and animals.
  • We are respectful and take care of Museum property and each other’s belongings.

The following conduct by campers will lead to immediate intervention and discipline by camp staff:

  • Failure to follow GCV&M COVID precautions including wearing face masks as directed, washing/ sanitizing hands frequently; and maintaining physical distance as directed by camp staff. (See our complete description of COVID safety protocols in our GCV&M Camp FAQ.)
  • Communicating (verbal and non-verbal) with staff in a rude, insubordinate, and defiant manner.
  • Using profanity or abusive, discriminatory, or vulgar language or engaging in conversation that causes distress for peers.
  • Leaving the group without approval from staff and going into unauthorized areas without permission.
  • Damaging or stealing property from anywhere within the Museum, participants, and staff.
    Intimidating, harassing, threatening, or fighting staff or fellow campers by any means of physical or verbal aggression, including persistent provoking.
  • Deliberately injuring another child or staff member, including causing anger or emotional distress.
  • Failure to follow GCV&M drug- and smoke-free policy prohibiting the possession, supply, and use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substances and misuse of prescription medication.

2022 Cancelation / Transfer Policy

We will make every effort to transfer your registered camper to a 2022 Camp class that meets your needs. In the event you need to cancel your child’s registration:

Up to four weeks prior to the first day of camp: full refund minus $25 administrative fee, option for a full credit to remain on the camper’s account for a Summer, Weekend, or Spring Break Camp session until August 31, 2023. (After which a full refund minus $25 administrative fee will be given.)
One to four weeks prior to the first day of camp: no refund, option for a full credit to remain on the camper’s account for a Summer, Weekend, or Spring Break Camp session until August 31, 2023. (After which the credit balance will be considered a donation to GCV&M)

One day to one week prior to the first day of camp: no refund or credit of camp registration will be given
GCV&M reserves the right to cancel any Camp session. In the event of a cancellation by GCV&M, we will make every effort to transfer your registered camper to a 2021 Summer Camp class that meets your needs, or you may receive a full refund. This updated cancellation policy is subject to change.|

COVID-19 exception – Families are required to notify GCV&M if their camper or someone from the camper’s household has been exposed to the coronavirus within two weeks of the first day of Camp or at any time while the child is participating in Camp. If a camper is withdrawn from Camp due to COVID-19 exposure or infection, GCV&M will transfer the camper to another class later in the Camp season if possible or will provide a full registration refund (pro-rated daily if the withdrawal happens during Camp session).