Summer Camp
Join the Fun at GCV&M Summer Day Camp!

Make summer memories that last a lifetime!

An amazing experience at the perfect time! Give your child the gift of learning and fun across the wide open spaces of the GCV&M Historic Village, Nature Center, and the John L. Wehle Art Gallery. Campers ages 4-15 can experience 19th-century fun and games, explore nature up close and get out on the trails, or create one-of-a-kind works of art.  Returning campers, ages 15-18, can apply to be a Volunteer Assistant and gain valuable leadership and life skills under the mentorship of a Summer Camp Teacher.

Stay tuned for more information about out 2024 summer camp offerings! 

2023 Summer Camp Information


Dates: Week-long day camps (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., July 10 – August 25, 2023)

Cost: $283 / week (includes the processing fee). There is a 10% discount for GCV&M Members and a 5% discount for non-members who register by April 28

Before and after care: available 8 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. (Morning only:  $20/week, afternoon only:  $20/week, AM & PM:  $30/week) 

Camp bus: available daily with multiple convenient Rochester stops ($40/week)

Camp nurse: provided, verification of immunizations and Health History Report required

Lunch: Healthy lunch options available ($45, plus tax)

How to register: Registration via our Camp portal; payment is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required for all camps. Please note: programs fill up quickly!


History Camps


With the GCV&M Historic Village as the setting for adventure, campers dressed in period clothing are immersed in the lives and times of young people of the 19th-century. Campers discover the Pioneer Farm, sample Village life, or dive deeper into 19th century trades, skills, and traditions.

Earth Camps


Budding naturalists and outdoor adventurers will love exploring more than 550 acres of environmental preserve. Campers gain valuable knowledge of the
natural world through hands-on exploration of the Nature Center ponds, woodlands, and meadows. Play in the creek, catch your first fish, hike the trails, or learn how to build a campfire.

Creativity Camps


For children who love to exercise their imaginations, we have a variety of magical experiences! Campers may tumble down the rabbit hole, flitter off to Neverland, enroll in a magical academy, or search the woods for local mythological creatures as they explore, experiment, discover, and create.

Cancellation / Transfer Policy

We will make every effort to transfer your registered camper to a camp class that meets your needs within the current camp season. 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.
  • One to four weeks prior to the first day of camp: 50% refund of camp registration and services.
  • One day to one week prior to the first day of camp: no refund or credit.


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 Summer Camp class that meets your needs within the current camp season, or you may receive a full refund. This updated cancellation policy is subject to change.

In the event that families need to withdraw their camper due to symptoms of or exposure to an illness deemed a threat to others and subject to an isolation protocol, 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 withdrawal happens during Camp session).