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Join the Fun at GCV&M Summer Day Camp!

2024 Summer Camp

Registration is open now for summer camp at Genesee Country Village & Museum! Your camper will enjoy history, creativity, and nature, with eight full weeks of camp – plus bus transportation from Rochester. There’s something for everyone at GCV&M’s Summer Camp! 

Week 1: July 8 – 12
Week 2: July 15 – 19
Week 3: July 22 – 26
Week 4: July 29 – August 2
Week 5: August 5 – 9
Week 6: August 12 – 16
Week 7: August 19 – 23
Week 8 (NEW!): August 26 – 30

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.

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.

Apply today by completing the youth application form.  If you have any questions, please email camp@gcv.org to reach our Camp Manager.

Cancelation / 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).