Adventure Camp Enrollment Rule

In order to ensure each child gets a chance to participate in our camps, on the sign up day you will be allowed to sign your child up for only one session of any particular Adventure Camp. If you would like your child to participate in multiple sessions of a camp, their name will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list. If a spot becomes available, you will be called and your child may attend that camp if you are still interested.

Adventure Camps Special Note

Our camps do not meet the definition of children’s camps under New York State regulations; therefore, they are not regulated by the NYS Department of Health. An Assumption of Risk waiver form (PDF, 290kb) is required and must be signed by a parent or guardian for all camp participants and submitted to the Sports Center two weeks in advance of the camp starting date.

Member Registration

Member registration for Summer Adventure Camps will start Saturday, May 13 at 8:00am in the Main Lobby (an Adventure Department staff person will be present to answer questions). Initially, a parent or guardian is only allowed to register members of one family. If you are also acting as a proxy for a friend or relative, you must return to the end of the line.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration will begin Saturday, May 20 at 8:00am at the Main Desk. Fill out the Adventure Camp registration form found at the end of this brochure and submit it with your payment to the Main Desk staff.

How To Register

Both members and non-members need to fill out the 2017 Adventure Camp registration form (PDF, 32kb) and submit it with your payment at the time of registration.

Where To Meet & What To Bring

Science, GPS Geocaching
Biological Field Station

Other Adventure Camps and Trips will meet in the Main Lobby of the Sports Center unless otherwise noted on registration materials.

Please refer to the paperwork issued at the time of registration for a required list of items to bring.

 

Directions to Science and GPS Geocaching Camps

The camp is now based at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station/Cooperstown Graduate Program on West Lake Road.

  • To get to the new facility, drive north on Lake Street (Route 80) out of the village and continue past the Farmer's Museum, on your left.
  • You will then pass the Fenimore House Art Museum, on your right.
  • Continue less than 0.1 miles until you pass the Yellow Trolley Lot, on your right. Look for the Biological Field Station sign.
  • Take the very first right after the trolly lot and you will follow that driveway to the BFS parking lot. We will meet parents and children at the front door.

Adirondack Mountain Biking

Dates: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7
Time: Drop off at 9:00am Wednesday, and Pickup Friday TBA
Ages: 12–15 Level: Challenging
Cost: $375 Members or $450 Non-members
Limit: 7

Three days of premier mountain biking in the heart of the Adirondacks. Our field instructors have years of experience and are ready to share their riding tips to bring you to the next level. If you want a high adrenaline adventure, this is for you! Previous experience is necessary and personal bikes are required. The Clark Sports Center will provide all camping gear that is needed.


Adventure Sampler

Dates: Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Wednesday
Thursday Drop off 8:00am Pick up Friday 3:00pm
Grades: 5–6 Level: Moderate
Cost: $290 Member $390 or Non-Member
Limit: 9

Come join us for an action packed week of our Adventure Sports Sampler. This camp was originally our Extreme Adventure Discovery, each day will bring you a new adventure. In this action packed adventure week we will rock climb, flatwater paddle, mountain bike, visit Enchanted Forest Water Safari, camp out under the stars and finish our week with a hike that has spectacular views!


CSC Explorers

Dates: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Friday
Grades: 3–4 Level: Easy to Moderate
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Come join our adventure packed week of CSC Explorers! Explore our area’s wonderful hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. When visiting these wild places, we will learn basic camping, first aid, and wilderness survival skills. Each day will be packed with a new adventure and opportunities in the outdoor world. Load up your packs, grab your boots, and don’t forget the sunscreen! We will end the week with a visit to Zoom Flume and cooling off with our fellow adventurers.


Down on the Farm

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $225 Members or $325 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One
Date: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Grades: 1-3 Level: Easy

Session Two
Date: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18
Grades: 4–6 Level: Easy

We’ll have a fun week visiting our local farms and learning about how they work. If you want to spend a day with the animals, pick some fruits and vegetables, or do some planting, this is the camp for you. All new camp directed by Peg Wilson from Kidz Korner.


Extreme Adventure Sampler

Dates: Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm Monday–Wednesday
Thursday Drop off 6:00am Pick up Friday 3:00pm
Grades: 5–6 Level: Moderate
Cost: $310 Members or $410 Non-members
Limit: 9

Come join us for an action packed week of our Extreme Adventure Sports Sampler. This camp was originally our Extreme Adventure Discovery, each day you will participate in a different Adventure activity in hopes to find one that you will want to continue in the future. In this action packed adventure week we will rock climb, hike, white water paddle, mountain bike and take a 16 mile rafting trip down the Hudson River. Thursday night we will camp out under the stars!


GPS Geocaching Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm
Ages: 11–16 Level: Easy to Moderate
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Location: Biological Field Station
Limit: 9

Join the exciting high tech global treasure hunt known as geocaching. Campers will be using hand held GPS receivers to search for hidden caches all over Otsego County and the surrounding area. The camp activities will include learning to use a GPS device, seeking caches locally, creating and hiding our own geocaches, and sending a “travel bug”. Campers will also be hiking, swimming and taking field trips.


Hit the Trails

Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $225 Members or $325 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One
Date: Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30
Grades: 1-3 Level: Easy

Session Two
Date: Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
Grades: 4–6 Level: Easy

Session Three
Date: Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
Grades: 1–3 Level: Easy

Join us for a fun week of adventure and exploration! We will visit area landmarks where we will hike, read, and do projects related to nature and our great outdoors. All new camp directed by Peg Wilson from Kidz Korner.

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Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike Camp

Dates: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11
Time: Drop off 9:00am Monday through Friday, Pick up TBA Friday
Ages: 13–17 Level: Challenging
Cost: $650 Members or $750 Non-members
Limit: 7

Vermont’s Kingdom Trails is rated 9th in the world for its flowy trails, warm trail culture, and access to endless miles of world class mountain biking. This is an unforgettable experience if hitting the trails with your mountain bike excites you. Our knowledgeable instructors will share their experience and help you enjoy the trails to the fullest. Participants should be in trail ready condition and have plenty of experience riding single track. You must have your own riding equipment that is in good working order. The Clark Sports Center will provide all camping equipment.


Little Explorers

Date: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Grades: 3–4 Level: Easy to Moderate
Cost: $150 Members or $250 Non-members
Limit: 9

Come join us for a three day adventure, spend one day hiking to a spectacular view learning the basics of camping, outdoor survival and first aid. Spend a day exploring local water ways, waterfalls and new adventures. Friday we will spend the day exploring Zoom Flume Water park.


Mountain Biking Clinic

Dates: Tuesday, June 27–Thursday, June 29
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Ages: 10–14 Level: Easy to Moderate
Cost: $180 Members or $280 Non-members
Limit: 9

This clinic is for developing riders who wish to take their biking off the roads and sidewalks and into the exciting world of mountain biking. Over three days you will learn basic techniques associated with mountain biking and test them out on the trails. You will leave this clinic with not only a new set of skills, but a new sense of confidence you can show off the next time you are out on the trail. Some previous experience is necessary. Mountain bikes and helmets can be provided by the Clark Sports Center if needed.


Science Camp

Time: 8:30am–3:30pm
Grades: 4–7 Level: Easy to Moderate
Location: Biological Field Station
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One • Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30
Session Two • Monday, July 3–Friday, July 7
Session Three • Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
Session Four • Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
Session Five • Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
Session Six • Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4

Science Camp is full of hands on experiments, model rockets, chromatography, games and field trips! We will travel around experimenting with science in different places and create new experiences. We will build rockets and watch them launch. Every day will be a new scientific adventure!


St. Regis Wilderness Explorers

Dates: Monday, August 21–Friday, August 25
Time: Drop off Monday morning 7:00am pick up Friday
afternoon 3:00pm
Ages: 12–14 Level: Moderate to Challenging
Cost: $475 Members or $575 Non-members
Limit: 6

St. Regis Wilderness explorers is brand new this year taking part in one of the most beautiful parts of the Adirondacks. Join us Monday morning as we pack our bags and head out. We will spend each night under the stars, learn to cook in the backcountry and paddle to each campsite every evening. No previous technical experience needed for this trip, just willingness to learn and have fun. All backcountry equipment will be provided by the Clark Sports Center.


Three Day Rock Climbing

Dates: Tuesday, August 15–Thursday, August 17
Time: Drop off is at 9: 00am Tuesday and Pick up is
6:00pm Thursday
Ages: 12–15 Level: Easy to Moderate
Cost: $280 Members or $380 Non-members
Limit: 9

Rock climbing embodies the truest form of a love of nature and physical fitness. Spend 3 days with the Adventure Department gaining a fresh appreciation of both. You will learn the skills and techniques to dominate vertical terrain.


White Water Kayaking Clinics

Novice
Date: Wednesday, July 19–Friday, July 21
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Ages: 10–14 Level: Moderate
Cost: $180 Members or $280 Non-members
Limit: 7

This is the perfect introductory course to paddling on the rivers. Our American Canoe Association Certified Instructors will progressively share proper paddling techniques, as well as, responsible white water kayaking practices. This clinic takes place on Class l-ll Rivers and can be strenuous. Equipment provided by the Clark Sports Center.

Intermediate - White Water Clinic on the Deerfield
Date: Tuesday, August 1–Friday, August 4
Time: Overnight Tuesday – Friday (Pick up and drop offs TBD
Ages: 12–15 Level: Challenging
Cost: $460 Members or $560 Non-members
Limit: 7

This camp is designated for whitewater kayakers with previous paddling experience. We offer instruction on class ll and class lll white water. This camp will focus on the skills needed to advance to the next level of the sport with control and finesse. This is a fast paced clinic, focused on giving you confidence in running more difficult rapids. Experience is necessary.


Pottery Workshop at The Smithy Clay Studio

Dates: Session 1 • Monday, July 10 & Wednesday, July 12
Session 2 • Monday, July 24 & Wednesday, July 26
Session 3 • Monday, August 7 & Wednesday, August 9
Session 4 • Monday, August 21 & Wednesday, August 23
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Ages: 8+
Cost: $180 Members or $205 Non-members
(Fee will cover all materials and firing fees)

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many children have never experienced before. Its three dimensional nature forces them to think about structure, shapes and forms. They can experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way. Participants will be dropped off and picked up at The Smithy Clay Studio.
The Smithy Clay Studio, 1 Otsego Court, Cooperstown NY 13326
Down the alley next to Cooley’s Tavern, Entrance across from General Store’s Back Entrance