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 Sports Camps will begin on Monday, April 29 at the Main Desk. Member registration for Adventure Camps will begin on Saturday, May 4 in the Conference Room. Please note that in order to qualify for member registration, the participating youth must be a current member at the time of registration and camp.

Non-member Registration

Non-member registration for both Sports and Adventure Camps will begin Saturday, May 11 at the Main Desk.

How To Register

Both members and non-members need to fill out the Adventure Camp registration form (PDF, 89kb) and submit it with your payment at the time of registration.

Where To Meet & What To Bring

Reading and Beginner Adventures: Iroquois House

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 Reading Camps

The CSC Science Adventure Camp has changed locations for 2013. The camp is now based at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station/Cooperstown Graduate Program on West Lake Road. Plan to arrive by 8:30am.

  • 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.

Pickup will be at this same location at 3:30pm.

Advanced GPS Geocaching Camp

Ages: 11–16
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm
Dates: Mon., August 5–Fri., August 9
Cost: $250 Members/$350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Participants will be taking geocaching skills to the next level. You may bring your own GPS or use one of ours. Participants must have knowledge of geocaching and have tried it before. Participants will also be hiking, swimming and taking field trips.


Adventure Day Camp

Grades: 3–4
Level: Easy
Time: 8:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $205 Members/$305 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One: July 8–12
Session Two: July 29–August 2
Session Three: August 12–16

Adventure Day Camp is the perfect camp to start your own adventure, take on new challenges, hike to spectacular views, and learn about wildlife and plants in nature. Dig up fossils and gems of NYS at the Herkimer Diamond Mines. Finish off the week with a splash at Zoom Flume.


Awesome Adventures Camp

Grades: 5–6
Level: Moderate
Time: 8:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $205 Members or $305 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One: July 1–5
Session Two: July 22–26
Session Three: August 19–23

Are you ready to start your Awesome Adventure and challenge yourself to new heights, rappel off the side of cliffs, while learning new techniques of rock climbing? Ride your bike along the Erie Canal, stop at historic sites and finish the week off with Enchanted Forest Water Safari and a night under the stars!


Beginner Adventures Camp

Grades: K–2
Level: Easy
Time: 9:00am–1:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2
Cost: $135 Members or $235 Non-members
Limit: 9

Begin your Adventure with our mini adventure camp. We will spend mornings on our local trails learning about birds and insects and different plants and trees. Spend Friday splashing around at Otsego Lake learning about different aquatic animals.


Beginner GPS Geocaching Camp

Ages: 11–16
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm
Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2
Cost: $205 Members or $305 Non-members
Limit: 9

Come join the exciting new 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 the GPS device, seeking caches locally, creating and hiding our own geocaches, and sending “travel bug”. Campers will also be hiking, swimming and taking field trips.


Beginner Kayak Paddling Camp

Ages: 10–13
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Thursday, June 27 & Friday, June 28
Cost: $135 Members or $235 Non-members
Limit: 6

If you have always wanted to try kayaking or learning something new this is the camp for you. We will set up at the local waterways and teach you the basic essentials you will need to become a better kayaker. No experience necessary. All equipment is provided by The Clark Sports Center.


Beginner Mountain Biking Camp

Ages: 11–13
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25
Cost: $135 Members or $235 Non-members
Limit: 8

If you love to ride your bike and are up to learning new tricks on your bike then Beginner Mountain Biking Camp is for you. Over two days you will stay local and learn the basic techniques associated with Mountain Biking. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes and helmets can be provided.


Extra Awesome Adventures Camp, Session 1 (Canoeing)

Grades: 7–8
Level: Challenging
Time: 8:00am–4:00pm Monday; Overnights Tuesday through Thursday; Pickup 3:00pm Friday
Date: July 15–July 19
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Are you looking for a challenge this summer, exploring water ways of the Adirondack Park, cooking meals over a camp stove and living out of a tent? If so, Extra Awesome Adventures is the camp for you. Paddle each day to new campsites, hike a mountain and enjoy nights under the stars. This camp is challenging and does not take place at a campground.


Extra Awesome Adventures Camp, Session 2 (Kayaking/Climbing/Canoeing)

Grades: 7–8 Level: Challenging
Time: 8:00am–4:00pm Monday; Overnights Tuesday through Thursday;
Pickup 3:00pm Friday
Date: August 5–August 9
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Are you looking for a challenge this summer, exploring water ways of the
Adirondack Park, white water paddling down exciting rapids, and climbing to
new heights? This Extra Awesome Camp is for you. We will spend the week learning
many different activities all while camping out under the stars. This camp is
challenging and does not take place in a campground.


Intermediate Kayak Paddling Camp

Ages: 13–16
Level: Moderate to Challenging
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 6

Over the course of a week kayakers will get a chance to paddle some of the most exciting whitewater in the area. Participants will learn how to roll, brace, and paddle a white water kayak through play holes, fast moving water and, eddies. We will leave from the Sports Center in the morning and return each afternoon. There may be an overnight at the end of the trip, depending on water conditions. We will inform you on the first day of camp. Previous kayaking experience is necessary.


Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp

Ages: 13–16 Level: Challenging
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 8

This week long single track cross-country camp will travel throughout Otsego County in search of the sweetest biking lines. Learn necessary techniques associated with Mountain Biking and then put the skills to test. There will be one overnight at the end of the week, Thursday to Friday. Previous biking experience is necessary. Bikes, helmets and camping equipment can be provided by The Clark Sports Center.


Three-Day Beginner Rock Climbing Camp

Ages: 10–12 Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
Dates: Monday July 8 through Wednesday, July 10
Cost: $135 Members or $235 Non-members
Limit: 9

If you are enjoying our new rock wall but have yet to master the basics, the three-day beginner climbing camp is perfect for you. We will explore some local cliffs and set you up with the fundamentals that you need to become a better climber. No experience necessary, all equipment will be supplied by the Sports Center.


Reading Camp

Ages: 4–11 Level: Easy
Cost: 4–7 Year Olds: $135/Members or $235 Non-members
8–11 Year Olds: $170/Members or $270 Non-members

4 & 5 Year Olds: July 8–12, July 15–19
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm

6 & 7 Year Olds: July 22–26, August 5–9
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm

8–11 Year Olds: August 12–16, August 19–23
Time: 8:00am–1:00pm

Reading Camp is back! Spend adventurous days reading a good book, doing arts and crafts, playing literacy games, and taking part in outdoor activities. Reading camp combines literature experiences with outdoor adventures to excite and inspire your readers and writers.


New Hampshire Advanced Rock Climbing Camp

Ages: 13–18 Level: Challenging
Cost: $350 Members or $450 Non-members
Limit: 8

Date/Time: Departure is 8:00am Monday, August 12, and campers will return at 8:00pm on Friday, August 16

Be prepared for a full week of climbing throughout the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There, we will instruct you on the techniques of moving on vertical walls, traditional climbing protection, climbing equipment, multi-pitch climbing, and all the safety procedures involved with being tied to a rope and hanging off a cliff. If you have never been climbing before, we encourage and suggest you come to The Clark Sports Center and climb on either of our climbing walls or enroll in an outdoor climbing clinic before our trip departure.


Science Camp

Grades: 4–7 Level: Easy
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm, Monday through Friday
Cost: $205 Members or $305 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One: June 24–June 28
Session Two: July 1–5
Session Three: July 8–12
Session Four: July 15–19
Session Five: July 22–26

Science Camp is full of experiments, model rockets, chromatography, games and field trips! We will travel around experimenting with science in different places and creating new experiences. Campers will also be able to spend time at the Biological Field Station on Otsego Lake!