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, May 5 at the Main Desk. Member registration for Adventure Camps will begin on Saturday, May 10 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 17 at the Main Desk.

How To Register

Both members and non-members need to fill out the Adventure Camp registration form (PDF, 121kb) and submit it with your payment at the time of registration.

Where To Meet & What To Bring

Bookworm, Red Sails to Capri & Science Camp: 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 Bookworm Camps

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.

Adirondack Explorers

Ages: 12–14
Level: Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm on Monday; 9:00am drop off on Tuesday; Overnights Tuesday–Thursday; Pickup 4:00pm Friday
Date: August 11–August 15
Cost: $275 Members or $375 Non-members •
Limit: 8

Join us for a week long canoe trip in the Adirondacks! Monday will be spent working on canoeing basics, packing up gear and getting to know each other. Tuesday morning we will drive up to the Adirondacks for 4 days of paddling on some of the state’s most beautiful lakes. We will camp under the stars, learn to cook in the back country, and paddle to each campsite. Weather permitting, the group can take day hikes along their journey. No previous technical or wilderness experience is needed for this trip, just a willingness to have fun, learn, and meet new people. All back country equipment will be provided by the Sports Center.

Adventure Sport Sampler

Ages: 12–15
Level: Challenging
Time: 9:00am Drop Off, Overnights Monday–Saturday; Pick up 4:00pm Saturday
Date: August 4–August 9
Cost: $425 Members or $525 Non-members •
Limit 7

This is the stuff dreams are made of! Six days of Mountain Biking, White Water Kayaking, and rock climbing all around New York State. Adventure is around every turn. This camp takes you from mountain biking on IMBA designed single track, paddling the beautiful class II -III Rivers, and climbing the best crack climbs in the Adirondacks. If you want an adventure, this course is for you. Previous experience is necessary. The Clark Sports Center will provide all equipment.


Grades: K–4
Level: Easy Limit: 9
Location: Biological Field Station
Cost: 4–7 Year Olds 4 day camp: $112/Members or $212 Non-members
4–7 Year Olds 5 day camp: $140/Members or $240 Non-members
6–8 Year Olds: $210/Members or $310 Non-members

Grades K–2
June 30–July 3 [4 days]
July 7–July 11
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm

Grades 3–4
July 28–August 1
Time: 8:30am–4:00pm

Books by classic favorite authors will come alive in this camp. Through art activities, games, and exploring,
campers will interact with the worlds of Robert McCloskey, Virginia Lee Burton, Eric Carle, Leo Lionne, and Ainslie Pryor.

Extreme Adventure Discovery

Grades: 5–6
Level: Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm. There will be an overnight on Thursday.
Cost: $210 Members or $310 Non-members •
Limit: 9

Session One: July 14–18
Session Two: July 21–25
Session Three: August 18–22

Come join our action packed adventure week! We will be canoeing down rapids and reaching new heights at our local cliffs. We will bike over different terrain and explore new trails. At the end of the week, we’ll spend a night under the stars.

Girls Rock Climbing Camp

Ages: 10–15
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Monday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 2
Cost: $160 Members or $260 Non-members •
Limit: 9

After an awesome spring of Girls Rock Climbing Club, it is time to get out and climb some real rocks! During this three day course, we will explore some local climbing spots and put our skills to the test. We will get a chance to learn more about climbing equipment, safety practices, and techniques for climbing outdoors. No outdoor experience necessary, all equipment will be supplied by the Sports Center.

GPS Geocaching Camp

Ages: 11–16
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm
Dates: Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15
Cost: $210 Members or $310 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 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.

Little Caveman

Grades: K–2 Level: Easy
Time: 9:00am–1:00pm
Limit: 9

Session One • June 30–July 3 [4 days]
$112 Members or $212 Non-members

Session Two • August 11–August 15
$140 Members or $240 Non-members

Take a walk on the wild side this summer. Spend the day discovering insects, birds, plants and animals. Take hikes to amazing towers and discover caves. Anything is possible with little caveman adventures.

Little Explorers

Grades: 3–4
Level: Easy
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $210 Members or $310 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One: July 7–July 11
Session Two: July 28–August 1
Session Three: August 4–August 8

Come discover everything about nature. Take local hikes and learn about insects, animals, trees and plants. Spend a day on the river learning about aquatic life and much more. Finish the week cooling off at Zoom Flume.

Mountain Biking Course

Ages: 10–14
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Monday, July 7–Wednesday, July 9
Cost: $160 Members or $260 Non-members
Limit: 8

If you love to ride and learn new tricks on your bike, then this mountain biking course is for you! Over three days you will learn the basic techniques associated with Mountain Biking. No experience necessary. Mountain bikes and helmets can be provided.

Red Sails to Capri

Grades: 4–7
Level: Easy to Moderate
Time: 8:30am–4:00pm
Location: Biological Field Station
Dates: Monday through Friday, August 4–8
Cost: $210 Members or $310 Non-members
Limit: 9

Using the Ann Weil’s Newberry Award Winning book, campers will go on an imaginitive adventure to the Isle of Capri. Activities will be based on the book and will include making sailboats and exploring to find adventure and beauty in nature. Campers do not need to read the book in advance.

Sailing Camp

Ages: 10–18
Level: Challenging
Location: Cooperstown Country Club Beach
Time: Beginner, 9:30am–12:30pm. Advanced, 3:00–6:00pm
Cost: $160 Members or $260 Non-members
Limit: 8, Minimum: 6

Session One: June 30–July 4
Session Two: August 18–August 22

The Beginner Sailing camp introduces students to the basics of sailing. Our five day schedule will
cover safety and concepts and quickly get into hands-on experience. Campers will learn water
safety, rigging, tacking, jibing, and basic rescue procedures.

The Advanced Sailing camp, will build on preexisting sailing skills, focus more on boat handling,
tacking, safety, and introduce the students to sailboat racing. Students are expected to know the
basics of sailing prior to taking the course.

Science Camp

Grades: 4–7
Level: Easy
Location: Biological Field Station
Time: 8:30am–3:30pm, Monday through Friday
Cost: $210 Members or $310 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session One: June 30–July 4
Session Two: July 7–July 11
Session Three: July 14–July 18
Session Four: July 21–July 25
Session Five: July 28–August 1
Session Six: August 4–August 8

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. We will build rockets and watch them launch. Every day will be a new scientific adventure!

Summer Splash Camp

Ages: 10–15
Time: 8:00am–5:00pm, Monday–Wednesday; Overnight Thursday–Friday
Cost: $250 Members or $350 Non-members
Limit: 9

Session 1: Monday, July 14–Friday, July 18
Session 2: Monday, August 18–Friday, August 22

“Last Chance Summer Camp” has a new name, but all the enjoyable summer fun! This camp gives participants a chance at a whole summer of fun activities packed into one week. This camp’s schedule is bursting with adventure to local state parks, water slides, lazy rivers, and water/amusement parks. Locations include Water Safari, Great Escape & Lodge, Gilbert Lake State Park, and rainy day options that fill the week to the brim.

White Water Course

Ages: 10–14
Level: Moderate
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Dates: Tuesday, July 29–Thursday, July 31
Cost: $160 Members or $260 Non-members
Limit: 6

If you have always wanted to try kayaking or learning something new this camp is 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 is necessary. All equipment provided by The Clark Sports Center.