Summer Programs

Many Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo offer Vacation Bible School programs. Some offer summer day camps as well.

2024 Summer Camps


catholic academy of west buffalo

July 8-26, 8am-2pm

Programs for boys and girls already enrolled at CAWB from Kindergarten-8th grade. 

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Notre Dame Academy Summer Camps in June, July and August

Programs for boys and girls of all ages. 

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st. amelia school in july

St. Amelia is happy to provide an amazing fun camp experience at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.

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St. joseph, batavia in June, July and August

Programs for students at SJRS, please register before May 1.


St. Mary's Elementary School Summer Care in June, July and August

Programs for boys and girls entering grades Pre-K - 8th. St. Mary's offers the following camps: Art, Science, Technology, Creative Movement, Fine Motor Skills, Group Time, Center Free Play, Outdoor Play Time.

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St. Mary School Summer Care in June, July and August

Montessori Summer Camp for boys and girls age 3 through incoming 3rd graders. Themese include: Nature & Insects, Under the Sea, and Water Adventures!

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other camps:

Camp Turner in July and August

Traditional Track: (Ages 8-13) Pick your own activities, choose your own clubs, plan your own day. Pick your favorite activities to hone your skills, or challenge yourself to try something different and discover talents you did not know you had. 

Pathfinder Track: (Ages 14-15) Pathfinders partake of the session themes that are offered each week in the regular sessions, sometimes helping to implement them.  Participants enjoy more freedom (ability to change activities in the middle of a period), later wake up and bedtimes, more campfires and some special evening activities separate from the younger campers. 

Explorers: (Ages 14-15): This is a 13 day high adventure session including: 3 Night Backpacking Trip; Training in outdoor living skills and low impact camping; Trip to Sky High Adventure Park (additional fee). This session also includes special evening programs, more campfires and later curfew. 

Counselor in Training (CIT): (Age 17 or 16 with 2 years as a CT camper) This is intended for young folks who want to begin working at Camp Turner.  Participants must be 16 years of age before the summer begins, have working papers and complete a staff application. This internship has several components, including outdoor education, leadership training, service, journaling, spiritual reflection, team building, photography, and staff training.

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LE3 Camp Cranium Summer Campfrom June - August

Programs for boys and girls Preschool 3 - 8th grade. 

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Summerspace Camps (Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart) in June and July

For girls entering grades 5-8.  

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BEST.SUMMER.EVER (Canisius High School) in July and August

Higher Achievement Program (HAP): This unique four-week program for rising 7th grade boys provides a blend of enriching academics, athletics and fun each day.

Outdoor Adventure: Rising 6th and 7th grade boys spend time in the great outdoors participating in a wide variety of exciting activities, including the ropes course at Sky High Adventure Park in Ellicottville, climbing at Central Rock Gym, kayaking along the Buffalo River, and other fun, memorable adventures!

Robotics: At the Robotics Workshop, rising 6th and 7th grade boys delve into concepts of robotics, engineering and programming, building robots using the Lego Mindstorm platform.  Participants work in teams and experiment with building plans with the goal of competing against other participants at the conclusion of the program.

Video Game Design: The Video Game Design & Animation Workshop for rising 6th and 7th grade boys is an introduction to video game design, art, animation and programming. Participants learn and use basic computer programming and art skills to design, build, demonstrate, and play simple video games. You'll get to work in Stencyl, and will learn basic gameplay design, computer programming, and use computer applications to create game graphics, interface art, and simple animation.

Science Rocks!: Be a true earth scientist through a series of field trips, including Penn Dixie Quarry and Sprague Brook Park to learn how Western New York was formed.

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Cardinal O'Hara High School July and August

Programs for boys and girls ages 7 - 18. Our camps include both full and half day options, academic and sports as well as theatre and arts.

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summer at Mercy (Mount Mercy Academy High School) July, August

Basketball, Soccer and Lacrosse Camps as well as Camp Mercy.

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Mount St. Mary Summer Sessions in July and August

Programs for girls entering grades 5th - 8th. There's something for everyone, and lots of choices. Take part in adventures and meet new friends! Choose from Hands-On camps, or Athletics/Sports camps, or both!

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Nardin Academy Summer Camps in June and July

Programs for boys and girls of all ages. Nardin Academy offers a variety of camps: Montessori Camp, Gator Days Adventure Camp, Fun Fundamentals,  and various Sports Camps.

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st. francis high school june, july, august

Rising Red Raider: For boys entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2024. Camp will have ESports Arena, Film Making, and Robotics. Runs in July.

Summer Sports Camps: Baseball Camp, Lacrosse Camp, Volleyball Camp, Soccer Clinic, Football Camp

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St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute June, July and August

Collegiate Summer: Collegiate Summer provides a fun four weeks of engaging academics, sports, arts, field trips and more in preparation for high school. Boys entering 8th grade in fall of 2024 are invited to get a glimpse of what it's like to be a Marauder.

Sports Camp: Choose from: Baseball, Basketball, eSports, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Summer Running Club, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Innovation Camp: Discover. Explore. Create. Students will spend a week exploring different technologies inside St. Joe's Innovation Center. Innovation Camp is offered for boys entering 7th and 8th grade in fall of 2024.

Jazz Lab Band Camp: The SJCI Summer Jazz Lab Camp is available to boys entering 7 - 9 grade in fall 2023 who have 2 or more years of experience on: Alto, Tenor, Bari Sax; Trumpet; Trombone; Piano; Guitar; Bass; Drums

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hilbert college July

Digital Media Film & Journalism Summer Camp: Spend your summer at Hilbert College with hands on journalism and film camps! Make professional connections in the field and collaborate on a portfolio building project.  

Various sports camps: Basketball, Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball

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