Campers will have a great time all summer long at the VCA’s Summer Day Camp!!! Kids ages 6 to 12 years old will make new friends, share wonderful experiences, and be immersed in both a fun and educational atmosphere. The camp is operated under the license of the New York State Office of Child and Family Services.
All forms are located at the forms tab above and on the home page.
Camp Location & Activities:
The VCA Summer Day Camp will be held at the Valley Child Care Center, located near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street in South Buffalo. Activities will be held in the adjacent Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail.
Campers will participate in activities three days a week at the Valley Center and will spend two days off-site on field trips.
Activities will be structured, but varied, to avoid “summer vacation boredom” and will include:
- Computer skill enhancement
- Organized sports and fitness
- Nutritional demonstrations
- Scrap book and journal keeping
- Educational demonstrations
- Field trips to all the fun summer places in Western New York
- And lots more!!!
Camp Counselors & Staff:
Our Directors and Counselors have experience with children in our after school program and/or previous Summer Day Camp programs. They are well trained to handle just about everything!
All Summer Day Camp staff have been cleared through reference checks and cleared through New York State for a criminal record. In addition each employee or volunteer has been the subject of an inquiry made to determine whether or not that person has been indicated in a report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. All staff are First Aid and CPR certified as well.
Fees & Applications:
Fees will be $32 per day with discounts available for siblings as well as those campers who participate full time. A full week discount is available at $150 per week as well as a 15% discount for siblings. Assistance is available through the Erie County Department of Social Services (858-8000) for those that qualify.
The cost per day covers meals (breakfast, lunch, and 2 snacks), most field trips (1-2x per week), and other activities that are planned (computers, gym, presenters, etc.). Field trips include: Lockport Caves, Niagara Falls, Darien Lake, Becker Farms and The Erie County Fair. The daily schedule incorporates educational fun, reading programs and plenty of time outdoors!! DSS is also accepted as payment
Please contact Sarah Loehfelm at (716) 823-8299 ext. 106 for more information and applications. A $25 non-refundable fee is required at the time the full application is submitted. Applications can be found on our forms page, here.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily, as well as a late afternoon snack.
Camp Days, Times & Hours:
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Earlier hours are available if necessary.
Please call (716) 823-4707 for more details.