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Video: Camper Cup at the YMCA Summer Camp

By Howard B. Owens
Aug 8, 2020, 7:13pm
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In the age of coronavirus, the YMCA has been carrying on with socially distanced summer camps. Kids are taught to use their "alligator arms" to ensure they're keeping their distance from other kids and there's ample sanitizer on hand.

This week, the kids competed in their Camper Cup, an Olympic-style event that culminated in a color run at the Notre Dame High School football field.

Coach Fazio offers two camps this summer: girls softball, and girls and boys tennis

By Billie Owens
Jun 6, 2019, 4:11pm

Press release:

Batavia Varsity Softball and Varsity Girls Tennis Coach Jim Fazio will be offering two camps this summer.

The softball camp is open to girls ages 9-16 from any town on July 8th-10th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Batavia High School Varsity field. Rain dates are July 11th and 12th.

Batavia Varsity Assistant and Athletes Edge Head Coach Brian Mruzcek, Batavia Pitching Coach Kevin Walkowski, JV Coach Jamie Masters, Batavia Stingers Coach Stan Kaus and some current varsity players will be camp instructors.

Fundamentals of pitching, hitting, throwing, and fielding will be drilled daily. Those taking part in pitching lessons must provide a catcher.

The tennis camp will be held at the Batavia High School tennis courts on July 22nd-24th from 1-4 p.m., with rain dates July 25th and 26th.

Alyssa Tretter, Batavia Modified A coach, and some current Varsity players will be camp instructors.

Boys and girls entering grades 3-9 in the fall from any town are welcome to attend. Fundamentals of tennis will be taught daily.

Cost of each camp is $50 and includes a dry fit T-shirt. Multiple kids from the same family will cost $40.

For more information and a camp brochure please contact Jim Fazio at 585-356-0901 or at [email protected]

Spots still available for Environmental Science Camp at GC Park & Forest, deadline is June 24

By Billie Owens
May 20, 2019, 2:46pm

Press release:

East Bethany – Spots are still open for Environmental Science Camp at the Genesee County Park & Forest!

This weeklong adventure includes wildlife surveys, field and stream studies, outdoor recreation, a K9-assisted investigation, a field trip, and more. This camp is for students entering seventh – 10th grade.

Camp meets Monday through Friday, July 8th – 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Interpretive Nature Center at the Genesee County Park & Forest. All materials, lunch and snacks are provided each day along with a camp T-shirt.

Cost is $95/camper for the entire week. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

To register, download the registration form from our website here.

Print it out and return the completed forms with payment to:

(Main Office)

Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center

153 Cedar St.
Batavia, NY 14020

For more information visit our website here, or contact Shannon Lyaski at [email protected] or (585) 344-1122.

Summer camp for kids with special needs

By Billie Owens
Jun 5, 2011, 1:55pm

LIFT is accepting enrollees. It's a summer program for children ages 5-10 with special needs such as sensory processing disorders, Asperger's, OCD, ODD, pediatric bipolar disorder and ADD/ADHD.

The camp is drop in but registration is required prior to the first day a child attends. The camp runs from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, June 28 to Aug. 11. The recommended donation is $3.50/hour.

Children will participate in activities that will work on sensory processing, fine and gross motor coordination as well as social and life skills. Additional classes include art, theatre, music, math, reading and writing. Camp takes place at the East Pembroke Grange Hall.

There will be an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10. This is designed for children to attend with a parent/guardian. During the open house, children will participate in activities designed to strengthen their sensory processing skills, social and life skills as well as fine and gross motor coordination.

For more information on the camp or the open house, please call Laura Kauppi at 233-6155 or email <[email protected]>.

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