Summer Camp

Call (607)257-0200 for availability.

IC3 Summer Camp offers children entering grades K-5 a lively learning environment in which to play, create, and explore. The camp is held in a spacious environment located at the Vineyard Church, 23 Cinema Dr., Ithaca, NY in the Bishop’s Small Mall off Triphammer Rd.

The camp setting is located within walking distance of 2 playgrounds, a basketball court, and soccer field allowing children to explore their natural environment and take advantage of the beautiful Ithaca summer days. Campers will also have use of a large indoor gross motor play space and 4 classrooms.

Each week is a different theme! Campers will take nature walks, play water games, prepare healthy snacks, make arts & crafts, host guests from the community, attend Kiddstuff performances at the Hangar Theatre, swim three times per week, and go on a variety of field trips related to the weekly theme!

The program will run weekdays, 7:30 AM – 5:45 PM, for 9 weeks from July 1 – August 30. We will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 & 5. Daily snacks and beverages are provided and campers bring their own bag lunch. Please make sure to pack nut free lunches as IC3 Summer Camp is a peanut and tree nut free environment. You may register your child by the week or for the entire summer. The cost is $255 per week and $155 for the week of July1-3. A 10% discount is offered if you enroll for all weeks. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us for availability.IC3 accepts check, Visa, or MasterCard payments for camp. You may stop by 579 Warren Road to register or call (607)257-0200 to make a credit card payment and register over the phone. Payment and paperwork must be received at the time of registration. Refunds only guaranteed before May 1.

IC3 Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Week 1 Clown’n Around
July 1- 3  Get in touch with your silly side and become a clown with Crossroads the Clown!  Take a romp in the bounce house and engage in fun activities such as face painting, popcorn and ice cream  making!

Week 2 Young Einstein’s
July 8-12 Calling all scientists!  It’s a week of experimentation and play with a visit from the Ithaca Physics Bus, fun STEM activities and a trip to the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse! Enjoy a show at the Hangar Theatre.

Week 3 Staycation:14850
July 15-19
Embrace your inner Ithacan and enjoy a week of art, music, nature and fun!  We’ll take trips to the Cayuga Nature Center, the Johnson Museum of Art, and experience the festivity of Grassroots with our very own performance (made possible by Grassroots in the Schools)

Week 4 I See Green
July 22-26 Learn about sustainability and conservation on visits to the Ithaca Children’s Garden and the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen.  Make crafts from recycled materials and take in a show at the Hangar Theatre!

Week 5 Animal Planet
July 29-August 2 Explore the world of reptiles on a trek “Around the World” with renowned guide Dan the Snake Man.  Take a trip to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and enjoy a show at the Hangar Theatre!

Week 6 Mad Science
August 5-9 Learn about science while having fun with hands-on experiments like making slime and ooblek.  Take trips to the Ithaca Sciencenter and the Discovery Center in Binghamton.

Week 7 Nature Unleashed
August 12-16 Attention Mateys: Your science Vessel awaits you!  Explore the open waters of Cayuga Lake on the Floating Classroom!  Take a trip to the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira and enjoy making nature inspired crafts.

Week 8 Water World
August 19-23 It’s time to cool off in the late August heat with fun water games and a trip to the Seneca Lake Sprayground!

Week 9 Summer’s Last Hurrah!
August 26-30 Make your own tie dye tee and get ready for team building challenges!  Wrap up the summer with a trip to Wonderworks in Syracuse!

Click here for our Summer Camp 2019 brochure and paperwork.

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