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Summer Camp Brochure

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2021!

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2021 Summer Camp Brochure

Click here to download the full 2021 Summer Camp Brochure Here!

Here is where you'll find all the details on our Day and Resident Camps at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills!    While we await official guidance from the NYS Department of Health, we are moving forward with planning a safe, fun, and exciting Summer Camp experience for our campers, families, and staff this summer. For all the latest updates, visit our Coronavirus and 4-H Camp page.

Resident Camp

We’ve completely redesigned the Resident Camp Experience for 2021! New this year, campers will rotate in Squad groups, through a series of traditional camp classes (Ropes Course, Cooking, Crafts/STEM, Fishing, Hiking, Shooting Sports, Sports and Squad Choice). Classes are scheduled for 2-hours each, and campers will get to experience all nine different classes, once throughout the week. Included in these classes are two “Squad Choice” blocks throughout the week, where the Squad can choose how they want to spend their time together!

In addition to the class rotations, each Squad will enjoy a free-swim period, daily shower times, a visit to the camp store, enjoy three full healthy meals each day (plus snacks throughout the day) and take part in a variety of exciting evening programs. These programs involve campers in a variety of events like Harry Potter Night, Camp Clue, Super Mario Brothers and more. Our program is designed to give campers a beneficial summer experience that emphasizes fun!

One of the highlights for many Resident campers is staying in the cabins and forming close friendships with their cabin mates. Our cabin groups range from 3-15 campers and are grouped by ages. 

Cost:  $410 per week
Early Bird Discount:  Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Day Camp

Day Camp is open to campers going into kindergarten to 2nd grade (must be potty trained), and runs from 7:45am-5pm each day.  This exciting program offers younger children an opportunity to experience 4-H Camp at its finest. Campers are able to improve and develop new skills through nature exploration, games, songs, crafts, and swimming. Of course, campers will have lots of opportunities to make friends too!

Counselors provide an environment that encourages children to attempt new things. We know that self-esteem and self-confidence are gained through individual growth rather than competition. With different activities every week, campers can choose to come one week or come all six weeks!

Day Camp operates Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and includes breakfast and lunch, provided by Camp.

Busing for Day Campers is available from the 4-H Camp office in Canandaigua for weeks 2 and 4.

Note: Due to high demand, Day Camp is now available all six weeks!

Cost: $275 per week
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Progression Camp

Progression Camp is open to campers going into 3rd grade or higher.  Progression Camp is a great fit for campers who want to enjoy the camp experience, but have other commitments in the evenings. These campers do everything the resident campers do, except the evening activities and sleeping in cabins.

Progression campers participate in morning classes in a Squad, just like Resident campers do, as well as free swim, but go home at the end of each day. Progression campers rotate through the same classes as the Resident Campers. In addition to classes and recreation activities, Progression campers also get breakfast and lunch (provided by camp) and visits to the camp store.

We have extended the hours on our day programs! Progression Camp now runs Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, making Progression Camp a great option for busy families looking for an all-day camp option for older campers. Busing for Progression Campers is available from the 4-H office in Canandaigua. 

Cost: $360 per week
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp is open to campers going into 6th grade or higher. Want to push yourself a little further? Want even more excitement? 4-H Camp Bristol Hills’ challenge ropes course presents older campers with the ultimate challenge! Adventure Campers work in groups through a series of challenges ranging from fun and exciting field games and problem-solving initiatives to the thrills of the high ropes course.

Campers can navigate the treacherous “peanut butter pit”, or experience the rush of a trust fall, before making their way to the low ropes course. There, they might rescue the princess from the man-eating Spider or go out on a whale watching voyage! By the end of the week, they’ll be able to climb high in the trees to fly like a Squirrel, jump off the Pamper Pole, or take a trip on the Zip Line! Adventure Program campers do it all! While engaging in a “challenge by choice” philosophy, campers will develop group problem-solving, communication and human-relation skills. Campers also participate in other selected camp activities, swim in our pool, and enjoy specially designed evening programs. Here is a great chance to meet new friends while participating in exciting activities. 

Cost: $410
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Master Camps

Master Camps are open to Resident Campers going into 6th grade and higher.  Space is limited, so register today!

July 25-30

Campers who elect to participate in Animation Camp will enjoy extended blocks of programming time each morning and afternoon, devoted to their animation project. After dinner, evening programs provide a more traditional camp recreational experience!

Grab your pencils and get to your light boards, it’s time to animate! We’re inviting campers to engage in one of the most enchanting and rewarding artistic mediums under the guidance and direction of a professional animator and mixed-media artist. Through Animation Camp, campers will learn about the underlying principles of animation as well as have the opportunity to create their own short animated videos through hand-drawn or stop-motion methods.

For campers who wish to bring their art to life, this focus-intensive program will give them the means to do so while also creating a firm foundation for future discoveries in an ever-growing and evolving field.

While this program will encourage campers to participate in art activities involving both hand-drawn and stop-motion animation, we’re offering a class structure that allows each individual camper to play to their strengths!

In addition to the animation classes, campers will enjoy a free-swim period, daily shower times, a visit to the camp store, enjoy three full healthy meals each day (plus snacks throughout the day) and take part in a variety of exciting evening programs with Resident Campers.

Cost: $460
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Young Women's Adventure Camp

Young Women's Adventure Camp (YWAC) is open to girls going into 6th-9th grade. Middle school girls are under more stress than ever before. Drama seems to fill the air everywhere they go. And in today’s high-tech world, rumors spread faster than the speed of light. What you told your bestie in confidence tonight about your boyfriend or girlfriend could be all over the school before you even get to sleep. The who’s-seeing-who, body shaming, changes in social status, and, oh yeah, that math test on Thursday is leaving many middle school girls with a lot of questions and not a lot of places to turn to for help.

This unique specialty camp uses traditional camp activities like swimming, crafts ropes course, and leadership projects, to form a basis for sharing and support with other girls experiencing the same challenges, and skilled counselors serving as facilitators. Many discussions are driven by campers’ questions, and the conversations can sometimes be emotionally charged. Topics range from makeup and clothing choices to “why are boys so stupid sometimes” to “why would my best friend treat me like that” , to the full spectrum of healthy relationships and more. Counselors are trained in responding to difficult situations, and strive to connect campers with community resources that will help them when they return home.

Cost: $425 per week
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Leader in Training

Leader-In-Training (LIT) is open to campers 15 years of age.  Are you looking for a way to have a positive impact in your community? Are you a real go-getter, ready to do bigger and better things in the world? Do people look up to you as a natural born leader? The Leader in Training (LIT) program could be just the thing for you!

The LIT program takes a broad approach to teaching campers many of the essential life skills that will help them become a leader. This program is a natural precursor for the Counselor in Training (CIT) Program, offered to campers who are 16 years of age.

LIT workshops will include focused sessions on service to others, presenting to a group, teamwork, problem solving, planning, self reflection, and professional development.

Campers successfully completing the LIT program in 2021 are strongly encouraged to apply for the CIT program once they turn 16 years of age. Campers completing both the LIT and CIT program will have preferred status for employment once they become eligible by age.

Cost: $410 per week
Early Bird Discount: Save $25 when you register by April 15!
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Counselor in Training

Counselor in Training is open to Campers 16 years of age.  Who was your favorite counselor when you were a camper? What made them a great counselor? Did they influence you to want to be a counselor too? If you have ever thought about being a counselor when you grow up, then the CIT program is the program for you! Many of our counselors started out as CIT’s themselves!

This two-week program covers all aspects of a counselor’s job, and is supported with workshops with the Camp Director, and other leadership staff at Camp. These include focused sessions on counseling techniques, communication, and leadership, as well as providing opportunities for CIT’s to develop strong bonds with their peers as they prepare for employment at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills. The first week will focus more on workshops with Camp leadership staff, while the second week will get the CIT’s out working with campers more directly!

The CIT program is an intense, immersive program. CIT’s will work directly with campers, shadowing counselors during classes and other activities, and in cabins. Guided experiences with Camp leadership staff are scheduled throughout the day.

The CIT program is designed to be FUN! There is a lot of important information packed into the two weeks, but CIT’s also enjoy teambuilding activities and scheduled breaks to foster a positive camp experience.

Campers successfully completing the CIT program in 2021 will be invited to apply for Staff positions in 2022! Interested in financial support for the CIT program? Contact the office to inquire about the Charlie “Peanut” Plyter Memorial Campership.

Cost: $520 per 2-week session
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Ellen Rosenbarker
4-H Camp Admin. Assistant
(585) 394-3977 x 435

Last updated February 11, 2021