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Barbara Shineman Summer Scholars

2023 Summer Camps

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Your Child Will Build Skills, Make Friends & Have Tons of Fun at One of SUNY Oswego's Summer Camps.

Join one of our youth summer camps for ages 5-16. Camp drop-off is from 8 - 9 am, and student pick is between 2 - 5 p.m. (this includes the free optional before/aftercare).   Free lunch is provided each day.   Visit the individual camp webpage for more information. 

Three children with nets catching creatures from a puddle

July 10-14, July 17-21

Exploring Nature at Rice Creek

Two girls in the Sheldon Institute program

July 24-28, July 31-August 4

Sheldon Institute

STEAM Quest scientist

August 7-11, August 14-18


Exploring Nature at Rice Creek

Exploring Nature at Rice Creek

Explore, learn and play this summer at Rice Creek Field Station’s 350-acre natural area with its five miles of trails skirting forests, fields, ponds, and streams. Our enthusiastic staff of certified K-12 teachers will guide youth ages 5-16 through hands-on investigation, observation, and creative activities in nature. With rigorous COVID-19 safety measures and nearly 100% of time spent outdoors, this program offers a safe environment for learning and fun. Learn more about Exploring Nature.

JULY 10-14

July 17-21

Sheldon Institute for Shineman Scholars

Sheldon Institute

Make new friends, learn something unexpected, and dive deeper into your favorite subjects and hobbies! Grades 2-5 will have a set program that includes activities, and sessions related to the arts, humanities, and STEM areas. Grades 6-10 will engage in sessions related to leadership, arts, sciences, technology, career development, and wellness. Read more about the Sheldon Institute.

July 24-28


STEAM Quest scientist

STEAM camp

If you’re looking for ways to engage your child in new and exciting experiences this summer, you’ve got to check out SUNY Oswego’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Summer Camp. Children imagine, collaborate, explore and create, all while learning STEAM skills that will help them in school and beyond. Youth ages 7-11 will explore and discover robotics, virtual reality, gaming, circuitry, green screening, book creator, break out rooms & more. Learn more about STEAM Camp.

August 7-11

August 14-18

Summer scholars


SUNY Oswego's Summer Camps are here to help parents use their children's summer as a path toward discovery. Many parents tell us how lucky they are to have a world-class institution like SUNY Oswego in their backyard and we want to open our doors to you. And we hope someday some of the students will attend Oswego for their higher education.