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OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP

Registration begins Nov 1st for the following summer

OVERNIGHT CAMP AT CSM

 

SUMMER 2024 DATES

For Ages 7-15

B Week (Jun 30- Jul 6) Fun, Friends & Fireworks- LIMITED for boys & girls
C Week (Jul 7- Jul 12) Knights of Mystery- LIMITED for boys & girls
D Week (Jul 14- Jul 20) Color Wars- FULL for boys & girls
E Week (Jul 21- Jul 26) Race to Space- LIMITED for boys & girls
F Week (July 28- Aug 3) Olympics Spirit- FULL for boys & girls
G Week (Aug 4- Aug 9) Jammin for the Ham- FULL for girls; LIMITED for boys
H Week (Aug 11- Aug 17) Can You Break It?- FULL for girls; LIMITED for boys
I Week (Aug 18- Aug 23) Challenge Accepted – LIMITED for girls

Click here for the full description of each week.
*Due to NYS Regents exams scheduled 6/14-6/26, our summer camp schedule starts and ends a week later. To keep the week letter consistent with the date year to year, 2024 begins with B week and ends with I week (but is still 8 weeks).
* Limited means less than 25 spots- updated M-F mornings.
2024 refund policy

SESSION LENGTHS – RATES

LONG WEEKS (B, D, F, and H run Sunday – Saturday)
$880/cash, check, debit, EFT ($906.40/credit card)

SHORT WEEKS
(C, E, G, and I run Sunday – Friday)
$810/cash, check, debit, EFT ($834.30/credit card)

We work tirelessly to make CSM both the premier summer camp serving the greater Rochester area and keep it accessible to all families. Tuition assistance applications for the 2024 season will be available Nov 1.
Don’t forget! You can put CSM on “layaway” and make payments throughout the year!

COME VISIT!

Enjoy a guided tour from our experienced camp counselors at our Summer Camp Open House on June 2, 2024.
We are also happy to give you a guided tour at a time that is convenient for you.
Click a button below to reserve a time slot for Open House or schedule a tour a different day.

LIFE AT CAMP

An experience to remember for a lifetime! From first-timers to third generation campers, the Camp Stella Maris overnight camp offers a unique and exciting values-based camping environment. Children enjoy the outdoors, make friends, learn new skills, as well as challenge themselves spiritually, emotionally and physically – an opportunity for personal growth while having lots of fun!

AGE APPROPRIATE CHOICES

Younger divisions rotate through our five program areas getting a taste of everything camp has to offer. Adventure, Arts and Nature, Ballfield, Spiritual, and Waterfront. Our older campers have a chance to specialize with more challenging options.
See information about some of the activities in each area below.

THE DAILY SCHEDULE

Morning Show Wakes Up Camp
Breakfast in Peggy’s Café
Morning Periods
Lunch
Rest Hour
Mass or God Time (3 days a week)
Open Waterfront
Dinner
Open Ballfield
Night Program
Night Prayers & Flashlight Time

PROGRAM AREAS

BALLFIELD

Some activities campers participate in while at Ballfield are:

  • Basketball/basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • Tetherball (2)
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Miniature golf
  • 4-square (ground and air)
  • Gaga (grass and sand)
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Chalk
  • Capture the flag.
  • Human foosball
  • Knock out.
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
ARTS & NATURE

Some of the activities campers will participate in while at Arts & Nature are:

  • Dream catchers.
  • Painting and decorating picture frames.
  • Make slime.
  • Tissue paper flowers
  • Face painting
  • Boondoggle; bracelet making.
  • Table painting
  • Tie dye.
  • Embroidery
  • Watercolor painting
  • Crafts
  • Pottery (older campers)
  • Makerspace
  • Origami
  • Rock characters/people
  • Balloon animals.
  • Scrapbooking
  • Shark Tank- came up with business ideas or inventions to present. (older campers)
  • Anything but a boat- make something using random supplies to see if it floats and wins a race.
ADVENTURE

Some of the activities campers may participate in while at Adventure are:

  • What time is it Mr. Fox?
  • Kitty has a corner – eye contact switching game.
  • Toilet Bowl Tag
  • Giant puzzles
  • Switch if…- game
  • Woods
    • Hikes
    • Building forts
  • Merger- like musical chairs except it is with circles on the ground made with rope and more than one person can be in a circle.
  • Bingo scavenger hunt.
  • Low ropes
  • Spud
  • Knee tag
  • Dead fish
  • Cargo net
  • Cook over fire. (older campers)
  • Obstacle courses (construct and go through)
  • Relay races
  • Tug of war
  • Camp Trivia games
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Indiana Jones
  • Team building activities.
    • Buzz Rings
    • Ring of Fire- campers are partnered up and one person is blindfolded then their partner must give them directions towards a ball to pick up while making sure they don’t step on a landmine and without getting hit by another blindfolded person’s ball they throw.
    • Group ski- campers must work together while standing on “skis” and holding attached ropes to walk across the field.
    • Bull Ring- game where each group must carry a ball in the middle of a web made of ropes without letting it fall.
    • Keep it up with…(counselor)- keep a huge ball up in the air as a group while walking a distance through camp.
    • Electric fence- campers must lift another camper over 3 different ropes without touching the “fence” (rope).
WATERFRONT

Some of the activities campers may participate in while at Waterfront are:

  • Paddleboats
  • Fishing
  • Play on the beach.
  • 4-square in the air
  • Sand gaga
  • Corcles
  • Swimming
  • Float on tubes
  • Basketball in the lake
  • Build sandcastles.
  • Tubing*
  • Kayaking*
  • Sailing*
  • Jungle joe*
  • Dive tower*
  • Obstacle course*

*Please note: NOT ALL campers can do ALL activities listed. Available activities are based on each camper’s swim level which is determined at the beginning of the camper’s week here.

WATERFIELD

Unfortunately sometimes during the summer, we are forced to close our waterfront due to blue-green algae blooms (BGA). If that happens we offer “waterfield”. Some of the activities campers may participate in while at Waterfield are:

  • Squirting wars
  • Sprinklers
  • Waterslides/ Giant slip n slide.
  • Inflatable, wet obstacle course.
  • Sponge dodgeball- like dodgeball but with wet sponges.
  • Car wash water slide.
  • Red light green light with water squirters
SPIRITUAL

While in Spiritual, campers participate in a variety of activities. Some of the activities campers may participate in are:

  • Self-esteem activities
    • Things that “fill your bucket”.
    • Things that make us feel good for who we are.
    • What puts holes in your buckets and how to mend those holes.
    • Show appreciation for others in your cabin.
  • Discussing memories through a yarn constellation activity.
  • Focus activity- broaden their horizons and learn how to recognize the world around them.
  • What would you do cards then write letters to their future selves (future meaning end of the week of camp)
  • Spiritual jeopardy
  • Discuss things campers are afraid of or worry about- come up with ways to face their fears and find ways to understand that maybe those things aren’t so bad after all.
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Fun active songs
  • Taps- using prompt cards, the counselor will say something like “tap someone who made you laugh today” or “tap someone that you appreciate”.
  • Self-reflections
  • Confidence building games
  • Read & listen to poems/stories.
  • Kindness activities
  • Getting to know you.
  • Write letters to their five-year-old and 25-year-old selves.
  • Joseph and the amazing technicolor Dreamcoat. Story about mistakes and forgiveness.
    • Discuss how forgiveness helps us grow and how we need to forgive ourselves as well as others.
  • Discussion on why diversity is important.
  • Paper chain links with things written on them such as “what makes me special.
  • Rose, bud, thorn activity
  • Discuss how to deal with your emotions, relating different colors to emotions, and how to handle them.
  • Planting seeds with meaning.
  • What makes you unique?
    • Pipe cleaner activity- make unique shapes with the pipe cleaner then connect their pipe cleaner shapes together. This shows how everyone can use their uniqueness to build a community.
  • Make crosses (with nails and metal or bracelet with letters)
  • Positive affirmations
  • Discuss how words have meaning and how their words affect people.
  • Write letters.
  • Gratitude tree
  • Discuss things that are important to them and add value to their lives.
    • Think of songs that also give them those feelings.
    • Tell the group why if they want.
    • Work together to decide on a song that has meaning for all the group members.
EVENING PROGRAMS

Evening programs are activities where the entire camp comes together to have fun be silly, and often get messy.  Some things campers may do are:

  • Dunk Tank
  • Skits
  • CTC- Camp Tour Countdown- each cabin travels as a group to 20 stations around camp while learning about the many different areas, and what the expectations are in each area. Daily schedules are also discussed during this time.
  • Counselor hunt
  • Cabin time- cabins choose their own adventure.
  • Mudslides
  • Shaving cream wars
  • Watch party- like a game show.
    • Contests such as what counselor could dig the deepest hole in the sand.
    • Build the best sandcastle.
    • Spelling bee
    • Race to get through the dome with baby oil on self.
    • Cook-off.
    • Pig trivia
    • Dance moves
  • Sandbox- campers will claim materials around camp to build structures. Campers are given “money” to buy things at stations set up around camp. At each station, there are different supplies to be used for the structures that they are creating.
  • Hotel Hussle- each cabin is a station which is designed by the campers in the cabin. Half the campers go around to the other cabins to participate in their games while the other half stays to lead their cabin’s game. Then they switch roles. Station activities- different stations campers can go to around camp.
    • The floor is lava.
    • Tongue twister station
    • Ghost storytelling
    • Curling team
    • Convince someone that a certain object is something else.
    • Picking things up around camp for rewards.
    • Go on missions.

COME VISIT!

Enjoy a guided tour from our experienced camp counselors at our Summer Camp Open House on June 2, 2024.
We are also happy to give you a guided tour at a time that is convenient for you.
Click a button below to reserve a time slot for Open House or schedule a tour a different day.

585-346-2243
Fax- 585-346-6921
[email protected]
4395 East Lake Road
Livonia, NY 14487
Camp Stella Maris of Livonia, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 16-0743941

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