Summer Youth Camps and Programs 2015

SUNY Oneonta hosts several summer programs for various interests and ages of youth. We host programs in sports, science, and music. Some of our programs are run by our own faculty, coaches and students, and some of the programs are run by outside private groups.

We support a strong safety program and welcome youth to campus to get a sample of the exciting activities taking place at our college. Check out our calendar and the individual camp links below, and please call 607-436-2077 for information that may not be answered here.


5-Jul 1-Aug
6-Jul 10-Jul
Gold Medal Wrestling 9-Jul 12-Jul
12-Jul 15-Jul
Go STEM: How it Works- 2015 Institute 13-Jul 18-Jul
Coaches Express- Basketball Clinic 17-Jul 18-Jul
18-Jul 24-Jul
SUNY Oneonta Women's Basketball Camp (girls) 19-Jul 22-Jul
22-Jul 25-Jul
25-Jul 31-Jul
SUNY Oneonta Soccer Summer Clinic 26-Jul 26-Jul
27-Jul 30-Jul
30-Jul 2-Aug
Cooperstown Baseball World (week 3) 1-Aug 7-Aug
10-Aug 14-Aug

Facilities Spreadsheet

The New York Summer Music Festival ( returns to SUNY Oneonta for its 10th season in 2015. (July 5 - August 1, 2015).

NYSMF is an international summer music camp for young musicians ages 11-25. Our faculty is drawn from the world's finest musical institutions, including Juilliard, Curtis, the Manhattan School of Music, Peabody, Eastman, among many others. More than 400 outstanding young musicians from all over the world attend each season. NYSMF offers more than 50 ensembles and classes in classical, jazz, contemporary, chamber music, and more.  Over 60 concerts are held each summer, primarily in SUNY Oneonta's Goodrich Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building. All performances are free and the public is welcome to attend. Included in the NYSMF free concert lineup are performances by our Visiting Artists. For our 2015 lineup, please see our full concert schedule at

All local area musicians ages 11-25 may be eligible for large discounts to attend NYSMF.  Please visit for details.

Click here for our current brochure . 

For more information, please contact Daniel Spencer, the NYSMF Director of Operations, at

PO Box 947
Oneonta NY 13820
Phone: (855) 696-9763
Fax: (866) 381-2106



Gold Medal Wrestling

Ken Chertow's Gold Medal Wrestling Training Camp is the nation's largest wrestling camp system and will be returning to SUNY Oneonta for the 8th straight year. We offer technique and training camps for wrestlers of all ages and skill levels. To request more information or a camp brochure, please email or call 814-466-3466. There are group discounts, commuter discounts, and many different programs available.


Oneonta Basketball Camp

12th Annual Oneonta Hoop Camp for boys and girls ages 6-17 to be held in the Alumni Field House.  Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and string bag.  For more information and a brochure please contact:

Vince Medici: 607-436-3280

Program brochure HERE



Cooperstown Baseball World - CBW

Cooperstown Baseball World is the only week-long tournament camp of its kind, owned and run by baseball professionals. Each summer tournaments are offered in the 12u, 13u, 14u 1nd 16u age categories,  It features a college atmosphere, skills competitions, a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, strong family interaction and induction for the Players and Coaches into the National Youth Hall of Fame!

Each summer, CBW utilizes seven fields total; four on campus and three off campus fields in the town of Oneonta. Additionally, our complex is equipped with six Major League style batting cages.

With the idea of home and road games, the 14U - 16U games are played at three full sized, state-of-the-art fields: the State College at Oneonta Varsity Baseball Field, Damaschke Field, and the Neahwa Park Field. It is here at Damaschke Field that Babe Ruth played in the 20’s and where Bernie Williams, Andy Pettite, Al Leiter, and Jorge Posada all played in the 80’s and 90’s. This field was also home to the Detroit Tigers Class “A” team.

CBW hosts their Individual Skill Competitions as if it were a pro or college try-out giving a young player the experience of what needs to be done to make it in the Major Leagues! All winners are awarded a custom plaque, engraved with their category.


Go STEM: How It Works- 2015 Institute

The 5th annual Go STEM Institute for area students will focus on How it Works – The Human Body. This 2015 summer program will run from July 13 -18, 2015 from 9-3 daily and will cost $60 including lunch. This Institute is for local sixth, seventh and eighth graders held at SUNY Oneonta. The Institute will offer students the opportunity to learn together on hands-on projects presented by College professors/scientists, middle school science teachers and college students studying to be science teachers.

Click here for the 2015 Go STEM Application


Coaches Express Clinic

Don’t Miss Out on the Opportunity to improve your game and be instructed by college coaches…..

We are looking for:    Talented Players who are committed to improving their game!
2 days of:   Instruction/Evaluation/Competition (5 sessions)
Opportunity to: Train at SUNY Oneonta Dewar Arena with Experienced
AAU, DIII and DII coaches as your instructors.

You will receive instruction, tactical discussion, leadership skills and connections to assist your collegiate search.
Mark Your Calendar:

July 17-18, 2015

For more information ~ contact:      Daphne Thompson
SUNY Oneonta Women’s Basketball Coach

Cost: $195 per athlete       
Competitive Basketball Players:  15, 16 or 17 years of age - looking to grow their game are encouraged to participate
Meals and Housing are included for the 17th/18th. 
If you need accommodations for the evening of the 16th, they can be arranged.

Health Form


SUNY Oneonta Women’s Basketball Camp

SUNY Oneonta Women’s Basketball will host a girl’s developmental overnight/commuter camp. 
Camp counselors will include the present team members.  The camp is designed to develop basic fundamentals of the game.  Daily activities include:  one on one and three on three instruction; fundamental stations; and games.  The camp will be held July 19-22, for girls ages 10-18.  Camp begins Sunday evening and ends Wednesday at 3pm.  For more information you can contact Daphne Thompson, Women’s Basketball coach at or 607-436-2360.

Cost:   Resident - $305                  Commuter - $265
A $35 non-refundable deposit is required with this application. 
Registration form, Health form, Payment and emergency contact information form are required to attend camp.
More Information:       
You may deduct $10 if your application and full payment are received on or before June 3, 2015.
Groups of 5 or more from the same school may deduct $10 from the full price of the camp; provided all team members register together.

All registrations received after July 8, 2015 ; require payment in full at time of registration.

Registration Form:

Health Form


College United- Premier Field Hockey Camp

SUNY Oneonta will be hosting a Premier Field Hockey Camp July 12-15, 2015.  Colleges United will bring together coaches from 8 different institutions for the ultimate field hockey experience.  All skill sessions will take place on the campus’s premier All College astro turf field.  Camp is open to ages 10-18.  Resident campers $450 Commuter campers $375.  Camp begins 12 noon on Sunday and ends 12 noon on Wednesday.  Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Program Brochure HERE


Hoop Mountain NY Girls - Offensive Skills Camp

(Ages 11–18) Both residential and commuter options. Teams are welcome!

For players looking to sharpen their offensive skills set. This camp will benefit a younger player whose game is just developing, to the Varsity player looking for exposure to College Coaches. Some skills covered: ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding,footwork, and specific guard, forward and post play.

The Offensive Skills camp will start at 6pm on July 22 and end at 2pm on July 25.

 Contact:  Dave Barber at 607-785-8603 or

 Cost:  $329.00 Residential
$265.00 Commuter 7am to 9pm
$175.00 9am to 5pm

 Discounts:  Available at under the "What's New" on the main page.

 A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required with registration.

 Registration form and health forms are available at


SUNY Oneonta Soccer Summer Clinic

When: Sunday, July 26, 2015                                                        Time: Registration 11am – 12pm   Clinic 12pm-4pm
Where: All College Field on the Campus of SUNY Oneonta          Rain Plan: Alumni Field House
Cost: $75.00 per camper includes Oneonta Training Shirt              Open to Girls Ages 15-18 years old at time of camp.

The SUNY Oneonta Soccer Summer Clinic is intended for high school girl’s ages 15-18 years old looking to improve their soccer skills. This clinic is an excellent opportunity to brush up on your skills before your high school season gets underway!!

The Clinic will focus on individual technical skills instruction with an opportunity to show your skills in live games. 

Pre-registration is recommended.  We will limit the camp size to 60 girls so that individualized attention from coaching staff will be a priority.  Please fill out the registration form and mail it to the address below along with cash or check for $75.00.  Checks should be made payable to: SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer.  No refunds will be given without medical documentation stating camper is unable to participate in the clinic.

More information click here.

Please mail all registrations and payments to:

Attn: Head Coach Liz McGrail                                                            
SUNY Oneonta
Chase PE Building 203
Oneonta, NY 13820


Munchkin All-Sport Camp

This summer the SUNY Oneonta women's soccer team will present the 19th Annual Eastman Associates Munchkin All-Sport Camp. The Camp has blossomed into a local retreat for children to grow socially and recreationally.  Children will be exposed to games and skill instruction in a variety of activities to include: soccer, tennis, racquetball, track & field, kickball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and T-ball.
The camp will be held at SUNY Oneonta July 27-30, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm daily with an option to stay until 4:00 pm for boys and girls 5-12 years old.
Each participant is asked to bring

  • Comfortable athletic attire
  • Sneakers
  • Lunch

For further Information, contact Liz McGrail by email or phone at 607-436-3474.

Program brochure HERE.


Oneonta Red Dragon Volleyball Camp

The Red Dragon Women’s Volleyball program will host a girls' general skills overnight/commuter camp. Camp counselors are members of the women’s  volleyball team who stay on site with all campers.  The camp is designed to develop and fine tune the correct fundamentals of setting, passing, serving, hitting, and defensive play.  Through competitive games and exercises, along with one-on-one instruction from the counselors, we hope that each camper will walk away instilled with a new love for the game.

Ages: 6th grade - 12th grades, ages 10 - 18

24-hour adult supervision provided by the Red Dragon Women's Volleyball team, as well as an on-site certified athletic trainer, and 24-hour campus security.

Resident cost $350
Commuter cost $270

Discounts are available. Application can be found at

Contact information: Colleen Cashman, Head Women's Volleyball Coach, (607)436-2145;



Headwaters Soccer Camp

The Headwaters Soccer Camp is a non-profit service organization that operates seven consecutive day camps, with one being on the campus of SUNY Oneonta. The camp runs daily from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday for boys and girls ages 7-17.

For further information, Call: 800-724-0309 or visit