Summer Camps

Camp Options Summer 2018:


Montessori Camp: A Summer of Expression and Exploration

June 11 - July 27

(Note: Camp is not in session the week of July 4th)

Half Day Option: 8am - 12pm OR Full Day Option: 8am - 3pm
Location: Montessori Oishei Campus, 700 West Ferry St.
For boys and girls ages 4 - entering 1st grade

Nardin Montessori's summer camp blends an appreciation for the arts and the world around us with the joys of physical exploration and creative hands-on projects. Our program enriches the lives of our campers through guided art and craft creation, real life skills of woodworking, gardening and meal preparation. Children gain an understanding of nature and connectedness to the earth through exploration of our two beautiful green play spaces throughout the day.

Before and After Care:
Before Care will be offered from 7:30am - 8am at a rate of $25 per week.
After Care will be offered from 3pm - 4:30pm at a rate of $65 per week.

Camp Cost: Half Day Option: $175/week or Full Day Option: $325/week

Fun Fundamentals

July 30 - August 8

Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Main Campus, 135 Cleveland Ave.
For boys and girls entering the Kindergarten year in 2018-19

Kindergarten readiness, meeting new friends, singing, dancing, art, performances and outdoor play. Each day, a group of letters/sounds will be explored through: singing, dancing, art, outdoor play/gym and performance. Families will be invited to a special performance on the last day.

Camp Cost: $250

Gator Days Enrichment Camp

June 11 - June 29

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Main Campus, 135 Cleveland Ave.
For boys and girls entering 1st - 6th grade

Gator Days Enrichment Camp is the place to swim, play and sing out loud to kickoff the summer season. Engineering challenges, Fun with Food, art, robotics, outdoor play and much more will help campers explore new experiences and savor all that is fun in the summertime.

Before and After Care:
Before Care will be offered from 7:30am - 8:30am at a rate of $45 per week.
After Care will be offered from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at a rate of $45 per week.

Camp Cost: $250/week

Gator Code Jam

July 23 - July 27

This camp has been cancelled. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.


Experience Nardin Summer Camp

July 9 - July 20

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm; Monday - Thursday with optional Fun Friday
Location: Main Campus, 135 Cleveland Ave.
For girls entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades

Enjoy a glimpse into Nardin during two weeks of summer fun! Build confidence and camaraderie while engaging in hands-on activities.

Morning workshops include:

  • Art - Unleash your imagination! Embrace your creative side and spend time in and outside the art studio exploring a variety of art materials through a hands-on artistic experience. This studio time will provide a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art and with each day in the studio being different from the day before, there is always something new to learn!
  • Creative Writing - Once upon a time... the princess decided to save herself. Her bold, resilient, and fearless story must be revealed...while persevering through her quest of thoughtful self-reflection, despite the dark forests that present themselves, the heroine will emerge knowing that she has always had everything that she has ever needed, inside of her heart. Come discover how you have been the heroine of your own noble story, all along.
  • Real Life Math/Science/Technology - Come join us for some experiential learning in the kitchen. For this activity, we will be exploring ways in which math and science relate to baking and cooking. Students will have the opportunity to come into our kitchen and create as well as taste new kinds of food. As a group we will also create a recipe book for students to bring home and share with their family and friends.
  • Photography - Come discover the magic of film photography and darkroom printing. Over the course of the week students will learn the entire process, from taking photos using film cameras, to developing their film, and finally printing their photographs in the darkroom.

  • Theatre - Explore your abilities as an actress through classes spanning many different aspects of the theatre arts! Try your hand at fun improv games, learn audition techniques, and go backstage to learn what makes the movies and musicals we all love tick! Let your love of stories and storytelling grow through exciting activities that are sure to improve your skills.Take advantage of this non-competitive, low pressure environment to discover your potential as a performer.

Spend your afternoons exploring your passion! Enjoy fun and games in Phys Ed Favorites, dig deeper into your inner diva in Theatre, explore the world of STEAM, or experiment with your favorite art medium. The choice is YOURS!

Each week will culminate in an optional "Fun Friday", exploring two unique sites in Western New York that will allow our participants to experience all that is fun about summer.

Camp Cost: $450
(One week options available on registration page.)


Lego Camp

July 23 - July 27

Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Main Campus, 135 Cleveland Ave.
For boys and girls entering Kindergarten - 5th grade

Idea Builders Lego Club is coming to Nardin Academy this summer for a week of Exploring the World of Fantasy with Legos! Our NYS certified teachers will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your K-5 child during our week-long camp. This camp will provide a fun and creative approach to interdisciplinary learning. Each day will include thematic lessons, learning games, building challenges, and model building. Children will have the unique opportunity to continue to work on their creations over a five day period. During this workshop, your child will have access to further their learning about a topic, use their knowledge to inspire Lego building, draft narratives, present their work, be creative, and make new friends! Additionally, your child will have opportunity to participate in many Lego games with activities related to fantasy, dragons, wizards, princes/princesses, and magic, just to name a few. Your child will engage in arts and crafts, cooking, scavenger hunts, and outdoor play. If your child loves Legos, join us this summer for a week of Fantasy fun!

Before and After Care:
Before Care will be offered from 8:30am - 9am at a rate of $25 per week.
After Care will be offered from 3pm - 4:30pm at a rate of $50 per week.

Camp Cost: $370


Nardin Academy Athletic Center Camps

For questions about the camps at the Nardin Academy Athletic Center, contact Nick Trigilio, Facility Manager, at 716-881-6262 x3200.

Middle School Squash Camp

July 23 - July 27

Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Nardin Academy Athletic Center, 1803 Elmwood Ave.
For boys and girls entering grades 5 - 8

The Nardin Academy Athletic Center is proud to be offering co-ed squash camps for elementary students. Guided by a well-experienced coaching staff, players of all levels will have the opportunity to develop their game in a fun and challenging atmosphere. With 7 international courts, players will learn technique and strategy, while also practicing in one-on-one matches. If you have equipment, the coaches encourage you to bring it with you, otherwise equipment will be provided.

Camp Cost: $120


NFL Flag Football Camp

July 30 - August 3

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Nardin Academy Athletic Center, 1803 Elmwood Ave.
For boys and girls ages 5 - 12

(This camp is held in partnership with KidsPlay of WNY)

NFL Flag Football is non-contact football with primary emphasis placed on the development of passing, receiving, running, and coverage skills. There is no blocking or tackling in NFL Flag; the game is strictly "no contact" focusing on skill development, learning and having fun playing football. An NFL team-oriented reversible football jersey and flag belt is included in the fee. Registration is closed.

Camp Cost: $99

High School Squash Camp

July 30 - August 3

Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Nardin Academy Athletic Center, 1803 Elmwood Ave.
For boys and girls entering grades 9 - 12

Guided by a well-experienced coaching staff, high school players of all levels will have the opportunity to develop their game in a fun and challenging atmosphere. With 7 international courts, players will learn technique and strategy, while also practicing in one-on-one matches. If you have equipment, the coaches encourage you to bring it with you, otherwise equipment will be provided.

Camp Cost: $120


Girls Basketball 101

July 30 - August 1

This camp has been canceled. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.


Girls Softball Camp

August 20 - 24

This camp has been canceled. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions.


Active Learning Services Camps

The following Active Learning Services Camps will be held at Nardin Academy Main Campus this summer!

Registration is separate from the Nardin Academy Camp Registration form.

Click to Register on the Active Learning Services Website

Chess Camp

July 16 - July 20

For boys and girls ages 5 - 16

This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon and all-day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more. Visit www.chesscamp.com for program details.

Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft

July 16 - July 20

For boys and girls ages 8 - 16

Minecraft is popular because it's collaborative, open-ended and moldable. Our program preserves those qualities and adds a large dose of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes and a bit about hosting and networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat or even creating a chessboard the possibilities are nearly limitless. This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.


Video Game Creation – Arcade Style – In the Style of Pac-Man and Asteroids

July 16 - July 20

For boys and girls ages 9 - 16 (Intermediate to Advanced)

The Arcade course is a program where the game that is created has action for each level all on one screen similar to Centipede, Asteroids, or Pac-Man. The children create a main character, which can be anything their imagination can think of. Other characters, or enemies, pursue the main character who dodges their attacks. The character will score points for picking up objects and destroying the enemy objects. Options are endless and children create level after level for a full week of fun. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming and problem solving for their young minds. This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.


Kodu Video Game Creation – In the Style of Mario Kart

July 16 - July 20

For boys and girls ages 7 - 16

Children will create something similar to a Mario Kart style game. Campers begin by designing their own world. Worlds can have mountains, valleys, lakes, hills, etc. or they can be a design unlike anything you have ever seen before. Next, they place characters into the world and program them to move about, interacting with other characters, even talking using scripts written for the characters. They can program characters to pick up objects, engage opponents, and overcome villains. Children will use their creativity as they build a world full of racing tasks. Whether it is collecting enough diamonds before time expires, navigating through the challenging obstacle course, or racing against a friend they are sure to have fun! As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming and problem solving for their young minds. This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

Active Learning Services Pricing Information:

CampSessionPrice
ChessMorning (9am - 12pm)$275
ChessAfternoon (1 - 4pm)$275
ChessFull Day (9am - 4pm)$445
Video Game CreationMorning (9am - 12pm)$315
Video Game CreationAfternoon (1 - 4pm)$315
Chess/Video Game CreationFull Day (9am - 4pm)$485
Video Game CreationFull Day (9am - 4pm)$510