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Youth Summer Camps

Please note that we have provided two different links for Campminder. If your child (or a sibling) has registered for youth camps at DCC before, please use the “Returning Camper” button. If this is the first time any of your children has attended youth camps at DCC, use the “New Camper” button.  (Once you have created an account, you can then log back in with the “Returning Camper” button to access your account) All youth campers must have medical forms on file with the DCC office before they arrive at camp. The forms and instructions are available once you register in Campminder.

Register – New Camper (Use this link to set up an account and register your child if you have never used Campminder before)

Register – Returning Camper  (Use this link to access an existing account)

Youth Camp Dates and Rates

Youth Camp Information Request

Interested in being a Counselor in Training (CIT)?

A CIT is a person at least 16 years old and 2 years out of the camp they would like to be a CIT.  They need to be invited by the director(s) of the camp they are looking to counsel; they can not just sign up for the camp without prior permission/knowledge of the director of that camp.  A CIT camper fee is $100.00 per week and there are limited slots available at each camp that depend on the director(s) and the number of campers at the camp.  If interested, please contact Anne or Rachel @ 716-366-1900 x 12.

Director: Kathy Rankin
Assistant Director: Taylor Gates
Grade:  Entering Kindergarten - 8th
Dates: Day Camp is every Monday - Friday
                      July 1 - August 30 (including July 4th)
Cost for grades K-5:
Full Time (5 days) $195.00/week
Part Time (3 days) $135.00/week
Costs for grades 6-8:
Full Time (5 days) $175.00/week
Part Time (3 days) $110.00/week
DSS Assistance accepted.
Drop off your child for a fun-filled day with all the experiences of camp including swimming, hiking, sports, crafts and games! 
Breakfast and Lunch provided as well as an afternoon snack.
Swimming lessons provided weekly at no extra charge.
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Directors- Sandy Hamann, Kenna Thompson, and Kathleen Shrader

Grades 1-4

Mini Week Dates: June 30 - July 3, 2019

Cost: Camper - $310.00, Counselor in Training - $100.00

Full Week Dates: June 30 - July 6, 2019

Cost: Camper - $425.00, Counselor in Training - $100.00 Begin your adventure with this first timers camp and all it has to discover at DCC. We include swimming, hiking, crafts, campfires, archery, singing, lots of games and new friends. Growing and playing together, exploring God's creation, building a Christian community. Register - New Camper Register - Returning Camper

Directors: Jeff Ribbeck and Wanda Chase

Ages: Campers entering 10th grade through graduates of High School

Dates: June 30 - July 6, 2019

Cost: $440.00 Senior High Camp at the Dunkirk Conference Center is a place where teens can come and get away from their everyday life of hassles and pressures. Senior High Camp is a safe place for teens to talk, share feelings and express past, present, and future experiences. Camp is a place to learn and share in new things in a non-threatening environment with their peers. Senior High Camp is a well developed Christian oriented week of activities that are both fun and educational for those willing to experience the love, caring and nurturing way of life without outside influences. We offer a number of informative topics and activities throughout the week that appeal to the high school aged youth of today.
  • Community Service work and credit
  • Theme Dance
  • Talent Show
  • Sport Activities
  • Crafts
  • Campfires
  • Workshops attuned to the needs of today’s students
Friendships made and experiences at Camp - are forever. Join Us!! Register - New Camper Register - Returning Camper

Co-Directors: Kathy Aldrow, Scott Benaglio, and Rachel Cummins

Ages: For kids entering grades 3-8

Dates: July 14-20, 2019

Cost: Camper- $440.00, Counselor in Training-$100.00 Join us as we explore all 110 acres of DCC. This fast paced, fun filled week will include lots of games, sports, swimming, hiking, archery, team challenges, sleeping under the stars, and much much more!!!
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Director: Harry Aponte/Rachel Cummins

Ages: Grades 7-10

Dates: July 28 - August 3, 2019

Cost: $440.00 Junior High Camp 2018 will be filled with old and new traditions! With a staff full of camp lovers it's sure to never have a dull moment. Not only will our campers find themselves growing in there self confidence but also in their faith. Our role in preparing young people for their future can only be enhanced by working in a positive Christian atmosphere. We think of ourselves as a family where every camper, counselor and director is an integral part of our community. We encourage spiritual growth through FUN camp activities like Vespers, Apache Relays, Site Settings, Color Wars, Hot Topics, Camp Dances, Ice cream socials and so much more. Come join the fun during 4th of July week with the rowdiest crowd around! We cannot wait to see you all! Register - New Camper Register - Returning Camper

Directors: Bob & Kathy Aures

Ages: Grades 2-7

Dates: July 28- August 3, 2019

Cost: Camper- $425.00, Counselor in Training-$100.00 Join us for amazing week of fun! Spend time with old friends and new ones as we explore God's wonderful creation of DCC. Our days are packed with fun activities from the time you wake up until you go to bed. This will be an experience you will never forget. Please make plans to join us for the week.
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Swim Camp - August 4-10, 2019

Co-Directors: Mike & Kelly Hanes and swim instructor Allison Osborn

Price: $440.00
If you love to swim then this camp is for you!  Spend a week improving your skills in the pool.  This hybrid swim/adventure camp has plenty of swimming plus all the bells and whistles of outdoor adventure camp including splash hikes, games, boat races, camp fires and much more! For kids entering grades 4 - 10.
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Camp Directors & Licensed Coaches: Mike and Kelly Hanes

Ages: Entering Grades 4 - 10

August 4- August 10, 2019

Cost: Camper- Cost: Camper- $440.00, Counselor in Training-$100.00 Spend a week playing the game you love. Improve your game with daily skill training and participate in a week long World Cup tournament of small-sided games.  This hybrid soccer/adventure camp has plenty of soccer plus all the bells and whistles of an outdoor adventure camp including splash hikes, swimming, boat races, camp fires and more! This camp is run by Mike Hanes, a licenced soccer coach.  For youth soccer players entering grades 4 - 10. Register - New Camper Register - Returning Camper

Director: Rachel Zeller Musical Director: Alexxis Butera

Grades: 5-10

Dates: August 4 - 10, 2019

Cost: Camper: $425.00, Counselor in Training: $100.00
Have you ever caught your child mimicking their favorite animals, singing into your hairbrush, creating detailed dramas with action figures, or constantly drifting comfortably into the center of attention in any group? Is your kid practically begging for a chance to shine? Fear not: It’s likely that your child is a thespian, and Theater Camp might be just the right place for them.
Children in grades 5-10 are invited to join us at week-long DCC Theater Camp, where we will spend the week crafting a production from the ground up. The week will feature designing and building sets, creative costuming, learning lines, and getting comfortable in front of an audience. In addition to traditional camp activities (camp fires, hiking, swimming, archery and more), the kids will have opportunities to play with stage makeup, painting, improvisation and many other “behind the scenes” adventures  (and maybe even some LEARNING! Shhhhhh!) Past camp performances have included kid-friendly adaptations of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and OLIVER TWIST, among others.
Your young thespian is sure to leave camp feeling inspired by the creative process while  learning what it takes to put on a play. A performance will be held for the parents Saturday morning before the children leave camp.
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Director: Alexxis Butera

Grades: 5-11

Dates: August 4 - 10, 2019

Price: $425.00 Young artists: Come let your imagination soar and your creativity flow as we explore the beauty of nature during our newest camp! Are you an aspiring movie maker, a budding photographer, or a painter/sketch artist? Spend a week with us at Fine Arts camp where you can develop your artistic side as you collaborate with other youth or work individually to create your artwork. There will be daily centering time to get those creative juices flowing, beautiful sunsets to inspire, and 110 acres of nature surrounding you. Campfires and singalongs will close our evenings, and the week will culminate with an art show where each camper can display his/her weeks work(s). Come join us for the Fine Arts Camp here at DCC!
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