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Mad Science
Multiple Locations

What is your camp philosophy?
As the leader in science enrichment programs for children of all ages, Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson has dedicated many years and resources to putting the "fun" in science. For almost 20 years we have carried out our mission to spark imaginative learning.

Our summer camp offers a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented.

We want your child to channel their inner scientist and think outside the box. Children have so much fun that they forget they're learning!

Camp Kindness
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties

What does a typical day at camp look like?
Our camp gives your child a summer experience that will stay with them for life!

Children are naturally compassionate and empathetic towards animals.

At Camp Kindness, we nurture these feelings while teaching campers how to care for 340 rescued farmed animals that reside on 148 acres at Catskill Animal Sanctuary in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Your children will visit our fabulous rescued residents, pamper horses, make popsicles for pigs, create animal-friendly crafts and more. They'll learn to love and care for the animals by working in the barns, cleaning, grooming and making beds. Yummy vegan snacks and lunches are provided at no additional charge - No packing lunches!  Parents are invited to participate in a vegan cooking class too!

Each day at Camp Kindness is an empowering, memorable and fun way to connect with and learn about these precious animals.

Extra Innings
182 Old Rte. 9, Fishkill

What is your camp philosophy?
Extra Innings is recognized as the premier baseball and softball training facility in Dutchess County. At Extra Innings, our mission is to teach young players the fundamentals of baseball and softball. We provide them with our high level of instruction, build their confidence and teach them not to fear failure.

Our professional instructors guide all players through drills to improve
the main facets of the game such as throwing, hitting, fielding and pitching.

Our goal is to have all players leave our camps feeling better about their skills and develop self-esteem.  With this, we can continue our pursuit of excellence that has become a tradition here at Extra Innings.

Dutchess Arts Camp @ The Art Effect
Locations in Poughkeepsie, Millbrook and Red Hook

What makes your camp unique?
Each day brings a new adventure at Dutchess Arts Camp!
Every week features a new, engaging theme for ages 4 to 12,
where children can develop their artistic abilities and express themselves through unique group and individual projects. Some of this summer's themes include Surrealist Circus, Superhero Soup and Around the World in a Day!

Dutchess Arts Camp is at three convenient locations: Millbrook, Red Hook and Poughkeepsie. Visit FeelTheArtEffect.org to learn more and register for Dutchess Arts Camp!

Renegades Baseball Camps
Dutchess Stadium
1500 Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls

What makes your camp unique?
Renegades Baseball Camps have been taught by future Major Leaguers that have played for the Renegades since 1994.     Where else can you learn from professional players and play in the same stadium the Renegades have for 25 years?

We have 4 different camps: Classic Camp, Pitchers Camp, Full Day Camp and the brand-new Skills Camp.

Each camper gets a gift every day. On the last day, they play a game on
the field, their picture is shown on the scoreboard and their name is

Renegades Baseball Camps has all kinds of camps for all kinds of kids.
Sign up now!

Holmes Presbyterian Camp
60 Denton Lake Rd., Holmes

What makes your camp unique?
Since 1946, children and youth have been exploring their faith at Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center. Together, we create a safe place where children and youth can think about, explore, and talk about faith-related issues.

At Holmes, we focus on building community within small groups of campers. We call these family groups.

Each day family groups spend their day swimming, hiking, campfire
cooking, practicing archery, singing, playing, and much more!

The whole camp community comes together for meals, worship, and special all-camp games and events.

Together we will explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and in our own hearts!

Saddle Brook Farm Animal Rescue
163 Berea Rd., Walden

What makes your camp unique?
Saddle Brook Farm Animal Rescue offers a unique camp experience to children of all ages. Like most horse camps, campers will have the chance to ride daily, as well as learn to groom and saddle their horses.

Unlike other camps, Saddle Brook is a 501c3 registered nonprofit rescue effort for all types of animals. Campers will get the chance to learn about and work with horses, alpaca, emu, goats, chickens and so much more!

Our focus is to teach children the importance of caring for and treating animals with the respect that they deserve - especially those who were
previously neglected, abused or homeless.