2022 Summer Programs

2022 Summer R-Guide

 Every summer tells a story. This summer, I invite you and your family to try a new sport, create a masterpiece, and meet new friends from across the city.  No matter the interest, kids and families can keep their summer fun and engaging by taking advantage of everything we have to offer.  Create your best summer story with the Department of Recreation and Human Services! 

Click here to download the R-Guide to view all of the exciting programs and activities near you!  Summer programs run from July 6 through August 28, 2022, unless noted otherwise.   

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Recreation and Youth Services Programming

Throughout the summer, the City R-Centers and Youth Services Unit provides an engaging and nurturing environment for city youth. Kids can enjoy an array of educational and youth work development programs, fitness and arts activities, and more.  To register for a program visit click here

 Youth Employment Training (YET)
YET prepares high school students ages 14-20 for employment through an intensive 20-hour, job-readiness boot camp.

R-Super Camps 
Sign your child up for a fun and active summer at the City of Rochester’s Super Camps! A diverse group of friends, caring staff, affordable prices and convenient locations are just a few reasons to choose R-Super Camps this summer. Get started now and don’t miss out on these great programs, they fill up fast!  

Earth Explorers 
Rochester boasts a rich natural environment which makes a wonderful outdoor classroom. This unique program immerses kids in nature where they learn by doing. Outdoor adventures include nature hikes, field trips and recycling/composting projects. Kids get involved in gardening at R-Center gardens and cook with the food they grow. 

Youth Voice, One Vision: The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council 
Interested in making sure that youth voice is heard in Rochester? YVOV is a group of young people that represent the voice and issues of the youth in Rochester. Members work together to create opportunities, events and activities that inspire the community in a positive way. 

Girls Empowered for Greatness
A group dedicated to empowering young women through girl centered programming that promotes sisterhood, cultivates leadership.

 The Boys to Men Initiative

Empowering young men through programming that promotes brotherhood and cultivates leadership.

Summer LEAP Pre-K Program
A six-week program of academics, physical activity and enrichment to prevent summer learning loss.

 R.I.S.E. (Reach Inside, Strive for Excellence)
RISE is a communitywide collaboration to promote healthy behaviors through handson experiences. The programs and activities of RISE derive from evidence-based sexuality curricula delivered in high school and community settings. The programs focus on risk reduction through abstinence and safer sex practices, positive peer pressure and youth advocacy, and increased access to health care, information and treatment.