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Camp Session Dates, Themes and Rates

Overnight Camp Session Dates and Rates
Week 1 (June 30-July 6) $950
Week 2 (July 7-13) $1,020
Week 3 (July 14-20) $1,020
Week 4 (July 21-27) $1,020
Week 5 (July 28-August 3) $1,020
Week 6 (August 4-10) $1,020
Week 7 (August 11-17) $1,020
Week 8 (August 18-24) $950


Day Camp Session Dates and Rates
Week 1 (July 1-5) $295
Week 2 (July 8-12) $295
Week 3 (July 15-19) $295
Week 4 (July 22-26) $295
Week 5 (July 29-August 2) $295
Week 6 (August 5-9) $295
Week 7 (August 12-16) $295
Week 8 (August 19-23) $295
Week 9 (August 26-30) $295
Sailing Overnight Camp Session Dates and Rates
Week 1 (June 30-July 6) $1,150
Week 2 & 3 (July 7-20) $2,225
Week 4 & 5 (July 21-August 3) $2,225
Week 6 & 7 (August 4-17) $2,225
Week 8 (August 18-24) $1,150
Counselor-In-Training Session Dates and Rates



Week 1-3 (June 30-July 20)





Week 4 (July 21-August 10)


CIT is a three week program designed to prepare young people for their next steps in life. In addition to training them to be strong Camp Cory Counselors, the program provides skills and knowledge that benefit them beyond camp. CITs get experience in life skills such as Communication, Public Speaking, Mediation, Active Listening, Leadership, Creative Thinking, and more. They also are trained in CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer and Waterfront Lifeguarding. Those that choose to opt out of Lifeguarding would be trained in belaying and other camp activity areas instead. CITs will spend a lot of time working directly with campers alongside the Camp Cory Staff. 

2024 Overnight Camp Themes

The weekly theme is most directly influenced in the nightly Evening Program. We also see the themes reflected in activity areas, hype hour, the dining hall, and some village and cabin activities. The themes are meant to enhance our already high quality programming, but do not change the daily structure of camp.



Session 1

The Time Traveler’s Apprentice
This week, you are not just campers; you are the Time Traveler's Apprentices, embarking on a thrilling journey through history to help each other find your way back to today. Together, you'll unravel the mysteries of the past, solve puzzles, and overcome challenges, all while learning the secrets of time travel from the enigmatic Time Traveler. On your way back to present day, escape to safety in Doughboys, travel to the Renaissance with a Cory Carnival, and discover the mysteries of yesterday.

Session 2

Camp Cory Music Festival
Welcome to the Camp Cory Music Festival, where the beats are vibrant and the atmosphere is electrifying! Come one, come all to find all your favorite musicians all over camp and perform your own set in our Cory Cabin Stomp! Peace, Love and Camping!

Session 3

Around the World in 6 Days
Our young adventurers are embarking on an epic journey to travel the world in just six days! These young globetrotters are on a thrilling quest to broaden their horizons and create lasting international friendships with our staff and campers from around the world. Then we cap off the week with a Cory Talent Show to showcase the skills and abilities of all our fabulous campers!

Session 4

A “Knight” at the Renaissance
Welcome to a magical week at camp where campers are transported back in time to the Renaissance era assuming the roles of brave knights, cunning princesses, and hilarious jesters. In a realm filled with castles, chivalry, and dragon-filled adventures, campers embark on a quest to protect their kingdom and hold onto their territory. And of course, one cannot have a Renaissance themed week without a fan favorite Cory Carnival.

Session 5

Captain Cory and the Lost Treasure
Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome aboard a swashbuckling adventure at Cory Cove, where this week, we transform into fearless pirates on a quest for the legendary treasure. Prepare to set sail on the high seas and let the winds of fortune guide your way. The first step in our quest is to find all the pieces of the elusive treasure map that holds the key to the treasure’s location. Once the map is in your hands, it's time to decipher its cryptic messages and embark on a game of Helicopter, where you'll soar high above the camp, following the map's directions to pinpoint the exact location of the fabled treasure. On the way, gather your crew and put together your finest sea shanty at the Cabin Stomp!

Session 6

The Mysterious Case of the Lost Underground Camp
Welcome to Camp Cory, where this week's adventure takes campers on a thrilling quest to solve the mystery of the Lost Underground Camp! Deep within the heart of the campgrounds lies a hidden secret: an ancient, underground camp that has been lost to time. Campers will follow a trail of cryptic clues, solving puzzles, and decoding riddles to unveil the location of the Lost Underground Camp. As they navigate through dense forests, decipher ancient manuscripts, and explore hidden caves, they will encounter challenges that test their wit and bravery. If we can find the underground camp, get ready to celebrate with a Talent Show!

Session 7

Dr. Lawrence and the Bug Juice Experiment
In this week's summer camp adventure, campers are thrust into the wacky world of a mad scientist named Dr. Lawrence. With wild hair and a laboratory filled with bubbling concoctions, Dr. Lawrence is on a mission to crack the code on what "Bug juice" really is. Campers become scientific apprentices, joining forces with the eccentric Dr. Lawrence to unravel the mystery behind this peculiar potion. Working this hard to master such a scientific achievement requires some balance as well, so we get in some entertainment with a Cory Carnival. If we’re lucky, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor by the end of the week and bring bug juice back to Cory!

Session 8

Across the Universe and Back
In this cosmic adventure, campers will embark on thrilling missions to explore the mysteries of the universe. From navigating distant galaxies to decoding alien languages, they will hone their skills as space pioneers and guardians of peace. Each day will be filled with exciting challenges, scientific experiments, and creative activities that will prepare them for their ultimate quest to travel across the universe and back. Of course, the highlight of the week is the Cosmic Talent Show, where campers are encouraged to showcase talents that are truly out of this world.

Session 9

The Great Keuka Reef
Welcome to the exciting world of "The Great Keuka Reef!" As campers, you're about to embark on a fascinating underwater adventure to explore the mysteries hidden beneath the surface of our beautiful lake, Keuka. Water-themed activities abound this session! So, gear up and get ready to dive into "The Great Keuka Reef," where a world of underwater marvels and discoveries awaits you!


Camp Cory Facility Areas

Explore the Facilities

Explore the Camp Cory facilities and all it has to offer from the new farmstead area to the alumni cabins and lodges!


Camp Packing Lists, Check-In and Check-Out Information

Overnight Check In and Check Out

Sunday Check-In times will be:

  • Keuka Village and Craig Village: 3-3:45 pm
  • Wells Village and Maijgren Village: 3:45-4:30 pm
  • Walmsley and Counselors in Training: 4:30-5 pm

If you have children in multiple villages, please arrive at the earliest time. Village placement will be emailed a week prior to your arrival at camp.

When you arrive for Sunday check in:

  • At the pavilion
    • You will receive your cabin assignment and relevant camper information such as bunk one and smug mug information.
  • If you have medications
    • Medications should be in their original packaging
    • You will be directed to the dining hall to hand them to the nurse.
    • Please make sure your medical paperwork is complete before your arrival
  • In your village
    • You will hand your campers' luggage to staff
    • Say goodbye to your camper!
    • Bunks will be chosen after all campers arrive for the cabin.

Saturday Check-Out times will be:

  • All Village check outs are from 9-11 am

When you arrive for Saturday check out:

  • You can go directly to your child's cabin
  • If you have medication, please pick them up from the infirmary
  • In your village
    • You can pick your camper up at their cabin. Please be sure to bring a photo ID.
    • If they are staying the following week, their belongings can stay in the cabin.
  • Check the lost and found prior to departure.
Overnight Camp Packing Lists


  • T-Shirts (8)
  • Long-sleeved shirts (3)
  • Shorts (5-6)
  • Pants (2)
  • Sweatshirts (2)
  • Undergarments (10)
  • Socks (9)
  • Pajamas (2)
  • Swimsuits (3)
  • Towels (1 bath, 2 beach)


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bug spray (optional but recommended)
  • Hair ties, hairbrush, etc.


  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription Medications (to be checked in with the Camp Nurse)


  • Sneakers
  • Sandals with a back strap
  • Shower shoes

Cabin Gear

  • Sleeping bag/sheets and warm blanket
  • Pillow
  • Personal Items: playing cards, book, friendship bracelet string, etc.

Extra Suggestions

  • White item to tie-dye
  • Battery powered clip on fan
  • Hat

Sailing Camp Extras

  • 3 sets of clothing that can get wet
  • Extra swimsuits
  • Sleeping back for outdoor use

Items That Should Be Left at Home

  • Cell phones
  • Money
  • Things you do not want to get dirty
  • Items of high monetary value (Camp Cory is not responsible for lost or stolen items)
  • Electronics
  • Weapons (real or fake)
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances
  • Gum and snacks with peanuts (please bring a reasonable amount of snacks if any)
Day Camp Check In and Check Out

Drop off consists only of signing your child in and checking in with the staff with any questions or additional information.

Please bring a photo ID to pick-up. Only authorized individuals are allowed to pick up, which includes those listed as parents or emergency contacts on the parent dashboard. You can add, update or remove your emergency contacts and authorized pick ups at anytime by logging into your account, clicking "View Details" and selecting "Update Household Information."

Please bring your photo ID every day. The staff doing check in and check out will rotate.

Please pull in to the front loop of the barn and remain in your car for both check-in and check-out.

  • Check In: A Cory staff member will check your child into our system.
  • Check Out: We will call for your child on the walkie-talkie and check your photo ID before having you sign out.
Day Camp Packing List

Your camper should bring:

  • A backpack
  • A water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Lunch (unless you purchase the healthy lunch option)
  • Sunscreen and/or hat
  • Sneakers/close-toed shoes
  • Extra pair of clothing
  • Sweatshirt or raincoat (weather pending)

Enrollment Extras

Holdover Weekends

Each week between sessions, Camp Cory offers a way to soak up even more of the summer fun. Campers may stay at camp between weekly sessions to get a more complete camp experience. They’ll get a chance to relax and rejuvenate before the next session begins, as well as participate in some of camp’s most exciting activities, like the zipline, paddle boarding, and archery. Campers may also have the opportunity to take trips off of camp property, relax and enjoy a movie, and get to know new friends.

Holdover: $175

Offered weekends between each Session


Between sessions, Camp Cory also offers a laundry service. Bags provided by camp are collected Friday, washed over the weekend, and returned Monday. Counselors will help campers remember to bring their bag to a central location on Fridays. Please be sure your camper packs enough to carry them through until their second Monday at camp while their laundry is being done.

Cost: $25

Policies and Communication

Camp Cory has several policies regarding enrollment as well as those regarding your campers’ safety while at camp. Each is detailed below, but if you have any questions, call our office at 585-325-2889.

Parent Account

Your Parent Account is the hub of all required information for your camper’s attendance at camp including forms, account statements, and updating camper and family information.


Payment Plans

Camp Cory offers four payment plans for families to select based on preference and financial status.

Tuition Paid in Full – Pay in full at the time of enrollment.

Deposit Only Now – Deposit of 10% is paid upon enrollment and the remaining balance is applied to the credit card on file on June 15. Additional payments may be submitted by contacting the office at 585-325-2889.

Monthly Invoice - Deposit of 10% is paid upon enrollment. Payments are made monthly on the 15th of each month, split evenly until June.

Experience Scholarship - A 10% deposit paid upon enrollment and forms and supporting documents are submitted via your Parent Account. Experience Scholarship determinations take 2-3 weeks and final payments are scheduled once the determination has been accepted. Experience Scholarship Applications will open February 1.

Member Fees

Camp Cory is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Rochester. If your child is not a YMCA branch member, there is an annual fee of $105 per camper (waived for Day Campers). This fee does not entitle a camper to YMCA membership privileges.

Session Changes

Families may change a session pending availability by emailing

Adding a session:

  • Sessions may be added through your Parent Account Page by starting a new registration. You may also add a session by emailing your request to

Canceling a session:

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are to be made by email. Prior to June 15, all payments are refundable. After June 15 and up until 2 weeks prior to your session, a refund, less your 10% deposit will be issued. Within 2 weeks of your session starting, a refund is not available. If a camper leaves camp before the end of the session by choice, homesickness, or disciplinary actions there will be no refund.

Communication at Camp

We encourage parents to write to their campers! We encourage campers to do the same, but don’t require them to do so. Not receiving written communication from them probably means they’re having a great time!

Please note: The primary contacts on your Camp Brain account will be contacted in the event of an emergency, either serious incident or illness and minor injuries. If they cannot be contacted, we will reach out to listed emergency contacts.

Postal Mail
Camper name – Cabin #
Camp Cory
140 East Lake Road Route 54
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Email is a service that, for a fee, provides one-way OR two-way emails to your camper. You will need a username, password, and security code available through the camp office.

Camp has limited phone lines. We ask that you call for business or emergencies only. Please contact Pat Foster with questions related to your camper’s experience. Please note that your child will not be able to call home. We have found that this exacerbates homesickness and disrupts the camp experience. We will call you if there is anything, however minor, we feel that you should know.

Visitor Policy

Camp Cory welcomes camper and staff visitors on opening and closing days of each session. Visiting camp while we are in session requires special arrangements and all visitors must stop at the office upon arrival to check in and receive a visitor badge.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are not permitted at camp as they are disruptive to camp life and detract from the entire cabin’s camp experience. If a camper brings a cell phone with them to camp, the phone will be labeled and placed in the camp safe until the end of the session. Parents are required to be at the office with their camper when they pick up their cell phone.

Goals and Outcomes

Quality youth development programming isn’t just the proper ratio of teachers to youth or a clean classroom; it is a commitment to meeting the social, emotional, and developmental needs of youth. Moreover, it’s staff who are dedicated to providing high quality services for all youth.

Our goals are as follows:

  • To welcome all youth and provide high-quality services regardless of socio/economic background.
  • To support the growth and development of all youth, focusing on:
    • Social and emotional skills. Self-awareness, confidence, and feelings of self-worth.
    • Interpersonal relationships.
    • Academic achievement.
    • Physical skills.
    • Health and nutrition.
    • To deliver programs in a positive YMCA environment of enrichment, safety, and support, focusing on:
      • Broadening the community, national, and world understanding of youth and parents including experiences that foster exposure to ethnic and cultural diversity.
      • Conducting the program in accordance with core YMCA operating principles and philosophy.
      • Implementing and delivering Character Development programs.
      • Eradicating the Achievement Gap.
      • Ensuring safety for all.

The single most important factor in attaining these goals is the commitment of the staff and their dedication to providing high quality programs.

Cabin Placement

Camp Cory’s Cabins are gender specific, which means:

  • Girl+ Cabins are a space for girls, trans and non-binary campers who feel most comfortable living with girls
  • Boy+ Cabins are a space for boys, trans and non-binary campers who feel most comfortable living with boys

For any questions regarding our cabin placement or inclusion policies, please reach out to our Camp Director, Blake, at