Specialized Summer Programs

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  • The Buffalo Public Schools, City of Buffalo and Say Yes Buffalo have partnered together to provide free summer programming to students in grades PreK through 6 (must be 5 by July 1st). Summer Camps are held each summer during the months of July and August. The summer camp full-day/half-day program runs Monday-Friday. The camp program consists of an academic component that reinforces school-year lessons plus an enrichment component that seeks to expand students’ exposure to leadership, arts, culture and other activities.



    Extended School Year (ESY)

    Extended School Year (ESY) is a service provided to students with a disability in order to prevent substantial regression. Eligibility for this service is determined by the Committee on Special Education (CSE).


    Se Levanta

    The full-day Se Levanta summer program provides additional support for children in grades K - 4 bilingual programs learning English, developing their academic Spanish, and embracing and expanding on their understanding of Latino culture.


    Jump Start

    The full-day Jump Start summer program provides additional supports for children in grades K -12 who are at the early stages of learning English. Students in this program receive instruction individually and in small groups and work collaboratively on special projects to help accelerate their learning.


    My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)

    My Brother’s Keeper Male Academy is a youth program targeting 6th and 7th grade students who will participate in the MBK after-school program throughout the school year. Our young men will focus on identity and talent development, character education, and community service.


    Stage & Song Musical Theatre

    This program integrates a junior theater curriculum with creative explorations of song, dance and acting resulting in a junior musical theatre production for students entering grades 6-12. There will be opportunities to develop performance skills that support student growth in speaking, writing, and listening and will help build self-confidence in students.


    Woke Words

    This program integrates a creative writing studies curriculum with self-exploration, creative word play, storytelling, and community performance. Students will learn basic strategies of building poetry by developing writing competencies as well as theatrical performance. Students will become adept in the main elements of spoken word, such as rhyme, rhythm, diction, parallel sentence structure, gesture and body language, intonation, and expression.


    Mural Mania

    This program integrates a mural painting curriculum with storytelling and community building with students entering 6-12. Students will learn the basics of drawing, designing and painting under the tutelage of a professional muralist(s) and a BPS art teacher.


    Band Camp

    Students in the BPS Music Summer Enrichment Program 2022 will work with instrumental and vocal specialists to enhance their individual and ensembles performance skills. The Music Summer Enrichment Program provides students entering grades 7-12 with a kick-start of their music skills and prepares them for a successful, musical transition to the 2022-2023 school year.


    Orchestra Camp

    This program serves students who are current 3rd and 4th graders who take violin, viola, cello or bass lessons.


    Athletic Programs

    Buffalo Athletics offers a variety of youth sports camps. The purpose of the camps is to enhance educational, athletic, and culturally appropriate, fun, learning experiences. The camps are designed for students entering grades 2nd – 8th and include: swimming, basketball, flag football, track, cheer/dance, soccer, and volleyball. Strength and conditioning program are offered for students in grades 9-12.