Sports Camps - Potsdam Campus

Clarkson Volleyball Camp

July 17 - 19, 2020
Commuter and residential 
Contact: Caroline LaMarche, or 315-268-4448

Join Coach Carol LaMarche and her conference championship team players for this camp that will work on individual volleyball player development through small group and one-on-one instruction. 
Register here

Golden Knights Baseball Day Camp

July 6 - 9, 2020
Commuter only: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Jim Kane, or 315-268-3759 

Boys ages 8-16 can hone their baseball skills with Head Baseball Coach Jim Kane and Clarkson University baseball players as they focus on something for every skill level, including baseball fundamentals, fitness, teamwork and strategies. 

To register, contact Jim Kane, head baseball coach, at or 315-268-3759.

Golden Knights Hockey Camp

August 16 - 20, 2020
Commuter only: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Josh Bartell,

Clarkson's Cheel Arena will be hosting its annual Summer Figure Skating Program.  Local Coaches work with aspiring skaters during your choice of sessions over 4 weeks.  Sign up at 

Academic Camps - Potsdam Campus

Young Scholars Program

July 19 - 25, 2020
Residential only
Contact: Brenda Kozsan, or 315-268-4330

High school students interested in The Clarkson School or boosting their resumes before college should consider this fun, academically stimulating program in which teams are given a real-world problem to solve and then the opportunity to present their solutions to a group of Clarkson and community panelists. Participants also receive a $1,000 per year scholarship while attending Clarkson as a student.

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Robotics Day Camp 

August 3 - 7, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Commuter only
Contact: Melissa Richards, or 315-268-4128

Explore the world of robotics with Clarkson staff and students for a week of learning and fun. The camp is open to students entering grades 5-8 in the fall of 2020.

Clarkson University Cybercamp

August 3 - 7, 2020
Commuter only: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Richards,

Students entering grades 8-12 can attend this exciting camp that will explore cybersecurity, learn how computers play a role in keeping our nation safe and help students get a head start on a career in STEM.

Horizons - Potsdam Campus

Horizons I & II
Week 1: July 12 - 17, 2020
Week 2: July 19 - 24, 2020
Week 3: July 26 - 31, 2020
Residential only
Contact: Melissa Richards, or 315-268-4128

Horizons I & II are designed for 7th- and 8th-grade students interested in science, technology, engineering or math. The program boasts an exciting and educational experience full of inclusive, culturally-responsive and hands-on projects and team building exercises. Students must be nominated by someone from their school in order to participate. 

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Horizons III
Week 1: July 12 - 17, 2020
Week 2: July 19 - 24, 2020
Week 3: July 26 - 31, 2020
Residential only 
Contact: Melissa Richards, or 315-268-4128

Horizons III builds on the first two programs and is designed for students who have already participated in Horizons I and II or have participated in other STEAM-related camps or programs prior to application.

Summer Programs - Beacon Location

Earth Rangers - 2 Session

July 20 - 24; August 3 - 7
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open to rising kindergarten - 3rd grade students
Early care available

Explore Dennings Point State Park and discover new things about animals, plants and each other through hands-on investigations, daily hikes, nature-based arts, and learning games.

TEAM Survival Science

August 10 - 14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Beacon City School District

Connect fun with science on Denning's Point where technology, environment, art, and media (TEAM) come together for engaging daily journeys through ecology-based STEM activities. 

Horizons I (Beacon)

July 27 –  July 31
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open to 7th and 8th grade female students

The Horizons program is intended to help girls embrace the excitement of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) and to better understand and communicate its everyday use and importance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of summer camp activities will my child be doing?
A: Your child will be participating in daytime activities related to the type of camp he/she chose to attend (volleyball, academic, robotics, etc.). He/she, if in an overnight camp, will also be participating in after-hours activities, such as movie night and game night, while under the supervision of camp counselors.

Q: What safety precautions are taken for high-risk activities?
A: There are no high-risk activities involved. However, Clarkson University has full access to Campus Safety and local medical resources for any medical emergencies that may arise.

Q: How does your camp accommodate food allergies and special needs?
A: Please indicate necessary accommodations in your application and we will do our best to meet those needs.

Q: What is the average age level of the counselors?
A: Most camp counselors fall into the traditional college-aged category. All supervisory staff, however, are older professional staff members of Clarkson University.

Q: What is your policy on parental visits, phone calls and faxes?
A: Our office encourages your participation. Please contact our offices to facilitate visits at 315-268-4153.

Q: Do you distribute medicine to campers?
A: Our trained medical staff can distribute pills or other oral medications and store injectable medications. Our staff, however, CANNOT inject medications or facilitate wound care or cleaning. In these cases, parents or guardians must be responsible for camper care.

For questions about Department of Health guidelines, meals and accommodations and general information about our summer programs, please contact Leigha Burkhalter, summer camps director, at or 315-268-6714.