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We are Western New York's premiere summer day camp located on a beautiful 34 acre campus of The Park School of Buffalo located in Amherst, NY.



We are a team of trained educators with lots of experience working with children of all ages and in various specialty areas. We love playing, exploring, and discovering alongside our campers and helping them develop into exceptional young adults.  Focused on the same core values as The Park School of Buffalo — Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Kindness — we nurture our campers to be a positive part of the whole Park Camp Family. And most importantly, we do all of this through FUN, engaging activities and experiences at camp (it is summer, after all!).


We do SO MUCH here at Park Summer Camps.  From our athletics camps, to our specialty Summer Scholars programs, to our epic Day Camp, what we do doesn't change. We...

 - engage the whole child in a variety of hands-on activities and learning experiences

 - encourage campers to try new things

 - help our campers build friendships and practice healthy competition (It's fun to win, but more fun to PLAY!)

 - most of all, HAVE FUN!


Park Camp staff is a family, a camp family, with talented, dedicated educators who work as a team to provide a safe, nurturing, educational, and fun program. Our Directors and Assistant Director lead the charge!


John Mirand, Park Camp Executive Director

John has over 30 years of Park School Summer Day Camp experience. From 1996-2017, John served as the longest camp director, guiding the camp with talented staff and counselors. His leadership and vision continue to help Park Camp to be the best day camp in Western New York, thanks to an amazing administration team, staff, and counselors. He can't wait for Summer 2023!


Julie Chamberlin, Summer Day Camp Director

Julie has been a science teacher at Clarence Middle School for 28 years. She came to Park Camp in 2006, when she worked as the science activity counselor, then worked in the camp office for seven years, and served as the head counselor for the PreK group during the 2021 summer season. She continues to come back each summer because she believes in the amazing experience that the Park Summer Day Camp offers to camp families and staff. 

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Maggie Dirrigl, Summer Day Camp Assistant Director

Maggie has extensive past experience leading another local summer camp program. In this role, she will oversee the summer camp registrations program and coordinate purchasing and ordering for all counselors. She is currently a first-grade teacher in the Sweet Home Central School District.


We are located in the town of Amherst in the hamlet of Snyder, NY. 

Here's our address:

Park Summer Camp

4625 Harlem Road

Amherst, NY 14226

We are part of The Park School of Buffalo.

CAMP Policies

The basic tuition is $450 per week per camper. Day Camp Week 1 is a four day week and the tuition is $360.

A deposit of $100 per child per week is required at the time of registration to secure your camper’s spot. The deposit is applied to your total camp fee. 

All camp balances must be paid in full by Thursday, June 1, 2023. A one-week grace period will be allowed. Late payments will be subject to the following late fee schedule:

  • Payments received after June 8, 2023 will have a 5% late fee added to the total account balance.

  • Payments received after June 22, 2023 will have a 10% late fee added to the total account balance.

  • All reservations that are not paid in full by July 1, 2023 will be canceled and the deposit will not be refunded. 


  • Weeks of camp can be canceled without penalty and for a full refund (including deposit) through May 1, 2023. 

  • For cancellations made after May 1, 2023, the $100 per child per week deposit will not be refunded.

  • Weeks of camp can be modified based on availability. Should you wish to swap a week after May 1, 2023 and the sessions are full, you can cancel your reservation minus the $100 per child per week deposit as stated above.

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