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 Summer@SEM 2020


See you in 2021!


Summer@SEM OnCampus Mini Camps
July 20 - August 6


We are excited about our new Summer@SEM format this year! In an effort to adhere to recommendations made by the CDC and other camp associations, we have redesigned Summer@SEM to have six different "Mini Camps" to choose from.

The "Mini Camps" will run for the full week with the same 10 campers and 2 counselors working together to learn, experience and create!

Embedded within these camps are all of your favorite activities including cooking and baking, creative chemistry, writing, SEM sports, crafts, theatre and more! See below for descriptions of each Mini Camp.

Camp runs Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 4 PM (drop off at 8:45 AM)
Cost: $350/week**
Includes: Grab and Go lunches and Unstoppable: Summer@SEM 2020 T-Shirt
**price remains the same even with the shortened week due to extra precautions needed for COVID-19


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There won't be a dull moment.


SEM counselors will take campers for day trip experiences all over the city and the region. Girls will be guided on explorations of our attractions in the arts, culture and nature, and we promise they'll have fun while they do it.

Other destinations may include Buffalo Zoo/Olmsted Parks tour, Hobuck Flats Waterfall hike/Bennett Beach, Canalside/Riverboat tour, and Botanical Gardens/Hoyt Lake rowboats and Floatmingos!

Destinations may need to be adjusted based on updates regarding COVID-19.

Camp cost includes admission/fee, bagged lunch, and transportation.

9 AM- 4 PM (drop-off at 8:45 AM)
Cost: $350/week**
Includes: Grab-and-Go lunches and Unstoppable: Summer@SEM 2020 T-Shirt

Click here to register:




Meet Our Directors

Elizabeth Coffey




Assistant Director of Summer@SEM
Kathryn Sands '13

Assistant Director of Summer@SEM Kathryn Sands '13 picture

Kathryn is an alumna of Buffalo Seminary Class of 2013, and graduated from University at Buffalo with a BA in English, and an EdM in School Counseling. She commonly teaches Theatre Magic and Girl:Unlimited at camp, and has a love for all things literary, theatrical, and nerdy. This is her third year with Summer@SEM and her first year as assistant director.


Director of Summer Programs - Summer@SEM

Elizabeth Coffey received a BA in philosophy and religious studies from Buffalo State College and an MA in secondary education from Canisius College in 2008.

Elizabeth teaches AP Biology and AP Government at SEM and has also been athletic director and a house parent in our residential program. She has also been a member of the Peace Corps and a Teach for America teacher.

Summer 2020 is Lizz's third as Director of Summer Programs.



a message from the directors

We're grateful to our longtime partners The Buffalo Yacht Club Junior Sailing program and the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Learn-to-Row program and our newest partner the Buffalo Equestrian Center for their summertime collaborations with Summer@SEM.

We encourage you to explore their offerings this summer should the stay-at-home orders make in-person activity possible and then to have fun with us in the afternoons at Summer@SEMOnline.