Kids & Teens

2022 Summer Camp Information

West Side Community Services is proud to present Summer in the City, an “on-the-go” summer camp designed for kids ages 5 to 13.

Dates: July 5 – August 12, 2022

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm (extended child care available until 5:00pm), pick-up/drop-off at West Side Community Services (161 Vermont St. Buffalo, NY 14213), breakfast and lunch included

Cost: $100, financial assistance and scholarships available for qualifying families

West Side Community Services is taking summer camp on the road this year. Our unique camp experience will take place in Buffalo’s beautiful Olmsted Park System. Campers will spend one week each at Delaware, Cazenovia, Front, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Parks. In addition, campers will enjoy weekly field trips to be determined. The final 2 weeks of camp will be held on-site at our Vermont Street Community Center.

*Camp is limited to 35 campers. Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 7. Lottery drawing will take place Friday, April 8 if we receive more than 35 applications.


Applications can be returned in person to 161 Vermont St. Buffalo, NY 14213 or emailed to Donna Pepero at

2021-2022 After-School Child Care

West Side Community Services After-School Child Care is open to children enrolled in Buffalo Public and Buffalo charter schools in grades Kindergarten through 6. Our hours of operation are 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Our program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Each day that your child attends, they will receive a snack/meal, academic support, physical fitness and creative enrichment. 

We look forward to helping your child learn, explore, and build friendships during this school year. 

If you have any questions or would like to register your child for after-school care, please contact Kaitlyn Mellina at 716-884-6616 or


Teen Program

Teen Program (ages 13-19) is open from 6:00 – 8:30 PM Monday through Friday and includes:

  • Dinner
  • Academic Assistance
  • Enrichment
  • Sports and Recreation