Northeast Ohio Parent Summer Camps and Programs Guide

Northeast Ohio Parent Summer Camps and Programs Guide

Looking for a camp and summer program adventure for your child?We have plenty of options, including day, overnight, sports, outdoor fun, fishing, academic, STEM, robotics, film making, animal care and nature, arts, theatre and more!

ADRENALINE MONKEY
Adrenalinemonkeyfun.com

AKRON ARTWORKS
Akron ArtWorks, a family-owned art studio, offers fine art instruction for children, teenagers, and adults. This summer we are offering half-day and full-day art-themed camps. Need extended care? – We have that, too. Camp themes include painting, 3D sculpture, upcycling, fantasy, and art exploration. The studio’s teaching philosophy emphasizes the artistic process, teaching students to focus on exploration and skill development, so that the final product can be a true expression of their unique point of view. akronartworks.com

AKRON ROTARY CAMP
Akron Rotary Camp is a place where disabilities and limits do not hold our campers back from enjoying programs that develop their self-confidence, independence and social skills. We offer nine weeks of summer programs (day and overnight), where campers can participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, kayaking, campfires, songs, crafts, zip-lining, and more. Register today at gotcamp.org

BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Beck Center offers classes at the Lakewood campus in dance, theater, visual arts, private music lessons, and group lessons. Students of all ages and abilities learn as they create unique works of art, discover hidden talents, and have loads of fun with new friends. They have something for every interest in visual and performing arts, and every skill level. Looking for entertainment? Beck Center is producing the hilarious musical comedy, fun for all, Something Rotten! Please call 216-521-2540 x10 or visit beckcenter.org for more details today.

CAMP ASBURY
For 65 years, Camp Asbury has been forming faith and connecting people to nature through small-group camping. Resident camp is available for kids in 1st through 12th grade, June 19-July 29. Summer 2022 explores how God speaks to us through creation! We’re following current Covid-19 protocols to keep campers and staff safe and healthy. Register online for one-week sessions at
eocsummercamps.org All are welcome at this ministry of the United Methodist Church. Learn more at 330-569-3171 or campasbury.org. 

CAMP CARL
As one of Ohio’s leading Christian camps, each summer Camp Carl provides 2,200+ children and students the opportunity to discover their God-given purpose and potential, experience incredible adventures, foster relationships that could last a lifetime, and not just hear the Gospel but experience the Gospel through their staff. They hire thoroughly trained college students, so your camper will be surrounded by the finest young Christian role models that colleges around the country have to offer. campcarl.life

CAMP CURIOSITY: SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS
GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
greatscience.com

CAMP FITCH
campfitchymca.org

CAMP GILMOUR
Camp Gilmour is back and safer than ever, with a variety of STEM- and arts-focused camps. Try fun with drones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cleveland Ballet dance intensive, technical theatre, digital photography and more. These specialty camps are in addition to preschool camp (ages 3-5), day camp (5-12) and sports camps. Optional complimentary enrichment offered each morning for day campers. Before/after care available 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Camps offered June 7-August 6. gilmour.org/campus-life/camp-programs.

CAMP HO MITA KODA
camphomitakoda.org

CAMP INVENTION
Unlock your child’s potential at Camp Invention. This inspiring experience has received rave reviews from campers, parents and teachers, and now it’s returning with an all-new program, Explore. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade will team up with friends for fun, hands-on STEM adventures, from adopting a robotic fish to exploring space to building robotic artists and marble arcades. Each activity sparks creativity and builds confidence. Secure your spot at invent.org/local

CAMP JCC IN AKRON
June 6-Aug 12. Different weekly experiences allow campers to discover new hobbies and explore favorite interests. Specialty camp offerings include a variety of sports, creative arts, STEM and (new this year) their pre-teen experience. Whether you choose a Specialty or Traditional Camp, all campers attend from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily (aftercare available). Daily activities include swimming, art, and games. Available for kids in K through 8th grade. Learn more and register at shawjcc.org/camp-j

CENTER STAGE DANCE STUDIO
centerstageohio.com

CHALLENGE ISLAND
Set sail for a fantastic adventure with Challenge Island®! Challenge Island is a one-of-a-kind S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program full of hands-on fun. Children embark on a unique “island” adventure, where they complete STEM/STEAM challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their own creativity to build structures, create games and more. The wide variety of pop-culture camp themes include wizardry, slime, arcade games, space and travel. Learn more at challenge-island.com/neo  

CLEVELAND METROPARKS
Cleveland Metroparks Summer Nature Camps connect children with the natural world. From hikes in the woods, kayaking, crafts and games, a variety of Summer Nature Camps offer compelling outdoor adventures. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Summer Day Camps connect campers with wildlife and inspire the next generation of conservationists. Campers can spend their summer days at the zoo, participating in special activities like giraffe-feeding, carousel rides, educational games and crafts. Cleveland Metroparks Golf Junior Day Camps offer activities and instruction for junior golfers of several ages and skill levels. Learn more at clevelandmetroparks.com/camps

CORNERSTONE OF HOPE
Cornerstone of Hope offers two camps for grieving children and teens, where they will participate in age-appropriate grief activities led by professionals, play fun, high-energy games, and experience challenging activities in a safe environment. Campers are encouraged to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Cornerstone (ages 6-12): July 11-15. Camp Erin (ages 8-17): Aug. 5-7. cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland

CREATIVE PLAYROOMS
Get Creative for Summer Camp! Summer’s coming, which means longer days, fun in the sun and great friends! Join the “Voyagers” at Creative Playrooms Montessori and Child Care Centers for the best summer ever—full of adventure, imagination and engagement to keep campers ages 5-12 busy and active. Themed activities and programs and explorations around famous people, places and things. They believe in encouraging children to explore more deeply through doing, asking questions, and having a great time. Join them this summer as they heat up the fun factor: Save your space today. creativeplayrooms.com or 440-349-9111

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
tri-c.edu/summercamps

ETIQUETTE KINDNESS SPECIALITY CAMPS
This summer at Beachwood Recreation, Gilmour Academy, Orange Continuing Ed and Westlake Recreation, young ladies and young men will get expert training from etiquette guru Catherine Holloway, who has been teaching Clevelanders the ins and outs of social graces since 1994. Participants will work on their confidence and character-building. Learn the tricks of first impressions, become a dining expert and discover the art of a well-written thank-you note, plus many more skills. Registration is handled through each recreation center’s website; please verify for their dates for the etiquette summer camp. Looking forward to meeting your family members.

FAIRMOUNT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
beachwoodschools.org/SummerCamp.aspx

FALCON CAMP
Recognized throughout the Midwest as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959, Falcon offers a beautiful lakefront setting; talented, experienced staff; and a wide variety of activities. Campers choose their own schedules within the general framework. Most of all, it’s great fun! Special introductory camp for ages 6-10. ACA accredited. At Falcon, good things happen by design. 800-837-CAMP, falconcamp.com

FORMAN SCHOOL
Forman School offers a four-week, co-ed boarding and day program for students entering 7th-11th grades who would benefit from the individualized approach to learning. Students discover their learning styles, self-advocacy, research-proven strategies, and executive function skills. Afternoon activities include jewelry-making, boat-building, athletics, ropes course, theater, horseback riding, fishing, and more! For over 80 years, Forman has focused exclusively on teaching students with learning differences while building specific skills and strategies for success. 860-567-1808, formanschool.org

THE FOUNDRY
Foundry summer camp is a fun and hands-on introduction to rowing or sailing for anyone and everyone. With the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie as your playground, explore the opportunities for being active, finding your balance, working as a team, and discovering new hobbies with the water. Summer water exploration is for everyone – let us show you how! clevelandfoundry.org

 GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
bit.ly/gpdcamps

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTH EAST OHIO
Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your girl’s next big adventure. The best part is, all girls are welcome — no Girl Scout experience necessary. Girl Scouts are a force of nature. They were meant for outdoor adventures. Your girl is ready to rediscover the world, to disconnect from technology, and embrace the freedom of the woods, the sky, and water. For more information visit gsneo.org/camplife or call Customer Care at 800-852-4474.

HAWKEN SCHOOL
Hawken Summer Programs offer a variety of activities led by experienced professionals for boys and girls ages 4-18. Camps run between June and August, and offerings include Day Camps, Passport Camps, Athletics Camps, and Summer Studies. These opportunities enable children to develop existing passions and discover new ones; they also provide exposure to new people and new skills, which helps build self-esteem, independence, and confidence. For more information, email [email protected], call 440-423-2940, or visit summer.hawken.edu. Please note: COVID-19 protocols will be determined as we get closer to camp dates.

HOLDEN FORESTS & GARDENS
holdenfg.org

J-DAY CAMPS
mandeljcc.org/daycamps

JULIE BILLIART SCHOOLS
juliebilliartschool.org

LAKE ERIE NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER
lensc.org/summer-camps

LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY
lakeridgeacademy.org/summer

THE LITTLE GYM OF SHAKER HEIGHTS
Flexibility at The Little Gym’s Summer Camp will make you flip. Rain or shine, The Little Gym of Shaker Heights offers a summer full of fun and excitement. Your child will participate in gymnastics, imaginative play and build friendships. Parents love their flexible schedule. Choose the days and weeks that work for you. Half- and full-day options available Monday through Friday, June 13 through August 26, for ages 3-9. Call 216-752-9049 or visit tlgshakerheightsoh.com

LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
Lorain County Metro Parks offers summer camps for kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Camps include a wide variety of activities to promote learning, recreation, and FUN outdoors! Camp registration is open now at loraincountymetroparks.com/summer-camps or by calling 800-LCM-PARK. Pricing ranges from free up to $200 per camper for more extensive camps. Camp activities include sports, survival training, theatre, boating, and so much more! Grab your child’s spot today! Questions may be sent to [email protected]

MAGICAL THEATRE COMPANY
Professional teaching artists working in the field lovingly share their skills and knowledge with your kids, building up their confidence and self-esteem, with a hearty work ethic in an atmosphere of support and inclusion. Your kids will sing, dance, and act their way to joy, self-improvement, and success. Drama without trauma for your kids! magicaltheatre.org

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
Maltzmuseum.org

MARTELL SCHOOL OF DANCE
Martell School of Dance is offering three unique summer dance camps that are sure to spark your child’s creativity! At Princess Day Camp (ages 4-6), your child can explore magical movement and songs this June. Musical Theatre Summer Camp (1st-4th grade) includes training in dance, vocal, and acting techniques. June 13-17. At Acro Summer Camp (K-4th grade), they will learn bridges, back bends, handstands, cartwheels and more! June 20-23. Register by calling 330-805-4854 or [email protected] 

THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT
TMS Summer Camps provide creative experiences for kids, teens and adults of all ages and skill levels. Through music and the arts, offerings through TMS’ Centers for Music, Early Childhood, and Music Therapy provide fun opportunities for all to discover new talents and interests, build confidence, explore self-expression and improve skills and techniques. Camps are offered at the Ohio City and University Circle campuses. For more details about all camp offerings, visit themusicsettlement.org/camps

NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
shakerlakes.org/camp 

THE ODYSSEY PROGRAM
The Odyssey Program at Cleveland State University’s School of Film & Media Arts offers a variety of immersive summer camps for teens of all skill levels interested in filmmaking. The summer includes an experiential three-week camp from June 13-July 1, followed by three one-week intensive camps that focus on acting and directing (July 11-17), documentary production (July 18-24), and screenwriting (July 25-31). Day camp and residential options are available. Learn more at csufilmodyssey.com

OHIO TUITION TRUST
Summer camps open new worlds for your child, as does a higher education. For over 30 years, Ohio’s 529 Plan has been helping families nationwide save tax-free for education, whether at a four-year or two-year college, a trade or technical school, or an apprenticeship. Learn, plan, and start with Ohio’s 529 Plan today at CollegeAdvantage.com.

PARK DAY CAMP
Park Day Camp offers campers entering Pre-K through 6th grade the authentic experiences that have made it a cherished camp for generations. Their program is designed to foster self-esteem, camaraderie and lots of fun. They have developed an engaging array of activities to appropriately challenge campers to grow inside and out. Their counselors are trained to be kind, caring and safe while having fun. Learn more about Park Day Camp at parksynagogue.org/park-day-camp

PROGRESS WITH CHESS
Enrich your child’s summer with chess camp. Students learn and improve at the intriguing game of chess. Camps conducted by PWC, experienced provider of after-school chess programs in 50+ Northeast Ohio locations. Players of all levels, beginner to advanced, will receive plenty of individual attention in small groups divided by age and skill level. Activities include a healthy mixture of interactive lessons and supervised open play. Register by April 1 for $30 off at progresswithchess.org/camps

PSI
Psi-solutions.org

SCHOOL OF ROCK
School of Rock music camps offer an incredible selection of experiences from beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions at three locations: Westlake, Strongsville, and Highland Heights. There’s a camp for every interest and skill level. Check the School of Rock website (schoolofrock.com/music-camps) for upcoming music camps that teach students not only how to play and perform music, but also music theory, songwriting, and Rock ‘n’ Roll appreciation.

SUMMER RUFFING IT!
ruffingmontessori.net

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
There’s no place like the YMCA Summer Camp: a home away from home where kids laugh, learn, explore and grow, all while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. The YMCA knows every kid is different. That’s why it offers camps for your child’s needs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Learn about sites, curriculum and COVID-19 safety precautions at neoymcas.org 

YOUNG CHEFS ACADEMY CULINARY CAMP
youngchefsacademy.com

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