Northeast Ohio Parent Camp and Summer Programs Guide March 2021

Northeast Ohio Parent Camp and Summer Programs Guide March 2021

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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
Kick off your child’s summer adventure at Adrenaline Monkey. The facility is equipped with four ninja warrior-style obstacle courses, various rock climbing features, an aerial ropes course with more than 20 obstacles, and an arcade — all to quench the thirst for adventure. The camps include programming designed to develop our campers’ physical and mental attributes through empowering experiences on our adventure courses and climbing walls. adrenalinemonkeyfun.com

AKRON AREA YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMPS
gotcamp.org

AKRON ARTWORKS
akronartworks.com

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ARTS SCHOOL
For over 90 years, Baldwin Wallace University has been bringing school age and adult learners to campus for immersive music and arts training. This summer, band and string day camps will be offered for young musicians entering grades fourth through ninth. Through small groups (pods), students will receive personalized musical training along with engaging social activities. Rigorous safety protocols will ensure all campers will have a safe and fun experience. Call 440-826-2365 or visit bw.edu/cas.

BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Beck Center offers classes at the Lakewood campus and online in dance, theater, visual arts, and private music lessons. Students of all ages and abilities learn as they create unique works of art, discover hidden talents and have fun. They have something for every interest and every skill level. Looking for entertainment? Beck Center is streaming virtual productions. Please call 216-521-2540 x10 or visit beckcenter.org/education-programs for more details today.

BUSY BEES SUMMER ART CAMP
Busy Bees Summer Art Camp Registration is open. Sign your child up for a summer of fun. Program includes pottery, clay, glass, mosaics, canvas, and more. All materials and supplies for projects are provided. Class sizes are small. Full week, full day camp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $299. Full week, half day 9 a.m.-noon or 1 p.m.-4 p.m., $199. Early Bird Discount: Register by 4/30 for $35 off per session. Use code CAMP35 when registering at mentor.busybeesart.com/kids-camp/

CAMP ASBURY
For 63 years, Camp Asbury has been forming faith and connecting people to nature. Resident camp is available for kids in grades 1-12, June 20-July 30. Summer 2021 explores life-giving soil as a means of God’s grace. Camp Asbury’s priority is to keep campers and staff safe and healthy. Recommended COVID-19 practices and precautions will be in place. Register online for one-week sessions at eocsummercamps.org. Learn more at campasbury.org or 330-569-3171. A ministry of the United Methodist Church welcoming all.

CAMP CURIOSITY: SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS
greatscience.com

CAMP FITCH YMCA
campfitchymca.org

CAMP HO MITA KODA
camphomitakoda.org 

CAMP INVENTION
Energize your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention program, Recharge! During this nationally acclaimed program campers in grades kindergarten through sixth will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM challenges. They’ll take apart a microphone to explore its inner workings, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks and design morphing vehicles for the super road rally. Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, spark imaginations and give your young innovator the best summer ever. invent.org/local 

CAMP JCC
Sign up for as many camp programs and weeks as you wish. Different weekly experiences allow campers to discover new hobbies and explore favorite interests. Specialty camp offerings include a variety of sports, creative arts and STEM activities. 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 ages 6-13. June 7-Aug 13. shawjcc.org/camp-j

CLEVELAND CITY DANCE
clevelandcitydance.com

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 hands-on instruction for junior golfers of several ages and skill levels. Learn more at clevelandmetroparks.com/camps

CODE NINJAS CAMPS
Unleash your child’s inner ninja. Code Ninja camps offer an immersive environment for kids to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence and have fun with friends. Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by their team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. From coding and game building, to STEM and 3D printing — it’s an unforgettable experience! codeninjas.com/oh-avon/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 12-16. Camp Erin (ages 8-17): Aug. 6-8. cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland

CREATIVE PLAYROOMS
creativeplayrooms.com 

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Tri-C)
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) summer camps are designed for children ages 4-18. Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Tri-C summer camps will help them discover their passions and talents. Choose from a variety of in-person and virtual camps focused on culinary, coding, game design, music, performing arts, and STEM. View camp descriptions and register at tri-c.edu/summercamps.   

CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
CVCA offers summer camps for children ages 7-16 led by CVCA coaches, varsity athletes and skilled theatre performers. Campers enjoy learning new skills and making friends in a Christ-centered environment. Space is limited, register today cvcaroyals.org/summer-camps. CVCA has offered 5 days a week in person learning (grades 6-12) all school year and continues to prepare this generation during unprecedented times. CVCA is committed to pursuing Christ honoring excellence in every way, in a community that trains and mentors.  Looking for more than an education? Look at CVCA. cvcaroyals.org

FAIRMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jump into a summer of fun with Fairmount Center for the Arts. Dance, theatre, art and music. Beginning June 1 through July 30, camps will be offered for preschoolers through eighth grader. Camps will be offered both on-site and online and consist of both half-day and full-day options. Camps include offerings exploring all art forms. Additionally, multiarts-themed camps will provide a sampling of art forms to children looking to explore a variety of interests through hands-on activities offered in a supportive, caring and fun environment. 440-338-3171, [email protected], fairmountcenter.org

FAIRMOUNT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
beachwoodschools.org/SummerCamp.aspx

FALCON CAMP
Recognized throughout the Midwest as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959, Falcon Camp offers a beautiful lakefront setting, talented, experienced staff and variety of activities. Campers choose their own schedules within the general framework. Most of all, it’s great fun. Special introductory camp for ages 6-9. ACA accredited. At Falcon, good things happen by design. 800-837-CAMP, falconcamp.com

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
bit.ly/gpdcamps

GILMOUR ACADEMY
Camp Gilmour is back and safer than ever. Join us for Preschool Camp (ages 3-5); Day Camp (ages 5-12); sports camps; and experiential camps exploring nature, fun with drones, Funtastic STEM workshops and more. Camps offered June 7-Aug. 6. Optional complimentary math and reading enrichment offered each morning for day campers. Before care available beginning at 7:15 a.m. and after care available until 6 p.m. Call 440-473-8000 ext. 2267, email [email protected] or visit gilmour.org/summercamp. 

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEAST OHIO
Summer’s just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your girl’s next big adventure! Girls benefit from being in an all-girl environment, away from home, where they learn independence, and to never back down from a big adventure. Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults. There’s a camp for every girl: Camp like a girl. Visit gsneo.org/camplife

HAWKEN
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, contact [email protected], 440-423-2940, or visit summer.hawken.edu. Visit hawken.edu/healthy-hawken-restart to learn more about Hawken’s COVID-19 protocols.

THE HOLDEN ARBORETUM
Get your kids connected to and excited about nature this summer with safe, in-person summer camps at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Available for kids in grades first through seventh, each uniquely themed camp is packed with outdoor exploration, hands-on learning, and physical and creative activities while following strict safety protocols. Visit holdenarb.org or cbgarden.org for camp details.

LAKE COUNTY YMCA
lakecountyymca.org 

LIFECENTER PLUS
lifecenterplus.com

LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
The park district offers summer camps for a variety of interests, including fishing, sports, outdoor adventure, boating, birding and more. Camps serve kids of all ages. For more information on the plan for camps in 2021, stay tuned to the website. Registration for Lorain County residents opens March 1 via phone at 440-458-5121. Registration for everyone opens March 8 online at loraincountymetroparks.com.

MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Mandel Jewish Community Center’s award-winning summer camps are packed with fun and adventure. J-Day Camps provide campers in grades K-6 opportunities to find themselves. Campers can select program majors, including creative or performing arts, athletics, outdoor adventure and more. It also offers a Leaders in Training program for rising ninth graders. Camp Wise Jewish overnight camp is for grades 2 through 12. Campers enjoy canoeing and archery, arts and crafts, horseback riding, ropes course and more at the beautiful Geauga County campsite with a private lake. 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood. mandeljcc.org/daycamps, campwise.org

MCC TECH KEY KIDS KAMP
MCC Tech Key Kids Kamp has seven one-week, Half- day tech sessions to choose from. Kids will learn LEGOs, Arduino Board programming, video game design, robotics and 3D printing. Sessions meet from 9 a.m.-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Hands-on learning for children ages 7-12 and 13-17. Registration begins on March 31, 2021. Call 216-587-4343 or visit mosscard.com/techkeyregistration

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 14-July 2, followed by three one-week intensive camps that focus on acting and directing (July 12-18), documentary production (July 19-25), and postproduction (July 26-August 1). Day camp and residential options are available. Learn more at csufilmodyssey.com.

OHIO TUITION TRUST
Summer camps can open new worlds for your child. The same is true for a higher education. For more than 30 years, Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, has helped families nationwide save tax-free for education after high school. To learn more, explore Ohio’s 529 Plan — The Plan That Can. collegeadvantage.com

RESCUE VILLAGE SUMMER CAMP
Dogs and Cats and Pigs…Oh My! Do your preteen kids love animals and want toparticipate in a camp where they can make a difference while having fun? In-person and virtual spots available. Campers will learn about Rescue Village and other animal related organizations while helping enrich the lives of shelter animals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your kids to have fun, learn, and make memories! Sessions run Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. Register early, as the camps fill quickly! give.rescuevillage.org/SummerCamps.

SPRING GARDEN WALDORF
sgws.org  

SUMMER RUFFING IT!
All camps are Monday through Friday, with six-week and three-week enrollment options, as well as full- and half-day options for our youngest campers. Camp dates: June 21-July 30. Little Explorers (18 months-age 3): 9 a.m.-noon. Summer to Grow Half-Day (ages 3-6): 9 a.m.-noon. Summer to Grow Full Day (ages 3-6): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Creative Arts & Sciences (grades first through sixth): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Extreme! (rising seventh through rising ninth grades) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ruffingmontessori.net/summercamp

TUTU CAMP
Their magical camp days explore the enchanted world of ballet. Each session immerses children in a fairytale ballet from the classical repertoire. Campers will take a ballet class, decorate props, learn the history, and help create an end of week production. No prior experience needed, but prepare for a LOT of twirling. Register now: space limited! Cinderella Camp: July 12-16. Swan Lake Camp: August 2-6. Morning or afternoon Sessions. Ages 3-8 tutuschool.com/akron/camp

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
University School’s Summer of Adventures combines fun activities with a truly educational experience. Summer 2021 programs include enrichment camps, along with the popular sports clinics and day camps. Programs will be in-person, held at Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley campuses, and led by experienced University School teachers and varsity coaches. We offer coed and boys camps for preschool-age kids through high school-age students. Summer programs begin June 14. Learn more at us.edu/summer.

YMCA CAMP Y-NOAH
gotcamp.org

YMCA OF CENTRAL STARK COUNTY
ymcastark.org

 YMCA OF GREATER CLEVELAND
clevelandymca.org/summer-camp

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 that every kid is different. That’s why we offer camps for your child’s needs. Learn about sites, our curriculum and our COVID-19 safety precautions at neoymcas.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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