Find your child’s best summer fit! Check out these camps for all kinds of adventures, day or overnight.
Kick off your child’s summer adventure at Adrenaline Monkey! Their indoor adventure center is equipped with ninja warrior-style obstacle courses, rock climbing, an aerial ropes course plus outdoor adventures. Quench your thirst for adventure and need for active in-person play! Save $50 per week by using the code SUMMEROFF online at adrenalinemonkeyfun.com, (discount ends on March 31). Camp will begin the week of June 5. adrenalinemonkeyfun.com
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? Please call 216-521-2540 to buy tickets for the entire family to enjoy Once On this Island, or visit beckcenter.org for more details.
CAMP CURIOSITY: SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
Do your kids excel at exploration, or thrill at discovery? If so, a weeklong, summer STEM adventure might be just what they need. New camp themes offer exciting challenges for kids in grades K-6, with options from nature, fossils, ocean life, engineering, Minecraft, LEGOs, space, chemistry, and everything in between. Register by March 31 and receive $20 off. Sessions begin June 5. For more information, visit greatscience.com, or call 216-621-2400.
Camp Fitch’s century-old classic sleep-away summer camp provides kids ages 6-17 with a holistically safe, values-driven community where they discover friendship and achievement. Kids feel like they belong among the camp’s carefully vetted, committed and caring staff, who create transformative experiences on the shore of Lake Erie. Partnering with the Erie Health Department and healthcare professionals, they have designed a safe camping environment to make kids better, forever. North Springfield, Pa., 814-922-3219, campfitchymca.org
With offerings that include outdoor adventure, drone, sports camps and the arts, Camp Gilmour has something for everyone! Camps offered June 5-August 4. Preschool Camp (ages 3-5), Day Camp (ages 5-12), sports camps and specialty camps available. Come for one week or all nine. Before and after care available 7:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Registration open at gilmour.org/summercamp. Questions? 440-473-8000 ext. 2267 or [email protected]
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with the all-new Camp Invention program, Wonder! Coming to your town, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot. Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25.
CAMP JCC IN AKRON
June 5-Aug 11. 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. All are welcome at the JCC, regardless of religious preference or economic status. Whether you choose as specialty or traditional camp, all campers attend from 8-3:30 p.m. daily (aftercare available). Daily activities include swimming, art, and games. Available for grades 1-8. Register at shawjcc.org/camp-j.
Camp Quality serves children with cancer and blood disorders and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. This year’s resident camp will be from July 23-July 29 at Inspiration Hills in Burbank, Ohio, for patients and siblings, ages 5-17. Registration is open at campqualityusa.org/oh. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.
Camp Ratner offers classic summer fun with themed programming for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners that engages them in exploration and imagination.The camp’s program provides days full of fun that are also days full of learning and growing. Campers will participate in a variety of experiences including nature walks in the Ratner School children’s garden, art, music, water fun, and additional activities that include special events and visitors based on weekly themes. 216-464-0033 or theratnerschool.org/summer-program
Camps at the Y are about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Camp Tippecanoe has been providing opportunities for kids to learn and grow since 1958 and is a traditional sleepaway camp for ages 6-18. Our summer day camps provide a safe and nurturing environment for kids to enjoy summer, and are offered at 8 locations across Stark County. ymcastark.org
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
Learn what you love. If your child likes LEGO, Minecraft, or coding, they are going to love becoming a creator in a Classroom Antics summer camp. Classroom Antics is an educational enrichment provider offering fun, educational STEAM programs for kids ages 6-14. Weeklong summer camps are offered in a variety of STEAM activities, including video game design, robotics, animation, video production, and coding. Attend half-day or full-day in Beachwood, Berea, Brecksville, Brunswick, Fairlawn, Hudson, Solon, or Westlake. classroomantics.com
CLEVELAND CITY DANCE
Summer Camp Dates: June 12-July 1 and July10-August 12. Choose one week or more. Open House is May 27 with free classes. Grow confidence, camaraderie and community as your dreams become a reality. Build poise and technique in inspiring camps and classes for children including Storybook themed camps for ages 3-8. Small classes, with experienced teachers offering personalized attention to encourage each student to excel. Classes and camps include ballet, jazz, tap, dance history and film and more. Opportunities may include museum visits, guest presentations, and performances. Looking for something for you? They’ve got you covered. clevelandcitydance.com
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
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
This summer, choose from two Cleveland Museum of Natural History experiences that will unleash your child’s creativity and curiosity. At Make your Own Museum Camp, campers will meet with the museum’s exhibits team and design and create museum displays of their own—keepsakes from an unforgettable summer. At Circle Sampler Camp: Curated Curiosity, campers will spend an exciting week exploring the scientific, artistic, musical, theatrical, and cultural institutions around University Circle. Visit cmnh.org/summer-camps for more information.
COMMON GROUND SUMMER CAMPS
Eight weeks of day camp full of adventure and education in Oberlin. Earth camp is for ages 6-15 and features a unique environmental theme for kids to explore, learn and grow. Adventure camp takes kids ages 12-15 on epic adventures such as zip-lining, tree climbing and more. Financial aid and bus transportation available from several Lorain County locations available. Call 440-965-5551 and register today commongroundcenter.org/summer-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
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. 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 we heat up the fun factor: Save your space today. Call 440-349-9111 or creativeplayrooms.com
CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (TRI-C)
Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Summer Camps will help them realize their full potential. Choose from more than 30 camps for ages 4-18, featuring: Nuts and Bolts Academy: providing an opportunity to design and create objects using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Creative Arts Academy: offering dance, vocal arts mastery, orchestra and JazzFest Academy. Virtual and in-person camps available. Visit tri-c.edu/summercamps for descriptions and registration.
EN POINTE DANSE
Come dance with them. En Pointe Danse in Chagrin Falls, now celebrating its 23rd year, offers dance classes for ages 3 through adult in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap and modern dance. Summer sessions and dance camps will be held June 12-July 29. En Pointe Danse 516 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls. For more info, call 440-247-5747 or visit enpointedanse.com
FAIRMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Fairmount Center for the Arts offers a variety of performing and visual arts camps and classes year-round for toddlers through seniors. Campers ages 3 and older can explore dance, music, theatre, and visual arts offerings. Mix and match half-day camps to build a full-day camp experience for ages 6 and up. Registration for all summer camps, workshops, and classes will begin on Monday, February 13. Call us at 440-338-3171 or fairmountcenter.org.
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
THE FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION
Enjoy Summer Arts Day Camps at The Fine Arts Association. They offer a challenging summer dance intensive led by guest artists, engaging camps for preschool and elementary ages, theatre arts camps which build toward a concluding performance, stylish visual arts camps, and much more in addition to their traditional summer classes and lessons. Summer Camps at Fine Arts are where discovery and creativity happen and lifetime memories are made. Release the artist within you. fineartsassociation.org
FIT BY FIVE
Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties’ most popular summer camp returns with even more choices for summer fun. Sports and gymnastics, arts and crafts, academics, activity-based theme weeks and lots of outdoor fun on four private acres. Friendship Camp-ages 6 and 7, Step Up to Kindergarten-age 5, KinderCamp-age 5, Pre-K Camp-age 4, Preschool Camp-age 3, Mini Preschool Camp-young 3’s, Perky Kids Camp-age 2 Westlake, 440-835-8558, fitbyfive.com.
FLYING HORSE FARMS
Do you know a child living with a serious illness who would benefit from the transformative power of camp? Heal, grow, and thrive at Flying Horse Farms, a medical-specialty camp that prioritizes safety and delivers equitable camp programs including high ropes, archery, and swimming with 24/7 medical and psychosocial care, and a program team who is at the ready to deliver transformational camp experiences – at no cost to the camper family. Apply now at flyinghorsefarms.org.
Fruits of the Farm Summer Camp at Blue Jay Orchard
Farm life yields many fruits… and not just the edible kind. They are looking for energetic and enthusiastic children to experience the joy of independent learning through outdoor play. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the 50-plus acre orchard and forest including a natural play area. Daily activities will introduce campers to organic growing practices and a character-building virtue of the week. With lots of free play, campers can explore their passions. Becoming a life-long learner is fun at Fruits of the Farm Summer Camp. bluejayorchard.com/summer-camp
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
Geauga Park District will host its 11th annual summer camps for youth entering third and fourth grades the weeks of July 10 and August 7; youth entering fifth through seventh grades the weeks of June 5, 12 and 26 and July 17, 24 and 31; and teens entering eighth grade through 10th the weeks of June 19 and July 10, as well as “X-TREME” adventures for these ages on July 26 (kayak) and August 2 (evening). Registration opens March 20. bit.ly/gpdcamps
Gelfand STEM Center
The Gelfand STEM Center leverages the resources of Case Western Reserve University to engage preK-12 students in activities that introduce them to scientific practices and concepts and inspire a lasting interest in science and engineering. The Center will change students’ lives in northeast Ohio and beyond by preparing them to succeed in STEM-based careers, enabling them to make informed contributions to public discussions of important scientific issues, and fostering lifelong learning in science and engineering.
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 call customer care at 800-852-4474 or visit gsneo.org/camplife.
Located in Shaker Heights, Hathaway Brown offers camps for boys and girls, toddlers through college. One of the many things that sets HB’s camp programming apart is the ability to truly create your son or daughter’s own summer adventures. Visit HB.edu/Summer to register for academic, athletics, adventure, and specialty camps to have the best summer ever.
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.
HOLDEN FORESTS & GARDENS
Holden Forests & Gardens will be offering immersive, nature-focused summer camps conveniently located at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Led by expert staff members, the programs are designed to spark creativity and build appreciation of the natural world around us. Come hike, learn, and be engaged with the wonders of Northeast Ohio. Sign up now at holdenfg.org.
LAKE ERIE NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s summer camps offer preschoolers and students the opportunity to explore and connect with the outdoors, meet new friends, encounter local wildlife, and discover the wonders of the sky in Schuele Planetarium. Campers will engage in hands-on, nature-based activities that integrate science, math, literacy, and the arts as they discover the natural world at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. View offerings and register at lensc.org/summer-camps.
LAKESHORE DANCE AND GYMNASTICS
Lakeshore Dance and Gymnastics offers recreational classes and competitive teams in dance and gymnastics. The newly renovated 27,000 square foot facility in Mayfield Village is equipped with two dance studios, a competitive gymnastics area, a preschool gymnastics area, boys gymnastics area, and a rhythmic gymnastics floor. Lakeshore offers dance and gymnastics classes for infants all the way through to adults. Lakeshore’s offerings may be broad but it’s a child focused business where everyone is family! lakeshoregym.com
LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY
Open to all area students in first through 12th grades, the summer program includes full- and half-day experiences from June 5 to July 14. Camps and classes include themed discovery camps, fine arts, technology/STEAM, environmental and experiential, academic, athletics and chess. Most programs are taught by experienced Lake Ridge Academy faculty. Call 440-327-1175 ext. 9141 or visit lakeridgeacademy.org/school-life/summer-programs.
LORAIN COUNTY METRO PARKS
Lorain County Metro Parks offers summer camps for kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th. Camps include a wide variety of activities to promote learning, recreation, and FUN outdoors. Camp registration opens on Feb. 17 (early bird registration for Lorain County residents opens on Feb. 10). Pricing ranges from free up to $200 per camper for more extensive camps. Camp activities include nature exploration, survival training, theatre, boating, and so much more. Grab your child’s spot today. Questions may be sent to [email protected] Calling 800-LCM-PARK or register at loraincountymetroparks.com/summer-camps.
MASTER MARR’S TAEKWON-DO
Master Marr’s summer day camp, for children in K-8, is a great way for beginners to kick start their Taekwon-do training, and for experienced martial artists to hone their skills. Six separate weeks of camp are offered in 2023. Activities take place inside and out, with campers physically and mentally active for much of the day. Each week ends with a demonstration for families. To learn more, call 216-921-KICK (5425) or visit marrtkd.com.
MARTELL SCHOOL OF DANCE
Keep your child, twirling, singing, and moving to the beat at Martell School of Dance. By popular demand, their Princess Day Camp, Musical Theatre Camp, and Acro Camp return this summer. With the perfect amount of creativity and exploration of dance and musicality, their camps include a variety of styles for all ages in a family oriented, non-competitive dance environment located in Akron. Please call 330-805-4854 or visit our website, martellschoolofdance.com.
NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
Swap screen time for nature as you learn and explore in an outdoor classroom. Your child will love their one-of-a-kind, week-long camp experiences taught by teachers and highly trained naturalists. Find an outdoor adventure to inspire an appreciation for their natural world, unlocking a summer full of learning, reflection, friends, and fun. Choose from nine unique camp themes. Register early, as camp sessions often sell out. Financial assistance available. 216-321-5935, shakerlakes.org/camp
OHIO TUITION TRUST
Summer camps open new worlds for your child as does a higher education. For over 33 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. You can also use your Ohio 529 account to pay for K-12 tuition as well as repay student loan debt. Learn, plan, and start with Ohio’s 529 Plan today at collegeadvantage.com.
Join Prestige Lacrosse, players and coaches from the PLL, D1, & D3. They offer boys and girls lacrosse camps designed to help you achieve your goals, regardless of skill level. Their boys and girls camps will focus on fundamentals, skills, team concepts, small group training, position specific drills, speed and agility, and mindset. Central locations. Visit prestigelacrosse.com for more info and to register Goalie discounts.
PARK DAY CAMP
Experience a summer like no other this year at Park Day Camp in Pepper Pike. Serving kindergarten through sixth graders, there’s something for everyone to love at PDC. Some highlights include their iconic Late Night, the show-stopping Blue and White Games, annual talent show, and more. Your child’s summer will be spent swimming (lessons included), creating art, playing sports and games, making music and most importantly making friends. Register today to ensure a safe and memorable summer. 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 March 31 for $20 off at progresswithchess.org/camps
The Saint Ignatius Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has served the greater Cleveland community since 1968, accounting for more than 50 years of academic, social, cultural and athletic enrichment opportunities for young men going into eighth grade. Through a combination of academic instruction and athletic opportunities, SEP creates a competitive, yet friendly atmosphere that prepares students for high school. This year’s program will take place June 12-30, 2023, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. ignatius.edu.
If your child likes LEGO, you’ll LOVE this. Snapology Day Camps provide a perfect mix of learning and fun at our Beachwood Discovery Center. We incorporate STEAM concepts, social skills development, and play while creating, inventing, and building! Join us for a week or the entire summer. STEAM, Themed, and Robotics for ages 5-12 with extended care available. Visit cleveland.snapology.com for more information and/or to enroll. Call or text 216-990-8988 with any questions.
SUPER NINJA ZONE
Keep your kids active at Super Ninja Zone Summer Camp. Kids will climb, swing, balance, run and jump their way through the summer on their Ninja Warrior obstacles with themed weeks like heroes, ninjas, and sports week. Their summer camp features guided games and challenges, field trips to local parks, arts and crafts, fitness classes, movies, snack times, and special events on Fridays. Half-day & full-day options. Single-day, 3-day, and full-week options! Ages 5-13. superninjazone.com
University School is the place to soak in the fun, make new friends, and create your summer of adventure. Boys and girls of all ages can try something new in week-long camps, like musical theater or mountain biking, or dive deeper into something they already love like soccer, basketball, or creating with LEGO. Their classic six-week boys day camp for grades K-7 now offers a two-week coed extension for grades K-3. Visit us.edu/summer to learn more.
WALSH JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL
Experience the ultimate summer adventure at Walsh Jesuit High School. Their camps offer a variety of activities for students of all ages, including athletics, STEM, and the arts. Their experienced staff will provide a safe and fun learning environment. Don’t miss out on the chance to make new friends, learn new skills, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up now at walshjesuit.org/summer-camps-2023.
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 it offers camps for your child’s needs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Learn about their sites and curriculum at clevelandymca.org.