The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “best summer camp/program” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: The Music Settlement
Through its three centers – Center for Music, Center for Early Childhood, and Center for Music Therapy – and Bop Stop performance venue, The Music Settlement provides accessible, life-enhancing music and arts experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Its Center for Music delivers music instruction in a variety of musical styles in private lessons, ensembles, immersion programs, and performance opportunities. Its Center for Early Childhood is a top-rated, 5-Star “Step Up To Quality” program that uses music and the arts in preschool, kindergarten, and summer camps. Its Center for Music Therapy utilizes specially designed music-based interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional.
11125 Magnolia Dr., Cleveland
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit arts organization that combines professional theater with arts education in Northeast Ohio. Beck Center creates arts experiences for all ages and abilities. It is the largest theater and arts center on the West Side, serving over 65,000 people per year. Beck Center produces live professional theater, and theater for children, teens, and adults, with free art gallery spaces, and dance, music, theater, and visual arts education programming for all ages.
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Falcon Camp has designed an intentional program aimed at creating a summer of fun, adventure and learning for its campers. Through programs designed to increase independence, self-confidence and self-discovery, they encourage campers to choose what they like, and excel in those activities. With a 1:4 camper-to-counselor ratio, your camper will feel supported, mentored and supervised throughout their time with them. Located in the woods on a lake in Carrollton, Ohio, the camp provides a unique, off-the-grid experience for ages 6 to 16.
4251 Delta Rd. SW, Carrollton
Hiram House Camp
Hiram House Camp is the oldest camp in Ohio and one of the first camps in the United States, founded in 1896. It has been in continuous operation for over a century, enriching the lives of generations of children through camping. A nonprofit organization, its mission is to open new horizons for youth, build character, and promote family for children of all backgrounds. Hiram House was recognized for its long legacy of service with an Ohio Historical Bicentennial Marker. Open year-round, it serves thousands of children annually through a variety of Outdoor Education & Recreation programs & facilities.
33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills