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2022 Summer Camp Guide

Feb 26, 2022 02:37PM ● By Today's Family
Choosing a Summer Camp

Choosing a Summer Camp

Whether you're looking for enrichment for your child or a way to keep your kids occupied and supervised while you work, there's a summer camp that's the right fit for your child and family. Read More » 

 

7 reasons to send your child to summer camp

7 reasons to send your child to summer camp

With summer calendars filling up, it can be hard to squeeze in one more thing. But if you have never sent your kids to a summer camp, here are seven reasons why you should consider it! Read More » 

 

What type of camp will your child like

What type of camp will your child like?

It can be overwhelming to figure out what type of summer camp would be a good fit for your child. Hopefully, the following descriptions will help you make the right choice. Read More » 

 

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SUMMER CAMP LISTINGS 2022


Adrenaline Monkey
26800 Renaissance Parkway, Cleveland
(216) 282-3100
www.adrenalinemonkeyfun.com

Kick off your child’s summer adventure at Adrenaline Monkey! Their indoor adventure center is equipped with Ninja warrior-style obstacle courses, various rock climbing walls, an aerial ropes course with nearly 30 obstacles to quench the thirst for adventure and need for active in-person play! Save $50 per week by using the code SUMMEROFF at checkout, (discount ends on March 31).  Camp will begin the week of June 6!  Learn more at www.adrenalinemonkeyfun.com
 

Animal Camp
6618 Chagrin River Road, Chagrin Falls
(440) 463-3146 
www.RisingRiver.net

Animal Camp is a unique farm day-camp experience for kids ages 5–13.  Since 2006 they have honed an interactive, self-directed experience for children. 

Kids enjoy and learn about farm animals (horses, goats, bunnies, chickens, dogs, and cats), participate in horseback riding, crafts, and an end-of-week trail ride. 

They offer 11 individual sessions (Mon-Fri) from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  Campers are welcome to participate in one or multiple sessions.  Kids participating in the all-day camp spend the afternoons playing games, crafting, and cooling off in the Chagrin River, which is shallow and located on the property. 

They feature “Feed-em-Friday” where kids are permitted to bring carrots to feed the animals.  
All activities are supervised by experienced counselors, many of whom are Animal Camp graduates! (Typical camper to counselor ratio is 4:1.) 

Horseback riding helmets are provided, closed toe shoes, water bottle, snack or lunch (as appropriate) are required.  Please email Krista at [email protected] with questions. 

Like Rising River Farm on Facebook to stay up to date! 


Asbury Camp and Retreat Center
10776 Asbury Road, Hiram
(330) 569-3171 
www.campasbury.org

For 65 years, Camp Asbury has been forming faith and connecting people to nature through small-group camping. 

Go for a hike, canoe in the lake, enjoy an evening around the campfire, and so much more! 
Resident camp is available for kids in 1st through 12th grade, June 19–July 29, 2022. This summer, they will explore how God speaks to them through creation, and through all the seasons of their lives.  

They’re following current COVID-19 protocols to keep campers and staff safe and healthy. 
Register online for one-week sessions at www.eocsummercamps.org

This ministry of the United Methodist Church welcomes all. To learn more about their summer camp programs, join them at Camp Asbury for an open house and summer preview on April 10, 2022, anytime from 2–5 p.m. 


Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
www.beckcenter.org
(216) 521-2540

Beck Center for the Arts offers in-person summer camps and classes on their Lakewood campus, and some online private music lessons.  Summer camps and classes are mainly for ages 5–19 but private music lessons are available all year and for every age, skill level, and a wide variety of musical instruments.  

Your child can grow new skills and strengthen existing ones in music, theater, dance, and visual arts.  Creative arts therapies have proven success in working with individuals of all ages with disabilities using music, art, dance, and visual arts therapies. 

Learn more at www.beckcenter.org/education-programs or contact customer service at (216) 521-2540 x10.


Camp Carl
8054 Calvin Road, Ravenna
(330) 315-5665
www.CampCarl.life

Kids need camp. Today, like never before, teens and preteens are under tremendous pressure. Self-doubt, peer pressure, substance abuse, self-injury and myriad harmful voices nag at kids every day. Even kids who have a strong support structure face obstacles. 

Camp Carl provides opportunities for children and students to pull away and get a breather—to catch a vision for the bigger picture of their lives.  Kids need experiences that will challenge them and give them worth, direction, belonging, perspective, significance, connection and love!  They believe love matters most!

As one of Ohio’s leading Christian camps, each summer Camp Carl provides 2,200+ children and students with 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 over 110 thoroughly trained college students so that your camper will be surrounded by the finest young Christian role models that colleges around the country have to offer.  
 

Camp Fitch YMCA
www.campfitchymca.org

Camp Fitch’s century-old classic sleepaway 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, highly committed, and caring staff, who create transformative experiences on the shore of Lake Erie. 

A life-changing Fitch experience is among the most important a child can have to develop independence and self-confidence. Through partnering with the Erie Health Department and healthcare professionals, they have designed a safe environment to make kids better, forever. 


Camp Ho Mita Koda
14040 Auburn Road, Newbury
www.camphomitakoda.org
Camp Ho Mita Koda is a coed summer camp for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes. Located in Newbury, Ohio, their overnight and day camp programs welcome boys and girls in grades K–11 for one-week sessions. Founded in 1929, Camp Ho Mita Koda is the very first and oldest operating summer camp in the country for kids with T1D!

Camp Ho Mita Koda’s strong camp community, diabetes management curricula and traditions allow each camper the opportunity to gain independence within a healthy, active program.  Each day offers a variety of programs supporting skills development and decision-making that builds self-confidence. 

Surrounded by friends and a world-class staff, every camper learns to ‘stretch’…spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.  Self-assured in these new skills, campers come away with a strong foundation for living their best life, increased capabilities and newfound independence in managing their own personal T1D journey.


Camp Invention
www.invent.org/local
Spark your kid’s creativity and build their confidence with their new Camp Invention® program, Explore!  When this nationally acclaimed program comes to your area children in grades K–6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM adventures.
During this dynamic, high-energy program, young innovators will:
  • Dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own robotic fish, design and patent aquatic plants, and take their fish friend home in a mini tank.
  • Discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and Astro Arm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes.
  • Combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking, make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create.
  • Experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and test their own mega marble arcades.
Availability is limited, so visit invent.org/local to secure your spot!


Chagrin Valley Farms
9250 Washington Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 543-7233
www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com

Does your child love horses? Have they experienced the joy of riding or spent a day playing horse games, making crafts, and grooming ponies as they learn how to care for these amazing animals? 

Chagrin Valley Farms happily shares these experiences with children ages 6 and up during their camps that run weekly June 6 through August 19. Staffed by experienced instructors, their summer riding camp develops young riders with English riding and horsemanship instruction. 

Campers may see a farrier shoe a horse or watch a veterinary visit.  In addition to riding, campers will groom and care for the horses. 

They offer half-day and full-day sessions, designed with fun and safety in mind.  Chagrin Valley Farms is northeast Ohio’s premier, full-service equestrian center, offering camp and lesson programs year-round, in addition to horse shows for all levels.  

Visit them online, email [email protected], or like them on Facebook.


Cleveland City Dance
13108 Shaker Square, Cleveland
(216) 295-2222
www.clevelandcitydance.com

You will love watching your child’s eyes sparkle as they grow confidence, friendships, poise and technique in a safe, social distanced school.  Classes are available for ages 3–85 — yes they have adult classes too!  Teachers are patient and experienced, encouraging dancers to do their personal best.

Register early for a magical and exciting summer!  Sessions run June 13 through August 13.  Choose one to eight weeks.

Themed Camps for ages 3–8 such as  Peter & the Wolf, Dr. Coppelius Workshop, Adventure of Mother Goose and more.

Camps for ages 8 through preprofessional, work on mastering technique with friends in ballet, jazz, modern, conditioning, dance history and film, classical variations, musical theater, guest teachers and more. 

All classes can be in person and virtual is available for you at home, too!  Adult and child individual class options are also available.  Space is limited so call or visit their website soon.


Cleveland State University Odyssey Program 
1375 Euclid Avenue, 6th floor, Cleveland
(216) 687-5087
www.csufilmodyssey.com

The Odyssey Program at Cleveland State University’s School of Film & Media Arts offers a variety of immersive summer camps for high school students (aged 13–18) interested in filmmaking. 

Through interactive workshops, film screenings, focused activities, and visits from special guest speakers, Odyssey participants learn storytelling, screenwriting, acting, directing, cinematography, editing and more as they create their own original films and projects in a fun and collaborative environment. 

With access to the film school’s professional soundstages, Mac editing labs, and vast inventory of film production equipment, expert instructors aided by CSU film student camp counselors help students hone their skills during these activity-packed experiences. 

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.


Creative Playrooms Montessori & Child Care Centers
Solon • Independence • Maple Heights • Parma • Strongsville • Westlake
(440) 349-9111
www.creativeplayrooms.com

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 through 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 they heat up the fun factor. 

Save your space today by calling (440) 349-9111 or visiting www.creativeplayrooms.com.


Double Deuce Farm
11653 Girdled Road, Concord
(440) 796-6532
www.doubledeucefarm.com

Does your child love horses and ponies?  Double Deuce Farm has the camp for you!  Sign up for one of their camps and your child will have fun while learning all about horses.  

Boys and girls, ages 6 and up are encouraged to register.  Camp dates are June 13–17, June 27–July 1, July 11–15, July 25–29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All levels of riders are welcome from the very beginner to experienced riders.  

Camp includes two mounted riding lessons each day, along with ground lessons, crafts, and a visit from an equine professional.  They conclude the week with a pizza party for the kids and a camp t-shirt is provided.  

Visit their website for details about mini camps and info about weekly riding lessons or email [email protected]


En Pointe Danse
516 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 247-5747
www.enpointedanse.com

En Pointe Danse is offering summer classes and dance camps from June 13–August 5. Classes will be offered in ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement, and modern dance for ages 3 through adult. 

Dance Camps: Princess Camp for ages 3–7 includes creative dance and preballet vocabulary, with a focus on balance, coordination, and musicality.  Dancers will present an informal showing at the end of each session. 

Summer Intensive: This program is designed for the dancer ages 10 and older who would like the opportunity to continue to develop their dance education and training over the summer.  Classes include ballet technique, conditioning, and pointe variations. Three, four, and five-week options are available.

Classes for ages 8–10: For the dancer looking to maintain their dance technique during the summer.  Classes include ballet, modern/jazz, strengthening and flexibility.  Classes meet three times a week for two weeks. 

Weekly classes for adults in ballet and tap will also be offered.  For more information visit their website, call or email [email protected]


Fairmount Center for the Arts
8400 Fairmount Road, Novelty
(440) 338-3171
www.fairmountcenter.org

Fairmount Center for the Arts will offer camps June 1–July 29 for preschoolers–grade 8.

Camps include half-day and full-day options exploring dance, music, theatre and visual arts.  Additionally, multi-arts themed camps will provide a sampling of art forms designed to explore a variety of interests through hands-on activities offered in a supportive, caring and fun environment.  Camps will take advantage of outdoor spaces as feasible, enjoying beautiful summer days. 

Complete camp information will be released March 7 with an early registration discount of 5% on registrations completed by April 30.

For more information you can email [email protected]

Located just minutes away from Mayfield, Chagrin Falls and Chardon.


Falcon Camp
Carrollton, OH
(800) 837-CAMP 
www.falconcamp.com

Recognized throughout the Midwest as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959, Falcon Camp has been chosen as a “Top Ten Camp in USA” and selected as the “Coolest Camp in Ohio.”  Falcon offers a beautiful lakefront setting, talented staff and wide variety of activities.  Boys and girls ages 6–16 choose their own schedule within a general framework and daily activities are separate with planned coed events. 

Horseback riding, sailing, swimming, riflery, crafts, tennis, drama, archery and much more. 

Falcon has a strong reputation for making sure a camper’s first overnight experience is very positive.  The noncompetitive environment is inviting to new campers while their awards system challenges more experienced campers.  The 1:4 staff/camper ratio allows individual instruction and attention.  Most of all it’s great fun! 

Falcon has a special intro program for campers ages 6–10. ACA accredited, many references available.  Falcon is an outstanding opportunity for fun and learning. 


The Fine Arts Association Summer Camps
38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby
(440) 951-7500
www.fineartsassociation.org
The Fine Arts Association (FAA) offers full- and half-day camps for the littlest campers at age three through high school grads!  From the ever popular Theatre Arts Camp (TAC), to new classes in dance, you can recharge your batteries with FAA!  Summer semester camp registration opened on February 7 and summer class registration will open on March 7.

Arts camps, classes, workshops, and private lessons are offered in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and creative arts therapies. From June 6 to August 5, FAA’s six-week summer programming offers something for all.

FAA serves Lake County and drives arts programming to all in the surrounding northeast Ohio area. While the pandemic has created several challenges, it has highlighted the importance of making the time to have a creative outlet to express oneself.  Whether you are pursuing the arts recreationally or professionally, FAA is the place to create and discover beauty. 


Geauga Park District 
Summer Camps
(440) 286-9516
www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

Geauga Park District’s outdoor adventure camps – with a focus on connecting kiddos with nature – enter their exciting 10th year in 2022.

Kayaking, hiking, geocaching, biking, fishing, building model rockets, launchin’ ‘em, and exploring stream life are just some of their anticipated outdoor adventures, depending on which week campers are enrolled.

Registration opens March 20 for the whole summer’s worth of camps at geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Watch for offerings for youth entering grades 3–4 the week of July 11; youth entering grades 5–7 the weeks of June 13, 27, July 18, 25, and August 1; and teens entering grades 8–10 the weeks of June 20 and July 11.

Registration also opens March 20 for Junior Naturalist Day Camp the week of June 6 and “X-TREME” adventures for teens July 20 (high ropes) and July 27 (kayaks).
Find more details by following the link at http://bit.ly/gpdcamps. 


Gilmour Day Camps
34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills
(440) 473-8000 ext. 2267 
www.gilmour.org/summercamp 

The official camp of safe summer fun!  With offerings that include outdoor adventure, drone, sports camps and the arts, Camp Gilmour has something for everyone!  Camps offered June 6–August 5. 

Preschool Camp (nine weeks available) delights children ages 3–5 as they explore an exciting theme each week. 

Day Camp (nine weeks available) is for children ages 5–12.  Full and half days offered (can combine with other half-day specialty camps). Daily math, reading and writing enrichment provided at no cost. 

Hockey, volleyball and cross country camps, hosted by coaches from Gilmour’s state-ranked programs, provide campers the opportunity to hone skills. 

Before- and after-care options from 7:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Register at www.gilmour.org/summercamp. Questions? Contact (440) 473-8000 ext. 2267 or email [email protected] 

Gilmour Academy is an independent, Catholic, coed school in the Holy Cross tradition. Grades K–12 and Montessori Preschool (18 months–preschool). 


Girl Scouts 
of North East Ohio
gsneo.org/camplife
(800) 852-4474

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.

If she loves to explore, Passport to Fun may be her perfect Resident Camp, but if she loves science, maybe Top Chef is the perfect one-day program for the girl who’s a master chef in the making! 

Space Rockettes may be the week-long day camp for the astronomer in training in your life.

Whichever camp themes she chooses, fun is sure to follow!


Great Day Child Care Learning Center
2471 Hubbard Road, Madison
(440) 428-5993
14810 Madison Road (St. Rt. 528)
Middlefield
(440) 632-1832
4325 Manchester Road, Perry
(440) 259-8125
www.greatdaychildcare.com

Great Day Child Care Learning Centers provide the highest quality child care services to families in Madison, Perry, Middlefield and surrounding communities.  

Their staff is trained and certified in: CPR, first aid, communicable disease & child abuse recognition so you can be rest assured your child is in good hands.  

In addition, the caring and compassionate environment will help your child to grow and have fun interacting with friends while learning new skills every day.

Great Day offers a summer program for children kindergarten to 12 years of age.  The large outdoor fenced in area gives kids a chance to play with their friends and enjoy the summer weather. 

The weekly themes, special guests, like Jungle Terry, and water days, will give your child something to look forward to all summer.  Visit them online or give them a call for more details.  
 
Greater Cleveland Cross Country Camp
(440) 290-0185 
www.greaterclevelandxc.com

The Greater Cleveland Cross Country Camp is geared for the beginner to the advanced runner, who is looking to have a better focus pertaining to the fundamentals of cross country running and conditioning, to obtain maximum benefit. 

Through group runs, guest speakers and group activities, each runner will leave with a positive attitude, tools to become an improved runner, and a better understanding of running. 

This is the 18th annual cross country camp and will be held Tuesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m.–11:30a.m. at Shore Middle School in Mentor. The last day is a cross country race for all campers based on grade level. The camp is open to boys and girls K–12th grade. 

The Greater Cleveland Cross Country Camp is organized by Mentor High School boys/girls head cross country coach, Bill Dennison, with the support of other local coaches and college runners. They hope each camper leaves with the love and passion that the staff at the Greater Cleveland Cross Country Camp has.

 
Hathaway Brown
19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights
(216) 932-4214
www.HB.edu/Summer

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 
Gates Mills and Lyndhurst
(440) 423-2940
www.hawken.edu/summer

Hawken Summer Programs Camp offerings include a variety of exciting activities led by experienced professionals for boys and girls ages 4-14. While your child is enrolled, you’ll rest assured knowing he or she is in a safe, nurturing environment. Camp offerings include Hawklings, Boys or Girls Day Camps, Boys Sports Camp and Girls Lifetime Adventure Camp.

Passport Camps offer week-long, full and half-day opportunities to learn, create, and explore. Hawken Athletics Camps offer skill-driven instruction and provide young athletes the opportunity to hone their skills, improve team play, and learn from the best. Hawken Summer Studies Program, open to public and private school students, is a six-week program of credit and enrichment for students entering grades 6–12. 

Camps run at varying intervals between June and August. For more information, contact [email protected], 440.423.2940, or visit www.hawken.edu/summer.  Please note: COVID-19 protocols will be determined as it gets closer to camp dates.


Hospice of the 
Western Reserve Together We Can Grief Camp
(216) 486-6838
www.hospicewr.org/griefandloss

Children’s grief specialists at Western Reserve Grief Services are hosting summer camps where children can continue their healing process in the company of their peers, who have experienced similar losses.

Riding Through Grief
, held in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, utilizes the gentle, nurturing feedback of horses. Two camps are scheduled: June 20–24, 9 a.m. to noon, for children 8–12, and July 18–22, 9 a.m. to noon for teens 13–17. Registration is $75 per camper. 
Scholarships are available.

Camp Red Oak (ages 6–13) in Kirtland will be held Aug. 9–11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and combines art, music, play and nature exploration.  The camp brings together children, all of whom have experienced the death of a loved one, in a safe, supportive environment. 
Call to request an information packet.


Jump Start! Gymnastics
23700 Mercantile Road, Beachwood
(216) 896-0295
www.jsgymnastics.com

Jump Start Gymnastics offers eight weeks of summer camps for boys and girls ages 4–14  from June 13 through August 12, 2022. 

Jump Start Summer Camp is a great way to explore and experience gymnastics for both brand new gymnasts to experienced gymnasts wanting to grow their skill base.  JSG believes gymnastics benefits everyone, setting a foundation for physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle, and teaches coordination and movements that apply to every sport.  In addition to traditional gymnastic instruction, games, and open gym, weekly themes round out each camper’s experience for a full summer of fun.

JSG offers enrollment for selected days or the entire week.

Half-day (9 a.m.–noon) camps are $40 per day or $180 per week.  Full-day (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) camps are $60 per day or $275 per week. After-care (3–5 p.m.) is $10 per day.

Registration is available at jsgymnastics.com


Lake County YMCA
(440) 354-5656
www.lakecountyymca.org

At the Y, they value the unique personalities and potential of every child and teen.  Summer camp creates an environment where kids are encouraged to explore and discover new things, cultivate friendships and make memories that last a lifetime.

The Lake County Y Central, East End, and West End offer a variety of summer day camp and adventure camp experiences for preschoolers and children ages 4–14.   Through hands-on experiences, children gain self-reliance, a love of nature and develop attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp songs, crafts, swimming, sports, talent shows and meaningful friendships.

  
Lake Erie College Innovation Graphic Design Boot Camp
391 West Washington Street, Painesville
(440) 375-7050
www.lec.edu

The Innovation Graphic Design Boot Camp at Lake Erie College (LEC) allows students to explore original, useful and creative communication ideas.  During the five-day Innovation week at LEC, the students will learn the basic principles of graphic design and apply their creative ideas to design layouts.  Students will be introduced to the critique process and begin to work through creative problem-solving as it applies to communication.  Innovation week is a good way for students with potential interest in graphic design to understand the design process and learn if graphic design is the right career path for them.

A student with a BFA in visual communication and graphic design degree can become a graphic designer, art director, creative director, web design, UI/UX designer (app design), production artist and freelancer.  Because the skills learned are so versatile, the possibilities are endless for individuals in graphic design.


Lake Erie College Therapeutic Riding Center
George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center
8031 Morley Road, Mentor
(440) 375-8052
lec.edu/therapeutichorsemanship
 
Come ride at the Lake Erie College Therapeutic Riding Center, Lake County’s only PATH Intl. premier accredited center!

Children ages 8–14 years old with special needs can experience the joy of riding, grooming, and caring for horses during their adaptive riding lessons.  Students participate in a variety of fun and creative mounted activities to increase their confidence, improve physical strength, and develop problem-solving skills.  Building relationships with their classmates, volunteer team, and equine partners fosters independence, improved language skills, and better impulse control.

Students receive a personal evaluation to determine if the program is right for them.  Summer lessons begin in June and run through August.

Learn more about their therapeutic riding program at  lec.edu/therapeutichorsemanship or email [email protected]

*Volunteers ages 14 and up with or without horse experience are needed to support the riders in the program.  Visit their website to learn how you can help.


Liberty Camp USA
www.LibertyCampUSA.com

Liberty Camp USA is a week-long day camp in Lake and Geauga Counties where campers become “time travelers” and experience the struggles and sacrifices of America’s Colonists as they fight to gain liberty from the British. They meet the known and unknown heroes, learn that America is a Republic not a democracy, and that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are critical pillars that must be protected for America to remain free.

The importance of personal virtue including truth, perseverance, courage, vigilance, and valor are learned as they stand with America’s founding citizens. 

Time travelers are students entering 1st through 7th grade and young patriots are 8th grade through college-age students who contribute as reenactor assistants.  Liberty Camp’s goal is to reignite the flame of patriotism in today’s youth by teaching history in a fun and memorable way.  Liberty Camp USA is a 501(c). Registration is only $50.

Registration opens April 1, 2022 at www.LibertyCampUSA.com.

 
The Little Gym of Shaker Heights
20707 Chagrin Boulevard, Shaker Heights 
(216) 752-9049
www.tlgshakerheightsoh.com
 
Have you ever met a Kid-osaurus or attended a royal ball?  If not, keep reading and let the adventures begin!

The Little Gym offers a summer full of fun and excitement with a variety of themes including Dinosaur Adventures, A Royal Renaissance and Pajama Party.  Their specially developed curriculum combines physical fitness, imagination and creativity giving your child the opportunity to learn and grow all while having serious fun! 

Half-day and full-day camps are available for kids ages 3 to 9 years old.  
They offer flexibility to match your schedule that is difficult to find anywhere else. Choose the days and weeks that fit your needs. Camps run Monday through Friday. Sign your children up for one day, multiple days, several weeks or the whole summer!

Call (216) 752-9049 or email [email protected] for more information.


Lost Nation Sports Park
38630 Jet Center Drive, Willoughby
(440) 602-4000
www.LNSportsPark.com

Mike Moran Basketball Camps
Open to boys and girls ages 6–14
Session #1: June 13–17
Session #2: June 20–24
  • Week-long program (M–F)
  • 9:00 am–3:15 p.m.  
  • Weekly tuition is $185.  
  • Early registration discount is only $170 (by May 1, 2022). 
  • All campers receive a T-shirt.
Call (440) 338-8092 for more information or visit morancamps.com for easy registration.

Cleveland Soccer Academy Summer Camp
Open to boys and girls ages 8–14
Full- and half-day camps
Session #1: July 13–16
Session #2: July 25–28
  • Full-day tuition is $175.
  • Half-day tuition is $125.
Email Ali Kazemaini, camp director, at [email protected]


Mentor Safety Town
(Sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Mentor)
Garfield Elementary/Memorial Junior High School
7090 Hopkins Road, Mentor
www.mentorjuniorwomen.org
 
Safety Town is an awareness program to teach young children safety while providing parents with peace of mind.  The program includes classes on fire safety, stranger danger, drugs and an outside mini town with instructions on pedestrian/traffic/bike rules. Registration is open to children ages 4, 5 and 6 years old.

The program is presented by the Junior Women’s Club in partnership with the Mentor Fire and Police departments along with the Mentor Public Library and Mentor Public Schools.

This successful program in safety and education for Lake County children is directed and taught by caring and experienced local state board teachers.

Safety Town is offered for two weeks in June and each session is five days in either the morning or afternoon. 

Forms are available at the Mentor Public Library or visit www.mentorjuniorwomen.org and download the form.

Email your questions to: [email protected]
 

Mike Moran Basketball Camps
(Held at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby)  
(440) 338-8092
www.morancamps.com

The Mike Moran Basketball Camps are the oldest running basketball camps in northern Ohio, with over 40 years of operation.  It has always been able to boast about having the most experienced staff of coaches.  All the instructors are successful college and high school head coaches.

Because it is always well attended, participants will be working with other players of their same age group and ability level.  The Moran Camp has always stressed the teaching and drilling of fundamentals.  It is truly a camp designed for young players who want to improve their skills and be able to play competitive basketball.  The camp runs all day, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m.–3:15 pm.  Over the years it has been acclaimed by many newspapers and organizations as the top basketball camp in the area!   

Because of the Mike Moran Camps popularity, it fills up quickly.  Take advantage of the early registration discount.  Visit their new website, morancamps.com, for easy registration.  Call for a free brochure!


Painesville Recreation Summer Camp
(440) 392-5912
www.painesville.com/summercamp

For over 25 years, Painesville Recreation Summer Camp has offered unique and exciting camp activities that allow campers to have fun, learn and grow in beautiful Lake County.
Each week, campers take adventures to local parks, pools and attractions.  On Fridays, campers have the opportunity to attend field trips to exciting destinations like the Zoo, Pioneer Waterland and more!  Kids ages 6 to 14 can enjoy activities including games, swimming, nature exploration, playground time, crafts and more! 

Summer Camp runs May 31 through August 5. Sibling discount available. 

Visit www.painesville.com/summercamp for complete camp details or call the Painesville Recreation office at (440) 392-5912 to register.


Rabbit Run Community 
Arts Association
49 Park Street, Madison
(440) 428-5913
www.rabbitrun.org

Thinking about summer camps for your children?  Youth of all ages have tons of fun discovering hidden talents in many different fine arts day camps at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association in Madison.  

Youth Art Camp is for anyone who likes to be creative and maybe make a mess in the process. In these one-week camps, campers, ages 7 through 16 get elbow deep in paint, pastels and other mediums as they create original two- and three-dimensional works of art.  

Pop Star Camp, a one-week day camp, gets youth (ages 5 through 10) up and moving as they learn to sing and dance like their favorite pop star. 

Campers delve into all areas of the theater arts including drama, music, dance, costumes, make-up, and stage craft in both Junior Theater Camp for ages 4–8 and Explorer’s Theater Camp for ages 8–15.

Specific dates for all camps to be announced.  

For more information, call RRCAA at (440) 428-5913 or visit www.rabbitrun.org.


Ruffing Montessori School Summer 
Ruffing It
3380 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights
(216) 321-7571
www.ruffingmontessori.net

Summer Ruffing It at Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights offers a fun array of day camp options for children ages 18 months through students who are rising 9th graders. 
Three- and six-week options are available for 18 months–6th grade, and weekly options are available for 7th–9th grade.

They hope you will join the summer fun from June 21–July 29, 2022!
Little Explorers: ages 18 months–3 years. 
A Summer To Grow: ages 3–6 years, features indoor games, cooking, art, and outdoor activities.
Creative Arts & Sciences: grades 1–6, offers choices in S.T.E.A.M. activities from which students create personalized schedules. 
Extreme!: For rising 7th to rising 9th graders, features weekly themes, outings, and field trips.


St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
www.sehs.net/summercamps2022
(216) 221-3776

Summer can’t come soon enough!  When it gets here, be sure to make the most of the bright sun and warm weather by participating in a St. Edward Summer Camp.  

St. Edward High School offers summer camps for all ages and interests from academics and athletics to engineering and performing arts. Whether you’re interested in a particular sport, wanting to advance your skills, or are eager to try something new, they’ve got something for you! Students will have the opportunity to explore their creativity, think critically, work collaboratively, and improve their skill sets. 

For prospective 7th and 8th grade boys, take advantage of their Get the Edge Summer Enrichment Program. This three-week camp offers the best of academics and recreation and is designed to help young men considering St. Edward High School expand their intellectual curiosity in an engaging, team-oriented environment. 

Register today for a St. Ed’s 2022 Summer Camp and visit their website for more information.


Ss. Robert & William 
Catholic School Summer camps
351 E. 260th Street, Euclid
www.srwschool.cc

Ss. Robert & William will again be offering their weekly-themed camps this summer for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade! 

Full-week and daily options are available. Their caring and attentive staff will provide themed games, crafts, and activities from June 6–August 12. Registration and pricing will be available March 14, 2022. 

Visit their website for more information.  For information regarding summer care for children under 5 years old, please email Mrs. Molly Lorek at [email protected]


Shaker Rocks 
Rock Climbing Camp
3377 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights
(216) 848-0460
www.shakerrocksclimbing.com

Summers are for fun, adventure, and climbing!  Shaker Rocks offers weekly rock climbing camps for kids in grades 1–8 who have energy to burn.  Campers enjoy fun-filled days packed with top rope climbing, bouldering, slacklining, team-building games, and much more.  

Problem solving, encouragement and cooperation are at the core of rock climbing, so your camper comes away with feelings of camaraderie and a hunger for overcoming new challenges.  Sign up for multiple weeks to watch your climber’s confidence soar!  Open to all skill levels.  

Camp details:
  • Monday–Friday: Starting June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and Aug 1, 8, 15. 
  • Half Day: 9 a.m.–noon, members $185/nonmembers $215. 
  • Full Day: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., members $335/nonmembers $365. 
  • Extended Day: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., members $385/nonmembers $415.
Learn more and register at www.shakerrocksclimbing.com.


Snapology 
of Cleveland
23645 Mercantile Road, Suite H, Beachwood
(216) 990-8988
www.cleveland.snapology.com
 
Snapology of Cleveland offers exciting day camps at their Discovery Center in Beachwood and other partner locations!  

Your kids will love their fun and educational summer offerings! Campers will enjoy robotics, STEAM, and building with LEGO® bricks while making new friends and having tons of fun! 
Day camps are 9 a.m.–3 p.m. with extended care available. Call or text (216) 990-8988 for more info, visit their website to enroll, or email [email protected] with any questions!


Summer at 
University School
www.us.edu/summer 
Junior Kindergarten – Grade 8 
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights 
Grades 9–12 
2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley 

For decades, University School has been the place for boys and girls in northeast Ohio to develop skills and forge friendships that extend well beyond the summer months. Greater Cleveland’s quintessential six-week Boys’ Day Camp experience now offers a coed extended week option.

Super Summer Preschool Camp is specially designed to engage prekindergarten boys in a creative and stimulating environment using US’s theme-based curriculum.  Boys will enjoy one, two, or three weeks of age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Weekly explorations will guarantee a unique journey of discovery! This camp is run by US’s dynamic teachers.

Explorer Programs are intended for the child with an adventurous spirit and inquisitive mind. Coed Sports Camps are for beginning athletes looking for an introduction to a sport, or for student-athletes wanting to take their talents to a higher level. Extended day options (before- and after-camp) are available.


Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 247-7507
www.valleyartcenter.org
 
Summer fun is happening at Valley Art Center, June 20–August 20, ages 6–16!  Explore fundamental art experiences including printmaking, drawing, painting, jewelry, pottery and traditional camp crafts. Create beautiful wearable jewelry with an award-winning artist.  Travel the world through art with the World Arts, Music, and Culture multimedia camp where campers participate in different cultural traditions and explore new mediums for creating each day.

Let your child’s inner princess shine through their famous Glitter Camp with Miss Emily. Learn how to draw and paint wildlife with another award-winning artist. Visit their website for more information and the full lineup of available camps. Join them for one week or several weeks for creative fun all summer long!


West Geauga Recreation Council Summer Day Camp
(Next to West Geauga Middle School in Chesterland)
www.wgrc.org
 
Days of fun with old and new friends are what await you at WGRC camp. There is so much to do!  Take advantage of their day rate and let the kids get a feel for what camp is about. 

WGRC Day Camp is for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade.  The campground is on 15 wooded acres with a covered pavilion, heated swimming pool, volleyball court, soccer field, basketball courts, arts and crafts pavilion, and playgrounds. 

Daily activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, hiking, swimming (under supervision of licensed lifeguards), special guests, and entertainment. Learn to Swim for all ages is also available.

Camp opens June 13 and is open all summer (except for July 4) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Before- and after-care are available.  

For information visit their website or email [email protected]