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2023 Summer Camp Guide

Feb 26, 2023 02:37PM ● By Today's Family
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Adrenaline Monkey
26800 Renaissance Parkway, Cleveland
(216) 282-3100

Kick off your child’s summer adventure with Adrenaline Monkey!  They provide week-long adventure camps for kids ages 5–12 that feature activities on their ninja warrior-style obstacle courses, climbing walls, aerial ropes course, time in the arcade, and even outdoor activities!  They also incorporate weekly themes that support ideas of teamwork, perseverance, and trying new things!  Campers not only will improve their ninja skills and athleticism, but also become more confident, focused and empowered leaders. They look forward to hosting an adventurous experience for your child! They hope to see you this summer! 

Animal Camp
Hosted by Rising River Farm 
6618 Chagrin River Road, Chagrin Falls
(440) 463-3146

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

Kids enjoy and explore the farm animals (horses, goats, bunnies, chickens, dogs, and cats) participate in horseback riding (weather permitting), an end-of-week trail ride, crafts, games, cooling off in the Chagrin River which is both shallow and located on the property, and “Feed-em-Friday” when kids are permitted to bring apples and carrots to feed the animals.  

They offer 12 individual sessions from June–August from 9:00 am–4:30 pm. Campers are welcome to participate in one, or multiple sessions. All activities are supervised by experienced counselors, many of whom are Animal Camp graduates! (Typical ratio camper to counselor is 4:1.) Horseback riding helmets are provided. 

Baldwin Wallace U
Community Arts School Summer Arts Programs
49 Seminary Street, Berea
(440) 826-2482

Did you know Baldwin Wallace University offers summer programs in music and dance?  Students in grades 5–10 can develop lasting friendships while enjoying String, Band, Choir (grades 6–8), or Music Theatre camp.  Serious high school musicians are invited to apply for Conservatory Summer Institute for intensive study in voice, keyboard, string, wind, or percussion.  Dedicated dancers in grades 7–12 can join them for Dance Immersion and experience a week of focused training in a variety of disciplines.

They know that your children are precious, and BW summer staff go the extra mile for all students.  A caring staff, a safe campus, outstanding facilities, excellent food service, and comfortable residence halls all combine to make each participant’s experience a positive one.  Certified music teachers and other adults supervise all rehearsals and activities.  Students will participate in rehearsals, classes, evening activities, field trips, and more!

To learn more about all of their summer offerings, visit

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

Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood is more than a nonprofit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. They create arts experiences through music, dance, theater, and visual arts all summer for ages 5–19 and you can enroll today. Throughout the year they offer classes and lessons for all ages, skill levels, and abilities. 

Families bring their kids to experience all of the art forms. Year-round each child can immerse themselves in an art form that excites them, while growing new skills, and making new friends.

With a talented staff of award-winning instructors, they produce theater and arts education.  Visit for all their offerings.

In addition, Beck Center has free art exhibitions in the main building and Music & Creative Arts Therapies building and their professional theater productions offer high quality shows with tickets starting at just $10, and student, and senior discounts are also available at

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
Great Lakes Mall
7850 Mentor Avenue, #554B Mentor
(440) 571-5201

At Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio in Mentor they offer Art Camp during the summer, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm, or 9 am to noon, or 1 pm to 4 pm.  You can enroll for five full days or five half days per week.  Children must be between ages of 5–12 (your child must have completed kindergarten and know how to cut with scissors).  

Each day of the week revolves around a specific medium. Your child will create one to three pieces of artwork each day using but not limited to the following mediums; clay, pottery, glass fusing, and mosaics pieces.  When they are not creating, they are playing games, journaling, and having lots of fun!  Space is limited. Sign up now!

Camp Fitch YMCA

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 Invention

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with the all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! 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 to secure your spot!  Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30/23 to save $25.

Chagrin Valley Farms
9250 Washington Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 543-7233

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 5 through August 18.  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

You will love watching your child’s eyes sparkle as their confidence grows and their dreams become a reality with the friends they make in magical camps and classes.  Classes for ages 3 and up develop confidence, camaraderie, community, poise, and technique.  Teachers are patient and experienced in encouraging dancers to do their personal best. 

Sessions run June 12 through August 12.  Choose one to eight weeks. 

  • Twirling Tots Camps are a magical journey using your child’s imagination to create a dance, and a craft to go with the theme. Ages 3–8 return every year for a Winter’s Ball, Peter & the Wolf, Adventure of Mother Goose and more! 
  • Camps for ages 8 and up including pre-professional, work on mastering technique with friends in ballet and pointe, jazz, modern, conditioning, choreography and classical variations, dance history and more. 
  • Boys only camp
  • Adult and children individual class options available. 

Space is limited so visit their website or call for more information.

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

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

Double Deuce Farm
11653 Girdled Road, Concord
(440) 796-6532

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 12–16, July 17–21, July 31–August 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 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

En Pointe Danse is offering summer classes and dance camps from June 12–July 29. Classes will be offered in ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement, and modern dance for ages 3 through adult. 

Dance Camps: For ages 3–7 includes creative dance and pre ballet 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 12 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.  

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 (440) 247-5747 or email [email protected].

Fairmount Center for the Arts
8400 Fairmount Road, Novelty
(440) 338-3171

Fairmount Center for the Arts offers a variety of performing and visual arts camps and classes year-round for toddlers through seniors.  Taught by artists and art educators, campers ages 6–13 can enjoy dance, music, theatre, or visual arts camps in June and July. Mix and match to build a full-day camp experience!

Preschoolers (ages 3–5) can enjoy week-long morning multi-arts camps the weeks of June 5, June 19, July 10, and July 24. Older students can level up their dance or musical theatre skills in multi-day intensive workshops the week of July 17, culminating in a special performance at the Fairmount Fun Fest on Saturday, July 22. 

Looking for a fun summer class? Check out their dance, fitness, music, theatre, and visual arts offerings for youth and adults.

Registration for all summer camps and classes is now open! Visit or call 440-338-3171 to book today.

Falcon Camp
Carrollton, OH
(800) 837-CAMP

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

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), and the Summer Dance Intensive, the summer session is now open for registrations. 

Arts camps, classes, workshops, and private lessons are offered in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and creative arts therapies.  From June 19 to July 29, FAA’s six-week summer programming offers something for all ages and ability levels. Before- care and after-care is FREE for a variety of summer camps! 

FAA serves Lake County and drives arts programming to all in the surrounding northeast Ohio area.  Whether you are pursuing the arts recreationally or professionally, FAA is the place to create and discover beauty.

Visit to learn more or call (440) 951-7500.

Forge The Future Summer Camp 
Cuyahoga Community College
Advanced Technology Training Center
3409 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland

Explore the world of forging through the Forging Foundation’s two -day Forge the Future Summer Camp. Students 11-15 years old will have the opportunity to tour a forging facility, participate in STEAM and team-building activities, and learn how to forge.  Plus, campers will get to take home their own forging!
What is forging? Check out this short video to learn about forging and where you can find forgings all around you: What Is Forging?
2023 Camp Schedule:
July 10-11, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) – both days
Cuyahoga Community College
Advanced Technology Training Center
3409 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Campers will need their own transportation to and from camp.
Registration Fee: $75
Register online at

For more information please contact Amanda Dureiko at [email protected] or call 216-781-6260. 

Geauga Park District 
Summer Camps
(440) 286-9516

Attention young people craving outdoor adventure: Geauga Park District is gearing up to host its 11th annual summer day camps, and they want you to explore with them!

Opportunities for fun are available for youth entering grade 3 and 4 the weeks of July 10 and August 7; for youth entering grades 5 through 7 the weeks of June 5, 12 and 26 and July 17, 24 and 31; and for teens entering grades 8 through 10 the weeks of June 19 and July 10, plus “X-TREME” adventures for these ages on July 26 (kayak) and August 2 (evening).

Some camps enjoy one park all week long, while others explore a new park each day, with activities including biking, fishing, kayaking, archery and stream exploration, depending on your choice!

Registration opens March 20 at 10 a.m. for Geauga residents, March 27 for others, at or (440) 286-9516. 

Details at

Gilmour Day Camps

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills
(440) 473-8000 ext. 2267 

The official camp of summer fun!  With offerings that include outdoor adventure, drone, sports camps and the arts, Camp Gilmour has something for everyone! Camps offered June 5–August 4.

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 theme-based math and reading enrichment provided at no cost.

Basketball, cross country, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis camps, hosted by coaches from Gilmour’s state-ranked programs, provide campers the opportunity to hone skills.

Specialty camps available for a range of ages in everything from coding to theater to sewing to forensics.

Note: Preschool Camp (ages 3–5) is sold out.

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

Register at  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–preK). 

Girl Scouts 
of North East Ohio
(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 and 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!  Under the Sea may be the week-long day camp for the marine-biologist-in-training in your life. Whichever camp themes she chooses, fun is sure to follow!

Greater Cleveland Cross Country Camp
(440) 290-0185

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 20th annual cross country camp and will be held Tuesday, July 25 through Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m.–11:30 a.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

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 to register for academic, athletics, adventure, and specialty camps to have the best summer ever.

Summer Programs 
Gates Mills and Lyndhurst
(440) 423-2940

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 be 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 summer[email protected], (440) 423-2940, or visit

Horizon Learning Center
8303 Tyler Boulevard, Mentor
(440) 205-8420

This summer will be busy at Horizon Learning Center in Mentor.  The school agers and preschoolers will spend a lot of time outside in nature this summer. They partnered with Cleveland Metroparks for a lot of learning experiences and activities including growing their own garden. 

They will also provide karate lessons, yoga, field trips to the Art Museum, parks, Museum of Natural History and big Waldameer Amusement Park. 

Horizon CDC features free preschool for qualifying 3- and 4-year olds. This program is offered from 9 a.m.–noon Monday through Friday following the Mentor Public School Calendar, and is available through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education. 

Academically, the center provides age-appropriate programming for infants through school-age kids. Tuition includes breakfast, two snacks and a hot lunch for all students. They even provide formula and jar food for the infants. Part-time or full-time enrollment is available, and vouchers are accepted.

Jump Start! Gymnastics
23700 Mercantile Road, Beachwood
(216) 896-0295

Jump Start Gymnastics offers eight weeks of summer camps for boys and girls ages 4–14  from June 12 through August 11, 2023. 

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 $45 per day or $200 per week.  Full-day (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) camps are $65 per day or $300 per week. After-care (3–5 p.m.) is $10 per day.  See their website for early registration discounts through March 15, 2023.

Registration is available at

Lake County YMCA
(440) 354-5656

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 Therapeutic Riding Center
George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center
8031 Morley Road, Mentor
(440) 375-8052
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 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.

Lakeshore Dance & Gymnastics
760 Beta Drive Suite G, Mayfield Village
(440) 461-0015

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 brand new dance studios, and designated gymnastics areas for preschool, recreational, boys, rhythmic and team.  The new owner, Irene Graber, is excited for the future and hires the most qualified staff, who enjoy working with children. 

This summer they are offering eight weeks of summer camp and preschool princess camps! 
Lakeshore offers dance and gymnastics classes for infants all the way though adults!  Lakeshore’s offerings may be broad, but it’s a child-focused business where everyone is family!  
The Little Gym of Shaker Heights
20707 Chagrin Boulevard, Shaker Heights 
(216) 752-9049

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

Mike Moran Basketball Camps 
Open to boys and girls ages 6–14
• Session #1: June 19–23
• Session #2: June 26–30
• Week-long program (M–F) 9:00 am–3:15 pm.  
• Weekly tuition is $185.  
• Early registration discount is only $170 (by May 1, 2023). 
• All campers receive a T-shirt.

Call (440) 338-8092 for more information or visit for easy registration.

Cleveland Soccer Academy Summer Camp
Open to boys and girls ages 6–13
• Full- and half-day camps
• Week #1: June 12–15 • Week #2: July 24–27
• Full-day tuition is $175. • Half-day tuition is $125.

Email Ali Kazemaini, camp director, at [email protected].

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

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!   

The Mike Moran Camps are very popular, and fill up quickly.  Take advantage of the early registration discount.  Visit their new website,, for easy registration.  Call for a free brochure!

Orange Community Education & Recreation 
Jill Korsok, Director
(216) 831-8601
[email protected]

Every day is a day for adventure at summer camp with Orange Community Education & Recreation.

OCER offers full day camps in art, sports, theatre camps and traditional day camps for kids in grades K–8.  Preschool campers may attend half-day or full-day camp.
All camps are close to home on the Orange Schools campus, which features a kid-friendly outdoor leisure pool with a slide and new spray pad, groomed sports fields, playgrounds and hiking trails. Before- and after-camp care is available for ages 3–grade 8 from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  

Visit Register before March 17 and receive $25 off the listed price for most camps.  For more information, call them at (216) 831-8601, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Look for their Summer Camp Guide, available online at

Painesville Recreation Summer Camp
(440) 392-5912

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 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Pioneer Waterland and more!  Kids ages 6–12 can enjoy activities including games, swimming, nature exploration, playground time, crafts and more! 

Summer Camp runs May 30 through August 4.  Sibling discount available. 

Visit 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

Youth of all ages have tons of fun discovering hidden talents in many different fine arts day camps.  

Youth Art Camp (June 12–16 and June 20–23) is for anyone who likes to be creative and maybe make a mess. In these one-week camps, campers, ages 7–16, get elbow deep in paint, pastels and other mediums as they create original two- and three-dimensional works of art.  

Pop Star Camp (June 12–16), a one-week day camp, gets youth ages five 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 the Junior Theater Camp for ages four through eight and Explorer’s Theater Camp for ages eight through 15.  Theater camps run June 26–30.

A six-week dance session (June 22–July 31) offers classes in jazz, tap, ballet, creative movement, leaps and turns and special dance workshops.

Private music lessons are available for brass, guitar, voice, woodwinds, piano and stringed instruments.

St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
(216) 221-3776

Get the Edge is the St. Edward High School summer enrichment program for boys entering the 7th and 8th grades.  The 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.  

The Get the Edge curriculum is focused on the three Cs of 21st century learning — critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to explore six subjects in fun and exciting ways, from robotics and film to game design, music and more.
By maximizing the combination of academics and recreation, the St. Edward enrichment program will help you get the edge this summer through an invaluable experience that builds the qualities that they expect of every St. Edward student — scholarship, leadership, compassion, innovation, excellence and brotherhood. 
Register for Get the Edge 2023 today at

Shaker Rocks 
Rock Climbing Camp
3377 Warrensville Center Road Shaker Heights
(216) 848-0460

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 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; and Aug 7 & 14.
• 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

of Cleveland
23645 Mercantile Road, Suite H, Beachwood
(216) 990-8988
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 
Junior Kindergarten–Grade 8 
20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights 
Grades 9–12 
2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley

University School is the place to soak in the fun, make new friends, and create your summer of adventure.  Kids 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. The preschool camp is designed to engage prekindergarten boys in a creative and stimulating environment using US’s theme-based curriculum. Weekly explorations will guarantee a unique journey of discovery! This camp is run by their dynamic US teachers.  Their classic six-week Boys Day Camp for grades K–7 now offers a two-week coed extension for grades K–3.  Visit to learn more.

Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 247-7507
Summer fun is happening at Valley Art Center, June 19–August 25, for 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 Fairy Camp.  Learn how to draw and paint wildlife. 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!

YMCA of Greater Cleveland

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland knows that every kid is different, so they offer three camps for your child’s needs:

Day camp: Ages 5/6–12

Campers discover not just the wonders of day camp but the joy of exploring their unique talents and interests. Their program helps campers find out what they are passionate about, form relationships, and obtain a sense of belonging. 

Sports camp: Ages 6–12

Sports camps offer youth sports training and are designed to teach sports skills, fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship while reinforcing the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 

Fine arts camp:  Ages 6–12

Summer fine arts camp combines performing and visual arts with a varying weekly theme.  Campers will engage in fun activities that will stimulate the creative nature of each participant. 
The Y is one of the nation’s largest providers of camp programs. 

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