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2024 Summer Camp Guide

Feb 19, 2024 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 » 

10 Reasons Your Teen Might Love to Be a Camp Counselor

10 reasons your teen might love to be a camp counselor

Day or sleepaway camp is the perfect place for teens to transition to the world of the employed. The paycheck is nice, but being a camp counselor has other rewards, too. Read More » 

How Children Find Their Purpose At Sleepaway Camp

How children find their purpose at sleepaway camp

A child can only truly grow if given some freedom and the chance to gain confidence by exploring new ideas and activities. Read More » 

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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.  Kids enjoy and explore farm animals (horses, cows, 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 can bring apples and carrots to feed the animals. 

They offer 11 individual sessions during June, July, & August from 9 am–4:30 pm.  Campers can 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 4:1.) 

Horseback riding helmets are provided, sneakers or boots, water bottle, and lunch are required. Schedule a visit of the farm prior to the commencement of camp.  Rising River Corporation is a 501c-3 dedicated to equine education, vocational opportunities, and horse rescue/sanctuary.  The majority are rescue animals.  

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.  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

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio in Mentor offers Art Camp during the summer, Monday through Friday, from 9 am–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 6–13 (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 candle making, playing games, journaling, and having lots of fun!  Space is limited.  Sign up now!

Camp Fitch YMCA
Give your child the opportunity to build new friendships and discover hidden talents, all while on the shores of a Great Lake.  With 100 years under their belt, they know how to harness the transformative power of sleep-away camp.  Their flagship experience allows campers to choose how they spend their week while learning about integrity, responsibility, joy, and so much more!

Camp Happiness 
Catholic Charities Disability Services & Ministries

(216) 334-2997

Camp Happiness provides opportunities for children and young adults, ages 5–21, to participate in traditional camp activities including games, arts, crafts, music, and swimming—all modified to meet the needs of each individual.  Campers also go on weekly community outings, enjoying new experiences in a supported environment.  Each summer, camp serves 20–25 youths per week, with a range of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and mobility limitations (ML).  This summer, Camp Happiness will run from June 17 through July 26 (off on July 3 & 4).

The purpose of Camp Happiness is to provide much-needed social and recreational services to enhance quality of life, and more importantly, to create an environment of inclusion, fun, and support in order to foster a feeling of belonging. 

For information, email Kayti Hedberg at [email protected]; call 216-334-2997; or visit

Camp Invention

Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with the all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate!  Campers in grades K–6 will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun.  They’ll design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show!  Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence, and create an unforgettable summer.

Visit to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL15 by 5/6/24 to save $15. 

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 10 through August 10.  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. 
  • Intermediate and advance intensives
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 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 17–21, July 8–12, August 5–9 from 9 am–3 pm.  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 10–August 10. 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 full- and half-day performing and visual arts camp options for ages 3–14 in a welcoming, supportive environment.  Camps and classes are taught by teaching artists and focus on theatre, music, dance, and visual arts.  Full-day camp options include those that explore creativity across all four disciplines as well as a three-week theatre camp culminating in a cabaret-style production. 

Preschoolers can discover the arts in morning camps throughout June and July.  Half-day camp options for elementary and middle school campers include Recycle Arts, Nature Arts, Music at the Movies, Broadway Bound, and the hip hop dance camp, Pop, Lock, Hit, Drop.

For more than 50 years, Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty has brought quality arts instruction to the northeast Ohio community.  Register for camps or classes today at or by calling (440) 338-3171.

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 Oh
io.”  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 17 to August 3, FAA’s six-week summer programming offers something for all ages and ability levels. Before- and after- care are FREE for a variety of summer camps! 

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 three-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!

2024 Camp Schedule
July 8–10, 2024
9 am–3 pm– both days
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Campers will need their own transportation to and from camp. Registration fee: $75.

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

Gilmour Day Camps

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

The official camp of summer fun!  With offerings that include baking and cooking, STEM, drone, sports, entrepreneurship and the arts, Camp Gilmour has something for everyone!  Camps offered June 3–August 2.  

Preschool Camp (9 weeks available) delights children ages 3–5 as they explore an exciting theme each week.

Day Camp (9 weeks available) is for children ages 5–12.  Full and half days offered (can combine with other half-day specialty camps).  Daily math, reading, science and writing enrichment provided at no cost.

Hockey, volleyball, soccer, football, basketball 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 am until 6 pm.

Register at  Questions? Contact (440) 473-8000 ext. 2267 or [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
(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 discover the world – to embrace the freedom of the woods, the sky, and water. 

If she loves the water, Splish Splash may be her perfect Day Camp, but if she loves science, maybe Friends of the Forest is the perfect week-long day camp for the girl who’s eager to learn about animals and their native habitats!  Stardust may be the resident camp for the astronomer in training in your life.  Whichever camp themes she chooses, fun is sure to follow! 

For more information visit or call customer care at 800-852-4474.

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 21st annual cross country camp and will be held Tuesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 27 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.

Guardians Youth Summer Camps

Step up to the plate and join the Cleveland Guardians Youth Summer Camps for a week of baseball and softball excitement!  Designed for kids aged 6 to 14, this camp offers a blend of fun, skill-building, and friendship. Whether your child is a first-time player or a seasoned veteran, they’ll enjoy a range of activities designed to enhance their game.

Safety is paramount, with instructors tailoring activities to suit each child’s age and experience level. With top coaches from northeast Ohio, every camper will receive quality instruction while having a blast. 

The experience doesn’t end on the field; each camper receives an MLB-quality Guardians jersey and cap, plus two tickets to a 2024 Guardians game.  Don’t miss this chance to create lasting memories and a love for the game! 

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

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 their website at

Huntington Stables
17415 Jug Street, Burton
Huntington Stables is a family friendly facility.  They offer summer camp programs for all ages starting June 24, 2024.  The farm additionally offers horse boarding, riding lessons, leasing and trail rides.  They are merging with RP Entertainment Company for the best experience with horses. RP provides ponies and horses for all types of parties and events.  They also offer bounce houses and available character rentals for different party themes.  Join them for a wonderful experience with horses.  Call for information.  Leave a message for Holly Donovan at 440-834-4356 or 440-376-0098.

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

Jump Start Gymnastics offers 10 weeks of summer camps for boys and girls ages 4–14  from June 4 through August 16, 2024. 

Jump Start Summer Camp is a great way to explore and experience gymnastics for 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, with half- and full-day options available.  Open gym follows each camp from 3:30–5 pm for an additional $10.  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
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.  Email Sarah at [email protected] to find out 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 owner, Irene Graber, is excited for the future and hires the most qualified staff, who enjoy working with children. 

They are offering 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!  

Lawrence School 
Lions Leap Summer Program
1551 E. Wallings Road, Broadview Heights
(440) 526-0717

Lions Leap is not only an intensive dose of specialized instruction—it’s a powerful experience that shows kids who learn differently they CAN succeed academically.  In just four weeks, Leapers build new skills, increase self-confidence, gain motivation, make new friends, and find out how fun learning can be!

In just four weeks, they help kids in grades 1–6 leap forward in reading, writing, and math.
Their daily schedule consists of 40-minute lessons in phonics, reading fluency, writing, and mathematics—with playground → time in between.
  • Concepts are introduced through visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic activities, proven to help students with learning differences make connections and retain information.
  • Class sizes are small; making way for plenty of individualized attention from their knowledgeable staff.
  • Organization is explicitly taught and practiced, developing the executive function skills essential for success in school and beyond.
The Lions Leap summer session runs from June 12 to July 10 (7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) at Lawrence Lower School campus in Broadview Heights. Tuition is $1,200.  

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 3–9 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 17–21
• Session #2: June 24–28
• Week-long program (M–F) 9:00 am–3:15 pm.  
• Weekly tuition is $195.  
• Early registration discount is only $180 (by May 1, 2024). 
• All campers receive a T-shirt.

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

Love’s Learning Loft
Mentor | 6720 Center Street
(440) 534-1025
Chesterland | 7976 Mayfield Road, Suite #200
(440) 688-5683 (LOVE)
This year, Love’s Learning Loft is offering in-house and off-site field trips.  In-house field trips include things like a petting zoo, pony rides and a magician.  Off-site includes a trip to the Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Great Lakes Science Center, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo just to name a few.  Their goal for 2024 is to focus on family and to make Love’s the most enjoyable experience for all children and their families.  

They will limit their summer school age to 50 children (per day) total between Mentor and Chesterland.  All field trips are included in the cost of tuition, with only a transportation fee for each of the off-site field trips.  They will pack lunches at the center to take on all the field trips! 

For more info see their ad or visit their website at
Starting 24/25 school year they will offer before- and after-school care.  Bellflower and Fairfax will be bussing to and from Love’s. 

Mentor Safety Town
(Sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Mentor)
Ridge Elementary School
7860 Johnnycake Ridge Road Mentor

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 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

Session #1: June 17–21
Session #2: June 24–28

The Mike Moran Basketball Camps are the oldest running basketball camps in northern Ohio, with over 40 years of operation.  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!

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

So much summer fun is in store for campers as they discover hidden talents in many different fine arts camps available at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association.  

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

Pop Star Camp, 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 theater 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.

A six-week dance session offers classes in jazz, tap, ballet and creative movement.

Dates for each camp and the summer dance session are now available. 

Visit for more information.

Ruffing Montessori School 
Summer Ruffing It
3380 Fairmount Boulevard 
Cleveland Heights
(216) 321-7571

A staple for over 40 years, Summer Ruffing It is a six-week day camp designed to promote academic, athletic, and artistic enrichment.  Campers work with a variety of professionals and trained educators who provide a joyful, quality experience in small, student-centered groups. Topics covered include art, athletics, community service, drama, media, music, science, and technology. Field trips to a variety of nearby educational/cultural institutions further enhance each camper’s experience.  Sign up today!

St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
(216) 221-3776
Kids of all ages are invited to experience the excellence of St. Edward teaching and coaching this summer! Join them at their convenient Lakewood campus for enrichment in film, music, programming, history, engineering, leadership, game design, creative writing, mathematics, science, entrepreneurship, robotics, world politics, and more! They also offer athletic skill-building camps for the following sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. There’s something for everyone! Register and learn more at

Saint Ignatius High School
1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland
(216) 651-0222

Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland’s Catholic Jesuit high school for young men, is rooted in Ignatian spirituality and has formed leaders since 1886. Through outstanding academics, exceptional athletics and arts, and a deep commitment to faith and service, Saint Ignatius students are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to social justice. 

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 entering the eighth grade.  Through a combination of academic instruction and athletic opportunities, SEP creates a competitive, yet friendly atmosphere that adequately prepares students for the challenges of high school.  SEP is the perfect opportunity for young men to become acquainted with life at Saint Ignatius.

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 am–3 pm 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!

Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls
(440) 247-7507

Summer fun is happening at Valley Art Center, June 17–August 23!  Nothing compares to spending an entire week immersed in creative projects at a Valley Art Center art camp. Your child will thrive in an environment where all skill levels are welcome and every camper will learn at just the right pace. 

VAC’s dedicated and enthusiastic instructors guide young artists to bring ideas to life through textiles, ceramics, cartooning, photography, jewelry and more.  Camps are available in sessions of three or five consecutive half-days. 

Whatever camp your child chooses, you can trust that your young artist will explore and learn while meeting new friends and engaging in creative play.

Western Reserve Grief Services
(216) 486-6838

Western Reserve Grief Services is hosting grief support camps this summer to help children coping with the death of a loved one.  Led by trained bereavement professionals from Hospice of the Western Reserve, who combine art, music, play and nature exploration to help with the healing process.  The camps bring together children, who have experienced the death of a loved one, in a safe, supportive environment.  All camps are open to the community and offered at a nominal cost. 

For information about the camps call (216) 486-6838 or email thebereavementcenter@

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. 

For more information, including locations and cost, visit