The days are getting longer and the weather is slowly becoming warmer, which means summer break will be here soon. Looking for a fun way to keep your children engaged, entertained, and educated during those months off of school? We’ve compiled our Summer Camp Guide, a list of local camps that are sure to make this summer a memorable one.
Children’s Discovery Center’s Camp Discovery
6450 Weatherfield Ct.Suite 3. | Maumee
childrensdiscoverycenters.com | 419-867-8570
June 5th-August 18th
School-age children from kindergarten to ten years old can spend the summer filled with adventure at Camp Discovery. This summer will feature a science fair theme that allows campers to experience hands-on concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Campers will have the opportunity to swim each week and participate in team sports. Weekly field trips include the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Art Museum, Maumee Bay State Park, Seneca Caverns, Grand Rapids Canal Boat, and more. Snacks and lunches are provided daily, and care is offered from 6:30am-6pm.
iLEAD Spring Meadows Summer Camp
1615 Timberwolf Drive, Holland
ileadspringmeadows.org | 419-491-7423
July 10th-July 14th
If your child is interested in the sciences in any way, this may just be the perfect camp for them. The Young Learners (ages 5-6) will be blasting off with space exploration, which includes a trip to Ritter Planetarium and the creation of their own rockets. Elementary campers (ages 7-8) will learn the importance of observation and problem solving to uncover crimes at Mad Science Spy Camp. Upper Elementary campers (ages 9-11) can discover the excitement of technology and will learn to code, create, and animate. Middle School campers (ages 11-13) have the opportunity to discover the physics behind roller coasters and will even go behind the scenes for a day at Cedar Point.
Penta Career Center’s STEM Summer Camp
9301 Buck Road, Perrysburg
pentacareercenter.org | 419-661-6551
Students currently in 7th to 9th grade and residing in the 16-member school districts of Penta can spend a week developing skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. Penta Career Center prides itself in providing hands-on opportunities for campers’ enjoyment and learning. Campers will participate in different programs designed to highlight the importance and increase the understanding of how STEM skills are used in a variety of career fields. Registration opens April 10th online.
Sensational Kids Daycare & Learning Center
6060 Merger Drive, Holland
sensationalkidsdaycare.com | 419-724-5434
June 19th-August 18th
Sensational Kids Daycare & Learning Center hosts a variety of different summer camps to offer children with special needs the ability to continue with their developmental goals. Children from 3-12 years old are invited to participate. Social Skills Camp focuses on helping campers form peer relationships and make friends. School-Age Camp allows young students to keep up with their academics, go on field trips, and participate in hands-on activities. Hippotherapy is a camp intended to improve the strength, coordination, and balance of campers all through horseback riding. For all the camps, Sensational Kids provides a staff of occupational, physical, speech, and intervention specialists.
SummerTime at Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds
maumeevalleysummertime.org | 419-381-1313
June 19-30 and July 10-28
SummerTime at Maumee Valley has something for everyone. The camp offers weekly half-day classes for 1st-12th grade students that focus on the arts, athletics, and academics. All classes are taught by school teachers or experts in the field, and SummerTime prides itself in the emphasis on learning while still having fun. Before and after camp care is also provided at no additional charge. Registration is available online and is open to everyone.
West Side Montessori Summer Camp
7115 W. Bancroft
montessoritoledo.org | 419-866-1931
Weekly sessions beginning June 14th – August 4th
West Side Montessori (WSM) Summer Camp specializes in high quality programming with visits from community partners for engaging hands-on activities. WSM Summer Camp utilizes the Montessori practice which focuses on peace, grace, courtesy, and respect for the child. Children as young as 13 months up until those entering fourth grade are eligible to attend. Elementary age campers have the opportunity to participate in daily swim time, while the younger ones enjoy outdoor water play every day. Online registration opens in April.
Wood County Park District Summer Camp
18729 Mercer Road
wcparks.org | 419-353-1897
June 12-16, 19-23, 26-30 and July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
This summer Wood County Park District will be hosting two different camps. Farm Camp gives 7-10 year old campers the opportunity to work and play on a 1930s farm and in a 1890s schoolhouse. Wood County’s Nature Camp is offered for campers from 5-12 years old. Activities vary based on age, but include water paddling, archery, geocaching, hikes, crafts, and outdoor activities. All camps focus on helping participants develop life and outdoor skills, as well as developing a greater knowledge for nature.
9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI.
huntersrunmhja.com | 734-856-2404
June 7-August 16
If you have a son or daughter who loves horses, Hunter’s Run may be the perfect place for them. Campers from 4-12 years old will spend the day taking riding lessons, learning horse care, and constructing daily crafts. All ability levels are welcome.
2738 Shetland Rd., Toledo
rosenbloomsfarm.weebly.com | 419-841-3320
Various camps run throughout the summer
Rosenbloom’s Farm offers a fun and safe learning environment that allows campers to discover life on the farm. Participants will care for animals, participate in crafts and games, and spend time in the garden. Camp groups are kept relatively small, so register early!
4025 Indian Rd.
toledosua.org | 419-329-2209
Runs June and July
SUA’s Happy Camper Summer programs are great for girls entering Kindergarten to 8th grade. With a variety of camps, your daughter is sure to find one that meets her interests. Along with athletic camps, St. Ursula’s offers enrichment camps including American Girl Camp, A Day in the Studio Art Camp, and STEM Camp.
The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio
1701 Holland Rd., Maumee
epilepsycenter.org | 419-867-5950
August 11th -13th
Has your family been affected by epilepsy in some way? If so The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio would like to invite you to their 2017 Family Camp. The camp is open for all ages, adults included! This entirely free camp includes crafts, swimming, archery, rock wall, hiking, singing, and speakers that discuss new information on epilepsy.
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
toledozoo.org/summer-camps | 419-385-5721
Weekly camps from June 5th- August 11th
The Toledo Zoo’s Summer Safari Camp offers a variety of weekly camps for children from four to 14 years old. Campers have the opportunity learn more about their favorite animals, go behind the scenes at the zoo, and make new friends. Find details online.
Toledo School for the Arts
333 14th Street, Toledo
tickets.ts4arts.org | 419-246-8732
June 12th-June 23rd
Was your child born to perform? TSA will be offering Summer Arts Camp for students 10-14 years old. Campers will choose from a variety of classes including visual arts, puppet construction, music, theatre, makeup effects, dance, and more. Also, TSA will be hosting their new Opera Boot Camp which introduces young singers to the world of opera as they work to stage Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. Find out more at inforTickets.ts4arts.org. Register before April 24th for a 20% savings!
Notre Dame Academy
3535 W. Sylvania Ave.
nda.org | 419-475-9359
Various camps run throughout the summer
This year Notre Dame Academy will be offering a variety of camps for girls K-12. The always popular Discovery Camps are specific for K-8 and range from performing arts to STEM to life skills. Academic camps will keep your daughter from avoiding that summer slump, and sports camps are perfect for the athlete in the family. For the young driver, summer may be the best time to finish up those drivers education courses which are also offered by NDA.
Board & Brush Creative Studio
6725 W. Central Ave.
boardandbrush.com/sylvania | 419-245-8516
Every Tuesday and Thursday in June from 10:30am-1:00pm
Board & Brush Creative Studio will be hosting their first ever summer camp days this year for boys and girls ages 5-12 years old. Campers will make their own sign that they design and paint. While the signs are drying, campers can enjoy pizza, juice, and fruit for lunch along with other craft activities. Rregister in advance to reserve a seat. Cost per class and lunch is $40.
Childcare Adventures Early Learning Center
3544 Glendale Ave.
childcareadventures.com | 419-385-5880
June 5th – August 18th
Campers from 5-12 years old can go back to a simpler time as they unplug from the electronics to live and work on a mini farm in the city. The campers will be responsible for gardening which will serve as a source for their meals. Other activities will include hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips around Toledo. This camp is sure to leave kids with a new appreciation for Mother Nature.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
2417 Collingwood Blvd.
ctwtoledo.org | 419-244-5061
Summer programs begin mid-May and are every week until July 30th
For the young thespian in your life, Children’s Theatre Workshop is a great place to learn theatre skills, both onstage and backstage. Campers from 5-18 years old have more than 24 programs they can choose from. Programs vary based on experience from introductory courses to advanced classes that will push students who are serious about developing their craft. Whether your child is interested in performing, writing, designing, singing, dancing, or technical work, CTW has a camp for them.
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
5100 Central Ave.
metroparkstoledo.com | 419-407-9700
Various camps run throughout the summer
If your child is looking for outdoor adventure this summer, The Toledo Metroparks have got you covered! Children as young as 3 years old up to 16 years old have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. If your child is interested in nature, be sure to visit metroparkstoledo.com to find the perfect camp for their interests.
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St., Toledo
toledomuseum.org | 419-255-8000
Camps begin June 12 and run through end of July
Calling all artists ages 5-18! Summer camps at The Toledo Museum of Art are perfect for your picasso, who can explore the museum’s collection and create their own art. Class themes range from drawing, painting, and sculpture for elementary and high school students; teens also have the option of exploring glassblowing and metalsmithing, two really dynamic forms of artmaking.
School-age children may enroll in one of three session options: morning, afternoon, or a day-long combination of both.
Sunshine Studio Arts Camp
305 Conant St., Maumee
sunshine.org | 419-891-8877
June 19-23, July 17-21
Sunshine Studios Art Camp pairs professional artists with young artists to stretch their imaginations and learn creative techniques in pottery and glazing techniques. Camps are open to students in K- 6th grade, which younger children attending in the morning and the older kids in the afternoon. This camp is part of Sunshine Communities,, which supports children with disabilities. Camp counselors can tailor activities to those with or without special needs, creating an environment where all campers can learn from shared experiences.
Sunshine Summer Barn Camp
7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee
sunshine.org | 419-779-0756
June 8- 25
Spend a summer day in the barn at Sunshine Summer Barn Camp. This camp for kids 6 and older, including adults with special needs, will teach campers riding skills as well as a range of animal care. They’ll enjoy spending time with horses, bunnies, goats, pigs, a donkey and even a llama! Sunshine Summer Barn Camp is part of Sunshine Communities, which supports children with developmental disabilities. Campers may be typically-abled, but counselors can also adapt activities for special needs as well, creating an environment where all campers can learn from shared experiences.
Little Wonders Child Care Center
2534 Woodville Road, Northwood
Camps run June 12th – August 15th
Your child can spend the summer exploring the world around them at Little Wonders Child Care Center. The summer programs includes weekly field trips to Jungle Junction, the Railway Museum, Maumee Bay State park and more, along with team building activities, outside play and group games. Summer programs are open to children who have finished kindergarten through age 12. Little Wonders is open from 4:30am- 8pm Monday through Friday.