The days are getting longer and the weather is slowly getting 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 from school? We’ve compiled our Summer Camp Guide, a list of local camps that are sure to make this summer a memorable one.
West Side Montessori
Be Your Own Superhero at West Side Montessori
Toledo Campus: Programs for campers 13 months through 4th grade. 7115 W. Bancroft St., 419-866-1931.
Perrysburg Campus: Programs for campers 13 months through kindergarten. 13587 Roachton Rd., 419-874-9385.
All camps begin on June 13 and end August 3. Online registration begins April 10. Register before May 19 and you’ll be entered to win a free week of summer camp.
For more information, visit MontessoriToledo.org or contact the Summer Camp Director, Brandi Parcell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the summer your child will experience a variety of dynamic community partners that will keep them wanting to come back every single day. Magic shows, hula hooping experts, exotic reptiles, toddler music lessons, dog trainers, gymnastics, outdoor exploration, swimming, and more.
Level Up Village is a brand new community partner with WSM offering an amazing platform creating global classrooms through technology and innovative programming. WSM elementary campers will collaborate with campers in a third world country as they exchange ideas and solve challenges together. Montessori philosophy and curriculum promote an understanding and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all that exists and a consequent social policy that teaches we are stewards of the Earth. Level Up Village will offer two different weeks of programming throughout the summer. One week of programming includes introductory coding with a global twist! Students learn how to make animations and digital art using Scratch Programming Language from MIT. They learn how to snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and speak. Then, by collaborating with their global partner student through a series of video exchanges, they share their creations and showcase what they’ve learned about each other in their final creations.
Wood County Park District
18729 Mercer Rd., 419-353-1897. wcparks.org
Park Camps Connect Students to Nature
Summer camps with the Wood County Park District are just around the corner! Make the most of summer with half-day camps for children ages 5 – 15 from June 18th to July 27th. These fun and interactive camps are hosted at three different Wood County Park District Nature Preserves: W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Bradner Nature Presrerve, and Carter Historic Farm.
This summer features: Trail Tikes, a program where kids ages 5 – 6 years enjoy a nature hike, learn about our outdoor world, and create art. Explore Nature Camps for ages 7 – 8 years and Discover Nature Camps ages 9 – 10, encourage kids to have fun and get dirty with educational activities featuring the outdoors and interactive nature experiences. Explore/Discover the Farm Camps let kids experience summer life and play for kids growing up on a 1930s farm. Adventure Camp for 11-12 year-olds and Extreme Adventures for ages 13 – 15, motivate youth to explore and learn about nature through adventure activities such as canoeing, archery, geocaching, and repelling. Each day, a different natural science theme is highlighted with a fun activity.
Please register in advance. There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships available for assistance with fees. For more information, contact Jim Witter, Program Coordinator, at (419) 661-1697×1 or at email@example.com. To register, and for more information, please visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.
St. Ursula Academy
4025 Indian Rd., 419-531-1693. toledosua.org
St. Ursula Academy is excited to announce its variety of athletic and enrichment 2018 Summer Camps! Our athletic camps include a variety of sessions in volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, lacrosse, and softball—all taught by certified coaches and featuring SUA athletes! These camps run throughout the summer. SUA’s enrichment camps run for four days and will be limited to two weeks this summer (June 4 and June 11) as our building undergoes an exciting renovation. (Our full slate of camp offerings will resume in Summer 2019!) Our selection of enrichment camps this year include: A Day in the Studio (art camp), A Day in the Lab (science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp), A Day in the Kitchen (culinary camp), and American Girl Camp. We look forward to seeing Happy Campers in grades Kindergarten–8 this summer at SUA! Contact Rita Hayes, Director of Admissions, for more information: (419) 329-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2738 Shetland Rd., 419-841-3320. rosenbloomsfarm.weebly.com
For their 17th year, Rosenbloom’s Farm will offer a fun and safe learning environment that allows campers to discover life on the farm. Participants will get the full “farm experience” by caring for animals, participating in crafts and games, and spending time in the garden. All of the farm’s animals (horses, llamas, goats, donkeys, bunnies, snakes and more) are friendly and love interacting with children. Camp groups are kept relatively small, so be sure to register early!
Toledo School for the Arts
Summer Arts Camp & Toledo Opera Camp
7713, 333 14th St. # 4, 419-246-8732. ts4arts.org
Was your child born to perform? Then enrich your child’s life through the arts this summer, and where better to be creative than at the award-winning Toledo School for the Arts. In TSA’s Summer Arts Camp, students ages 10 – 14 will enjoy two weeks of four art experiences that will have them discovering their inner artist. Class choices include visual arts, animation, exploring instruments, creative writing, dance, improv, and makeup effects. Or choose Toledo Opera Boot Camp and do opera all day for two weeks! 9am-3:30pm: Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 15. For a full list and descriptions of classes, go to ts4arts.org. Families are invited to attend a TSA style concert and exhibit the last day of camp. Early registration is $340 by April 23 (a 20% savings!). The average staff/camper ratio is 1:12.
Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds Rd., 419-381-1313. mvcds.org/summertime
SummerTime at Maumee Valley offers weekly morning and afternoon classes for students entering grades 1 through 12, as well as “Hobbit” Preschool camp for half or full-day weeks. Camps and classes run from June 18 through July 27 (closed July 2-6) and are open to all students. Come explore the arts (performing and visual), academics, and athletics at SummerTime at Maumee Valley! Online registration is open.
Summer Horseback Riding Day Camps
351 Samaria Rd., Temperance, MI. 734-854-5825. stonehavenfarms.net
Located on 55 acres in Temperance, MI, Stonehaven Farms hosts 10 weeks of summer horseback riding day camps designed to teach first time riders through intermediates how to safely and knowledgeably work around and ride horses. Riding Day Camps are appropriate for 5 – 15 year old riders, beginner through intermediate in riding ability. Our experienced school horses and ponies are perfect for teaching any type of rider English style riding and jumping. Our camp curriculum teaches valuable horsemanship information through hands on fun horse activities and games. 4 and 5 day camps run from 9am to 2pm and begin on Monday, June 18, 2018. Please check out our Summer Day Camp Programs, Lesson Program for all ages and Boarding information on our website at www.stonehavenfarms.net. Reach us by phone at 734-854- 5825. Follow us on our Stonehaven Farms Facebook page for “up to the moment” information and program announcements.
St. Francis de Sales School
2018 Summer Camps
2323 W. Bancroft St., 419-531-1618. sfstoledo.org
St. Francis de Sales School is gearing up for another great summer! Each year our coaches and faculty members try to add something to make our camps even better than the year before. Held June 3 through July 18, our camps offer a variety of interests including Art Camp, Baseball Camp, Lacrosse, Cyber Camp, Music Camp, Football Camp, Robo Camp, Musical Theatre Camp, and much more! Our camps allow students to go deeper into their interests as we encourage them to “be who you are and be that well.” This year, St. Francis has a few camps for girls as well as boys.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
2417 Collingwood Blvd., 419-244-5061. ctwtoledo.org/summer_2018
Scholarships are also available at ctwtoledo.org/scholarships, and applications are due April 16, 2018.
Children’s Theatre Workshop is offering summer programs for ages 3-18 this year on a variety of topics—something for every theatre kid! Kicking off June 4, CTW will have nine straight weeks of theatre camps ranging from drop-in classes for preschoolers, to a summer-long musical theatre camp. For preschoolers ages 3-4, CTW offers a weekly drop-in class from 9:30-10:15 am on Thursdays. Campers ages 5-6 can enjoy a half-day, week-long theatre camp that combines introductory theatre concepts with a child’s natural inclinations to play. Theatre kids ages 7-9 and 10-14 will spend their day learning theatre terms, audition techniques, improvisation and theatre games. Design, rehearse and share a different short play each week!
CTW’s Costuming Camp includes instruction on hand sewing, fabric care, making patterns, and using a sewing machine. The Stage Makeup Camp curriculum includes a basic stage face, age makeup, nose and scar wax, fantasy and horror makeup, drag makeup, and others. The Improv Camps, split into ages 10-12 and 13-16, are a perfect introduction to the art of improv, or to polish skills! Musical theatre kids ages 10-18 can join CTW’s summer musical production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, which performs July 27-28, 2018. Older musical theatre students can join CTW’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, an intensive musical program for ages 13-18 and a special collaboration with Bird’s Eye View Circus! Performances are July 6-8, 2018.
Sunshine Studios Art Camp
305 Conant St., Maumee. 419-865-0251. sunshine.org
We all have unique talents, so all young artists are welcome at this camp, whatever their level of experience or ability. Children in the session beginning June 25 will be making wind bells, toad houses, bird feeders and a flower post. Young artists in the second session will boost their abilities by working on a pottery wheel to create unique art. $75 per week-long session, held either June 25-29 or July 23-27. The average staff to camper ratio is 1:6. Camps will be held from 10-11am for kindergarten through 3rd grade and from 1-2pm for 4th through 6th grade
Sunshine Summer Barn Camp
7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee. 419-779-0756.
The Sunshine Barn camp is more than riding. New this year: Mix and match sessions to best meet your busy summer schedule! Campers can progress riding skills, learning basic animal care and grooming, enjoy crafts and games. Snacks provided. And while our five horses— Bailey, Katie, Harley, Daisy and Taz— are often the centers of attention, our miniature ponies, goats, bunnies and even a llama love the time with children too. Each of the animals has a welcoming, gentle demeanor.
– 4 to 6-year olds: 2-5pm. Fridays, June 22 and 29, Sundays, Aug 5, Aug 12. Each session is $35.
– 6 years and older: Noon-4pm. Sundays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29 and Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, and Aug 2. OR 2-6pm. Fridays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, and 17. Each session is $50.
Saint Rose Catholic School
217 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874- 5631. saintroseonline.org/school/admissions/enrollment
Saint Rose has a camp for every child’s interest! From princess camp; Jedi camps, LEGO camp; sports, dance, futsal, baking, geocaching and more, the camps are opportunities for children in preschool through eighth grade to participate in weekly themed programming which will further enhance their fun and education during the summer. Saint Rose hosts three weeks of summer camps available in the month of June. Each camp runs Monday-Friday, 9am to noon. To register, view camp descriptions and more information, please visit the school enrollment page (listed above). Please contact Summer Camp Director, Annie Arthur, at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
YMCA of Greater Toledo
Day Camp: Best Summer Ever
Three Locations: Wolf Creek YMCA (2100 S. Holland Sylvania Rd., 419-866-9622); Francis Family YMCA (2000 W. Dean Rd., Temperance, MI. 734-850-9622); and YMCA Storer Camps (6941 Stony Lake Rd., Jackson, MI. 517-536-8607).
Try something new, meet new friends, be active, and have fun all day long. The YMCA of Greater Toledo encourages parents to give their kids the gift of camp.
Our experienced, well-trained YMCA of Greater Toledo staff provide opportunities for campers to develop skills and explore new interests in a safe, supportive environment. All activities are designed to be fun and stimulating to help prevent Summer Learning Loss. Campers will develop teamwork and leadership skills while building lifelong friendships. For information regarding YMCA of Greater Toledo Day Camp dates, please visit ymcatoledo.org/daycamp
Whiteford Valley Golf Club
7980 Beck Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI. 734-856-4545. whitefordvalley.com
Great rates, Great service, Great Golf
Junior Camp: 10-11:15am. June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. $50 per child.
Junior League: 2-4pm. Begins June 23 and runs for eight weeks. Call the Pro Shop to sign up or to get more info. Juniors play free with a paid adult
(ages 14 and under).
Footgolf: The passion of soccer meets the prestige of golf in this unique game, now in its fifth season at Whiteford Valley. Great for all ages and abilities. Great for families, birthday parties, groups or individuals.
Call for more info or group pricing. Show this ad and juniors get a large bucket of range balls free during the months of April and May.