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*With COVID-19, these summer camps are subject to change or be canceled. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
Summer Camps allow children to have educational experiences outside of the classroom, to practice social skills, and — perhaps most importantly — to get them away from technology and out of the house (and your hair!). Plus, summer camps are a blast! Whether you send your children to two, or more, camps each summer, the options below will offer something for every child you know.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
Collingwood Arts Center
2417 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo
There’s something for everyone at The Children’s Theatre Workshop, offering creative and theatrical summer camps! Theatre day camps for ages 4-11 combine theatre fun with the typical wacky summer camp hijinks, while students ages 11-17 produce a short play in a week. Add improvisation camps, choreography workshops, costuming workshops and two summer musical productions, “Into the Woods” and “Dear Edwina, Jr.,” and you’ve got a summer PACKED with drama–the good kind!
Camp dates: Starting June 1 and ending Aug. 8.
Camp times: 9:00AM-5:00PM, 1:00-5:00M and evening options as well.
Ages: 4-18 years.
Camp cost: $80-$180; $10 off if you register by April 3.
Registration: Go to www.ctwtoledo.org/summer-2020 for detailed information on the camps, payment plans, sibling discounts, FAQs, and the registration link. Need more information? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Arms Wellness Center
At Pearson Metropark
761 S Lallendorf Rd., Oregon
Little Yogi Summer Camp is presented by instructor Ashley J Hirzel, LMT, owner of Open Arms Wellness Center. Each camp introduces yoga and meditation to children through song, dance, games and crafts. Each day we do something different: nature hiking, fishing, water sports and playground activities. Immerse your little yogis in one of Open Arms’s 3 or 4 day Summer Camp!
Camp dates: June 24 – 26 or July 6 – 9.
Camp times: 9AM – 1PM.
Ages: 4-10 years.
Camp cost: $90 or $125.
Registration: Contact Ashley at email@example.com.
Country Lane Tree Farm
3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa
In the Pony/Horse Camp, campers learn how to groom their pony/horse and saddle up and ride for 30-45 minutes each day. The Farmer Day Camp allows campers to go “behind the scenes” to help with animal care and chores, including how to milk a real cow! Both sets of campers will enjoy daily barrel train rides, a straw maze, crafts, nature walks and more. As these are very personalized camps, the number of participants is limited. Each camp includes a t-shirt, pizza party and free admission to a Fall Festival Day!
Camp dates: June & July; 2, 3 and 5 day camps available (check website for details).
Camp times: 9:30AM – 1PM.
Ages: 5-12 years.
Registration: Call 419-461-1298 to reserve a spot ($50 non-refundable deposit required that is then applied to camp cost).
University of Findlay College of Pharmacy
1000 N Main St, Findlay OH 45840
University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Camp is a five day long event where incoming high school juniors and seniors will learn about career opportunities in pharmacy, receive first-hand experience in Findlay’s state-of-the-art laboratories, meet other students who share your interest in pharmacy, meet College of Pharmacy faculty and staff, get to know the University of Findlay and the city of Findlay, and learn about pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and therapeutics.
Camp dates: June 21 – 25.
Camp times: Sunday 2:00PM – Thursday 3:00PM.
Ages: High school juniors and seniors.
Camp cost: $395.
Registration: Register on findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharmacy-summer-camp
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Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Experience a one-of-a-kind, incredibly adventurous summer on the over 75+ acre campus of Maumee Valley! With over 30 class offerings to choose from, including Hobbit Camp, Ready Set First Grade, LEGO Masters Jr, Forest School Camp, Photography, Sculpture, Kids Yoga, Soup-A-Stars in the Kitchen, Harry Potter, Junior Chef, Shakespeare, Squishy Circuits, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, and so much more, there’s sure to be a class your child loves. Class sizes are limited, so register today!
Camp dates: June and July (see website for dates).
Camp times: 9:00AM – 12:00PM; 12:30PM to 3:30PM. Morning care 7:30AM – 9:00AM.
Ages: 2.5 – 16 years old.
Cost $139 – $299.
Registration: Register online at www.mvcds.org/SummerTime
Toledo Christian School | 2303 Brookford Drive, Toledo
Grove Patterson Academy | 3020 Marvin Avenue, Toledo
Waterville Primary School | 457 Sycamore Lane, Waterville
The Camp Invention® program is the only nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program for kindergarteners through 6th graders that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. At Camp Invention, children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on STEM-based challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, collaborate with teammates and build invention prototypes.
Camp dates: June 8-12.
Camp times: 9:00AM – 3:30PM.
Ages: Grades K-6.
Registration: Visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).
West Side Montessori
Toledo: 7115 W Bancroft | Perrysburg: 13587 Roachton Rd.
(419) 866-1931 | (419) 874-9385
West Side summer camp is filled with exploration of every sort! From gardening and cooking, to sports and games, to academic work in our Montessori classrooms, there is always something fun going on at camp. Campers learn about the world around them and develop their sense of independence and self-confidence through the variety of different and interesting experiences of summer camp within the Montessori environment.
Camp dates: June 3 to July 31.
Camp times: 8:30AM -3:30PM.
Ages: 13 months – 3rd grade.
Camp cost: $200/week
St. Ursula Academy
4025 Indian Rd., Toledo
SUA looks forward to seeing Happy Campers in grades preschool through 8th grade this summer! SUA enrichment camps include a variety of fun and educational topics—in several different sessions–that will run throughout June and July. Favorite camps, such as American Girl, will be offered once again, in addition to new camps! SUA’s athletic camps will also be offered and run by SUA’s very own coaches. Spend your summer with the Arrows at St. Ursula Academy!
Camp dates: Camps run throughout June and July.
Camp times: Times vary; see website.
Ages: Pre-K through 8th grade
Camp cost: $35-$100
Registration: register online at toledosua.org
Wood County Park District
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve | 29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Carter Historic Farm | 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Half-day nature and farm camps with the Wood County Park District are for kids to learn, get dirty, and have fun. Nature Camp for ages 5 – 15 teaches nature and adventure skills, while Farm Camp covers farm chores while campers can play in a 1930s living history setting. Make the most out of summer with wcparks.org!
Camp dates: June 15-July 31.
Camp times: 9:00AM – 12PM or 1:00PM – 4:00PM.
Ages: Ages 5 – 15 years.
Camp cost: $65 per week. Ask about Camp Scholarships courtesy of the Cody Clayton memorial fund.
Registration: Register on wcparks.org.
Children’s Discovery Center
7033 Lighthouse Way | Perrysburg | 419-872-4510
11090 Avenue Rd. | Perrysburg | 419-874-8203
3839 Talmadge Rd. | Toledo | 419-474-8303
8011 Dutch Rd. | Waterville | 419-878-8689
1640 Timberwolf Dr. | Holland | 419-861-1060
Navigating the Wilderness explores the beautiful nature preserves, streams, caverns and more of Northwest Ohio! Camp Discovery will provide real-life opportunities to work together to create a sustainable shelter, find food and water, identify safe and edible plants and berries, learn basic first aid. navigate and chart, and get creative with nature. The lessons and skills gained this summer will give children the tools they need to be responsible and creative thinkers in our area.
Camp dates: June 1 to August 14.
Camp times: 9:00AM – 4:00PM. Extended hours 6:30AM – 6:00PM.
Ages: Kindergarten graduates through 4th grade.
Camp cost: $228 per week
Registration: Contact a location near you to request a registration form.
519 Ordway Ave., Bowling Green
Sleek Academy will be hosting Camp Inventions from National Hall of Fame of Inventors summer programs the month of June! They include the following: DIY Orbit, Farm Tech, Innovation Force, and Deep Sea Mystery. In July and the first part of August, Sleek Academy summer camp kids will participate in K-6th grade S.T.E.A.M activities in the mornings and swim in our wading pools in the afternoon.
Camp dates: June 1 through August 16.
Camp times: Full day 7:30AM-5PM; half day 7:30AM-11AM.
Ages: 5 years to 13 years of age (K-6th grade).
Camp cost: Full day $130 per week; half day $70 per week. Daily rates available; email Erica.
Registration: Email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment form.
3530 Seaman Road Oregon, OH | 419-691-6316
1134 Professional Drive Perrysburg | 419-873-0870
Camp Thrive is an action-packed environment for school-age children in a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment. The core of our camp is our camp counselors, who create an environment where relationships with Jesus and others are developed and valued. Children in Camp Thrive experience new things each day; they go on field trips each week, have onsite visitors, and engage in hands-on and group activities designed to encourage and inspire them.
Camp dates: June 1 to Aug. 14
Camp times: Centers are open 6AM-6PM; activities/field trips start as early as 8:00AM.
Ages: entering 1st grade through 12 years old.
Camp cost: Varies; call for details.
Registration: Call one of our locations to schedule a tour.
9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI
Spend time outside enjoying 61 acres at Hunter’s Run Summer Camp. Kids will enjoy the safe, fun environment while receiving top quality equine training. Camp includes a daily riding lesson, as well as horse care, crafts and games. Each session has a show on the last day so campers can show parents and family what they’ve learned.
Camp dates: June 9 – August 19 (3 and 4 day camps).
Camp times: 9:30AM- 2PM with extended care available.
Ages: 4 – 12
Other: Discounts offered for returning campers or those with multiple kids enrolled.
803 Water St, Toledo
Maritime Academy is hosting a fun-filled, academic-based summer camp to help students get caught up on missed curriculum due to the shortened school year. In addition to academic review, camp-goers will enjoy a variety of activities, including swimming, cooking, learning with LEGOs and wrestling. The goal of this camp is to provide summer fun while also helping students feel more prepared for the upcoming school year.
Camp dates: June 1 – June 11 (tentatively).
Camp times: Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM.
Register: Only open to Maritime Academy students. Call 419-244-9999 to register.
Imagination Station Virtual Summer Camp
Campers explore the engineering design process as they solve design challenges about animals, transportation (on Earth!), space travel and so much more! Campers will begin their day interacting virtually with each other and Imagination Station’s camp counselors for 90-minutes before diving headfirst into their daily design.
Camp dates: June 8 – 12, June 15 – 19, June 22 – 26, June 29 – July 3
Camp times: Virtual campers will receive online instruction from 9:30 to 11:00am, a daily design challenge and passes for a future visit to Imagination Station.
Ages: Kids ages 6-13
Cost: $75 per child, per week camp.