2020 Summer Camp Guide

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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.

Toledo Zoo 

2 Hippo Way, Toledo

In July and August, the Zoo will offer single day sessions of popular camp topics for limited numbers of campers. Make crafts, meet animals and explore the Zoo! 

Times: 9am to 3pm (no extended care available)
Ages: 5-10 years
Camp Cost: $45 for members; $55 for non-members

  • ZooMazing Race – July 7, July 22, August 6, August 21
  • Rainforest Adventure – July 8, July 24, August 11
  • Cool Cats – July 9, July 28, August 7
  • Awesome Animals of Australia – July 10, July 23, August 18
  • Creepy Crawly Animals – July 14, July 29, August 12
  • Animal All-Stars – July 15, August 4, August 19
  • Splash Bash! – July 16, July 30, August 13
  • Animal Giants – July 17, August 5, August 20
  • Radical Reptiles – July 21, July 31, August 14 

Registration: visit www.toledozoo.org/camps 

Children’s Theatre Workshop VIRTUAL

Collingwood Arts Center
2417 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo

This summer, CTW is offering online theater camps, which are a combination of live Zoom classes and prepared content that can be accessed anytime. Prepared content includes crafts, videos and “on-your-own” theater prompts. Each group meets once a week, Tuesday or Thursday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Campers will be split into 4 groups, depending on age. CTW is also offering Zoom Plays and Summer Cabarets for ages 7-17, starting June 8th. 

Camp dates: Tuesdays, June 30 – July 21 (for ages 5-6 & ages 7-8); Thursday, July 2- 23 (for ages 10-12 & ages 13-15)
Camp times: 10am-2:30pm on T; 10:30am – 4:15pm on Th,
Ages: 5-15 years.
Camp cost: $35-$70.
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 office@ctwtoledo.org.

On Target Outfitters

3246 W. US 224, Findlay, OH 45840
(330)423-5101 (ext. 3)
After a long season inside, what better way for your kids to spend summer than to be outside exploring and learning new skills? Archery, riflery, fishing, camping and survival are some of the activities we teach at On Target Outfitters. Not only do we get kids out in nature, every day also includes a Christian message about the Creator of it all.
Camp dates: July 6 – August 5
Camp times: Morning Camps 9 AM to Noon and Afternoon Camps 1 PM – 4 PM
Ages: Grades 1-8
Camp cost: $60-$70
Registration: Register Online at www.OnTargetOutfitters.org

Country Lane Tree Farm 

3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa
(419) 461-1298

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.
Cost: $70-$250.
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 two 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: July 26-27.
Camp times: July 26: 11am – 9pm; July 27: 9am – 5:30pm.
Ages: High school juniors and seniors.
Camp cost: $200.
Registration: Register on findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharmacy-summer-camp 
Any questions can be directed to fitzpatrick@findlay.edu 

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 15 – July 3 (closed June 29- July 3). 
Ages: 2.5 – 16 years old.
Cost: $139 – $299.
Registration: Register online at www.mvcds.org/SummerTime 

Camp Invention 

Toledo Christian School | 2303 Brookford Drive
Toledo Grove Patterson Academy | 3020 Marvin Avenue, Toledo

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. This year, camp will be held at Toledo Christian school in July, keeping in mind safety guidelines for COVID19. For those who prefer to stay home, Grove Patterson Academy is offering an online course in June. 

Camp dates: June 22-26; July 27-31
Camp times: 9:00am – 3:30pm.
Ages: Grades K-6.
Cost: $175 online; $235 onsite.
Registration: Visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. 

St. Ursula Academy 

4025 Indian Rd., Toledo

SUA looks forward to seeing Happy Campers in grades 5 through 9 this summer! SUA enrichment camps include a variety of topics that will run throughout July. 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: July 6-24.
Camp times: Times vary; see website.
Ages: Grades 5-9
Camp cost: $20-$90
Registration: register online at toledosua.org 

Sleek Academy 

519 Ordway Ave., Bowling Green

Sleek Academy will be hosting Camp Inventions from the National Hall of Fame of Inventors programs this summer! 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 STEAM activities in the mornings and swim in our wading pools in the afternoon. 

Camp dates: June 8 through July 3.
Camp times: M-F, 9 – 11am
Ages: 5 years to 13 years of age (K-6th grade).
Camp cost: $130 per week for camp plus aftercare; $70 per week for camp.
Registration: sleekacademy.us.

Hunter’s Run 

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
Cost: $160-$225.
Register: huntersrunmhja.com
Other: Discounts offered for returning campers or those with multiple kids enrolled.


1600 Albon Rd, Holland, OH 43528
(419) 491-1194

Sky Zone is offering an epic experience for all campers complete with TONS of jumping, crafts, games, and a PIZZA PARTY on Fridays. Campers just need to come dressed for FUN in active-wear clothing and bring a sack lunch for Monday-Thursday. Sky Zone provides snacks! 

Camp dates: June 29 through July 31
Camp times: 8am – 1pm
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $99 per week.
Registration: https://www.skyzone.com/toledo/programs/skycamp 

Metroparks Toledo VIRTUAL Camp 

Log-on to Nature this summer with Metroparks Virtual Camps. Each week of camp is different and includes exclusive experiences and engagement through age-appropriate hands-on activities including virtual escape rooms, crafts, games and special guest appearances from our partners at Nature’s Nursery and The Toledo Museum of Art. Campers will receive a delivery of a week’s worth of materials 1-3 days prior to the beginning of each camp week. The delivery includes materials for 10 games, crafts or activities and access to five exclusive interactive live naturalist talks. Camp T-shirts will be made available for purchase separately and mailed.

Camp dates: June through August
Camp times: Naturalist talks will occur Monday-Friday 11am-11:45am.
Ages: 3-12
Cost: $25 per week
Other: An internet connected device with a camera is required.

Toledo Museum of Art VIRTUAL Camp

Campers will engage in exclusive age-appropriate art-based activities exploring nature through many mediums, including writing, painting, drawing, music, and more. Campers will receive a delivery of all required materials for the week’s art activities 1-3 days prior to the beginning of the camp. The delivery includes materials for 10 games, crafts or activities and access to five exclusive interactive live talks from Metroparks Toledo Naturalists and our friends at the Toledo Museum of Art. 

Camp dates: June 29 – July 3
Camp times: Live talks will occur Monday-Friday 11am-11:45am.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $25
Other: An internet connected device with a camera is required.
Additionally, popular camps such as Wee Workshop and Outdoor Explorers will return through July and August. Spaces are limited. Check out all details at www.MetroparksToledo.com/camp 

YMCA of Greater Toledo 

With numerous locations throughout the area, the YMCA is a perfect pick for summer camps. On the schedule this year are a wide variety of sports and specialty camps, both in-person and virtual.

  • Camp dates: Varies depending on camp and Y location. 
  • Camp times: Half day, full day and overnight options available. Times vary depending on the camp. 
  • Ages: 3-18 
  • Cost: Varies by branch and by camp. 
  • Register: ymcatoledo.org or your local Y. For overnight summer camps, visit ymcastorercamps.org or call at (517) 536-8607. 
  • Other: Some camps require a swimsuit, others a bagged lunch. Special instructions can be found online. 

Mini-Motions Dance Center 

2437 Tremainsville Road, Toledo

Young dancers will learn tap, ballet, jazz dance and tumbling, offered at a variety of levels. There is no registration fee for the summer programs and Mini Motions provides ballet and tap shoes where applicable. 

Class dates: July 6-24
Class times: M,W,F, Sa evenings, 2 x week
Ages: 2-12
Cost: $68-$78
Register: Call 419-473-0999


Toledo Ballet 

5327 Monroe St., Toledo
419-471-0049 | toledoballet.net 

Toledo Ballet is offering Story Book Ballet Camp, where little ballerinas will explore the magical world of books through creative movement, coordination, and beginning ballet. For the slightly older dancers who would like to explore different dance genres, the Dance Exploration Camp could be the perfect way to spend summer afternoons. 

Camp dates: June 22-26, July 20-24
Camp times: 4-5 year olds: 1-2:30pm; 6-8 year olds 2:30-4:30pm
Ages: 4-8
Cost: 4-5 year olds: $97 per week; 6-8 year olds: $120 oer week
Register: https://www.toledoballet.com/ballet/2020-summer-classes/ 

Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way, Toledo

Virtual Design It! Campers explore the engineering design process as they solve design challenges about animals, transportation (on Earth!), space travel and so much more! 

Super Splatter Science: Mega Messy Mash-up ON-SITE
Who’s ready for the super splatteriest summer ever? We have combined all of our favorite ooey gooey, majorly messy science experiments into one spectacular camp. From slime to rockets and foam to fizzing, campers are sure to have a messy good time! 

Make. Code. Create.
Curious minds want to know…how the science center builds its exhibits! During a week full of creativity, construction and fun, campers will explore circuitry, MAKE parts move and CODE robots and micro:bits. Then they will use everything that they learned to CREATE an exhibit prototype. 

The Toledo Museum of Art 

2445 Monroe St., Toledo OH 43620

Mixed Media Painting
Inspired by the Museum’s collection, Instructor Adrienne Armstrong will teach students to explore techniques in painting that go beyond using a brush! A variety of materials may be used such as oil pastels and paint. 

Miniature Sculpture
Instructor Amanda Speer will guide you in designing your own small-scale works influenced by TMA’s collection. Students will use a variety of materials such as air-dry clay or wire. 

  • Dates: June 29 – July 3 
  • Times: Students will be invited to virtually attend an optional, live-stream session with the instructor on Friday, July 3, at 10am and 2:30pm, respectively. 
  • Ages: 8-10 
  • Cost: $25 for members/ $30 for non-members 
  • Register: online at toledomuseum.org 

Wood County Park District 

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve | 29530 White Road, Perrysburg Carter Historic Farm | 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
419-353-1897 | wcparks.org 

CAMPS ARE CANCELLED, but daily programs will be run from June through August. Visit the website for details. 

Maritime Academy CANCELLED

803 Water St, Toledo

Sylvania Recreation CANCELLED

7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania

Open Arms Wellness Center CANCELLED 

At Pearson Metropark 761 S Lallendorf Rd., Oregon
(419) 720-8604

SafeSplash + SwimLabs CANCELLED 

1510 Spring Meadows Dr. #D-100, Holland

West Side Montessori CANCELLED 

Toledo: 7115 W Bancroft | Perrysburg: 13587 Roachton Rd.
(419) 866-1931 | (419) 874-9385

Children’s Discovery Center CANCELLED 

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

Thrive Childcare CANCELLED 

3530 Seaman Road Oregon, OH | 419-691-6316
1134 Professional Drive Perrysburg | 419-873-0870

The University of Toledo CANCELLED 

2801 W. Bancroft St.,Toledo, OH 43606

Sunrise Gymnastics Academy CANCELLED

3640 Holland Sylvania Ave, Toledo OH 43615

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