2019 Summer Camp Guide Part 1

Now is the perfect time to start planning for an active, engaging summer. We’ve rounded up a variety of camps— from sleep-away options to sports camps to fun on the local stage— to provide something your child is sure to enjoy.

Children’s Theater Workshop

2417 Collingswood Blvd.
419-224-5061 | ctwtoledo.org

Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) is offering all sorts of camps this summer. Most are based in acting and improvisation, but there are also special topics classes like devising, costuming, and triple threat. CTW is also offering two summer musical theatre camps, The Mystery of Edwin Drood for teens and Seussical for middle school. Summer camps at CTW are meant to be a relaxing, fun way to get your theatre kid’s drama out of the house and onto the stage— almost all of these programs are meant to be inclusive of kids who are still fairly new to theatre.

The details:

Camp dates: June 3 – August 9
Camp times: Most are 9am-3pm, some 9am-1pm, and others in the evening.
Ages: Most of the camps are split into ages 4-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14. The musicals are for ages 10-17 and 13-18.
Camp cost: Range from $100-$180 and scholarships are available.
Register: ctwtoledo.org/registration.

Bellwether Farm

4655 State Route 60, Wakeman, OH
440-839-0088 | bellwetherfarm.com

Bellwether Farm offers overnight summer camps where school-age children (K-12) can immerse themselves in fun, engaging activities. All campers will have an opportunity to learn about organic gardening, animal care, and creative cooking. They will also participate in traditional camp activities including swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, fishing, field games, and archery. Bellwether Farm offers a variety of camps for different ages, including Day Camp, Mini Camp, Summer Camp and Leadership in Training Camp.

The details:

Camp dates: June 17 – July 20, depending on the camp
Camp times: Drop-off on Mondays from 2-4pm, pickup on Saturdays 10am
Ages: Kindergarten -12th grade
Cost: $200 to $850, depending on the camp
Register: bellwetherfarm.com/register

Toledo School of Arts

333 14th Street
419-246-8732 | ts4arts.org

The Toledo School for the Arts offers arts classes, including visual art, ukulele, video, game design, and the Toledo Opera Youth Opera Camp. For more information and a complete list of classes, visit ts4arts.org.

The details:

Camp dates: June 3-7 and June 10-14.
Camp times: 9am – 3:30pm
Ages: 10-14. The Toledo Opera Camp is 10-18.
Cost: Register by April 26 – $340. After April 26 – $425.
Register: contact Devin at 419.246-8732 x291 or register online at ts4arts.org
Other: Plan to pack your lunch. No lunch options available on site.

Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-381-1313 | Mvcds.org

School may be out for summer, but the learning doesn’t stop at Maumee Valley Country Day School. With a full, fun schedule of camps and classes offered for students in grades 1-12, you may have trouble narrowing down and picking which ones to attend! From sports camps to STEM options, to musical classes and cooking camps, and everything in between, summer activities here are varied, engaging and seemingly endless! Plus, before camp care is available from 7:30-9am and after camp care from 3:30-5:30pm.

The details:

Camp dates: Weeks of June 17 & 24; July 8,15& 22
Camp times: Half day: 9a-12p or 12:30- 3:30p; Full day: 9a-3:30p Before and after camp care is available.
Ages: Grades 1- 12, depending on the camp
Cost: Fees range from $139 – $299
Register: mvcds.org or 419-381-1313 ext 175
Other: Be sure to check the complete list online. There are so many camps offered!

EduCare Academy

Several locations
419-693-7550 | Educareacademy.com

Summer camps at EduCare Academy keep kids engaged all summer long, thanks to a curriculum that encourages critical thinking, creativity and innovation. With weekly field trips, indoor and outdoor activities and daily healthy meals, campers will have a memorable summer experience.

The details:

Camp dates: June 10 – August 19
Camp times: 9am – 4pm
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $118/ week for part-time camp; $169/week for full time care
Register: educareacademy.com/summer-camp
Other: Early drop off and extended care is available.

St. Rose Catholic School

217 E. Front Street, Perrysburg
419-874-5631 | Saintroseonline.org

Saint Rose Catholic School is offering a variety of camps to keep kids engaged and educated all while having fun this summer. Camps are available to three different age groups with a host of weekly offerings. From Preschool Picasso and Superhero camps for the youngest kids, to Soccer Shots, LEGO Camp and American Girl Adventure Camp for those in the middle and Art Exploration to #LifeHacks (just to name a few!), the range of options is wide enough to have something for everyone.

The details:

Camp dates: Week of June 3, 17, 24
Camp times: 9am-12pm, Monday – Friday
Ages: 3-13
Cost: $150/week for PreK kids; $100/week for K-8 graders
Register: saintrosepb.wufoo.com/forms/saint-rose-summer-camp-2019/
Other: All campers receive a free t-shirt and get a snack and juice each day.

Children’s Discovery Center

Several Locations

Hosted by the Children’s Discovery Center, Camp Discovery is a program designed to help children learn and grow during the summer months. This year, campers will have the opportunity to explore games from a unique perspective using the STEM educational approach. They’ll explore the design of video games and create their own coding, test the structural integrity of Jenga and learn comprehensive drawing and painting techniques used in game creation. At the end of the summer, children will have the opportunity to create and showcase their own game concept during the Arts and Games Festival.

The details:

Camp dates: June 3- August 16
Camp times: Full day camps, with care provided from 6:30am-6pm
Ages: Kindergarten graduates through 4th grade
Register: childrensdiscoverycenters.com
Other: Campers go on weekly field trips. Children’s Discovery Centers also have their own private recreation campus with a pool. Sibling discounts are available.

Wood County Park District

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
419-353-1897 | Wcparks.org

Make the most of summer with nature, heritage, and adventure at Wood County Park District. The park district is offering a variety of nature and farm camps to keep your children engaged in the great outdoors. Nature camps are filled with nature, active adventure, outdoor skills, and more. Farm camp give campers the experience of life on a 1930s farm.

The details:

Camp dates: June 10 – July 26
Camp times: 9am-12 noon and 1-4pm
Ages: 5-15
Nature Camps: Trail Tikes ages 5-6, Explorers ages 7-8, Discoverers 9-10, Adventurers ages 11-12, and Voyagers ages 13-15
Farm Camps: ages 7-8, ages 9-10, and ages 11-12
Cost: $60
Register: wcparks.org
Other: Wear clothes for adventuring!

Toledo Lucas County Police Athletic League

Community Services Station | 2145 N. Cove Blvd.
419-936-3444 | toledopal.com

The Toledo Lucas County Police Athletic League (Toledo PAL) offers a variety of sports skills camps all summer long. Participants can choose from golf, soccer, basketball or baseball camps. There is also a one-week Crime Scene Investigation camp which will focus on hands-on activities with actual Toledo Police Department crime scene investigators. These camps are free to children entering third grade up to age 18. Hurry— registration is already open!

The details:

Camp dates: camps run one week in length, from June 10- August 16
Camp times: Camps are half-day: 9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm
Ages: for kids entering 3rd grade to age 18
Cost: Free! There are no residency or income restrictions.
Register: toledopal.com
Other: Choose only one camp per child, either morning or afternoon session.

National Alliance On Mental illness (NAMI)

2753 W. Central Ave.
419-243-1119 | Namitoledo.org

The local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting several KidShop/TeenShop events this summer. KidShop/TeenShop is a workshop for kids diagnosed with a mental illness or if they are living with a loved one with a mental illness. The workshop teaches kids about mental illness and coping skills and helps them to form friendships with peers who live similar experiences. Outings this summer will include The Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, and Wildwood MetroPark.

The details:

Camp dates: Saturdays, June 15, 22, & 29; July 6, 13, 20
Camp times: 10am-2pm includes lunch
Ages: 6-17
Cost: FREE
Register: namitoledo.org

Flying Change Farm

6635 Whiteford Road, Ottawa Lake, MI
734-854-6405 | flyingchangehorsefarm.com

Your child can learn the basics of horsemanship in a safe and fun environment at Flying Change Horse Farm. These summer camps are designed to build self-esteem and self confidence in your child.

The details:

Camp dates: Weeks of June 10,17; July 1, 29 and August 6
Camp times: 10am – 2pm
Ages: 5 years and up
Cost: $105 – $215
Register: flyingchangehorsefarm.com
Other: Discounts available for multiple kids or multiple sessions. Wear jeans and bring your boots!

St. John’s Jesuit High School

5901 Airport Highway
419- 865-5743 | sjjtitans.org

This summer St. John’s Jesuit High School is offering athletic, academic enrichment and fun camps.They are the only Catholic School in NW Ohio to partner with the National Inventors Hall of Fame to host Camp Invention: Supercharged. With a wide variety of offerings and half-day camps that can be paired to create a full day experience, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs — and your child’s interests!

The details:

Camp dates: Camps are offered the weeks of June 10, 17, 24, and July 8 and 22
Camp times: A variety of half-day options that can be paired to create a full day. Camp Invention, new this year, is a full day option from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Ages: students entering grades 1 – 9
Cost: $75, except for Jr. Basketball ($35) and Camp Invention ($230)
Register: sjjtitans.org
Other: Supervision provided in the Carty Fox Commons between camps. Campers should bring a bagged lunch. Vending machines available.

Rosenbloom’s Farm

2738 Shetland
419-841-3320 | Rosenbloomsfarm.weebly.com

For their 18th 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, snake and more) are friendly and love interacting with children. Camp groups are kept relatively small, so be sure to register early. Camps run the week of June 24 and July 22 and 29.

The details:

Camp dates: June 24 and July 22 and 29

MetroParks Toledo

419-407-9700 | metroparkstoledo.com

Nothing beats a summer day spent outdoors and with the camps offered through MetroParks Toledo, you can immerse your child in nature and let their imaginations soar. MetroParks Toledo have lots of fun, engaging camps like Survival Camp, Tree Climbing, Archery and many, many more. Check out the website for complete listings.

The details:

Camp dates: June 10 – August 2
Camp times: Varies depending on the camp
Ages: 3-17
Cost: Varies depending on the camp
Register: metroparkstoledo.com/discover/special-events-and-programs/summer-camps/
Other: Cost includes a free t-shirt and transportation for field trips. Campers should bring a packed lunch and reusable water bottle each day.

Sylvania Rec Center

7060 Sylvania Avenue
419-882-1500 | playsylvania.com

Stay active and build skills through Summer Sports Camp at Sylvania Rec. Camps place an emphasis on fundamentals of the game and give campers the chance to expose themselves to a new sport or just learn more about a sport they already love. Camps include everything from basketball to tennis to cheerleading, skateboarding and more.

The details:

Camp dates: Camps start the week of June 3
Camp times: Times vary depending on the camp
Ages: Open to students entering kindergarten through grade 8
Cost: $30- $60
Register: playsylvania.com
Other: Summer Day Camp is offered Monday – Friday from 6a-6p at TamO

Toledo Ballet

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

Got a dancer in your house? He or she can spend time twirling, dancing and learning at Toledo Ballet in the Princesses and Super Heroes class. Or if you have a young one that would like to explore different dance genres, the Dance Exploration Camp could be the perfect way to spend summer afternoons.

The details:

Camp dates: June 24-28, July 8-12
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: $105 for 1 week and $200 for 2 weeks; 6-8 year olds: $120 for 1 week and $230 for 2 weeks
Register: toledoballet.net

Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way, Toledo
419-244-2674 | imaginationstationtoledo.org

No need to worry about the summer slump thanks to camps at Imagination Station. They are offering STEM camps for kids ages 6-13 with four themes for each age category. Whether you participate in Pirate-ology, Young Mac Gyver or Cardboard Creators (just to name a few- find the whole list online), your child will have fun while learning loads of cool stuff!

The details:

Camp dates: Camps run weekly beginning June 3 with camps at BGSU and the University of Findlay and then at Imagination Station beginning June 10.
Camp times: Full day with extended day from 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Ages: Micro Molecules Camp – ages 6-8. MacroMolecules Camp – ages 9-13
Cost: $175/week for members; $200/ week for non-members
Register: imaginationstationtoledo.org/workshops-camps/summer-camp
Other: Campers need to bring a packed lunch. And don’t forget your SPF!

YMCA of Greater Toledo

Various locations
419-729-8135 | ymcatoledo.org

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, as well as day camps and overnight camps.

The details:

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: Camps open to kids 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.

West Side Montessori

7115 W. Bancroft St, Toledo
419-866-1931 | montessoritoledo.org

The fun and learning doesn’t stop during the summer at West Side Montessori. Here the school partners with organizations and small businesses for a unique presentation, hands-on demonstration or a full-blown event that provides a one-of-a-kind experience. With half-day and full day options available to ages 13-months to 10-years, there really is something for all children. This summer’s camp theme is Create Your Own Adventure.

The details:

Camp dates: June 5- August 3
Camp times: half-day and full day options
Ages: 13-months to 10-years
Cost: Varies depending on the week.
Register: montessoritoledo.org/?module=Page&sID=summer-camp
Other: Bring a bagged lunch.

Toledo Repertoire Theatre

16 10th Street, Toledo
419-243-9277 | toledorep.org

Lights, camera, action! The curtain goes up on three fun camps at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre this summer. Choose from Broadway:The Best of the 90s, The Rep Goes Pop!, 360 Degrees of Theatre or try all three! This is a great way for interested children to get a closer look at theatre or for more experienced thespians to hone their skills.

The details:

Camp dates: Week of June 24; July 15 & 22
Camp times: M-F 9am-3pm
Ages: 7-17
Register: toledorep.org

Sylvania STEM Center

3315 Centennial Rd, Sylvania
stemcenter@sylvaniastem.org | Sylvaniastem.org

Sylvania STEM Center is offering a variety of camps to ignite wonder and spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. With camps like Exploratory STEM, LEGO WeDo Robotics, Building Your Own 3D Printer and Underwater ROV Exploration, it’s sure to be a summer of learning and adventure!

The details:

Camp dates: June 3- August 2
Camp times: Varies – camps range from 2-3 hours
Ages: Students entering grade 1 – grade 12
Cost: $125 – $325, depending on the camp
Register: sylvaniastem.org

Hunters Run

9241 Secor Road, Temperance, MI
734-856-2402 | huntersrunmhja.com

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.

The details:

Camp dates: June 12 – August 15
Camp times: 9:30am- 2pm daily, with 2, 3 and 4 day camps available
Ages: 4 – 12
Cost: $105-$215
Register: huntersrunmhja.com
Other: Discounts offered for returning campers or those with multiple kids enrolled. Extended care is also available.

Heather Downs Country Club

3910 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo
419-385-0248 | heatherdowns.com

Heather Downs Country Club is offering a Junior Golf Academy and Junior Golf Camp to teach children and teens 18 and under everything they need to know about the game of golf. The Golf Academy teaches about the clubs, short game, chipping and putting as well as rules of golf and course etiquette. The Junior Golf Camp teaches kids skills needed to play the game.

The details:

Camp dates: April 27- May 5; June 8 -29; July 13- Aug 3
Camp times: 10 and under: 8- 9:30am; 11 and up: 10 – 11:30am
Ages: 18 and under
Cost: $80 – $100
Register: 419-385-0248

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