2015 Summer Camp Guide


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Whether swimming, cycling or horseback riding, memorable experiences are just ahead! 

Build It

Levis Commons

5180 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg 

419.690.9311, builditperrysburg.com

Our focus is to teach 21st-century skills, so we pair kids up to foster teamwork, provide building challenges to promote critical thinking skills and allow campers the opportunity to show off their creativity. Most of the time kids are building with LEGO®, DUPLO® or K’NEX®. We have two options this summer: camps that last four days for 2 hours and a Workshop Series that lasts 2 hours/session.

Ages: Most classes are designed for grades K-6. Robotics, Movie Making and Minecraft® appeal to older kids as well. Open Play on Mondays from 10am-7pm and Saturdays from 10am-noon is designed for ages 2-12 years.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:6

Cost: $20, 2-hour workshop. $80, 4-day camps.


Camp Newaygo

5333 Centerline Rd, Newaygo, MI 

231.652.1184, campnewaygo.org

A magical day at Camp Newaygo starts with a polar bear swim or morning yoga. Campers explore their passions with activities like paddleboarding, ukulele class, fencing, windsurfing, gymnastics, and so much more! After an evening game of “Capture the Flag” with the entire camp, campers enjoy dessert around the campfire while singing with friends. 

Ages: Girls 7-17 years, Resident Camp. 3-10 years, Mom & Me Programs. All ages, Family Camp.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:3

Cost: One week of camp: $154, Mini Week: under $300, Mom & Me: $155 for one adult and one child, Family Camp: $95 per person.

Dates: June 2-August 1, Resident Camp Sessions. June 13-14 and June 19-20, Mom & Me.


Children’s Discovery Center

Jessica DeViney, Vice President

419-867-8570, childrensdiscoverycenters.com

School age children ages 6 to 10 will experience a unique opportunity to enjoy a summer filled with adventure, learning and fun. The children will take a “Journey through the Decades” and discover how pop culture and inventions have changed over the years. Groups will travel each week to field trip destinations around Toledo, including the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Art Museum, Maumee Bay State Park, Seneca Caverns, Grand Rapids Canal Boat and more.  Campers will have the opportunity to plunge into our commercial swimming pool each week and participate in team sports including basketball, soccer, dodgeball and more.

Ages:  Kindergarten-10 years.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:14

Cost: $194

Dates: June 8-August 14.


Gateway School

4650 W. Bancroft St

419.536.6503, gatewaypre-k.com

Gateway School Summer Camp is a day of fun and adventure. We explore our world, indoors and outdoors, with a spark of literature. Each day begins with an interesting book. We let the book color our imagination and follow the adventure.

Ages: 2.5-6 years.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:8

Cost: $75

Dates: May 26-May 29, June 1-July 2, August 3-August 13


Hunter’s Run

9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI 

734.856.2404, huntersrunmhja.com

Hunters Run campers meet in our clubhouse every morning to check in their gear. Then we head down into the barn where all children participate in grooming and tacking up the ponies and horses used for our first riding group. Campers then either have a riding lesson, bathe and learn basic horse care, or work on crafts. Groups rotate every 45 minutes to an hour. After lunch, campers play games and engage in horse obstacle courses. 

Ages: 4-12 years.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:3 for riding groups (1:1 for very young children), 1:6 for other activities.

Cost: $150, 3-day camp. $210, 4-day camp.

Dates: June 10-12, June 23-26, June 29-July 2, July 6-9, July 13-15, July 27-30, August 3-5, August 10-13. 


Kidz Watch

6819 W Central Ave.

419.843.2997, kidzwatch.net

During the summer, Kidz Watch is filled with fun activities that use a child-based curriculum and monthly themes. Special guests come to visit regularly, children participate in both indoor and outdoor activities, and programs are geared to all ages, including toddler, preschool, and school-age.

Ages: Geared toward 3-12 years, with camps for toddlers as well

Staff/camper ratio: Preschoolers: 1:12, school age: 1:18

Dates: June 1 – August 28


The Little Mouse Preschool

7041 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania 

419.882.2150, thelittlemousepreschool.com

Our preschool camp is designed to keep children socializing, learning and having fun over the summer months. Each week has a different theme to keep things fresh and the kids engaged. During the day, there will be a variety of activities to go along with the theme of the week, including arts and crafts, book time, and lots of outdoor play. We will also have guest speakers. Some themes include Wacky Water Week, Superheroes and Princesses, and The Great Outdoors.

Ages: 3-5 years

Staff/camper ratio: 1:12 for 3 years. 1:14 for 4-5 years, with extra camp aids as needed.

Dates: June 14-July 31. Choose which weeks and days to attend, or attend for the whole summer.


Notre Dame Academy Summer Rowing Camp

3535 W. Sylvania Ave.

419.475.9359, ndacrew.org

The NDA Summer Rowing Camp invites Toledo area junior high students and 9th graders to learn the basics of rowing. Campers will begin by taking a tour of the boathouse, and will then proceed to learn about the rowing shells and oars to gain insight to the sport of rowing. A typical day includes team building exercises, a group workout and learning the rowing stroke technique. 

Ages: Grades 7-9

Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:10 

Cost: $115

Dates: June 17-26. Wednesday-Friday during the first week, Monday-Friday during the second week


Rosenbloom’s Farm

2738 Shetland, Toledo 

419.346.1363, rosenbloomsfarm.weebly.com

The camp day starts out with campers helping with farm chores, such as gathering eggs, checking the garden for vegetables, and feeding our kid-friendly animals, including horses, donkeys, llamas and goats. The day continues with nature-related crafts, games and special activities, such as hayrides, making ice cream and working in our fairy garden. Healthy snacks are provided daily, along with a scrambled egg breakfast on Fridays. We also have a special farm picnic for the whole family to enjoy.

Ages: 3 years and older. In the past we have had some slightly younger kids who also had a great time. Parents are also welcome to stay and help out.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:7, or less

Cost: $125. Discount available for registering prior to May 1st.

Dates: June 29-July 3, July 27-July 31, and August 3-7. 


Stonehaven Farms Summer Horseback Riding Day Camps

351 West Samaria Rd, Temperance, MI

734.854.5825, stonehavenfarms.net

Located on 55 acres, Stonehaven Farms has summer horseback-riding day camps designed to teach beginning-to-intermediate riders how to safely and knowledgeably work around and ride horses. Our 14 experienced school horses and ponies are perfect for teaching any type of rider English-style riding and jumping. Our camps also teach riders valuable horsemanship information through fun horse activities and games. 

Ages: 5-15 years. Riding ability ranges from Beginner through Intermediate. 

Dates: 9am-1:30pm, each Tuesday. The first camp begins Tuesday, June 16. 


Imagination Station

1 Discovery Way, Toledo

419.244.2674, imaginationstationtoledo.org

Prevent brain drain this summer and create memories that will last a lifetime during Imagination Station’s Hot Summer, Cool Science Summer Camps. Each camp will take your camper on a weeklong adventure filled with science experiments, discovery and fun. Choose from three exciting summer camps: explore the science center’s biggest and messiest experiments for a week of sticky, gooey science fun during Super Splatter Science Camp, test your survival skills and prepare for unusual situations should such a moment ever arise during Survival Science Camp, or tinker, create and problem solve using only the tools available during Young MacGyver Camp.

Ages: 7-12 years

Staff/camper ratio: 1:8

Cost: $165 for members, $195 for non-members.

Dates: June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3: Super Splatter Science Camp. July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24: Survival Science Camp. July 27-31, August 3-7, August 10-14: Young MacGyver Camp.       


St. John’s Jesuit

5901 Airport Hwy.

419.865.5743, sjjtitans.org/summercamps

Summer is fun at St. John’s Jesuit! We offer a multitude of week-long FunCamps and SportCamps, so there’s something for every interest. FunCamps include archery, build-your-own arcade, chess, fishing, high adventure, math enrichment, robotics and science enrichment. SportCamps include baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, total athlete and wrestling. Our teachers and coaches are great with kids and know how to keep them engaged and challenged.

Ages: Grades 5-9 

Staff/camper ratio: 1:10 to 1:15

Cost: $55-80 

Dates: June through July


Sylvania Recreation

7060 Sylvania Ave.

419-882-1500, playsylvania.com

Sylvania Recreation’s sports camps focus on the general skills of various sports. We do a series of days, generally Monday through Friday, and usually 9am to 12pm. We focus on sports-specific aspects of whatever sport the child is practicing.

Ages: Entering 3rd-8th grade.

Staff/camper ratio: Depends on the sport, but typically 1:8-1:10

Cost: $50-65               


St. Ursula Academy

4025 Indian Rd.

419.531.1693, whttp://www.toledosua.org

SUA is Girl Power—spend time this summer at one of SUA’s camps just for girls. SUA offers a variety of camps that will not only educate, but entertain. Regardless of your interest, there will be a camp for you as we have many offerings. We promise you will leave a “Happy Camper.”

Ages: 5-13 years (grades K-8)

Staff/camper ratio: 10:1, grades K-4. 15:1, grades 5-8

Cost: $75, prices vary based on the camp

Dates: June 15-July 17; each camp lasts approximately half a day for four days.


SummerTime at Maumee Valley Country Day

1715 S. Reynolds Rd. 

419.381.1313, maumeevalleysummertime.org

At SummerTime at Maumee Valley, campers create their own week according to their interests. Campers choose a weekly specialty class for the morning, afternoon, or both, picking from academics, the visual or performing arts and athletics. Childcare before camp from 7:30am-9am and after camp from 3:30pm-5:30pm is available at no extra charge.

Ages: Preschool (age 4 by September) through High School.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:15, or less.

Cost: $120/week for a half-day class; $228/week for either a full-day class or a morning/afternoon combination.

Dates: June 15-26, July 6-24


STEM Summer Camp at Penta Career Center

9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg 

419.666.1120, pentacareercenter.org

Students arrive by bus from their school about 9:45 a.m. and head with their group to their scheduled program for that day. Programs showcased this year are Manufacturing Technologies, Culinary Arts, Public Safety/Criminal Justice, Construction Technologies, and Computer Hardware and Networking. Over five days, students will visit all five programs and participate in hands-on, real-life STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) applications. Lunch is provided and a bus returns them to their school.

Ages: Students in grades 7-9 who reside in one of Penta’s 16-member school districts.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:10

Cost: $25, includes transportation, lunch, supplies and a t-shirt.

Dates: June 15-19


Toledo Botanical Garden

5403 Elmer Dr.

419.536.5589, toledogarden.org

Participants in Toledo Botanical Garden’s summer camps should be ready for exciting, hands-on learning at one of the two campuses: the main campus on Elmer Drive and the urban farm near downtown. Campers should dress for the weather, as much of the activity takes place in the great outdoors.

Ages: 6-12 years, or 9-10 years and older. 

Staff/camper ratio: 1:10

Cost: $23-$35, with discounts for TBG members.

Dates: June 16, 18, 23, 25, July 7, 9, 14, 16, and August 4. 9am-noon. 


Toledo Ballet

5327 Monroe St.

419-471-0049, toledoballet.org

4-5 year olds follow the Toledo Ballet Creative Movement and pre-ballet curriculum. Enrichment activities include animal-themed story time, exploring circus animals, creating crafts, and enjoying snack time. 6-8 year olds take a classical ballet class each day. They also explore other types of dance, including jazz, character, and modern, and learn to prepare costumes and props. This program includes the study of Swan Lake. Both groups explore Peter & the Wolf and have a mini-performance at week’s end.

Ages: 4-8 years

Staff/camper ratio: 1:8 for ages 4-5. 1:12 for ages 6-8.

Dates: June 22-26, July 20-24: Dance with the Animals Camp. July 6-10, July 20-24, July 27-31: Ballet Intensives & Pre-Intensives. July 13-17: Musical Theatre.


Toledo Public Schools

Summer RAISE or PLATO Academy

Locations vary


RAISE: 2.5 hours of reading intervention in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and vocabulary comprehension to help students improve reading ability and comprehension. 

Ages: Third grade students who have not met the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and will be retained in third grade.

Staff/camper ratio: 15:1, for RAISE, with Special Education teachers also available for support. 5 content-area teachers are available daily for PLATO.

Cost: Free 

Dates: June 8-July 10. 9am-11:30am (with free lunch at 11:30am), Monday-Thursday, RAISE.


PLATO: 3 hours of supervised web-based learning. Content-area teachers (science, math, English, etc.) are on-site to assist students as needed.

Ages: High school students who need/desire additional instruction and learning.

Staff/camper ratio: 5 content-area teachers are available daily for PLATO.

Cost: $100 per semester course for Toledo city residents, $135 non-Toledo residents. PLATO. TPS students can apply for one $50 scholarship toward one semester course.

Dates: 9am-noon, Monday-Thursday, PLATO.


Toledo Volleyball Club

2901 Key St. #2, Maumee 

419.794.4656, toledovolleyballclub.com

We fill the morning, from 9:30am-noon, with fun and exciting games that develop the necessary skills in volleyball while encouraging a fun, competitive atmosphere. High amounts of reps with tremendous amounts of technical coaching is the basis of training by the TVC staff. At a TVC camp, you can count on getting better at volleyball and having fun doing it! 

Ages: 9-12 years for the Youth program. 12-14 years for the Junior Program. 14 years and up for the High School Program.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:7

Cost: $125.00


Toledo Zoo

2700 Broadway St, Toledo 

800.653.8000, toledozoo.org 

Toledo Zoo summer camps feature live classroom encounters with animals, games and activities, animal-themed crafts and tours of Zoo exhibits. Camps are focused on specific topics throughout the summer, providing a theme to the week’s activities. Campers are provided with a daily snack, 2 camp t-shirts and a camp water bottle.

Ages: 4-15 years. 4-5 year old camps are 3 hour sessions; 6 years and older are 6 hour sessions.

Staff/camper ratio: Varies, but for most ages, it is 1 staff and 1 teen volunteer for 10 campers. For the 4-5 year olds, it is 2 staff and 2 teens for 16 campers.


Owens Community College

Owens Community College offers exciting and educational ways for kids ages 6-17 to spend their summer days! Enroll in Summer Kids Classes. Choose from Sports and Agility Training, cooking classes, FX makeup camp, ACT Prep for teens and more!

More info – call (567) 661-7357, email wcs@owens.edu or go online www.owensworks.com


YMCA/JCC Summer Camps

Locations vary ymcatoledo.org

YMCA camps provide a variety of opportunities to help ensure that youth are learning and being physically active in the summer. Campers also learn how to be responsible and resourceful, work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that will help them grow as individuals – all while having fun.

Ages: Grades 1-5, Day Camp. Ages 11-13, Teen Camp. Grades 2-12, Storer Overnight Camp. Ages vary, Sports and Specialty Camps.

Cost: $135-$300, with most camps being $175, for Zoo members. $155-$325, with most camps being $200, for non-members. $15 discount for siblings and/or multiple camp registrations. 

Dates: June 8-August 14.


Westside Montessori

7115 W. Bancroft St, Toledo 


13587 Roachton Rd, Perrysburg 



Each week, programs will feature a presentation, event or entertainment provided by a partner in the greater Toledo area. There are three different summer camp programs, based on age, that are geared toward providing children with educational opportunities consistent with the Montessori program. Outdoor exploration is incorporated in all programs. 

Ages: 13 months-3 years, Little House Camp. 3 years-Kindergarten, Children’s House Camp. 1st-4th grade, Elementary Camp. 

Staff/camper ratio: 1:5 for Toddlers, 1:12 for Children’s House, 1:12 for Elementary.

Dates: June 10-July 31.

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