9241 Secor Rd. | Temperance, MI
9:30am-2pm | Ages 4+.
$150/three day camp | $210/four day camp
Program length: (Camp 1) June 8-10, Wednesday-Friday. (Camp 2) June 13-16, Monday-Thursday. (Camp 3) June 28-30, Tuesday-Thursday. (Camp 4) July 5-8, Tuesday-Friday. (Camp 5) July 11-14, Monday-Thursday. (Camp 6) July 18-20, Monday-Wednesday. (Camp 7) August 1-3, Monday-Wednesday. (Camp 8) August 8-11, Monday-Thursday. (Camp 9) August 15-17, Monday-Wednesday.
Camp Focus: Children get a hands on experience learning proper care for their horses, how to tack up their horses, how to give a horse a bath, how to make horse treats, along with various crafts which the children will be able to take home with them.
Most anticipated summer activity: A mock horse show on the last day. 4 day campers have a pizza party on the last day.
Summer at West Side
7115 W. Bancroft St. | 419-866-1931
13587 Roachton Rd. | 419-874-9835
Day Camp. Ages 13 months through Grade 4. Prices vary.
Program length: WSM offers camp for nine consecutive weeks. Campers can attend one or all of the weeks! Camp begins Wednesday, June 9 and ends Wednesday, August 3.
Camp focus: Adventure awaits through exciting community partners and top-notch programming. Check out the program website for weekly partners and themes!
Most anticipated summer activity: Throughout the summer WSM will work with 16 different community partners. Campers can look forward to trains, reptiles, archery, swimming and more!
Most popular activities: Elementary campers love swimming every afternoon and our exciting field trips. The younger campers enjoy visiting with the reptiles from Frogtown Exotics!
St. Francis de Sales High School Summer Camp
2323 W. Bancroft St.
419-531-1618 | sfsknights.org
Day camp. Grades 4-9. $55-$75. All camps are throughout June and July. Sports camps are boys only, academic camps are boys and girls, except Robo Camp, which is boys only.
Program length: Baseball camp (4-7pm, June 5 & 9am-noon, June 6-8, grades 4-9). Basketball camp (9am-12:30pm, session 1 is June 13-15 and session 2 is June 20-23, grades 4-9). Football camp (9am-12:30pm, June 27-30, grades 4-9). Golf Camp (9-11:30am, June 13-16, grades 4-9). Lacrosse camp (9-11:30am, July 18-20, grades 4-9). Soccer camp (9am-noon, July 11-14, grades 2-9). Art camp (12:30-3:30pm, June 13-16, grades 6-8). Music camp (9am-noon, June 21-23, grades 6-8). Cyber camp (9am-noon, July 11-15, grades 5-8). Graphic design camp (9:30am-noon, June 13-16, grades 6-8). Robo camp (8:30am-noon, June 13-17, grades 5-8, space limited to 18 people).
Camp Focus: Encouraging students to develop and build stronger skills in whichever camp they sign up for.
SummerTime at Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-381-1313 | maumeevalleysummertime.org
Cost: For incoming first grade through high school: $120 per weekly half day camp/class, $228 per weekly full-day camp/class (materials fee may be additional). Preschool camp: $195 per full-day week, $110 per weekly mornings, $95 per weekly afternoons
Staff/camper ratio: 1:16 or less
Ages: 2 through high school
Program length: June 13-July 1, closed July 4-8, back open July 11-22. Hours are 9am-3:30pm. Half day is 9am-noon, or 12:30-3:30pm. Before and After Camp Care is available at no extra charge from 7:30-9am and 3:30-5:30pm.
Camp Focus: We offer weekly half-day classes (that can be combined for a full-day) in Academics, Athletics and The Arts (performing and visual) for incoming grades 1-12. Our preschool (ages 2-5) camp runs weekly themes for half-day or full-day.
Most anticipated summer activity: We have some favorite classes returning and some new classes to offer students from all over the area.
Most popular activities: Due to the variety of classes and camps, students can pick the ones that best suit their interests. Make your own summer!
Children’s Theatre Camps
2417 Collingwood Blvd.
419-244-5061 | ctwtoledo.org
Day and night camp options. $75-$225. 6-18 years.
Staff/camper ratio: Between 1:5 and 1:20
Program length: Most camps are one week, one is three weeks, one is all summer long! They range between three hours and eight hours per day.
Camp focus: All camps have a theatre focus, but they vary between acting, choreography, improvisation, musical theatre, technical theatre, and stage makeup.
Most anticipated summer activity: We love our summer musicals, “FAME, Jr” and “A Year with Frog and Toad” because there’s a fully mounted public performance at the end. Our campers love to show their stuff!
Most popular activities: The 6-9 year old camps.
Campfire story: All of our programs take place in CTW’s building, in the Collingwood Arts Center, so there’s lots of fun, spooky ghost stories associated with the building.
Toledo Volleyball Camp
2901 Key St. | Maumee
Single day clinics and three-day camps. Ages 4-grade 12. $40-$195.
Program length: Camp options— College Experience Camp (9th-12th graders with High School Varsity or National Level Travel Experience. 1:30-5:30pm, June 11-13. $195.). General Skills Camp (7th-10th graders, 9:30am-noon, June 11-13. $95). Clinics include 14 different, single-day sessions for ages 4-18, with specific skill or positional work.
Camp focus: The multi-day camps provide a well-rounded and intensive experience, led by top collegiate coaches from University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and University of Southern Indiana. The clinics include a variety of specific workshops throughout July, including VolleyTots Summer Camp (ages 4-8) and clinics for grades 3-6: skills and drills, tryout tune ups, serving, footwork, hitting, blocking, arm swings, hand positioning and more. All clinics are $40 each, or $30 for two or more. For a full list, see online.
University of Toledo Volleyball Camp
John F. Savage Arena.
2025 Douglas Rd | rocketvolleyballcamps.com
Day camp. Grades K-12. $100 for position specific camps, $175 for all-skills camps.
Program Length: Youth All-Skills Camp (July 11-15, grades K-8). High School All-Skills Camp (July 11-15, grades 9-12). Outside/Right Side/Libero Camp (July 10, grades 6-12). Setter/Middle Blocker Camp (July 9, grades 6-12).
Camp Focus: Athletes will hone their volleyball skills in sessions with UT players and staff, in the recently renovated Savage Arena.
Activities: The day starts with a group warm up and stretch, followed by skill set training relevant to the position specific camp. The day ends with scrimmages and game play.
Toledo Ballet Dancing Dolls Camp
5327 Monroe St.
419-471-0049 | toledoballet.net
Day Camp. June 27-July 1 & July 11-July 15. Ages 4-8.
Program length: Morning: (1-2:30pm, ages 4-5). Afternoon: (2:30-4:30pm, ages 6-8).
Camp focus: Aspiring ballerinas will learn about the storybook ballet Coppelia, about a doll who comes to life. They’ll learn some ballet basics, and do doll related arts and crafts. Campers are encouraged to bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal. They will put on a small performance on the last day.
Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camp
2 Hippo Way
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org/camps
Day Camp. Ages 4-15. $135-$340, member discounts apply.
Staff/camper ratio: 1:10, for most camps; 1:7, for ages 4-5 and experience based camps.
Program length: M-F. 9am-3pm, for most camps. 9am-noon, or Noon-3pm, for ages 4-5.
Camp focus: Animals, environment and fun.
Most anticipated activity: Meeting animals up close.
Most popular activities: Watermelon Wednesdays, Zoo Tours and animal games.
Forte Music School
3208 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-471-2100 | Fortemusicandarts.com
Ages 6 to adults. $20 for 30 minute lessons once a week, with advance student options of $40 for a 60 minute lesson. $80-$160 per month.
Focus: While not a summer camp, Forté offers a slightly different tune that your child can carry on throughout the year. Children of all ages can stimulate their brains, enhance their creativity and take lessons for all musics. Forté is the largest, most professional music school in Toledo, with around 20 music teachers with either college training or professional performance experience.
Program length: The school schedule is very flexible and lessons will be tailored to your needs. Most teachers are available Monday through Friday, and a few even teach on the weekend. Contact the school for up to date times.
Most anticipated activity: Have you ever seen a child discover they can play, or sing, a beautiful song? Experience the joy, confidence and the fruits of your child’s hard work during the two free student showcases every year— plus plenty of performance opportunities for students.
Toledo Area Humane Society
827 Illinois Ave. | Maumee.
419-891-0705 | toledohumane.org
Day camp. Ages 5-14. $25 single day, $75-$150 multiple days.
Program length: Both single and multi-day camps are available in a few age ranges.
Single day options: For ages 5-8: Mini Furball Fall (June 9 or August 3) and Pet Safety 101 (June 8). For ages 7-12: Dog Grooming 101 (June 9), Dog Lovers (June 8 or August 4) and Frisky Feline Fun (June 7 or August 2). For ages 9-13: Canine Coaching (June 22 or July 28), CSI for Animals (June 21), Pet Photography (July 26) and TAHS Shelter Detectives (June 23 or July 27).
Multi-day camps: Junior Animal (ages 10-15, $150, June 28-30 or July 19-21). Paws and Claws (ages 7-11, $150, July 12-14). Waggin’ Tails (ages 5-8, $75, June 14-16). Critter Creations (ages 8-12, $75, June 14-16). Careers with Animals (ages 10-14, $75, June 21-23 or July 26-28).
Camp focus: Learning about animal behavior, care and fun with visits, animal themed games and crafts.
Most anticipated activity: During each camp, children will take a tour of the shelter and visit with a few of our furry friends.
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th St.
419-243-9277 | Toledorep.org
Day Camps. Ages 7-16. $125.
Program length: 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. There are three one week long summer intensive drama camps: “Theatre Through The Ages” (June 27-July 1), “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Theatre” (July 18-22) , and “Build Your Own Broadway” (July 25-29).
Camp focus: Acting, dancing, singing, play writing, technical design, theory, foundational components of live theater, and more.
Most anticipated activity: “Theatre Through The Ages” and “Build Your Own Broadway” will perform a showcase of their talents at 3:15pm on the last day of camp.
Phlox: An Online Summer Camp from Thinking Habitats
419-419-5115 | ThinkingHabitats.com/Phlox
Anytime camp. Grades 9-12. $320. Discount with Toledo appreciation code: Toledo16
Staff/camper ratio: Phlox is an interactive online learning program. Each learner is paired with an expert mentor who will give them personalized tips and feedback daily.
Program length: 2 weeks x 1 hour per weekday = 10 hours of learning time. The program is self–paced, so log on when it’s convenient for you and your learner. Offered in June, July, and August.
Camp focus: Phlox is all about college and career readiness. Put together a toolbox of good thinking skills and reading strategies. Unbox your thinking to be successful in life. Make thinking fun again.
Most anticipated summer activity: Learn critical thinking while reading and learning about your own community. Check out your local news reports online. What is going on in your community? What’s hopping? Is the news reporting accurate? Learn the difference between facts, opinions, and good explanations.
Campfire story: The camp pet is an octopus. Do you know why? You’ll figure it out.
M.A.D Camp (Music, Art & Drama)
2108 Collingwood Blvd.
419-243-3275 | collingwoodpc.net/madcamp
Day camp. Grades 1-6. $25 per child, or $50 per family up to 4 kids.
Staff/camper ratio: 1:10.
Program length: 9am-noon, Monday-Friday, with a special Friday showcase event at 7pm.
Camp focus: All types of art, including music, drama, and visual arts.
Most anticipated summer activity: The last day we have our Bravo! Celebration, where children perform and/or display their various works of art.
Camp rumor dispelled: MAD Camp is open to everyone, not just members of the church.
Summer Programs at Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Dr.
419-536-5566 | Toledogarden.org
Day camp. Ages 6-12. $18/members and $23/non-members, unless otherwise noted.
Program length: Most classes are single sessions, 9am-noon. Camp Dig It is a new, multi-day camp (July 26-28).
Camp focus: Students will learn about gardens through diverse program offerings. Art classes: Fairy Gardens (June 24), Art of Nature Journaling (June 29, ages 10+, $20-$25) and two Blooming Artists workshops, Garden Masterpieces (July 12) and Farm Creations (July 13). Pioneer programs, $34-$42 if attending both: Pioneer Life (July 19) and Wagons Ho! (July 20). Students will learn about athletic animals during Animal Olympics (August 2, $18-$23). Kids get their hands dirty during Camp Dig It, a three-day gardening and farming camp (July 26-27, $50-$65).
Metroparks Offers Summer Camps for Kids
Kids won’t have time to be bored this summer if parents enroll them in one (or more!) of the camps offered by the Metroparks of Toledo. The youngest (3-5 year-olds) can enjoy a Wee Workshop with a parent, doing crafts and having outdoor adventures, or be dropped of to spend a few hours hiking, climbing and chasing insects with camp counselors. Five- to seven-year-olds can become Outdoor Explorers or Park Pals, with emphasis on hiking, playing in nature. Junior Scientists aged 8-12 will work on experiments with soil and habitats, get to know animals with Fins and Feathers, work on individual and team skills at Survival Camp, explore nature Through a Lens, or spend a day as a soldier might have. Archery, Paddling, Animal Tracking, and Time Traveling camps are available for older kids, as are a STEM camp for future field biologists, art in nature camp, and camps for fishing and kayaking.
Members pay less for the camps,
but anyone can become a member by calling Metroparks at 419-407-9700.
Check the website at www.metroparkstoledo.com for information
about all camps and other activities in the Metroparks this summer.