Summer is coming fast! It’s time to find the perfect summer camp for your child,
and we’re here to help. Check out some of the great local camps that are happening in the Toledo area. There’s something for everyone.
Childcare Adventures Early Learning Center
3544 Glendale Ave. | 419-385-5880 | childcareadventures.com
June 5th – August 18th
Campers from 5-12 years old can go back to a simpler time as they unplug from the electronics to live and work on a mini farm in the city. The campers will be responsible for gardening which will serve as a source for their meals. Other activities will include hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips around Toledo. This camp is sure to leave kids with a new appreciation for Mother Nature.
Children’s Discovery Center’s Camp Discovery
6450 Weatherfield Court Suite 3. | Maumee | 419-867-8570
June 5th-August 18th
School-age children from kindergarten to ten years old can spend the summer filled with fun and adventure at Camp Discovery. This summer will feature a science fair theme that allows campers to experience hands-on concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Campers will have the opportunity to swim each week and participate in team sports. Weekly field trips include the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Art Museum, Maumee Bay State Park, Seneca Caverns, Grand Rapids Canal Boat, and more. Snacks and lunches are provided daily, and care is offered from 6:30am-6pm.
Forte School of Music and the Arts
3208 W. Sylvania Ave. | 419-471-2100 | fortemusicandarts.com
Camps run throughout the summer
The summer is a great time for kids to try their hand at a new interest. Forte School of Music and the Arts offers students one-on-one classes year round for all instruments, voice, stage presence, and musical theatre.
As the largest music school in the Toledo area, they provide the most professional faculty in one location. Classes are open to children and adults
St. Rose Catholic School
217 E. Front St. | Perrysburg
419-874-5631 | saintroseonline.org
Camps offered weekly throughout June
St. Rose Catholic School has a camp for every child’s interest. Children in preschool through eighth grade can choose one of the many themed weekly camps that include princess camp, superhero camp, grossology, Star Wars, sports galore, baking and design, cosmetology jr., and geocaching. Find a complete list online.
SummerTime at Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds. | 419-381-1313 | maumeevalleysummertime.org
June 19-30 and July 10-28
SummerTime at Maumee Valley has something for everyone. The camp offers weekly half-day classes for 1st-12th grade students that focus on the arts, athletics, and academics. All classes are taught by school teachers or experts in the field, and SummerTime prides itself in the emphasis on learning while still having fun. Before and after camp care is also provided at no additional charge. Registration started in March and is open to everyone.
7223 Maumee Western Rd. | Maumee
419-794-8647 | sunshine.org
June 19th-23rd and July 17th -21st
Sunshine Communities is excited to offering two camps this summer. Sunshine Studios will host week long art camps for Kindergarten to 6th graders with a focus on creativity in pottery. Campers will work on several projects including a unique garden art piece. Sunshine Acres will be also hosting one or two day camps throughout June that allows campers 6 and older, including adults with special needs, to spend a day at the barn learning to ride horses and take care of animals. Both Sunshine Communities’ camps are geared towards campers who are abled and those with special needs.
Toledo Area Humane Society
827 Illinois Ave. | Maumee
419-482-7110 | toledohumane.org
Multiple camps running from June 8th – August 10th
Spend the summer with adorable animals at the Toledo Area Humane Society. If you have an animal lover who is between 5-14 years old, this would certainly be a camp they’d enjoy. TAHS offers single day and multi-day camps throughout the summer. Campers will have a chance to tour the shelter, visit with the pets, play animal-themed games, and create a cool craft.
West Side Montessori Summer Camp
7115 W. Bancroft. | 419-866-1931 | montessoritoledo.org
Weekly sessions beginning June 14th – August 4th
WSM Summer Camp specializes in high quality programming with visits from community partners that bring fun and engaging hands-on activities for campers to enjoy. WSM Summer camp utilizes the Montessori practice which focuses on peace, grace, courtesy, and respect for the child. Children as young as 13 months up until those entering fourth grade are eligible to attend. Elementary age campers have the opportunity to participate in daily swim time, while the younger ones enjoy outdoor water play every day.
YMCA of Greater Toledo
Camps offered throughout the summer
The YMCA offers a variety of camps throughout the summer, including their always popular Storer Camps which allows groups to stay overnight. The YMCA also has hundreds of day camps across the Toledo area. Review the complete listing and find the perfect one for your child online.
4650 Bancroft St. | 419-536-6503 | gatewaypre-k.com
Weekly camps offered from Monday-Thursday
May 30th-June 29th and July 31st-August 17th from 8:30am-11:30am
Younger children can join in the fun of summer camp at Gateway School. With two, three, or four day sessions per week, these little campers can spend the morning exploring the fun weekly themes. Some themes this summer include: Let’s Sparkle which focuses on preparing for the Fourth of July, making some noise with Crash Bang Boom Music, and enjoying ice cream and snow activities with Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Heather Downs Country Club
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. | heatherdowns.com
Camps run throughout the summer
Heather Downs Country Club will be hosting their annual golf programs for all ages. If you missed the spring Junior Academy, there are still plenty more programs this summer. A Junior Golf Camp will run for four separate weeks throughout the summer with additional Saturday clinics. The Adult and Ladies Golf Academy is a seven week program that includes instruction and course play. For those interested in focusing on short game, The Short Game Golf School is a four lesson program that teaches proper mechanics for wedge play, pitching, chipping, sand play, and putting. All golf programs and camps are taught by Director of Golf, Dan Sutton and his staff.
5327 Monroe St. | 419-471-0049
Various camps occur throughout the summer
Step into summer with the Toledo Ballet’s summer courses. Young dancers can spend time this summer working with internationally renowned dance instructors and choreographers. The intensive courses are intended for dancers who have been enrolled in classes previously and are at Levels 5-7. Pre-intensives are offered to students at Level 3 or 4 and are half-day classes. Students interested, but not at the listed level, may audition for placement in the courses. For younger dancers, a Fairy Tale Dance Camp is being offered which will help camper cultivate their imagination, make new friends, and discover the joys of performance.
Rocket Volleyball Camps
2801 W. Bancroft St. | 419-530-7255
Camps run from July 8th-13th
The University of Toledo is offering volleyball camps for players interested in learning more about volleyball techniques. For 7th-12th graders, one day position specialist camps are offered. Campers will focus on improving their position as setter and middle blocker, or outside hitter and defensive. A week-long All-Skills Camp is also offered. The youth all-skills camp is intended for grades 4th-8th and the high school all-skills camp is for 9th-12th graders. This is a great way for your volleyball player to improve their game.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
3701 Highland Park NW | N. Canton, OH
1-800-968-4332 | campinvention.org
Camps run June – August.
Camp Invention is perfect for young imaginations! This summer will offer all-new curriculum that lets campers from kindergarten to 6th grade explore real-world problem solving and creative thinking. Local educators will lead a week of hands-on activities including entrepreneurship, blasting rockets, wiring a circuit, and creating a Spy Gadget Alarm Box.
St. Francis de Sales High School
2323 W. Bancroft St. | 419-277-7702
Camps run June 4- July 14
There’s something for everyone this summer at St. Francis de Sales. Various sports camps are offered in June and July for boys in grades 2-9. There’s also a variety of academic camps, including graphic design camp, art camp and musical theatre, just to name a few, for boys and girls in grades 5-8. You can find a complete listing of all the academic and athletic camps online
2108 Collingwood Blvd. | 419-243-3275
June 19-23, June 23
Kids can get creative at Collingwood Presbyterian Church. For students entering grades 1-6, they can spend a week experiencing workshops about a variety of different creative arts including choir, hand bells, chalk drawing, clay sculpting and more! Camp runs from 9am to 12:30pm. On the last day of camp there will be a celebration showcase where campers will display and perform their art.
First Congressional Church
2315 Collingwood Blvd. | 419-243-6248
Camp runs June 11- June 14
First Congressional Church’s Vacation Bible School is open to all students 3 years (must be potty-trained) through 12th grade. With a camp motto of “Search the visible discovering the invisible”, the scripture focus for this camp is Colossians 1:15-16. The camp runs from 5:30-8:30pm and dinner will be served Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Camp Courageous & The Arc
12701 Waterville-Swanton Rd | Whitehouse
419-875-6828 | campcourageous.com
Weekly camps from June 4th-October 1st
Camp Courageous & The Arc offer a variety of camps throughout the year for children and adults with developmental disabilities. These camps range from Residential Camps, Weekend Camps, and Day Camps. The Residential Camps are intended for individual 15 years and older and run from Sunday afternoon through Friday morning. Campers will enjoy delicious meals and daily activities and programs. All counselors are trained through the Department of Developmental Disabilities standards, and onsite and on-call nursing services are provided by Registered Nurses.
National Train Day
415 Emerald Ave. | 419-241-9155
May 6, 9:30 am -4 pm
If your kids love trains, you won’t want to miss this! National Train Day celebrates the importance of passenger and freight trains. At this one day event you’ll find model trains of all sizes, train rides for the kids, a children’s safety workshop, food, prizes and much more!
Let’s Be Friends Preschool
801 Scott St. | Maumee
419-893-3476 | letsbefriendspreschool.com
June 12th-June 23rd
Let’s Be Friends Preschool offers a two week summer program for children from 3-5 years old. The camp runs from 9:00am-11:30am, and will feature two themes: nature and pretend. Each day campers will enjoy a craft that explores one of the themes, play games, and sing songs.
Mini Motions Dance Center
2437 Tremainsville Rd. | 419-473-0999
July 10-27. Times vary depending on age.
Get moving this summer at Mini Motions, a dance and gymnastics center opened by Sue Hays in 1991. The 2017 Summer Program begins on July 10 and offers focused class sessions held twice a week through July 27. Kids aged 2-12 can pick age-appropriate classes focused on different styles of dance and gymnastics, including ballet, hip hop, tap and tumbling. Please register by July 6.
The Maritime Academy of Toledo
803 Water St. | 419-244 -9999
June 12-23. Grades 5-12.
Did you know that Toledo has one of only 18 Maritime-Themed public schools in the United States? Even if they aren’t a student, your child can benefit from the school’s focus on character development, independence, accountability, discipline and education during a summer program. From 8am-noon, during the weeks of June 12 and June 19, children in grades 5-12 can get their feet wet and learn the ropes of nautical and maritime values.