Summer Camp Guide 2016: Part 1

Sunshine Summer Barn Camp

7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee. 419-779-0756
Day Camp. Ages 6+. $100.

Staff/camper ratio: Roughly 1:1, with volunteers.
Camp focus: Health and care for barn animals, horsemanship skills, daily riding lessons.
Most anticipated activity: Riding on any of our four horses.
Most popular activities: Riding and painting.
Camp rumor: You know it’s a going to be good day when Noah the donkey opens up the morning with his loud bray.


Hunter’s Run

9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. 734-856-2404
9:30am-2pm. Ages 4+.
$150/three day camp, $210/four day camp. 

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 to take home.
Most anticipated summer activity: A mock horse show on the last day. 4 day campers have a pizza party on the last day.


Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camp

2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721.
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.


Notre Dame Summer Academy

3535 W. Sylvania Ave.
Day Camp. Ages K-12.
Cost, and staff/camper ratio varies by camp.

Most popular activities: We’re very excited to bring back popular “Discover” Camps such as Safe Sitter, Baking, Fused Glass, Voice and Audition and Theater Mania.  We offer many new camps such as Scrapbooking, Etiquette, Italian Cooking, Card Making, Self-Defense, Sewing/Crochet and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI). We also offer Academic camps in Study Skills and 7th/8th Grade Math/Writing Tune-Up. Summer at NDA would not be complete without our ever-popular Sports Camps including Basketball and Fencing.


First St. John Lutheran Day School

2471 Seaman St.,  
419-691-6480 |
Day Camp. $64-$160. 6am-6pm, June 6 – August 5.

Staff/camper ratio and ages: 1:8 (age 2 ½), 1:12 (ages 3-5), and 1:18 (ages 6-12).
Camp focus: Preschool – Keeping children safe and having fun! School Age –  Keeping skills sharp to return to school prepared
Most anticipated activity:  End of summer Talent Show.
Most popular activities: Field trips.


Rosenbloom’s Farm Camp

2738 Shetland Rd. | 419-346-1363 | 
Day camp. Ages 3+. $125 per week, with early bird discount.
Talk to Linda for any special requests. 

Staff/camper ratio: 1:7.
Program length: 9am-noon, Monday-Friday, plus option for extended day. 
Camp focus: Nature and farm related activities. 
Most anticipated activity: The hayrides and scrambled egg breakfast. 
Most popular activities: Having fun with all the animals, including goats, chickens, horses, llamas, bunnies and more. 
Camp rumor: The wildlife secretly has a party at night with all the animals in the barn!


Sunshine Studios

305 Conant St., Maumee | 419-891-8877
Day Camp. Ages K-3, grades 4-6 $90

Staff/camper ratio: 1:6.
Program length: Two week-long sessions: 10-11am for K-3, 1-2pm for grades 4-6. 
Camp focus: Throwing, hand-building and extruding clay; surface techniques.
Most popular activities: Making miniature houses. This year, we’ll make fairy cottages.


YMCA Storer Camps

517-536-8607 |
Overnight camp, Kids entering grades 3-12 
$619/1-week, $1129/2-weeks. Discounts available.

Camp focus: Plug-in to the Outdoors
Most anticipated activity: Nature Room, tree climbing, campfire and paddle sports.
Most popular activities: Swimming, kayaking, horseback riding and ziplining.
Camp Motto: “I’m Third” as in “God first, others second, I’m third.”
YMCA Day Camp options: Preschool Day Camp, Sports and Specialty Camps, Gymnastics and Cheer Camps, Summer Child Care for Preschool-8th Grade. Cost varies.


St. John’s Jesuit Summer Camps

5901 Airport Hwy.
419-865-5743 |
Day Camp. Grades 5-9 in Fall 2016. $55-$80/two-five day camps. 

Camp focus: Fun, enrichment and sports.
Most anticipated activity: Sport Camps include: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Total Athlete and Wrestling. Fun and Enrichment Camps include: Archery, Build Your Own Arcade, Chess, Fishing, Adventure, LEGO Robotics I & II and Science Enrichment.
Most popular activities: LEGO Robotics, Fishing and the Adventure Camps were extremely popular.  LEGO Robotics II is a new addition.  Basketball and Football are always popular.  We are expecting the two new camps— Titan Basketball Elite and Football Combine— to be extremely popular.


Toledo Ballet Dancing 

Dolls Camp
5327 Monroe St. | 419-471-0049. |

Session dates: June 27-July 1 & July 11-July 15
Two age groups: (1:00-2:30pm) Morning session for 4 & 5 year olds 
and an afternoon session (2:30-4:30pm) for 6-8 year olds.
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 School for the Arts

Enrich your child’s life through the arts this summer,
and where better to be creative than at the award-winning Toledo School for the Arts.
Downtown Toledo at 333 14th St. To register call Letha at 
419-246-8732 x291 or visit
Day Camp. Students ages 10-14.  Early registration is $330 by April 30th, a 20% savings!
Registration includes supplies (the glass class requires an extra supply fee), and a camp T-shirt.

Staff/camper ratio: 1:12.
Program length: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 17, students will have four art experiences daily.
Camp focus: Art classes, choices include: Art + Words, Art of Fantastical Creatures, Glass, Puppets, Let’s Make a Movie, Dance, Creative Writing, Costuming, Sewing, Piano, Singing Broadway, Ukulele Basics, and Let’s Put On a Play, where students perform portions of “A Walk in the Woods” by Debbie Metzler. 
Most anticipated activity: Families are invited to attend a TSA style concert and exhibit the last day of camp.


Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd. | 419-381-1313 |
Day Camp. Ages 2 through high school.

Weekly Cost: (For incoming first grade through high school) $120/half day, $228/full-day. (Preschool camp $195/full-day week, $110/ mornings, $95/afternoons
Staff/camper ratio: 1:16, or less
Program length: June 13-July 1, closed July 4-8, back open July 11-22.
Hours: 9am-3:30pm. Half day: 9am-noon, or 12:30-3:30pm. Free before/after care, 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.


Imagination Station

419-244-2674 ext. 250 |
On and Off-Site Day Camps. Ages 7-12 (2nd-7th grade in fall). $165/for members, $195/non-members. 

Program length: 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. (Extended Day: 8am-5:30pm). 
Camp themes: Super Splatter Science!, where kids have fun with the biggest and messiest experiments; Young MacGyver, for creative fixers, tinkerers and makers; Taste of Tinkering, a new camp with an electronic focus; Behind The Mask: Superhero Science, where campers learn how superheroes get their powers. 


St. Ursula Academy Summer Camps

4025 Indian Rd. | 419-531-1693 | 
Girl’s Day Camp. Age 4-6th Grade. 

Camp Focus: Either a Sports Camp (soccer, volleyball, dance, golf, lacrosse and basketball), or Enrichment Camp, which includes a wide-range of high-energy, high activity, focused programs. Every girl can find a summer she loves.


Gateway School

4650 W. Bancroft St. | 419-536-6503
Children’s Literature Day Camp. Ages 2 ½ – 6 years. 8:30am-11:30am. 

Staff/camper ratio: 10:1
Mr. Men and Little Miss: Personalities (May 31-June 3), Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Talents (June 6 -9), Silas and Opal: Cats and Dogs (June 13-16), Knuffle Bunny: Stuffed Animals  (June 20-23), Nonfiction: Machines (June 27-30), Olivia: Dress up (August 1-4), Skippyjon Jones: Science (August 8-11), and Create a Book: Music (August 15-18).
Most anticipated activity: Outside play.
Most popular activities: Daily music.