SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Spring is coming soon! And you know what comes after spring? Yep, summer vacation! Yay! But how will you keep your kids occupied once school is out for the year? Time to think about how to make this a summer to remember.
SafeSplash + SwimLabs Swim School
1510 Spring Meadows Dr.
SafeSplash is aimed at making kids into lifelong swimmers, and their programs are aimed at consistent training that builds a child’s skill and confidence. To that end, SafeSplash offers swim camps over the course of the summer, consisting of one week, three day groups of lessons. The classes meet over three consecutive days, with two students to each teacher, and are designed help jump start the students’ development. Whether your child is just getting started or an advanced swimmer, SafeSplash has lessons they will find valuable. And if they’re really advanced, SafeSplash offers Stroke Clinics specifically for advanced swimmers, too.
Sessions and schedules vary.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
2417 Collingwood Blvd.
No matter what your young star wants to focus on, the Children’s Theatre Workshop has an outlet for them this summer. Kids ages 4-12 can sign up for Theatre Day Camps, with plenty of theater games and activities. Performers ages 7-15 can join an Acting Day Camp, where they’ll get the chance to stretch their performing muscles in a “play in a week” format. And Musical Theatre Camps are open for anyone ages 7-18, where attendees will prepare and present a full musical production.
Sessions and schedules vary.
Overnight Camp in Chardon, Ohio
For over 110 summers, Camp Wise has specialized in creating memorable experiences for children entering grades 2-12. At Camp Wise, children get to experience the adventure of a 40-foot-high zip line, the thrill of jet skiing on a private lake, the excitement of learning to ride a horse, and so much more while developing self-confidence, independence and friendships to last a lifetime, all in a safe and healthy environment. Visit our website to learn more!
2 week, 4 week, or 7 week summer options
Toledo Museum of Art
2444 Monroe St.
Get creative! Youth ages 5-18 will have the opportunity to be inspired by works in the Toledo Museum of Art collections and special exhibitions, and create their own unique works of art. Exciting camp options include digital photography, stop-motion animation, drawing, painting and more. More information on scholarships and registration is available at toledomuseum.org/education/classes
Spring Break Art Camp: April 5-10 (registration now open)
Summer Art Camp: June 7-July 30 (registration open March 1)
Energize your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! When this nationally acclaimed program returns to the Toledo area, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM challenges. They’ll take apart a microphone to explore its inner workings, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks, and design morphing vehicles for the Super Road Rally! Each activity is designed to inspire curiosity, spark imaginations and give your young innovator the best summer ever. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot and save!
Given the challenges presented by the pandemic, we are planning to run the 2021 Camp Invention program in person and virtually, so you can choose the format that works best for your child. Even better, you have the option to change your format selection up to six weeks before the program start date.
Camp Invention At-home, hosted by Grove Patterson Academy: June 14-18
Toledo Christian School, 2303 Brookford Dr., In-person and at-home available: June 7-11