Toledo Area Summer Camp Guide for 2023

Bowling Green State University Summer Music Institute

Moore Musical Arts Center, 1031, State University, Bowling Green

This camp offers an exciting opportunity for high school brass students who are interested in improving their music skills. At BGSU’s Summer Music Institute Brass Camp, students will receive individual guidance from brass faculty at BGSU. Daily activities will include brass ensembles, private lessons, seminars, and guest/peer/faculty performances. All students will also participate in a final concert. Students who wish to attend should prepare a solo or etude for the first day—these first performances will be used for placement in ensembles.

The Summer Music Institute Brass Camp will take place June 11-16. Costs are $475 for commuting students and $600 for resident students. Scholarships are available to help finance camp attendance. 

Girl Scouts 

460 W. Dussel Dr.

Girl Scouts summer camp is a perfect way for young girls to develop their outdoor skills and passion for nature. With six camp properties spread throughout our region, learning can happen in multiple environments, ranging from a rustic feel to more modern camp styles! Camp-goers will learn campfire recipes and camp songs, participate in hikes, and complete outdoor crafts.   

Hunter’s Run

9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI

Hunter’s Run is a riding camp for children ages four and above. While attending camp, young equestrians will learn how to ride, tack up their horses, and gain hands-on experience with grooming. The campers’ experience caring for and riding horses will be accompanied by take-home craft activities. During their final day at Hunter’s Run, campers will participate in a mini-horse show and each child will receive a ribbon. 

Enrollment options include a 3-day camp ($175 per participant) and a 4-day camp ($250 per participant). 4 day camps include an additional pizza party and t-shirt at the close of camp. For more information about registration and dates, contact Suzanne Bates at or call 734-856-2404 and ask for Deb or Suz. 

Imagination Station 

1 Discovery Way

Summer at Imagination Station brings several options for campers with different interests! Campers ages 6-8 will be able to choose from three programs: “Pirate-ology” (code-breaking, ship design, sailing, and navigation), “Super Splatter Science” ( hands-on experiments), and “Camper’s Guide to the Galaxy” (space travel and discovery). 

Older campers ages 9-13 can enroll in programs such as “Make. Code. Create” (circuity, coding, exhibit creation), “Super Splatter Science 2.0” (more advanced hands-on experiments), and this year’s newest program, “Game On” (board, video, and arcade game design and programming). Although each camp has a slightly different focus, all programs are a great way for children to continue learning over the summer while also having fun and making new friends! 

All camps run daily from 9am-4:30pm, and campers are provided two snacks. Extended day options are available from 8:30am-5pm at no additional cost. Complimentary admission is offered for immediate family on the final day of camp from 3-5pm. Parents will be able to keep up with their child’s experiences through daily newsletters and take-home activities. 

Programs cost $225 for members and $250 for non-members, and interested campers can register online. 

See below for program dates: 

Pirate-ology: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24

Super Splatter Science: June 27-July 1; July 4-8; July 11-15 

Camper’s Guide to the Galaxy: July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5

Make. Code. Create: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24

Super Splatter Science 2.0: June 27-July 1; July 4-8; July 11-15 

Game On: July 18-22; July 25-29; August 1-5

Call 419-244-2674 with any questions. 

National Inventors Hall of Fame

3701 Highland Park NW, N. Canton

Camp Invention® is a STEM summer camp where kids entering grades K-6 can get new and exciting hands-on activities. The program’s new Camp Wonder helps to build essential skills through collaborative, creative problem solving, all while promoting creativity, persistence and entrepreneurship. Individual modules during the camp allow kids to participate in real challenges, events and inventions.

Camp Vanguard allows kids to uncover mechanics and upcycle them into exciting innovations. Strategies continue in high-energy games that get kids running, jumping and thinking on their feet.

Six area locations have programs scheduled for this summer in Toledo (June 5-16), Holland (July 10-20), Whitehouse (June 26-29) and Waterville (June 26-29),  and Ottawa Lake, MI (June 19-23).  Camp is priced at $260 per student.

ProMedica Hospice Camp Fearless

5855 Monroe St.

ProMedica Hospice Camp Fearless is scheduled for June 27-30 in two locations: Sylvania First Methodist Church, Sylvania, and Riverside Learning Center in Monroe, MI. This free, four-day camp is open to children ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It’s led by trained bereavement counselors and volunteers, and helps children explore the issues related to the impact that loss can have on their lives.

This safe, supporting environment is also full of fun – arts and crafts, team building, therapeutic activities, lunch and snacks. The activities encourage the kids to find different ways to cope with their emotions and let them out.

Meanwhile, parents and guardians have the opportunity to meet with camp leaders to access connections and resources that will help children continue to grow and move forward once the camp ends.

SafeSplash Swim School 

1510 Spring Meadows Dr.

Centered around the idea that “swimming is a life skill,” summer camp at SafeSplash Swim School provides the consistent and frequent practice needed for children to truly develop their swimming skills! Open to children with all swimming-goals, young swimmers will leave camp with foundational water safety skills and refined swim stroke techniques. 

Swim camp programs range from one to three weeks and meet several times a week for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. Along with swim camps, children who are interested in developing specific stroke skills can join a clinic. 

Hospice of Northwest Ohio

30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg

Toledo’s Camp Miakonda, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave., is the location for the 2023 Path Finders Camp. This four-day camp is specifically created for children and teens ages 6-15 who have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or other significant person in their life. The camp provides a safe, fun and supportive environment that offers opportunities honoring the person who died, interact with others who have also experienced loss and participate in fun, outdoor games and activities.

The free Path Finders Camp will be held from July 25 through 28 from 9am to 3:30pm daily. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. The enrollment deadline is June 12.

St. Ursula Academy

4025 Indian Rd.

St. Ursula Academy is offering a variety of summer camps for K through 8th grade girls this summer. Happy Camper Camps, ranging from American Girl® for younger girls, to science, writing, arts, photography, leadership, crafts, theater and athletic camps for older girls, are available this year in June and July. Camps run from 8:30 to 11:30am and 12:30 to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday. Athletic camp times and fees ($20 to $100) for individual camps vary.

Visit St. Ursula online for more information about these enriching and undeniably fun experiences!

Bellwether Farm

2230 Euclid Ave., Wakeman

Dedicated to exploring all things great and small, Bellwether Farm Summer Camp is a series of weeklong camps connected to its farm, fields and forests. Boasting extensive natural habitat near the Vermilion River Watershed and a 100-year-old farm, Bellwether Farm also offers modern meeting, dining and lodging facilities for camping, retreats and educational programming. In addition to traditional camp activities, specialty camps focus on activities such as theater, music and visual arts and family. There is also a Mini Camp for incoming second and third graders that offers a taste of what weeklong camps are like that runs from Sunday to Tuesday

Children’s Discovery Center

6450 Weatherfield Ct.

Children’s Discovery Center is an early care and education provider offering summer programs of adventure, learning and fun. Camp Discovery is taking a trip “Around the World!” this summer, exploring the food, culture, music and art from different countries. Each week children ages 6-10 will travel to destinations around Toledo, including the Toledo Museum of Art, strawberry picking, the Bowling Green waterpark, Toledo Zoo and more. And kids will visit the Center’s recreation campus to use the commercial swimming pool and participate in team sports.

Summer camp runs from May 29 to August 11, with care provided from 6:45am to 6pm and catered snacks and lunch provided daily. Registration is due by April 28. Contact them directly for more information.

Children’s Theatre Workshop

2417 Collingwood Blvd.

Learn everything about the theatre arts, develop life skills and actually produce plays at Toledo’s Children’s Theatre Workshop. Classes are available from June 12 through August 11 for kids from ages 3 to 16, and prices range from $110 for half-day camps to $220 for full-day camps. Camp topics range from “Musical Theatre” and “Acting Camp” to “Lost in Space” and “Prehistoric Adventures.” There is also a technical theatre offered in the evenings from June 7 to July 19 for kids ages 10-17 for only $90. Kids can also participate in three musicals during the summer: Annie Kids (ages 7-9, May 8 – June 22, performances June 23-25, $180), Chaplin (ages 13-18, June 5 – July 13, performances July 14-16, $220), and Beauty and the Beast Jr. (ages 10-16, June 5 – August 3, performances August 4-6, $220).

Maumee Valley Country Day School 

1715 S. Reynold Rd.

SummerTime Camp at Maumee Valley Country Day School is a Northwest Ohio tradition that helps families keep children entertained and educated during the summer. We have eight weeks of programming, with half- and full-day camps available from June 15 to July 28. Families are encouraged to mix and match the offerings to fit busy schedules.

Camps range from sports and food to STEM and theater. Whether your child is entering pre-kindergarten or 8th Grade, there’s something here to get excited about. Classes are small, divided by age, focused on particular interests, and filled with individual attention. We are a mask-friendly campus.

Enroll today at Questions: Contact Drew Williams, camp director, at or 419-381-1313 ext. 175.

Notre Dame Academy

3535 W. Sylvania Ave.

A popular, local, all-girl summer camp, Notre Dame Academy is planning several great camping experiences this summer for elementary, middle and high school students, focusing on academic, sports and discovery camps. Camps for STEM programs, art, cooking or theatre, dance and performance offer an introduction to new topics. Or try an explore camp in subjects such as fencing and archery or pampered pets. Perfect your skills in basketball, volleyball or soccer at sports camps, or take academic classes in U.S. government, health or computers.

Camps will be offered from June through July at the school. Campers can also choose one to three summer camps per day. Individual classes are priced from $20 to $230, depending on topic and duration.

Sylvania Recreation

7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania

Kids can play in a wide range of areas, including sports, arts and crafts, swimming, ice skating and more, at the 2023 Summer Days Camp at Sylvania Recreation. The flexible program allows kids to participate with a day pass ($35), a calendar week pass ($150) or a 10-day punch card ($300). Programs are based at Tam-O-Shanter and will run from roughly late May through mid-August.

Erie Shores Council Boy Scouts of America

5600 W Sylvania Ave.

Miakonda Day Camp is a week-long adventure open to ALL youth entering 1st – 5th grades. Campers will participate in many fun outdoor activities, such as swimming, archery, BB gun shooting, STEM challenges, handicrafts, games, Scout Skills, nature, fishing, and Family Night. Registration cost includes a unique Day Camp T-shirt, camp patch, lunches, and a week-long experience your Camper will never forget! 

Camp dates: 

Week 1: June 12-16, 2023
Week 2: June 19-23, 2023
Week 3: June 26-30, 2023
Week 4: July 10-14, 2023

Camp times: Drop-off at 8:30am-9am | Pick-up at 4:15pm
Ages: All youth entering 1st – 5th grades
Camp cost: $225 before May 5, 2023 | $245 after May 5, 2023
Registration: Register online at 

Toledo Zoo Summer Camp 

2 Hippo Way

There is good news for Zoo camp enthusiasts who cannot wait for summertime games, crafts, a view of animals up close, and visits to Zoo exhibits. Spring Break Camp registration is now open! Offered on a single-day-basis, camp goers can sign up to attend one day or the whole week. Spring break camp is designed for 5-10 year olds. Camp themes include “Swing into Spring” (March 28, April 4 and April 11), “Animal Giants” (March 29, April 5 and April 12), “Zoo Babies” (March 30, April 6 and April 13), and “Eggstraordinary animals” (April 7). Registration for members is $52/day and $60/day for non-members. 

The fun does not end after spring camp: “Summer Safari” camp is next, and features several separate programs for children ages 4-14 from 9am-3pm. Summer Safari camp programs are week-long experiences featuring animals, games, activities, and crafts. Each camper receives two shirts, a water bottle, and a daily snack. Before and after camp care is available for an additional fee: before camp care (8-9am) costs $30, and after camp care (3-5pm) costs $50. To register for a program, visit the Toledo Zoo’s website. 

University of Toledo Early Learning Center

Camp Rockets
1932 Birchwood Ave.

Camp Rockets is a summer program for kids ages 5-10 that runs from June to August. Fun day-trips during Camp Rockets include a UToledo Campus Tour, as well as a visit to the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. Rocket Pride Day and UToledo’s Got Talent are also events that make the camp experience special for children in attendance! 

The Math Corps

University of Toledo Summer Camp
2801 W. Bancroft St.

The University of Toledo is looking for 40 middle school students to discover their greatness at its free Math Corps Summer Camp. Students who are entering the seventh to ninth grades in under-served communities in the Toledo area will receive basic and advanced math instruction from university faculty, along with other learning activities and mentoring led by paid teaching assistants (high school students) and college instructors (college students). This is the second summer math camp offered by UT and led by Professor Funda Gultepe of the Math and Statistics Department.

Classes are held daily from 9:30am to 2:30pm, July 10 through August 4, at UT’s University Hall. Middle school students should apply at the website by June 12; high school students in the tenth or eleventh grade in January 2023 should apply for teaching assistant positions by May 12.