Still need to make a decision on a camp experience for your child for this summer? You’re not alone. We’ll help you through the process with our handy list of summer camps in the Toledo area, an expanded listing carrying over from our last issue. Check out some of our favorites below!
Spectrum Sailing Camp
11850 Toledo Beach Rd., La Salle, MI
For families with 10 to 17-year-olds who have autism, this sailing camp is sure to float your boat! This free camp by Spectrum Sailing, hosted by North Cape Yacht Club and presented by Toledo Federation of Teachers, runs from June 13-16. Campers will learn about knots, different parts of the boat, the science behind why boats sail, and how to sail. In the process of learning about sailing, children attending camp will experience benefits to their physical, social, and mental health. Space is limited and registration is required. Please click here for more details and to register a sailor: Spectrum Sailing Registration Form.
5340 N. Centennial Rd., Sylvania
Their Summer Camp program provides a 10-week day camp, June 5 – August 11, held Monday–Friday from 9am-3:30pm, with Extended care from 6:30am-9am and 3:30-6:00pm included in the cost. Kids are grouped by ages and guided by camp counselors who inspire, mentor and nurture kids, while keeping both minds and bodies active. Camp is open to kids five years old to 12 years old.
Funagin’s onsite activities include skate lessons, team building games & activities, arts and crafts, culinary fun, STEM experiments, water wars, and more. The camp focuses on non-stop adventure, education and skill building. Every week features a different theme filled with unique events. Campers will enjoy offsite field trips two days a week(most weeks). Tuesdays and Thursdays are field trip days. Mondays and Fridays kids swim, and on Wednesdays Funagin’s invites other camps to join them for an afternoon of skating, laser tag, Skymaze, games and inflatable fun. “We are the camp other camps come to for fun and ENTERTAINMENT, not babysitting!”
Salvation Army 2023 Summer Camp
Since 1887, the Salvation Army has made it its mission to serve the community, offering educational programs, hot meals, job training, recreational programs and more. This year the Salvation Army Greater Toledo is offering a week-long, overnight summer camp for children ages 6-12.
Located at camp NEOSA in Carrollton, children from Lucas County are welcome to attend. The camp admission is $25, a nonrefundable camp fee per child. For the safety of all attendees, there will also be an accredited nurse on staff. All physical and medical paperwork is required upon arrival.
Activities include a ropes course, swimming, zip lining, arts and crafts and much more! Not only are children given the opportunity to learn new things in a safe environment, but they will have memories to last a lifetime.
All campers will leave in the morning on July 10 and return in the afternoon July 14. Transportation will be provided but the Salvation Army.
Registration ends June 1st! To register, visit campneosa.org and enter Toledo under the serving unit tab. Forms must be completed here! For more information about the Salvation Army and volunteer opportunities, visit SalvationArmyNWOhio.org.
Forté Music School
3208 W. Sylvania Ave.
Summer is a great time to start learning an instrument, as there is often more free time available. At Forté Music School, lessons are available for all instruments and all ages. You or your child can start learning an instrument during the summer and then continue lessons throughout the school year…and maybe for life!
- Camp dates: open enrollment for lessons, available year round. Start & stop anytime, month-to-month tuition
- Camp times: 30-minute weekly lessons are standard, and can go up from there
- Ages: 2 years and up
- Cost: $130 per month ($32.50 weekly lessons)
Register at: ForteMusic419.com or 419-471-2100
5327 Monroe St.
Toledo Ballet is offering summer classes, intensives and camps for dancers of all ages. See their schedule below to choose your child’s program today! June 12-16: Intensive 1 with Kelby Brown Monday-Friday | 9:30am-3:30pm Levels 2.5+ Tuition: $450 June 19-23: Intensive 2 with Allison Walsh Monday-Friday | 9:30am-3:30pm Levels 2.5+ Tuition: $450 August 14-9: Introduction to Sleepy Hollow with Eric Otto Monday – Friday | 5-8pm; Saturday | 9am-noon Levels: TBD Tuition: $350 Nutcracker Exploration Camp (Ages 7-12) Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30 11am–1pm Tuition: $185 Instructor: Kim Strole Enchanted Dance Discovery Camp (Ages 4-5) Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 9am–10:30am Tuition: $140 Instructor: Marisa Dickens Enchanted Dance Discovery Camp (6-8) Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 10:45am–12:45pm Tuition: $175 Instructor: Marisa Dickens Inside Out Dance Discovery Camp (Ages 4-5) Monday July, 17 – Friday, July 21 9am–10:30am Tuition: $140 Instructor: Marisa Dickens Inside Out Dance Discovery Camp (6-8) Monday July, 17 – Friday, July 21 10:45am–12:45pm Tuition: $175 Instructor: Marisa Dickens
Wolcott House Summer Day Camp
1035 River Rd., Maumee
Children entering third through sixth grades can experience 1800s life in Northwest Ohio through fun activities and crafts. Wolcott House makes history fun and offers your children an opportunity to get away from modern technology. Here are just a few examples of camp activities:
- Children will learn and experience how the Native Americans used nature to meet their daily needs.
- Just as the early settlers did tasks of daily living, children will be able to wash laundry the old-fashioned way, beat rugs, and make candles and soap.
- Prepare foods such as homemade ice cream, jam, and lemonade.
- Spend a day in the one-room schoolhouse, using quill pens, slates, and play old-fashioned games, as well as gain appreciation for United States patriotism and history.
- Campers will take part in textile production from wool to yarn, flax to fabric, and then to weaving.
Camp runs from June 26-29, from 10am-3pm. $165 for the week. Bring your lunch.
St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy
5901 Airport Hwy.
St. John’s Jesuit will be offering a variety of athletic and enrichment summer camps for boys and girls entering grades 5-9, including popular offerings such as cooking, basketball, soccer, Lego robotics, football, adventure, lacrosse and more! Visit their website to register for all 2023 Titan Summer Camps. New this summer is “Titan Farm to Table,” a specialty gardening camp open only to Junior Titan Club members entering grades 4-6. Not a member of the Junior Titan Club? Visit sjjtoledo.org/junior-titan to join at no cost before registering.
Snapology of Toledo – West
Inside Urban Air 5243 Airport Hwy.
The Snapology team is gearing up for a full season of awesome STEAM-themed Summer Camps! Kids can build confidence with a combination of adventurous, adrenaline-filled, energy-burning activities in the Urban Air venue and engaging, hands-on STEAM activities led by a Snapology professional. Demand for camps is high and capacity is limited so don’t delay, enroll your child today! Questions? Call them or email email@example.com. You can also learn more and register on their website.
St. Francis de Sales School
2323 W. Bancroft St.
St. Francis de Sales School is gearing up for another great summer! Each year their coaches and faculty members try to add something to make their camps even better than the year before. These camps appeal to a variety of interests and include Science and Robo Camp, baseball, lacrosse, football, golf, water polo, soccer, and much more! The camps allow students to go deeper into their interests as they are encouraged to “be who you are and be that well.” This year, St. Francis has a few camps for girls as well as boys. For more information and to register, visit sfsknights.org/summer-camps.
University of Toledo Rocket Soccer Camps
2801 Bancroft St.
Participants in the UT Rocket Soccer Camps will have the chance to train with Division I student-athletes and coaches, so they’ll be developing their athletic skills while also having a great time! Each camper will receive a t-shirt and soccer ball. Check out the schedule below, and sign up on the Rocket Soccer Camps website. Session I (June 5-9) & Session II (June 12-16) Mini Kickers (Grades K-2): $89-$104. 9-11:30am Day Camp (Grades 3-8): $175-$200. 9am-3pm
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-856-2404 and ask for Deb or Suz.
1 Discovery Way
Anything is possible at Imagination Station’s Summer Camp! Each week campers can dive into fun, one-of-a-kind experiences that will satisfy all curiosity cravings. Campers ages 6-8 will be able to choose from three programs: “Camper’s Guide to the Galaxy” (space travel and discovery), “Super Splatter Science” (ooey gooey hands-on experiments), and the all new “Project: Storytime” (save famous storybook characters using STEAM.) Older campers ages 9-13 can enroll in programs such as “Game On” (board, video, and arcade game design and programming), “Super Splatter Science 2.0” (more advanced hands-on experiments), and “The Science of Magic” (abracadabra and science), this year’s newest program. Each camp has a slightly different focus, making all programs a great way for your child 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. Camps cost $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers, and you can register online. Imagination Station wants all kids to experience summer camp. Ohio Ace can help with funding. Learn more and find out if you qualify by visiting their website.
See below for program dates:
Camper’s Guide to the Galaxy (Ages 6-8) Game On! (Ages 9-13) • June 5- 9 •June 12-16 •June 19-23 Super Splatter Science (Ages 6-8) Super Splatter Science 2.0 (Ages 9-13) •June 26 – 30 •July 3-7 •July 10-14 Project: Storytime – New! (Ages 6-8) The Science of Magic – New! (Ages 9-13)
- July 17-21
- July 24-28
- July 31- August 4
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 classes at SafeSplash Swim School provide the consistent and frequent practice needed for children to truly develop their swimming skills! Open to children with all swimming goals, young students will leave with foundational water safety skills and refined swim stroke techniques. Classes are held once a week for 30 minutes and families can be enrolled as long as they like. Registration is $35, and there are options for group, semi-private or private classes. Prices per person vary based on your choice. Classes are open to all ages and abilities.
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. 419-531-1693 toledosua.org/camps
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!
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 mvcds.org/camps. Questions: Contact Drew Williams, camp director, at email@example.com 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.
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!
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 erieshorescouncil.org/cdc
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
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!