Looking for a summer camp? Here are many of the day and overnight programs offered in the Akron area. In some cases, times and dates are set. In others, plans are still being made. Financial help and scholarships are available for some of the camps. Some offer extended day care. Call for details.
University of Akron Band Camp — June 16-21. Commuter students, $250; overnight students, $475. For students entering grades 7-10. Rehearsals, sectionals, technique classes with UA faculty members. 330-972-6919 or e-mail UABands@uakron.edu.
University of Akron Chinese Summer Camps — For students in grades 7-12 to learn Chinese language and culture or are currently in a Chinese language class, July 15-19. Explore Chinese art, food and calligraphy. $100. Call 330-972-2013, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Akron Dance Institute — Classes on campus in seven dance studios. Preprofessional dance program, including ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and tap. Four-week summer intensive, June 17-July 12, for intermediate to advanced students. Two-week session, June 24-July 5, for beginners age 7 and up with optional afternoon arts camp. Storybook dance, pre-ballet and pre-tap for ages 3-7, June 1-29. Adult/teen noncredit evening dance and exercise classes. Registration required. Placement classes for dancers with previous experience are 9:30 a.m. March 2 and 3 p.m. April 21 or by appointment. 330-972-7949 or email email@example.com.
University of Akron Camp Digi Lit — College of Education Center for Literacy summer program. Solve and write mysteries using iPods, iPads and computers. Hands-on literacy and problem-solving activities. Mascot eMystery, grades 5-8, June 17-21; Forensic eFiles, grades 2-5, June 24-28. Both camps 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $200, $175 each for multiple siblings. 330-972-7152 or http://bit.ly/camp-digi-lit.
University of Akron Sport Science Academy Youth Sport Day Camp — Teaching fundamentals of sport for ages 5-12. June 17-21 and/or June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium and campus. $175 per week, two weeks $325. $15 discount before May 17. Register online at www.uakron.edu/ssa/. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Akron Fossils & Science Center — 2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley Township. Dinosaur Adventure Camps for ages 5-11, Rock Hounds July 8-12 and Fossil Facts and Fiction July 22-26. Morning and afternoon sessions, $90 each, $150 for both. Creation-based curriculum includes facts and theories about dinosaurs, how fossils are formed and how scientists dig for fossils. 330-665-3466 or www.akronfossils.com.
Akron Symphony String Chamber Ensemble Summer Music Experience — Old Trail School, Bath Township. June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for string musicians entering grades 8-12. Polish ensemble skills, increase confidence through performance and sight-reading, and study chamber music literature. Akron Symphony Orchestra musicians provide daily coaching. Rehearsals and individual practice. Culminated by afternoon performance featuring all chamber ensembles. Audition recording and letter of recommendation from instructor required. $500, $50 discount before April 1. 330-535-8131, www.akronsymphony.org/string-chamber-camp , or email email@example.com.
Akron Urban League Summer Education Enrichment Day Camp — Helen Arnold Community Center, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., June 10-Aug. 16, Monday-Friday each week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (extended care hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) For ages 5-12, $500 for summer, $250 for each additional sibling. Field trips, daily classes in computers, art, music, dance, drama, physical education and swim program. Breakfast, lunch and snacks. 330-434-3101 or www.akronurbanleague.org.
Akron Zoo Camp — 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. For ages 2-15, Early June through August. Day camps by age categories. Learn about animals, the environment, conservation programs and what it is like to work at the zoo. New camps about the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit, and five-day morning and afternoon camps. Full-day camp for age 7-12, $150 members, $170 nonmembers. Preschool camps for ages 2-5, accompanied by caregiver. Three-day camp, $65 members, $70 nonmembers. Five-day camps $95 members, $100 nonmembers. Camps for ages 13-15, $115 members, $135 nonmembers. Full-day camps for ages 7-14, $160 members, $180 nonmembers. Each session limited to 15 campers. 330-375-2550 or www.akronzoo.org.
Almost Mom Child Development Center — 258 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley Township (Montrose area). Grades K-5, June through August. Weekly themes include camping, Olympics and dinosaurs. Three field trips per week include Akron Aeros game, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron Zoo, Weathervane Theater, bowling and parks. Cookouts, water slides, sports, crafts and weekly visits from the bookmobile. For rates, call Dominic Musitano at 330-665-4374.
Archbishop Hoban Summer Enrichment Camp — 1 Holy Cross Blvd., Akron. For grades 7-8. Two-week camp includes classes in science, music, technology, graphic and culinary arts as well as recreational activities. 8:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays-Fridays, June 10-21. $175. www.hoban.org or 330-773-6658.
Bioinnovation Academy — Austen Bioinnovation Institute, 47 N. Main St., Akron. Weeklong program for grades 10-12, June 17-21 or July 15-19. Focuses on innovation and biomedicine for those interested in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Students work in clinical scenarios to identify patient-centered problems, work in groups to solve those problems and present their solutions. They obtain basic life support certification and learn to design medical devices. $750. Applications due April 30. 330-572-7544 or www.abiakron.org/bioinnovation-academy.
Boy Scouts of America — Camp Manatoc, south of Peninsula. Weekly overnight camp from mid-June to late July, for Scouts ages 10-18. Swimming, canoeing and fishing. $255 per week. Call Great Trail Council, 330-773-0415 or visit www.gtcbsa.org.
Brightside Academy — Two Akron locations: 1100 S. Arlington St. and 1585 Frederick Blvd. An 11- or 12-week program for children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Curriculum themes are art, architecture and sculpture; animals, gardens and nature; science and technology; culture and diversity; theater, dance and music; and health, fitness and sports. Weekly field trips. 330-785-9740 (Arlington) or 330-835-9560 (Frederick).
Building Blocks Enrichment Program — 110 Goodyear Blvd., Akron. Ages 6-12, June 17-Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, $40 per week. Academics include math, reading, social studies and science. Also sports, field trips, community service and group activities. Lunch provided. Some scholarships available. 330-375-5065, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Christopher — 1930 N. Hametown Road, Bath Township. Resident camp, ages 7-16, weeklong sessions June 16-Aug. 10, $445 per week. Weekly day camp, ages 5-12, June 10-Aug. 9, $190 per week. Swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, archery, rope challenge courses, song time, crafts and games. Lunch/snacks provided. Family Camp, June 8-13, July 2-6 or Aug. 10-15, $295 adult, $225 child. September Song Camp (over age 50), Aug. 18-23, $275; and Discovery Camp for persons with developmental disabilities, $1,050 (financial aid and waiver options available). Some early registration discounts. 330-376-2267, 800-296-2267 or www.campchris.org.
Camp Invention — Weeklong day camps for grades 1-6 in June and August at multiple locations in Summit County. Learn problem solving and teamwork through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. $220, online cost $215. Locations are: Akron (Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School), June 10-14; New Franklin (Nolley Elementary School), June 18-22; Fairlawn (St. Hilary School), June 24-28; Fairlawn (Fort Island Primary School), June 17-21, Northfield (Nordonia Middle School), June 17-21; and Barberton (Barberton Elementary School West), Aug. 5-16. Call 800-968-4332, or visit www.campinvention.org to register.
Camp Y.E.S.S. (Youth Establishing Success Spiritually) — Mason Community Center, 700 E. Exchange St., Akron. Free sports and interpersonal skills camp for boys and girls ages 12-17, June 11-15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Applications available at center April 8-May 20 or call 330-238-3091, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Centenary United Methodist Church Drama Camp — 1310 Superior Ave., Akron. For grades 5-8. July 8-28, 5 to 8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays. Dress rehearsal July 26, performances evening of July 27 and at 3 p.m. July 28. Instruction in team building, social skills and theater arts including stage direction, elocution, song, choreography and line memorization. $35. Scholarships available with proof of need. 330-376-9648.
Childtime’s Summer Camp — Childtime Learning Centers. Children ages 5-11. Program details to be determined. Costs vary by location and participation. Locations: 1189 Tallmadge Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-6699; 555 White Pond Drive, Akron, 330-864-4499; 186 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-2530; 2691 21st St., Cuyahoga Falls; 3475 Embassy Parkway, Fairlawn, 330-666-4226; 2145 Eastwood Ave., Akron. 330-784-2582; 2645 Manchester Road, Akron, 3101 Graham Road, Stow, 330-673-2050; and 2546 Leland Ave., Akron, 330-784-3399.
Community Christian Camp — 3260 Cormany Road, Coventry Township. Operation Kid, a nine-week camp for age 2½ through grade 5. Different themes each week with age-appropriate activities, June 10-Aug. 9. Registration $20. Day care full-day $30 per day, $18 for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and $20 for 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 330-644-9692.
Crown Point Ecology Center Summer Farm & Science Camp — 3220 Ira Road, Bath Township. Lessons From the Land for ages 6-11. Investigate the natural cycles of plants, animals and people in the farm community through activities, crafts, hands-on gardening, hikes, cooking and tasting vegetables from the garden. Eight one-week day sessions June 10-Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $195 per week. Call 330-668-8992 or visit www.crownpt.org.
Cuyahoga Falls Library Children’s Summer Reading Program — 2015 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls. Dig Into Reading, June 6-Aug. 3. Family programs, story times, prizes and coupons. 330-928-2117.
Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium — 2345 Fourth St. Fun, Fit and Float Camp for ages 7-12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 15-19 and July 22-26. Fitness sports games, Zumba, obstacle course, tree house, waterslide, diving board, boot camp, crafts and more. Half day on land and half day on water. $145 residents, $170 nonresidents. Before- and after-care available, $25 each. 330-971-8080.
Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department — Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave. Lights, Camera, Action: Youth Theatre Camp for ages 7-12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 24-28, registration $20 resident, $30 nonresident, class fee $50. Magic Camp for ages 9-14, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 24-28, registration $20 resident, $30 nonresident, class fee $50. Youth leisure classes June through August, various dates and times. Clay and Pottery Classes, ages 3-5 and 6-8 $15-$24; Get the Wheel Started, ages 9-11 and 12-17, $25-$30; and Get Fired Up, ages 5-7, $15-$20, and ages 8 and up, $25-$30; Family Ceramics Workshop, for parents and children ages 5 and over, $15-$20. Call 330-971-8425.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Summer Camp — Residential camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Theatre Camp, performing arts skills, grades 4-10, June 16-21, $425 overnight, $325 day camp. Farm Camp, learning about farm life, grades 4-8, July 21-26. $425. Survivor Camp, learning survival skills through daily adventures, grades 5-10, July 14-19, $425. Chef Camp, learning to cook using fresh, local foods, grades 7-11, July 21-26, $450. Tent Camping, grades 3-7, June 23-24, $65; and Junior Ranger Day Camp, ages 6-11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 3, $200 week, before- and after-care available for second week. Email email@example.com or call 330-657-2796, ext 100, or visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Dominion Summer Camp — 90 W. Thornton St., Akron. Ages 4-12, June 10-Aug. 16. 330-252-2277.
Ellet Community Center — 2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron. Weekly themed camps for ages 5 and up, June 25-Aug. 2. Arts and crafts, dance, science, Disney and cheerleading. $25-$40 per week. Call 330-375-2809 for dates and times.
Emmanuel Christian Academy — 1650 Diagonal Road (House of the Lord). Summer enrichment program for ages 4-13. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 10-July 26. Extended care available starting at 7 a.m., ending at 5:30 p.m. Reading, writing and math. Special activities and field trips. Entrepreneurship Camp for grades 4-8. Title XX accepted. 330-836-7182.
Fairlawn Parks & Recreation — 3487 S. Smith Road. Go Wild camps for ages 4 and up, 10 a.m. to noon, at Fort Island Park. Develop skills concerning wildlife and the environment. Ages 4-5, July 15-18, $35; ages 6-7, July 22-25, $35; ages 8-11, Aug. 5-8, $35. Beginners Archery Camp for ages 9 and up, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 8-12, $35. Family Overnight Campout, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, $5 per person. Beginners After-School Archery Camp for ages 9 and up, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 5, 10 and 12, $35. Call 330-668-9518.
Farnam Foundation & Ohio Living History Society — 4223 Brecksville Road, Richfield. A Child’s Life in the Western Reserve. Ages 7 and up. Introduce children to 18th century life including chores, school, food, games and the home. June 5-7 and 19-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50 per day or $130 per week. 234-200-6547 or www.olhs.org.
Fast Lane Bowling and Party Center Day Camps — 193 Wooster Road N., Barberton. Camps are 9:30 a.m. to noon. Lego Camp, grades K-4, $25. Fashion Camp, grades 5-12, July 12, $30. Boys and girls use recyclable textiles to create designs. Dye Camp, grades K-12, July 26. Use cold-water dyes on any product you bring. Drama and Art Camp, grades K-6, July 29-Aug. 2, $225. Drama in the morning, art in the afternoon until 3:30 p.m. KidzArt Summer Camp drawing-based art enrichment program. Design a play, with makeup and costumes, with a performance at the end of the week. 330-753-7256.
Firestone Equestrian Center — 6801 Christman Road, Green. Day and overnight ranch camp for horse enthusiasts ages 8-16. Horsemanship and equestrian management utilizing mounted and unmounted lessons. Outdoor and indoor facilities. Campers grouped by age, experience and ability. Also swimming, team sports and traditional camping activities. 330-896-1964, www.gotcamp.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firestone Park Community Center — 1480 Girard St., Akron. Summer day camps for school-age children. Weekly themes including sports, dance, quilting and teens. 330-375-2806.
First United Methodist Church Summer Camps — 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. Everywhere Fun Fair Day Camp, grades 1-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 24-28. Vacation Bible School in the morning and field trips in the afternoon, $50, $45 additional siblings. Registration starts April 1. VBS only option for age 3-grade 6, $5 per child, $10 family maximum. Wesley Overnight Camp, Aug. 2-4, at Camp Aldersgate in Carrollton, grades 4-6 for three days and two nights. $100 before June 29, $125 after. Chess Camp, grade 1 and up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 8-12, includes chess-themed trips and concluding tournament, no chess experience required, $150. 330-923-5241, ext. 218, or www.firstchurchcf.com.
Goddard School — 2073 Alexandria Way, Macedonia. For ages 6 weeks to 9 years, June 10-Aug. 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Theme is Hooray for the USA. Prices vary by age and number of days attended. 330-468-0488 or email@example.com.
City of Green’s Summer Day Camp — Parks and Recreation Division, Green. Weekly day camps for ages 7-12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, June 24 through week of July 22, two camps each day with campers divided by age. $50 per week residents, $60 nonresidents. Martial Arts and Bookworm Camp, June 24-28; Survival and Native Skills Camp, July 1-5 (no camp July 4); Arts & Crafts and Science Experiment Camp, July 8-12; No Bake Cooking and Game Show Camp, July 15-19; and Alternative Sports and Construction Camp, July 22-26. 330-896-6621, or www.cityofgreen.org.
Here For You Child Development Center — 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Summer programs for kindergarten to age 12. Different focus every week incorporating math, science, English and social skills. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, part time or full time. Preschool program for ages 3-5, $37 per day, $147 per week. School age program for ages 6-12, $32 per day, $126 per week. 330-882-5300 or www.hereforyoucdc.com.
Homer Pettengil Summer Day Camp — East Akron Community House, 550 S. Arlington St., Akron. Ages 5-11. Weekly outings, field trips, theater trips, activities. Wellness program includes Zumba classes, African dance, martial arts, kickboxing and self defense, belly dance and praise dance. Teen mentoring program for ages 11-17. Lunch and snacks provided. First session June 17-July 19 (Monday-Friday), 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $150; second session July 26-Aug. 23, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $150; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $100. 330-773-6838.
Hudson Community Education and Recreation Camps — Day camps June-August for age 3 through high school include cooking, sewing, design, and technology. $85 to $300. Last Days of Summer camp, weeks of Aug. 12 and 17, with several field trips. Teen adventure weeks include trips to Cedar Point, canoeing, laser tag, limousine scavenger hunt, water parks and more. Teen sport and activity weeks include Frisbee golf, water polo, basketball, dodgeball, table tennis, lacrosse and trips to a Cleveland Indians game, Kendall Cliffs climbing and Fun ’n’ Stuff. Car Camp and Theater Camp also offered. Jump Starts Sports Camp for all ages focus on one sport each week. Before- and after-care available. Open to Hudson residents and others. Discounts for early registration. 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer starting late March.
Illusion Factory Summer Camp — Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave., Akron. Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Campers will present a mini-version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ages 9-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 22-Aug. 2, $340; ages 5-8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. same days, $180. Call 330-376-5700.
Johnson’s Corners Summer Camp — Johnson United Methodist Church, 3409 Johnson Road, Norton. Ages 5-14. June 7-Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $75, before- and after-care available 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Title XX accepted. Different themes each week, field trips, crafts, games, inflatable waterslide, indoor gym, snacks provided. Call Jennie Lester at 330-825-1528.
Kenmore Community Center — 880 Kenmore Blvd., Akron. Weekly themed camps in ceramics, arts and crafts, quilting and more. Dates, times and costs to be announced. Call 330-375-2812.
Kids Academy of Copley — 3745 Copley Road. Infants to age 13, June 10-Aug. 23. School-age summer programs. Discounts for early registration. 330-666-8293, or www.kidsacademyofcopley.com.
Kids Camp — 1177 Norton Ave., Norton. For ages 5-12. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Opening day is June 6. Swimming, arts and crafts, reading, field trips and more. Daily and weekly rates. Sibling discounts and flexible schedules. Call Cathy Eads at 330-825-3959.
Kids Country — June through August for ages 5-12. Swimming, field trips, crafts. Rates vary by location. Summit County locations are 4923 Hudson Drive, Stow, 330-686-7707; 2955 Smith Road, Fairlawn, 330-668-5144; and 1801 Town Parke Center, Green, 330-899-0909.
Kids Play — Summer camp program June through August for children ages 5-11, full and part time from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at 388 S. Main St., Akron, 330-253-2373; 4530 Kent Road, Stow, 330-678-5554; and 1641 Boettler Road, Green, 330-896-2400. Breakfast, lunch and snack, field trips, special sports programs, reading, science and math skills. Cost varies according to schedule.
KidzArt Summer Camp — 2300 Graybill Road, Green. Drama and art camp for grades K-6, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 15-19, $225, $125 half-day. Drawing-based art enrichment program. Design a play in the morning, with makeup and costuming, with a performance at the end of the week. Art in the afternoon with theme-based projects including 3-D, canvas and more, with an art show on the last day for family and friends. 330-753-7256.
LifeCenter Plus Health & Fitness Center Summer Kids Camps — Half-day and full-day camps at 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson, June 10-Aug. 21. Themed camps for ages 3-15. Travel and adventure camps, soccer and golf, arts and science, model racing, zoo camp, around the world, crazy cookers, rock climbing. Sessions divided by age. Weekdays, full-day and half-day. Prices start at $90 per week. Before- and after-care available. Call Laura Coon at 330-655-2377, ext. 145, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lifecenterplus.com.
Magical Theatre Summer Camps — Barberton High School, 555 Barber Road. Day camp for ages 7-17. K.I.D. Camp develops performing skills with professional staff through day classes in acting, singing and dancing culminating in a performance, July 8-19, $395. Theater Camp at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, perform scenes that utilize the outdoors as a stage, overnight camp for grades 4-10, June 16-21, $425; day camp, $325. 330-848-3708 or www.magicaltheatre.org.
Music Camp By Nature — Adults Band Camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, and Hines Hill Center, 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Peninsula. July 14-17. Rehearse and play, hike and bike, morning stretch for musicians and afternoon sessions on musical topics. Meals included and lodging available in the park or at nearby hotels. $350 for four-day camp, $25 discount before April 29. $150 fee for non-participating spouse or companion. 330-657-2909 or www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
McKinley Early Childhood Center — 2529 Romig Road, Akron. Summer program for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Three field trips per week, including roller skating, Akron Zoo, movies and Akron Aeros game, free to parents. Program free upon enrollment to the center. Title XX accepted. Private pay is $143 full-time week (25-60 hours) or $96 part-time. 330-745-8818.
New Adventures Early Learning and Child Care Development Center Day Camp — 8054 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. For ages 5-12. June 3-Aug. 16, Monday-Friday each week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care hours 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with lunch and snack provided. Themes include vacations, hands-on, sports and theater. Field trips included. Contact Christine Tobias-Sheets at 330-425-2030 or www.newadventuresearlylearning.com.
New Generation Show Choir Camp — ETC School of Musical Arts, 1932 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. For boys and girls, grades 3-5. Singing, dancing and activities. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 12-16. $200, includes lunch. Contact Robert Heid at email@example.com.
New Hope Learning Center Summer Camp — 4415 Darrow Road, Stow. Ages 3-12, June 3-Aug. 16, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Playground, indoor gym, field trips, weekly themes. Computers, art, music, fitness, hip-hop dance, talent shows, sports, martial arts demonstrations, nature studies, crafts and more. Cost varies according to schedule. 330-688-9970.
Northwest Family Recreation Center Summer Camps — 1730 Shatto Ave., Akron. June through August, four days per week, dates to be determined. Preschool Camp for ages 3-5, 10 to 11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, $50; Art Camp for ages 6-8 and 9-14, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, $60; Choreography Camp for ages 9-14, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, $50; Dance Camp for ages 3-5 and 6-8, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, $50; and Fairy Fantasy Camp for ages 5-7, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday. 330-375-2849.
Peninsula Art Academy — 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula. Summer day camps in glass fusing, clay building, drawing, painting, tie-dye, weaving, soap making and more. Learn about color theory and art history, and take a nature walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Classes and times vary, weekends and weekdays. Prices start at $9 per hour. Most programs for ages 6 and up. 330-657-2248, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.peninsulaartacademy.com.
Primrose Schools Summer Camp — 1295 Corporate Drive, Hudson. June 10-Aug. 23. Three- and five-day sessions available. Creative activities and field trips. Summer reading program, tennis, dance and martial arts. Call for rates. 330-653-3388, www.primrosehudson.com.
Project AGAPE Summer Camp — 442 Bell St., Akron. Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten), June 10-Aug. 30, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Skating, swimming, bowling, karate, golf, field trips. Breakfast, lunch and snack included. Title XX or private pay. Meeting for parents of prospective campers at 5 p.m. May 31. 330-253-3711.
Redeemer Christian School S.T.E.A.M. Camp — 2141 Fifth St., Cuyahoga Falls. Two camps for grades 3-8 in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Crazy Concoctions, for grades 6-8, 8 a.m. to noon, July 22-26. Create paint, homemade soda, rocket formula and ice cream. Freaky Formulas, grades 3-5, 8 a.m. to noon, July 29-Aug. 2. Design your own crayon color, bubble gum, soda and toothpaste. $150 per week. 330-923-1280 or email@example.com.
Riverside Summer Camp — Riverside Preschool, 2433 S. Main St., Coventry Township. Grades 1-6, daily or weekly. On- and off-campus activities, sports, arts and crafts, games, cooking, swim lessons, bowling. Trips to Great Lakes Science Center, Amazone, Akron Aeros game and Summit County Fair. Junior camp program for ages 3-5. Call Vicki at 330-644-4517 or e-mail RiversidePreschool@sbcglobal.net.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Summer Camps — 15 N Maple St., Akron. Art camp, grades 6-9, mornings June 17-21, $75. Band, grades 6-9, mornings June 10-14, $75. Drama, grades 1-9, afternoons July 15-Aug. 4, $100 ($90 for additional siblings). CPR and AED training, grades 7-12 and adults, 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., date to be determined, $45 (includes 2-year certification through the American Heart Association). Girl Talk, grades 7-10, afternoons Aug. 5-9, $60. Irish Dance, grades 3-9, afternoons July 29-Aug. 1, $90. Photography, grades 6-12, mornings July 8-12, $75. Rushin’ to Learn Some Russian, grades 4-9, grades 4-6 mornings, grades 7-9 afternoons, Aug. 5-9, $75. Study Skills, grades 7-12, afternoons July 30-Aug. 2, $60. Technology, grades 6-9, mornings June 15-19, $75. www.stvm.com or 330-253-9113.
Salvation Army Learning Zone Summer Enrichment Program — 190 S. Maple St., Akron. Day camp, June 10-Aug. 16. Ages 5-12 (and completed kindergarten), 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Christian-based education, weekly field trips, recreational activities, healthy meals included. $100 per week. Title XX accepted. Visit www.salvationarmyakron.org/learningzone or pick up applications at site after March 1. Parent orientation at 6 p.m. May 24. 330-434-7423.
Sarah’s House Summer Enrichment Program — 414 Pine St., Akron. For ages 5-12. June 17-July 26, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $45 per week. Math and reading, dance, etiquette, arts and crafts, health and fitness, cooking, field trips and more. Breakfast and lunch included. 330-535-7272, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
S’Camp at Old Trail School — 2315 Ira Road, Bath Township. Morning, afternoon and all-day classes for ages 18 months to 14 years, June 10-Aug. 9, 2315 Ira Road, Bath Township. More than 100 offerings. Computers, fencing, scuba, extreme sports, rocketry, aviation, robotics, photography, filmmaking, theater, painting, cooking, bicycling, field hockey, diving, tennis, soccer and more. Rates vary; half-day sessions average about $150, all day $300. Transportation and extended care available. Call 330-666-1118, or visit www.oldtrail.org and click on ‘‘summer camp’’ to register online.
Shaw Jewish Community Center Summer Camps — 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Themed day camps for grades 1-9, June 17-Aug. 16. Includes Lego, Weathervane Theatre, Akron Aeros and more. Prices vary; about $190 per week. Call Erin Katz at 330-835-0020, email email@example.com or visit www.shawjcc.org.
Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge S.T.E.M. Summer Program — 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron. For ages 9-12. Participate in building a car and racing down the Derby Downs track, and learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Set up your own mini-car and race it against others. Two sessions, June 10-14 and 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $170 before March 30, $185 after. $10 discount for second child. Call 330-733-8723 or visit www.aasbd.org and go the Education tab.
Space Domes America — Old Trail School, 2315 Ira Road, Bath Township. For grades 1-5. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22-26. Hand-on science activities including paleontology, animal studies, flight, volcanoes, weather, geology, ecology and chemistry. Trip to the covered bridge in Bath to study what the stream and surroundings were like in the past, and look for fossils. $265. Before-and after-care available.
Stow Silver Springs Day Camp — 5027 Stow Road. Weekly sessions June through mid-August for grades 1-6 include swimming, archery, games, crafts, cooking, sports, nature, field trips and special events. Prices to be determined. 330-689-5100.
Streaming Lion Arts Ministries — Zion Lutheran Church, 139 S. High St., Akron. Summer Dance Camp for ages 4-18. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in June. Learn dances of various forms. No experience required. $60. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.streaminglion.org.
Summer Dance Camp — Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance Studio, 2315 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. One to four weeks, June-August. Classes include preschool ballet, beginner ballet, ballet technique, pointe, variations, jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, stretch and strength and adult ballet. Call for prices and schedule at 330-928-6479, or visit www.klingerdance.com after mid-March.
Summer Fun Camp — Lawton Community Center, 1225 Lawton St., Akron. For ages 5-10, June 24-Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $300 for seven weeks. Early payment plan. Morning and after-care at extra cost. Call Francine Blake, Chelsea Blake or Dawn Stiggers at 330-375-2825.
Walsh Jesuit High School Summer Warrior Enrichment Camp — 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls. For students entering grades 7-8 in the fall, to showcase the school’s curriculum. June 17-28, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday. $225 new campers, $200 returning campers. 330-929-4205, 800-686-4694, www.walshjesuit.org.
Wanake at Wedgewood Day Camp — Wedgewood United Methodist Church, 2350 Wedgewood Drive, Akron. Seven weeks of camp program for grades 1-6, June 17-Aug. 3. Includes weekly field trip to Camp Wanake in Beach City for swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing and other activities. $89 per week, discounts before May 1. 330-756-2333.
Weathervane Playhouse Summer Camps — Acting, improvisation, stage directions, auditioning and more at 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron. All camps Monday-Friday. Kids Take the Stage: Theater games teach fundamentals, ages 5-8, June 17-28; ages 8-11, July 8-19; ages 11-14, July 22-Aug. 2; all 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $260. Imagine That: Games, storytelling and creative drama, ages 3-6, 10 a.m. to noon, June 10-14 and Aug. 5-9, $110. Theater Around the World, ages 8-13, Aug. 5-9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $160. Musical Theater: Training in voice, dance and audition technique for ages 5 to 9, July 8-12; ages 9-14, June 17-21; both 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $180. Broadway Dance Camp: Training in movement for the stage, ages 5-9, July 15-19; ages 9-14, June 24-28, both 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $160. Vocal Music Technique: Fundamentals for beginners to intermediate, ages 10-16, Aug. 5-9, 10 a.m. to noon, $110. Character Workshop: Creating a character, ages 7-16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 22-26, $160. Audition Workshop: Create an audition package for ages 7-16, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 22-26, $160. Summer Stock: Produce and design a full production, ages 13-18, July 29-Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 10, $350. 330-836-2626, ext. 17, or www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.
Western Reserve Academy Summer Program — 115 College St., Hudson. Adventure Camp, ages 8-14, six weekly camps June 17-July 26, 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Sports to outdoor adventure. Includes mountain biking, kayaking, swimming and more. English Language Institute for students for whom English is not their native language, resident camp for ages 13-17, June 23-July 27. Summer enrichment programs focus on dance, jazz improv, digital photography, screenwriting and filmmaking, creative nonfiction, advanced writing, cooking with chefs, youth leadership development, crime scene investigation and more. Dates and times to be determined. Call 330-650-9715, email email@example.com or see www.wra.net/summerprograms.
YMCA Day Camp — For ages 6-12, includes nature, sports, games and crafts. Theme weeks, field trips and exploration, outdoor adventure. Prices vary. June-August at: Firestone Park branch, 350 E. Wilbeth Road, Akron, 330-724-1255; Green branch, 3800 Massillon Road, 330-899-9622; Lake Anna branch, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton, 330-745-9622; Riverfront branch, 544 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-923-9622; University Park, 477 E. Market St., Akron, 330-434-9622; Nordonia Hills branch, 8761 Shepard Road, Macedonia, 330-467-8366 or 330-650-6144; North Hill Early Care Center, 10 W. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, 330-762-7678; Cascade Village Early Care Center, 210 E. North St., Akron, 330-983-5573; WYDACA Early Care Center, 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron, 330-864-3560; A Y’S Place Early Care Center, 380 Mineola Ave., Akron, 330-836-7435; YMCA office, 330-376-1335 or www.akronymca.org.
YMCA Camp Y-Noah — 815 Mount Pleasant Road, Green. One- and two-week sessions June through August for ages 6-16. Day and resident camps and trip programs. Swimming, canoeing, climbing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, hiking, sports, science camp, sailing and cheernastics. Day camp $145-$275 per week, overnight camp $445 per week depending on programs. Contact Michael Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-896-1964. Visit www.gotcamp.org or www.akronymca.org.
Yoga Summer Camp — Embrace Your Essence Yoga, 499B Portage Lakes Drive, Coventry Township. For preteens and teens. One-week day camp in June or July, dates to be determined. Includes yoga, art, life skills and healthy eating. Details will be posted online closer to camp week. Contact Emily Fatkins at 330-328-7219, email email@example.com or visit www.embraceyouressenceyoga.com.
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop — Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, 199 S. Broadway, Akron. July 22-28. Ages 12-17. Intense performing arts training in voice and extemporaneous speaking, art, dance, drama and mime, creative writing, orchestra, songwriting, photography and video. Emerging Leaders Institute, advanced classes for ages 18-21, $195-$225. Discount for registration by March 1. New this year is WEPAW for ages 4-11, $50, discounts for siblings. 330-786-9601, www.yepaw.org.
University of Akron Medina County University Center — 6300 Technology Lane, Medina. College for Kids summer program for grades 1-8. June 17-July 25, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and/or 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Call 330-721-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Invention — Weeklong day camps for grades 1-6 in June and July at two locations in Medina County. Learn problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. Locations are Ellen Canavan Elementary School in Medina, June 24-28, $220, $215 online, and Hickory Ridge Elementary School in Brunswick, July 15-19, $230, $225 online.
Kids Country — 3550 Octagon Drive, Medina. Ages 5-12. June through August. Swimming, field trips, crafts, etc. Call 330-723-8697 for rates.
Medina County SPCA Summer Camp for Kids — 245 S. Medina St., Medina. For animal lovers ages 6-14, June 24-28. Younger children mornings, older children afternoons. 330-723-7722 or www.medinacountyspca.com.
Morning Star Farm Ministries Kids Day Camps — 9241 Friendsville Road, Seville. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boating, horseback riding, basketball, volleyball, fishing, playground, crafts and more. Snacks and drinks provided. Some transportation provided. $50 per week, $15 per day. Grades 1-4, June 24-28; grades K-2, July 8-12; grades K-6, July 15-19; grades 3-5, July 22-26 and grades 6-8, Aug. 5-9. 330-633-7349 or email@example.com.
Salvation Army — 527 College St., Wadsworth. Seven-week academic day camp for grades 1-6, June 24-Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $65 per week. Call Lindsey Kercher at 330-334-3920.
Summer Reinforcement Program — Northrop Elementary School, 950 E. Reagan Parkway, Medina. Half-day programs for ages 3-12, 9 a.m. to noon, June 12-July 12. Tutoring program open to residents of Medina County with emphasis on math and reading, reinforcement of basic classroom skills, autism and social group unit. Speech therapy offered. $275. Registration deadline June 4. Affiliated with United Way of Medina County. Call Jane Langol at 330-725-5311, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wadsworth YMCA Day Camp — 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. June through August for grades K-5. Before-care at 7 a.m., camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., after-care ends at 6 p.m. Field trips, crafts, enrichment activities, nature hikes, swimming, games, sports. $130 per week for Y members, $150 nonmembers. Call Kathy Liggett at 330-334-9622 or visit www.akronymca.org/wadsworth.
A.C.E. Academy (Aviation Careers Education) — Kent State University. Explore careers in aviation. Grades 9-12, June 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $185, includes flying a KSU Cessna with instructor, touring Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, air traffic control tower and radar room, United headquarters and operations tower, NASA Glenn, a corporate flight center, Ohio National Guard and MAPS Museum tower. 330-653-2447.
Camp Asbury — 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram. Faith-based, weeklong resident camps for grades 1-12 and day camps for grades 1-6. Six one-week sessions June 16-July 26. Canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, nature exploration, art, music, ceramics, challenge courses, giant swing, mudslide, disc golf, outdoor cooking, photography and star-gazing. $334 per week residents, $159 day. A ministry of the United Methodist Church, accredited by the American Camp Association. Open house, 2 to 6 p.m. April 7. 330-569-3171, email email@example.com or www.campasbury.org.
Camp Carl — Resident and day camps sponsored by the Chapel in Akron at the camp, 8054 Calvin Road, Ravenna, next to West Branch State Park. Weekly sessions June 9-Aug. 9 for ages 6-17. Activities include riding horses, tubing, canoeing, archery and more. Day camps Monday-Thursday and overnight camps Sunday-Friday. Explorer camps for grades 1-4 (day) are the Verge, Frontier and Submerge, $195. Wild West, Splash and Extreme camps for grades 4-6 (overnight), $350. For those entering grades 6-8, resident camp themes are The Edge, Over the Edge, H2O Camp, Radical and the Rapids and Camp Retro, $350. For grades 9-12, themes are the Crux, the Undertow and Reverb Camp, $350. High schoolers’ leadership camp, Stepping It Up, $210. 330-315-5665 or www.campcarl.org.
Camp Invention — Stanton Middle School, 1175 Hudson Road, Kent. Weeklong day camp for grades 1-6, July 15-19. Learn problem solving and teamwork through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. $220, $215 online. 800-968-4332, or www.campinvention.org.
Hiram College Summer Camps — Academic residential camps for high school students: Emerging Writers Workshop in Creative Nonfiction, June 20-22, $55. Genomics Academy, for students interested in biology, June 23-26, $100. Robotics Academy, July 9-13, $100. Fine Arts Workshop, exploring the visual arts, July 14-16, $55. Institute of Theatre, July 17-20, $55. Contact Lisa Schneider at 330-569-5986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent Parks and Recreation — Summer Day Camp and Rec Camp for ages 6-12, weekly June 10-Aug. 16, Monday-Friday at Plum Creek Park, and June 10-Aug. 16 at Kent Recreation Center. Field trip and swimming each week. Crafts, sports, games and nature studies. Plum Creek camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, $75 per week for Kent residents, $85 nonresidents. Kent Recreation camp, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., $105 residents, $115 nonresidents. Kinder Kamp at Roy Smith Shelterhouse for ages 3-5, 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday, $28 residents, $36 nonresidents per week. Four-week session, $102 and $128. Tic Toc Kinder Kamp, ages 3-5, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, location and prices same. Call 330-673-8897 or go to www.kentparksandrec.com.
Kent State University’s PEAK Summer Camp Program — Weekly sessions for ages 6-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 10-Aug. 16 (no camp July 1-5). Lunch and snacks provided. Daily swimming. $135 per week for Student Recreation and Wellness Center members and affiliates, $160 nonmembers, $15 less for additional siblings. Before- and after-care available for additional fee. Call Phelan Nichole Fletcher at 330-672-0460, email email@example.com or visit www.kent.edu/recservices.
Kent State University Research Center for Educational Technology — Summer workshops for grades 1-5. Lego WeDo Robotics, grades 3-5, 1 to 3:30 p.m., June 24-25; Lego WeDo Robotics for girls, grades 3-5, 9 to 11:30 a.m., June 26-27; Beginning Technology Tools, developing computer skills, for grades 1-3, 9 to 11:30 a.m., June 24-25; and Creative Technology, grades 3-5, 1 to 3:30 p.m., June 26-27. Create interactive posters, produce video and music on computers. All workshops $45. To register, visit www.kent.edu/ehhs/centers/rcet or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent State University Summer Creative Camp — Inspire Camp, School of Visual Communication Design, for ages 14-19, introduces students to design, illustration, photography, interaction design, creative thinking and problem solving. Pre-college experience, led by faculty and graduate students. June 17-21, day camp $425, overnight $1,050. Email InspireCreativeCamp@gmail.com, or contact Jillian Coorey at 330-672-9706 or visit www.inspirecamp.com.
Kent State University’s Young Business Scholars — On-campus program features overview of business careers and studies. July 21-26, $50. Five days and nights of college life, dormitory living, food and fun. For details, contact Elizabeth Sinclair, assistant dean, College of Business Administration at 330-672-1286, email@example.com, or visit www.kent.edu/business/undergrad/young-business-scholars.
Martial Arts Summer Day Camp — Martial Arts Ohio, 1458 S. Water St., Kent. June-August, five days a week, 6 a.m to 6 p.m. Structured activities, crafts and more. $145 per week. Trip to Geauga Lake Wild Water Kingdom twice a week, field trip every week for extra fee. Season pass to Geauga Lake is free with eight-week sign-up. Family rates available. 330-389-0304, www.martialartsohio.com.
MEDCAMP 2013 — Northeastern Ohio Medical University, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown. July 11-13. Three-day medical experience for students entering ninth grade, designed to stimulate interest in medicine and pharmacy, and to expose them to career opportunities. Applicants must excel in science and math (grades B and above) and reside in Portage, Summit, Stark, Wayne, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Richland, Trumbull or Tuscarawas counties. Students will stay overnight in a Kent State University dormitory. 330-325-6584, or www.neomed.edu/academics/ahec/medcamp. Applications due April 19.
Porthouse Theatre Academy — High School Division Academy, School of Theatre & Dance, Kent State University. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2. Musical theater summer intensive program for high school students interested in advanced study and preparing for university auditions. Taught by professional faculty. Class in the morning, master classes with professional actors and staff in the afternoon. $350 per week; second week $300 if participating in both sessions. $50 sibling discount. Contact Lisa Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.theatre.kent.edu. For information, call Patricia at 330-672-0111.
Ravenna Christian School Day Camp — 6401 state Route 14, Ravenna Township. Early June to late August. Swimming at Clearwater Park in Hartville on Tuesdays and Fridays. Field trips on Thursdays. $140 per week, $30 per day with minimum of two days. Registration deadline is May 24. $60 before April 1, $70 after. 330-297-9310.
Ravenna Parks and Recreation — Summer Day Camp June 10-Aug. 9 for grades K-7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, gardening, nutrition and fitness, special events and field trips. Registration fee is for all 10 weeks and includes field trips. Lunch provided. $265 for grades K-5, $290 grades 6-7. Before day camp for grades K-7, $115; after day camp, $110. Junior Camp Counselor program, grades 8-10, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., $265-$365. Prices slightly higher for nonresidents, or children whose parents don’t work in the city. Forms available at recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St., or call 330-296-2864.
Camp Berean Way — Calvary Chapel, 8151 Stuhldreher Drive NW, Jackson Township. For ages 8-17. Overnight Bible teaching camp at Camp Y-Noah in Green, Aug. 4-9, six days and five nights. $265, discounts available. Swimming, boating, crafts, games and campfires, with morning and evening Bible teaching. 330-854-0198, or 330-833-4347.
Camp Invention — Weeklong day camps for grades 1-6 in June and July at four locations in Stark County. Learn problem solving and teamwork through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. $220, $215 online. North Canton (Hoover High School), June 10-14; Plain Township (GlenOak High School), June 17-21; Canton (Faircrest Middle School), July 8-12; and Louisville (Louisville Middle School), June 17-21. 800-968-4332, or www.campinvention.org.
Camp Wanake — 9643 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City. Day, overnight, short-week and weeklong programs for grades 1-12. Includes performing, musical and fine arts, swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, sports and wilderness survival. Prices range $309-489 per week, $104-299 for partial weeks. Also, The Wanake Ranch has horse experiences for children, teens, adults, families and groups. For grades 1-12, day and overnights camps. Certified horsemanship instructors and experienced camp horses. Prices range $364-529 per week, $149-299 for partial week progams. 330-756-2333, www.campwanake.org.
Canton Joint Recreation District Camps — Summer Camps at Stadium Park, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, grades 1-3, June 3-Aug. 1. Games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, special events and field trips. Summer Camp 2 at Weis Park, grades 4-6, June 3-Aug. 1. Softball, kickball, flag football, soccer and tennis. $300-$345, price increases $25 after May 4. Extended hours before and after, additional $200 for nine weeks. Registration deadline May 24. 330-456-4521.
Canton Montessori School Summer Camp — 125 15th St. NW, Canton. Pre-primary camp, ages 3 years to first grade, divided into four sessions, mornings, Monday-Friday. Full summer camp, five-day and three-day options. 330-452-0148.
Canton Symphony Orchestra Summer String Day Camp — Fieldcrest of North Canton, 1346 Easthill St. SE, North Canton. For grades 6-12 who play violin, viola, cello and bass. $275 per week, $250 before April 30. Conductor Eric Benjamin and orchestra musicians and education staff are instructors. Contact Lisa Boyer at 330-452-3434, ext. 604, email@example.com or visit www.cantonsymphony.org/stringcamp.
Here For You Child Development Center — 7641 Wales Ave., Jackson Township. Summer programs for children in kindergarten to age 12. Different focus every week incorporating math, science, English and social skills. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, part time or full time. Preschool program for ages 3-5, $37 per day or $147 per week. School age program for ages 6-12, $32 per day or $126 per week. 330-882-5300 or www.hereforyoucdc.com.
Kids Country — June through August in Hartville. Ages 5-12. Swimming, field trips, crafts, etc. Call 330-877-2600 for rates.
McKinley Museum — 800 Monument Drive NW, Canton. Summer Science Camp, the world of science through fun and educational activities, grades 1-5, July 8-12, 9 a.m. to noon. One day or all five, $20 per day nonmembers, $18 members, reservations required; Lights! Camera! Action! Learn about moviemaking, storyboards, props, acting and special effects, grades 6-9, Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $135 nonmembers, $125 members. Call Christopher Kenney at 330-455-7043 or go to www.mckinleymuseum.org.
Stark State College of Technology — 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Kids College for children entering grades 1-7. More than 100 classes in science, computers, creative arts, theater, sports and more. Sessions June 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 and July 1-5. $109 per week for all-day sessions or $69 per week for half-days. Student may attend one, two, three or all four weeks, mornings (three classes), afternoon (two classes) or all day (five classes). Camp Scrubs for grades 6-9, June 17-21 or July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Aultman College of Nursing, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton. Introduction to medical field and nursing career. $199. 330-966-5455.
YMCA Day Camp — Summer day camps for grades 1-8. Includes swimming, outdoor games, field trips and more. June-August at: David YMCA, Jackson Township, 330-830-6275; Lake Township branch, 330-877-8933; Meyers Lake branch, Canton, 330-454-9018; North Canton branch, 330-305-5437; Louisville branch, 330-875-1611; and Alliance branch, 330-823-1930.
B-Wiser Science Camp — College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave. Weeklong residential camp for girls entering eighth grade, June 9-14. Team-taught, hands-on experience with lab work in earth science, life science, chemistry, robotics, physics and engineering. Call 330-263-2101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications at www.bwiser.spaces.wooster.edu. Deadline April 20.
Camp CHOF — 1820 Deerfield Road NW, Dalton. Weekly faith-based resident camps for grades 3-12. Swimming, go-karts, paintball, crafts, waterslide, climbing wall/zip line, challenge course, archery, field games and more. Discovery Camp, grades 3-5, June 16-21 and July 7-12. Camp Ignite, grades 6-8, June 9-14 and June 30-July 5. Collision Camp, grades 9-12, June 23-28 and July 14-19. Resident camp $210 per week. Day camp for grades K-2, six weekly camps, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 10-July 19. Swimming, go-karts, crafts and games, $110 per week. 330-477-6267, ext. 126, email email@example.com or www.campchof.org.
Wayne Center for the Arts — 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster. Art summer camps for age 4 to grade 8. $80 to $195. Clay Camp: Smithsonian: A Week at the Museums, completed grades 2-8, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 10-14. Junior Camp: What Comes Out at Night, ages 4-8, 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 17-21. Dance and Art Camp: Medieval Times, July 9-13, ages 4-6, 9:30 a.m. to noon; ages 6-9, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Junior Camp: We Love Earth, ages 4-6, 9:30 a.m. to noon, July 15-19. Clay and Visual Arts Camp for Elementary Students: Green Earth, grades K-5, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 330-264-2787, ext. 201.
Beulah Beach Camp — 6101 W. Lake Road, Vermilion. On Lake Erie. Ages 7-18. 100 acres of beaches, sports fields and backwoods. Overnight camps, weekly June 16-Aug. 9, includes sports, adventure, watersports and more, $155-$350. Day camps, June 10-Aug. 16, $125 per week. 440-967-4861.
Camp Patmos — Six days of adventures and spiritual challenge, for grades 4-12, on Kelleys Island. Also family and specialty camps. Various sessions available, June 10-Aug. 3. Sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, swimming, rafting, soccer, softball and more. $340 per week. Day camp, July 1-7, $250. 419-746-2214, or www.camppatmos.com.
Can-Do-It Farm — Horseback riding camp for girls, ages 8 or older, June through August, at 2279 E. Union Road, Jefferson. Weeklong resident camp $900, half camp $450, includes riding lessons, safety equipment, horses, room and board. Day camp $45 per day. 440-858-2244 or http://cdifarm.com.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Day camp for ages 5-12. Weeklong sessions June 17-Aug. 16. Explore the world of animals and exotic habitats, meet the keepers, conservation-themed games and scientific experiments for older kids. Full-day camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, $190. Half-day (mornings), $135. Members $165 for full-day camp and $115 for half-day. Counselor-in-training for ages 13-14. Registration begins March 15; members, March 1. 216-635-3391 or http://www.clemetzoo.com.
CSB Ministries Summer Adventure 2013 — Brigade Camp at Stony Glen, Madison. Activities and Christian values for boys, grades 1-12, June 9-July on 322 scenic acres. Also, father/son and father/daughter camps. Choices for older boys include music, paintball, mountain biking, rock climbing. 330-677-2996 or www.ohiobrigadecamp.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Summer Camps — 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Day camps for grades 7-9, June 10-14 and June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. $175 per week, out-of-district students $205. $10 discount before April 26. Camps June 10-14 include Discover IT, Lego Robotics, Care 4 Kids ‘N Petz, Chef for a Week, CSI: Cuyahoga Valley, Pulp to Paper to Art, Video Game Design. Camps June 17-21 are Gourmet Chef for a Week, Create It! Print It! Wear It!, Advanced Video Game Design, Camp Med. Camps for both weeks are Movie Makers, Tool Time and Beautiful You. Also, there will be day camps for grades 4-6, June 24-28, with a focus on technology including movie making, video game design, engineering and robotics. $195, out-of-district students $205. 440-838-8851 or www.cvccworks.com.
Faith Ranch — High Adventure Horse and Bible Camps, weekly sessions for ages 7-18, June 16-Aug. 3. Two miles north of Jewett, 1½ hours south of Akron. Each camper has riding instruction and a horse for the week. Devotions, campfires, swimming, archery, crafts, challenge courses and more. $380 week, $280 half-week. 740-946-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.faithranch.org.
Falcon Camp — Resident camp for boys and girls ages 6-16, 4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton. Two-, four-, six- and eight-week sessions, June 23-Aug. 17. Horseback riding, sailing, nature study, swimming, archery, tennis and more. $2,190-$6,800. About four hours riding time each day. 800-837-CAMP, email@example.com , http://www.falconcamp.com.
4-H Camp Whitewood — 7983 S. Wiswell Road, Windsor. Resident and day camp offering one-week sessions June to August, in Ashtabula County’s Amish country. Women’s weekend and specialty camps like Teen Camp, K-9 Camp, Shooting Sports Camp and Creative Arts Camp. Swimming, boating, archery, riflery, crafts, hiking, games, songs and more on 227 acres of forests, gorge, lakes and creeks. Membership in 4-H not required. Rates vary. 800-967-2267 or http://www.4hcampwhitewood.com.
Junior Medical Camp — Cleveland Museum of Natural History hosts weeklong day camps June-August that explore the science behind medicine and health. For grades 3-12 interested in learning about the human body, health and practice of medicine. $275 per week, $250 museum members. Call 216-231-4600, ext. 3214, 800-317-9155 or visit www.juniormedicalcamp.org.
National Computer Camp — Notre Dame College in South Euclid. Boys and girls ages 8-18, overnight and day programs, July 7-12 and July 14-19. Learn all aspects of computer programming. Day camp $830, residence camp $985, $245 per weekend between successive camp weeks. Call 203-710-5771, visit www.nccamp.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp — FFA Camp Muskingum, Carrollton. June 9-14. For students age 15 through grade 12. Residential camp educates students about Ohio’s forest and natural resources, tree measurement and wildlife management. Also recreation and team-building activities. About $350, includes all meals, lodging and educational materials. 614-497-9580, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ohioforest.org.
Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center — Residential camp for ages 7-16 in Perrysville, on Pleasant Hill Lake, near Mansfield. General sports, wilderness activities and adventure. Soccer, softball, swimming, rafting, arts and crafts, backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding. Weekly camps June 23-Aug. 2, $299-399. Horse camp and sailing camp, $499. 419-938-3715, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.phoc.org.
Round Lake Christian Camp — 114 State Route 3, Lakeville. Grades 1-12, June 16-Aug. 9. Day and overnight camps include traditional Bible, wilderness, basketball, motocross and extreme adventure. Most weekly camps $220. 419-827-2017, www.roundlake.org.
YMCA Camp Tippecanoe — Located on 1,100 acres in Harrison County, one hour south of Canton. Ages 7-17, weekly camps June 16-July 27. Horse riding, sailboating and typical outdoor camp activities. $369 per week for Adventure Camp for Y members, $415 nonmembers, specialty camps higher. Mini Week or two-week sessions. 800-922-0679, email@example.com or visit www.ymcacamptippecanoe.org.
Mad Science Camp 2013 — Locations throughout Northeast Ohio including Akron, Green, Hudson, Twinsburg, Aurora, North Canton and Jackson Township. Camps for grades 2-6 in both half-day and full-day versions. For ages 4-6, there is a three-hour junior camp, Let’s Get Growing. New this year is Camp Eureka for ages 6-12. Five camps for grades 2-6 include NASA: Journey Into Outer Space Camp, Science Sleuth Camp, Moving With Science Camp, Secret Agent Lab and Forensic Academy. All include demonstrations, hands-on experimentation and scientific games. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information, call 330-498-0033 or visit www.northeastohio.madescience.org.
Akron Racers Softball All-Skills Camps — Firestone Stadium, 1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron. June 25, pitching, hitting and defense; July 9, mental game, bunting, slapping, outfield; July 23, hitting, baserunning, pitching, catching. Ages 8 to 12, mornings; ages 13 to 18, afternoons. Registration $60, after deadline $75. Deadlines are two days before each camp. Coaching seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. June 10. $60 before June 6, $75 after. Contact Lisa Simpson at 330-376-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy baseball — Boys ages 11-14, mornings June 24-27, $85. Fundamentals of hitting, pitching and defense. Bring your own equipment. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy softball — Girls ages 7-14, mornings, June 24-27, $85. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Kent State University baseball — Ages 8-18. Pitching and catcher camp, both June 26; hitting camp, June 27; prospect camp, June 18 and Aug. 10. 330-672-8545 or www.kentstatebaseballcamps.com.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School baseball — Patterson Park, Akron. Grades 5-8, mornings July 1-3, $60. www.stvm.com.
University of Akron — Keith Dambrot Summer Basketball Camps for boys and girls. Zips Basketball School, grades 1-12, June 17-20; and grades 1-7, July 22-25, $165 per session. Team concepts, fundamentals, conditioning, shooting instruction and more. Zips Offensive Skills Camp, grades 8-12, June 24-27; and grades 3-7, July 8-11, $190 per session. $15 discount before April 30. Multi-session and multi-camper discounts available. www.AkronBasketballCamps.com.
University of Akron — Girls individual camp, ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24-27, prices start at $75. Li’l Zips day camp, boys and girls, ages 3-8, 9 to 11 a.m., June 25, $50. Call Candace Smith at 330-972-8274 or email email@example.com.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Boys camp, ages 7-14, June 10-13, full day, $125. Girls camp, ages 8-14, June 17-20, mornings, $85. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Kent State University — Boys elite camp, grades 10-12, June 30; team camp, JV and varsity, June 29; day camp, grades 1-6 and 7-11, June 24-28, www.kentsatemensbasketballcamps.com. Girls youth day camp, June 17-20; team camp, high school/AAU division, June 21-23, www.kentsatewomensbasketballcamps.com. 330-672-2421.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Boys camp, grades 3-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15-18, $165. Girls camp, July 22-25, grades 3-5, mornings; grades 6-8, afternoons, $80. www.stvm.com.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 915 N. Main St., Akron. Grades K-3, 9 to 11 a.m., June 24-28, $50. Participants receive T-shirt and basketball. Sponsored by United Christian League. Call Phil Lombardo at 330-690-3031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walsh Jesuit High School — Girls camp, grades 4-9, 8:30 a.m. to noon, June 10-13, $75. 330-929-4205, www.walshjesuit.org.
The Fast Lane Bowling Center — 193 Wooster Road N., Barberton. Grades K-8, 9:30 to noon, Aug. 16, $25. Supervision and instruction, games and a tournament. 330-753-7256.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Ages 7-14, mornings, Aug. 5-7, $50. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Grades 2-9, mornings, July 29-Aug. 1. www.stvm.com.
Kent State University — Individual, grades 7-12, July 22-26. 330-672-2421 or www.kentstatefieldhockeycamps.com.
University of Akron — Grades 9-12, 6 to 9 p.m., June 23, $40 early registration ($50 walk-up). Grades 1-8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-18, 9 a.m. to noon June 19, $135. 7-on-7 high school team passing camps, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 27, $200 per team, limited to first 16 teams. Big man camps, 9 a.m. to noon, July 27, $10 if participating in passing camp, $50 if not. 330-972-7466.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Boys ages 9-14, June 17-20, mornings, $85. Basic fundamentals and techniques. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Kent State University — Satellite camp, grades 8-12, June 7. Elite underclassmen, grades 8-10, June 11. Elite junior, grade 11, June 12. Elite senior, grade 12, June 13. Youth, grades 6-8, June 14. 330-672-2421 or www.kentstatefootballcamps.com.
Mount Union College — Larry Kehres Football Camps, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance. Grades 6-12. June 10-12 and June 25-27. Campers will be divided into groups and 7-on-7 teams based on age and skill level. One-on-one instruction from Mount Union position coaches. Overnight $250, commuter $180. Email email@example.com.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Grades 2-8, mornings June 24-26, $60. www.stvm.com.
Walsh Jesuit High School — Boys grades 5-9, mornings June 10-12, $75. Emphasizes offensive and defensive position-specific drills and techniques. Speed and agility training, proper and safe tackling technique. Registration form online at www.walshjesuit.org starting in April, or contact Dan Larlham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandywine Country Club — 5555 Akron-Peninsula Road, Peninsula. Six-week program June 17-July 23. Junior Academy, ages 7-12, Monday or Tuesday; Teen Academy, ages 13-16, Tuesday. 330-657-2525 or www.golfbrandywine.com.
Edwin Shaw Rehab Challenge Golf Course — 1596 Flickinger Road, Akron. Junior golf camps for ages 7-14, 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-13, June 24-27 and July 8-11. Advanced junior golf program, ages 10-15 with at least three years experience, Wednesdays June 12-Aug. 7, 12:30 to 3 p.m., four weeks at public courses. Challenge golf classes for people with disabilities, Saturday mornings April 20-June 29. 330-784-5400.
Loyal Oak Golf Course — 2909 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton. Junior Golf Summer Program, Tuesday or Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Start June 7 or June 11. Also ladies day event. 330-825-2904.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Mud Run Golf Course, Akron. Boys and girls grades 5-8, 9 to 11 a.m., June 14, 21 and 28, and July 12 and 19, $60. www.stvm.com.
Kent State University — Overnight and commuter camp, ages 7-18, June 23-27 and July 7-11. 330-672-2421 or www.kentstategymnasticscamps.com.
West Side Gymnastics — 1347 Sunset Drive, Copley. Eight minicamps, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Ocean Life, June 19; Disney Monsters Inc., June 26; I Spy, July 3; Princess Party (girls)/Cars (boys), July 10; Island Explorer, July 17; It’s a Buggy World, July 24; Water Fun, July 31; and Outer Space, Aug. 7. Camps are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For pricing, call 330-666-9401 or visit www.westsidegymnastics.net.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Lakefront Arena, Parma. Ages, 7-14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 6-8, $150. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Stow-Munroe Falls High School — Grades 3-6 and 7-9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 11-13, $50. Stow High coaches and players will conduct camp. Basic stick skills, drills and scrimmages. email@example.com.
College of Wooster — Revolution Lacrosse Camps for ages 8-18, all skill levels. Boys July 21-25, girls July 14-18. Overnight $515, commuter $455. http://revolutionlacrossecamps.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org 330-333-2267.
University of Akron — Day camp, boys and girls ages 7-12, June 10-14 and June 24-28, $230. Little Stars, boys and girls ages 4-6, June 10-14 and June 24-28, $110. Residential/commuter camp, boys only 10-18, July 7-11 and July 14-18, residents $610, commuters $500. To register, visit www.akronsoccercamp.com.
Akron Inner-City Soccer Club — Free, five-week camp for children of Akron, boys and girls ages 5-14. June 10-July 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Dele Olabisi at 330-524-3776, email email@example.com or visit www.inner-citysoccer.org.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Boys and girls grades 1-8, mornings July 22-25, $85. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org. Kent State University — Girls high school tournament teams, July 12-14 and July 26-28; boys high school tournament teams, July 19-21; youth camp, ages 5-14, June 10-14; high school resident, grades 8-12, July 10-12; 330-672-2421 or www.kentstatesoccercamps.com.
Northwest Family Recreation Center — 1730 Shatto Ave., Akron. British Soccer Camp, Aug. 5-9. First Kicks, ages 3-4, 9 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., $80. Mini Soccer, ages 4-6, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3:30 p.m., $94. Half day, ages 6-16, 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., $125. Full day, ages 8-16, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $175.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Grades K-8. Boys camp, mornings July 8-11; girls camp, mornings July 15-18. $80. www.stvm.com.
Walsh Jesuit High School — Azzurri Soccer Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 15-19. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dino at 330-607-0484.
Walsh Jesuit High School — One Touch Soccer Camp for boys and girls 7-17. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-26. $185, sibling discounts available. Contact John Kissner at 330-836-0574 or email email@example.com.
Western Reserve Academy — Western Reserve Academy, Hudson. Boys and girls ages 7-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24-28. $275, includes lunch, T-shirt and soccer ball. 330-673-3330 or www.everestsoccer.com.
College of Wooster — Residential camp for girls ages 10-18. June 23-26 and July 7-10. $435 per week, discounts available. Commuter $315. 330-317-8808 or www.woostersoccercamp.com.
Case Western Reserve University — Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps, ages 8-18, all skill levels. College prep camp, June 10-12 and July 29-31, $425 overnight, $365 commuter. www.wilsontenniscamps.com/case-western or email firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-333-2267.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Boys and girls ages 7-16, mornings July 8-12, $85. 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.org.
Green Tennis Club — 3937 Glen Eagles Blvd. Junior Day Camps. Beginner/Intermediate, ages 10-17, June 10-14, July 8-12, and July 29-Aug. 2, $130 per week. Elementary, ages 5-9, June 17-21 and July 15-19, $100 per week. High school, June 24-28 and July 22-26, $130 per week. Elementary camp 9 a.m. to noon, all others 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Keith at 330-699-5028, or visit www.greentennisclub.net.
Towpath Tennis Center — 2108 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Summer programs start June 10. USTA 10 and under beginner clinics, and 18 and under junior tournament training. Call 330-928-8763 for times and fees, or visit www.towpathtennis.com.
Walsh Jesuit High School Tennis Camp — July 15-19, 3 to 5:30 p.m., $140. Contact Paul Boslet at 330-666-3778.
College of Wooster — Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps, ages 8-18, all skill levels. June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 21-25. $635 overnight, $565 commuter. Match Play, July 7-11 and July 14-18. $705 overnight, $635 commuter. www.wilsontenniscamps.com/college-of-wooster or email@example.com , 330-333-2267.
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Kent State University — Individual camp, boys and girls, ages 10-18, June 11-14. 330-672-2421 or www.kentstatecamps.com.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — Girls grades 4-9, 6 to 9 p.m., June 17-20, $85. Call 330-929-4151, www.cvcaroyals.com.
Malone University — Seven youth camps offered, conducted by Malone coach Tanya Hockman and team members. Elementary, grades 3-6, 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-19, $60; junior high, grades 7-8, 6 to 9 p.m., June 17-19, $60; setters, grades 8-11, 6 to 9 p.m., June 20-21, $60; defensive specialists, grades 8-11, 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-21, $60 (lunch included); junior high, grades 7-8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 24-26, $90; hitters, grades 8-11, 6 to 9 p.m., June 24-25 or June 27-28, $60. T-shirt included for each camper. Call 330-471-8287, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — July 8-11. Boys and girls grades 3-5, mornings; grades 6-8, afternoons. $80. www.stvm.com.
Kent State University — High school team camp, grades 8-12, June 15-18, resident $285, commuter $145. Junior high team camp, grades 6-8, June 23-25, resident $180, commuter $130. Technique camp, Pin to Win camp and Intensive camp, June 19-22 and July 6-9, resident $285, commuter $190. Biddy youth camp, ages 10 and under, June 20-22 and July 7-9, $60. www.kentstatewrestlingcamps.com.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — Boys grades 3-12, mornings July 22-25, $75. www.stvm.com.
All Sports Camp — Walsh University’s Hoover Park, North Canton; new location at Akron General Medical Center in Green. Boys and girls, grades K-7. Five weekly sessions in June and July, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. full day, or 9 a.m. to noon half day, with free extended care available. $145 per week full day. Discounts for siblings and for attending all five sessions. More than 20 sports including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, kickball, track and field, hiking, bocce ball, softball, running, cornhole, volleyball and slip ’n’ slide, with technical drills, skill instruction and game situations. www.allsportscamp.net.
Archbishop Hoban Summer Sports Camps — Camps in June and July at the school facilities, including boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, football, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball, softball and tennis. Golf and bowling will be held offsite. Link will be available on the website when details are announced. www.hoban.org or 330-773-9107.
Hudson Community Education and Recreation Sports Camps — Summer sports camps conducted by Hudson High School varsity coaches, including baseball, football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, golf, ice hockey, archery, cheerleading, basketball and track. 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer.
Pinnacle Sports Summer Day Camp — 313 Medina Road (state Route 18), Granger Township. Seven weeks of camp for boys and girls, June 10-Aug. 2 for ages 5-13. Focuses on a different sport each week, indoors and out. $160 per week members, $192 per week nonmembers. Discounts for multiple children or multiple weeks. Day option $40 per day members, $50 nonmembers. Soccer, June 10-14; baseball and softball, June 17-21; fitness, June 24-28; Olympic, July 8-12; basketball, July 15-19; Pinnacle partners, July 22-26; and all sports, July 29-Aug. 2. 330-239-0616 or www.pinnaclesports.org.
Akron Rotary Camp — 4460 Rex Lake Drive, New Franklin. June through August for age 6 to adulthood. Resident and day camps for those with physical, educational or developmental disabilities. Traditional camp activities adapted to meet the needs of each camper. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Akron with the Akron Area YMCA, $525 per week. Day camp $290. Financial assistance available. Call 330-644-4512, email email@example.com or visit www.rotarycamp.org.
All-Star Training Club Academic/Sports Camp — For individuals with special needs age 6 or older at Weaver School, 89 E. Howe Ave., Tallmadge. Also open to those who do not have special needs considerations. Goal is inclusion of all populations with enrichment in social, academic and physical awareness. Six weeks, June 24-Aug. 2. Transportation and scholarship available. Application deadline is April 26. Call Dan Lancianese at 330-352-5602.
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Summer Camp — Ages 7-17 who have been treated at Akron Children’s Hospital burn unit, Aug. 4-9 at Akron Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Drive, New Franklin. Contact Becky Mundy at 330-543-8813.
Asthma Camp — For children ages 8-15 with asthma, overnight July 17-22, at Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead, near Columbus. Participants will be transported by bus. Fishing, swimming, canoeing, crafts, hikes and other outdoor activities. Free to eligible families. Call Lisa Jones or Tracy Rise at 330-543-8585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or trise.@chmca.org.
Autism Bike Camp — Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. The Autism Society of Greater Akron is hosting a bike camp for individuals with disabilities. I Can Bike is a weeklong camp, July 15-19, for ages 8 and older who wish to learn to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle without training wheels. $175. www.autismohio.org/greaterakron. Registration starts May 1.
Camp Ed Bear — May 31-June 2 at Camp Carl, 8054 Calvin Road, Ravenna. For children and adolescents who are coping with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia or serious blood disorders. For current or former patients of Akron Children’s Hospital. Call Sharon Beach or Doug Palmer at 330-543-8831.
Camp Promise — Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Center for Loss and Hope will hold a free camp for ages 6-11, Aug. 5-8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To help children process a significant loss such as a parent, grandparent or sibling. Children will learn to manage and understand their grief through activities such as craft-making, music and art therapy. Meals and snacks provided. Experienced facilitators will oversee children. Call Rochelle Sheppard at 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, ext. 4662.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health A+ Camp — Shipley Building, 919 Second St. NE, Canton. Five-day, four-night adventure for clients of the agency, ages 8-18. Traditional residential camp and intensive therapeutic services at 240-acre camp. Includes pool, heated cabins, dining hall, hiking trails and new shower facilities. $200 per week. Sessions are June 17-21 and 24-28 and July 8-12 and 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. Call 330-454-7917, Ext. 123.
EJ Therapy Summer Programs — Gault Family Learning Center, 716 Beall Ave., Wooster. Four-week program meeting twice a week in June and July. Occupational therapy programs in small group setting for children with developmental delays, ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory processing issues, special needs as well as typical children who are struggling. Handwriting, keyboarding, kindergarten readiness, sensory needs and strategies, boys and girls club focusing on social interaction and imaginative play. $150-250. 330-262-4449 or www.ejtherapy.com.
Hattie Larlham Summer Camps — 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua. Age varies by camp. Connect with Movement and Play, designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues and motor planning or movement disabilities: ages 5-12, June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug. 5-9, Aug. 12-16 and Aug. 19-23. Connect with Teens, ages 13-17, June 24-28 and Aug. 19-23. Connect with Art, includes painting, photography, pottery and musical expression: ages 5-12. June 24-28. Connect with Community, interacting with people from different professions: ages 5-12, July 29-Aug. 2. Connect with Hattie’s Friends, an integrated camp for children with and without disabilities to come together: ages 6-12, June 10-14, June 17-21, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16. Connect with Horseback Riding: ages 5-15, July 8-12 and July 15-19. $200 per week, except Connect with Horseback Riding, which is $250 per week, and Connect with Hattie’s Friends, which is $100 per week. Daily rates available upon request. Call Karen Stoltzfus at 330-274-2272, ext. 3102, or email email@example.com.
Language Learning Associates Summer Camps — LLA Therapy, 150 N. Miller Road, Fairlawn. Seven camps offered June-August by specialists in speech language pathology, occupational therapy, special education and behavioral analysis. Social Butterflies, for ages 5-7, and Social Explorers, for ages 8-10, are for children who need to improve conversational, social and play skills with peers, one-hour sessions over eight weeks. Social Life Skills Group, aimed at middle and high school students, is for those who have difficulties with advanced social concepts and independent living skills, six morning sessions. Food Science and Family Food camps deal with ages 7 and over who have feeding difficulties, weekly for 90 minutes. Handwriting Camp, for ages 6-9, and Pre-Writing Camp, for ages 4-5, address problems with motor skills needed to improve writing. Call 330-867-2240 for prices or to register.
Lawrence Summer School — Summer programs for grades K-6 with learning disabilities and attention deficits, at 1551 E. Wallings Road, Broadview Heights, June 12-July 10. Students do not need to be enrolled in Lawrence School to take advantage of the four-week, half-day (mornings) academic program. Ready, Set, Grow Kindergarten Readiness Program, $750. Lions LEAP Summer Program, for grades 1-6, remediation in reading, written expression, language arts and mathematics. $900. 440-526-0717, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lawrenceschool.org.
Life Steps Camp — 1120 N. Huntington St., Medina. For kids and adults with disabilities. Eight weekly camps with field trips, horseback riding, crafts, games and life skills training such as cooking, grocery shopping and housekeeping. $300 per week. Themes: June 10, Where the Wild Things Are; June 17, Top Chef; June 24, The Amazing Race; July 8, Artful Antics; July 15, Minute to Win It; July 22, Superheroes; July 29, Sweet Genius; and Aug. 5, Museum Madness. Contact Sharon Biggins at 330-591-4434 or visit www.medinacreativehousing.com.
Northeast Ohio Doing It Deaf Summer Youth Program — Greenleaf Family Center, 580 Grant St., Akron. For deaf and hard-of-hearing youths and children of deaf adults in Summit, Portage, Wayne, Holmes and Medina counties, June until the school year begins. Free. Activities at various Northeast Ohio locations, to be determined. Call Shannon at 330-376-9494, ext. 248.
Society for Handicapped Citizens of Medina County — 4283 Paradise Road, Seville. Camp Paradise residential or day camps. Eight weekly themed camp sessions. 877-546-8568 or www.shc-medina.org.
Solution Behavioral Consulting Camp — Macedonia Recreation Center, 1494 E. Aurora Road, Macedonia. An integrated camp for ages 6-11 with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. Five-week program with structured sessions in social skills, academics and other educational goals. Also, group games, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. June 17-July 19, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. 330-606-3633, email@example.com or www.solutionsbehavioral.com.
Total Education Solutions Camps — 61 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road (Suite B), Fairlawn. For children with disabilities, including autism. Social skills camps for all ages. June 10-Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday. Includes Lego camp, Girl Power, Teen Group, specialized reading camps and therapy camps. Materials and snacks included. Call Tawnia Novak at 330-668-4041 for prices, or visit www.tesidea.com.
Wooster Community Hospital’s HealthPoint Social Skills Groups — 3727 Friendsville Road (Suite 1), Wooster. Ages 3-12 with expressive and/or pragmatic language disorders, and those who have difficulty with self-regulation and behavioral difficulties who need the support of a structured social skills program. Includes autism spectrum disorders, sensory disorders or with diagnoses impacting verbal and non-verbal social communication. Physician referral required for speech and/or occupational therapy. Groups meet for 45-60 minutes one time a week. Sessions start in June. Evaluations in May. 330-202-3300.