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LIST | From science to soccer, check out some cool summer kids camps in northwest Ohio

Here is a list of summer camps going on in the upcoming months in and around the greater Toledo area.
Credit: Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

TOLEDO, Ohio — Summer is around the corner and we are excited for all the camps that are available throughout the season. Whether sports or science is the preference there is sure to be a camp for your kiddos. Here is a list of all the summer camps and dates for this season. If you run a camp and want it listed, text your information to 419-248-1100. 

Believe Center

The Believe Center will be hosting summer camps for ages 8-14. All camps have a registration fee of $25 and will be collected at the Teen Forum event on June 3rd and the Annual Carnival event June 3-6. To learn more or to register visit the website.

Sports Camps

  • Baseball/Softball Camp at Danny Thomas - June 7-11, 2021  
  • Basketball Camp at Believe Center - June 14-18, 2021
  • Tennis Camp at Jermin Park - June 21-24
  • Boxing Camp at Believe Center - June 28-July 2
  • Flag Football at Danny Thomas - July 5-8
  • Soccer Camp at Danny Thomas - July 26-29

Non-sports

  • Garden Camp (Morning and afternoon Session) - June 7-10
  • Dance Camp (Morning and afternoon Session) - June 14- 17
  • Art Camp (Morning and afternoon Session) - June 21-24
  • STEM Camp (Morning and afternoon Session) July 5-9 Fishing Camp (Session I) - June 28-July 1
  • DJ Camp (Session I) - July 12-15
  • Fishing Camp ( Session II) - July 19-23
  • DJ Camp (Session II) - Aug 2-5

Camp Fire Sandusky County

Camp Fire Sandusky County, located 3 miles from Downtown Fremont is hosting summer camps for all youth under 14; you don’t have to be a member to attend. All camps cost $160 per child per week. For more information or to register visit Camp Fire Sandusky County website here

  • Traditional Camp 1 - June 14-18
  • Super Hero Camp - June 21-25          
  • Spark Discovery Lab powered by NASA - June 28-July 2     
  • Art Camp, *T-F - July 6-9 *            
  • Adventure Camp - July 12-16            
  • Traditional Camp  - July 19-23         
  • Animal Planet Camp, *M-R - July 26-29*          
  • Traditional Camp Yukita Retro Camp - Aug 2-6               
  • Top Chef Cooking Camp - Aug 9-13              
  • Camp Mess-A-Lot - Aug 16-20           
  • Wizard Camp, K-6 - Aug 23-27     

Imagination Station

From coding to some seriously messy science the Imagination Station is hosting camps for ages 6-13. On-site camp programs are $200 for members and $225 for non-members. Campers receive daily instruction from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 2 snacks daily, extended day available from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at no additional cost, take-home activities and daily newsletter, and complimentary admission for immediate family on the last day of camp from 3-5 p.m. You can register online here.

  • microMOLECULES – Ages 6-8
  • Super Splatter Science – Sold Out
  • Camper’s Guide to the Galaxy - June 28-July 2; July 5-9; July 12-16

Blast off to space as campers travel the galaxy! Along the way, they will encounter a variety of challenges to solve in order to make a safe return to Earth - all while exploring rockets, rovers, stars, craters and comets. 

  • Pirate-ology - July 19-23; July 26-30; August 2-6

Come aboard and explore the science that allowed pirates to sail the seven seas. Bravely seek the treasure of the old salty sea dog, Captain Gizmo, and experiment with code-breaking, ship design, weather and navigation.

  • MACROmolecules - Ages 9-13
  • Super Splatter Science 2.0 June 7-11; June 14-18; June 21-25

Campers will burst bubbles, experiment with eggs, create colorful messes and ignite eruptions. Come prepared to have a BLAST exploring the sticky, slimy and sloppy side of science!

  • Make. Code. Create. June 28-July 2; July 5-9; July 12-16

During a week full of fun, campers will discover circuitry, MAKE moving parts and CODE robots and Microbits. Then they will use everything they learned to create an exhibit prototype.

  • Design It! - July 19-23; July 26-30; August 2-6

Campers will put their engineering design skills to the test as they solve a series of challenges. Save animals, design a variety of vehicles, find a safe way to land astronauts on a different planet, figure out how to survive on a deserted island, create a game and so much more!

Toledo Metroparks

The Toledo Metroparks offers a variety of camps from kayaking to outdoor exploring. Early Bird prices are valid until May 31st. To learn more about camps, discounts or to register visit the Toledo Metroparks Campsite here. 

  • Outdoor Explorers Camp - June 7 - 11 [Waiting List], 21 - 25 [Waiting List], July 5 - 9 [Waiting List], July 19 - 23 [Waiting List], July 26 - 30 [Waiting List], August 2 - 6 [Waiting List]

Ages – 5-7

Through immersive nature walks, searches for critters, hands-on experiments, crafts, games, archery, and canoeing, campers will gain a greater appreciation for northwest Ohio habitats and learn fun exciting ways to be good stewards. Fee: $160 (Members $150), Reservations

  • Art of Nature Virtual Camp - June 28 - July 2

Ages 8-12

Campers will enjoy age-appropriate eco-friendly art activities exploring Metroparks habitats through upcycled crafts, journaling, painting, drawing, music, and more! All materials provided. Internet access required. $25, Reservations     

  • Mountain Biking Camp - July 26 - 30 [Waiting List]

Ages 11-14

Mountain biking camp content is designed for the skills and abilities of those campers aged 11 to 14 and is not appropriate for younger children. Fee: $225 (Members $215), Reservations

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

Science, art, and unique skills camps are being offered in the summer season of 2021 at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore, OH. Students may only sign up for 1 week of camp.  The limit is 20 students per session. To learn more about the camps or to register visit the website here.

  • Science Camp

 4th & 5th grades - July 13th -16th 

6th, 7th & 8th grades - June 15-18 & July 20-23

  • Art Camp - June 22-25  
  • Unique Skills Camp - June 27 - 30


The Arts

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Toledo Ballet

The Toledo Ballet is offering 4 summer camps beginning in June. Cost is dependant on the camp. Programs are designed for age ranges between 4-12 and some do not require prior dance experience. To learn more or register visit Toledo Ballet here.

  • Alice in Wonderland & Other Fairy Tales Camp - June 21-25, 2021

Ages 4-5

Centered on classic stories you know and love, including Alice in Wonderland and other Fairy Tales, your little dancers will explore the magical world of storytelling through creative movement, coordination, and beginning ballet.

  • Jungle Book & Animals of the Wild Camp - July 12-16, 2021

 Ages 4-5

Centered on classic stories you know and love, including The Jungle Book and Animals of the Wild, your little dancers will explore the magical world of storytelling through creative movement, coordination, and beginning ballet. 

  • Dance Exploration Camp - June 21-25 & July 12-16, 2021

Ages 6-8

Young dancers learn about the different genres of dance and movement, including ballet, jazz, modern dance, and more during this week-long camp designed to expand horizons, build coordination, and encourage self-expression.

  • The Nutcracker Camp - July 19-23, 2021

Ages 7-12

Toledo Ballet Company members will provide dancers with an inside view of The Nutcracker, audition techniques, and various age-appropriate Nutcracker dances.

Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art has a wide variety of programs that will tap into creativity. They also offer scholarships for art classes which you can learn more about here. To view even more classes or register visit the website here.

  • Drawn from Nature - June 7-11

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Through visits to the Welles Sculpture Garden and the Museum’s special exhibition Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, students will learn how to use observational skills in drawing what they see.

  • Creatures Great and Small - June 7-11

Sessions for ages 6-9 

Students in this class explore depictions of animals, real and imaginary, in art from various cultures. Using painting, sculpting, and drawing techniques, students will then create their own creatures.

  • Story Making - June 7-11

Sessions for ages 10-13

Students will learn how to craft personal stories in a collaborative brave space, using audio and video recording to create and share their narrative as a poem, short movie, or podcast.

  • Miniature Sculptures - June 14-18

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

 Design your own small-scale works influenced by TMA’s netsuke collection and large-scale sculptures in the Welles Sculpture Garden! Students will use a variety of materials such as air-dry clay or wire.

  • Mixed Media Painting - June 14-18

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Through visits to the Museum’s collection, students will explore techniques in painting that go beyond using a brush! A variety of materials may be used such as oil pastels and paint.

 

  • Drawing & Mixed Media - June 21-25

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Students in this class will explore the world of color by studying works in the Museum’s collection then learn various drawing techniques using materials such as color pencil, chalk, and oil pastels.

  • Looking at Portraits - June 21-25

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Students in this class will explore the different ways artists create pictures of people in the Museum’s collection then create their own portraits using a variety of techniques including drawing and painting. 

  • Large Scale Painting - June 28 - July 2

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Students in this class will examine larger-than-life paintings, including works from the Great Gallery and Wolfe Gallery, then produce their own unique large-scale artwork! 

  • Art in the Dark - July 12-16

Sessions for ages 6-9 & 10-13

Inspired by works in the Museum’s modern and contemporary collection, students in this class will create fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark art! From sculptures lit by blacklight to paintings that glow, learn all about how light—or lack of light—can impact the art-making process.

Toledo Repertoire Theater

Bringing out self-confidence, the Toledo Repertoire is hosting 3 camps for ages 7-17. Every camp is concluded with a student showcase.  To register visit the website here.

  • “Go West, Young Rep” - June 21-25

In this workshop, students will learn more about country-western musicals. This includes such possible shows as “Oklahoma!”, “Big River”, and “Annie Get Your Gun”. This session focuses on acting, singing, and dancing. 

  • “Be A Theatre Superhero!” - July 12-16

In our week-long training students will come up with a superhero character, write a show about them, design a costume, collect props, and choreograph sequences for our show. This session focuses on acting, playwriting, costuming, props, and choreography.

  • “The Young Rep Improvisation Camp-Unleashed, Unscripted, and Totally Improvised!” - July 19-23

In this workshop, young actors will go on a weeklong journey of unscripted improvisation! Through coaching and exercises, our students will learn what it takes to be successful in improvisation.

University of Toledo

The University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing arts is hosting a number of summer workshops on campus. Explore genres from flute and guitar to art and choral conducting. Ages range according to the program. For more information or to register visit the University of Toledo website here.

  • Flute Camp with Joel Tse & Amy Heritage - June 15-19

Toledo Symphony flutist Joel Tse and Amy Heritage, 2nd Flute with TSO and instructor at the Toledo Symphony School of Music, will lead classes in all aspects of flute playing and performance.  Morning workshop for beginning flutists.  

  • Guitar Camp with Jay Risen Weik - July 13-17

New this year is a guitar camp for high school students. Learn the basics of the instrument, improve upon current skills and explore a wide range of music genres with this versatile instrument.

  • Choral Conducting Workshop - July 28-30

 This comprehensive and immersive choral conducting workshop is intended is designed to serve and educate individuals as conductor, teacher, leader, scholar, performer, and servant. Conductors will engage in sessions covering a wide variety of topics.  

Bowling Green State University

The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts will be offering all Virtual camps for the 2021 Summer Music Institute. Ranging from brass instruments to musical theater, there are many opportunities to expand upon your performing arts skills. To learn more or to register visit the website here.

  • Brass - June 14-15

Students will receive individual guidance from members of the brass faculty at BGSU. Students should be entering 9-12 grades and should prepare an etude and/or solo to play in a lesson or masterclass.   

  • Double Reed - June 14-16

Students will spend three virtual half-days learning about all aspects of playing oboe or bassoon. Double Reed Camp is designed for students of ages 14-18 and should have prepared solos and/or etudes to be presented in master classes.

  • Musical Theater - June 14-18

The focus of musical theater camp is on audition techniques. Anyone 12 and older are welcome to participate.

  • String - June 13-15

Three days of group sessions with BGSU string faculty and guests along with individual lessons. These group sessions will focus on topics like rhythm, audition preparation, improvisation, stretching and warmups, scales, along with masterclasses with BGSU string faculty and guests.  String camp is designed for students aged 12-18 with at least one year of middle school and/or high school string instruction.  

  • Percussion - June 21- 23

Percussion camp offers lessons, master classes, world music, chamber ensembles and several performances. The camp is designed for students entering 9-12 grades. 

  • Piano - June 21-24

This intensive program includes daily private lessons and masterclasses as well as classes and workshops in various subjects including piano repertoire, jazz and sound engineering.

  • Vocal Arts - June 21-25

The purpose of this camp is to help students develop their voices while nurturing their passion for singing. The program is designed for students entering 9-12 grades.

  • Jazz - June 28-30

BGSU jazz camp provides an opportunity for high school students to explore musicianship and improvisation through American jazz. The program is designed for students entering 9-12 grades.

  • Saxophone - June 28 - July 2

This musical experience is full of private lessons, scales and warm-ups, practice techniques and preparing solo video. The program is designed for students entering grades 9-12.

Sports Camps

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Cedar Point Sports Center

Cedar Point Sports Center is offering 7 Summer Camps this year starting June 17th. Each camp is a 4-day camp, and a daily snack is included in the registration. All campers will receive a T-Shirt. The cost for all camps is $95 per person. To learn more or to register visit the Cedar Point Sports Center website here.

  • Climbing Camp - June 14 – June 17 

1st - 6th grade

  • Ninja Warrior Camp - June 21 – June 24

Ages 8-12

  • Youth Summer Sports Camp - June 28 – July 1

1st-6th grades

  • Youth Basketball Camp - July 5 – July 8

1st-6th grades

  • Summer Kids Camp - July 19 – July 22

1st-6th grades

  • Youth Volleyball Camp - August 9 – August 12

1st-6th grades

St. Francis De Sales Knights

St. Francis de Sales School is hosting 11 athletic summer camps between 5 sports June - July. Camps are available to students entering 3rd through 9th grade with most camps being co-ed. The cost ranges from $10 - $100 per student. To learn more or to register visit the camp website here.

  • Baseball Camp – June 6– 9

Cost: $60 per player

  • Elite Basketball Camp - June 7 – 9

For those entering grades 7-9 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $75

  • Youth Basketball Camp - June 14 – 16

For those entering grades 3-6 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $55

Football Camps

  • Clinic of Champions Youth Camp - June 21 – 23

For those entering grades 3-9 (Boys)

Cost: $25

  • Big Man Camp - June 24

For those entering grades 3-9 (Boys)

Cost: $10

  • Friday Knight Lights - June 25

For those entering grades 6-8 (Boys)

Cost: Free

  • Monday Knight QB Camp - June 28

For those entering grades 3-9 (Boys)

Cost: $10

  • Golf Camp - June 14 – 17

For those entering grades 5-12 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $100

Soccer Camps

  • Development Soccer Camp - June 14 – 17

For those entering grades 3-6 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $85 per player

  • Elite Soccer Camp - June 22 – 25

For those entering grades 7-9 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $100 per player

  • Futsal Skills Soccer Camp in partnership with Futsal Factory Academy - July 12 – 15

For those entering grades 3-9 (Co-Ed Camp)

Cost: $100 per player

Central Catholic

Central Catholic offers athletic summer camps for seven different sports serving students from Pre-K through incoming 9th graders.  Prices range from $20 to $50.  Camps take place at Central Catholic High School from June 8 through July 15.  For more information or to register visit the website here

  • Dance Camp

Pre-k - 3rd grade – June 7-9; $40

4th - 9th grade – June 7-9; $40

  • Soccer Camp

Girls 3rd - 9th grade – June 10th; $40

Boys 3rd – 9th grade –

  • Volleyball Camp

3rd – 9th grade – June 8-9; $40

  • Basketball Camp

Girls 3rd – 9th grade – June 21-23; $40

Boys 3rd – 6th grade – June 14-16; $20

Boys 7th – 9th grade – June 14-16; $20

  • Baseball Camp

3rd – 9th grade – June 7-9; $50

  • Football Camp

3rd – 6th grade – June 14-16; $20

7th – 9th grade – June 14-16; $20