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Academic Fun And Fitness Summer Camp

“The Unschool Camp” Held at Lakeland Community College, Academic Fun And Fitness

Summer Camp “The Unschool Camp” Held at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH (This camp is not affiliated with or sponsored by Lakeland Community College)

Camp Director: Carole Richards

Creative Education Institute, Inc.

120 North Main Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

440-914-0200

Expect the unexpected in this unique camp.  It’s an exciting experience for campers with special learning needs. Campers gain new perspectives on learning while developing social skills, building self-esteem, exercising, and improving basic reading and math skills. This unique camp is for children ages 6 to 18 with learning differences -- ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Asperger’s Syndrome. 

At this “un-school” camp, instructors and aides use systematic instruction and multi-sensory techniques (eyes, ears, touch and muscle movement) to improve campers’ basic reading and math skills.   Science, theater, poetry, art, and computer mini-courses let campers explore the world beyond the traditional classroom.  Ratio of campers to staff -- 5 to 1.

The six-week Academic Fun and Fitness Summer Camp begins June 15 through July 24 with full-day and half-day sessions.  Located at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH, camp fees include lunch, snacks, activities, before-camp/after-camp care.  Call 440-914-0200 for more information.

Camp Invention

800-968-4332

Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us as we celebrate our 25th year of reinventing summer fun!

This exciting, weeklong summer adventure is for students entering grades 1-6 with lessons exploring connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems, turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules.

2015 Curriculum- Brand new for this season is the Illuminate Program! In the KartWheel™ module, children let their engineering skills glide them across the finish line as they build, enhance and upgrade their very own freestyle racing cart. Boys and girls will explore what it means to prototype a product from scratch as they become an entrepreneur during the Design Studio: Illuminate™ module. In the I Can Invent: Next Level Gamers™ module, participants will take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools to create a physical video game model in the 3rd dimension! Finally, in the Inducted™ module, personalized video challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees are introduced along with hands-on activities like constructing super-structure mega-towers, assembling out-of-this-world space rockets and so much more!

Our Instructors and Staff- Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

Registration Information- Register on or before March 20, 2015 to receive $25 OFF the base price. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to find a location near you!

Camp Ledgewood

7047 Akron Peninsula Road

Peninsula, OH 44264

800-852-4474

At Girl Scouts, we move at “the speed of girls.” This means we are constantly searching for new and exciting ways to meet our members’ demands for modern, fun, and unique experiences. Our research shows that outdoor exposure is extremely beneficial to girls and that girls greatly enjoy the outdoor experiences they have in Girl Scouts. For nearly a century, the outdoor experience has been a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Movement primarily through camp.

Girls love camp! It is exciting and chock-full of amazing activities and opportunities for new adventures. And we at Girl Scouts want to make sure every girl has the opportunity to enjoy the traditional camp outings we all grew up with, while also taking advantage of the AMAZING variety of contemporary outdoor pursuits that camp allows them. In short, we want girls to have the camp experience they’ve always dreamed of.

So let’s explore! 

Open to all girls! Call 800-852-4474 or click gsneo.org to get started.

Chagrin Valley Athletic Club Sports And Junior Camps

Bainbridge, OH 44023

440-543-5141

Our goal is to have weekly day camps that are fun -- something the kids will beg to come back to. CVAC Sports Camp provides the atmosphere, a wonderful facility and fun-loving staff that makes this happen. 

CVAC camp has extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, 2 1/2 -acre beach-lined lake, 10 outdoor and nine indoor tennis courts, Olympic indoor pool, playground and extensive fitness center. Fun sports and adventure guaranteed, rain or shine.

Mornings are full of non-competitive games and good ol’ summertime fun like soccer, tennis, gaga ball and more! Afternoons are spent outdoors in and around our beach-lined lake. Kids can make sand castles, swim, or play on the playground

Fun fitness activities like a hike in our woods foster a healthy attitude toward physical fitness. Lifeguards test each camper to determine their swim level and counselors teach water safety awareness. Lunch is included for all day campers. The best part is the children learn and grow at the same time.

Sports Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Junior Camp (ages 4 to 6) offers two camps: Fun and Games Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Swim Camp, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

All Camps are Monday through Friday and weekly sessions are available June through August. Group rates and multiple-week discount are available. For more information, call 440-543-5141, ext. 108.

Chagrin Valley Farms

9250 Washington Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

440-543-7233

Chagrin Valley Farms offers a great way to enjoy summer – combining the physical exercise of riding and caring for horses with the mental challenge of competing in a horse show and the fun of meeting new friends. Give your child a great summer experience by registering for summer horseback riding camp at Chagrin Valley Farms in Bainbridge. Summer campers, ages 4 and up, will enjoy riding lessons on quality horses, horse care instruction from experienced adult instructors and an exceptional equestrian facility.

Chagrin Valley Farms’ supervised program is structured in half-day or full-day sessions for one or more weeks running from June through August. Beginner riders will learn basic riding skills, horsemanship, horse care and barn safety, while more advanced students will have a chance to polish their equitation and horsemanship skills. During the week, students will also bathe a horse, bond with other horse-loving kids and learn about the world of horses.

Each Friday morning during camp, riders can invite friends and family to watch them perform and demonstrate their newly acquired horsemanship skills in a fun horse show and grooming contest.

Children take home treasured prize ribbons and wonderful camp memories from an active and fun-filled week.

Recognized as one of the finest riding lesson facilities in the area since 1982, Chagrin Valley Farms is the leader in riding instruction. The farm features two indoor riding arenas with a spectacular viewing area for friends and family, outdoor riding rings, a polo field, pastures, trails and large stables.

Chagrin Valley Recreation Center

400 E. Washington St.

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

440-247-7813

Learn. Join. Experience.

The Chagrin Valley Recreation Center – known affectionately as “the Rec” – is a down-home, true neighborhood summertime experience where your children will make long-lasting friendships, form bonds and experience mentoring relationships with adult and teen camp counselors and simply enjoy what summer is all about…outdoor fun, meeting new friends and making memories to last a lifetime. 

In addition to the swimming and tennis lessons that have long been summer highlights, the Rec has some great new ways to have fun this year!

New and improved camps are being added to The Rec’s programming to enhance the overall summer enjoyment. After School’s Out Sports Camp with Mr. Cannon and Mrs. Czerr, Day Camp  with before and after extended care hours, Theater Camp presented by the Academy of Performing Arts and Chagrin Summer Theater and Art Classes taught by the Valley Art Center are just some of the new programs.

This summer, The Rec is also excited to be offering a Fitness Membership option for ages 12 and up with full access to the Chagrin Falls High School Fitness Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 9pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 9pm and on Saturdays from 7am to 3pm. Childcare will be available by Rec staff from 8 -11am!

Camps and classes are available to Rec members and non-members.

More Rec camps, schedules, and registration information will be available in the 2015 Rec brochure and on the Rec website in Spring 2015.

To become a member go to www.chagrinrec.com

Creative Playrooms

Montessori & Child Care Center

32800 Solon Road

Solon, OH 44139

440-248-3100

What a great way for your kids to spend their days this summer than with their friends playing, swimming, creating crafts, and going on field trips!

The summer camp program at the 6 Creative Playrooms Montessori and Child Care Centers lets children grow physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically.

A full day program that offers a comprehensive curriculum for ages 4-12, the Creative Playrooms summer camp calendar runs from the start of summer vacation in June and ends when school commences in August.  Children will take part in activities including computer, cooking, art, music, science, sports, crafts, and field trips such as the zoo, laser tag, and museums to name a few.  There will be a different theme for each week.

Our cooks prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks every day (Monday-Friday).  On the days away from the center, we will have cookouts and picnics at area parks.

Creative Playrooms is a local, family-owned and operated business for 48 years. In addition to our summer camp, we offer daily care for younger children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. We have an additional 5 locations to serve you - Independence 216- 524-8008; Maple Heights 216-475-6464; Parma 216-898-9520; Strongsville 440-572-9365; and Westlake 440-835-5858.  Don’t miss out on all the FUN – Call now to reserve your spot!

Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park

3675 Oak Hill Road

Peninsula, OH 44264

330-657-2796

Stay local this summer and discover the treasure in your own backyard by attending summer camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Make new friends, explore your creativity, discover the natural world, and be a part of the magic of summer camp in a national park. Our faculty includes Conservancy staff, National Park Service rangers, and guest instructors. The Conservancy offers a unique mix of overnight camps focusing on hands-on encounters with the arts, natural sciences, and the outdoors. Camps include Acting Out(side) Theatre Camp with Magical Theatre Company, Wilderness Survival Camp, Advanced Survivor Camp, Chef Camp, and Diggin’ In to Farm Camp. Residential camps begin Sunday afternoon and end early Friday evening. Junior Ranger Day Camp will give children the experience of learning and personal growth while having fun. Campers will spend their days outdoors exploring the magic and beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park while earning their Junior Ranger status. Day camp is available July 13-17 and July 20-24 for children ages 6 to 11. Visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2796 to register or for more information.

Dancing Wheels Company & School

3615 Euclid Avenue, 3rd Floor

Cleveland, OH 44115

216-432-0306

This year’s Summer Dance programs are right around the corner!  Our Adult Summer Dance Workshop, June 15-19, 2015, is for dancers and dance enthusiasts 15 years and older. This intensive workshop includes instruction in improvisation, repertory, and the Dancing Wheels technique based on traditional modern dance that is translated and adapted for dancers with and without disabilities.  New this year, students will receive training based on our teacher-training manual.  We will take participants on a step-by-step guide of how to perform and teach our specific technique. Tuition is $400.

Our Youth Arts Camp: “Elements of Access,” July 6-22, 2015, is for students of all abilities ages 5 to 20 years old.  This year marks the monumental 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA and the 35th anniversary of the Dancing Wheels Company.  In order to honor these achievements, our program participants will have the opportunity to perform in two different citywide events while spending their days learning about the importance of acceptance.  Students will take daily classes in dance, visual art, and drama.  They will also take a field trip their first week to see the professional Dancing Wheels Company perform in honor of the ADA anniversary!  On the evening of their last day, students will join the Dancing Wheels Company for a full evening performance in University Circle.  Tuition is $275.

Workshops are held at the Dancing Wheels Studios, 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115.  Contact Emma at 216-432-0306 or school@dancingwheels.org for registration or more information.

Summer Camp Fun at The Goddard School — Powered by STEAM

Directors: Paige Tubbs and Becky Gellott

16706 Chillicothe Road

Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

440-543-2889

Summer Camp at The Goddard School - Powered by STEAM, Fueled by Fun!

The Goddard School’s summer camp curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exciting, one-of-a-kind and fun experiences for your child every day! The Goddard School offers a broad range of programs to pique the interest and curiosity of every child; it has something for everybody!

Introducing STEAM concepts early on helps children develop a strong foundation for their future education and a passion for STEAM learning. Integrating the arts into all of the summer camp activities allows children to have fun while developing essential creativity and innovation skills as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically.

Summer camp also provides ample opportunities for fun and learning both inside and outside the classroom. The Goddard School has created engaging activities that will allow your child to venture outdoors and take advantage of the beautiful weather. Safe playground facilities offer the perfect environment for children to get out in the sunshine and play.

Our Goddard School summer camp begins on June 8th and ends on August 14th and is for children ages 3 – 8 years.  We offer 10 weeks of summer fun with amazing camp features!  For children that are 5 years and older, we also offer field trips to locations such as the West Woods Nature Center, Kuk Sul Do Academy, and Heinen’s Grocery Store. 

Camp Features:

Animal Adventures – Science & Technology

Great Outdoors – Science & Technology, Social Studies, Physical Development

It’s Your Move – Personal & Social Development, Mathematical Thinking

Engi-nuity - Science & Technology, Mathematical Thinking, Creative Expression

Epic Explorers - Science & Technology, Social Studies

Goooaaall!! – Physical Development, Personal & Social Development

Paint. Draw. Sculpt. – Creative Expression, History & Culture

Kitchen Chemists - Science & Technology, Mathematical Thinking

Mega Math-letes - Science & Technology, Mathematical Thinking

Wee Rock – Creative Expression, Personal & Social Development

For more information, please visit www.goddardschool.com or call us at 440-543-2889 to register your child today!

Fairmount Center For The Arts

8400 Fairmount Road

Novelty, OH 44072

440-338-3171

Fairmount Center is thrilled to once again offer unique and creative camps for kids ages 4 and up. Fairmount summer camps are designed to fit with your schedule and the convenient weekly format makes it easy to mix and match around vacations and family plans. Creative Kids incorporates art, music, dance, and theatre for a half-day, weeklong program for young students. Summer Youth Theatre Program is an intensive week for kids ages 7-14 who want to experiment in musical theatre. Miss Brigitte is back with her awesome art camps, including The Big Build for budding architects, Art Tales for young ceramicists, and Castles and Sand using casting, sand collage, drawing and painting. Dance intensives and other programs are forming now and a complete list of summer programs will be posted at fairmountcenter.org shortly. Prices start at $125 for a week-long camp. For more than 44 years, Fairmount Center has been the place people come in our community to enrich their lives through the arts. Join us to see how we can bring a little creativity to the lives of your kids this summer!

Geauga Park District

9160 Robinson Road

Chardon, OH 44024

440-286-9516

Summer camp fun picks right up where it left off starting mid-June, with biking, fishing, exploring the creeks and sending rockets high into the sky!

Geauga Park District’s third annual adventure camps will be offered in week-long forms for youth grades 5-7 the weeks of June 15 and 22, July 6, 13 and 27, and August 13. A week-long experience will also be available for teens entering grades 8-10 the week of July 20.

Also for teens entering grades 8-10, single-day X-Treme Adventures will target more specific areas of fun on June 29 and 30 and July 1 and 2. Last year’s sessions included survival, air and space, kayaking the Cuyahoga River, natural science with park biologists and extreme astronomy.

“Campers’ parents were excited about their kids’ enthusiasm last year,” said Sandy Ward, Park District communications specialist. “James and Cameron’s mom said how every day they came home and couldn’t stop talking about all the cool things they’d done that day. Jack’s mom told us that even though he had never spent any of his money that he’d saved up over the years, he came home from rocket day and immediately bought rocket equipment on Amazon. And we’re working hard toward many more success stories in ‘15!”

Summer camps are sponsored by the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure, a special initiative established through Geauga Park District Foundation in memory of Judge Charles “Chip” Henry, who had great passion for Nature and youth.

Phone-in registration begins March 20 at 440-286-9516. Check http://bit.ly/gpdcamps for fees, additional details and waiver forms.

Gilmour Summer Camp

34001 Cedar Road

Gates Mills, OH  44040

An action-packed summer awaits your child!  From sports to film production, baking to drama, digital music to chemistry, Gilmour Camps have something for everyone!

The facilities on campus are second to none with a state-of-the-art natatorium featuring an 8-lane pool and a learning pool for younger swimmers plus two NHL-size ice rinks and playing fields for all sports.

Our Preschool Camp will delight children ages 3-5 as they explore a different theme each week through the merriment of a riddle. Weekly themes include oceans, trains, the solar system, camping, dinosaurs, Mother Goose and jungle safari. Campers will dive into each of these topics through art, computer exploration, science projects, outdoor play and much more.

Day Camp and Weekly Camps offer opportunities and excursions for ages 5 - 14.  Our 144-acre campus is perfect for picnics, games, learning film production and digital music-making, creating masterpieces in the kitchen and becoming a Lego® engineer! Additionally, campers learn to skate in our ice arena, take taekwondo lessons, create arts and crafts, enjoy swim lessons with Red Cross-certified lifeguards, play tennis and participate in team sports. 

Our weekly sports camps (hockey, basketball, soccer and golf), for children ages 4-17, provide a positive environment for campers to build confidence and develop their skills.

Finally, middle and high school students can earn chemistry or geometry credit this summer or take a study skills course to get a jump on the new school year.  All students are welcome; enrollment at Gilmour is not required for these courses.  

Gilmour also offers Before- and After-Camp Care programs.  To register for our camps, visit www.gilmour.org/summercamp

Great Summer Science Day Camps

Great Lakes Science Center

216-621-2400

Looking for a fun and educational summer activity for the young scientist, inventor or engineer in your family? Great Lakes Science Center offers plenty of hands-on fun with week-long summer camps beginning June 8.

Young scientists in preschool through high school will enjoy a week of scientific exploration, cool experiments and plenty of fun. Camps focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and camp content is designed according to age level to ensure a high quality experience. All camps are facilitated by certified teachers or science professionals. The Science Center’s camp programs have been accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) after having met more than 300 standards related to safety, program operation and staff training.

Great Lakes Science Center is offering 66 different camp themes this summer. Kids in grades K – 8 can enjoy LEGO NXT: Curse of the Sphinx, Dissection Discovery, Spy Science, Space Explorer and more.

Preschoolers (ages 3 – 5, not enrolled in kindergarten) can enjoy half-day camps such as Superhero Science, Pirate Adventures, Icky Sticky and others.

Students in grades 9 – 12 can experiment with underwater robotics with ROV: Sea Perch, hone their creative skills with Spark Space or get hands-on experience with Counselor in Training.

Summer camps will be held at Great Lakes Science Center from June 8 – August 14 and at Laurel School from June 15 – August 7. Great Lakes Science Center will also offer camps at four other locations in the greater Cleveland area.

For camp locations, details and registration, visit GreatScience.com.

The Golf Dome

8198 East Washington Street

Chagrin Falls, OH  44023

440-543-1211

Boys and girls ages 5-13 have fun and learn the fundamentals of different sports at the Golf Dome’s premier entertainment complex. The facilities include an indoor driving range, batting cages, practice field, soccer cage, miniature golf and outdoor golf short game area. Campers can choose from a variety of different half-day or full-day camps including: all sports, Mighty Mites, golf, and lacrosse. Our flexible sign up policy lets campers sign up by the week. The Full Day Camp Bonus allows campers to combine half-day camps to create a full-day camp.

All Golf Dome camps provide personalized instruction with a maximum of six campers per instructor and a limit of 18 campers per camp. Our Counselors lead campers in a series of fun drills and organized play situations that emphasize fun and sportsmanship.

Our Lacrosse camp teaches the basic fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in our area. Our Sports camp is a fun combination of golf, baseball, soccer, basketball and more.

Mighty Mites Sports camp is designed specifically for 5- and 7-year-olds. All the games and activities focus on hand-eye coordination, balance and agility.

Our Golf Camps are for all levels of golfers, and are divided into novice, intermediate and cub camp. Novice and individual camps feature instruction and drills at the Dome followed by on-course play at Tanglewood National Golf Club. Our Tiger Cubs Golf Camp is specifically designed for our 5- and 7-year-old aspiring golfers and focuses on learning the basic fundamentals.

Registration is now being accepted for all of our camps, call 440-543-1211.

Hiram House Camp

“Ohio’s Oldest Camp - Enriching the Lives of Children Since 1896”

33775 Hiram Trail

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

216-831-5045

Join us for summer fun at Hiram House Camp for boys and girls!  Enjoy hands-on outdoor adventures, open new horizons and create great memories that last a lifetime, all amid 172 wooded acres in Ohio’s scenic Chagrin Valley.

Summer Camp empowers children with vital lifelong skills while having fun. Hiram House specializes in camp activities and programs that allow children to challenge themselves, build self-confidence, leadership, communication, responsibility and resourcefulness, all essential for success throughout life.

Registration is now open for all 2015 Summer Camps:

Junior Day Camp - June 8 to August 14, ages 5-6

Day Camp - June 9 to August 14, ages 6-12

Overnight Camp - June 14 to July 10, ages 6-14

NEW! Horseback Riding Lessons – Summer, Spring, Fall, ages 7-14

Summer campers participate in a variety of exciting activities weekly, including, swimming, archery, boating, fishing, hiking, exploring, orienteering and outdoor skills, challenge, teambuilding, camp crafts, wildlife and environmental studies, and theme days.

The Alpine Climbing Tower and western Horseback Riding are also included in all Day and Overnight Camp sessions. The Farmstead program, featuring baby farm animals, is also included for all Day, Junior Day and Overnight Campers, at our Farmstead Barn and vegetable garden.

New for 2015! Horseback Riding Lessons sessions are available Summer, Spring and Fall.  Lessons will be offered at our Double H Ranch Riding Center and will feature one on one instruction. See lesson schedules and dates on our website. Call the camp office to register. 

Butterfly Garden, Also NEW this Year! A new Butterfly Garden has been planted at our Double HH Ranch and Farmstead for all Summer Campers to enjoy and learn about ecological conservation.

Back for 2015! Teambuilding Adventure is also offered to Summer Campers with the Alpine Climbing Tower, Low Ropes Obstacle Course and the High Ropes Challenge Course*. Summer campers will use the Climbing Tower, High Ropes or Low Ropes, depending upon their age group. (*These facilities are also available to adult and youth groups for Teambuilding programs and Retreats.)

Please note: Before &After Camp Care is available for Day Camp and Junior Day Camp. Financial aid is available for Overnight Camp for those families who qualify.

Register now for best selection! Enrollment is on a first come basis.  All 2015 enrollments include preferred early registration option for next year as well.  Register and pay online by credit card. For more information, call 216-831-5045 or visit at: www.hiramhousecamp.org.

Kelly’s Working Well Farm

16519 South Franklin Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

216-375-2897

Kelly’s Working Well Farm, The Farm Next Door, is a family run, non-profit farm practicing sustainable agriculture and serving as a place for teaching, learning and community building.

Situated just south of Chagrin Falls, the farm currently produces free range eggs, whole pastured chickens, jams and other homemade food and crafts. Last summer we built both a pizza oven & stove and a cottage from natural materials, most of which were harvested from the property. Our several, week long, summer day camps allow kids to experience farm life, learn about and prepare healthy foods and make crafts from natural materials. At the farm campers will participate in the following activities:

Gardening & harvesting food.

Food preparation & preservation, like making goat cheese and pickles!

Caring for our chickens, goats & sheep.

Learn about natural building by using our straw & clay (cob) outdoor pizza oven/stove and helping build other cob structures on the farm.

Farm crafts including working with wool and learning how to finger knit (boys and girls alike love this activity!) making beeswax candles, lip balm, herbal salves and other projects.

Free time can be spent playing a group game, reading a book or working on a craft.

Campers make a daily healthy snack and may bring a lunch Monday-Thursday, but we always have healthy options for lunch if they choose to not pack. On Fridays we will celebrate the week with a pizza party or campfire lunch.

Go to www.kellysworkingwellfarm.com for more information or to register. 

Lawrence Lower School Summer Programs

June 15-July 10

1551 E. Wallings Road

Broadview Heights, OH 44147

440-526-0717

Lawrence Upper School Summer Programs

Aug. 10-14, Aug. 17-21

10036 Olde Eight Road

Sagamore Hills, OH  44067

330-908-6800

Whether you’re looking for academic enrichment for your child or simply a place where they can go to have fun, Lawrence School has four unique programs to choose from this summer.

For students in need of a short-term, back-to-school readiness program aimed at improving skills for the upcoming academic year, Lawrence has three offerings: Ready, Set, Grow! (kindergarten readiness), Lions Leap (entering Grades 1-6) and Jump Start (entering Grades 6-9).

Perhaps you’re simply looking for a FUN experience that will encourage your child to get active, explore, create and play. Then, the Cubs Camp (entering Grades 1-6) is for you!

Did your bright child struggle in school the previous year? Could they benefit from improved organizational skills? Lawrence Summer Programs can help! Perhaps you’re worried about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee? Both Ready, Set, Grow! and Lions Leap programs include curriculum that is aligned to support those requirements.

Moreover, students are not taught “tricks” to pass a test. Rather, they are taught the basic skills needed to successfully meet grade-level requirements. Socially, students are empowered to broaden friendships, increase self-esteem, and see learning as “fun.” Students do not need to be diagnosed with a specific learning disability to participate, nor be full-year students at Lawrence.

Lawrence School is an independent coeducational day school serving students from nearly 70 communities in northeast Ohio with language-based learning differences and attention deficits. Lawrence provides an engaging learning environment, strategically designed to meet each student’s learning needs, build confidence, and promote self-awareness and self-advocacy.

To learn more about Lawrence School’s summer programs, visit us at www.LawrenceSchool.org/Summer.

Math Monkey — Summer Camp

26801 Miles Road

Cleveland, OH 44128

440-914-0060

Summer is for monkeying around. After all, who says learning can’t be fun? Math Monkey Knowledge Center expands your child’s math capabilities with real-life applications that go way beyond numbers. Kids ages 3 to 12 learn through game-based activities. They’re challenging. They’re smart. They’re a whole lot of fun.

Summer should be fun! That’s why Math Monkey Cleveland offers camps and classes to interest just about any child. The best part is… parents can be rest assured that their kids are also learning in a safe, comfortable environment. We have many new camps this summer. Minecraft Club and Video Game Design camps are going to fill up quickly, so sign up early to get your spot.

We also offer four different weeks of Robotics and Brain Builder sessions throughout the summer. The Lego Robotics Classes are fantastic; teaching students to build, program and run robots. Through games and puzzles the Brain Builders classes get students to think critically and gain numbers sense in a very fun environment. We offer two camps in August that help students transition back to school. Camps focus on math, reading and a combination of science and art for 5 - 6 year olds and 7 - 9 year olds. Space is limited. We are excited to spend the summer with your child.

All class information, times and fees are listed on our website at www.mathmonkeycleveland.com. Call 440-914-0060 or stop by for a free assessment.

Maypine Farm

32700 White Road

Willoughby Hills, OH 44092

440-944-3652

Maypine’s Summer Camp is a fun-filled approach to horsemanship and a stepping stone to the lifelong enjoyment of horses and riding. There are daily mounted lessons for riders of all levels, lessons in groundwork and games on horseback. Art projects, field trips and special events round out each week of horse crazy fun! Mounted lessons focus on developing level-appropriate skills while ground lessons cover the basics of feeding, cleaning, grooming, health care and show preparation. Special informative sessions with farriers, veterinarians and other industry professionals are sure to inspire the love of learning in any horse crazy kid. Maypine Farm offers year-round riding lessons with qualified instructors on safe, capable school horses. We offer students an opportunity to progress through the levels from beginning riding to competing on a national level. Our teaching focuses on creating opportunity for each rider with an emphasis on fun and safety.

Camp is operated Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning the week of June 8, and a special Toddler Camp is offered from 9 a.m. till noon June 1-5th. Before and after care are available during all camp weeks.

Notre Dame Elementary Preschool

13000 Auburn Road

Chardon, OH 44024

440-286-7101, ext. 5920

Notre Dame Elementary Preschool summer camps offer a fun, yet enriching, experience for children 3-5 years old.  Camps are held on the beautiful preschool campus, located at the corner of Auburn and Bean Roads in Munson Township.

This summer, four camps will be offered:  Cool Campers, Animals Among Us, Sizzling Science and Art-Sense.  Cool Campers will offer a typical camping experience, complete with s’mores and hiking.  During Animals Among Us, campers will spend each day experiencing different animal groups, such as farm animals, jungle animals, pets, amphibians, etc.  Sizzling Science will explore the science behind heat and light through fun experiments and address questions such as why our temperature is hot in the summer and the importance of the sun in our lives.  Lastly, Art-Sense will enjoy art through our five senses – including edible art!

Each camp will be held from 9 – 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.  All camps are taught by Notre Dame Elementary Preschool teachers, who hold degrees in Early Childhood Education.  Enrollment for each camp is limited to 20 children.  For more information, call 440-286-7101, ext. 5920.

Summer Camps At The Orange Art Center

31500 Chagrin Blvd.

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

216-831-5130

The OAC has been offering FUN and AWESOME classes for kids, ages 6-18, for more then 20 years and this summer is no exception. Our amazing lineup includes, painting, drawing, multi-media, pottery (both hand building or wheel throwing) and two NEW classes designed specifically for teens, glass fusing and zines.

Three class sessions will be offered daily:

10AM-12PM, 12:30PM-2:30PM, and 3:00PM-5:00PM.

During the following weeks:

June 15-19

June 22-26

July 13-17

July 20-24

July 27-31

August 3-7

August 10-14

So please join us for one session or pack a lunch and spend the day having FUN and making ART. Each session for the week is $110. For a complete camp listing visit our website at www.orangeartcenter.org  or call the OAC at 216-831-5130.

Orange Community Education & Recreation Summer Of Fun!

32000 Chagrin Blvd.

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

216-831-8601

Excitement is in the air this summer as Orange Community Education & Recreation presents exciting summer camps featuring a wide variety of day camps, enrichment camps, and sports camps for campers from toddlers to teens. All camps are close to home on the Orange Schools campus, which features a kid-friendly outdoor leisure pool with a slide and waterfalls, groomed sports fields, playgrounds and hiking trails.

Registration for summer camps for Orange School district residents begins 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7 at the Spring/Summer Registration Fair in the Pepper Pike Learning Center.  Non-residents may begin registering on Monday, March 9.  A payment plan is available for all camps priced $99 or more if registering on March 7 or March 9. Online registration is also available at www.orangerec.com.

The Orange Early Childhood Camp offers a fun and creative learning environment for children ages 2-5.  This year’s camp will run for 6 weeks and will feature weekly themes and activities that highlight Animal Adventures.  The camp day will include art, outdoor activities, pretend play, science discovery and hands-on projects, all tied to the weekly themes. Enrichment camps the week prior to the regular camp include Safety Town and Pee Week Soccer Camp. The week following camp features Animal Lovers Camp, Ringmasters Camp, and Baker’s Dozen-Treat Decorating.

Campers entering kindergarten and those currently in grades K-6 can enjoy three levels of fun and adventure in Orange Lions Camp. Camps are based on grade. Two 3-week sessions are available. Campers in grades 4-6 can register for Lions on Safari, where campers will enjoy 2-3 field trips per week. A Lions Camp Counselor-In-Training is available for 7th & 8th graders.

Campers currently in grades 1-7 will enjoy a summer in the spotlight while singing, acting, dancing and having lots of fun while learning theatre techniques and skills in Stagecrafters Theatre Camps Summer in the Spotlight. Each three-week camp session will include field trips, special guest artists, late nights, Funky Friday “Game Days”, outdoor adventures and a grand finale field trip. Adaptive Theatre camps for campers with special needs are also available.

Seriously Fun Enrichment Camps are offered for future artists, scientists, magicians, budding model-builders, chess players and computer techies. Stagecrafters’ After Camp Adventures include enrichment camps in dance, sewing, opera, and mystery.

Sports enthusiasts can register for two 3 week sessions of Jump Start Sports Camps for campers currently in grades K-2, or in grades 3-5. Challenger Sports will feature Tetra Brazil Soccer and British Soccer the week of July 6. Full day and half day sessions are available.

In addition to the two 3-week camps, one-week enrichment camps are available one week prior to the start of summer camp and the week following summer camp. Future athletes can experience sportsmanship, build self-confidence, and increase their skills and fitness by registering for Elite Soccer Camps, Golf Camp, Scuba Camps and more.

The Open Door Extended Camp program provides before- and after-camp care.

For a complete list of camps, see the Orange Summer Camp brochure available at the Pepper Pike Learning Center, local libraries, and online at www.orangerec.com or call 216-831-8601.

Park Day Camp

27500 Shaker Boulevard,

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Director: Michael Rubin

Fax: 216-321-0639

440-543-8802

Park Day Camp, a Cleveland tradition since 1942, fosters campers’ self-esteem through an array of activities to challenge campers to grow inside and out! Conveniently located in Pepper Pike, our 28-acre campus offers lots of space for fun and physical activity. Camp is open for a full 8 weeks- June 15 through August 7, with flexible and affordable 2*, 4, 6, and 8-week sessions for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 6. The camp day runs from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm with extended care options available.  Curbside drop-off and pick-up make mornings and afternoons a breeze!

Campers enjoy their own private, Olympic-size swimming pool with daily instruction by certified lifeguards and free swim time. Our skills-based sports program includes traditional team sports such as soccer and basketball, as well as Ultimate Frisbee and Battleball. Well-supervised activities ensure a positive, safe experience where good sportsmanship is always encouraged. Delicious hot Kosher lunches and snacks are prepared on site daily and are included with registration. Summer fun also includes field trips*, special guests, arts & crafts, music, nature activities, theme days and more in an uplifting and supportive Judaic environment. In case of inclement weather, camp activities easily move inside to our air-conditioned and spacious synagogue.

The experienced and engaged PDC staff of directors, counselors, kitchen staff and an on-site nurse, looks forward to providing your child with a fun and rewarding summer experience! Check out last year’s highlight reel on our website!

*2-week sessions and field trips are limited to campers in grades 2 through 6.

Rescue Village Summer Camp

Russell Township, OH

Nicole Latosky

440-338-4819, ext. 20

Do your kids love animals and love camp? Well we have the perfect combination for them! RV summer camps for children ages 9-12 are educational, experiential, enjoyable, and exciting!  Campers will meet fascinating guests (both human and non-human) and enrich the lives of shelter animals by:

■ making and baking dog treats

■ socializing puppies and/or kittens

■ making cat and dog toys

■ participating in a few shelter chores

■ helping dogs and cats get adopted

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your kids to have fun, learn, and make memories! Summer camps are 5 days long and run from June through August. Please register early, as the camps fill very quickly! For more information, please contact Nicole Latosky at 440-338-4819 ext. 20 or e-mail education@geaugahumane.org. To register, go to www.geaugahumane.org.

Schneider Saddlery

8255 East Washington Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

800-365-1311

Planning on attending a riding camp? Schneider Saddlery is the place to find all your equestrian needs! One of the largest equestrian retailers in the world, Schneider’s offers more than 4,000 products to accommodate everyone’s budget, from camp riders to the show ring.

The knowledgeable staff at their retail store located at 8255 E. Washington St. in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is capable of helping you find all of your riding necessities. Helmets are a necessity for safety and Schneider’s has them starting at $27.99.

English or Western riding boots with a heel, keep your feet in the stirrups. Schneider’s has them starting at just $29.99. Riding pants and tights, jeans, breeches or jodhpurs and half chaps protect the rider’s leg. Gloves and proper socks help prevent blisters. Schneider’s has great savings on all of these items. Confused? Ask about our camp essentials when you visit the store for everything your young rider needs for a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

Since 1948 Schneider Saddlery has maintained a love and commitment to the equestrian industry with a dedication to value, product quality, innovation and customer service. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can count on us for all of your training and showing necessities.  Some of the quality brands you’ll find exclusively at Schneider’s include Billy Royal®, Joseph Sterling®, Stormshield®, Dura-Tech® and Ultra®.

Retail Store Hours are Monday-Wednesday & Friday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am – 7pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Solon Jewish Preschool

5570 Harper Road

Solon, OH 44139

440-248-7766

Director: Moira Levinsohn

The Solon Jewish Preschool, “Step Up To Quality” program offers a fun-filled six-week summer camp program from June 15 through July 24.

The program includes developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities for preschool children ages 2 to 5, plus a variety of “Mom and Me” programs for toddlers. Mystery guests, nature walks, wading pools, water play, as well as art, music, a weekly Shabbat party and much more are planned in fully air-conditioned classrooms.

Children have access to a wonderful indoor large muscle room and a variety of outdoor activities are planned daily in the outside play area. The spacious newly constructed playground is located in the fenced-in play area with an adjacent extended area that enables the preschoolers to ride their cars and tricycles.

Mommy and Me offers a variety of programs for ages 12 to 24 months. These are one-hour classes to introduce you and your child to a typical, lightly structured preschool schedule in a fun-filled environment.

Toddling Tots together with mom or another adult for ages 22 to 30 months. This is a 1 1/2  hour, Mom and Me program designed to spend quality time with your toddler. The quality is provided and you provide the time. Your child will enjoy art, music, and hands-on activities, all in a lightly structured environment, with the comfort of parent on hand.

Tiny Twos for ages 2 to 3 years is a first time separation class for two hours twice a week. This should be an exciting opportunity to focus on a gradual first-time separation.

Thrilling Threes for ages 3 to 4 years presents countless opportunities for your child to experiment, learn and practice social skills in a warm and loving manner.

Funtastic Fours for ages 4 to 5 years is a fun-filled, developmentally appropriate summer preschool program, including many hands-on outdoor activities. Exciting visits will be scheduled each week from a variety of early childhood specialists.

The Solon Jewish Preschool is a warm, safe and nurturing environment, where teachers are able to give each child the individual attention, and parents are encouraged to stay. Parents may leave if the child is comfortable and ready to separate. Extended day hours, daily hot lunch options available upon request.

Studio J Academy Of Dance

23945 Mercantile Road, Ste. M

Beachwood, OH 44122

216-292-2720

Studio J Academy of Dance is a Beachwood based studio that has been in business for more than 10 years and teaches classical ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and contemporary for students 3 years old and up.

Studio J also offers creative movement dance classes to children ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years old. These students learn locomotion and coordination skills that help them develop their motor skills for future activities. The early childhood program gives young dancers, ages 3-9, the understanding of proper technique and an appreciation for the art of dance in an enjoyable and fun atmosphere.

Beginning at age 9, however, students can be recommended into the studio’s pre-professional program, in which dancers are encouraged to develop their imagination, minds and bodies to their fullest potential.

Jennifer and her amazing professional staff from the Verb Ballet, Dancing Wheels and Groundworks Dance Theater, to name a few,  strive to give the best instruction with the highest level of praise and encouragement. The dancer should be challenged but should also have fun doing it in a positive environment.

Please join Studio J this summer for our Dance Intensive or our amazing Themed Children’s Camps where 3-7 year olds will enjoy all disciplines of dance along with crafts, games and snack time for 2 1/2 hours with a trained instructor and her advanced level assistant.

 Visit www.studiojdance.com & Studio J Academy of Dance on Facebook for more information.

University School Summer of Adventure

University School offers an all-boys’ day camp, boys’ and coed sports camp, and coed academic enrichment classes for children entering grades pre-K through 12. Programs take place on campus in Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley, and are led by experienced US coaches and faculty.

The Boys’ Day Camp (grades K-7) and sports camps (grades K-12) are designed to teach skills, foster sportsmanship, build confidence, and create lasting friendships. US’s Boys’ Day Camp is well recognized for its programs in athletics, arts & crafts, woodshop, and appreciation of the outdoors, and includes exciting field trips. Pre-K boys can enjoy a mini-version of the day camp, with 1, 2 or 3 weeks of age-appropriate activities based on themes: “Imagine It, Build It, Take it Home,” “Superhero Science,” and “Edible Chemistry.”

Specialized and competitive boys’ sports camps include soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball, basketball and speed. Campers use the state-of-the-art athletic facilities on the Hunting Valley campus under the guidance of US coaches. Coed sports camps include tennis, cross country and golf.

Special camp programs are also offered: Academic Adventures (grades 2-5), space camp (grades 4-7), theater camp (grades 5-9), rock and pop songwriting (grades 6-10), and leadership and business camps (grades 7-9). High school students can register for academic courses taught by US faculty.

Please visit www.us.edu for complete camp listings and to register. Extended day and shuttle bus service are available. For additional information contact Debbie Linich at 216-831-2200, ext. 7366 or summer@us.edu.

Valley Art Center

155 Bell Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

440-247-7507

Fax: 440-247-5803

Summer Camp at Valley Art Center is a hands-on experience of visual arts. Camps for all ages are offered mornings and afternoons from June 15 – August 9, 2015.

All Around Art Camp with Emily English is an all-time favorite! Explore fundamental art experiences including drawing, painting, printmaking and traditional camp crafts.

Send your teens to Photography Camp with Tessa Dicker to get to know the ins and outs of the camera and many creative projects.

Local caricature artist, Ron Hill teaches Cartooning for just a few weeks, so don’t be closed out! Chagrin Falls jeweler Kim Mettee, invites students to Beading Camp with an eclectic array of raw materials to explore, experiment, and create.

Who likes playing in the mud? Pottery camps are for ages 4 and up. Joan Rusek’s Prewumps introduces students to clay and  Mudwumps work with coil and slab construction. In Teen Pottery, try handbuilding, new glazing techniques or the pottery wheels.

Valley Art Center continues its mission to present, promote and teach the visual arts in the Chagrin Valley. Visit www.valleyartcenter.org for a complete schedule. Contact us at 440-247-7507 or

office@valleyartcenter.org.  The Valley Art Center is supported in part by  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Summer Programs At Western Reserve Academy

330-650-4400, ext. 8801

Extending its academic tradition to summer programs, Western Reserve Academy strives to provide quality summer experiences for children, from ages 8 through 14. A summer at WRA echoes our school’s commitment to offer a transformational experience. Whether you want to become more adept at adding special effects to videos, have an interest in honing your writing skills, or wish to kayak down a river in one of our adventurous and action-packed camps, we know you will enjoy your Summer at WRA.

Action Camp and Adventure Camp offer constant discovery and engagement. At Action Camp, campers have the opportunity to experience overnight camp as they spend one-week on campus, using the same residences our students use during the school year. Campers will partake in campfires, traditional camp games, kayaking, mountain biking, and discover new interests as they explore the world around them.  In addition, there will be a trip to a local amusement park each session. The camp is entirely all-inclusive, so you do not need to worry about a thing; we have you covered--All the kids need to do is just have fun. In Adventure Camp, one-week sessions are available throughout the summer as campers get an adventurous day where the fun is non-stop. The day runs from 7:45am – 6:00pm and includes breakfast and lunch. Each camper participates in kayaking, mountain biking, enrichments, sports and games, and much more! An optional overnight stay is available on Thursday nights each session.

For more information, and for early enrollment discounts, visit www.wra.net/SummerPrograms today!

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