2015 Summer Camp Guide


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Mixing fun with learning is what these local summer camp programs are about. Whether swimming, cycling or horseback riding, memorable experiences are just ahead! 


Awakening Minds Art Studio Summer Camp

515 S. Main St.

419-302-3892, awakeningmindsart.org

One-hour art classes with a focus on socializing and fun art exploration. Each day of the week will be dedicated to a specific medium all summer long.  Morning and evening classes will be available. 

Dates: Monday – Saturday  June, July, August.

Ages: 3 yrs. – adults.

Cost: $10, per person, per class.

Staff to camper ratio: 3:10


Toledo Zoo 

2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609

419-385-5721, toledozoo.org/camps

Toledo Zoo summer camps feature classroom encounters live with animals, games and activities, animal themed crafts and tours of Zoo exhibits.  Camps are themed on specific topics throughout the summer that provide a focus to the weeks activities.  Campers are provided with a daily snack, 2 camp t-shirts and a camp water bottle.

Dates: June through August.

Ages: 4-15 years, varies by camp.

Cost: For Zoo Members, costs range from $135-$300, most are $175.

For non-members, costs range from $155-$325, most are $200. Discounts available for multiple registrations or sibling registrations.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:5 (older kids) or 1:4 (younger kids).


Findlay YMCA Summer Camps 

300 E Lincoln St.

419-422-4424, findlayymca.org

Have fun with the YMCA!  Campers will enjoy swimming, crafts, games and spending time with their friends all summer long. 

Dates: June 1-August 14th, weekdays.

Ages: 1st-6th Grade (Riverside Camp),
1st-8th Grade (Summer Day Camp).

Cost: $40-135. Varies depending on number of days and YMCA member status.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:8-12.


Findlay YMCA Specialty Camps

What is a typical day at camp like?  The YMCA will run 20 different specialty camps ranging from princess camp to chef camp to different sports camps.  There’s a little something for everyone! 

Dates: Various camps in June, July, August.

Ages: 3 yrs.-8th Grade.

Cost: Varies depending on length of camp and YMCA member status.

Staff to camper ratio: varies
depending on age of camper.


Findlay Country Club Day Camp

1500 Country Club Drive, 877-671-CAMP (2267), kecamps.com/locations/fcc-day-camp

At camp, your child will experience an array of exciting activities including Arts & Crafts, Fun with Foods, Team Building, Group Games, Super Science Projects and Martial Arts. The club pros will provide campers with recreational golf instruction twice a week and campers will enjoy recreational swimming each day. No two days at camp are exactly alike!  Non-members must have a member sponsor them in order to attend.

Dates: Weekly sessions
June 8-July 24
(closed the week of June 29).

Ages: 5-10 years.

Cost: FCC Members – $185, Guests of Members – $199.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:8. 


Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Camp

Camp Berry, Trail 77, 

Wendi Schworm, wschworm@bvma.com 

This is an overnight camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and each may bring a friend or sibling.  Activities include arts and crafts, hikes, wagon rides, a climbing wall and swimming. 

Dates: July 31-August 2.

Ages: 5-18 years.

Cost: $40 per camper. Scholarships available.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:10 (plus additional medical staff).



1 Amazing Place

207 East Foulke Ave.,


We make education fun!  Weekly themes vary, but activities always include art, science projects,
reading, outdoor time, gardening and swimming at the public pool.  

Dates: June 1-August 14th, weekdays.

Ages: Recently completed
 kindergarten through 5th grade. 

Cost: $174.25 weekly.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:18.


MEGA Sports Camp at Stonebridge Church

2111 Stonehedge Dr.,
419-422-6862, stonebridgechurch.org

A typical evening includes a Biblical truth lesson sandwiched between two sports skills sessions.  Additional activities include music and dancing, fun object lessons and snacks.  This year’s theme is: Get Ready the Game is Coming! 

Dates: Select evenings July 20-31.

Ages: 3yrs. – completed 5th grade.

Cost: FREE!

Staff to camper ratio: 1:5.


Historian Camp

McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods

6100 U.S. Route 224

419-425-7275 or hpdparks@hancockparks.comhancockparks.com

Children will get a taste of what life was like back in time from 1840-1880 as we look at how the McKinnis family and Ingalls’ family lived.  We’ll highlight some activities that Laura Ingalls would’ve done in her big woods and what Mary Ann McKinnis would’ve done in ours!  Bring a sack lunch and drink, but historic snacks will also be provided. 

Dates: June 9-12, July 20-24.

Ages: 6-8 years in June; 9-12 years in July.

Cost: $50 for June dates, $60 for July dates.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:10.


Junior Recreation Camp

Oakwoods Nature Preserve & Riverbend Recreation Area

1400 Oakwoods Ln.

419-425-7275 or

This will be a week full of outdoor activities including fishing, geocaching, canoe, kayak, archery, disc golf, orienteering, survival skills, games and hiking! Snacks are provided. Bring lunch and a water bottle.  Monday-Wednesday at Oakwoods, Thursday and Friday at Riverbend. 

Dates: June 15-19.

Ages: 9-12 years.

Cost: $60.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:10.


Franciscan Earth Literacy Center Summer Camps

194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin

419-448-7485 or sshafranek@felctiffin.orgfelctiffin.org

Our summer day camp programs are designed to be active, fun, and educational. Day campers will be challenged, excited, and enlightened by our hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, crafts and games that occur every day.  Themes include Amazing Animals, Extreme Game Camp, Science Camp, I Will Survive and more! 

Dates: Various camps in June, July and August.

Ages: 5-12 years, varies by camp.

Cost: $60-80, limited scholarships available.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:10


Project Hope Summer Camp

6645 Township Rd. 215, 

419-469-0415 or

10 weekend hours of fun-filled horse activities including trail riding, horseback riding, horse care, relay races and a special art activity (with the horses) that also teaches the campers assertiveness, communication, and problem solving skills.  No riding experience is required and lunch is provided each day. 

Dates: June: 6-7, 20-21. July: 11-12, 18-19.

Ages: Age ranges vary by week .

Cost: $125 (scholarships available for families in need).

Staff to camper ratio: 1:2 or 3.



Nature Explorer Camp 

Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Discovery Center

1400 Oakwoods Ln.

419-425-7275, hancockparks.com

Bring your little explorer to learn about the great outdoors. Camp will include daily crafts, interactive activities and nature games. Please deliver campers with a sack lunch, water bottle and tennis shoes. 

Dates: July 28-30.

Ages: 4-5 years old with adult companion*.

Cost: $30.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:10.

NOTE: Several Naturalist Camps for older campers, too!  More information (dates, ages, theme & pricing) is available at hancockparks.com 


Camp Discovery by Findlay City Schools

Donnell Middle School

301 Baldwin Ave.,

419-427-5495, campdiscovery.findlaycityschools.org

We have an all-new curriculum with “Dinosaurs: Extinct or Not” as the theme. As students have fun with hands-on activities, they will explore the life and times of dinosaurs and problem solve how to learn from their demise.  Registrations accepted from  8a.m.-1p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. at the Washington Administrative Offices, 1100 Broad Avenue, Findlay. 

Dates: June 8-12

Ages: recently completed 1st through 5th grade.

Cost: $160, call for scholarship information.

Staff to camper ratio: 1:5.


Camp Fire Northwest Ohio

305 West Hardin Street,

419-422-5415, campfirenwohio.com

Camp Fire provides a fun and educational summer experience each week of the summer!  At our Findlay program center, we provide a safe place for kids to have adventures like weekly field trips, games, arts and crafts, and meeting and making new friends.  You can sign up for one week or multiple weeks.  Our staff is trained in first aid, child development, and active ways to learn indoors and outdoors.

Dates: Various camps in June, July, August.

Ages: Going into Kindergarten-12 years (varies by week).

Cost: $60 to $260, depending on camp length and ages.


University of Findlay Athletic Camps

1000 N. Main St. ,419-434-5346, athletics.findlay.edu/camps/camps-clinics

The University of Findlay offers many low-cost, high-quality camps and clinics for boys and girls to improve their athletic skills.  From “On the Ball” soccer camps for the younger kids to Equestrian, Basketball and Volleyball Camp, there is something for every athlete!  Check the University’s Athletic Camps website listed above for more details on each camp 

Dates: Various camps in June, July, August.

Ages: 6 years – 12th grade, depending on the camp.

Cost: varies.

Staff to camper ratio: varies by camp.


Camp Glen Summer Camp

6580 S. Township Road 131, Tiffin

419-447-7459, campfirenwohio.com/resident-camp1

Resident camp is a camp in which the youth stay overnight for multiple nights and are supervised 24 hours a day by trained staff. Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio offers resident camp opportunities at our camp facility, Camp Glen, which is located on the banks of the Sandusky River in Seneca County.  Themes this year include Animals & Ecology, Invent & Create, Adventure & Survival and more!

Dates: Various camps in June, July, August.

Ages: Going into 1st-12th grade (varies by week).

Cost: $135-410,
depending on camp length and ages.

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