April 2019 Summer Camp Guide: Part 1


The days are getting longer and the weather is slowly becoming
warmer, which means summer break will be here soon. Looking for a fun way to keep your children engaged, entertained, and educated during those months away from school? We’ve compiled a summer camp guide, a list of local camps that are sure to make this summer a memorable one.

Noteworthy Community Choir

2613 State Route 81, Ada

Summer Sounds Choral Camp. Join for a week-long immersion in choir and music-making! Singers divide into two groups (by grade level) and travel through the day in their groups. They come together at the end of each day to rehearse music that they will perform together at camp. Their day also includes playing Orff instruments, dancing/movement and a musicianship class! Lots of fun and music to be made! The week is concluded with a Choir Camp at 12:30pm on Friday for parents, friends and the community!

The details:
Dates: July 15-19, 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm Friday
Ages: 1st – 8th grades (Kids that will be in 1st – 8th grade in Fall 2019)
Cost: $85 (Early Registration is $75 if registered and paid by May 15)
Location: Ada, ONU (Presser Hall)

Project H.O.P.E. Summer Camps

6645 TR 215, Findlay

For the past ten years Project H.O.P.E. camps have given children the opportunity to deal with stress, take charge of thoughts and attention level and increase self-esteem, coping and leadership skills. Campers ride horses and engage in team building exercises all while having loads of fun such as trail riding, arts & crafts and horseback relay races. No riding experience is required. Open to all children. Camps include lunch, snacks and helmet use.

The details:
Date: June 15, 10am-5pm
Ages: Youth in junior high and high school
Cost: $100 (scholarships available for families in need)
Dates: June 29 and July 13, 10am-5pm
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $100 (scholarships available for families in need)

The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo

If your kids love animals, check out the plethora of camps at the Toledo Zoo this summer. There are 20 different topics covered over nine weeks of camp. Summer Safari Camp is a great way for children to explore the zoo while learning about nature, animals and conservation. And with the Promedica Museum of Natural History opening, the zoo has special camps that explore venom, prehistoric animals, and the animals of Ohio.

The details:
Dates: June 3- June 28; July 8- August 9, Monday-Friday 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm
Ages: Half-day camps for 4-5 year-olds; full day camps for ages 6 to 15
Cost: Half Day: $135 members; $160 non-members and Full Day ranges: $185-$300 members; $235-$350 non-members
Register: toledozoo.org/camps
Other: Bring a lunch, good walking shoes, and dress for the weather. The zoo provides two camp shirts, daily snack and
a water bottle.

Camp Discovery
Donnell Middle School

301 Baldwin Ave., Findlay
419-427-5495 or 419-425-8296

Camp Discovery is a week-long series of activities packed with unforgettable experiences. Each group of 20 students will have its own Findlay High School (FHS) counselor who will be with the campers all day. Each teacher will be assisted by a student teaching assistant from FHS.At Camp Discovery campers will engage in hands-on discovery activities. Learning and fun will go hand-in-hand with activities including: Build Something to Last, Incredible Inventions Snap Circuits, Lego Land, Amazing Art Sculptures, Grab Your Tools! and Recess and Noontime Activities. Camp Discovery may fill up so be sure to reserve a spot early!

The details:
Dates: June 3-7, 8:30am-3pm
Ages: Children in grades 1-5 (2018/19 school year)
Cost: $160 per student. Financial Aid available.

Camp Fire

Camp Fire Office, 305 W. Hardin St.

Camp Glen, 6580 S. Township Road 131, Tiffin

Overnight Camp 2019
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 overnight camp opportunities at our camp facility, Camp Glen, which is located on the banks of the Sandusky River in Seneca County.

Most of the Camp Fire overnight camp programs offer a focus area called a “trail”. Each trail offers its own progression of activities specific to the trail topic. If there is more than one trail offered during the week your child wants to attend camp, they must choose one. There is designated time each morning that the campers will break out into their specific trail. Campers will also be split into separate age levels within the trail, so there is an appropriate progression of skills and information.

Leader In Training (LIT): The Leaders in Training Program is a leadership development program designed to provide teens with the skills and knowledge to interact and communicate.

St. John’s Jesuit High School

5901 Airport Highway

This summer St. John’s Jesuit High School is offering athletic, academic enrichment and fun camps.They are the only Catholic School in NW Ohio to partner with the National Inventors Hall of Fame to host Camp Invention: Supercharged. With a wide variety of offerings and half-day camps that can be paired to create a full day experience, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs — and your child’s interests!

The details:
Camp dates: Camps are offered the weeks of June 10, 17, 24, and
July 8 and 22
Camp times: A variety of half-day options that can be paired to create a full day. Camp Invention, new this year, is a full day option from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Ages: students entering grades 1 – 9
Cost: $75, except for Jr. Basketball ($35) and Camp Invention ($230)
Register: sjjtitans.org
Other: Supervision provided in the Carty Fox Commons between camps. Campers should bring a bagged lunch. Vending machines available.