2017 Summer Camp Guide

. April 3, 2017.

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 our summer camp guide, a list of local camps that are sure to make this summer a memorable one.

Project HOPE Summer Camps

6645 TR 215, Findlay
419-469-0415 | projecthope.st@gmail.com

For the past nine years Project HOPE 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.

Dates: June 3-4; June 17-18; July 15-16
Ages: Age ranges vary by week – junior high and high school and
ages 5-11
Cost: $125 (scholarships available for families in need)
Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:2 or 3

Camp World

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

Camp World is open to children currently enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grades (2016-2017 school year). It’s a week-long series of activities packed with unforgettable experiences. They have all-new countries for 2017: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Learning and fun will go hand-in-hand. Campers are sure to enjoy the hands-on experiences! So come along as we begin our fun-filled week “Getting Oriented to the Orient.” Space is limited, so don’t forget to make your
reservation soon!

Dates: July 31-August 4, 8:30am to 3pm
Ages: Completed grades kindergarten to 5th
Cost: $150 per student ($25 reduction in fee per additional child in a family) Financial aid available.
Staff to camper ratio: 2:20

FHS Art Camp

Findlay High School Fine Arts Wing
1200 Broad Ave., Findlay

The mission of the FHS Art Camp is to provide hands-on opportunities for campers to develop their creative potential through experiences in the visual arts. The camp promotes and encourages creative problem solving, individual expression, and exploration of ideas thereby enriching the quality of life within our community. Local art educators and artists, will work with FHS student assistants, to aid your camper in the exploration of their own creativity. Snacks and camp shirt provided.

Dates: June 12-16; June 19-23
Ages: Age ranges vary by date – grades PK-12 Cost: $100-$180

Gateway EPC

9555 County Rd 9, Findlay
419-423-5947 | gatewayepc.org

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences. Plan to join Gateway EPC for a great week in the Maker Fun Factory as kids are taught that they are created by God and built for a purpose!

Dates: June 26-30
Ages: Ages 4 – Completed 5th Grade
Cost: Free

Camps through the Findlay Family YMCA

300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
Jerry McNamee, Sports & Camp Director
419-422-4424 | jmcnamee@findlayymca.com

Rooted in caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith, our highly-trained staff helps campers realize that the Y is a place to try new things, build new skills and make new friends.

Day Camps at the YMCA
Ages: 5-8
Session Dates: May 30-Aug.11
Cost: $80-$120

Sports & Specialty Camps at the YMCA: Whiz Kids, Theatre, Active Girls, Basketball, LEGO Camp, Tennis, Volleyball, Team Sports, Extreme Sports, Camp Prodigy-Physics, Survivor Camp, Myth Busters, Nerf Team Building, Soccer, All Star Sports, Plugged In, Good Eats,
Ages: 5-12
Session Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
Cost: $20-$130

YMCA Day Camp at Riverside Park: Ultimate Warrior, Super Slimy, Olympics, Pirates, Color War, Splish Splash, Where the Wild Things Are, Sports Galore, Under the Sea, Spanning the Globe, Camp Rewind.
Ages: 1st to 5th grade
Session Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
Cost: $44-$100

Preschool Camps at the YMCA: The Doc is In!, Happy Campers!, Let the Game Begins!, Little Chef, Build It!, Top Secret!, Let’s Get Messy, Lost Boys and Girls of Neverland, Hawaiian Luau, Summer Fun Daze!, Start Your Engines, Power Rangers, Out of the World, Princess Parade.
Ages: Preschool Age
Session Dates: June 7-July 18
Cost: $10-$35

KinderCamp: Pure Imagination, Camp YMCA.
Ages: 3-6
Session Dates: July 31-Aug. 11
Cost: $35-$55

Leader in Training Camp: The Leader-In-Training (LIT) program allows older campers to build leadership skills and assume some counselor responsibilities while still participating in their favorite activities. Through a combination of workshops, supervised opportunities with younger campers, program planning and general camp activities, participants will be exposed to the basic elements of youth development through the lens of a camp counselor. Leadership skills and teamwork are emphasized, along with development of the YMCA character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Ages: Entering Grades 7-9
Session Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
Cost: $100-$150

Before and After Camp: Before and after care gives parents the option of extra care at the YMCA. This is an informal time when children are supervised while they play a variety of self directed games and activities. The fee includes both before and after care, regardless of which options are used or how many days are used.
Session Dates: May 30-Aug. 11
Cost: $30-$50

Cory Rawson Soccer Club

401 W. US 224, Findlay

The Cory Rawson Soccer Club offers a 3 vs 3 soccer tournament for ages U8-U19.

Dates: June 3
Ages: U8-U19 (ages 6-18)
Cost: $75 per team

Findlay First Church of the Nazarene

2501 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-422-8660 | findlayfirstnaz.org

VBA 2017. This year’s Vacation Bible Adventure theme is “GLOW” and all children ages 4 -12 are encouraged to attend this high-impact event featuring all kinds of bright glowing neon colors, paints, and more! Join in on Sunday, July 9 morning for a cool Glow-themed kick-off lesson in the Power Plant at 10:45am. Sunday, July 16 we will have our annual VBA Funday Sunday with special musical performances during second service, a luncheon and lots of great outdoor activities!

Dates: July 10-13, 6-8pm
Ages: 4-12
Cost: Free

Summer Camps. The 2017 theme is “Walk This Way” and will be held Lighthouse Camp & Retreat Center, 272 Jack Oak Point Rd., St. Marys, OH 45885. Registration for all elementary children’s camps is now open thru July 17 and can be done online at nwonazkids.org. Summer Camps include:

Primary Camp
Dates: July 26-28
Ages: 1st or 2nd Grade completed
Cost: $115-$130
Contact: Jennifer Nichols at jnichols@bgnazkids.com or 419-601-1560

Middler Camp
Dates: July 23-26
Ages: 3rd or 4th Grade completed
Cost: $150-$165
Contact: Tracy Stults at tstults@findlayfirstnaz.org or 419-422-8660 ext.27

Pre-Teen Camp
Dates: July 30-Aug. 2
Ages: 5th or 6th Grade completed
Cost: $160-$175
Contact: Missy Sipes at missysipes@gmail.com or 937-360-3752

Music and Arts Camp

First Presbyterian Church
2330 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-2112 | brent@findlayfpc.org or bdniemeyer@hotmail.com

The Music and Arts Camp will provide musical opportunities such as choirs, rhythm instrument groups and art classes all within a faith-based setting to teach participants about the love of God through music and art. The week will culminate with a Children’s Music Festival on Sunday, July 23 during the 9:30am Worship Service followed by a reception with the week’s art projects on display.

Dates: July 17-21, 9-11:30am or 9am-4pm
Ages: 3 years through 5th Grade Cost: $25

Imagination Station at the University of Findlay

1000 N. Main St., Findlay
419-244-2674, ext. 250

Catapults, Coasters & Cars Campers: get a first-hand look into the world of engineering. Build rockets, catapults, zip-lines and roller coasters using the Think It, Build It, Test It and Do It Again engineering philosophy. Whether you’re designing a catapult to fling marshmallows, launching water rockets into Festival Park or constructing a minty fresh derby car, you’ll be using your imagination and engineering know-how to design devices for competition against the other campers.

Dates: June 12 – 16, 9am-4:30pm, extended day (no added charge) available from 8am-5:30pm Ages: 7 – 12
Cost: $175 for Imagination Station members/ $200 for non-members

University of Findlay Camps

1000 N. Main Street, Findlay

The University of Findlay offers many low-cost, high-quality camps and clinics for boys and girls to improve their athletic skills with camps and clinics associated with the Oilers various sports programs.

Basketball Camps:
Day Camp: Grades 1-8, July 10-13, 8:45-11:45am, $95
Specialty Camp: Grades 6-12, July 10-13, 12:30-2:30pm, $75
Overtime Camp: Grades 6-12, July 10-12, 2:30-4pm, $45
All-American Shooting Camp: Grades 5-12, July 27 12:30-8pm and July 28 9am-12:30pm, $145.
Contact: Dan Shardo | shardod@findlay.edu

On the Ball Soccer Camps:
Residential Camp, July 9-13 for ages 9-18
Boys High School Team Camp, July 21-23 for high school students
Girls High School Team Camp, July 28-30 for high school students
Travel Camp, July 24-28 for ages 8-13
Hancock Recreation Camp July 24-27 for ages 6-13
Cost varies.
Contact: contact@otbsoccer.com | 419-434-4801

Girls High School Soccer Camps: provides an environment where skills acquisition, tactical awareness, and their adaptability to the game of soccer are emphasized. These sessions are conducted to meet the need of each player’s skill level.
Dates: Elite June 23-25, Team Camp July 21-23
Ages: High School
Cost: Elite: Resident Campers $285 / Commuters $195 and Team: Resident Campers $285 / Commuters $235
Contact: Crystal Dye 419-434-5672

Volleyball Camps: Day Camp
Session 1: Grades 2-5, July 18-20, 9-11:30am, $65; Day Camp Session 2: Grades 6-10, July 18-20, 1-4pm, $75
Overnight: Grades 4-10, June 27-29, $230 (includes room and board)
Setter: Grades 5-10, July 17, 10am-3pm, $50 (includes lunch)
High School Tournament: Varsity and JV teams, July 25-26, $250/team.
Contact: Wick Colchagoff | colchagoff@findlay.edu 419-434-5346 or Annie Coger | cogera@findlay.edu 419-424-4030.

Franciscan Earth Literacy Camps

194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin
419-448-7485 | sshafranek@felctiffin.org

Summer day camp programs are designed to be active, fun and educational. Day campers will be challenged, excited, and enlightened by hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, crafts and games.

Grow it, Bake it, Eat it, Share it, June 12-16, 8am-12pm
Science Camp, June 19-23, 8am-12pm
Pickles, Pie, Peace & Me, June 26-30, 8am-12pm
I Will Survive, July 10-13, 8am-3pm
Amazing Animals, July 24-28, 8am-12pm
Camp Dig, July 31-August 4, 8am-12pm
Extreme Game Camp, August 7-10, 8am-3pm.
Ages: 5-10 Cost: $60-$80
Staff to camper ratio: 1:10

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. Learning and fun will go hand-in-hand with hands-on discovery activities including: Escape the Classroom!; SNAP ‘em; Technology Rules!; CSI Crime Scene; Ciphers, Code and Cracking; Take Apart Science; Recess and Noontime Activities. Space is limited.

Dates: June 5-9, 8:30am to 3pm
Ages: Completed grades kindergarten to 5th
Cost: $160 per student
Staff to camper ratio: 2:20