Summer Camp Guide 2016: Part 1


The Greater NW Ohio Diabetes Camp

Camp Berry Trail 77, Findlay
Wendi Schworm |

Overnight camp for children who have Type 1 Diabetes. Activities include arts and crafts, hikes, wagon rides, climbing wall and swimming. Participants may bring a friend or sibling.
Dates: August 5-7
Ages: 5-18
Cost: $40 per camper, Financial aid available. 
Staff to camper ratio: 1:18


MEGA Sports Camp at Stonebridge Church

2111 Stonehedge Dr., Findlay
Stephanie Shack | 419-422-6862

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 “Epic Moments.”
Dates: June 20-24, evenings
Ages: 3 years – completed 5th grade
Cost: FREE
Staff to camper ratio: 1:5


1 Amazing Place

207 East Foulke Ave., Findlay

We make education fun! Weekly themes vary, and will include art, science projects, outdoor time, gardening and swimming at a public pool.
Dates: May 31-August 12
Ages: Completed Kindergarten to 5th grade
Cost: $178 weekly
Staff to camper ratio: 1:18


Imagination Station at the University of Findlay

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

Join us for a behind-the-mask look into the powers of your favorite superheroes and the science behind them. Each day will focus on a different superhero. Campers receive t-shirt, take home activities, two snacks daily, and three complimentary tickets to Imagination Station’s Extreme Science Demo on June 24.
Dates: June 20-24, 9:30am-4:30pm, extended day (no added charge) available from 8am-5:30pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $165, Imagination Station members; $195 non-members


Project HOPE Summer Camp

6645 TR 215, Findlay
419-469-0415 |

Ten 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 required. Lunch provided each day.
Dates: June 11-12; June 18-19; July 9-10; July 23-24
Ages: Age ranges vary by week
Cost: $125 (scholarships available for families in need)
Staff to camper ratio: 1:2 or 3


Awakening Minds Art Studio Summer Camp

515 S. Main St., Findlay
419-302-3892 |

One-hour art classes with a focus on socializing and fun art exploration. Day class will focus on educational opportunities such as science, animals, plants and habitat. Evening class will focus on exploration of art using various mediums.
Dates: June, July, August
Hours: 10-11am or 5-6pm
Ages: 3 years to adult
Cost: $10 per person, per class
Staff to camper ratio: 3:10


Camp Discovery

Findlay City Schools, Donnell Middle School
301 Baldwin Ave., Findlay
419-427-5495 | Terri Hooper

Camp Discovery is a week-long series of activities that will include: Materials & Muscles; Physics in Sports; Strengthening Your Body; Ecology Methodology; Wii Fit; and Recess & Noontime Activities. Space is limited.  
Dates: June 13-17, 8:30am-3pm 
Ages: 1st to 5th grades
Cost: $160 ($25 discount for siblings) Financial aid available.
Staff to camper ratio: 2 to 20


Heartstring Melodies Summer Music Camps

Center for Autism & Dyslexia 
7430 Timberstone Dr., Findlay
567-429-1909 |

Music therapy camps are for children in preschool through elementary and will focus on social interaction and music exploration with a different theme each week. Open to individuals of all abilities. Campers in upper elementary through high school can sign up for a music camp focused on learning ukulele, guitar, piano, drums, or songwriting in a group setting.
Dates: Various camps in June & July
Ages: Preschool to 12th grade
Cost: Varies by camp
Staff camper ratio: Varies by camp, no more than 1:8


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 and more. From “On the Ball” soccer camps to equestrian, basketball, volleyball or pharmacy camp, there is something for everyone.

Youth Western Horsemanship Camp: Advanced, June 19-24; and Novice / Intermediate, June 26-July 1 
Ages: 10-18 
Cost: $675.
Contact: Kim Deane |

Evening Camp: June 19-24 
Ages: 10-18 
Cost: $975 
Contact: Sue King at | 419-434-6252

Boys Basketball Team & Individual Camps: June 10-11, June 13-14, June 17-19, June 22-23.
Cost: $110-250 
Ages: JV & Varsity High School 
Contact: Charlie Ernst | 419-434-6935

NW Ohio Girls Basketball Team Camps: June 15-16, June 20-21, July 1-3 
Cost: $90-225 
Ages: JV & Varsity High School 
Contact: Jim Wiedie | | 419-434-6007

On the Ball Soccer Camps: Options include Residential Camp, July 10-14 for ages 9-18; Boys High School Team Camp, July 15-17 for high school students; Girls High School Team Camp, July 29-31 for high school students; Travel Camp, July 25-29 for ages 8-13 and Hancock Recreation Camp July 25-28 for ages 6-13. Cost varies.
Contact Andy Smyth | | 419-434-4801

Pharmacy Summer Camp: Campers leave with a better understanding of the pharmacy profession and the University of Findlay Pharmacy program.
June 12-16 for high school students.
Cost: $400.
Contact: Suzanne Crouch | | 419-434-5478

The “Well” Theology Camp Summer Institute: Focused on understanding the role of faith in all aspects of life, including career and leadership opportunities.
July 10-15, for high school students.
Cost: Free: Grant-based 
Contact: Pastor Matthew Ginter |

Forensic Science Summer Camp: June 13-17, for high school students 
Cost: $425.
Contact: Phil Lucas |

Volleyball Camps: Day Camp Session 1: Grades 2-5, June 19-21, $65; Day Camp Session 2: Grades 6-10, June 19-21, $75; Overnight: Grades 4-10, June 28-30, $230; Setter: Grades 5-10, July 18, $50.
Contact: Wick Colchagoff | | 419-434-5346 or Annie Coger | | 419-424-4030.


Franciscan Earth Literacy Camps

184 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin
419-448-7485 |

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. 
Dates: Grow it, Bake it, Eat it, Share it, June 20-24; Science Camp, June 27-July 1; Pickles, Pie, Peace & Me, July 5-8; I Will Survive, July 11-14; Science Camp II, July 18-22. Also, Developmentally Disabled Camp (Grow it, Bake it, Eat it, Share it) Children 21 and younger: June 6-10, Adults: June 13-17
Ages for General Camps: 5-12 years
Cost: $60-80, limited scholarships available
Staff to camper ratio: 1:10


Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-5721 |

Toledo Zoo Summer Safari camps feature classroom encounters with animals, games and activities, animal-themed crafts and tours of zoo exhibits are based on on specific topics throughout the summer. Campers receive a daily snack, two camp t-shirts and a camp water bottle.
Dates: June through August
Ages: 4-15 years, varies by camp
Weekly Cost: Zoo members $135-$300, Non-Zoo members- $155-325 (Discounts available for multiple or sibling registrations)
Staff to camper ratio: 1:5 (older children), 1:4 (younger)


Camp World

Donnell Middle School
301 Baldwin Ave., Findlay
419-427-5495 | Terri Hooper

Camp World is open to children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grades (2015-2016 school year). It’s a week-long series packed with unforgettable experiences that will include daily visits to the countries of Australia, Bhutan, Croatia, Denmark, and Egypt. Focus areas include geography and history, art and architecture, customs and cuisine, sports, music and dance and points of interest. Space is limited. 
Dates: July 18-22, 8:30am to 3pm
Ages: Completed Grades kindergarten to 5
Cost: $150 ($25 discount for siblings) Financial aid available.
Staff to camper ratio: 2 to 20


Family Resource Center

1941 Carlin St., Findlay
419-422-8616 (Dinosaur School Connie Grose, ext. 178, Second Step Kay Mathias, ext. 285)

Two summer programs are available through the Family Resource Center: 

Dinosaur School is an emotional regulation and problem-solving program that teaches conflict and anger management, emotional literacy, appropriate school behaviors, positive social skills and self-esteem skills. 
Ages: For 3 to 5-year-olds
Dates: June 8-Aug. 3, 10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm Wednesdays only. For those going into grades 1 and 2, June 9-Aug. 4, 10:30am-12pm or 1-2:30pm Thursdays only.

Second Step teaches children how to understand and manage emotions, control reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, problem solving and decision making skills.
Ages: Designed for 3rd-8th graders, offered in two sessions. 
Dates: June 8-Aug. 3 from 10:30-12pm or 1-2:30pm, Wednesdays only. June 9-Aug. 4 from 10:30-12pm or 1-2:30pm, Thursdays only.


Camps through the Findlay Family YMCA

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

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 YMCA: Kidventure, YMCA Camp Readers, Star Wars, Mad Scientist, Wizards & Warlocks, Holidaze, Superheroes, H20 Much Fun, Hollywood, Ooey, Gooey, Sticky, Icky.
Ages: 5-8 
Session Dates: June 6-Aug.12 
Cost: $80-$120

Sports & Specialty Camps at the YMCA: Theater, Art, Survivor, Mythbusters, Nerf, Lego, Active Girls, Basketball, Cheer, Volleyball, Team Sports, Soccer.
Ages: 5-12 
Session Dates: June 6- Aug. 12
Cost: $35-$130

YMCA Day Camp at Riverside Park: A Pirate’s Life, Cartoons, Splish, Splash Bash, Star Wars, Wonderland, Gladiator, Sports Galore, Gumshoe, Spanning the Globe, Camp Rewind, Counselor in training, Leader in training 
Ages: 1st to 8th grade 
Cost: $64- $150

Preschool Camps at the YMCA: Princess Parade, Happy Campers, Little Warrior, Build it!, Let’s Get Messy, Little Chef, Across the Globe, May the Force Be with You, The Wild West, Super Hero Training, Ahoy Matey 
Ages: preschool age 
Cost: $10-$35


Camp Fire Northwest Ohio

305 West Hardin St., Findlay
419-422-5415 |

Day campers will get the full camp experience, enjoying everything Camp Glen has to offer. From archery and swimming, to canoeing and hiking, Day Campers enjoy all the benefits of camp while returning to their home each night. The Camp Fire experience is extended to include an overnight stay Thursday night. Transportation is provided for campers to Camp Glen from the Camp Fire office, or campers can be dropped off at Camp Glen by a parent or guardian.
Dates: Session 1: June 27-July 1; Session II: July 11-July 15; Session III: June 18-July 22, 8am-5pm for all camps.
Ages: 1st to 6th grades
Cost: $135 
Staff to camper ratio: Varies by camp