It’s just starting to feel like spring has arrived, which, believe it or not, means summer isn’t far behind. What will your kids do once school is out? Now is the perfect time to start planning for an active, engaging summer.
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH.
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org/camps
Toledo Zoo Summer Camp adds animal adventure to any summer! With a wide variety of topics and age groups, there is sure to be a camp to pique the interest of your animal lover. Every camp session is led by trained Zoo staff and volunteers, a daily snack is provided and every camper receives two camp shirts and a reusable water bottle. Registration is now open, book your adventure today!
Camp dates: week-long camps (M-F) June 1 to August 7
Camp times: Full-day, 9am-3pm. Half-day, 9am-noon.
Ages: 4-15 years.
Camp cost: $135-$300 for Zoo Members. $160-$350 for non-members.
Findlay YMCA Day Camps
419-422-4424 | Findlayymca.org
The Y is a place where everyone belongs and can be themselves while engaging in new experiences, building new skills, and making new friends. They are committed to providing youth with a safe and positive environment. Their well-rounded summer programs and day camps are in the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith while being intentional about fostering friendships, a sense of accomplishment, and belonging for all. Summer camps, available for a wide range of ages and with a variety of themes, help kids reach their full potential through fun physical activities, kids learn about themselves and grow in self-confidence as they develop new skills and meet new friends.
On March 19, from 6-8pm, meet day camp staff, learn about the different camps the Y offers, and the Open Doors Scholarship Assistance program during the Day Camp Registration Information Session.
Camp dates: Week-long sessions begin with May 26-29 and end August 26-30.
Camp times: 8:30am-4:30pm, or 8:30am-12:30pm.
Ages: Grades K-12.
Camp cost: Half-day specialty camps begin at $70 for members. Prices range through $165.
Black Swamp Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
2100 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-422-4356 | blackswampbsa.org
This community day camp at Camp Berry is offered to both boys and girls. There will be limited free bussing available to and from camp each day. Adults/parents are welcome to volunteer to be a day leader and enjoy the experience with their child. Attendees can expect to learn about nature, participate in numerous craft and woodworking activities, shoot bows and arrows, play games and much more.
CAMP Dates: July 20-24 and July 27-31
Ages: Grades 1-5 (1st graders only come Wed-Fri)
Cost: $70 until June 17 or $100 after June 17, $30 for 1st graders until June 17 or $40 after
Staff to Camper Ratio: a den chief ratio of 1:15 and there will be additional staff at each program area
3430 N Main St., Findlay
419-424-7176 | findlayohio.com/recreation
Make this summer as cool as ice at The Cube with a slick assortment of fun offerings. Bring the kids out for public skate hours, or stop by for a drop-in hockey game every weekday beginning at noon. Wanna work out on the ice? The last Friday of every month is Fitness Friday, included with admission to the Children’s Museum of Findlay. Unsure of your kids’ skating ability? Sign them up for Learn-to-Skate lessons. And if you wear green to the St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 13, you’ll get a free skate rental! Stay up-to-date on offerings by following The Cube on social media at facebook.com/findlaycube.
Public skate hours: 8am-noon, Monday through Thursday.Fee: $5, $3 for skate rental.
Learn-to-Skate Lessons: 6-6:50pm, every Monday, May 4 through June 8, except Memorial Day, May 25. Fee: $40.