Mixing fun with learning is what these local summer camp programs are about. Whether swimming, cycling or horseback riding, memorable experiences are just ahead!
Findlay Country Club Day Camp
1500 Country Club Drive, 877-671-CAMP (2267)
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.
Ages: 5-10 years.
Staff to camper ratio: 1:8.
Cost: FCC Members – $185, Guests of Members – $199.
Dates: Weekly sessions June 8-July 24
(closed the week of June 29).
Camp World "Global Markets"
Donnell Middle School (301 Baldwin Avenue, Findlay) (419) 427-5495
Camp World has all-new countries for 2015: Congo, Cuba, Japan, New Zealand and Spain. 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 to know our “Global Markets.” Each day campers will visit all five countries and discover the differences that make each country unique. Register from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Washington Administrative Offices, 1100 Broad Avenue, Findlay.
Ages: Completed grades K-5
Staff to Camper Ratio: One staff to every 5 students (staff includes teachers, counselors and high school helpers)
Cost: $150 ($25 discount if more than one child per family is registered)
Dates: July 20-24
Heartstring Melodies Summer Music Camps
Center for Autism and Dyslexia (7430 Timberstone Drive, Findlay)
Camps are open to individuals of all abilities!Wee Music Makers (ages 6 months-2 years) will focus on young child and caregiver interactions through instrument playing, singing, and movement. Music camps for children in preschool-3rd grade will focus on social interactions and music exploration with a different theme each week. Campers in 4th-12th grade can sign up for a music camp focused on learning guitar, piano, or various drums in a group setting.
Ages: 6 months – 12th grade, varies by camp
Staff/camper Ratio: Varies by camp, no more than 1:8
Cost: Varies by camp
Dates: Various camps in June and July
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
Toledo Zoo summer camps feature live classroom encounters with animals, games and activities, animal-themed crafts and tours of Zoo exhibits. Camps are focused on specific topics throughout the summer that provide a theme to the week’s activities. Campers are provided with a daily snack, 2 camp t-shirts, and a camp water bottle.
Ages: 4-15 years. 4-5 year old camps are 3 hour sessions; 6 years and older are 6 hour sessions.
Staff/camper ratio: Varies, but for most ages, it is 1 staff and 1 teen volunteer for 10 campers. For the 4-5 year olds, it is 2 staff and 2 teens for 16 campers.
Cost: $135-$300, with most camps being $175, for Zoo members. $155-$325, with most camps being $200, for non-members. $15 discount for siblings and/or multiple camp registrations.
Dates: June 8-August 14
Project Hope Summer Camp
6645 Township Rd. 215, Findlay
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.
Ages: Age ranges vary by week.
Staff/camper ratio: 1:2 or 3.
Cost: $125 (scholarships available for families in need).
Dates: June: 6-7, 20-21. July: 11-12, 18-19.
Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
305 West Hardin Street, Findlay
Each year, through camping, youth from diverse backgrounds develop important skills, such as socialization, self-reliance, problem solving and an appreciation of the natural environment. Camp Fire is one of the nation’s largest coeducational, nonsectarian camp providers, operating day and resident camping programs for youth in 1st – 12th grade.
Ages: Going into 1st-12th grade (varies by week)
Cost: $60 to $260, depending on camp length and ages
Dates: Various camps in June, July, August
McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
6100 U.S. Route 224, Findlay, OH 45840
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.
Ages: 6-8 in June; Ages 9-12 in July
Staff to camper ratio: 1:10
Cost: $50 for June dates, $60 for July dates
Dates: June 9-12, July 20-24
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St., Toledo
Children and teens can explore their artistic side in the Toledo Museum of Art’s many summer classes and camps. Programs are available in half-day sessions from 9am-noon or 1-4pm, or full-day sessions from 9am-4pm.
Ages: Kids (5 to 13 years) can try their hand at traditional creative challenges like painting, illustration or sculpture, or try newer offerings like game design and LEGO architecture. Teens (14 to 18 years) can hone their skills in glassblowing, blacksmithing, mural painting, or digital photography, among other subjects.
Staff/camper ratio: Kids, 1:15. Teens, 1:8 for metals and glass classes, 1:15 for digital photography and painting.
Cost: Ranges $100 to $225 per week; scholarship and teen work-study opportunities are easy to apply for and in most cases cover all tuition fees.
University of Findlay Athletic Camps
1000 N. Main St. ,419-434-5346
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
Ages: 6 years – 12th grade, depending on the camp.
Staff to camper ratio: varies by camp.
Dates: Various camps in June, July, August.