Summer 2023 will be here before we know it!
Summer camps & programs are among the highest requested information I get every single year so for 2023, I am excited to share information on Featured Camps that offer fantastic summer programs for kids. Learn about them below & then get started on your research with the Summer Camp community resource list that is available on the site all year long!
I’d highly recommend setting aside some time to register your kids now – many fill up super fast!
BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – LAKEWOOD
Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. They create arts experiences through music, dance, theater, & visual arts all summer for ages 5 to 19. Throughout the year they offer classes & lessons for all ages, skill levels, & abilities. They have something for every arts lover & you can enroll today for summer 2023. Families bring their kids to experience all of the art forms at Beck Center. Year-round each child can immerse themselves in an art form that excites them, while growing new skills, & making new friends.
For more information, visit: beckcenter.org/education-programs
FAIRMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS – NOVELTY
Fairmount Center for the Arts offers a variety of performing and visual arts camps and classes year-round for toddlers through seniors. From ages 3-15, we have something for every child in your household. Campers ages 3 and older can explore dance, music, theatre, and visual arts offerings. Mix and match half-day camps to build a full-day camp experience for ages 6 and up. Registration for all summer camps, workshops, and classes will begin on Monday, February 13.
For more information, visit: fairmountcenter.org
YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY – SOLON & STRONGSVILLE
Culinary Camp At Young Chefs® Academy Is So Much More Than Cooking! Young Chefs Academy’s seasonal cooking experiences deliver an immersive culinary adventure for the young chefs within our community, empowering budding chefs to grow in their knowledge of the culinary arts and self-confidence. Each day is filled with fun, hands-on adventures as we build upon new culinary skills and techniques. Our experienced staff is ready to deliver a well-rounded experience filled with culinary knowledge and fun! Seasonal camp adventures are available year-round. When school’s out, we’re open!
For more information visit: ycasolon.com or ycastrongsville.com
THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT – OHIO CITY & UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
The Music Settlement Summer Camps offer a variety of creative experiences for kids, teens & adults of all ages. Through music & the arts, TMS provides opportunities for all to discover new talents & interests, build confidence, explore self-expression, while improving skills & techniques. Camps run between June & August, & themes include STEAM curriculum for ages 3-6, a wide-range of innovative & immersive music camps for ages 3-18+, theatre arts camps & more! Morning & full-day options are available at both campuses. Inclusion & supportive options may be available to assist campers with disabilities, if needed. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
For more information, visit: TheMusicSettlement.org/Camps
Widely recognized as Ohio’s premier summer camp, Falcon offers a beautiful lakefront setting, talented staff and a wide variety of activities. Sailing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, theater, nature study, canoeing, creative video arts and much more. 90 miles south of Cleveland, ACA accredited since 1959, references available from around the world. Great fun in a safe, healthy environment.
For more information, visit: falconcamp.com
EARTHOLOGY – BROOKLYN
The mission of Earthology is to provide an immersive nature experience that will be a foundational part of the village that raises children to be healthy, kind, mindful and confident. We aim to inspire children to learn, explore and care for each other and our environment. Mindfulness, self-awareness, & emotion management are an important part of our curriculum. Our program is great for those who prefer smaller settings. Enrollment is currently limited to 30 explorers per session & most are here multiple weeks. Although we have tons of indoor & outdoor space, this smaller group allows for more time & attention to each explorer.
FORGE THE FUTURE CAMP – CLEVELAND
Explore the world of forging through the Forging Foundation’s two day Forge the Future Summer Camp. Students 11-15 years old will have the opportunity to tour a forging facility, participate in STEAM and team building activities, and learn how to forge. Plus, campers will get to take home their own forging! The goal of Forge the Future Camp is to: expose students to manufacturing and the forging industry at a young age, engage kids in hands on activities related to STEM, and more specifically – the forging industry, create memorable experiences for children in your community, educate both kids and their families about manufacturing careers, build the future of forging and keep the industry strong for the next generation! What is Forging? Check out this short video to learn more: What Is Forging?
For more information, visit: forging.org/about/events/166
CLEVELAND CITY DANCE – SHAKER SQUARE
You will love watching your child’s eyes sparkle as their confidence grows & their dreams become a reality in magical camps & classes. Classes for ages 3 & up develop confidence, poise, technique, & friendships. Teachers are patient & experienced in encouraging dancers to do their personal best. Sessions run June 12 – August 12. Choose one to eight weeks. Twirling Tots Camps are a magical journey using your child’s imagination to create a dance & a craft to go with the theme. Ages 3-8 return every year for a Winter’s Ball, Peter & the Wolf, & more! Camps for ages 8 & up include pre-professional work on mastering technique in ballet & pointe, jazz, modern, conditioning, choreography & classical variations, & more. Boys only camp & adult & children individual class options also available. Space is limited.
For more information, visit: clevelandcitydance.com
BUSY BEES POTTERY & ART STUDIO – MENTOR
Sign your young artist up for Busy Bees’ Summer Art Camp. Camps run weekly throughout the summer, Monday to Friday with options for full or half days. Each day of camp revolves around a specific medium, with your child creating 1-3 art pieces daily. Our dedicated art instructors will explore with your child to create something magical. Children must be between the ages of 6-13. Check out our website to learn more and reserve your child’s spot today! Use the code “[email protected]” for $35 off your registration. To ask us about our sibling discounts, give us a call at 440-571-5201!
For more information, visit: mentor.busybeesart.com/kids-camp
LAKE ERIE INK – CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Join us for creative fun this summer in our Summer Ink Creative Expression camps! Youth entering grades 1st-12th are invited to imagine, create and share in our interactive and engaging workshop style camp sessions. From comics and ‘zines to poetry and screenwriting, there is something for everyone! Camps run June 5th- August 4th. Scholarships and sibling discounts available.
For more information, visit: lakeerieink.org/summer-ink-2023
FOR ADDITIONAL CAMPS & PROGRAMS:
You’ll find Cleveland area day camps in:
– Downtown Cleveland
– West Side
– East Side
– South Side
as well as overnight camps within 3 hours of CLE!