General or multiple-themed camps
AKRON AREA YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Camps featuring theme weeks, field trips, exploration and outdoor adventure are available for ages 6-12 all summer at most YMCA locations in the area.
Phone: Firestone Park, 330-724-1255; Green, 330-899-9622; Lake Anna, 330-745-9622; Nordonia Hills, 3330-467-8366; Riverfront, 330-923-9622; University Park, 330-434-9622; Wadsworth, 330-334-9622; North Hill Y Early Care & Education Center, 330-762-7678; Cascade Village Y Early Care & Education Center, 330-983-5573; Hope Y Early Care & Education Center, 330-434-5900; WYDACA, 330-864-3560; A Y’s Place Y Early Care & Education Center, 330-836-7435; YMCA office, 330-376-1335
AKRON FIRST ACADEMY AND PRESCHOOL
Summer camps for ages 18 months through fifth grade will be offered at the school, 1175 W. Market St. in West Akron, from June 2 to Aug. 22. Campers can enjoy field trips and summer fun and participate in academic enrichment opportunities. Weekly themes include zoo animals and sports.
AKRON GENERAL LIFESTYLES CAMPS FOR KIDS
This year’s LifeStyles Camps will run June 9 through Aug. 15 with two different programs based on age. Ages 3-14 can participate in A Trip Through Time activities that encourage fitness, sportsmanship and learning at Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center—West, 4125 Medina Road in Bath and Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center—North, 4300 Allen Road in Stow. Ages 5-13 can take part in All Sports Camp at Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center—Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd., in Green, which will explore different sports and focus on encouraging the values of honesty, respect and responsibility. The camp day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and before and after care is available. Participants can register for multiple camps.
Phone: 330-665-8139, Bath location; 330-896-5016, Green location; 330-945-3141, Stow location
ALMOST MOM CHILD DEVELOPMENT/CARE CENTER
Almost Mom Child Development Care Center, 258 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Copley, will host a summer program for school-age children. The center also provides care for children ranging in age from infants to prekindergarten as well as after-school care.
|These campers enjoy water activities during a past Camp Christopher camp.|
|Photo courtesy of Camp Christopher|
Phone: 330-376-CAMP (2267)
|Camp JCC at the Shaw Jewish Community Center offers a variety of programs. Shown are campers during a past camp.|
|Photo courtesy of the Shaw Jewish Community Center|
The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Center for Loss and Hope will conduct this free camp Aug. 4-7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help children ages 6-11 process a significant loss, such as a parent, grandparent or sibling. Children will learn to manage grief through creative activities such as crafts and music. Professional facilitators oversee campers. Snacks and lunch will be provided. The camp takes place at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road in Copley.
CITY OF GREEN
Green’s Parks and Recreation Division hosts weekly day camps June 9-July 11 for children 7 to 12 years old at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road. Themed camps feature topics such as martial arts, arts and crafts, survival skills and more. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and campers are divided into age groups. The cost is $50 a week for Green residents and $60 for nonresidents.
FAIRLAWN LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL
Camp Fairlawn for ages 3-6 will be held at Fairlawn Lutheran Church and School, 3415 W. Market St., for two weeks. May 27-30 will feature the theme Circus Fun and June 2-5 will be Let’s Go to Space. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per week. Students will bring a lunch and snacks will be provided.
FAIRLAWN WEST PRESCHOOL
|Shown is a camper enjoying activities on a rainy day during Fairlawn West Preschool’s camp last year.|
|Photo courtesy of Fairlawn West Preschool|
GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTH EAST OHIO
|Campers take time to pose for a photo at Camp Ledgewood during a past Girl Scouts of North East Ohio camp.|
|Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio|
JOHNSON’S CORNERS SUMMER CAMP
Camps for children ages 5 to 14 will take place from June 6 to Aug. 18 at Johnson United Methodist Church, 3409 Johnson Road in Norton. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $80 a week or $20 a day. Before and after care is available. Title XX is accepted and there are discounts for siblings. Every week features a different theme and a pizza party. Children may be enrolled for a day, a week or all summer.
Phone: 330-825-1528 or 330-715-4564
KIDS ACADEMY OF COPLEY
Kids Academy of Copley, 3745 Copley Road, will hold a number of summer activities and programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The school-age camp program will feature field trips and educational activities daily.
Children can enjoy field trips offered through four locations of the early learning center: Downtown Akron, South Akron, Fairlawn and North Canton. Meals and activities are included in the price. Also offered are infant/toddler/preschool programs and before and after school care.
Phone: 330-253-8125, Downtown Akron; 330-724-6417, South Akron; 330-867-9404, Fairlawn; 330-494-4148, North Canton
RICHFIELD PARKS AND RECREATION
Seven weeks of day camp are scheduled this summer for ages 5-13. Children can enjoy fitness and art and enrichment programs, sports, computers, soccer, cheerleading, fencing and more. For details on dates and cost, visit the website.
S’CAMP — OLD TRAIL SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
Morning, afternoon and all-day camps are available for children through age 17 from June 9 through Aug. 8 at Old Trail School, 2315 Ira Road in Bath. The school is located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and features camps on more than 150 topics and activities. Prices depend on the activity. Lunch can be purchased by the week. Before and after care is available for an additional fee.
Phone: 330-666-1118, ext. 469
ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY SUMMER CAMPS
St. Vincent-St. Mary (STVM) High School, 15 N. Maple St. in Downtown Akron, is offering camps throughout the summer for children entering kindergarten through 12th grades. Enrichment camps include art, band, drama, Irish dance, study skills, technology and photography. Sports camps include baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball and cheerleading. Most camps will take place on the school grounds. For information regarding dates, times, rates and grade levels, call the school or visit the website.
Teens-On-Track, located at 130 N. Miller Road in Fairlawn, offers programs for teens to help them become the best person they can be. Program topics presented by clinical psychologist Sarah Ross include goal setting, time management, organization, test taking, social skills, artistic expression, future-planning, tutoring and positive attitude. Call for more details and prices.
YMCA CAMP Y-NOAH
|Shown are past campers having fun in the water at YMCA Camp Y-Noah Summer Camp.|
|Photo courtesy of Akron Area YMCA|
More Summer Camps
Calendar of Events
- The University of Akron Brass Choir’s “Home for Thanksgiving” - 11/23/2014
- Jerry McNamee book signing - 11/23/2014
- Metro Parks Book Club: “Choosing Wildness” by Claude Arbour - 11/23/2014
- Candlelight Walk - 11/23/2014
- The University of Akron Percussion Ensemble - 11/24/2014