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Summer Camp Guide for Northeast Ohio

Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Summer Camp Guide for Northeast Ohio

With the choice and variety of summer camps available in Northeast Ohio in 2013, boredom won't be an option.

Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby.

Northeast Ohio 

Location: Perrysville
Name:  Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp
Type of camp: Religious-Christian (overnight)
Cost: Prices vary depending on type of camp.
Where: 4654 Pleasant Hill Rd. Perrysville, OH 44864
When: Camps dates range from May 31-Aug. 2.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Pleasant Hill provides a safe and exciting recreational camp program that integrates biblical truth into daily camp life and provides a week full of fun and growth that leaves a lasting positive mark on each camper that attends.
For more information call: 419-938-3715

Location: Kent
Name: SuperCamp-Senior Forum
Type of camp: Academic (overnight)
Cost: $2,995 by April 15. $3,095 after that date.
Where: Kent State University
When: Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 11.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: High school students learn strategies to build study skills, ease school stress, embrace leadership and increase test scores – including the SAT and ACT.
For more information call: (800) 285-3276

Location: Peninsula
Name:  CVEEC Summer Camp
Type of camp: Theater (overnight)
Cost: $425
Where: 3675 Oak Hill Rd 
Peninsula, OH 44264
When: Sunday, June 16-Friday, June, 21.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Children grades 4-10 can work with staff from the Magical Theatre Company to learn about voice, costumes, and even stage fighting! Spend the week rehearsing scripts, developing theatrical skills, making friends, and exploring the majestic backdrop of your national park. Day camp option is available.
For more information call: 330-657-2796 ext 100

Location: Bath
Name:  Camp Christopher
Type of camp: Religious-Catholic (overnight)
Cost: Between $275-$1,010
Where: 1930 N. Hametown Rd. Akron, OH 44333
When: Camps range from June 16-Aug. 10.
Deadline for registration: Two weeks before camp.
Details: This camp is through the Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County and offers a variety of programs for campers including horseback riding, archery and a zip line.
For more information call: 330-376-2267

Location: Chagrin Falls
Name:  Hiram House Camp
Type of camp: General variety (overnight)
Cost: $625
Where: 33775 Hiram Trl. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
When: Weekly sessions from Sunday, June 9-Friday, July 19.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Summer Overnight Camp is for boys and girls, ages 6-14 and features many overnight camp options that have plenty of outdoor activities for children of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information call: 216-831-5045

Western Pennsylvania 

Location: Hickory
Name: Camp Agape
Type of camp: Academic/Religious (overnight)
Cost: $190-$240 
Where: 72 Agape Road, Hickory, PA 15340
When: Weekly sessions from Sunday, June 23-Friday, Aug.9.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Camp Agape offers traditional camp weeks and special learning weeks for children grades 3-8.
For more information call: 724-356-2308

Location: Ligonier
Name: Ligonier Camp
Type of camp: Religious-Christian (overnight)
Cost: $180-$695
Where: 188 Macartney Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658
When: Weekly sessions from Sunday, June 16-Saturday, Aug.10.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Legionier Camp is for children ages 6-17 and offers activities and learning through the ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh.
For more information call: 724-238-6428

Location: Sugar Grove
Name:  Camp Stone
Type of camp: Religious-Jewish (overnight)
Cost: $1,725-$3,800
Where: 2145 Deer Run Road, Sugar Grove, PA 16350
When: There are several multi-week sessions.  Check the website for more details.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Camp Stone, for children grades 3-10, is an Orthodox Jewish summer camp located in Western Pennsylvania.
For more information call: 216-382-8062

Location: Springfield
Name:  Camp Fitch
Type of camp: General variety (overnight)
Cost: $320-$645
Where: 12600 Abels Road, North Springfield, PA 16430
When: There are weekly sessions from Sunday, June 16-Saturday, Aug. 3.
Deadline for registration: N/A
Details: Camp Fitch features a variety of weekly camps for children ages 6-16 including several sports and computer camps.
For more information call: 1-877-TO-FITCH

Location: University Park
Name:  Camp Adventure
Type of camp: General variety (overnight)
Cost: $430
Where: Charter Oak Road, Petersburg, PA 16669
When: July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2
Deadline for registration: June 11
Details: Camp Adventure is an outdoor, adventure-based camp for children grades 6-11 with a rock wall, hiking and more. The program is run by Penn State University.
For more information call: 814-863-1164

Local Camps (Cuyahoga, Summit County)

  • The City of Avon Lake provides summer programming for folks of all ages. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here for the Lakewood Recreation Department's assortment of summer camps slated for 2013. 
  • Here's a list of Classroom Antics technology camps happening in the Akron and Cleveland areas.
  • The Strongsville School of Rock is now taking enrollments for their three summer camp sessions being offered in June and July.
  • Looking for summer camps around Summit County? The Akron Beacon Journal has provided a wide-ranging list of programs and activities.

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