Parent rely on summer camps to keep their kids active and learning while school is out of session. Below you’ll find a list of Summer Camps in Akron Ohio and the surrounding areas.
The guide has been newly updated with Virtual and In Person Summer camps and we will add more details as they become available.
As usual, if you know of any summer camps near Akron that aren’t listed, please submit the details and we'll get it added. Thanks!
Featured Summer Camps in Akron
Camp is on with Camp Invention!
Imaginations soar with Camp Invention® and Camp Invention Connect™! Children will spark their creativity with fun, hands-on STEM activities in a safe and healthy in-person program or from the comfort of home!
The Camp Invention® program is the only nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program for K - 6 grades that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®.
Register Early & Save! Use promo code LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 6/30).
Imaginations soar this summer with at-home and in-person camp options!
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Summer Camps
Cuyahoga Community College is pleased to offer a variety of virtual summer camp options for children ages 4-18.
Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Tri-C Summer Camps will help them discover their passions and talents.
We are excited to continue learning online with our campers this summer and look forward to joining them on campus again when it is safe to do so.
Visit tri-c.edu/summercamps to view virtual camp descriptions and register.
Classroom Antics LIVE Virtual Summer STEM Camps
Classroom Antics is very excited to announce we have added virtual camps to our wide portfolio of STEAM enrichment.
Virtual STEAM camps are live, interactive, and a great way to fuel your child’s passion for learning. With new camps being added all the time, our virtual camps are a great way to learn new tech skills or sharpen existing ones.
Register early, as there are only 5 spaces available in each camp.
Challenge Island STEAMtastic Summer Camps
Challenge Island is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of STEAM, 21st Century Skills, problem-solving adventure and a trademark STEAMbuilding experience.
Campers embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where they tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations.
Get 50% off your camp when you register with a friend or go for FREE when registering with two or more friends*!
*friends must register at regular price
Live interaction Virtual programs available!
Camps that Had to Cancel
Jr. Ranger Summer Day Camp at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
Sadly, the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center will not be running summer camps in 2020.
This includes all Junior Ranger Day Camps, and the Crooked River Exploration Camp.
Summer Camps in Akron
Absorbent Minds Montessori School Summer Camp – CANCELED
Cuyahoga Falls Campus: 130 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Tallmadge Campus: 158 North Ave., Tallmadge, OH 44278
Absorbent Minds Summer Camp is open to all past, current, and future SmarterKids and their siblings (2.5-9 years of age and fully potty-trained) across all campuses. Different themes each week. Before and After Camp Care is available each day.
Cuyahoga Falls Campus: (330) 922-8299
Tallmadge Campus: (330) 633-8299
Akron Artwork's Summer Art Adventure Camps
1720 Merriman Rd., Akron, OH 44313
Each week features a different theme, and full- and half-day options are available. All camps are facilitated by instructors and staff. Primary artwork instruction happens each morning, but campers can create all day long!
Akron Athletics Camps – CANCELED
James A Rhodes Arena, 373 Carroll St., Akron, OH 44325
The Akron Women's Basketball team is holding summer camps this June. Register on or before May 11 to receive a $30 Early Bird Registration discount. Additionally, UA employee discounts and group rates are available.
Akron Fossils & Science Center Summer Camps
2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321
Akron Fossils & Science Center offers weekly camps featuring fun themes.
(330) 665-DINO (3466)
Akron Zoo Summer Camps – REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY ON HOLD
505 Euclid Ave., Akron, OH 44307
Designed for children, basic camp activities include touring the zoo, meeting education animals up-close, talking with zoo staff, and making crafts. Activities may vary by theme.
Aurora School of Music Summer Camps
211 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
Located in Aurora, OH, the Aurora School of Music is a premier music school offering musical arts education to students of all ages in a variety of genres and styles. This summer ASM will host 4 week‐long camps: Musical Theater, Jazz, Rock and Chamber Music.
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Summer Camps
Multiple Locations in Northeast Ohio
LEGO Summer Camps with different themes held in multiple locations across Northeast Ohio (Cleveland, Medina, Akron, and Canton).
Camp Asbury – CANCELED
10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram, OH 44234
Christian Camp offering programs for boys and girls. Residential and day camp options available. Canoeing, swimming, biking, archery, low and high ropes challenge courses, giant swing, mudslide, music, art, ceramics, astronomy, nature exploration, disc golf, and hiking are favorite camp activities.
Camp Carl – CANCELED
8054 Calvin Rd., Ravenna, OH 44266
Camp Carl is celebrating 52 years of making an impact. As one of Ohio’s leading Christian camps, Camp Carl provides children with the opportunity to discover their God-given purpose and potential, experience incredible adventures, and foster relationships that could last a lifetime.
Camp Christopher – CANCELED
1930 N. Hametown Rd., Akron, OH 44333
Catholic camp for children offers Day Camp, Residential Camp Express, Residential Leadership Camp, SumFun Day Camp (for children with disabilities), Family Camp, and more. Whatever your interests are, campers enjoy challenges, try new things, expand their independence, and discover something new, and have fun!
1 (800) 296-CAMP (2267)
Camp Invention In-Person & At Home
Multiple Locations in Northeast Ohio
The Camp Invention program is the only nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program for kindergarteners through 6th graders that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This summer's program has been reinvented to include both at-home and in-person options.
Camp JCC – Shaw JCC of Akron – CANCELED
750 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320
Eleven exciting and adventurous weeks will take your camper through different time periods and places in music history. Choose the Traditional Camp experience or enjoy one of 30 specialty camps.
Camp Y-Noah / Akron Area YMCA Summer Camps
815 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Clinton, OH 44216 (and multiple locations)
YMCA Camp Y-Noah and Akron Rotary Camp offer day and overnight options for traditional and specialty camps at Camp Y-Noah, where confidence, camaraderie and all the camping craziness is set to make this the best summer ever for your child. The Akron Area YMCA also offers county-wide summer day camp programs at this branch and other locations near your home and work.
Challenge Island: Home Island Virtual STEAM Camps
Now, kids can experience the magic of Challenge Island, the world’s #1 STEAM program, from the safety and comfort of home. All virtual classes are taught live by certified Challenge Island teachers.
For the Cleveland area call 440-804-5077 or visit challenge-island.com/clevelandeast
For Summit/Medina/Stark counties call 330-217-3811 or visit challenge-island.com/summit-medina
Challenger Sports Soccer Camp: Challenger Virtual Division & Physical Camp
Challenger Sports offers a complete range of summer camps all providing quality instruction from coaches who care about your child.
(800) 878-2167, ext. 281
Childtime Learning Centers Summer Camp
Multiple Locations across Northeast Ohio
At Camp Curiosity, children will explore themes through hands-on projects, daily activities, and field trips — plus a culminating special event for the whole family!
City of Green Parks & Recreation’s Summer Day Camps – CANCELED
4224 Massillon Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
Summer Day Camps for children held at John Torok Community & Senior Center. Each week of camp features a different theme.
Classroom Antics Virtual Summer STEM Camps
Classroom Antics is offering Virtual Camps – Game Builders and Game Design – for kids 7-13 years old.
Country Life Kids Camp
7003 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH 44256
Country Life Kids Camp is a unique day camp that gives kids the opportunity to experience nature, develop their athletic abilities, learn new skills, and make meaningful new friendships.
Crown Point Ecology Center’s Summer Farm & Science Camp
3220 Ira Rd., Bath, OH 44210
Children experience Crown Point’s 115-acre Ecology Center and Farm at Summer Farm and Science Day Camp. Crown Point’s Farm and Science Day Camp is like none other with campers enjoying the vast wonder of nature, ecology, and agriculture.
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Jr. Ranger Summer Day Camp – CANCELED
3675 Oak Hill Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
Come on an outdoor adventure in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Imagine hiking through hemlock forests, exploring pond wildlife with new found friends, and listening to the roar of the Cuyahoga River.
Dance Institute of The University of Akron Summer Classes – CANCELED
Dance Institute, Guzzetta Hall 294, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Dance Institute offers classes throughout the summer.
Great Lakes Science Center: Camp Curiosity is @GLSC and @Home
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Great Lakes Science Center is offering both @Home and @GLSC camp experiences to best fit your family’s needs. Both options have been designed with your child's health and safety in mind.
InHale Day Camps for Kids – CANCELED
Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210
Explore Hale Farm & Village and take an active part in history! Each InHale Day Camp includes unique opportunities to meet the Hale residents of village and farm, with special access activities just for campers.
(330) 666-3711, ext. 1720
LifeCenter Plus Kids Summer Camp
5133 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236
Campers enjoy weekly themes and field trips, swimming, crafts, games, and more.
Mad Science Summer Camps
Multiple Locations in Northeast Ohio
Campers participate in experiments and hands-on activities that take place both inside and out each day, as well as a game and a snack that relates to each day’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) principles.
Magical Theatre Company K.I.D. Camp
Barberton High School, 555 Barber Rd., Barberton, OH 44203
Kids in Drama camps hosted by the Magical Theatre Company in Barberton.
Michaels' Camp Creativity
Michaels stores across Northeast Ohio
Explore a different theme each week. Make a new and different craft each day, as well as a camp journal to track your progress throughout the summer.
Call or visit your local Michaels store to register.
Old Trail School’s Summer Camp
2315 Ira Rd., Bath, OH 44210
Old Trail School Summer Camp offers an exciting array of specialized summer camps for every interest. Each week provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, play, and learn.
(330) 666-1118, ext. 469
Peak Potential Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities
Peak Potential Therapy, 7689 Sagamore Hills Blvd., Northfield, OH 44067
S.M.I.L.E. SUMMER CAMP™ is a therapeutic day camp designed for children with disabilities. Campers engage in structured learning activities in addition to daily field trips to generalize skills while focusing on social skills, communication, and emotional regulation. Multiple camp sessions are available. Limited to only 6 children per week.
Pinnacle Sports Summer Camp – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
313 Medina Rd., Medina, OH 44256
The Pinnacle Sports Summer Day Camp is a traditional summer camp featuring a different sports theme but the camp is so much more than just sports instruction. They also offer sport-specific camps.
Ravenna Summer Playground Camp – CANCELED
City Park, 165 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266
This all-day summer camp offers a variety of engaging activities, field trips, swimming, and more for children. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Skyhawks Virtual Sports Classes
Multiple Locations in Northeast Ohio
Skyhawks is the country's leader in providing a safe, fun, and skill-based sports experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 14.
The Nest Early Learning Center Summer Camps
The Nest Early Learning Center, located within First Christian Church, 3493 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH 44224
Summer Camps for children ages 3-5 offered during select weeks of the summer.
Think Tank to Shark Tank Youth Summer Day Camp
University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Summer day camp for youth. In this week-long summer camp, youth compete in team design challenges, applying learnings in principles of entrepreneurship and engineering, and pitch their innovations to area business leaders.
Tiger Kids Kung Fu Camp
The Teen Light Center, 3810 Ridgewood Rd., Copley, OH 44321
This camp is designed for our campers to have fun, make new friends, and learn new skills. Age-appropriate camp activities each day include themed crafts, learning about Chinese/Kung Fu culture, fun activities, learning new Kung Fu and fitness skills, and bully and stranger training. Half-day or full-day camp options are available.
Tri-C Summer Camps
Various Northeast Ohio Locations
Cuyahoga Community College Summer Camps are designed for children ages 4-18. Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Tri-C Summer Camps will help them discover their passions and talents.
(216) 987-3075, Option 1
US Baseball Academy Summer Camp
Multiple Locations in Northeast Ohio
U.S. Baseball Academy provides young players with a unique opportunity to take their game to the next level.
University of Akron Esports Online Kids Summer Camp
The University of Akron is hosting its second Esports Summer Camp – is the only camp of its kind in the entire Midwest – and they plan to deliver another great summer experience.
Weathervane Playhouse Summer Camps
1301 Weathervane Ln., Akron, OH 44313
Theater and performing arts classes for both boys and girls held in Akron, OH.
Summer Camps at Western Reserve Academy
115 College St., Hudson, OH 44236
WRA Summer Programs provide quality, fun summer experiences for children where students and campers alike strive for excellence, live with integrity, and act with compassion.
Youth Summer Camps at Western Reserve Playhouse – CANCELED
3326 Everett Rd., Bath, OH 44286
Have your student spend their summer in theatre! Each summer camp at Western Reserve Playhouse is catered for certain age groups to make them perfect for your child! Ages 3-6 will put on The Greatest Show in this circus-themed play; ages 6-12 will take a trip to Arendelle on a Frozen Jr. Adventure; and ages 13 and up will take on The Bard in an America’s Got Talent live show!
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