Wondering where to send your kids for summer camp this year? Or maybe if there will be summer camps this year? The 2020 Guide to Summer Camps in Northeast Ohio (newly updated with Virtual and In Person Summer camps) is for you!
Summer camps are trying to figure out how to best meet the requirements in the Responsible RestartOhio plan. Some have sadly canceled for the year. Others have gone virtual. And several are offering both in person and virtual options.
All are doing what they can to protect the health and safety of the children and families that that rely on them.
Summer camps are a great way to keep your kids active and learning while school is out of session. From Day Camps to Overnight Camps and themes for every age and interest, you're sure to find one for your kids. As usual, if you know of any summer camps in Northeast Ohio that aren’t listed, please submit the details and we'll get it added. Thanks!
Featured Camps in Northeast Ohio
Family Camp at Camp Roosevelt Firebird
Even though Camp Roosevelt-Firebird had to suspend their traditional summer camp for the 2020 season, they are still providing a way for kids (and their family!) to enjoy a relaxing getaway this summer.
Your family can safely spend time together, take part in fun camp activities, and explore the 104 acres of shoreline, forest, fields, pasture, creeks, and hills that make up Camp Roosevelt-Firebird.
For inquires call (740) 269-0137 or email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Curiosity: Summer Science Camps
Great Lakes Science Center is ready to welcome everyone back to Camp Curiosity this summer!
This year they are offering both @Home and @GLSC camp experiences for kids in grades K-8 to best fit your family’s needs.
Both options have been designed with your child's health and safety in mind.
Combine discounts to make your best value! Discounts include alumni campers, multi-week, and members.
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!
iD Tech: Virtual Tech Camps
Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect, home-based option for students ages 7-19 seeking the collaborative spirit of our on-campus programs.
Structured, weeklong sessions with 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. Curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.
5 students max per instructor, blending personalized learning and team interaction.
Save $100 with code TOGETHER as long as social distancing is in effect.
Effective Leadership Academy: Camp LEAD Online
Leaders are made, not born! Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) is excited to announce Camp LEAD Online, a virtually-delivered fun and dynamic summer experience focused on healthy competition and team collaboration.
This intensive, one-week online summer day camp engages 5th-8th grade boys and girls at a pivotal point in their development.
Only $99 for the week. Register today!
The University of Akron Online Esports Summer Camp!
The University of Akron is proud to bring you the only collegiate esports summer camp in the Midwest! Engage in esports activities at the university. This year for 2020 we are offering the camp online for only 100$ per camper! For 2021 we plan to go back to the in person camps.
- Coaches sessions with high level college gaming athletes and professional staff
- Daily Workouts
- Classes on careers in esports, IT connections and how esports functions across different careers
- Teamwork and communication classes to build positive interactions through gaming
- Introductions to new, team based games for students to engage with
- Small group settings for all classes and gameplay
- Play and participate from home!
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!
Code Ninjas Summer Camp - Unleash Your Child's Inner Ninja
Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends.
Choose from a wide variety of virtial and in-center camps available for kids ages 7-14.
From coding and game building, to various STEM activities - it's an unforgettable experience!
When: Weekly Camps run from June 15-August 14
Where: Virtual or In-Center (35650 Detroit Road Suite 102, Avon)
Make Believe Summer Camps
Children ages 5-12 are invited to spend their summer at Make Believe! They’ll run, jump, play, explore, and make friends from the minute you drop them off until the minute they leave.
- Activities include arts and crafts, reading, story time.
- Games, puzzles, special projects & even cooking experiments for kids ages 5+
- All special activities & attractions at Make Believe, lunch & snacks are included
- Flexible & convenience to meet your family’s needs with many options
Your kids won’t be bored for a second. They’ll be too busy exploring our “Ballocity” 3 Story Indoor Playground, climbing the ropes course, conquering the rock wall, mastering the Ninja Wall, letting loose with bumper cars, practicing mini bowling, playing arcade games, and battling for the laser tag championship.
Summer Camp at Beck Center for the Arts
Get creative and have fun at Beck Center!
Online camps for ages 5-19 in dance, theater, music, and visual arts.
Experience the arts in dance, music, theater and visual arts with hand-on activities and new experiences designed to advance the skills of each child participating in the camp.
Beck Center offers online classes for all abilities in creative arts therapies, music, theater, dance, and visual art while fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe online environment for all artists and audiences.
Camps that had to Cancel
Falcon Camp is Ohio's Premier Summer Camp
Due to the current situation, Falcon Camp has canceled their 2020 season.
They hope you see you back at camp in 2021!
Camp Fitch YMCA
Sadly, Camp Fitch also had to make changes to their summer program:
- All Flagship Summer Sessions, Focus Programs, and Adventure Trips are suspended in 2020.
- Virtual Summer Camp at No Charge for all registered campers
- Summer Family Programs at Camp Fitch for 2020: Stay tuned for email and Facebook announcements
- Fall 2020 and Summer 2021 Programming: Plans to continue fall and summer 2021 programming.
- Summer Camp 2021: sessions are open for registration.
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.
Spring 2020 Family Fun Guide
Summer Camps in Northeast Ohio
Summer Camps near Cleveland Ohio – Details on Summer Day Camps being held in Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, Lake County, Medina County, Ashtabula County and Geauga County.
Summer Camps near Akron Ohio – Details on Summer Day Camps being held in Summit County, Medina County and Portage County.
Summer Camps near Canton Ohio – Details on Summer Day Camps being held in Stark County, Tuscarawas County, Carroll County and Wayne County.
Summer Camps near Youngstown Ohio – Details on Summer Day Camps being held in Mahoning County, Columbiana County, and Trumbull County.
Overnight Camps in Northeast Ohio
Overnight Camps in Northeast Ohio – Details on 25+ Residential Camps located across Northeast Ohio.
As usual, if you know of any summer camps in Northeast Ohio that aren’t listed, please submit the details and we'll get it added. Thanks!