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YMCA SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS 12460 Bass Lake Road, Chardon, Ohio Program director: Mike Dutton 440-285-7543 mdutton@clevelandymca.org What is Sports Camp? YMCA Sports Camp focuses on improving sport skills through teamwork and friendly competition. There will be a variety of sports to choose from with each session lasting one week. Sports Camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sports campers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, play games, and take field trips related to the weekly sport. Activities take place at the Geauga YMCA located at 12460 Bass Lake Road. Who is Sports Camp for? Youth ages 6-12 who have interest in developing sport-specific skills, making friends and, most importantly, having fun. What is done in each camp? Each camp will have the following: skills sessions, scrimmages - games, free time, pool time, lunch, occasional movies, and miscellaneous games/activities.

second year helping to plan activities and overseeing campers and counselors. She is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher candidate and has plenty of experience working with children. Wembley’s own former ATP touring pro, Robert Janecek started playing when he was four and is excited to be involved with children’s tennis. Rob brings a lot of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to ensure the kids will have fun and learn the fundamentals of the game. Please call the Wembley Club at 440 543-8171 or email Rob at rob@wembleyclub.com.

THE VIKING STORE Legacy Village, 24703 Cedar Road Lyndhurst, OH 44124 216-381-2100 www.vikingcookingschool.com jgolski@thevikingstore.net Dance at Solon Center for the Arts.

WEMBLEY CLUB SUMMER CAMP June 18 - August 17 8345 Woodberry Blvd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 440-543-8171 www.wembleyclub.com rob@wembleyclub.com

WEST GEAUGA RECREATION COUNCIL Cedar and Chillicothe Roads (Route 306) Chester, OH 44026 www.wgrc.com

Wembley Summer Camp is a five-day-per-week, fun, diverse and engaging summer camp. Boys and girls ages 4 to 12 will participate in a dynamic camp curriculum in a small group format. One week camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Lunch is available upon request. Campers are cared for by a professional staff made up of male and female counselors. Each camper’s day consists of a variety of activities such as swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf, arts and crafts, games and field trips. Sporting will include time for instruction and participation, allowing campers to experience successes as they acquire new skills. Good sportsmanship, fair play and healthy “fun” are the goals of the Wembley Club Summer Camp — with an emphasis on fun! Ask about our pre-camp and after-camp programs. Camp Director, Abby Hudson, is a rising senior studying Elementary Education at Loyola University of Chicago. She is returning to the Wembley Club for her

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Since 1948, the West Geauga Recreation Council has been providing residents and children of the community recreation opportunities. The West Geauga Recreation Council will again host the traditional West G Day Camp for children in grades K-5 and a Middle School Camp for kids in grades 6-8. Weekly educational themes are intertwined with crafts, nature exploration, pool time, games and outdoor activities. The dates for camp this year are June 11 to Aug. 17. Other programs offered this summer by the WGRC include swimming lessons, flag football, tennis and volleyball. The camp is located next to the West Geauga Middle School/High School campus in Chester Township. Mark your calendars for the beginning of your child’s excellent summer adventure in Geauga County. For more information and to register, visit our Web site at www.wgrc.com. Registration begins in April

Cooking is cool at the Viking Cooking School! Young aspiring chefs are encouraged to learn in classes designed especially for them. If your child is gastronomically inclined and looking for a fun, creative outlet in which to expand their cooking skills, then join us for our summer classes. In addition to learning ageappropriate cooking skills, kids and teens will develop important life skills such as working as a team, kitchen safety and sanitation, nutrition, applying math and science skills to cooking, measuring mixing and whisking and developing creativity through cooking. Open up a whole new world for your child as they pursue their passion for cooking under the guidance of our skilled cooking school instructors. Kids classes are for ages 7 to 11 and are 2 hours in length. Teen classes are for ages 12 to 15 and 2-1/2 hours in length. Please visit our Web site www.vikingcookingschool.com and select the Cleveland location to find out more about our summer class offerings. Or, call us at 216-381-2100.

One Week Camps from 9:00am to 3:00pm Lunch Available upon request Five-day per week fun, diverse & engaging summer camp for boys and girls, ages 4-12. Small group format.

Swimming • Tennis • Volleyball Golf • Arts & Crafts Games • Field Trips

Please call The Wembley Club at 440.543.8171 or email Rob at rob@wembleyclub.com

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Ask about our pre camp & after camp programs Camp Director- Abby Hudson Tennis Instructor- Wembley’s own former ATP touring pro, Robert Janecek.

GOLF DOME CAMPS

SPORTS, MIGHTY MITES, GOLF, LACROSSE • ½ Day & Full Day • Full Day Camp Discount • Lunch Program Available • Golf Camps In Dome & On Course • Weekly Sign-Up 5th YEAR OF OUR LACROSSE CAMP

We Specialize In Personalized Attention! Max 6 Campers Per Instructor

8198 E. Washington St. www.thegolfdome.com

(Behind Chagrin Cinema)

440-543-1211

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Summer Camp at Wembley Club!

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Summer 2012 will be the best one yet as the Valley Art Center continues its mission to present, promote and teach visual arts in the Chagrin Valley. Check out all the creative outlets for kids, ages 4-16, starting June 17 through Aug. 4. New this year and due to the generous donation of a Master Etch Printing Press, Printmaking campers will experience printmaking first-hand from design to the actual printing. Also new this year, Drawing & Painting will be teaching the basics in both abstract and traditional subject matter. Back by popular demand, Photography Camp will teach the ins and outs of cameras and give some creative projects to help students think outside of the box. Taught by Tessa Dicker, the camp is for ages 10 and up. Taught by Kathy Vencl and Emily English, All Around Art Camp is an alltime favorite camp for those who want to explore the many mediums of art. Younger campers focus on a variety of fundamental art experiences while our older campers work on fine-tuning many art mediums. Cartooning Camp, taught by local caricature artist, Ron Hill, is only offered a couple of weeks during the summer so don’t be closed out of this VAC favorite. For ages 10 and up, students will learn how to draw cartoons starting with expressions, action, and character. If your kids are between the ages of 48, they can join Mrs. Mudd, for Prewumps and Mudwumps Pottery Camps. Prewumps will introduce students to the medium of clay and Mudwumps campers will work with the methods of coil and slab construction. In Youth & Teen Pottery Camp, Joan Rusek will teach campers, ages 9 and up, how to hand-build with clay and some cool glazing techniques. Finally, Kim Mettee, a local favorite jeweler, invites beginner and experienced students ages 8 and up to her Beading Cam. With an eclectic array of raw materials, students are encouraged to experiment and create unique pieces of “artful” jewelry. VAC also offers select classes and workshops for adults during the summer. Please check our Spring/Summer 2012 catalog or call our office for details. For more information, visit our website at www.valleyartcenter.org or contact us at 440-247-7507. Emails can be sent to office@valleyartcenter.org. The Valley Art Center is generously funded by the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 2012 SUMMER CAMPS Hunting Valley Campus 2785 SOM Center Road Shaker Heights Campus 20701 Brantley Road Contact: Debbie Linich 216-831-2200 ext. 7366 summer@us.edu www.US.edu Spend your Summer at University School! University School offers pre-K to grade 12 coed and all-boys’ day camps, sports camps and academic enrichment classes. Summer camps and programs are offered at the US campuses in Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley and are led by experienced US coaches and faculty. There is something for all ages and interests at US! Boys: The University School Boys’ Day Camp (grades K-7) and Sports

Musical Theater Workshop (camp) at Solon Center for the Arts.

Camps (grades K-12) are designed to teach skills, foster sportsmanship, build confidence, and create lasting friendships. The Boys’ Day Camp is well-recognized for its traditional programs in athletics, woodshop, appreciation of the outdoors, and exciting field trips! New Boys’ Pre-K Camp in partnership with the Great Lakes Science Center. Pre-K boys can enjoy a mini-version of the popular US Boys’ Day camp. Enjoy 1, 2 or 3 weeks of age-appropriate, theme-based activities focused on science, robotics/Legos, music, and more. Specialized and competitive boys’ sports camps include soccer, lacrosse, football and much more. Campers will enjoy the state-of-the art athletic facilities on our Hunting Valley campus under the guidance of US coaches. Grouped according to age and skill level, University School Sports Camps are a great place for student-athletes looking to improve their skills, make new friends, and have fun! Coed: A number of coed camps and programs are offered at University School. Biz Wiz Young Entrepreneur Camp, Junior Scholars, Space Camp, and more are available for boys and girls entering grades 3-10. Students entering grades 8-12 can register for Academic Enrichment courses taught by our US faculty. Writing, math, foreign language review, ACT/SAT review, and more are offered at our US Shaker campus. Spaces are limited. Visit www.US.edu for complete program listings and to register. For additional information contact Debbie Linich at 216-831-2200, ext. 7366 or summer@us.edu. STUDIO J ACADEMY OF DANCE 23945 Mercantile Rd., Ste. M Beachwood, OH 44122 216-292-2720 Jennifer@dance5678.net www.studiojdance.com Studio J Academy of Dance makes it a point to teach proper technique to area dance enthusiasts. In fact, the studio considers ballet the foundation for all other dance forms. The Beachwood based studio has been in business for 10 years and teaches classical ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary for students ages 3 through adult. Studio J also offers creative dance classes to kids ages 18months-2 1/2 years old. These students learn locomotion and coordination skills that help them develop their motor skills for future activities. Its early childhood program gives young dancers ages 3-9, the understanding of proper technique and an appreciation for the art of dance in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere. Beginning at age 9, however, students can be recommended into the studio’s pre-professional program, in which dancers are encouraged to develop their imagination, minds and bodies. The studio also holds auditions every May for their dance team which competes four times a year and attends two conventions. This is for the dancer that would like to take their dancing and performing to another level of commitment Jennifer and her staff strive to give the best instruction with the highest level of praise and encouragement. Please join Studio J this summer for our July Intensive and our creative children’s camps with fun and exciting themes that the children can connect with and let their maginations and bodies explore through the movement of dance. Visit www.studiojdance.com.

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For boys ages 7-12

For girls 8-12 Daily horseback riding lessons!

www.redoakcamp.org What are you doing this summer?

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VALLEY ART CENTER 155 Bell Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 440-247-7507 Fax: 440-247-5803

Co-ed overnight travel camp

Summer camp programs for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 • Spring and fall riding lessons Email: redoakcamp@redoakcamp.org • Phone 440-256-0176


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Strike Force Baseball Academy of Solon will be holding a series of three day Baseball Camps during the summer months. The Baseball Camps will be held in Twinsburg at the Liberty Park baseball fields. If there is inclement weather camp will be held at the Strike Force Baseball Academy indoor training facility in Solon. The indoor training facility has four automated batting cages for baseball and fast pitch softball and seven training tunnels. The comprehensive camp program will be conducted by the Strike Force Baseball Academy team of professional instructors as well as local high school and collegiate players. The Strike Force staff has many years of experience training and coaching all age and skill levels. A typical camp day will include proper baseball sport-specific warm up techniques, group skill training, individual skill training, and game play. Campers will be grouped according to age and skill level to maximize player development for all participants. Each day players will go through a series of stations that will focus on hitting, throwing, catching, fielding, pitching, base running, and, performance training. Players will leave camp each day with drills that they can do at home to help them reach their maximum potential. Strike Force Baseball Academy of Solon train baseball/softball players all year round. Let their team of professional instructors take your player to the next level. The Strike Force motto is: “The Best Get Better Everyday.” For additional training opportunities, call 440-248-4487 or check them out on the Web at www.strikeforce-baseball.com. Strike Force Summer Baseball Skills Camps: Session 1 is June 11-13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session 2 is July 9-11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All sessions will be held at Liberty Park in Twinsburg. Cost $100 for members and $125 for non-members per session. Instructors include: Rich Conklin, Thomas Pfuas, Casey Wilson, Brian Chad, Brad Martin and Ken Wilson.

SOLON JEWISH PRESCHOOL 5570 Harper Road Solon, OH 44139 440-248-7766 Director: Moira Levinsohn moira@solonchabad.com www.solonjewishpreschool.com The Solon Jewish Preschool, “Step Up To Quality” award winner offers a fun-filled six-week summer camp program from June 18 through July 27. The program includes developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities for preschool children ages 2 to 5, plus a variety of “Mom and Me” programs for toddlers. Mystery guests, nature walks, wading pools, water play, as well as art, music, a weekly Shabbat party and much more are planned in fully air-conditioned classrooms. Children have access to a wonderful indoor large muscle room and a variety of outdoor activities are planned daily in the outside play area. The spacious newly constructed playground is located in the fenced-in play area with an adjacent extended area that enables the preschoolers to ride their cars and tricycles. Mommy and Me offers a variety of programs for ages 12 to 24 months. These are one-hour classes to introduce you and your child to a typical, lightly structured preschool schedule in a funfilled environment. Toddling Tots together with mom or another adult for ages 22 to 30 months. This is a 1 1/2 hour, Mom and Me program designed to spend quality time with your toddler. The quality is provided and you provide the time. Your child will enjoy art, music, and handson activities, all in a lightly structured environment, with the comfort of parent on hand. Tiny Twos for ages 2 to 3 years is a first time separation class for two hours twice a week. This should be an exciting opportunity to focus on a gradual firsttime separation. Thrilling Threes for ages 3 to 4 years presents countless opportunities for your child to experiment, learn and practice social skills in a warm and loving manner. Funtastic Fours for ages 4 to 5 years is a fun-filled, developmentally appropriate summer preschool program,

including many hands-on outdoor activities. Exciting visits will be scheduled each week from a variety of early childhood specialists. The Solon Jewish Preschool is a warm, safe and nurturing environment, where teachers are able to give each child the individual attention, and parents are encouraged to stay. Parents may leave if the child is comfortable and ready to separate.

SUMMER ARTS CAMPS AT SOLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Executive Director: Karen L. Prasser 440-337-1403 kprasser@solonohio.org Solon Center for the Arts offers more than 18 exciting camps in music, theater, dance and art for kids ages 3 to 18 beginning June 11, 2012. Each week’s camp session is different and is created to cover basic skills and techniques, while encouraging creativity and further developing each student’s talents and abilities. For the tiniest talents, SCA offers Lil’ Music, Lil’ Art and Lil’ Theater Camps for pre-school students (ages 3 to 5). New this summer is the Lil’ Combo Camp combining music, art and movement. To explore just dance, try Kinderdance (ages 3 to 6). Students grades 1 through 7 can participate in Theater, Art and Beginner Dance Camps. Each session is one week long. Montage Art Camps are two-week sessions and include music, theater, dance and art. SCA Musical Theater Workshop Camp is five weeks long ending with a performance of a musical. Teens ages 12 through 18 are invited to expand their knowledge at a variety of one-week SCA Dance Intensives including musical theater, ballet/contemporary, jazz/modern and choreography. Also offered is the five-week Acting for the Theater class that will provide experiences with character development and acting techniques. New this summer, SCA will be offering an ‘all-day’ camping experience Mondays through Thursdays until 6 p.m. at a discounted fee. Register for Theater and Art Camp and stay at the Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to register before March 16 and save $5 to $10, call 440-337-1400 or www.solonarts.org.

SCHNEIDER SADDLERY 8255 East Washington Street Bainbridge, OH 44023 440-543-2700 800-365-1311 Are you planning to attend or do you know someone planning on attending a riding camp? Schneider Saddlery is the place to find all of your equestrian needs! One of the largest equestrian retailers in the world, Schneider’s offers more than 4,000 products to accommodate everyone’s budget, from summer campers to Olympic riders. Come and visit their showroom at 8255 East Washington St. and allow their knowledgeable staff to help you find all of the essentials on your camp shopping list. Riding helmets are a necessity for safety and you can find them at Schneider’s starting at just $24.95. Riding boots with a heel, Western or English, keep your feet in the stirrups. Schneider’s has them starting at $29.95. Riding pants, jeans, breeches or halfchaps aid in preventing chafing on the rider’s legs from movement in the saddle and both gloves and proper socks help to prevent blisters. You can find great savings on all of these items when you stop in. Schneider Saddlery remains a family-owned business since 1949 when Milton Schneider founded it. Now Milt’s two sons, Donald and Stanley Schneider strive to provide high quality equestrian products and unbeatable prices. In addition to the riding supplies, Schneider’s offers a variety of casual wear and gifts for children as well as adults. You don’t have to be an equestrian to shop at Schneider’s, but you’ll wish you were. Store hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GRAND RIVER ACADEMY SUMMER 2012 Earn Full Academic Credit in a Summer Camp Environment

June 24, 2012 through August 3, 2012 Grades 9 through 12 Five-Day and Seven-Day Boarding Programs • Make up Lost Credits • Strengthen a Subject Area • Ohio Graduation Test Prep • Improve a Grade • SAT/ACT Prep • International Program

3042 College Street | Austinburg, Ohio 44010 P: (440) 275-2811 | F: (440) 275-1825 E-mail: academy@grandriver.org • www.grandriver.org

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STRIKE FORCE BASEBALL ACADEMY 6565 Davis Industrial Parkway Ste. U Solon, OH 44139 440-248-4487 www.StrikeForce-Baseball.com


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PARK DAY CAMP 27500 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike Director: Michael Rubin 440-543-8802 Fax: 216-321-0639 www.parksyn.org Park Day Camp opens its 70th camp season in its convenient 28-acre Pepper Pike campus on June 18. Park offers 4-, 6- and 8-week sessions for children entering kindergarten through grade 6. Our program offers daily free swim and instruction, Judaics, sports, arts and crafts, music and nature activities. Camp activities easily move indoors in case of inclement weather. Daily kosher lunch and afternoon snack are included. Extended day options are available.

ORANGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION & RECREATION PRESENTS 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 216-831-8601 www.orangerec.org

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Excitement is on the horizon this summer as Orange Community Education & Recreation presents the Cleveland area’s most exciting summer camps featuring a wide variety of day camps, enrichment camps, and sports camps for campers from toddlers to teens. All camps are close to home on the Orange Schools campus. Registration for summer camps for Orange School district residents begins Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spring/Summer Registration Fair in the Pepper Pike Learning Center. A payment plan is available for all camps priced $99 or more if registering on March 10 or March 12. Residents can receive a $100 discount when registering for both 3-week camp sessions at the same time and before April 13. Registration continues through Friday, May 25 at the Pepper Pike Learning Center, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp for Preschoolers offers a fun and creative learning environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day and half day camps are available 3, 4, or 5 days per week. Extended camp is also available. Enrichment camps are also available. Campers entering kindergarten and those currently in grades K-6 can enjoy three levels of fun and adventure in Orange Lions Camp. Two three-week sessions of camp run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers will enjoy a positive environment with exciting age-appropriate activities. Students currently in grades 7-8 can apply for the Lions Camp Counselor-In-

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Summer campers enjoy cool ice cream treats at Hiram House Camp. Training program where they will learn about responsibility, teamwork, safety, and the best child supervision techniques. Campers who dream of being on stage will enjoy a summer in the spotlight while singing, acting, dancing and having lots of fun in Stagecrafters Theatre Camps. In addition to the 3-week camps, new one-week enrichment camps are available one week prior to the start of summer camp and the week following summer camp including Sew Awesome! Design Camp the week of June 11 and You, Me and Glee the week of July 30. Campers currently in 8th grade can join the Stagecrafters Understudy Program for Counselors in Training. Understudies will obtain teaching skills, CPR training and certifications and will be active in the regular camp day. Future athletes can experience sportsmanship, build self-confidence, and increase their skills and fitness by joining Recreation’s Sports Camps. Both boys and girls can register except where noted. Campers currently in grades K-4 can join Jump Start Sports Day Camp. World soccer comes to the Orange campus with the new Challenger Sports Soccer Camps and British Soccer and Tetrabrazil Soccer for campers currently in grades 3-8. Additional one-week camps include Cheerleading Camp, Tennis Camp, Football Camp, Karate Training Camp, and Elite Soccer Camp. The Open Door Extended Camp program provides before- and after-care for

campers in kindergarten through 5th grade. Campers can also enjoy a wide variety of Seriously Fun Enrichment Camps for future magicians, music video enthusiasts, budding model-builders and computer techies. While excitement heats up the Orange Schools campus this summer, the whole family can enjoy the Outdoor Leisure Pool, opening June 7. Pool Passes go on sale during the Camp Registration Fair. For complete details see the Orange Summer Camp brochure available at the Pepper Pike Learning Center, local libraries, and online at www.orangerec.com . For additional information, call 216-831-8601.

THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT University Circle 11125 Magnolia Drive Cleveland, OH 44106 216-421-5806 www.themusicsettlement.org Offering a variety of arts-rich camps, The Music Settlement in University Circle provides enrichment opportunities for all children ages 5 to 18. Our full line of summer offerings includes Music Builders, a four-week arts-enriched camp for children ages 5 to 12 who like to sing, dance and play! Through music, dance, art, drama, food and literature, campers will explore cultures from around the world.

Back by demand is our Musical Theatre Camp. This two-week camp is an exciting place for children to imagine, create and explore the facets of putting together a musical. Inclusion and self-contained tracks provide arts experiences for children with special needs. Piano Camp is designed to give children ages 9 to 16, with two years of playing experience, the opportunity for study in an intensive two-week session. Summer also offers options in our Suzuki Camp and Introduction to Suzuki. Both programs are for students interested in an intensive week of instruction, motivation and fun! Jazz Camp is a two-week, intensive camp providing students the opportunity to participate in a variety of ensembles culminating in a fun, family performance. Chamber Music, Brass & Wind and Intro to Instruments Camps offer even more variety for your camper to explore music. We are offering online registration for the first time this year. Register online before April 1 and receive a 10 percent discount! Visit www.TheMusicSettlement.org for camp dates and to register. Returning camper registration starts Jan. 23. Open registration starts Feb. 1. Spend your summer at The Music Settlement.

MAYPINE FARM 32700 White Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44094 440-944-3652 www.maypinefarm.com Maypine Farm’s camp program is a fun filled approach to horsemanship. There are daily mounted lessons, lessons in groundwork and games on horseback. The ground lessons cover the basics of feeding, cleaning, grooming, health care and show preparation. There are exciting activities such as horse painting contests, watching the farrier and vets do their jobs, and weekly grooming contests. We also schedule field trips to local horse show events, pony farms, and vet clinics. Maypine Farm has built a national reputation for the highest level of performance in the show ring. We have produced The Maclay National Junior Champion, the USEF Medal Champion and The Young Riders Gold Medal in jumping, the premier national junior titles. This level of performance guides our teaching while still maintaining a focus on fun and learning in a safe environment. Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with after camp supervision available. Camp begins the week of June 11.


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Summer at Laurel 2012 (June 4August 10), for children in Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12, features popular recreational, leadership, theater, sports and academic camps at its Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights and at its 140-acre outdoor Butler Campus in Russell Township. Most of the programs offer the flexibility to register for one-week sessions to accommodate family vacations! Returning favorites include: the Gator Train Camp for the youngest campers; The Magic Tree House Camp at the Butler Campus for first and second graders; and the Daring Camp for Girls and Boys in grades 3 and 4. New this year is Championship Soccer (one week) where children in K-Grade 8 will learn individual skills and team tactics from Laurel’s 2011 Soccer State Runnerup staff and team and Dennis Weyn, Director of the Ohio Premier Soccer Club. Also new, the one-week Summer Languages Institute which introduces children in grades 3-5 to Chinese, French or Spanish. Don’t be shut-out of our two girlsonly programs, GLEE (grades 3 and 4) and Channel 56: Girls only (grades 5 and 6). Love the stage? You’ll love Shakespeare Rocks or the Laurel Summer Theater Intensive. In addition to our speech and debate camp, high schoolers can get academic credit in speech or take an SAT prep class. And Laurel partners again as a site for the Great Lakes Science Center’s weekly camps. Register online at www.LaurelSchool.org/Summer by April 1 for a 5% discount. For more information, contact Summer at Laurel Director Melissa Curtis at 216-455-0154 or Summer@LaurelSchool.org HIRAM HOUSE CAMP Ohio’s Oldest Camp — Enriching the Lives of Children Since 1896 33775 Hiram Trail Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 216-831-5045 www.hiramhousecamp.org. Join us for summer fun at Hiram House Summer Camp for boys and girls! Enjoy hands-on outdoor adventures, open new horizons and create great memories that last a lifetime, all amid 172 wooded acres in Ohio’s scenic Chagrin Valley. Camps include: Junior Day Camp, June 11 to July 27, ages 5-6; Day Camp, June 11 to July 27, ages 6-11; Overnight Camp, June 10 to July 20, ages 6-14. Horseback Riding and Adventure Camp, July 30 to August 3 and August 6 to 10, ages 7-14. Two- and one-week sessions are available for Summer Day and Junior Day Camps. One-week sessions are offered for Summer Overnight Camp and Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp. Summer campers participate in a variety of exciting activities weekly, including swimming, archery, boating, fishing, hiking, exploring, orienteering and outdoor skills, challenge, teambuilding, crafts, wildlife and environmental studies, performing arts and

theme days. New for 2012 a High Ropes course has been added to our Team-building & Adventure program. Summer campers will use high ropes, low ropes or climbing tower, depending upon their age group. (These facilities are also available to adult and youth groups for teambuilding programs and retreats.) The Alpine Climbing Tower and Western Horseback Riding are also included in all day and overnight camp sessions. The farmstead and garden, featuring baby farm animals, are also included for all day, junior day and overnight campers. Our newly-built farmstead barn will be open this season. The popular Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp will be offered at our Double H Ranch Riding Center. In addition to daily horseback riding lessons, a different interactive activity is featured each day. Register now for best selection! Enrollment is on a first-come basis. All 2012 enrollments include preferred preregistration for next year as well. New this year, register and pay online by credit card. For more information, call 216-831-5045 or visit hiramhousecamp.org. HAWKEN SUMMER PROGRAMS Gates Mills and Lyndhurst 440-423-2940 www.hawken.edu/summer There’s something for everyone at Hawken Summer Programs. Hawken Day Camps, established in 1929, have a long history of providing some of the best summer enrichment opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Children both young and old can choose from a variety of exciting, wholesome and challenging activities led by experienced professional educators and coaches. While your child is enjoying his or her summer experience, you’ll take comfort knowing that he or she will be in a safe, nurturing environment and provided with daily hot lunches. Optional transportation and pre- and after-care services are available. Passport Camps offer children of all ages unique one- or two-week opportunities to explore, create, learn, and have fun. These camps are specifically designed to foster imagination and curiosity while developing new skills. Children looking for a variety of experiences over the course of the summer can piece together a full summer of fun tailored to their interests or simply enjoy the excitement of a one-week adventure. In addition to daily activities, full-day campers enjoy hot, wellbalanced lunches. Hawken Summer Studies is a sixweek summer program of credit, review, preview and enrichment classes for students entering grades 6-12. Classes will be held at Hawken’s Upper School campus in Gates Mills, with offerings in mathematics, writing, reading, Spanish, academic competition and health studies. The Summer Studies program is open to students from both public and private schools. Come join the fun! Camps run at varying intervals between June 4 and August 10. For more information, contact summerprograms@hawken.edu, 440-4232940, or www.hawken.edu/summer.

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Hiram House has added a new High Ropes Course to its Adventure Center! Teambuilding programs on the High Ropes Course are also available to youth or adult groups as part of Summer Camps and Group Retreats.

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AGES 3-9 YEARS • JUNE 11TH-AUGUST 17TH The exceptional summer program at The Goddard School® includes: Extended Hours 7:00am-6:00pm • One Week Sessions Available Mini Camps for School Age Campers • Splash Days Literature and Language • Music and Movement Science and Nature • Special Visitors • Sports and Games FREE REGISTRATION!* CHAGRIN FALLS 440-543-2889 www.goddardschool.com Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. *Offer valid for new Goddard families at the above location only. Some program restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. © Goddard Systems, Inc. 2008

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HATHAWAY BROWN SCHOOL Shaker Heights, OH June 18 – August 17 216-320-8085 www.hb.edu/summer Director: Siva Grossman sgrossman@hb.edu At Hathaway Brown, the fun doesn’t stop when the school year ends. Girls and boys from all over Northeast Ohio come to Shaker Heights to experience a wide array of sports, academic, adventure, and enrichment camps throughout the summer months. Broad Horizons, HB’s flagship day camp, taps into the natural energy and creativity of young girls. Campers in grades K-8 learn and engage with each other through a variety of fun activities. A special coed Broad Horizons Beginner camp also is available for 3- to 4-yearolds. Leading for Life gives middle school girls a chance to kayak, fly fish, orienteer, and spend time on HB’s very own high ropes course. The Earthy Girls Summer Adventure brings campers to Squire Valleevue Farm to explore ecosystems, grow and harvest their own food. Superstart helps primary school students brush up on their math, reading, and foreign language skills. Summer studies allows high school students to earn credit in chemistry, history, algebra, art, and more. Girls in grades 1-12 learn fundamentals and improve their skills in basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, or tennis. At the Funutation Tek Labs, boys and girls ages 8-11 try 2D and 3D Video Game Design. And the Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory offers coed acting classes for all ages. Many campers may choose to add on professional tennis lessons, or take swimming lessons in HB’s state-of-

the-art natatorium. Visit www.hb.edu/summer or call 216-320-8085 to learn more and register today. Movement class at Solon Center for the Arts.

GREAT SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMPS Presented by Great Lakes Science Center At Laurel School 216-694-2000 www.GreatScience.com Great Lakes Science Center will once again bring its Great Summer Science Day Camps to Laurel School beginning June 11. Geared toward children in grades K-8, these week-long camps offer scientific exploration and plenty of hands-on fun. Camp content is designed according to age level to ensure a high quality experience, with 25 different camp themes from which to choose. The littlest campers in grades K-1 can learn about reptiles, amphibians and mammals in Claws, Paws and Jaws; learn how boats float in Pirate Adventure; build objects that fly, spin and wobble in Gadgets and Gizmos and more. Second and third graders can practice their building skills with LEGO: Ultimate Builder; make lip balm, nail polish and bath fizzes in Girls Only: Science That Sparkles; create and test potions with Wizard Science and more. Fourth and fifth graders can examine the anatomy of fish and amphibians in Dissection Discovery; discover the biology and chemistry behind belches, boogers and blisters in Gross Out; learn practical and fun skills in Survival Science and more. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders can challenge popular myths in Busted! Myth Meets Science; explore hurricanes, blizzards and tornadoes in

Wicked Weather; experiment with tasty kitchen chemistry in Edible Science and more. Great Lakes Science Center’s summer camps at Laurel School run June 11 Aug. 3. Summer camps will also be offered at the Science Center’s downtown location June 11 - Aug. 17. For camp details and registration, visit GreatScience.com. GRANTWOOD GOLF COURSE 38855 Aurora Road Solon, Ohio 44139 440-248-4646 Contact: Andy Wolfe awolfe@solonohio.org www.grantwoodgolf.com The golf camps at Grantwood, in Solon, provide a safe and fun atmosphere for juniors of all skill levels to play golf, build friendships and create lifelong memories. Golf camps are staffed by instructors who focus on all important aspects of the game including putting, chipping, full swing, course management and rules and etiquette.

Registration fee includes all golf fees, range balls, refreshments, lunch, prizes and more! This is a great opportunity for the aspiring, avid junior golfer to learn many new skills to improve scores and enhance their enjoyment of the game. There will be four weeks of Junior Camp for ages 10-16: June 19-22, July 913, July 23-27, and Aug. 6-10. An additional High School Tour Camp will be offered July 30 - Aug. 3. This camp will focus on students in/or entering high school looking to try out for their school team. Grantwood will also offer spring, summer and fall clinics throughout the year for children as well as adults. Spring clinics will begin Tues., May 1, 2012 and run through Sat., June 9, 2012. Summer clinics will run from July 10, 2012 through Aug. 18, 2012. Fall clinics run from September 4 through October 13, 2012. To register simply contact Andy Wolfe at Grantwood Golf Course, 440248-4646 or email to awolfe@solonohio.org or online at www.grantwoodgolf.com.

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THE GRAND RIVER ACADEMY 3042 College St. Austinburg, OH 44010 440-275-2811 x225 Fax: 440-275-1825 www.grandriver.org The Grand River Academy is an allboys college preparatory boarding school located on a 150-acre campus in Austinburg, Ohio. The Academy works best with students who are not working to their potential and those who work best in small classes, structure, and individual academic support. In selecting students for admission, the Academy is not primarily concerned with past academic performance, but with the student’s ability to succeed in a college-preparatory environment. College acceptance is a requirement for graduation. Grand River Academy offers an average class size of seven with a student to teacher ratio of six to one. The academy offers ten interscholastic sports which include football, soccer, golf, cross country, basketball, wrestling, bowling, tennis, baseball, and lacrosse. Weekends are planned so that students can go to malls, movies, sporting events, dances, and other activities. Students can also spend time in the newly constructed Bud Field Student Center, which houses a café, movie room, music room, and a large game room. This summer, students can earn full academic credit in a summer camp environment. Five- and seven-day boarding programs are available for grades 9-12. Students may make up lost credits, strengthen a subject area, prep for the Ohio graduation test or SAT/ACT tests or be part of an international program. Camp runs June 24 through Aug. 3. GILMOUR DAY CAMPS 34001 Cedar Road Gates Mills, OH 44040 440-684-4580 www.gilmour.org An action-filled summer awaits you at Gilmour Camps! From sports to film production, baking to drama, digital

Acting for Theater Workshop Camp at Solon Center for the Arts.

THE GOLF DOME 8198 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 440-543-1211 www.thegolfdome.com Contact: David Herr Boys and girls ages 5-13 have fun and learn the fundamentals of different sports at the Golf Dome’s premier entertainment complex. The facilities include an indoor driving range, batting cages, practice field, soccer cage, miniature golf and outdoor golf short game area. Campers can choose from a variety of different half-day or full-day camps including: all sports, Mighty Mites, golf, and lacrosse. Our flexible sign up policy lets campers sign up by the week. The Full Day Camp Bonus allows campers to combine half-day camps to create a full-day camp. All Golf Dome camps provide personalized instruction with a maximum of six campers per instructor and a limit of 18 campers per camp. Our Counselors lead campers in a series of fun drills and organized play situations that emphasize fun and sportsmanship. Our Lacrosse camp teaches the basic fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in our area. Our Sports camp is a fun combination of golf, baseball, soccer, basketball and more. Mighty Mites Sports camp is designed specifically for 5- and 6-yearolds. All the games and activities focus on hand-eye co-ordination, balance and agility. Our Golf Camps are for all levels of golfers, and are divided into novice, intermediate and cub camp. Novice and individual camps feature instruction and drills at the Dome followed by oncourse play at Tangelwood National Golf Club. Our Tiger Cubs Golf Camp is specifically designed for our 5- and 6-year-old aspiring golfers and focuses on learning the basic fundamentals. Registration is now being accepted for all of our camps, call 440-543-1211.

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“Opening New Horizons for Youth Since 1896” Ohio’s Oldest Camp – Beautiful in all Seasons! 172 acres in Ohio’s scenic Chagrin Valley Woods, Streams, Ponds, Meadows, Wildlife SUMMER CAMPS • SCHOOL CAMPS • GROUP RETREATS Summer Jr. Day Camp (5-6 yrs.) & Summer Day Camp (6-11 yrs.) June 11 – July 27 Summer Horseback Riding & Adventure Camp (7-14 yrs.) July 30 – Aug. 3 & Aug. 6-10 Summer Overnight Camp (6-14 yrs.) June 10 – July 20 EXPERIENCE PIONEER & NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS! Western Frontier Fort • Log Cabins • 1890’s Fire Station • Double H Ranch • Nature Center Train Station & Caboose • Treehouse • Swimming Pool • & More! DISCOVER EXCITING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES! NEW! High Ropes! • Archery • Boating • Camp Crafts • Challenge Climbing Tower • Exploring • Farmstead • Fishing • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Orienteering Swimming • Teambuilding • Wildlife & Environmental Studies • Special Theme Days & more! Hiram House Camp • 33775 Hiram Trail • Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 Register online or call! • (216) 831-5045 • www.hiramhousecamp.org

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It’s a summer full of fun and learning at The Goddard School in Chagrin Falls. Our friends ages 3 to 9 years old enjoy oodles of fun while learning in our safe and nurturing state-of-the-art environment. Our dedicated teachers and exciting visitors encourage exploration and learning as our friends participate in visits from magicians, a Jungle Safari, and The Bubble Lady. Our Goddard friends enjoy interactive classes with our physical fitness instructors including tennis, soccer, rock wall climbing, and a Korean martial arts session with Kuk Sul Do. Field trips for our friends ages 5 and older are included. Our friends also enjoy gathering outdoors for summer cookout picnics, and every Friday is Splash Day here at The Goddard School. New this year for school-age campers ... mini camps with themes including Crazy Mixed Up Science, Bon Appetit Cooking, Make That! Art Exploration, and Back-to-School Boot Camp. These specialty weeklong camps are available for select weeks June 18 - Aug. 10. Please contact our directors at 440543-2889 for registration information and a detailed schedule of events. The Goddard School Chagrin Falls Summer Camp operates June 11 through August 17 and includes flexible weekly scheduling options and extended camp hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exceptional learning programs are also available for young campers ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Register before April 1, 2012 to receive a camp tuition discount. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

music to jewelry making and comic book design, Gilmour Camps have something for everyone! The facilities on campus are second to none with a state-of-the-art natatorium featuring an 8-lane pool and a learning pool for younger swimmers plus two NHL-size ice rinks and playing fields for all sports. Our Preschool Camp will delight children ages 3-5 as they celebrate our great state of Ohio and all that it has to offer. Campers will find excitement and educational adventure through changing weekly Ohio themes that will have them dancing, interacting with animals, rocking out to music and parading through Ohio Parks. They will thrive through extensive physical activity: tennis, tae kwon do and swimming! Day and weekly camps offer opportunities and excursions for ages 5-14. Whether you are looking for sports, arts or entertainment the day camp is for your child! Campers will learn to skate in our hockey rinks; bat a home run, and master basketball and soccer. Gilmour’s 144-acre campus is perfect for picnics and games where weekly and half-day campers will learn film production and digital music making, make jewelry, perform a dramatic role, create masterpieces in the kitchen, design a comic book and become a Lego® engineer! Sports and Hockey Camps for ages 418 will provide a positive and enthusiastic environment for campers to build confidence and develop their skills. Find out about Gilmour’s before- and after-camp care programs. For information about our camps call 440-684-4580 or visit us at www.gilmour.org.

Join us for a summer rich with tradition and filled with swimming, arts & crafts, sports, music and more! • 4, 6 and 8 week sessions for children K-6th grade! • Great location with private Swimming Pool used only by Park Day Camp! • Hot kosher lunch and snacks provided daily!

Kids Are Our Business! Call Park Day Camp Director, Mike Rubin at 440-543-8802 or visit our website at www.parksyn.org

Park Day Camp affiliated with The Park Synagogue 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike

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From the littlest campers at age three through high school grads, The Fine Arts Association has theatre, art and music camps perfect for creative kids who want to try new experiences and make new friends. Young people who love to perform will want to attend The Fine Arts Association’s 2012 Theatre Arts Camp (TAC). This three-days-per-week camp is for grades 3-12. The six-week program teaches campers the theatrical aspects of music, dance, theatre and art, with an understanding of how they all interrelate. A fully-staged theatrical production (“Big Trouble in Little Fabletown”) is presented the final weekend of camp. Camp size is limited for personal attention from highly skilled, trained artist teachers. Kids in grades K-2 now have their own Theatre Arts Camp Jr. This camp is a perfect introduction to the art of theatre with experiences especially designed for this age group. This camp culminates with a Sharing Day performance that shares what campers learned. The Young Actors Ensemble (YAE) is for students in grades 9-12 and 2012 high school grads. This two-days-perweek more intensive summer theatre experience focuses on collaboration, creativity and professionalism as students learn acting, movement and vocal techniques. A Showcase Performance takes place the final evening of class. Check out all of FAA’s Summer

Camps, classes and workshops. To receive a camp brochure and a class catalog with complete offerings in music, visual art, theatre, dance and music therapy, call 440-951-7500, ext. 104.

FIELDSTONE FARM THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER P.O. Box 23129 (mail only) 16497 Snyder Road Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 440-708-0013 Fax: 440-708-0029 www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com Executive Director: Lynnette Stuart Development Director: Maureen Foster PR/Events Specialist: Nancy Markle Through the magic of horses you can give your child memories to last a lifetime at one of our theme summer camps. Campers will enjoy daily riding or carriage driving lessons, arts and crafts, exciting demonstrations and hands-on-horse play. Our fun-filled camps celebrate personal strengths, horses and horse time are highly prized and lasting friendships are fostered. Camp is fully integrated and open to campers of all abilities to maximize the experience for everyone. This year we are pleased to offer a unique range of camps for various age groups from pre-K to grade 12. Each week has a different horse-related theme that we’ll explore with great enthusiasm. Be sure to sign up for more than one week! Choose from “Hot!Hot!Hot!”, which includes riding, fishing in the pond, water relays and more water fun or “Driving Me Crazy” where campers will learn to drive a carriage, just to name a few. Fieldstone Farm is located just outside Chagrin Falls on Snyder Road. Call 440-708-0013 or visit www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com for more information on summer camp and other year round programs.

FALCON HORSE LOVER CAMP Carrollton OH 216-991-2489 800-837-CAMP HorseCamp@FalconCamp.com www.FalconCamp.com Horses! Horses! Horses! are what you get at Falcon Horse Lover Camp. In this unique program, you receive “your own horse” and literally eat, sleep and breathe horses all day, every day. Girls only, ages 11-15, are accepted from the beginner level up to the accomplished intermediate level. The week-long camps run from June 17 to Aug. 11. A private resident camp located on Leesville Lake in Carrollton, Ohio, Falcon is only 85 miles south of Cleveland. Horse Lover’s Camp has very limited enrollment with two rings and miles of trails, so there is plenty of room for individual instruction and group lessons. From the first feeding in the morning until dark, activities surround horses. Campers ride about four hours a day with excellent horses and instructors. Ring lessons, trail rides, cross country and fun games are all part of the week. Instruction in basic skills, all gaits, horsemanship, equitation, stable management, first aid and horse health, safety, ground lessons, guest speakers and more. This program is truly designed for horse lovers who already have some basic skills and awareness. Swimming and waterfront programs are included each day. On the last day of camp, there is a mini-clinic for the family to observe. A video is made for each camper over the course of the week so the total horsemanship experience can be reviewed at home. Horse Lovers Camp helps the basic beginner to the advanced rider. References are available and the camp has been ACA accredited since 1959. Call 800-837-CAMP for more information.

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Now in our 6th year FitGirl was designed to empower girls by effectively teaching ‘take away’ tools that develop personal responsibility for a healthy lifestyle! FitGirl Camp features time-tested, original ideas that maximize participation and involvement! Every girl ‘fits’ at FitGirl! Certified teachers and trained specialists rotate small groups during action-packed educational games that show girls a variety of activities that are lifelong and rewarding! Dieticians offer resources such as ‘lunch links’ and healthy meals for everyone to try and share! Lunch and Learn Concepts are built right into the fun during snactivities. Campers bring a packed lunch, snack, and beverage daily. FitGirl provides a safe environment where girls are taught important skills through team building activities. Special guest speakers inspire and motivate girls to overcome setbacks which leads to success! We believe the higher a girl’s self-esteem is, the more likely they are to protect and care about their health! FitGirl offers fresh, updated lesson content that is better, faster and smarter than typical “canned curriculums.” Founder and President Leah Lambert Dustin is committed to preparing girls to live physically active lives for the 21st Century! Games that eliminate the weakest person are counterproductive and turns off kids who need activity the most. FitGirl Camp continues growing a “Culture of Wellness” by empowering girls to move, learn and most importantly, have fun! ‘FitKits’ include: backpack, pen, pedometer, tee shirt, jump rope resistance band and winner’s manual. Register and reserve your spot online at www.fitgirlcamp.com or call 216-4961244.

FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMPS 440-951-7500 www.fineartsassociation.org Preschool Arts Camp (ages 3-5) Theatre Arts Camp Jr. (grades K-2) Theatre Arts Camp (grades 3-12) Young Actors Ensemble (grades 9-2012 high school grads) All the Arts Camp (grades 1-5) Music Makers Camp (ages 4-8) Paper, Scissors, Rock Visual Arts Camps (ages 6-9 and 10-14) Summer Lunch Bunch (a safe, supervised lunch break)

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All camps run Monday-Friday, 9:00am 4:00pm

Sports camps that focus on improving sports skills through teamwork and friendly competition. Sport instruction is provided by competent and trained staff

Children ages 6-12 may participate in any or all of the camps offered

All Sports Camps will take place at the Geauga YMCA

Contact: Mike Dutton Program Director 440-285-7543 mdutton@clevelandymca.org

12460 Bass Lake Rd.

SPACE IS LIMITED • SIGN UP EARLY! www.clevelandymca.org

Camp Gan Izzy just got even better!

3 SESSIONS from June 18 – July 27th Hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm Extended care hours: 8 am - 5 pm

• Private beautiful inground pool on campsite open swim & lessons offered daily • Hot Lunches • Sports Activities with Coach Kevin Kemelhar • Art Studio with Sheri Fried • Cooking Camp for Grades 5 & 6 • Weekly Field Trips

Located at Solon Chabad, 5570 Harper Road, Solon

• Caring Staff - Small groupings - personalized attention • Counselor Training Program - 7th, 8th & 9th grades for boys & girls

Contact Miriam or Steffi for more information: ganizzy@solonchabad.com or 440-498-9533.

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CHAGRIN VALLEY RECREATION CENTER CAMPS Chagrin Falls 7-12 School Campus The Chagrin Valley Recreation Center has planned several exciting camps for Summer 2011. Sports-based clinics include cheerleading, basketball skills and Kuk Sol Du, along with jewelry making and Design It! camps. The popular Gurney Day Camp for preschoolers, held at Gurney Elementary School, the Eddie Jones Softball League, Masters Swim Program and weekly water aerobics for adults will be back as well. There will be a return of the “oldfashioned” summer day camp for 6- to 12-year-olds held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekly, with extended camper hours available. Participants will learn age-old camp songs and games with the flare of today and observe nature by hiking, climbing over rocks, and searching for bird’s nests. Swimming, fun activities and snacks will round out the day. CVRC camps are taught by experienced coaches, college students and teachers, and the camps emphasize skill building in a fun environment. Most camps are offered for one to three hours a day for one week during June and July. Camps are held at the Rec Center building on the Chagrin Falls 7-12 school campus or at the school and are open to members and non-members. Registration for camps and membership will be held in person at the Rec Center on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For a full listing of camps, registration and membership information, see the CVRC summer schedule, available at local libraries and on the Web (www.chagrinrec.com) at the end of March.

CHAGRIN VALLEY ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS AND JUNIOR CAMPS Bainbridge, OH 44023 440-543-5141 www.cvaclub.com

FALCON CAMP Carrollton, Ohio 216-991-2489 800-837-CAMP Email: Info@FalconCamp.com www.falconcamp.com Widely recognized throughout the Midwest as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959, Falcon Camp offers a beautiful lakefront setting, a talented experienced staff and a wide variety of activities. “Fun for Now, Skills for Life” is not just a catchy logo phrase but truly defines what Falcon is about. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-16 in 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions, campers choose their own schedule within a general framework and daily activities are separate with planned coed events. Riding, sailing, swimming, riflery, crafts, tennis, drama, archery and so many more activities are offered. Instruction from beginner to advanced is offered in each activity. We have a strong reputation for making sure a camper’s first overnight experience is very positive. Our non-competitive environment is inviting to campers who may be hesitant to try something they have never done before, while our awards system challenges our most experienced campers. The 1:4 staff/camper ratio allows individual instruction and attention. Most of all it’s great fun! Falcon also has a special intro program for campers ages 6 and 9. ACA accredited, many references available with campers from all over the United States and the world. Being so close to Cleveland allows families to visit beforehand, meet staff and feel “at home” prior to attending. Falcon is an outstanding opportunity for fun and learning. A summer at Falcon is a special experience where good things happen by design. Visit our website, www.falconcamp.com, call 800-837CAMP or email Info@FalconCamp.com for more information.

Our goal is to have weekly day camps that are fun — something the kids will beg to come back to. CVAC Sports Camp provides the atmosphere, a wonderful facility and fun-loving staff that makes this happen. CVAC camp has extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, 2½-acre beach-lined lake, 10 outdoor and nine indoor tennis courts, Olympic indoor pool, playground and extensive fitness center. Fun sports and adventure guaranteed, rain or shine. Mornings are full of non-competitive games and good ol’ summertime fun like capture the flag, dodge ball, soccer, tennis and more! Afternoons are spent outdoors in and around our beach-lined lake. Kids can make sand castles, swim, or play on the playground. Fun fitness activities like a hike in our woods foster a healthy attitude toward physical fitness. Lifeguards test each camper to determine their swim level and counselors teach water safety awareness. Lunch is included for all day campers. The best part is the children learn and grow at the same time. Sports Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Junior Camp (ages 4 to 6) offers two camps: Fun and Games Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Swim Camp, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. All Camps are Monday through Friday and weekly sessions are available June through August. Group rates and multiple-week discounts are available. For more information, call 440543-5141, ext. 108.

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CONSERVANCY FOR CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK 3675 Oak Hill Road Peninsula, OH 44264 330-657-2796 www.conservancyforcvnp.org Enjoy an entirely new experience this summer by attending summer camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Make new friends, explore your creativity, discover the natural world and be a part of the magic of summer camp in a national park. Spend time this summer in the Cuyahoga Valley for a fun-filled adventure learning new skills, hiking, enjoying campfires, and playing camp games. This year’s summer camps focus on hands-on encounters with theatre, culinary arts and natural sciences. Our faculty includes Conservancy staff, National Park Service rangers and guest instructors. Camps include Theatre Camp with Magical Theatre Company; Survivor Camp; Chef Camp with Chef Larkin; and our newest camp, Farm Camp, where children will have fun doing farm chores, digging in the dirt and learning new kitchen skills using local and sustainable foods. Residential camps begin Sunday afternoon and end early evening on Friday. Junior Ranger Day Camp will give children the experience of learning and personal growth in a fun environment. Campers will spend their days outdoors exploring the magic and beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park while earning Junior Ranger status. Day camp is available July 16-20 and July 23-27 for children ages 6 to 11. Visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2796 to register or for information.

Play golf, build friendships and create lifelong memories! Camps focus on all aspects of the game including putting, chipping, full swing, course management and rules & etiquette.

HIGH SCHOOL TOUR CAMP July 30-August 3

We also offer GOLF CLINICS throughout the year for Children and Adults! Visit our website for more information.

For students in/or entering High School who want to play competitive golf

38855 AURORA RD • SOLON, OH 44139

Contact Andy Wolfe to register at 440-248-4646/awolfe@solonohio.org or online at www.grantwoodgolf.com

We will focus on hitting, throwing, catching, fielding, pitching, base running and performance training!

ALL CAMPS AT LIBERTY PARK IN TWINSBURG 9:00A.M. TO 12:00P.M.

Session 1 June 11th-12th-13th Session 2 July 9th-10th-11th Cost $125 per Session Non Members Cost $100 per Session Members Instructors Include: Rich Conklin, Thomas Pfuas, Casey Wilson, Brian Chad, Brad Martin, Ken Wilson

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JUNIOR CAMPS

4 weeks for ages 10-16 June 19-22, July 9-13, July 23-27 & August 6-10

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Strike Force Summer Skills Camps

6565 Davis Industrial Parkway Suite U Solon, Ohio 44139 • 440-248-HITS (4487)

www.StrikeForce-Baseball.com

(IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO START PLANNING) Ages 4-12 Years Monday-Friday ◆ 6:00am-6:30pm Field Trips ◆ Onsite Pools ◆ Computers Art ◆ Music Sports & Olympics Science Projects Breakfast, Hot Lunch & Snacks Included Electronic Security System

CREATIVE PLAYROOMS MONTESSORI & CHILD CARE CENTER 32800 Solon Road

(440) 248-3100

Weekly and monthly enrollment available

☎ INQUIRE ABOUT CHILD CARE FOR AGES 3 AND UNDER ☎ www.creativeplayrooms.com

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CREATIVE PLAYROOMS MONTESSORI & CHILD CARE CENTERS Solon Creative Playrooms Montessori & Child Care Center 32800 Solon Road, Solon, Ohio 440-248-3100

Sight Center/Highbrook Lodge, 1909 East 101st Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-8696, or call 216-791-8118 extension 4593 or online at www.Clevelandsightcenter.org.

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer ... the summer camp program at the 6 Creative Playrooms Montessori and Child Care Centers lets children grow physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. A full day program that offers a comprehensive curriculum for ages 4-11, the Creative Playrooms summer camp calendar runs from the start of summer vacation in June and ends when school commences in August. Children will take part in activities including computer, cooking, art, music, science, sports, crafts, swimming in our on-site pools, and field trips such as the zoo, laser tag, and museums to name a few. Our cooks prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks every day (Monday-Friday). On the days away from the center, we will have cookouts and picnics at area parks. Creative Playrooms is a local, familyowned and operated business for 44 years. Our Solon location was awarded the 2008 “Business of the Year” by the Solon Chamber of Commerce. Joan Wenk, M.S. Ed., President was also the recipient of the 2009 Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Success Award. In addition to our summer camp, we offer daily care for younger children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Call now to reserve your spot. (See ad). Check out our website, www.creativeplayrooms.com.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 216-231-4600, ext. 3214 www.cmnh.org

CLEVELAND CITY DANCE 13108 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120 216-295-2222 www.clevelandcitydance.com

Museum’s summer camps offer scientific exploration and artistic adventures. Summer day camps at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History offer kids unique adventures. The weeklong programs provide something fun and educational for every child. At Junior Medical Camp™, kids in grades 6 through 8 can engage in science and find out what it takes to be a doctor, nurse or scientist. They can conduct hands-on laboratory experiments with DNA, dissect real hearts and brains, and examine bacteria under microscopes. JMC² offers kids in grades 7 through 10 the chance to learn CPR and first aid. They also perform dissections, learn to suture and experiment with genes. Pre-Med Camp for kids in grades 3 through 5 focuses on the science behind sports. They will experiment with the physics of movement,learn how to make healthy snacks and do exercises to improve athletic performance. At Junior Veterinary Camp, kids in grades 7 through 10 will learn about animal care and examinations while experimenting with animal physiology and behavior. Junior Forensics Camp allows kids in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to solve crimes. This college-style field class covers anatomy, archaeology and forensics. Participants will excavate animal specimens procured from a market and solve the mysteries behind their “murders.” Circle Sampler Camp for grades 1 through 6 inspires children’s creativity through the arts and cultural institutions of University Circle. Kids will explore science and health, art, music, theatre and nature in this enriching experience. Space is limited for these weeklong camps. Registration begins Feb. 1. For

Cleveland City Dance offers ballet, modern, jazz, tap, Pilates, and hip-hop classes for children and adults, taught by patient and experienced teachers. Class sizes are limited to guarantee individual attention encouraging each student’s maximum growth and development. Students will have a chance to experience the joy of dance while also developing confidence, self-esteem, social skills and discipline. Join us for our six-week summer session beginning July 5th. Students can participate in the camp program culminating in a performance at the end of the session by the older students. The Little Ones Camp is designed for 4-5 year olds including ballet, jazz, tap, crafts and music. The Young Dance Camp for 6-7 year olds meets twice a week including ballet, musical theatre and choreography. The Beginning Camp meets twice a week and is appropriate for students ages 8 and up, novice or with fewer than three years ballet experience, and offers classes in ballet, jazz, modern, choreography and dance history. The Level I Camp, meets three times a week, is designed for ages 10 and up with three or more years of experience and consists of ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater, yoga, Pilates, choreography, dance history and rehearsals for the end of session performance. The Intermediate/ Advance Camp is for more advanced dancers and includes ballet, jazz, modern, pointe, yoga, Pilates, dance history and rehearsals for the end of session performance. Students should make an appointment for a placement evaluation to ascertain the appropriate level for the summer course. Register early to receive a discount! Please call us for more information at 216-295-2222 or visit our website at www.clevelandcitydance.com.

CLEVELAND SIGHT CENTER/HIGHBROOK LODGE 1909 E. 101st St. (winter address) Cleveland, OH 44106 216-791-8118 Director: Greg McGrath GMcGrath@ClevelandSightCenter.org www.ClevelandSightCenter.org Cleveland Sight Center Highbrook Lodge offers programs for children and teens 8 to 18 years old, and families and

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Summer campers will enjoy or the Alpine Climbing Tower at Hiram House Camps. adults who have vision impairments or blindness in an inclusive setting in Chardon, Ohio. Children participate in a structured activity day and receive 24-hour supervision. Special needs of campers who are blind or visually impaired are accommodated with adaptations. Staff includes a resident registered nurse and professional staff from Cleveland Sight Center. Campers will use and improve their orientation and mobility skills, independence in activities of daily living, technology, Braille, audio books, and more. Campers will build confidence and self reliance under the watchful eye of trained staff in a traditional camp curriculum. Highbrook Lodge is accredited by the American Camp Association (acacamps.org). For more information about the program and summer employment opportunities, contact The Cleveland

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13108 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Oh 44120 Enjoy Dance at CCD, quality dance instruction with patient and experienced teachers. Ages 2½ & up in ballet, jazz, tap, Graham-based modern, hip hop and more. Morning & evening classes. Children & Adult classes available. Summer Camp for ages 3-20 are July 9 - Aug. 17 Non camp classes also available.

Enjoy a $20 discount with ad by Saturday June 16, 2012. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Visit our website or call for program and enrollment dates. For a complete class schedule and scholarships call 216-295-2222 or visit Clevelandcitydance.com

E X C E L & E X P LO R E Summer Day Camp O f f e r e d b y C h a g r i n Fa l l s Pa r k C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r 7 0 6 0 Wo o d l a n d A v e , C h a g r i n Fa l l s

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CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 11021 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106 216-791-5000 www.cim.edu Since 1920, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) has provided exceptional musical instruction, emphasizing the development of individual potential and instilling a lifelong appreciation for and support of the musical arts. CIM operates on the belief that the skills learned during the course of music study, whatever the age, enhance the quality of life and nurture the human spirit. Summer brings a wealth of opportunities for musicians of all ages and skill levels at CIM, including programs and private instruction with internationallyacclaimed artists on the CIM faculty. This includes CIM’s Summer Sonata Program, which runs from June 11-22, 2012, offered at Junior (ages 10-12) and Senior levels (ages 13-18), that endeavors to provide the ideal environment in which to nourish and improve the musical and piano skills of young pianists. Directed by Dr. Sean Schulze, Summer Sonata features regular private lessons, participation in master classes with CIM’s renowned teachers and guest artists, as well as daily supervised practice sessions. Participants are teamed up for daily practice and coaching. Students also attend group classes in theory, ear-training, Eurhythmics, form and composition and piano literature. Presentations cover areas such as the inner workings of the piano, sight-reading, effective practice strategies and more. The program concludes with a recital in Mixon Hall. To learn more about CIM’s Preparatory and Continuing Education Division, including details about the

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Summer Sonata Program, application guidelines and submission deadlines, visit cim.edu or contact CIM at 216-7915000, ext. 371.

CHAGRIN VALLEY FARMS 9250 Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 440-543-7233 www.ChagrinValleyFarms.com Chagrin Valley Farms offers a great way to enjoy summer — combining the physical exercise of riding and caring for horses with the mental challenge of competing in a horse show and the fun of meeting new friends. Give your child a great summer experience by registering for summer horseback riding camp at Chagrin Valley Farms in Bainbridge. Summer campers, ages 4 and up, will enjoy riding lessons on quality horses, horse care instruction from experienced adult instructors and an exceptional equestrian facility. Chagrin Valley Farms’ supervised program is structured in half-day or fullday sessions for one or more weeks running from June through August. Beginner riders will learn basic riding skills, horsemanship, horse care and barn safety, while more advanced students will have a chance to polish their equitation and horsemanship skills. During the week, students will also bathe a horse, bond with other horseloving kids and learn about the world of horses. Each Friday during camp, riders can invite friends and family to watch them perform and demonstrate their newly acquired horsemanship skills in a fun horse show and grooming contest. Children take home treasured prize ribbons and wonderful camp memories from an active and fun-filled week.

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Summer Campers enjoy Conestoga Wagons and more fun at Hiram House Camp. Recognized as one of the finest riding lesson facilities in the area since 1982, Chagrin Valley Farms is the leader in riding instruction. The farm features two indoor riding arenas with a spectacular viewing area for friends and family, outdoor riding rings, a polo field, pastures, trails and large stables.

CHAGRIN FALLS SUMMER CAMP FAIR Saturday, Jan. 28 Chagrin Falls Middle School Gym Summer camp is an exciting time for many people. Finding that perfect camp, however, can be anything but. Luckily, the Chagrin Falls Summer Camp Fair makes it easy. There are over 12,000 camps in the United States, and each one offers a specific variety and combination of activities, atmosphere, and people to make it unique. With many camps in one place at the Summer Camp and Program Fair, you and your children can do side-byside comparisons to figure out what

camps fit your individual wants and needs. Does this camp have a ropes course, while that one has horse-back riding? How do the cabins compare? What is the camper to counselor ratio? At the Summer Camp and Program Fair, you can answer all these questions and more. The Summer Camp and Program Fair is Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chagrin Falls Middle School Gym. We hope to see you there! It is an opportunity to educate yourself about the wide variety of camps available to Cleveland area parents, both locally and regionally, overnight and day, specialized and general. Camp directors will be on hand to tell you about the specific activities offered at specific camps, and answer any questions you may have. This is the perfect opportunity to do all your camp shopping in one place, at one time, and get a head start on summer. Don’t forget: Summer Camp and Program Fair, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chagrin Falls Middle School Gym. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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If you are looking for a day camp or sleep-away camp, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Visit with area camp representatives and talk to them about the variety of experiences and activities they have to offer! Take this opportunity to educate yourself and your child on the wide variety of camps available to you all in one afternoon! Camp fair is a perfect time to begin planning your child’s summer of adventure and fun! Hope to see you there!


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CAMP GAN ISRAEL 5570 Harper Road Solon, Ohio 44139 440-498-9533 ganizzy@solonchabad.com Director: Stefani Apple Camp Gan Izzy Solon located on Harper Road in Solon, is better than ever. We offer day camp and sports camp for girls and boys in grades K to 4. Our cooking camp is offered for grades 5 to 7. New this year is a Counselor Training Program for boys and girls entering grades 7 to 9. Our programs include daily swimming in our brand new for summer 2012, state-of-the-art swimming pool on camp grounds, field trips, a new arts & crafts studio, sports training program, tennis, cooking, technical theater training, and gardening. Camp specials include treasure hunts, unique theme days, Shabbat parties and weekly challah baking. Also new for 2012 is an activity arena featuring a built in tetherball, gaga, corn hole and foursquare courts. Our camp is noted for our small groups and personal attention given by dedicated counselors who care for your children with the utmost care and concern. Our staff is hand-picked for their warmth, liveliness and leadership abilities. We offer three sessions from June 18 to July 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A new optional hot lunch program is available as well as early drop-off and extended care. Sign up for one session for a great summer experience or all six weeks because your kids will love it! Call Stefani Apple or Miriam Greenberg at 440-498-9533 or email ganizzy@solonchabad.com. EXCEL & EXPLORE SUMMER DAY CAMP 7060 Woodland Avenue Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 440-247-6030 Ask about Summer Camp scholarships! Talk about fun, elementary Students Excel & Explore in the summer of 2012. Fun is what happens on and off site during the Excel & Explore Summer Day

Camp has two very important goals. To have fun while Exploring and to Excel academically. In addition, it provides breakfast and lunch through the Ohio Department of Education. Families on a limited income can request special payment plans or make special arrangements. The campers from Excel & Explore visit many other surrounding camps, parks and recreation centers. The camp has visited the Geauga YMCA, Lake Farm Parks, and Lake in the Woods Horseback riding camp. Campers also take part in art and music adventures through Young Audiences, The Rainey Institute and other special instructors. Each summer new activities are added, and some activities are just so much fun we just have to repeat. This gives each student a variety of activities and surroundings in which to Explore! Then, this special summer camp is set up to Excel-’erate’ reading and math levels while having fun and sharing experiences. This special curriculum is prepared by Kenston teachers and staff from the Excel & Explore Program. By spending the first part of the day on new ways to experience math and reading, the students will either retain the same reading level or increase to higher levels during this seven-week program over the summer. There has also been an additional off-site science camp, where students learn about the environment. It’s all about balance. Join us, let’s Excel and Explore with friends from the Kenston School District! CAMP ASBURY Rev. William Graham, Director 330-569-3171 www.campasbury.org info@campasbury.cor “Let Your Light Shine” is Camp Asbury’s theme for summer 2012. Campers and staff will sing about light, worship the light of the world, decorate camp with light, explore the sun, moon and stars, and kindle an inner light. Resident camp is a great place to experience both darkness and light. Many of Camp Asbury’s most memorable experiences are light-filled: a colorful sunset from Communion Hill, the

dancing flames of a campfire, the shimmer of the Milky Way, shadows cast by moonlight, lightning streaking across the night sky, It’s darkness that reveals light. On a dark night the more brilliant the stars shine; the more appealing a campfire glows; the more dazzling the fireflies flicker. Camp Asbury shapes the whole person by connecting with nature, engaging in daily Bible study, and living together in small-group community. Camp Asbury’s beautiful 450-acre site is a spiritual place staffed by counselors who are well trained and excellent role models. Camp Asbury offers: Resident camp for grades 1-12—seven one-week sessions, June 10-July 27, 2012; Day camp for grades 1-6—seven one week session, June11-July 27, 2012. For program information visit www.campasbury.org Register online or contact Rev. William Graham, Director, at 330-569-3171 or info@campasbury.org. Camp Asbury, located within a onehour drive of greater Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown, in northern Portage County, operates as a ministry of the United Methodist Church. Campers from all Christian communions and campers with no church connection are invited to participate. Camp Asbury Summer 2012 Preview and Open House: Sunday, February 5, 2012, 2-6 p.m.

CAMP INVENTION A program of Invent Now, Inc. 800-968-4332 www.campinvention.org Invent Now is excited to announce that the Camp Invention ENVISION program — featuring all new activities — is returning to area schools this summer. This exciting, weeklong adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Children work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as

Steve Kim in Art Camp at Solon Center for the Arts. teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun. In the Inventeureka™ module, children will venture on the Ci6000 Space Modulator Time Machine for a fantasy adventure. Children will build their own inventions and learn to adapt certain features for various situations. Participants spend their time navigating an island via upcycled ships and learning the power of combining magnetism and electricity during the Magnetropolis™ module. In the I Can Invent: Balloon Burst™ module, children will design balloon bursting machines, while learning the importance of gears, motors, springs, and magnets. Finally, in the Action and Adventure Games™ module, a participant favorite, children will combine physical activity and creativity during fun, energetic games. Games are based on children’s ages and ability. Local educators will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns - ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Every registration includes a free Camp Invention t-shirt. Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800968-4332 to reserve your child’s spot today. Availability is limited!


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in high school, and beyond. All of the courses at BeatArtz take place on the Beaumont School campus in Cleveland Heights, which is wellequipped to accommodate the various courses. Availability for BeauArtz is limited. For more information on the sessions, or to receive a brochure, contact Kara Metcalf at kmetcalf@beaumontschool.org or call 216-325-1661.

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BeauArtz at Beaumont is a total immersion into imagination, art, friendship and fun for girls in grades 5 through 8. Two sessions are available this summer, Session 1 June 18 - 29 and Session 2 July 9 - 13. Girls who attend Session I will enjoy a schedule that introduces them to watercolor painting, an alternating schedule of Yoga/Zumba, a fashion course with a chance for hands-on experience with machine sewing, plus a beginning look at the culinary arts. In this same two-week session, girls will also enjoy learning to make their own books. During Session II, BeauArtz girls will get the chance to try different forms of dance from modern to jazz to hip-hop, plus an immersion in acting basics and

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ACADEMIC FUN & FITNESS CAMP “The Unschool Camp” Held at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH Contact: Carole Richards, Executive Director Creative Education Institute 120 North Main Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 440-914-0200 E-mail: caroler@unschoolcamp.org Website: www.unschoolcamp.org This unusual “unschool” camp combines fun and socialization with basic academic skills and creates an awareness of the arts and sciences. It serves the unique needs of children with learning differences. The purpose of the camp is learning and building self-confidence while having fun and socializing. Campers ages 6 to 18 participate in the many camp activities. The Teen Leader group includes campers ages 14 to 18 that are ready for more responsibility. Academic Fun & Fitness Camp campers learn systematic reading and math. Afternoons include theater arts, science, poetry, sports and social activities. The specially-trained and experienced counselors understand the needs of children with learning differences. Lunch and before-and-after camp care included for full day campers. Teen Leadership campers are provided with academics at their skill levels in addition to leadership, life, and social skills programming. Trained counselors work with the teens to develop the leadership skills to work together as a group and as individual leaders. “Teen Leaders” lead young campers by planning and leading weekly recreation and other activities. Camp provides teens with a fun, stimulating, and safe environment to expand minds, physical ability, creativity, independence, selfconfidence and social skills. Camp is held from June 11 to July 20. The camp is for children with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, CD, SLD, TBI, MD, and others. The fee for all day camp is $2,200 half day camp

is $1,200. Partial scholarships are available and the camp qualifies for Autism Scholarship Program funding. Camper to staff ratio is 5:1. More information is available at www.unschoolcamp.org. To apply, call 440-914-0200 or email Carole Richards, caroler@unschoolcamp.org.

BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017 440-826-2365 www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs conreach@bw.edu Baldwin-Wallace College has been a center for high quality summer music programs for over 80 years. In 2012 we will offer the following programs for students in grades 4-9: String Camp (6/16-21); Piano Camp (6/16-21); Band Camp (6/23-28); and Music Theatre Camp (6/23-28). Last summer all of our programs for students in grades 4-9 were filled to capacity and many students were placed on wait lists. Send in your application today to insure your spot. For students in grades 9-12 we offer: Summer Music Institute (7/8-21) in voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano and organ including faculty from the Cleveland Orchestra, Cavani String Quartet and B-W Conservatory and Music Theatre Overtures (7/22-27) for current high school juniors looking for the best college music theatre audition preparation. Also, for-credit professional development courses for music educators are available through the Institute for Music Teaching and Learning. Both commuting and resident campers are welcome at all of our programs. B-W’s caring staff, safe campus, recently renovated and expanded music facilities, excellent food service and comfortable residence halls combine to make each participant’s experience a positive one. Visit our website to learn more or download applications at: www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs

or contact our office to be added to the B-W Summer Music Programs mailing list at: 440-826-2365 or conreach@bw.edu. ANN’S CHILD CENTER, INC. 5188 Chillicothe Road South Russell, Ohio 44022 440-338-4499 Administrator: Ann Mezak Ann’s Child Center in South Russell offers a summer program that is designed to accommodate the needs of busy, working families. Unique, stimulating programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children up to age 12 are available in all of our state-of-the-art, fully air-conditioned classrooms. The family friendly environment promotes emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth through meeting personal needs with positive guidance, activities, and respect. Flexibility is the key for parents in our summer program. Full-time, parttime and flex-care programs are available on a weekly basis. Weekly themes encompass the program with activities in arts, crafts, music, computer, science and a variety of hands-on activities. Adventurous field trips are included in the summer program along with entertaining visitors. Outdoor sports and games are planned daily in our spacious fenced-in playground. During the school year, Ann’s Child Center provides infant care, childcare with preschool included for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as before- and after-care for school-aged children. Busing is available for before and after school to Kenston, Chagrin Falls, Newbury and Westwood Schools. Find out more on how Ann’s Child Center can provide your child a safe, enjoyable, fun learning experience for a summer or year round by calling 440338-4499 or stop in for a visit. No appointment is needed.

ADVENTURE CAMP AT WESTERN RESERVE Brad Pethel, Director of Summer Programs 115 College Street, Hudson, OH 44236 330-650-9715 summerprograms@wra.net www.wra.net/adventurecamp Adventure Camp at Western Reserve Academy has just about everything for campers 8-14 years old. From enriching activities to sports to outdoor adventures, campers express themselves, explore their world and discover new interests. Campers make new friends and try new things that allow them to broaden their horizons. New campers are amazed at the number of activities they experience in one week. During each session, every camper will do the following: Choose two Enriching Adventures – rocketry, photography, cooking, line dancing, arts & crafts, improvisation, magic, science, painting, T-shirt design, clay art, or video production; pick one sporting adventure – flag football, badminton, Frisbee golf, basketball, soccer, or tennis. Mountain bike through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, kayak one of the most beautiful waterways in Northeast Ohio, participate in traditional camp favorites such as capture the counselor (think capture the flag meets hide-n-seek), swimming, camp competitions and so much more. Optional overnight stay. Although everybody knows what will happen during the course of a week, each day is a surprise. The daily schedule is revealed as the day unfolds so campers enjoy the activity of the moment instead of getting lost in tomorrow’s adventures. At Adventure Camp, every day is a new adventure! There are six weekly sessions of Adventure Camp. Each day starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included. Roundtrip transportation is available from Solon, Brecksville, and Fairlawn to Hudson. Additional information and early enrollment discounts are available online at www.wra.net/adventurecamp.


Camp Guide 2012