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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY BGSU Summer Music Institute Bowling Green State University offers seven different week long Music Camps for junior and senior high school students. Improve your playing, learn new skills, and meet new friends — all on a college campus! You will work with BGSU Music Department faculty and guest artists who will challenge and inspire! Fees range from $245 to $545. Classes and camp weeks are: June 15 through 20: Recording, Double Reed, Flute. June 22 through 27: String, Brass. July 6 through 11: Saxophone, and Vocal Arts. And, on July 12, join the Musical Theatre Workshop. Open to high school age and adults. $125. For details visit bgsu.edu/smi.

Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Camp Join in the excitement at Boy Scout Day Camp or Summer Camp. To participate, you must be a registered Scout. Come out and enjoy Camp Miakonda Cub Day Camp. BB guns, archery, sling shots, BMX biking, swimming, crafts, games, and much more will be on your schedule!! Weeklong sessions run from June 16 through July 19. Open to all registered Cub Scouts. Boy Scouts will enjoy Camp Frontier Summer Camp and experience ATV’s, boating, swimming, biking, archery, rifle, shotgun, astronomy, and much more. Weeklong Sessions run from June 15 through August 2. Open to all registered Boy Scouts. Please call our Council Service Center at 800/419-241-7293 for more information about these summer programs or find a unit in your area.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo Boys and girls ages 7 through 12 can come and enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Big Silver in Pinckney, Michigan. Your child will enjoy several days and nights of camping experiences that include swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing, archery, games and crafts. Ask about the special Family Plan pricing. 419-241-4258.

Cassandra Ballet of Toledo The Cassandra Ballet of Toledo, 3157 W. Sylvania Avenue, is dedicated to training both children and adults in classical ballet with the highest quality of excellence. The goal is to instill in each student a love for the art of dance, as well as an appreciation for all of the performing arts. Summer Ballet Intensives at Cassandra Ballet are June 16 through July 10. The Katerina Ballerina Dance Camp, featuring Hello Kitty, has two sessions for dancers ages 3 through 7 years. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Session One is June 16 through 20 and Session Two is July 7 through 11. Each day includes a dance class, healthy snack, craft, and special visit from a Fairy Princess. Discount on tuition paid by May 20. For more information call 419-475-0458 or visit www.cassandraballet.com.

Catholic Club Our camps are opened to everyone ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The Educational Childcare and Family Center is NAEYC and Step Up to Quality accredited. Fun! Safe! Enriching! $99 per week (summer camp) includes field trips, meals, swimming, large playgrounds, gardening, fitness activities, gymnasium, and more! Qualified teachers! Parent support, swim and family programs offered!  We accept Jobs and Family Services childcare assistance. For information and to arrange a tour call 419-243-7255, check out www.CatholicClub.org, or email: SummerCamp@CatholicClub.org.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Central Catholic High School The Central Catholic Fighting Irish are the current Three Rivers Athletic Conference champions in baseball, football, and basketball. Congratulations to two-time state wrestling champion, Alex Mossing, and first-time state wrestling champion, Nate Hagan! The mission of Central Catholic High School, a co-educational college preparatory learning community, is to prepare students to excel academically, mature spiritually, grow socially, and to engage in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Central Catholic offers a college preparatory curriculum as well as honors courses for the superior academic student to develop critical thinking and creativity skills necessary for acceptance into selective colleges.

Children’s Discovery Center Experience a unique opportunity for school age children ages 6 to 10 to enjoy a summer filled with adventure, learning, and fun with our Camp Discovery. Our “Summer of Wonder” curriculum introduces children to the wonders of weather and nature. Children will learn how to prepare for weather related events; how weather phenomena effects nature and animals; and the effects constellations have on geography, tides, and seasons. Groups will travel each week to field trip destinations around Toledo, including the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Art Museum, Maumee Bay State Park, Seneca Caverns, Appold Planetarium, Grand Rapids Canal Boat, and more. Campers will have the opportunity to plunge into our commercial swimming pool each week and participate in team sports including: basketball, soccer, dodge ball, and more. Summer camp runs June 9 to August 15, 2014. Care is provided from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Catered snacks and lunches are provided daily. We are now enrolling at five nearby locations. Sibling discount rates are available. Call 419-867-8570 for more information, or visit www.childrensdiscoverycenters.com.

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Circle Pines Center The mission of Circle Pines Center is to teach peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation. Our summer camp program combines elements of a traditional summer camp like swimming, sports, campfires, theater, dance, arts and crafts, with cooperative work projects like construction, gardening, trail maintenance and cleaning, and educational activities on such topics as climate change, food policies, social justice, ecosystems and critical thinking. It is a good combination of fun, balanced with work and learning in a very welcoming and supportive environment. Parents frequently report that their children come home more confident, thoughtful and cooperative. We have three camp sessions: a two week session from July 6 to 19, followed by a one week session July 20 to 26, concluding with another two week session, July 27 to August 9. We also have programs throughout the year for families and adults, including a music festival, the Buttermilk Jamboree, June 13 to 15 and the People’s Institute, August 19 to 24. We try to practice what we preach and purchase much of our food through local and/or organic growers and processors, which is then prepared from scratch by our loving kitchen staff. Circle Pines Center has 294 acres of rolling hills, forests, meadows and frontage on spring-fed Stewart Lake in beautiful Barry County in southwest Michigan near the Yankee Springs Recreation Area. We also have miles of trails, diverse wildlife and organic gardens and orchards. For more information, call 269-623-5555 or visit www.circlepinescenter.org.

Claire Batista Golf Academy The Claire Batista Junior Golf club is designed for the more serious junior golfer who plays or would like to play competitive golf. Our campers learn skills and techniques they will use over their entire golf career. Golf clubs are recommended but not required. Our


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Claire Batista Golf Academy (cont.) dress code includes a collared shirt or nice T-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes or golf shoes. The Sport Level is for boys and girls ages 5 through 9. The Player Level is for boys and girls ages 10 to 13. The Champions Level is for boys and girls ages 14 through 17. The tuition for all camps is $100. Session A is June 24 through 27. Session B is July 8 through 11. Session C is July 15 through 18. Session D is July 22 through 25. These sessions run from noon to 2 p.m. The SNAG program is a fun way to introduce golf to children ages 4 through 9 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 25 through 27 and July 16 through 18. Claire Batista Golf Academy is at the Legacy Golf Course in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Instructors are Claire Batista, Class A, PGA and Beth Snell, LPGA.

Collingwood Presbyterian Church At Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Boulevard, Blast-Off Vacation Bible School helps kids learn one Bible Point, which is reinforced through Bible adventures, a key bible verse, songs, and enjoy hands-on activities. VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences, team-building games, cool Bible songs and multi-sensory Bible adventures. Your kids will also learn about two Bible stories! Kids explore God’s infinite love; they’ll practice down-to-earth ways to love each other. They will put God’s love into action by making special gifts for others in their church, community and the world. To register, call 419-243-3275 ext. 6. Dates are: July 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; July 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; July 26, 4 to 6:30 p.m.; and, July 27, 10 a.m. to noon.

Common Space Centers for Creativity Common Space’s Annual Arts + Sciences Creativity Camp (Toledo) offers creative and educational opportunities for day-campers ages 5-14.  Campers have 2 and 3-dimensional art classes, dance, theatre, writing/journaling with science, math and history infused – each week is different.  Just pack your camper’s daily lunch and come Friday to see their art creations, plays and show.  Campers receive weekly certificates with group picture.  Daily camp hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Membership benefit extended hours 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Camps are held on the campus of Common Space on Reynolds Road between Bancroft and Dorr. Call 419-531-2046 with any questions or to discuss enrollment.

Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts Looking for something new to try with the kids?  Why not try a fused glass project at Copper Moon Studio, 8007 Airport Highway in Holland!  This locally owned glass studio features the work of local artists for sale, but also opens its doors to the public for

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts (cont.) classes.  It’s all about glass at this fun and funky art studio where both adults and kids can come create everyday.  In the Lil’ Chips class, you get to use colored chips of glass to create endless patterns.  Then each design is fired and ready for pick up in one week.  Projects start at only $10 each and take about 20-30 minutes to create.  Walk-ins welcome, groups of six or more should call 419-867-0683 for an appointment.  Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. You can find more information at www.coppermstudio.com.

Country Lane Tree Farm Country Lane Tree Farm is the place where families go to have fun and make memories. Three-day Pony Camps will be fun, and your rider can choose one or all of the dates! Camps run June 9 through 11; June 16 through 18; June 23 through 25, and June 30 through July 2. The Easter Bunny Hayride and Egg Hunt with Baby Animal tour runs on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Easter Bunny will take you and your child on a hayride to his egg patch where children collect eggs to exchange for candy prizes. Back at the farm there will be baby ducks, chicks, bunnies, lambs and goats for everyone to cuddle. Large animals will be waiting for you to feed and a Pony Ride and a Barrel Train ride add to the spring celebration. Come ready to take pictures of your little ones with our little ones. Fall Festivals are on October weekends, and families can cuddle with the smallest babies at the farm plus get up close and personal with the larger farm animals! In the fall, the farm has a huge U Pick Pumpkin Patch, a free Hayride, Farm Animal Tour, Corn Maze, Straw Maze, Barrel Train Rides, Corn Cannon Shoot, Pony Rides, an then on Saturday Nights in October, the farm goes to the “Dark Side” with a Haunted Hayride that takes

Country Lane Tree Farm (cont.) you deep into a field of evergreen trees. One never knows what is lurking around every curve! Visit countrylanetreefarm.com or become a fan on Facebook for all the seasonal fun! The farm also conducts School Field Trips, Pony Day Camps, and hosts Scout Groups and Company Picnics. Visit countrylanefreefarm.com for details. Country Lane Tree Farm is located at 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa, Ohio with a phone number of 419-461-1298.

Ellen’s Glass Act Ellen’s specialty is in the area of glass fusing, which is the process of “melting” one or more pieces of glass or glass particles together in a kiln to create beautiful works of art. Her studio is fully equipped with all the latest tools and equipment required to create wonderful works of glass art, including many stencils and photos for inspiration. This summer, tap into your inner artist and join Ellen Rubin of Ellen’s Glass Act to learn how to create beautiful glass pieces using fusing techniques in a friendly, comfortable environment. Glass jewelry, wall art, wind chimes, holiday ornaments, picture frames and dishes are just a sampling of the beautiful artworks you could create! This glass will not be hot while you work with it, so it’s a fun, safe activity for the entire family — including the kids! For more information on classes and rates or to view a gallery of glass art created by Ellen and her students, please visit ellensglassact.com. Or, call Ellen at 419-699-2215


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Fisher-Titus Medical Center Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Pediatric Therapy Team has a variety of programs designed to increase your child’s confidence, improve language skills, and develop independence.  Summer programs include a Games Camp, Creative Campers, Yoga Friends and more.  Visit www.fisher-titus.org/summerforkids or call 800-668-8788 for more information and a complete list of programs.

For the Love of Art For the Love of Art, located at 4027 N. Holland-Sylvania Road, is celebrating its 18th year of Summer Workshops for Young Artists. Entitled “Art Fun in the Summertime!” these weekly workshops are led by degreed artists and instructors. Students will explore a specific art theme, process, or medium. Workshops are scheduled from early July through August. Enroll for a week and meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No class on Wednesday. Primary grades K through 3 meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and grades 4 through 6 meet at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The emphasis is on fun in these workshops and the learning outcomes include introductions to tools, materials, and concepts of art. Our regular schedule of drawing and painting classes for students from grade 4 to adult continues through the summer months. For additional information contact For the Love of Art at 419-882-2060 and see our listing at www.Forloveart.com.

Gold Medal Indoor Sports Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the excitement and adventure of Gold Medal Summer Camp! Kids come together for a fun-filled summer of games, arts and crafts, water fun, sports, nature, and new friendships. Located at 10020 S. Compass Drive in Rossford, our summer camp is where kids grow and shine! Gold Medal is dedicated to the healthy


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Gold Medal Indoor Sports (cont.) development of your child. The kids leave our program with something more, whether it’s a new friend, new dance moves to show their parents, or the self-confidence to try new things; they are leaving at the end of the summer with a lifetime of memories. Call 419874-9800 to reserve your space.

The Golf PIT The Instructors at The Golf PIT love to grow the game of golf.  We will have summer junior golf programs for kids of all skill levels.  The junior program will include: Clubs for Kids clinics; Saturday Junior Clinics; Summer Junior Camps; Supervised Junior Practice; Individual Junior Lessons; and the Elite Junior Program. The Elite Junior Academy is for ages 12 through18 who love to work hard and want to reach their golf potential. The Golf PIT’s mission is to provide our customers with the ultimate experience in a golf practice facility. We offer the five essential routes known to improve an individual’s golf game: practice, instruction, fitness, club-fitting, and mental coaching. The Golf PIT is the only local facility, which offers these five components. Check out our website at www.thegolfpit.com or call our professional staff for more information at 419897-9826. Feel free to email us at info@thegolfpit.com.

Heather Downs Country Club Golf season has arrived at Heather Downs Country Club. We offer one of the best golf and instruction programs in the Toledo area. Our golf camp is perfect for all golfers, both young and old. We have six Junior Golf Camps to choose from throughout the year. A FREE Spring Youth Clinic is scheduled on Saturday April 19 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call to


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Heather Downs Country Club (cont.) register. This clinic serves as a prelude to the Spring Junior Academy beginning Saturday April 26. This camp is a five-week program, which includes four weeks of instruction and one on-course play day. A FREE Summer Youth clinic is scheduled on Saturday June 5 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The HDCC Junior Golf Camp is held four weeks during the summer. Dates include June 9 through 12, June 23 through 26, July 14 through 17, and Aug. 4 through 7. The Adult and Ladies Golf Academy is a seven week program which includes instruction and on-course play. The Ladies Golf Academy is held April 22 through May 20 and June 3 through July 1. The Adult Academy is held April 21 through May 19 and June 2 through June 30. The Short Game Golf School is a four-lesson program that focuses on the game of golf inside 100 yards. Proper mechanics for wedge play, pitching, chipping, sand play and putting, as well as advanced techniques will allow each golfer to shoot better scores. Director of Golf, Dan Sutton and his staff teach all golf instruction at Heather Downs Country Club. Dan will teach you how to become your own golf coach. Call the pro shop at 419-385-0248 or find additional information at www.heatherdowns.com. Sign up soon, as class size is limited.

Imagination Station Summer Camps While it is hot and steamy outside, Imagination Station has fun-filled, weeklong summer camps loaded with cool science for you to experience. Camps begin June 16 and run each week through August 15 and are for kids ages 7 – 12 (in the fall). There are three exciting camp options to choose from: Super Splatter Science! or Behind the Mask or Survival Science. We’ve taken our biggest and messiest experiments and put them together for a week of messy, sticky, gooey science fun with Super Splatter Science!  Join us for a behindthe-mask look into the powers of your favorite superheroes and the science behind them with Behind the Mask – new this summer! Test your survival skills and prepare for unusual

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Imagination Station Summer Camps (cont.) situations should such a moment ever arise with Survival Science.  Your camper will receive daily instruction from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and have take home activities, memories that last a lifetime, and so much more. Extended day schedule is available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at no additional cost. Spots fill fast, so call 419.244.2674 ext. 250 or RSVP online at imaginationstationtoledo.org.

Kempo Martial Arts Center Located in Toledo and Sylvania, Kempo Marital Arts Centers believe human development is the worthiest of goals. The community atmosphere at Sensei Tom’s Kempo Martial Arts Center is the correct backdrop in which to develop confidence and character in youth of all ages. If you want your children to become all they can be, then allow them to experience the training voted “Best in Toledo” in 2012 and 2013. You can also treat your child to a Kempo birthday party, a great event that includes a 40-minute lesson and a Kempo gift! Call 419-473-1519 and check out the website at kempomania.com.

Kidz Watch Kidz Watch summer camps equal fun for your child and flexibility for parents! Blast off to summer fun with the Kidz Watch camp program! Children of all ages will enjoy exploration and fun-filled learning in a relaxed and caring environment. Children have opportunities to develop social, cognitive, language, math and fine and gross motor skills during the weekly themed camps. Parents can choose full-time, part-time or just the activities (regular drop-in rates apply) Camps are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Themebased snacks are included in the fun. Kidz Watch Camp will occur at these convenient locations: 6801 W. Central Ave Toledo and 3150 Bostwick Rd. Perrysburg. Or call 419843-2997 or 419-874-9678 for further details.

Lourdes University Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Boulevard in Sylvania offers summer camp experiences. Explore nature’s hidden mysteries through science.  Examine habitats with biology, make crystals using chemistry, zoom in on patterns of wings, shells, and leaves to create your own art, build a tree using engineering, study rocks and planets with earth science and then take a step into space through the planetarium.  A great fun-filled mix of science in one camp! Contact 800-878-3210 for more information.

Maumee Valley Country Day School Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Road, provides SummerTime Camps with both half-day and full-day options, to complement a busy family’s summer schedule. All Day Hobbit Camp, for ages 4 and 5, offers arts and crafts, yoga for kids, and exploring the woods, among many other activities.  Hob Haven Afternoon STEAM Camp, for grades 1 through 8, focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, plus Arts and Math.  Each week campers rotate through a STEAM class, an art class, and an outdoor education class.  Our low camper to counselor ratio ensures that every child is given personal attention.  Week-Long Morning Specialty Classes, for incoming grades 1 through 12, include soccer, tennis, basketball, yoga, glee performing classes, scrapbooking, abstract art, playmaking, kid’s chemistry, algebra, SAT & ACT prep, Chinese, chess, and so much more!  Before and After Camp Care available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 419-381-1313 or check out www.MaumeeValleySummerTime.org.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Mercy College of Ohio Camp Scrubs returns to Mercy College, 2221 Madison Avenue, for a seventh year of healthcare and science fun. Campers will enjoy a week of hands-on activities and behindthe-scenes medical adventures that only Mercy College could offer, led by top healthcare professionals and educators.  Middle and High School students are invited. Register soon because space is limited! Camp Scrubs runs Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch, snacks and a t-shirt. Early registration offers a discounted tuition of $179. After April 3, tuition is $199. To register, call 419-251-1799.

Metroparks Camps Remember summer camp? Your kids will, too. Metroparks offers weeklong day camps and one-day camps for all ages, now at four parks across Lucas County. There are even options for families, adults and overnight camping. Registration is now open. For dates and locations, please see MetroparksToledo.com or call 419-407-9701. Applications for financial assistance are available for all camps. Wee Workshop Camp (Ages 3 to 5) Explore a different nature theme each day through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. Adults will play alongside their child. Register child only. Camp is held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options. Fee: $65 ($45 Metroparks Members). Metroparks Explorers (Ages 5 to 7) Explore the super world of nature at Metroparks Explorers Camp. Campers spend the week learning about the incredible “super heroes” that live in our own backyards. Fee: $115 ($95 Metroparks Members).

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Metroparks Camps (cont.) Nature Camp (Ages 8 to 12) Have an adventure through the many places that plants and animals call “home,” and meet some dynamic wildlife duos along the way. At Nature Camp, campers discover what makes a habitat, explore different ecosystems throughout the Metroparks and learn about the wild ways that plants and animals live together. Fee: $115 ($95 Metroparks Members). Teen Camp (Ages 13 to 16) Teen camp is back and better than ever. Participants spend the week taking an in-depth look at the unique habitats of Metroparks, learning about the important roles of keystone species and developing teamwork and leadership skills. Fee $140 ($112 Metroparks Members). Art Camp (Ages 8 to 14) Nature is the greatest artist of all. At this special camp, use natural materials and nature as inspiration to create your own works of art. Each day features a new theme making this a great experience for children who enjoy art, nature, history and the outdoors. Fee: $150 ($120 Metroparks Members). Family Camp: Fun For The Whole Family (Ages 5 and Up) The whole family can enjoy the Nature Camp experience together. Family Camp days are jam-packed with the perfect mix of educational and recreational activities. Campers spend time with both the family and other campers of similar age. Stay late on Wednesday for an evening around the campfire. Fee: $15 per person/per day ($12 Metroparks Members per person/per day).

Metroparks Camps (cont.) Overnight Camp: Fun For Everyone For the busiest beavers out there, Metroparks crammed a while lot of Nature Camp fun into an overnight expedition. Take a weekend getaway to the new White Oak Campground located in beautiful Oak Openings Preserve. Metroparks naturalist lead canoeing, geocaching, hiking, ghost stories, s’mores and much more. Fee: $15 per person ($12 Metroparks Members/per person) Camp Expedition (Adults) Ever feel a little jealous when sending the little one off to Nature Camp? This summer, parents can go on their own adventure. Spend the week learning some fundamentals of environmental science, and explore Metroparks like never before. Camp specifically focuses on the ecology of the Oak Openings Region. Fee: $60 ($48 Metroparks Members).

Mini Motions Dance Center Mini Motions Dance Center is located at 2249 Tremainsville Road. Starting the first of May, our new schedule and more information will be available online at www.minimotionsdance.com, or you can call 419-473-0999. Registration begins Tuesday, July 1 and goes from 6 to 8 p.m. Summer dance programs run July 7 through July 24. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday and you can choose from six “variety” classes. Tap and ballet shoes are provided and there is no registration fee. After enjoying our mini three-week program, you will want to sign up for fall registration, which begins August 17. Fall classes begin September 2.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Monroe Street Neighborhood Center Every day is an adventure at Monroe Street Neighborhood Center! Each week we offer a different camp experience including music camp, nature science, and wacky sports week. Camps run June 9 to August 8, and the cost is $80 per week. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $25. Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To see our camp at a glance, visit www.monroesnc.org or call Veranda at 419-473-1167 for more information.

National Computer Camp National Computer Camp at John Carroll University, Cleveland, is America’s original computer camp since 1977. The camp’s focus is 2D and 3D video game design, digital video production, networking, web page design, computer programming and software applications including animation, Flash and graphics. The camp offers residential and day programs including an optional sports program. Join us in coed classes, for students ages six to18, for one and two-week sessions in July. The camp is ideal for experienced and first time campers. Visit the camp at www.NCCamp.com and check out the slide show, what parents say about the camp, the curriculum and much more. For further information call 203-7105771.

Notre Dame Academy Camps for Girls Only! Get into summer fun and sports! Notre Dame Academy, 3535 W. Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, offers a variety of summer camps with something for everyone. Various programs are available for girls entering grades 2-9. Camps include dance, baton,

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Notre Dame Academy (cont.) crafts, science, exploratory language, theatre, audition skills, baking, and so much more. Play with the best sports camps for basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Visit www.nda.org or call 419-475-9359 after April 15 for information.

The Pacesetter Soccer Club Pacesetter Soccer Cub is pleased to announce that the sixth annual EPL Soccer Camps will take place this summer. There will be celebrity coaches and former players from the English Premier League representing clubs such as Aston Villa, Everton, Cardiff and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two sessions feature Girls and Boys Pre-training Camp, Girls and Boys High School and Team Prep Camps, Girls and Boys U8 through U14 Camp, and High School Girls and High School Boys camps. The first session runs July 14 through18 and the second is July 21 through 25. For more information check our website at www.pacesettersoccer.net. There is not a better coaching staff anywhere in the USA and the camp is rated as one of the best in America. The camp is open to all players; boys and girls aged 7-19. Last year one of the campers did so well he ended up going over for a dream try-out with Everton Football Club from the English Premier League. Could this be you in 2014? It’s exciting times for Northwest Ohio Soccer with our very own Pacesetter Soccer Club receiving the award for the #1 Soccer Club for both Boys and Girls in Ohio North. It is the first time any club has been #1 for both boys and girls in the same year. Pacesetter finally knocked off the tough competition of Cleveland.  Pacesetter has always been the dominant force in Northwest Ohio but to knock off the Cleveland teams and finally become #1 is exciting for our community. In January of 2014 Pacesetter Soccer Club became


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY The Pacesetter Soccer Club (cont.) official partners with Aston Villa Football Club from the English Premier League. This is the first partnership of its kind with Aston Villa in the USA. Aston Villa has already beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City this year and is the exciting young team in the English Premier League. Check the June try-out dates for Ohio North’s #1 club as well as for a fantastic soccer camp opportunity. Call for more information: 419-885-3140.

Rossford Community Recreation Center The Rossford Community Recreation Center, RCRC, runs a 10-week summer day camp from June 9 through August 15, 2014. We have three different options when signing your child up. You can sign up for the full 10 weeks or you can pay weekly or daily. We do offer a 10 percent reduction of camp fees for families with multiple campers enrolled. Camp fees do not include Friday Trips or the Mud Hens games; there is an additional fee for these events. Your camper will take many trips over the summer. We go to the library and sign up for the summer reading program. Every Tuesday and Thursday we go swimming at the YMCA’s outdoor pool. Several Wednesday’s through the summer your campers will enjoy special themed days that range from “Wear Your Favorite Team Gear” to “Christmas in July.” We also make many trips to Rossford’s local parks. Every Friday we take a big field trip. Some field trips do have an extra fee and are available for non-camp participants. If you would like more information please visit our website at www.rossfordrecreation .com or call us at 419-666-2905.

St. James Club Summer activities are huge at the St. James Club! First of all our Western Lake Erie Swim League championship team from 2013 will begin practice the first week of June in efforts to defend their title. Since all swimmers must be club members to be eligible to participate, Summer Memberships at the St. James Club will be available beginning April 15th. One of the exercise highlights the St. James Club offers is the much-anticipated return of Outdoor Boot Camp. This high-intensity regimen mixes cardiovascular, crossfit and plyometric activities. This very popular class is led by instructors Ashley Seyfried and Angie Ash, and will begin in mid-May. Not to be left out, kids 8 years old to 14 are eligible to Junior Fit Youth Boot Camp led by instructor Greg Wood. This class also combines heart-pumping crossfit, plyometric and agility to give your child a fun and great workout. The St. James Club also offers tennis lessons that will begin in June and a Gymnastics Camp in July. A St. James Club mainstay, Group and Private Swim Lessons will be offered throughout the summer. Remember the outdoor pool opens May 26th!! For more information on summer memberships and programs, call 419-841-5597 or email weightloss@stjamesclub.net.

St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy Summer is fun at SJJ! St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy invites students entering grades 5 to 9 to participate in our weeklong Summer FunCamps and SportCamps. FunCamps include Archery, Build Your Own Arcade, Chess, Digital Photography, Fishing, High Adventure, Lego Robotics, Math Enrichment, Science Enrichment and Skateboarding. Our SportCamps include Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Total Athlete, Track & Field and Wrestling. Cost for most camps is $55-80. Camps vary in size, but most have 10 to 15 campers per instructor. Our teachers and coaches are great with kids and know how to keep them engaged and challenged, whether by holding a fishing pole or shooting hoops on the basketball court. Register at www.sjjtitans.org/summercamps or call 419-865-5743 for more information.


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EXPLORE and LEARN at

Stonehaven Farms

Summer Safari Camps

Explore Wonders of Flight This summer, discover and learn about what flies - from birds in the air, penguins that fly under water, to reptiles that soar. Become a junior zookeeper or fish the Lake Erie islands. Camps are available for kids ages 4 to 14. Visit toledozoo.org for more information

Located on 55 acres in Temperance, Michigan, Stonehaven Farms has summer horseback riding day camps designed to teach the first time rider through intermediate riders to safely and knowledgeably work around and ride horses. Riding Day Camps are appropriate for 5 to15 year old riders, beginner through intermediate in riding ability. Our 14 experienced school horses and ponies are perfect for teaching any type of rider English style riding and jumping. Our camps also teach our riders valuable horsemanship information through fun horse activities and games. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and begin on Tuesday of each week. Our first camp will begin Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Please check out our Summer Day Camp Programs and Lesson Program for all ages. You will also find boarding information on our website at www.stonehavenfarms.net. Or, reach us by phone at 734854-5825.

Sunshine Sunshine’s Summer Day Camp is an interactive recreation experience for students (K-12) with developmental disabilities. We will have open barn, swimming, outdoor games, arts and crafts, gym events, ice cream socials and a cookout. This day camp is staffed with qualified direct support professionals who have specific training in the field. There are three sessions: Session 1 is June 16 through 27. Session 2 is July 7 through 18, and Session 3 runs July 21 to August 1. Make reservations today. Spots are available at Sunshine’s main campus or at University of Toledo for $90 per day. If you are interested, contact Arlene Hopkins at ahopkins@sunshine.org or 419-794-1377.

Tam-O-Shanter Check out the Summer Day Camps at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania. HPD- Hockey Player Development Camps are skill camps for players of all ages, positions, and levels of play. “Hockey teams are made in the winter; hockey players are made in the summer,” said Nick Parillo, camp director, and lead instructor. For more information contact Nick at www.playerdevelopmentcamp@yahoo.com or register online at www.tamohockey.com. Also Fun Days Camp for grades K through 5 will make great summer memories. Spend your day having fun in a climate-controlled playground! Soccer, basketball, ice-skating, kickball, dodge ball, waffle ball, relay races, tag, and a few field trips are some of the activities that will occupy your child during the day! Join us by the day or the week, no pre-registration is required. Camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For any questions call Kathy at 419.885.1167 ext. 3 or email kathy@playsylvania.com.

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY TARTA TARTA serves the communities of Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, Toledo, and Waterville with 31 interconnected routes and in 2013, provided 3.45 million passenger trips. TARTA bus fare is $1 per trip. For seniors 65+ and persons with disabilities, the fare is 50 cents. Weekly and monthly passes are $10 and $40, respectively, and offer users unlimited rides. TARPS paratransit service is available to qualifying riders with special needs and covers the entire TARTA service area and operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. TARTA’s Call-A-Ride curb-to-curb service is available in Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, and Waterville. Catch any Mud Hens or Walleye home game with a direct round-trip ride to downtown from several Toledo-area locations with the TARTA Game Shuttle. Parking is free and fare is just $1 each way. And there’s no game ticket required to ride! Visit TARTA.com or call 419-243-RIDE (7433) for more information.

The Toledo Area Humane Society The Toledo Area Humane Society believes that respect for all living things begins with education. We are excited to announce that our Animal Summer Camp programs are back! The shelter offers a variety of single-day and multi-day programs that are designed for children ages 5 through 14 years old. Single-day camps are $25 and multi-day camps are only $75. Animal Summer Camps begin in June and space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling 419-482-7106 or visitwww.toledohumane.org.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY The Toledo Ballet Toledo Ballet’s Fairy Tale Camp keeps the little ones moving and exposes them to beloved classic fairy tales as they learn basic ballet steps, participate in storytelling, make fairy tale-related crafts and perform for loved ones at week’s end. Fairy Tale Camp is for young aspiring dancers ages 3 and 4 and 5 to 7 and is offered July 7 through 11. Toledo Ballet brings world-renowned guest artists to teach its Summer Intensives and Pre-Intensives July 14 through August 1. Former San Francisco principal dancer Soili Arvola returns to share her superb talents. We also welcome Miami City Ballet principals Tricia Albertson and Renato Penteado. Intensives are open to dancers level Intermediate II and up (ABT Levels 4 and up), and Pre-Intensives are open to dancers level Advanced Beginning and Intermediate I (ABT Levels 3 & Introduction of Level 4). Auditions can be arranged by calling 419.471.0049 or by emailing info@toledoballet.org. Broadway veteran and Toledo Ballet School /Artistic Director Lisa Mayer, along with husband and choreographer Michael Lang, will conduct a Musical Theatre Intensive July 7 through 11. Mayer and Lang enjoyed decades-long careers performing internationally and met while performing on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast. This intensive includes classes in Broadway-style jazz, voice, acting, and auditioning. Regular dance classes are also offered throughout the summer, including ballet, jazz, contemporary fusion, and more. Founded in 1939, Toledo Ballet has the longest running annual production of Nutcracker in the entire country. Toledo Ballet School offers the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, an 8-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. In addition to ballet, TB offers an extensive contemporary division as well as health and fitness classes. Toledo Ballet, a non-profit organization, has as its mission “to promote interest in dance through premiere education, performances, and outreach.” For more information, go to toledoballet.org or call 419-471-0049.

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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY Toledo Botanical Garden Don’t wait for summer! Kids can celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a Friends of Wildlife class! Explore the garden finding signs of wildlife and learning how to be good neighbors making bee abodes, nesting bags and more! Summer begins with classes for all interests. Time travelers can enjoy pioneer living and art lovers can become Blooming Artists or create Fairy Gardens. Kids ready to go a step further than a lemonade stand can try our YEP (Young Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists) classes. They’ll make aromatic botanicals and yard art, then sell them during our Summer Plant Sale! Details at: www.toledogarden.org.

Toledo Museum of Art As the temperatures rise this summer, the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street in Toledo, becomes the perfect place for children and teens to chill out by enrolling in half or full day summer camp. They can explore everything from painting to glassblowing. “The Museum offers a truly unique summer experience,” said Mike Deetsch, assistant director of education. “With thousands of works of art for inspiration, children and teens are given a great opportunity to learn about the world.” Classes and summer camps are available to children in preschool through high school; scholarship opportunities are also available. See www.toledomuseum.org/learn/classes for more information or call 419-255-8000.

Toledo Lucas-County Public Library Summertime is the perfect time to Read!  Join the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for our FIZZ BOOM READ! 2014 Summer Reading Club (SRC) that kicks off on Monday, June 9.  The SRC is a free reading program that includes fun activities and offers many great prizes.  This year the program will run from June 9 through August 9, and last year over 20,000 youth and adults took part in this exciting adventure. Registration begins June 9, and Lucas County residents of all ages can participate.  Visit your neighborhood branch or track your progress online at toledolibrary.org. Stay tuned for more FIZZ BOOM READ! explosive updates.

Toledo School for the Arts Enrich your child’s life through the arts, and where better to be creative than at the award-winning Toledo School for the Arts, in downtown Toledo at 333 14th Street. In TSA’s Summer Arts Camp, students age 10 through 14 will enjoy eight days of art experiences that will have them discovering their inner artist. Wednesday June 11 through Friday June 20, students will have four art experiences daily. Class choices include: 2-D Art, 3-D Art, Glass, Dance, Hip Hop, Karate, Creative Writing, Make-Up Effects, Costuming, Stage Painting, Stop-Motion Videos, Sewing, Cooking, Beat Recording, Garage Band, Show Choir, and Guitar. Early registration is $325 before April 30, a 20 percent savings! Registration includes supplies (some classes require an extra supply fee), and a camp T-shirt. The average staff/camper ratio is 1:12. To register call Letha at 419-246-8732 x291 or visit our website at www.ts4arts.org.

The Toledo Zoo Discover the wild world of animals at the Toledo Zoo this summer. Explore ancient amazements in Dinosaur Camp, travel the world in the Africa Safari and Rainforest camps, cast a line in local waters at Fishing Camp, or even become a Junior Zookeeper! Summer Safari camps for kids age 4 to 14 fill fast, so reserve your spot today. Call 419-385-4040 or visit toledozoo.org/camps to learn more.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY The University of Toledo Volleyball Camp The University of Toledo Volleyball program is hosting summer camps July 7 through 12. Each camper will work with experienced staff members including University of Toledo head and assistant coaches, current players, and high school coaches. The purpose of the Rocket Volleyball Camp is to provide campers the opportunity to improve their fundamental skills and increase their understanding of the game. Both overnight and day camps are available. For more information please visit rocketvolleyballcamps.com or call (419) 530-7255.

The University of Toledo Baseball Camp Come on out to the Toledo Baseball Summer All Skills Camp! The camp is designed for children grades K-6. It will be held at the home field of the Toledo Rockets at the Scott Park Campus. Each camper will receive individual instruction to improve in all facets of the game including throwing, hitting, pitching, catching, infield defense, outfield defense and base running. Session 1 is June 23 through 26. 9 a.m. to noon. Session 2 is July 21 through 24, 9 a.m. to noon. There is also a Summer Prospect camp for grades 10 to 12, 2015-2017 graduates, June 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (This session is $125.) Session 1 and 2 are $100 each. For all camp information and registration go to www. toledobaseballcamps.com. For additional information, contact Nick McIntyre at nick. mcintrye@utoledo.edu.

The University of Toledo Basketball Camp Come out, have fun, and learn the game of basketball with the University of Toledo Men’s Basketball team! There are three great options for you this summer, all taking place in Savage Arena on the main court where the men’s basketball team practices and plays


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY The University of Toledo Basketball Camp (cont.) games: Day Camp 1 is June 16 to 19 for grades 3 to 8. There is also a Shooting & Offensive Improvement Camp June 30 to July 3 for grades 3 to 8. Your camper may enjoy Day Camp 2, which runs July 28 to July 31 for grades K to 6 (half day option for kindergartners). All camp sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Camp brochures turned in by May 1 will be able to receive a number of different discount options that would equal up to $60 off. Enjoy pizza for lunch. Our camp store is stocked daily with Snickers, Skittles and Gatorade. Campers will also have the opportunity to tour locker rooms, learn new basketball skills and get a chance to hang out with UT basketball players! For all camp information go to UTRocketsCamps.com or contact Michael Bennett at 419-530-4796 or email michael.bennett@utoledo.edu.

The Valentine Theatre The Toledo cultural Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, produces and provides cultural and performing arts experiences for diverse audiences of all ages to enhance the quality of the cultural and economic life of the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Northwestern Ohio, and Southeast Michigan. The Valentine Theatre is a 119-year old, 901-seat facility operated by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc. After a 21-year effort by the Board of Trustees and the community, the $28 million renovation was unveiled on October 9, 1999. Since the Gala re-opening, more than 850,000 people have attended more than 1,000 international, national and area presentations, weddings and events in this historic setting. In our nearly 16 years of operation, the theatre has been used by more than 50 community groups including The Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, Toledo Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Toledo Jazz Society, Masterworks Chorale, The University of Toledo, Toledo School for the

The Valentine Theatre (cont.) Arts, Central Catholic High School, St. John’s Jesuit High School and many others. For information contact the box office at 419-242-2787 or visit valentinetheatre.com.

YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo This is a summer to discover! At the Y, there is a summer program for everyone! With childcare, day and overnight camps, teen leaders and sports and specialty camps, there is a suitable program to meet the diverse needs of all children. YMCA summer programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to meet new friends, explore nature, discover new interests, be physically active and create memories that last a lifetime. The YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with caring staff who model positive values that help build children’s character. For more information on Summer Child Care, visit ymcatoledo.org/summercamp. Summer Child Care YMCA Child Care provides opportunities to expand children’s knowledge and experiences from age-appropriate activities in high-quality early education centers to expansive learning for school-age children. Programs include: swimming, field trips, skill clubs, special events and guest speakers, all provided in Step-Up-To-Quality approved licensed centers that are led by well-qualified staff. Our early childhood programs use Creative Curriculum® to guide lessons, and the school age programs utilize the CincyAfterSchool Curriculum for well planned, age-appropriate programs. Plenty of outdoor and physical activity and a healthy snack are provided. For more information on Summer Child Care, visit ymcatoledo.org/summercamp. Kids Express Summer Food Program Free for children 2 – 18, June 16 through August 15. Call United Way 211 for locations.


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RESIDENT/SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORY YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo (cont.) Day Camp Day camp offers all of the basics to prepare campers for future overnight camp — new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships. Through challenging and fun activities, day campers will learn about the beauty of Northwest Ohio, build self-confidence and develop independence. And our new curriculum, Project WILD, provides children with hands-on activities that help close the gap of summer learning loss. From camp games and songs to swimming and discovery, day camp is an unforgettable experience that gives campers memories that will last a lifetime and lots of stories to share when they return to school. For more information on Day Camp, visit ymcatoledo.org/ summercamp. Teen Leaders and Youth University Teen Leaders will learn skills needed to succeed in life and be great leaders. Through the program, teens will have opportunities to help with community service, work on team building skills, learn social skills, work on their STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math), all while enjoying their summer outside surrounded by friends. Youth University is a two-week program, operated by the University Y that focuses on preparing campers for college. Campers will learn about college life, how to get involved on campus, explore academic majors and career paths, and tour local colleges. For more information on Teen Leaders and Youth University, visit ymcatoledo.org/summercamp. YMCA Storer Camps Summer Overnight Camp At YMCA Storer Camps, we offer programs for boys and girls entering grades 2-12 in a safe and healthy environment. Led by a professional staff team, our programs encourage campers to develop their independence and grow their decision-making and social and emotional skills. Age-appropriate activities are built around a community environment that provides campers with the opportunity to form lasting friendships and to learn the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. At Storer, youth build self-esteem and confidence while challenging themselves with a wide variety of skill-building activities including: sailing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboards, high-ropes course, climbing tower, snorkeling, arts and crafts and target sports. For more information on any YMCA Storer Camps program, visit ymcastorercamps.org, or call 517.536.8607. Youth Sports and Specialty Camps The Y nurtures the potential of children through the YMCA’s Youth Sports programming by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships. Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship. From painting and dance to science and martial arts, Y specialty camps enable youth to partake in a variety of experiences and improve skills in their areas of interest during the summer months. For Sports and Specialty Camps visit ymcatoledo.org/summercamp or call your neighborhood YMCA/JCC. Gymnastics and Cheer Camps Gymnastics is one of the most popular national competitive sports leagues at the Y. The Y hosts state, regional and national championships annually, helping kids learn the value of hard work, reach for excellence and enjoy spirited competition. To register, visit ymcatoledo.org/summercamp.


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