Summer Camps

Register online or in person for these summer camps, listed by age.  Registration is required for all camps. Access registration information through Branch Links below when available; check each for specific registration details. Register now!  Also, check out our free systemwide summer events, for all ages.

 

Grades K-3

Wigglewords

Pair basic dance movements with each letter of the alphabet to enhance literacy skills, including spelling, phonic rules, identification of vowels and consonants, and rhyming/storytelling. This simple and fun method supports early readers—especially kinetic learners. – Led by the Center for Arts Inspired Learning
  • June 23-26     North Olmsted 1:30-3:30 PM Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • July 21-24       Beachwood 1-3 PM
  • July 28-31       South Euclid-Lyndhurst Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • August 4-7      Orange 1-3 PM (contact branch to register)
  • August 18-21  Berea 1-3 PM Sorry, this camp is FULL

High Five Fitness

Explore the 5 pillars of good fitness in this high energy dance class that demonstrates the joy that comes from being healthy and fit!   Students learn basic elements of dance, choreography and music and master them while learning how dance can be both a vehicle for artistic expression and wellness.  – Led by the Center for Arts Inspired Learning
  • July 14-17, 1-4 PM, Middleburg Hts. (contact branch to register)
  • July 28-31, 1:30-4:30 PM, Strongsville (contact branch to register)
  • August 4-7, 1-4 PM, Southeast  (contact branch to register)


Ages 7-8

Jr. Discovery Camp: Get Your Think On!

Summer brain drain got you down? Leap ahead and get into the global groove with four days of interactive math, science, reading, art and culture. Registration required.    – Led by Jen Krysiak   All camps are from 1:00-4:00 PM


Ages 7-10

Robotix Blox Kids Camp: Amazing Mechanisms

Join us for a hands-on adventure into the world of LEGO® WeDo™ robots.  Build and program dancing birds, musical monkeys, and even invent your own machine! Your team will need you for all four days of STEAM skill fun. Registration required.


Ages 8-11

WimpyBOT Camp

Build and program a robot to avoid the cheese touch, survive the hall of screams, create a Zoo-Wee Mama comic, and master other challenges Greg and Rowley encounter in Jeff Kinney’s popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Make sure to attend all four days!  Space is limited. Registration Required.  Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.
  • June 10-12, 2-4 PM,  Bay Village Sorry, this camp is FULL

Bones Bot Camp

Program your robot to help Amy and Dan Cahill start their search for the 39 Clues.  Retrieve the almanac, save Saladin from the mansion fire, solve the skulls puzzle along with other challenges you will encounter in the Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan.  Make sure to attend all four days!  Space is limited. Registration Required.  Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.
  • June 30-July 3, 2-4 PM,  Brooklyn  (contact branch to register)
  • July 21-24, 2-4 PM,     Richmond Hts. Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • August 4-7, 2-4 PM,     Beachwood  Sorry, this camp is FULL

Oompa-LoompBOT Camp

You’ve got a golden ticket! Build and program a robot to navigate Mr. Wonka’s mysterious and magical rooms of delicious confection from Roald Dahl’s famous book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. To make it all the way to the glass elevator, you will need to attend all four days!  Space is limited. Registration Required.
Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.


Grades 3-5

Road to Success Camp

Ever wonder how to put your child on the Road to Success?  This camp will help them improve their testing and study habits and build skills for working with others, while engaging their creativity through exciting activities. Registration required.  – Led by Let’s talk about Youth Enrichment

Lemonade Stand

Learn entrepreneurial skills as you prepare to run a lemonade stand. This 4 day camp will cover: planning, budgeting, advertising, accounting, and more! For those entering grades 3-5 this fall. Space is limited so you should be able to attend all 4 days when you register. Additional paperwork will need to be filled out at the library by a parent or guardian prior to the start of the program.
  • July 21- 24, 2-4 PM, Solon Sorry, this camp is FULL

Girl Power 

(for Girls 9-11 or 12-14)
This program is unique because it provides girls with the opportunity to connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, connect with other peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem, and learn about risky behaviors during the summer.  – Led by Making a Difference   All camps are from 1:00-4:00 PM
  • July 14-18    Parma   (ages 9-11) (contact branch to register)
  • August 4-8   Berea   (ages 9-11) (contact branch to register)

Ages 11-13

Teen Entrepreneurship

Have you ever considered starting your own business? Join us for a series of interactive workshops on professional development, leadership, international business and entrepreneurship.  –Led by Starlyn Priest
  • June 10-13, 2-4:30 PM, Garfield Hts. (contact branch to register)
  • June 23-26, 2-4:30 PM, Mayfield Sorry, this camp is FULL


Ages 11-14

3D Modeling

Join us for a fun, 3D adventure in a toy store!  The students build their very own store front online with all the different and amazing toys they’d like to build or download for sale inside.  Do you love Legos or Star Wars or sports equipment?  You can put everything you’d ever like to see in real life in your 3D store!  Fantastic!  – Led by Stephanie Sutton, LLC
  • June 24-25, 9:30-3 PM, Brecksville  Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • July 23-24, 9:30-3 PM,  Orange (contact branch to register)

Authors and Illustrators Camp

However you write, draw, animate or create, this camp will help you expand your toolbox and build a better story.  Explore techniques with the support of visual design professionals, and even meet a local author. Registration Required.  All camps are from 1:00-4:00 PM

KhatchaBOT Camp

Build and program a robot to master challenges based on James Patterson’s popular Middle School series and help troublemaker Rafe Khatchadorian chase after a record to break every single rule in the school code of conduct.   Make sure to attend all four days!  Space is limited. Registration Required.   Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.
  • July 28-31   2-4 PM     Berea Sorry, this camp is FULL

Digital Animation: Think Beyond the Green!

Green isn’t a wicked color! In our version of the Wizard of Oz, we see our witch in a different light as she rights all her wrongs as we draw her, make her speak, and watch her make the Emerald City into the Ruby Red City. Join us for two days of great digital animation adventures, tricks, tips, and storytelling! Bring your flash drive if you’d like to save your movies!  – Led by Stephanie Sutton, LLC
  • July 29-30, 9:30- 3 PM, Gates Mills Sorry, this camp is FULL


Ages 11-18

Music Production Camp

Work with a professional audio engineer and producer from Progressive Arts Alliance to learn all about audio recording and producing. Student will learn more about how to conduct a recording session and how to mix audio, and will conduct an actual recording session during the program.  Students will leave with an audio CD of their work.   –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance
  • June 9-13     1-4 PM   Maple Hts. (contact branch to register)
  • June 16-20  1-4 PM    Parma   (contact branch to register)
  • July 14-18  1-4 PM      Bay Village

Interactive Media Camp

Create your own video games, mix music and practice animation during an action-packed 4-day tech camp. Whether you’re a newbie or guru, you’ll accelerate your skills to develop wicked games, music and animations you can take with you! Plan to attend all four days and register with a parent at the branch in order to fill out our required paperwork.
  • June 16-19    2-4 PM    Mayfield  (contact branch to register)
  • June 23- 27   2-4 PM    Southeast  (contact branch to register)

Media Arts Camp

A multi-disciplinary experience where students will produce original work, such as the creation of their own website, an original piece of electronic music, and a digital stop motion animated video. Presented by the Progressive Arts Alliance that draws on their extensive work with the media arts in dynamic educational programs.  A model release form must be signed by a parent or guardian before the start of the camp. Registration Required.  –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance
  • June 16-20    1-4 PM    Middleburg Hts. Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • June 23- 27   1-4 PM    Independence Sorry, this camp is FULL
  • July 21- 25     1-4 PM    Fairview Park  (contact branch to register)
  • July 28-Aug.1 1-4 PM   Brook Park

Mixed Media Collage

Explore the many ways artists use collage to create original pieces of art.  Participants will use a variety of materials from photos to fabric to words to recycled objects and more to create mixed media collage pieces. Students will take home artwork they created as part of the program. Presented by the Progressive Arts Alliance. A model release form must be signed by a parent or guardian before the start of the camp. Registration Required.  –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance
  • June 23-27  1-4 PM     Solon
  • July 21-25    1-4 PM     Southeast  (contact branch to register)
  • August 11-15  1-4 PM  Chagrin Falls

Video Production Camp

Work with professional filmmakers to learn all the phases of the video production process.  Students will form production teams and will storyboard, script, shoot, and direct a video short using professional video, lighting and audio equipment.  Students will also learn how to edit and take home a DVD of their final product.  A model release form must be signed by a parent or guardian before the start of the camp.    –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance

HobBOT Camp: or There and BOT Again

Program a robot to free the dwarves from trolls, escape the goblins, defeat Smaug and complete Bilbo’s quest in Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit.  Make sure to attend all four days!  Space is limited. Registration Required.   Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.
  • June 16-19   2-4 PM   Fairview Park  (contact branch to register)

Performing for Stage

Join Progressive Arts Alliance in an exciting opportunity to work with a professional theater director and actor to learn more about acting and performing on stage.  This camp is an excellent opportunity for students with any level of acting or performing experience. The camp is designed to help students build their self-confidence while learning from working theater professionals. Camp activities will include theater games and exercises and work towards a short  stage production. Campers will participate in a final presentation for families and friends the last day of camp.    –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance
  • August 11-15, Parma-Snow  (contact branch to register)

Behind the Scenes: The Technical Aspects of the Theater

Lights, sound, cues, props, and more! Learn from technical theater professionals on the aspects of working behind the scenes at a theater.  Students will learn beginning technical skills in light design and programming, sound design, and the creation of sound effects. Students will also learn more about set design and building. Campers will work as a stage crew for the production from the Performing for Stage camp running lights, sound, and backstage management.    –Led by Progressive Arts Alliance
  • August 11-15, Parma-Snow (contact branch to register)


Ages 13-18

Teen Writer Bootcamp

This bootcamp for aspiring young authors will review the fundamentals of creative writing and guide participants creating new work in poetry, fiction, and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing.  Registration Required. – Led by Neal Chandler  All camps run M-Th 1-4 PM, Friday 1-5  PM


Ages 14-17

MockingBot Camp

Tick Tock, build and program a robot to survive the clock, the clock arena that is from Catching Fire! Help it fight off crazy monkeys, dodge the lighting, and conquer other challenges Katniss and Peeta encounter in the action packed Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Make sure you can attend all four days to give your team the best chance of escaping the arena!  Space is limited. Registration Required. Parents, please complete a photo release for your student prior to the program.
  • August 11-14   2-4 PM     Parma Hts. Sorry, this camp is FULL

Keybank Cleveland Play House College

Unique workshops that introduces you to the circle of artists creating professional theatre at CPH, allowing you to discover the powerful impact theatre plays in your community and your life. You will work closely with CPH teaching artist; and performers and staff of a CPH current mainstage show.  Other opportunities include building a community, learning the different elements of a professional theater, attending CPH mainstage productions, and having fun.    All camps are from 1:30-4:00 PM


Ages 14-18

Mental Health First Aid

This program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.  –Led by Assist Now