Summer Camps

Register online or in person for summer camps, listed by age. Registration, required for all camps, is now open. Access registration information through links provided below, when they are available. Please be sure to check each camp for specific registration details as requirements may vary.  Campers must be available to attend every day/week of the individual camp programs.  Register early!  Camps can fill up fast.  Branch staff will keep and use Waiting Lists for most camps.

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.

  • June 22-25, Monday-Thursday, Maple Hts. Branch 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.
  • July 6-9, Monday-Thursday, Parma Branch 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.
  • August 3-6, Monday-Thursday, Independence Branch 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   ♦ Register online or at branch (waiting list only).

 

High Five Fitness

Explore the 5 pillars of good fitness in this high energy dance class led by the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that demonstrates the joy that comes from being healthy and fit! 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.


Ages 7-8

Jr. Discovery Camp: Get Your Think On!

Have you always wanted to be a scientist? Leap ahead with STEAM principles and get your hands messy by observing, questioning and experimenting in a creative way with Jen Krysiak!
All Jr. Discovery Camps are held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Jr. Robotix Camp

Love to build with LEGO® bricks and looking for a new adventure with like-minded friends? Join us for four days as we build STEM skills and explore the world of WeDo™ robots. Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.


Ages 7-10

Jr. Robotix Camp: Amazing Mechanisms

Love to build with LEGO® bricks and looking for a new adventure with like-minded friends? Join us for four days as we build STEM skills and explore the world of WeDo™ robots. Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.

  • August 3-6, Monday-Thursday, Maple Hts. Branch, 2:00-4:00 p.m.    ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.


Grades 3-5

Wonders of Weather Camp

Join WOIO Channel 19 meteorologist Jon Loufman for a fun, hands-on “Atmosphere Adventure” through the wild wonders of weather. Learn how we predict storms, how tornadoes and hurricanes form and lots of other cool weather-science stuff.

 

Ages 8-11

Robotix Blox: BonesBOT 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 and complete other challenges you encounter in The 39 Clues series book The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Make sure to attend all four days! Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.

  • July 6-9, Monday-Thursday, Southeast Branch 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  ♦ Register (required) in person (waiting list only).


Robotix Blox: Oompa-LoompaBOT 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’ll need to attend all four days. Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.


Robotix Blox: 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 the other challenges Greg and Rowley encounter in Jeff Kinney’s popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Make sure to attend all four days! Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.


Grades 3-8

Magic Camp

Attend this camp led by Zap the Wonder Chap and learn the history of magic, how to entertain an audience and how to put an act together of magic and fun using everyday objects you can find at home.


Grades 4-6

Adventures in Outer Space Camp

Representatives from the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning will show you how to use visual arts to create hands-on versions of the planets as well as our bodies and movement to learn about the planets and their atmosphere, scale and distance, and gravity and orbits.

 

Live the Book Adventures! Camp

You like the books, now live the adventures! Jump into a different story each day while competing as a team in fun trivia and exciting activities straight out of the books! You do not need to have read all the books to enjoy this camp: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, and The 39 Clues. Parents need to sign permission forms before the first day of camp.


Road to Success Camp

Ever wonder how to put your children on the road to success? This camp, led by Let’s Talk About Youth Enrichment, will provide empowering skills that will help them succeed in school and life while engaging their creativity through exciting activities.


Ages 9-11

SciGirls Camp

Be a maker, designer, inventor, and explorer! Discover that science and technology are everywhere. Every girl can be a SciGirl! Please plan to attend all five days. A caregiver must fill out a permission form before the start of camp.

  • June 22-25, Monday-Thursday, Parma Branch, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.
 

Girl Power

A representative from Making a Difference provides an opportunity for you 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.

  • July 13-17, Monday-Friday, Beachwood Branch1:30 - 4:00 p.m.      ♦ Register online or at branch.
  • July 20-24, Monday-Friday, Parma Branch1:30 - 4:00 p.m.    ♦ Please contact branch to register (required).


Grades 4-8

3-D Design Camp

Explore hands-on and digital creation with a representative from the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. Throughout the camp, create with ceramic clay, polymer clay, and the 3-D modeling program Tinkercad. Creations will be printable on the Library’s 3D printer.

  • June 22-26, Monday-Friday, Chagrin Falls Branch1:30 - 3:30 p.m.      ♦  Sorry!  Camp is full.
  • July 6-10, Monday-Friday, North Olmsted Branch, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.      ♦  Sorry!  Camp is full.
  • July 13-17, Monday-Friday, Maple Hts. Branch, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.
  • August 3-7, Monday-Friday, Bay Village Branch1:30 - 3:30 p.m.      ♦  Sorry!  Camp is full.
  • August 10-14, Monday-Friday, Berea Branch1:30 - 3:30 p.m.    ♦ Register online (waiting list only).
 

Comic Con Tech Challenge

Join a representative from Digital Animation for Kids, LLC, for a two-day camp to explore TV, tech and movies. Learn how to create online animations and movies based on your favorite characters from The Big Bang Theory. Explore why you love comics and how to make them online.

 

Grades 5-8

Brick Lit Stop-Motion Animation Camp

Use your imagination and a lot of LEGO® bricks to create your own animated version of stories from Shakespeare, classic fairy tales and Greek mythology.

  • July 6-9, Monday-Thursday, Maple Hts. Branch, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.   ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.

 

GRADES 6 - 12

Camp Divergent

Enter a time and place where you choose your destiny. Take the quiz and attend the choosing ceremony. Explore the five factions through activities and projects. In-person registration/signed release form required. Participants must be able to attend all four days.

  • June 22-25, Monday-Thursday, Fairview Park Branch, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.      ♦ Please contact branch to register (required).


Ages 11-14

Robotix Blox: Camp HalfBOT

Build and program a robot so it can capture the flag, ace archery and master other challenges Percy, Grover and Annabeth encounter in Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Make sure to attend all four days to give your cabin the best chance to complete its quest! Parents, please complete a photo release for your child before the program.


Ages 11-18

Innovation and Imagination Camp

This exciting camp, led by Progressive Arts Alliance, fuses art, design, science and math in a week filled with experimentation and imagination. Using inspiration from famed artist Rube Goldberg’s machines, design and create your very own chain reaction sculpture using different types of energy, motion and force as you work to bridge the physical and virtual worlds in your chain reaction using Scratch programming language. Use various materials, including found objects, wood and the LEGO® WeDo™, as you fabricate unique sculptural machines.
All Innovation and Imagination Camps are held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Interactive Media Camp: Animation

This camp infuses writing, animation, film making and much more in four action-packed days filled with imagination and hands-on learning! You must attend all four days and register with a parent at the branch to fill out our required paperwork. Space is limited.

  • June 29- July 2, Monday-Thursday, Garfield Hts. Branch2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     ♦ Register (required) in person at branch.
 

Interactive Media Camp: Video Games

Discover what makes a great video game and critique some of your favorite games. Learn several types of game-making software and delve into music mixing in this action-packed four-day tech camp. Whether you are a newbie or guru, you will accelerate your skills to develop a video game that you can take with you! Participants must attend all four days and fill out our required paperwork by the start of camp. Space is limited.

 

Scratch Sensation Camp

Explore all the ways you can use Scratch to code your own interactive animations, games and stories. Create and code your own original dance animations, interactive games and more with a representative from Progressive Arts Alliance. A parent or guardian must sign a release before the start of camp.

 

Ages 12-14

Girl Power

A representative from Making a Difference provides an opportunity for you 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.

 

Ages 13-18

Teen Writer Boot Camp

This boot camp for aspiring young authors led by Neal Chandler will review the fundamentals of creative writing and guide you in creating new work in poetry, fiction and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing.
All Boot Camps are held from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 



Cuyahoga County Public Library's summer camps are made possible through the generous support of Time Warner Cable.