Summer Camps

A few openings for teen/tween Summer camps remain.  Registration is required for all camps. When registering please be sure to check each camp for specific registration details. Campers must be available to attend every day of the individual camp programs.

Some teen camps have openings; most camps are now full. Thanks for registering!


Teen Writer Boot Camp
Ages 13-18

Review the fundamentals of creative writing and create new work in poetry, fiction and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing.  


Teen Entrepreneur[ship] Camp
Ages 14-18
BeyoncĂ©, Justin Bieber and Tyler Perry are just a few artists in the music and movie industry. Behind their talent is their business. Learn how to create your own business in the entertainment industry at the library. Students will present their business plans to family and friends at 4PM on Thursday.




Sorry! Camps below have all been filled.

 

camps below are filled...

Book Buddies Literacy Camp: Big Buddies         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 9-13
Big Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 4-8) are invited to be reading coaches to Little Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 1-3). Each child will be paired with a younger Book Buddy with whom they will share time in fun reading games and other activities. Big Book Buddies are required to attend a brief orientation. 
  • July 24-27, Strongsville Branch /  2-4PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Book Buddies Literacy Camp: Little Buddies       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 6-8
Share a great read-aloud experience at our summer literacy camp. Little Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 1-3), are invited to read to Big Book Buddies (students who will be going into grades 4-8). Each child will be paired with an older Book Buddy with whom they will share time in fun reading games and other activities.
  • July 24-27, Strongsville Branch / 2-4PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 17-21, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch / 1:30-4:30PM

Boys II Men Camp        Sorry!  This camp is filled.  
Ages 9-11
Focus on life skills, social skills, identifying risky behavior and coping skills, career exploration, financial literacy, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and team-building activities and hands-on projects. Guest speakers are invited to attend the program, such as karate/fitness instructors, technical and trade professionals, and professional athletes! 

  • July 17-21, Solon Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.  

Build a Bot       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 11-18
Build a robot from scratch that you get to keep using a microprocessor, breadboard, motors, transformers and resistors. We'll help you learn how to construct and program, and you can keep adapting it long after the class. You’ll also get a USB wristband to store all of your programs!

  • July 24-27, Berea Branch / 1:30-3:30PM (held at Middleburg Heights Branch)        Sorry!  These camps are all filled. 

Camp Sew Amazing: Kidstyle       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 9-17
Machine-sew your own outfit from start to finish, and then show your style on the last day of this five-day summer camp. For guys and girls. Instruction and all materials will be provided.   

  • July 17-21, Brook Park Branch / 1-4:30PM       Sorry!  This camp is filled.

Changing Space: Installation Art Camp       Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 11-18
During this program, campers will discover the process artists engage in to change a space through installation art. Working alongside professional artists from Progressive Arts Alliance, campers will plan, build, and refine a site-specific installation in the library. Students will experience the process of designing and making three-dimensional art using such materials as found objects, traditional art materials, and more. Campers will also experience how to use Maker tools to create art.  

  • July 10-14, Orange Branch / 1:30-4:30PM     Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 17-21, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch / 1:30-4:30PM      Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Comics Camp        Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 9-13
Working alongside professional artists from Lake Erie Ink, learn how to create your own comic. Workshops on dialogue, how to draw characters, storyboarding and more.  If you love comics, this club is for you!  
  • July 10-14, Maple Heights Branch / 1-4PM       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
  • July 17-21, Brooklyn Branch / 1-4PM       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
  • July 24-28, Beachwood Branch / 1-4PM       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.

Creative Painting Camp        Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 9-14
Learn about the master artists who pioneered Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstract methods of painting. Create an original painting with professional artist and author JoAnn DePolo. Each day of the camp focuses on a different painting style.

  • July 17-20, Fairview Park Branch / 1:30-3:30PM       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
  • July 24-27, Orange Branch / 1:30-3:30PM       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
  • August 7-11, Chagrin Falls Branch / 1:30-3:30PM      Sorry!  These camps are all filled.

Creative Songwriting Camp       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 8-13
If you like to create, dream, sing or write, a Creative Concepts in Music teaching artist who has written over 100 children's songs will help you tap into your creative side and express yourself in song.

  • July 17-20, Parma Branch / 1:30-4:30PM    Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-27, North Olmsted Branch / 1:30-4:30PM   Sorry!  This camp is filled.

Girl Power Camp         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 9-11
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.

  • July 10-14, North Olmsted Branch / 1:30-4:30PM            Sorry!  This camp is filled.

Girl Power Camp         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 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.

  • July 31-August 4, Richmond Heights Branch / 1:30-4:30PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.

High Five Fitness Camp     Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 5-8
Explore the five 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.

  • July 10-13, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch / 2-4PM     Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-27, Maple Heights Branch / 2-4PM     Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 31-August 3, Brecksville Branch / 2-4PM     Sorry!  This camp is filled.

Hip-Hop Coding Camp       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 9-14 (age requirements vary; please check before registering)
Learn to code through hip-hop and dance. You’ll pair basic hip-hop moves with MIT’s Scratch program to make your very own game or project. Since Scratch is free and online, you’ll be able to use your new skills to create coding programs long past the camp!

  • July 24-27, Southeast Branch / 2-4PM (Grades 4-8)
  • August 7-10, Brook Park Branch / 2-4PM (Ages 10-14)
  • August 7-10, Fairview Park Branch / 1:30-3:30PM (Grades 4-8)

Magic Camp       Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 8-13
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.

  • July 17-20, Gates Mills Branch / 1-3PM    Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-27, Chagrin Falls Branch / 1-3PM    Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Op Art Camp: Experimenting with Perception       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 11-18
Join professional artists from Progressive Arts Alliance for this dynamic camp that explores Op Art or the art of optical illusions. This camp will allow participants to experiment with different art materials and creative processes while using their imagination to design and build optical illusions that blend art, science, and math in exciting new work.
  • June 26-30, Brecksville Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 10-14, Middleburg Heights Branch / 1:30-4:30PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 10-14, Richmond Heights Branch / 1:30-4:30PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 17-21, Beachwood Branch / 1:30-4:30PM          Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 17-21, Southeast Branch / 1:30-4:30PM          Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-28, Independence Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-28, Parma Heights Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 31-August 4, North Olmsted Branch / 1:30-4:30PM         Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 31-August 4, North Royalton Branch / 1:30-4:30PM             Sorry!  This camp is filled. 

Puppetry Camp       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 5-8
Working alongside professional artists from Lake Erie Ink, campers will create characters and make them come alive in Puppetry Camp!  Students will create a variety of puppets, develop a story line and act out a short puppet show. Performance for adults and caregivers will be held on Friday at 3PM.  

  • July 10-14, Parma Heights Branch / 1-3PM
  • July 31- August 4, Garfield Heights Branch / 1-3PM

Robotix Summer Camps       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 7-13 (age requirements vary; please check before you register)
Several variations are available (Teen Robotix for older kids listed below). In each camp you will either build and program a robot to navigate various worlds, or build LEGO® WeDo robots.

  • July 10-13, Beachwood Branch / 2:30-4:30PM  Robotix Blox Kids Camp: Amazing Mechanisms (Ages 7-10)
  • July 17-20, Maple Heights Branch / 2-3:30PM  Jr. Robotix Blox Camp: Wild Animals (Ages 8-11)
  • July 31-August 3, Bay Village Branch / 2-4PM  Jr. Robotix Blox Camp: Amazing Mechanisms (Ages 7-10)
  • August 7-10, North Royalton Branch / 2-4PM  Robotix Blox: KhatchaBOT Camp (Ages 9-13)

Savvy Scientists Camp       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 7-9
Observe, predict and experiement like you never have before! Dress for mess.

  • July 10-14, Garfield Heights Branch / 2-4PM   Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 24-28, Mayfield Branch / 2-4PM    Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 31-August 4, Parma Branch / 2-4PM    Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Storytelling & Game Design Camp        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 11-14
Learn the creative game-making process from theory to project completion to create your own web-based game. Using Scratch, design and create your own game that you can take and share with your friends. This camp is perfect if you are interested in writing or game design and coding. 
  • July 10-13, Parma-Snow Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
  • July 17-20, Middleburg Heights Branch / 1:30-4:30PM      Sorry!  This camp is filled.

Wigglewords Camp       Sorry!  These camps are all filled.
Ages 5-8
Children will 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. 
  • July 3-7*, Parma-Snow Branch / 2-4PM (*closed July 4)
  • August 7-10, Berea Branch (to be held at the Middleburg Heights Branch) / 2-4PM

Wonders of Weather Camp        Sorry!  This camp is filled.
Ages 10-12
Join CBS-TV meteorologist, Jon Loufman, for a fun, hands-on, “Atmosphere Adventure” through the wild, wonders of weather. You’ll learn how we predict storms, how tornadoes and hurricanes form and lots of other cool, weather-science stuff.

  • July 10-13, Strongsville Branch / 1:30-4:30PM        Sorry!  This camp is filled.