Summer Camps

Register online or in person for these summer camps, listed by age. Registration is required for all camps. Access registration information through links provided below, when they are available. Please be sure to check each camp for specific registration details as details may vary.

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. Presented by the Center for Arts Inspired Learning.

• August 4-7 Orange Branch 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Please contact the branch to register)
• August 18-21 Berea Branch 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 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. Presented by the Center for Arts Inspired Learning.

• July 28-31, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Strongsville Branch

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.  Presented by Jen Krysiak.

All Jr. Discovery Camps are held from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

• July 28-31, Parma Heights Branch SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL
• August 4-7, Parma Branch (Please contact the branch to register)
• August 11-14, Brooklyn Branch (Please contact the branch to register)

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.

• August 4-7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Beachwood Branch SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL

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. Presented by Let’s talk about Youth Enrichment.

• August 4-8, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Brecksville Branch

Girl Power (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 during the summer. Presented by Making a Difference.

All Girl Power camps are held from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

• August 4-8 Berea Branch (Please contact the branch to register)

Authors & 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 p.m.

• July 28-31 Brooklyn Branch
• August 4-7 Brook Park Branch SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL

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, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Berea Branch 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! Presented by Stephanie Sutton, LLC.

• July 29-30, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gates Mills Branch SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL

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. Registration required. Presented by Progressive Arts Alliance.

• July 28 - Aug.1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Brook Park Branch

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. Registration required. Presented by Progressive Arts Alliance.

• August 11-15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Chagrin Falls Branch

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. 

• August 11-15, Parma-Snow Branch (Please contact the 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. Presented by Progressive Arts Alliance.

• August 11-15, Parma-Snow Branch (Please contact the branch to register)

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 lightning 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, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Parma Heights Branch SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL

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