Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Our Summer Reading Program includes free youth camps at the Library.

Registration is now open for 2018 Summer Camps. Most camps are now FULL (see below), but some camps for teens have openings. Registration is required for camps. For teen camps that still have openings, use branch links below to register online, or register in person at your local branch. When registering, please be sure to check each camp for specific registration and eligibility details. Campers must be available to attend every day of the camp.

Camps for teens with Openings

Movie & Moguls Camp

Ages 14-18
Learn how to become an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. On Thursday, you’ll present your business plan to family and friends.  Monday-Thursday

Discovering Your Potential Camp        
Girls Ages 15-18
Learn how your abilities and interests align with long-term opportunities. Then build confidence through a personalized assessment and individual coaching session.  Monday-Friday


full camps

The following camps are all full. Some still have open Waiting Lists. Please contact staff at the host branch if you have any further questions.

Younger Kids    |   Older Kids & Tweens     |    Older Tweens & Teens  

Younger Kids

All of these camps are FULL.

Alphabet in Action Camp
Ages 5-8   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Examine shapes, sounds and sequence of the alphabet through engaging stories and movement activities. Monday-Thursday

Puppetry Camp

Ages 5-8   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Create a variety of characters, develop a story line and act out a short puppet show for your parents and caregivers on the last day of the camp. Monday - Friday

Book Buddies Literacy Camp
Little Buddies   Grades 1-3   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Big Buddies help Little Buddies improve reading skills by reading aloud together and playing fun reading games.   Monday-Thursday

Library Lab
Ages 6-7   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Have fun with hands-on explorations of art, science, math and technology. Monday-Thursday

Move, Make Noise & Create Camp
Ages 6-10   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Move to get your energy out, play musical instruments and create masterpieces in clay, collage, printmaking and paint. On Friday, you’ll get to perform for family and friends. Monday-Friday    (also for ages 9-13; see below)
  • July 30-August 3, Parma Branch / 1:30-4 pm     -   FULL

Marvelous Mathematics Camp
Ages 7-9   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Explore math principles through movement and dance.  Monday-Thursday

Savvy Scientists Camp
Ages 7-9   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Observe, predict and experiement like you never have before! Monday-Friday

Build a Bot Junior Camp
Ages 7-10   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Learn the logic and language of programming using the free software Scratch. Build and experiment with electrical components and wire and program a microprocessor.  Monday-Thursday

Robotix Summer Camps        
Ages 7-10   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Several variations of Robotix are available (Robotix for older kids listed below). In each camp you will build LEGO® WeDo robots.   Monday-Thursday

  • July 9-12, Bay Village Branch / 2-4 pm  Jr. Robotix Camp: Amazing Mechanisms   -   FULL
  • July 16-19, Beachwood Branch / 1:30-3:30 pm  Robotix Blox Kids Camp   -   FULL
  • August 6-9, North Royalton Branch / 1:30-3:30 pm  Jr. Robotix Blox: Adventure Stories   -   FULL  
 

Older Kids and Tweens

All of these camps are FULL.

Animating Amazing Animals Camps               
Ages 8-11   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Build a webpage and create your own animation to campaign for the protection of endangered animals.   Monday-Thursday

Art & Creative Songwriting Camp        
Ages 8-11   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Tap into your creative energy and write original songs based on your own artwork. We’ll provide musical instruments, or you can bring your own.   Monday-Thursday

  • June 25-28, Parma Branch  / 1:30-4:30 pm   -   FULL 
"Bee" a Coder Camp
Ages 8-12   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Use simple programming techniques to code your own dance that mimics a swarm of bees in nature. On Friday, perform the dance for your parents and families.    Monday-Friday

Magic Camp        
Ages 8-13   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
After Zap the Wonder Chap shares the history of magic, he’ll teach you how to entertain an audience and how to put together a magic act using everyday objects.   Monday-Thursday

Minebot Camp
Ages 8-14   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Explore Minecraft: Blockopedia by Alex Wiltshire, and program your robot to help Steve or Alex in the randomly generated world.  Monday-Thursday Book Buddies Literacy Camp
Big Buddies     Grades 4-8   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Big Buddies help Little Buddies improve their reading skills by reading aloud together and playing fun reading games. Big Buddies must attend a brief orientation before camp.    Monday-Thursday

Boys II Men Camp           
Ages 9-11   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Through team-building activities and hands-on projects, explore topics like life, social and coping skills; risky behaviors; careers and entrepreneurship; financial literacy; and health and wellness.   Monday-Friday

Comics Camp         
Ages 9-13   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Learn how to create your own comic – write dialogue, draw characters and storyboard!   Monday-Friday Move, Make Noise & Create Camp
Ages 9-13   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Move to get your energy out, play musical instruments and create masterpieces in clay, collage, printmaking and paint. On Friday, you’ll get to perform for family and friends. Monday-Friday    (also for ages 6-10; see above)

Creative Painting Camp         
Ages 9-14   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Learn about the master artists who pioneered realism, impressionism, expressionism and abstract methods of painting. Then create an original painting based on these styles.  Monday-Thursday

Girl Power Camp
Ages 9-11    -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, collaborate with peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem and learn about risky behaviors.   Monday-Friday        (also for ages 12-14; see below)

Tech Time Inc. Camp        
Ages 10-13   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Work with a team to develop the latest and greatest tech product or service. You’ll present your ideas Thursday to family and friends.  Monday-Thursday


Older Tweens & Teens

All of these camps are FULL.

Build a Bot        
Ages 11-18   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Use a microprocessor, breadboard, motors, transformers and resistors to build a robot from scratch.  Monday-Thursday

Crazy Contraption Competition Camp
Ages 11-18   -   Sorry!
These camps are FULL.
It’s our annual Rube Goldberg competition! Using everyday objects, design and build a machine that can close a book. Teams from six branches will compete August 11 at the Parma-Snow Branch to see who has the best contraption.   Monday-Thursday

Digital Animation Deep Dive Camp
Ages 11-18   -   Sorry!
These camps are FULL.
Explore the principles of animation and learn how to bring digital characters to life using the same tools the pros use.  Monday-Friday

Respberry Pi Camp        
Ages 11-18   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Experiment with electronics and tinker with technology as you build and program circuits using a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.  Monday-Thursday 

Girl Power Camp
Ages 12-14   -   Sorry! This camp is FULL.
Connect with an adult mentor, develop financial skills, collaborate with peers, explore colleges, increase self-esteem and learn about risky behaviors.   Monday-Friday        (also for ages 9-11; see above)

Core Skills in Creative Writing Camp

Ages 13-18   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
Review the fundamentals of creative writing and create poetry, fiction and drama.   Monday-Thursday

ACT / SAT Prep Boot Camp        
Ages 14-19   -   Sorry! These camps are FULL.
College Now of Greater Cleveland will help you prepare for each section of the college admission tests, ACT or SAT.   Monday-Thursday