Our camps focus on hands-on experiences with the natural world.

Campers will develop skills, go hiking, make crafts, sing songs, explore their national park, and more. This is a unique way for your children to experience the wonder of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. All camps are ACA accredited.

Junior Ranger Day Camp |  July 9 – 13, 2018

     Camp – ology | July 23 – 27, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp | July 30 – August 3, 2018

NPS

Junior Ranger Day Camp

Monday, July 9th-Friday, July 13th

In this unique day program, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard. From hands-on science to hiking among towering deciduous and coniferous trees, your venturesome explorer will discover the wonder and beauty of the great outdoors. They will learn about the tiny critters living in the soil and the red-tailed hawk perched in the hemlock tree at this engaging, adventurous camp. By the end of the week, your child will have earned their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge!

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm (no aftercare available on Fridays)

Click the registration button for pricing

*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

REGISTER

Melanie Nesteruk

Camp – ology

Monday, July 23rd-Friday, July 27th

Camp-ology is specifically designed for your little science enthusiast! From seeing firsthand the rocks that form in Cuyahoga Valley to discovering the hidden ecosystems of our ponds and streams, your child will discover their favorite “ology” through hands-on learning and exploration at this engaging day camp. We will keep minds sharp over the summer break by discovering different branches of science through immersive hikes and hands-on science experiments. With each day of camp, your inquisitive scientist will indulge in the wonders of our natural world while building lasting friendships in a safe environment.

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm

Click the registration button for pricing

*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

REGISTER

Emily Schreiber

Junior Ranger Day Camp

Monday, July 30th-Friday, August 3rd 

In this unique day program, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard. From hands-on science to hiking among towering deciduous and coniferous trees, your venturesome explorer will discover the wonder and beauty of the great outdoors. They will learn about the tiny critters living in the soil and the red-tailed hawk perched in the hemlock tree at this engaging, adventurous camp. By the end of the week, your child will have earned their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge!

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm (no after care available on Fridays)

Click the registration button for pricing

*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

REGISTER

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages can attend?

What ages do you include? Day Camps accept children from ages 6 to 11. For the residential camps, it depends on the camp. Our youngest campers are entering the 4th grade and our oldest campers are entering the 11th grade. Please check grade level requirements on specific camps.

Are you accredited? What does that mean?

ACA Accreditation means that this camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association® collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

What happens if I have to cancel?

All registrations must include a $50 non-refundable deposit. The balance of the camp fee is due at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. No refunds are issued after this date. If cancellation is unavoidable, please contact our office at 330-657-2796 ext. 100 for refund information.

What happens when the weather is bad?

Unfortunately, the weather cannot always be sunny at camp, but we promise campers will always be safe and have a good time. If there is light rain, we will still have campers out and about. Please send your camper ready to take on the elements. In more severe weather, we will move campers to an indoor location.

What are your staff’s qualifications?

Staff must be at least 19 years old and have completed at least one year of college or have equivalent experience. All counselors are thoroughly screened, including criminal background checks, fingerprint checks, and reference checks, as well as a personal interview. First Aid and CPR certification are also required for all counselors. Staff must complete a week long intense training and orientation.

What is the staff/camper ratio?

Low camper-to-counselor ratios promote a safe atmosphere in which teamwork and individual expression flourish. We follow ACA guidelines of 8:1 ratios for residential camp and 10:1 ratios for day camps. Campers will never be without adult supervision in any situation.

What meals do you provide during the day?

Campers will receive lunch as well as a morning and afternoon snack.

Is there a trained medical professional on site?

Residential camp sessions are staffed by a summer camp nurse, available 24 hours a day. All day camp and residential staff are First-Aid and CPR certified.

What kind of activities will my child do at camp?

Every day is very different for campers. Activities will vary depending on the camp program your child is attending.