Summer Camps from page 48
For children grades K-2, the Shaker Recreation Department’s traditional camp includes
creative arts and sports such as swimming, t-ball, soccer, and basketball. Children grades 3-8
are able to design their own camp day, choosing from a variety of fun activities such as sports,
arts and crafts, hiking, science, swimming, volleyball, and soccer. Field trips are part of the
schedule for both age groups.
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Shaker also offers the following sports camps: baseball,
basketball, fencing, flag football, golf, lacrosse, field
hockey, skateboarding, soccer, and tennis. Specialty
camps include art, math, and computer camps.
Other Shaker Recreation options include Safety
Town, Teens Learning to Connect (community-service
oriented activities), Shaker on Stage (theater),
Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp, Jazz Camp, and Band
Camp. Glide and Slide Camp is designed for ages 5 and older.
This camp includes
lessons, as well as
open skating and
Contact the Shaker
or visit shakeronline.com.
The Early Childhood
Enrichment Center at the Shaker Family Center at 19824 Sussex Road offers
full-time Summer School Age Camp, which spans the 10 weeks that Shaker Schools are not
in session. The camp is open to children 6 to 8 years old and includes swimming lessons at
Thornton Park, cooking, nature activities, and field trips. For information, contact ECEC at
216-991-9761 or ececshaker.org.
At Hathaway Brown’s Broad Horizons camp for girls K-8, campers participate in a
wide variety of activities, such as swimming, lanyard, art, and line dancing, from June 16 to
July 24. HB also offers an August vacation camp, July 28 - August 15, for boys and girls ages
3-14. Call Siva Grossman, 216-320-8085, or visit hb.edu/summer.
University School offers K-12 co-ed and all-boys day camps, sports camps, and
academic enrichment programs.
Experienced US coaches and faculty lead
the summer programs. From football to
lacrosse, from theater to leadership and
business camps, there is something
for all ages.
For complete program listings and to
register, visit us.edu. For more information,
contact Debbie Linich, 216-831-1984,
Summer at Laurel offerings include
Adventure Camp, Equestrian Camp, Sports
Camp, and Theater Camp. The Magic Tree
House Camp is for first and second graders,
and the Daring Camp is for third and fourth
graders. Weekly science camps are designed
and led by the Great Lakes Science Center.
Register online at laurelschool.org. Call
216-455-0154 for more information or visit
Connecting With Nature from page 49
It sounds like the campers also
learn how to camp.
Yes, they learn how to set up tents, build a
fire, cook outdoors, as well as how to clean
up and break down the camp site at the
end of the trip. It’s all hands-on and we all
work together as a team.
How can you tell a youngster is
ready for an overnight?
At that age, they are usually pretty excited
about it. They are excited by the idea of
being away from home, experiencing
new adventures, and gaining a sense of
independence. They should want to be
there of course, so we don’t recommend
parents push their children to do an
overnight camp if they are not ready.
For any overnight camp, an
must be important.
Absolutely. At the Nature Center, our
overnight trip leaders are part of our
full-time education staff and are certified