Summer Program and Camp Guide- 2016

Some of the best memories your kids will have this summer will be of camp! Check out these local opportunities to find an experience your child will love. Keep in mind that changes may occur so always double check with the business directly. Also, please let them know you saw them at our Camp Fair or in this guide. Thank you for supporting Dayton Parent Magazine and these great local businesses!


Asian Arts Center Taekwondo Address: 1630 E. Stroop Rd. Dayton, OH 45429 Phone: 937-395-0333
Email: [email protected] Website: Summer Fun TKD Camp For All Belt Ranks Including Beginners! Time 9:00am-3:00pm Mon-Fri Cost $175 (Save $25 if registered by April 30, 2016) Dates: June 6-10, June 20-24, July 11-15, July 18-22. This fun camp will cover basic to advanced martial arts techniques. This is a great way for current martial arts students to polish up on their requirements to test to higher levels. This is also a great introduction for new students with little or no martial arts knowledge.

Bellwether Farm Address: 2720 Peebles Rd. Troy, OH 45373 Phone: 937-623-4258
Email: [email protected] Website: Bellwether Farm offers educational and fun summer opportunities for kids of all ages. Our camp programs teach riding and horsemanship – and so much more! Learning horse skills promotes confidence, teamwork, responsibility and leadership in a fun and rewarding environment. We offer riding programs with all sessions designed for maximum hands-on experience. Our program enrollment per camp is kept small (6 campers) so we may tailor each camper’s activities to their comfort level.

Bright Beginnings Address: 2973 Lantz Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45434 Phone: 937-426-6222
Email: [email protected] Website: Ages: 5-12 Bright Beginnings Summer Camp program offers both academic retention AND fun! The children participate in a weekly themed camp which takes them on 4-5 field trips per week, along with many guest speakers at the center. The children have the opportunity to utilize our computers and digital cameras to document their experiences throughout the summer. Some of the field trips include Ohio Caverns, Parks, Swimming, Reds games and Karate.

City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture Address: 789 Orchard Lane Beavercreek, OH 45434 Phone: 937-427-5514
Email: [email protected] Website: Ages: 6-12. Campers will play a variety of activities, create crafts, play sports and meet new friends. Camp is for ages 6-12 (campers will be grouped depending on age and activity). Each week has a different fun theme! Camps run from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with structured activities and a field trip each Wednesday. FREE extended hours available from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Dare to Defy Productions and Beavercreek Community Theatre Address: 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio (Beavercreek Community Theatre) 45432 Phone: 831-233-8437 Email: [email protected] Website: Grades: 3-8 (H.S. Internships Available) Time: 9:00-3:00 (Extended care available) Week One: July 11th-15th Theatre Workshop Sessions with professional artists on all aspects of theater. Week Two: July 18th-23rd Show production from auditions to performance. Showcase performances on 22nd and 23rd

Decoy Art Studio Address: 1561 Grange Hall Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45432 Phone: 937-431-4838
Email: [email protected] Website: Ages: 6-15 GET CREATIVE and meet new friends while expressing your inner artist! Camps available for ages 6-15 years to work in multiple mediums including wheel pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture and mosaics. All students will receive a camp t-shirt.

East Dayton Christian School Address: 999 Spinning Rd. Dayton, OH 45431 Phone: 937-252-5400 ext. 250
Email: [email protected] Website: East Dayton Christian School strives to be the premier option in the Miami Valley for families seeking academic excellence from a Biblical worldview to achieve lifelong leadership and service. Preschool program and childcare for ages 18mos – 5 years, Grades K-12, competitive athletics, limited class size, free breakfast, tuition scholarships for everyone.

Five Seasons– Camp Five Seasons Address: 4242 Clyo Rd. Dayton, OH 45440 Phone: 937-848-9200
Website: Grades: PK-6th June 1st through August 14th are the dates of our various camps that include Munchkin Camp, Elementary Camp, and Before and After Camp Child Care. Munchkins are ages 4-K and learn tennis, swim and sports play along with arts and crafts and “on site” field trips. Elementary age kids will have a blast at the all day camp (grades 1st-6th). They will have tennis, swim and fitness based activities as well as learn about Photography, Tie Dying and more. Special visits from local professionals. This camp is for members and non-members of Five Seasons.

Inspire Center for Learning Address: 1481 North Fairfield Road Beavercreek, OH 45432 Phone: 937-426-2907
Email: [email protected] Website: Be ready to discover and go on adventures this summer like never before! Passport to discovery and adventure this summer with interactive lessons, field trips and extension activities. Our degreed teachers are excited and committed to providing high quality environments that will enrich student learning and provide them with an educational and fun summer program. Dates of camps- 6/1/2016-8/24/2016

Midwest Cheer Elite Address: 8730 N. Pavilion Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 Phone: 513-779-9111
Email: [email protected] Website: Tumbling, cheer and hip hop are just a few of the camps that you can take to hone in your skills. We offer camps for all levels at our 24,000 square feet location with four full spring floors, in ground tumble traks and pits.
NTPRD Chiller Ice Rink– Camp Chiller Address: 301 West Main St. Springfield, OH 45504 Phone: 614-791-9999 ext. 156
Email: [email protected] Website: Ages: 4-11 Camp Chiller introduces children ages 4-11 to ice skating, as well as engaging them in fun activities and projects related to skating, hockey, winter Olympic sports and more! Cost per week: $160 Cost per day: $35 per day if enrolled in advance or $40 per day if enrolling day of camp.Times: 9:30 am- 2:30 pm Camp activities include: Skating lesson from a professional skating instructor, supervised free skate with games, art projects and activities, behind the scenes look at ice making and maintenance. Themed weeks with activities focused on ice-related sports. Each full week camper will receive: t-shirt, 1 skating pass, skating evaluation

Paintbrush Pottery– Summer Kidz Kamp Address: 255 West Central Ave. Springboro, OH 45066 Phone: 937-748-8708
Email: [email protected] Website: Ages 6-13 Let the children enjoy using their artistic mind and having fun making new creations. Our summer Kamps are June 15th, 22nd, 29thth, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th and August 17th from 10:30 am-1 pm $25 for most kamps.

Star City Music Studios Address: 20 N. Second St. Miamisburg, OH 45342 Phone: 937-265-2164
Email: [email protected] Website: Grades: K-12
A variety of half-day music camps are available for K-12 students, including Piano, Guitar, Brass Ensemble, and an Instrument Sampler Camp. Activities include instrumental techniques, general music and theory concepts, and ensemble opportunities in a fun and creative setting! For more information, please visit our website or call 937-265-2164.

The Miami Valley School Address: 5151 Denise Dr. Dayton, OH 45429 Phone:
Email: [email protected] Website: Grades: Preschool-12 Summer at MVS offers seven fun-filled weeks of creative, challenging, and exciting opportunities that will bring a smile to any child and create lasting memories of summer fun. Whether you are a current MVS family or just learning about our community, our summer program intends to enrich our campers’ physical, social, creative and academic development. The strength of our camps comes from small group sizes, personal attention to each individual, and an experienced, professional staff committed to enriching students’ lives. 2016 camps include Fossils, Animation, Puppeteering, Robotics, Rock Climbing, Forensics, and Engineering and are offered by grade level.

Washington Township Rec. Center Address: 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Dayton, OH Phone: 937-433-0130 ext. 2803
Email: [email protected] Website: #HUNGRY4CAMP? Let the games begin! Full day campers experience arts and crafts, sports, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing and weekly field trips. Specialty camps in art, theatre and sports also offered. Spend your summer in a creative environment and enjoy all the extras the Washington Township Recreation Center has to offer!

The Piano Preparatory School Address: 3899 Indian Ripple Rd., SUITE C,
Beavercreek, OH 45440 Phone: 937-426-6920
Email: [email protected] Website: The Piano Prep School offers a variety of summer classes for children, teens and adults! “Jump Start” Guitar, Piano or Ukulele; Music Together®; Philharmonious Strings and Science & Music Exploratorium are just a few of our most popular programs! The 2016 Summer Brochure will be available March 30.

Pre-College Programs at Wright State University Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 Phone: 937-775-3135
Email: [email protected] Website: Celebrate summer as you join other students to explore science, mathematics, culture, computer technology, language arts, art, and more on Wright State’s campus. Hands-on classes are designed to stimulate creativity and enthusiasm for learning. Live on campus in one our Residential Programs or attend our Discovery day camp option.

Brain Balance of Centerville Address: 685 Lyons Rd. Centerville, OH Phone: 937-401-2373 Email: [email protected] Website: Brain Balance offers a drug-free, non-medical program that addresses the root cause of your child’s social, behavioral, learning and attention struggles. Before and After School Program and Special Needs.

Central State University Address: 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384 Phone: 937-376-6216 Email: [email protected] Website: Seed to Bloom is a free half-day agriculture STEM camp for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The camp has different themes for each grade ranging from healthy eating, plant life and water. Students get breakfast and lunch and work in labs and explore the outdoors. Register at

FAACT Food Allery Anaphylaxis Connection Team Address: YMCA Camp Kern, Phone: 513-342-1293 Email: [email protected] Website: Camp TAG provides a safe place for children with food allergies and eosinophilic disorders and their siblings to have fun – with no worries about allergic reactions – and meet other children who share similar experiences. It is a bonding and empowering week for all campers, including parents. Camp TAG is 95% fun and 5% educational, with age-appropriate activities and games each day on food allergies, anaphylaxis, nutrition, the emotional impact of living with food allergies and how to stay safe at school and at home. The curriculum was designed and reviewed by FAACT’s Board. There are also two, full time nurses on staff during the camp week. Activities include ropes course, climbing tower, canoeing, crafts, music, swimming, pedal carts, and much more.

Washington-Centerville Public Library Address: 111 W. Spring Valley Rd. Centerville, OH 45458 Phone: 937-610-4453 Email: [email protected] Website: Children’s Summer Reading Club. Prevent the ‘summer slide’ by having your child read throughout the summer as part of the Escape Into Books Summer Reading Club for grades K-5. Incentives for reaching pre-determined reading levels, fun programs and activity centers make summer reading more fun than ever! Reading clubs also available for babies/toddlers and teens! Visit

Learning Tree Farm Address: 3376 S Union Road Dayton Phone:937-866- 8650 Email: [email protected] Website: Together we will discover the children’s story Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Between investigating the animals in the barnyard, practicing spider handwriting, and exploring the garden and farm grounds children will compare Learning Tree Farm’s idyllic setting to this classic tale. The week will culminate in a “Fair” created by and put on by the children for their families. This week’s camp is designed for children who have completed Kindergarten through 4th grade. Cost is $100 per child.

Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts Address: 261 w. Central Ave. Springboro, OH 45066 Phone:937-748-8797 Email:[email protected] Website: Every week will bring on a new theme and with that, new games, challenges and FUN! From SUPER HERO CAMP, to JEDI CAMP, and even SPY CAMP the kids will be thrown into new and exciting journeys each week of the 2016 Summer Break!

TWIGS Kids Gymnastics, Swimming, & Cheer Address: 1900 S. Alex Road West Carrollton, Ohio 45449 Phone:937-866-8356 Email: [email protected] Website: The perfect camp for ACTIVE kids! Gymnastics, Swimming, Slip-N-Slide Mountain, Team Games, Crafts, Specialty Classes, Field Trips, & more! Open Gym included every day. 8:00am-5:30pm. Grades K & Up!

Amber Le Frere-Music Instructor Address: 84 S. East St. Bellbrook Ohio Phone: 937-397-5880 Email: [email protected] Piano Discovery For ages 4-6
June-August General music concepts such as rhythm, tempo, dynamics, pitch, performance, singing and popular children’s songs will be learned in a fun, play-focused atmosphere. 20 years experience teaching ages 4 and up. Ongoing opportunities in fall.

Camp Jabaz Address: 3191 Sr. 380, Spring Valley, Ohio Phone:937-223-4513 Email: [email protected] Website: Horse Day Camps: Campers enjoy extended time with the horses and our trainers concentrating on horsemanship.
Traditional Day Camps: Campers participate in a weeklong variety of activities that encourages them to explore and appreciate the great outdoors and horses. Junior Camps: Shortened Traditional Camp for 5 to 7 yrs.

Bella Musica Address: 2240 E. Central Ave. Suite 4 Miamisburg, OH Phone: 937-865-6539 Email:[email protected] Website: Orchestra students will have fun with our week-long, intense String Festival (June 20 – 24 OR July 25 – 29). Or they may want a twist on traditional string music in our Irish Fiddle camp (June 27 – July 1 OR August 1 – 5). Young singers will enjoy Voice Camp, where they will learn to sing healthily and develop ensemble skills. This camp will be a fun way to keep singing this summer (June 27 – 30 OR July 5 – 8). Before I Join Band Camp will introduce students in grades 3 – 5 to band and ensemble playing. They will learn the basics of breath control, music reading, and ensemble playing. Group Guitar is on Saturdays June 19-July 30

Sycamore Streams Equestrian Address: 1083 Scheying Road Lewisburg, Ohio Phone: 937-248-7104 Email: [email protected] Website: Horse Camp-Each camper will participate in riding lessons, ground work, general horse care, games, crafts and many other fun activities! Camp starts at 9am and ends at 1pm. There will be a riding exhibition and an art fair on the last day of camp for families. For youth ages 6 and up. $365 per week. Check out Sycamore Streams Equestrian on Facebook!

La Petite Academies Address: Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Englewood, Centerville plus Childtime of Centerville and Childtime of Fairborn Phone:844-225-0327 Website: Every camper will receive a backpack with a T-shirt, water bottle, and an activity pad, featuring games, puzzles, a dry-erase board, and stickers! There are weekly themes for ages 5 and up such as Spy Camp, On the Stage Performing Arts Camp, Experiments in Science Camp, Get Your Game On Sports Camp, Wilderness Explorer Camp, and Culinary Arts Camp. Some include field trips such as the zoo, park, aquarium and a community garden. Each day, teachers will provide daily learning experiences in math, science, and literacy, through special educational activities to keep your child’s mind sharp throughout the summer. Summer Camp is perfect for younger children too ages 6 weeks- 5 years.

Marmon Valley Ministries Summer Horse Camp Address: 7754 State Route 292 S Zanesfield OH 43360 Phone: 937-593-8000 Email:[email protected] Website: Faith, Friends and Farm. That’s what campers have learned to expect and love about summer camp at Marmon Valley Farm. The horses are the greatest attraction for many campers! Through the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) we offer an exciting and safe horse program for boys and girls of all ages. Each camper is assigned to his own horse or pony for the week. Every morning is divided into four sessions: Grooming & Saddling, Arena Riding, Trail Riding and Theory taught with a good mixture of fun and education by trained instructors. Campers are evaluated at the end of the week with a riding and written (or oral) evaluation. A variety of camps are offered in our nine week summer.
Five Rivers Metroparks Address:409 E. Monument Ave. Dayton, OH Phone: (937) 275-PARK (7275) Email: [email protected] Website: Five Rivers Metroparks have everything your entire family can imagine for summer fun. Just a few of the exciting outdoor activities that can be found within the parks include horseback riding, gardening, volunteering, backpacking, camping, fishing, geocaching, farming, and biking. There are summer programs, summer camps, summer classes, and more. With 18 area parks- there is something for everyone nearby.

YMCA of Greater Dayton Address: Several Locations throughout Dayton Area Phone: 937-223-5201 Website: Did you know we have 14 summer day camp locations? Along with that, we also have residential camp with YMCA Camp Kern, teen camp and several specialty camps! The Y is your place for the BEST SUMMER EVER! Resident camp, Day Camp and Specialty Camps (Basketball, Arts and Crafts, CSI, Lego, etc.) are all available to choose from. Programs for ages 5 to 12. Themed weeks and field trips for some camps. June through August and financial assistance is available.

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