Summer Camps

From the shores of Lake Erie to the launching pad of a rocket, amazing adventures in the great outdoors await!

Our summer camps offer preschoolers and students the opportunity to explore and connect with the outdoors, meet new friends, encounter local wildlife and discover the wonders of the sky in Schuele Planetarium. Campers will engage in hands-on, nature-based activities that integrate science, math, literacy and the arts as they discover their backyard and beyond at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

Refund Policy: Notification is required one week prior to the start of a program to be eligible for a refund. A service fee of 5% will be applied to all refunds. Please note there are no refunds for missed classes, and make-up classes are not provided.

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2024 Summer Camps

Preschool Summer Camps

Summer Nature Nuts

For children ages 3 – 6

Adventure awaits! Explore the outdoors, make crafts, meet live animals and discover the joys of nature! We will provide water breaks, please do not send water bottles or snacks with your child. Sunscreen is recommended. Children must be fully bathroom independent.

Monday or Tuesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

8-week session: Classes take place weekly (June 3 – July 31; No classes July 1 – 5)
Fee: 
$440/child

Kindercamp

For children ages 4 – 6

The wonder of nature is at your fingertips! Explore the outdoors, make crafts and meet live animals. Dress for messy fun and wear your favorite hiking shoes. With different, exciting curriculum each week, you can sign up for one or all of these camps. We will provide water breaks, but you are welcome to bring a water bottle. Sunscreen is recommended.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Camp 1: June 11 – 13
Camp 2: June 18 – 20
Camp 3: July 9 – 11
Camp 4: July 16 – 18
Camp 5: July 23 – 25
Camp 6: July 30 – August 1

New Kindercamp added: June 25 – 27

3-day camp: Choose one or more
Fee: $165/child per camp

School Age Summer Camps

STEM Camp

For students who have completed grades 1 – 5

Spend the summer exploring different topics each week! Each camp will include an outdoor hike, STEM activities, animal encounters, and hands-on discovery. Please be prepared to hike with sturdy shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle, and a packed lunch.

Tuesday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

June 11 – 13: Cars, Boats, and Planes Building Challenge
June 18 – 20: Science and Art
June 25 – 27: Moon Madness
July 9 – 11: Mythology and Space Stories
July 23 – 25: Bugs, Gotta Catch Them All
August 6 – 8: Engineering Design Challenge
August 13 – 15: Mysterious Mysteries, Codes and Cyphers

3-day camp: Choose one or more
Fee: $270/child per camp

Rocket Camp

For children who have completed grades 3 – 6

Learn all about rockets during this one-day rocket adventure! View footage on the planetarium dome of historic NASA rocket launches, then assemble and safely launch your own rocket. Campers must bring a water bottle and a packed lunch. Please dress for outdoor activities with sturdy shoes.

Friday, July 26
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $90/child

Rocket Camp Junior

For children who have completed grades 1 – 3

Not quite old enough for Rocket Camp, but still love rockets and space exploration? Assemble a simple rocket, learn how rockets work, view footage of real rocket launches, then head outdoors for lift off in this mini camp.

Friday, July 12
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $45/child

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Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a registered service provider of the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) educational savings account program. The Ohio ACE program provides funds for students and families to use on various enrichment and educational activities, including tutoring, day camps, music lessons, study skills services and field trips. This program is available to any Ohio child ages 6 to 18 years old who meets at least one of the eligibility requirements. Learn more at aceohio.org.

June 2024

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July 2024

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fri12jul9:00 amfri11:00 amRocket Camp JuniorFor students who have completed grades 1- 39:00 am - 11:00 am

fri12jul1:00 pmfri3:00 pmRocket Camp JuniorFor students who have completed grades 1- 31:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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tue23jul(jul 23)9:00 amthu25(jul 25)2:00 pmSTEM Camp: Bugs, Gotta Catch Them AllFor students who have completed grades 1-59:00 am - 2:00 pm (25)

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fri26jul9:00 amfri4:00 pmRocket CampFor students who have completed grades 3 - 69:00 am - 4:00 pm

tue30julthu01augKindercamp - Camp 6For children ages 4 - 6(July 30) 9:30 am - (August 1) 11:30 am

tue30julthu01augKindercamp - Camp 6For children ages 4 - 6(July 30) 12:30 pm - (August 1) 2:30 pm

August 2024

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