Summer Day Camps


What better way to explore summer than with crafts, games, and music? In this 90 minute program, select 3-4 options that introduce the childhood of yesterday.  Some options include: quill pen writing, relics of yesterday, quilts, folk songs, woodworking of the past, and pioneer games.

From Frontier to White House

Visit both the Lake County History Center in Painesville and the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor.  Campers begin the day learning about President Garfield’s life as young boy in our Pioneer Village. After lunch they will travel to Mentor to learn about Garfield’s life as a statesman on his Mentor farm. A Junior Ranger badge is earned upon completion.  It’s two programs for the price of one!   5 hours (including lunch and travel time)

Native American Life

Do you think the Native Americans in this area lived in a teepee or in a longhouse? Learn what life was like for the local Whittlesey Focus Indians. How would you find food or play with other children? Play Native American games, hear stories that have been passed down through the generations, and make a craft to take home with you in this 90 minute program.

The “Write” Stuff

Learn how people communicated before telephones and computers…wait, did that even happen?!  Write with a quill pen, and make an autograph book you can take home – OR – make your own paper to take back to camp for overnight drying. Campers will also make ink and experiment with writing with a quill pen.  This program lasts 90 minutes, but the memories last a lifetime.

Good Olde Summertime

Summer is the time to learn some of the games of yesteryear. Children will play various lawn and table games of long ago.  Games will vary, but may include croquet, bocce ball, graces, jacks, tag, and sack races. This is 90 minutes of pure exhilaration and laughter.

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