Youth Summer Camps

Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps

Summer 2018 will feature three themed camps! 

From Farm to Fork to Fun

July 16-20 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Ever wonder where your food comes from? How it is made? What happens to it before you buy it? This camp will give participants a taste of the history of growing, selling, and serving food. Campers will also learn about ancient food preparation and preservation techniques from around the world, such as pickling and drying, through hands-on activities and field trips.

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Architecture Camp

July 30-August 3 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Children will love learning the basics of architecture in this hands-on camp. Together, we will tour Oberlin architecture, explore building materials, try construction challenges, sketch designs, create mini structures, and envision buildings of the future.  Scouts attending this camp will also complete some requirements for Architecture badges. 

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Explore Oberlin

August 6-10 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Staff Only! Keep Out! Do you ever wonder what's behind that door? In this camp, we’ll explore behind-the-scenes of museums, businesses, and landmarks in Oberlin to learn more about what makes the town run. Our week-long expedition focuses on the realms of education, art, history, entertainment, and city services.

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Notes about Camps and Registration: 

Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history,architecture, art, crafts, games, and the tastes and sounds of diverse cultures. An experienced educator leads each camp, assisted by college student interns as well as youth and community volunteers. Each session takes place at the air-conditioned Oberlin Depot (240 South Main St.) with occasional walking field trips to notable locations nearby. Children should bring a bag lunch, beverage, and appropriate outdoor wear each day. An afternoon snack will be provided by OHC.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be accompanied by payment. Children and grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members may receive the member discount. No refunds will be made for cancellations within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. A camp session may be cancelled by OHC if a minimum enrollment is not met by one week prior to the start date and a full refund will be made at that time. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools' free lunch programs (please inquire 440-774-1700).

Register online or fill out the Registration Flyer below and mail to P.O. Box 0455, Oberlin, OH, 44074.

If you register online, you will be contacted and asked to complete a permission form. "From Farm to Fork to Fun" and "Explore Oberlin" camps will require additional waivers for transportation and special activities.



2018 Youth Summer Camp Registration Form

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