Summer 2022 Youth Camps

Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps

Summer 2022 will feature three different week-long camps! 


CANCELED - Ancient Cultures Camp

*Update 7/6/2022 - This camp has been canceled due to low enrollment.

July 18 - 22 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Take a trip through time while learning about ancient cultures from around the world! Campers will discover people and places whose civilizations built the foundations for many societies around today. This camp will explore ancient peoples of the Roman Empire, Greece, India, the Americas, Africa, and Pacific Islanders through music, art, crafts, and games.

Registration deadline for this camp: July 9, 2022


Architecture Camp

August 1 - 5 (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 inside and out, 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.

Registration deadline for this camp: July 23, 2022

Register Here - Please note if you register online, you will be contacted and required to complete a permission form. 


Kids through the Decades Camp

August 8 - 12 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

What did children wear in the 1910s? What kinds of toys were around in the 1950s? How did my parents listen to music when they were my age? Children will get to learn about what life was like for American kids throughout the decades of the 20th century, exploring topics such as school life, pop culture, chores, and recreation through activities, games, and objects in the Oberlin Heritage Center collection.

Registration deadline for this camp: July 30, 2022

Register Here - Please note if you register online, you will be contacted and required to complete a permission form. 


Notes about Camps and Registration: 

Children must bring a bag lunch, a water bottle, a mask (if required), and appropriate outdoor wear each day. An afternoon snack will be provided by OHC.

Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history, architecture, art, crafts, and games 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.

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.

Register by June 25, 2022 and receive a $5 discount (reflected in online price).

Scholarships may be available to those who qualify for free or reduced school 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 required to complete a permission form.


COVID-19 Safety Policies:

Please note that due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the structure and logistics of the camps may be revisited and altered according to current or projected conditions. Families will be informed of camp safety requirements in advance.


2022 Summer Camp Registration Flyer