July 28 - August 15 - Summer Camps

Hands on History Fun Summer Day Camps (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for boys and girls ages 8-13)
Location: Oberlin Depot.   Click on the program title to register or download a registration form.

Oberlin Expedition
July 28 - August 1 (Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Staff Only! Keep Out! Do these signs bother you? 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. See what sets the pins in a bowling alley and what makes a fire department move fast. Nose around in the attics of the Heritage Center and other vaults of art and history. This expedition will explore the realms of education, art, history, entertainment, and city services.

World Cultures Camp FULL
August 4-8 (Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Join us for an exciting adventure into various cultures around the world. During this camp, students will gain a greater knowledge about people around the world and their ways of life, exploring international music, dance, food, and history. Camp will include drumming, Ukrainian egg painting, cooking, folktales, and more. By learning about other countries and their practices, students will broaden their horizons, understanding not only cultural differences, but also what makes us all similar.

Architecture Camp
August 11-15 (Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) FULL

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, construct mini buildings, and envision buildings of the future. Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts attending this camp will also complete some requirements for Architecture badges and Interest Projects.

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. Camps are led by an experienced teacher assisted by college interns as well as youth and community volunteers. Camps take place at the air-conditioned Oberlin Depot at 240 South Main Street with occasional walking field trips to notable locations nearby. For all sessions, children should bring a bag lunch each day. Some snacks will be provided.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes may be cancelled if a minimum enrollment is not met by one week prior to the start date. No refunds will be made within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools' free lunch programs (please inquire). Reservations must be accompanied by payment. Grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members may receive the member discount as well.