Summer Camps

Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps

Summer 2016 will feature three themed camps! 


Out of this World! Aerospace and Aviation - REGISTRATION CLOSED

July 25-29 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

When it comes to flight and space travel, Ohioans have really soared! Children will learn about aerospace and aviation in the past, present, and brainstorm what the future may hold. We will conduct experiments that demonstrate scientific theories, explore construction challenges, and visit related sites around Oberlin.



August 1-5 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Ideas of work and recreation have changed over time and continue to with new technologies. Together, we will uncover the history of work, explore children’s chores and games, meet people who still work in traditional ways, and create with our hands, including making baskets and candles, cooking with a Dutch oven, and learning basic carpentry.



August 8-12 (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, construct mini buildings, and envision buildings of the future.  Scouts attending this camp will also complete some requirements for Architecture badges.


Notes about Camps and Registration: 

Oberlin Heritage Center camps are open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13 and run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m each day. Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and encourage curiosity about history, architecture, art, and diverse cultures. Camps are led by an experienced educator assisted by OHC staff, student interns, and community volunteers. Each session takes place at the air-conditioned Oberlin Depot  at 240 South Main Street with occasional walking field trips to notable locations nearby. Children should bring a bag lunch each day and dress for outdoor activities. Simple snacks are provided.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp may be cancelled if a minimum enrollment is not met by one week prior to the start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. Children and grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members may receive the member discount. 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.




Registration Flyer

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