Summer Camps

Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps

Summer 2017 will feature three themed camps! 


Oberlin Ahoy! Pirates and Life on the High Seas

July 17-21 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Set sail with us in search of fun and adventure! Campers will learn about the history of pirates, including the famous Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. We will explore how people navigated the seas, what a sailor's life was like, how to create maps, and much more through engaging hands-on activities! Registration for this camp is now closed.

Taught by Amanda Manahan


Architecture Camp

July 31-August 4 (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. Registration for this camp is now FULL.

Taught by Amanda Manahan


History of Theater

August 7-11 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Children attending this camp will experience not only the dramatic history of theater, but also what happens behind the scenes. This camp focuses on how theater evolved over time and the influence of plays and musicals on culture. As a part of the camp, children will create their own mini theatrical production to perform at the end of the week. Registration for this camp is now FULL.

Taught by Maria Surovy 


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/Permision Form

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