Youth Summer Camps - FULL

Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps

Summer 2019 will feature two themed camps offered over three weeks! 


Architecture Camp

Update 7/6/19: Registration for this camp is now closed.

July 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 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.


Archaeology Camp

Update 7/13/2019: Registration for both the August 5th and August 12th sessions are now full.
Please direct any questions to Amanda Manahan at [email protected] or 440-774-1700.


TWO SESSIONS  August 5 - 9 or August 12 - 16 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Open up your minds and get your hands dirty in this one-of-a-kind camp! This camp will introduce the basics of archaeology and demonstrate how we can understand cultures of the past. Each week-long session will include an original archaeological investigation on OHC grounds, including excavating, screening for artifacts, and preserving the artifacts for the future. Camp will conclude with mini displays created by campers to interpret their work and findings.

Session 1 (August 5 - 9): Register Here {FULL}

Session 2 (August 12 - 16): Register Here {FULL}

Note: Both sessions of the archaeology camp will offer similar experiences, therefore each camper will only be able to attend one week of this camp. Exceptions may be made depending on space availability.


Notes about Camps and Registration: 

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. 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. 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. An additional waiver and health form will need to be completed for children attending the archaeology camps. 



Registration Form

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