Summer 2021 Youth Camps
Oberlin Heritage Center's Hands-On History Camps
Summer 2021 will feature two week-long themed camps!
Oberlin Heritage Center camps are open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. 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. An experienced educator leads the camp, assisted by college student interns and occasional community volunteers.
Notes about Camps and Registration:
Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the structure and logistics of these camps may need to be revisited and altered.
The Summer 2021 Camps will offer in-person hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm on the Oberlin Heritage Center grounds (73 ½ S. Professor Street). Camp days will take place primarily outdoors and there will be occasional walking field trips to locations around town, weather permitting. Children must bring appropriate outdoor wear, sturdy shoes, a mask, a bag lunch, and a water bottle each day.
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 for any reason and a full refund will be made at that time.
$65 for members; $75 for nonmembers ($5 discount if registered before July 1). Scholarships are available to students who qualify for schools' free or reduced lunch programs (please inquire).
Register online by clicking the individual camp registration links 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. A health survey must be completed on the first day of camp.
Questions? Please call the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, Amanda Manahan, at 440-774-1700 or send an e-mail.
August 2 - 6 (Monday – Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm
Children will love learning the basics of architecture in this hands-on camp. Campers will tour Oberlin architecture, 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.
Oberlin Outdoors Camp
August 9-13 (Monday – Friday), 9:00am-1:00pm
Let's get outdoors and explore Oberlin's landscape! Campers will tour around famous man-made landmarks, gardens, and natural spaces. Children will learn about pollinators, plants, and how we effect our local environment, and try their hand at gardening and designing landscapes of their own.