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2018 Ohio Valley Summer Camp Guide

April 9, 2018

C3 Soccer Camp

Sponsored by: Covenant Community Church

Where: The Linsly School athletic fields,

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Campers take aim during an archery session at Camp Kno-Koma in West Virginia.


Ages: 4-10

When: June 10-12; 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 304-905-9000,

Children learn soccer skills from local coaches and players; age-appropriate biblical lessons; snacks. Church service and picnic Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m.


Camp Catch Your Breath

Where: Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp, near Weston, W.Va.

Ages: 8-13

When: July 22-27


Summer camp experience for children with diabetes.


Camp "Y" Adventures

Where: J.B. Chambers YMCA, 55 Lounez Ave., Elm Grove, Wheeling

Ages: 5-12

When: May 29-Aug. 15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (free before- and after-care available, 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Cost: 4- to 5-day rate, $100 ($85 yearly members); 3-day rate; $90 ($70 yearly members). Discounts for additional siblings and for paying in full by May 13. Two-week non-refundable payment required.

Registration deadline: May 13

Contact: 304-242-8086

Free breakfast and hot lunch, field trips, sports, crafts, safety camp, carnival, animal week, science camp and more.


Celebrate Youth Camp

Where: YWCA, 1100 Chapline St., Wheeling

Ages: 5-9

When: July 9-13 and 16-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (before- and after-care available, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Cost: Free

Contact: 304-232-2748,


Children's Museum

Summer Day Camp

Where: Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling

Ages: Preschool-entering 2nd grade

When: June 11-15 and 18-22, July 16-20 and 23-27 (afternoon sessions optional).

Cost: $55 (afternoon rate to be determined)

Contact: 304-234-5437,

There will be daily themes. Activities will include messy art, animals, physical activity, playground in the afternoon.


Children's Museum

Summer Day Camp at Fresh Air Farm

Where: Kiwanis Fresh Air Farm, Valley Grove

Ages: Kindergarten-entering 5th grade

When: Two weeks in August (exact dates to be determined), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: TBD

Contact: 304-234-5437,

Traditional camp activities, including arts and crafts, nature exploration and swimming.


Children's Solutions Summer Camp

Where: Children's Solutions, 600 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville

Ages: 5-13

When: June 4-Aug. 10; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (before- and after-care available, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Cost: $90 weekly, $75 siblings, $20 daily (three-day minimum), $5 before- and after-care; $800 for 10 weeks

Contact: 304-810-0095

Traditional day camp activities, MAKER Space, field trips including Four Seasons Pool and Grand Vue Park. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Cosmic Kids Summer Camp

Where: Challenger Learning Center, Wheeling Jesuit University

Ages: Entering grades 1-3

When: June 19 and July 31; 9:30 a.m.-noon

Cost: $30

Contact: 304-243-8740,,

Micronauts simulator and planetarium experience featuring the chance to explore space and the wonders of science.


Faith Ranch

Where: Jewett, Ohio

Ages: 7-17

When: June 10-Aug. 4

Cost: $450 full week, $350 half week, $250 day camp (per week)

Contact: 740-946-2255,

Christian-based horsemanship camp; campers receive 15 hours comprehensive instruction per week from certified instructors, plus traditional camp activities including campfires and swimming.


Fun with Engineering Camp

Where: SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling

Ages: Entering grades 4-8

When: July 16-17; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $60

Contact: 304-23-DINOS,,

Use everyday materials to engineer solutions to basic engineering problems. Solve fun challenges and learn how to build bridges, towers, catapults and more. Snacks and lunch provided.


Fun with Physics Camp

Where: SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling

Ages: Entering grades 2-7

When: Aug. 6-7; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $60

Contact: 304-23-DINOS,,

Build a physics toy, play with magnets and explore the fascinating world of physics. All activities are grade-level appropriate, safe and fun. New activities this year for returning students. Snacks, lunch provided.


GEMS (Girls Enjoying Math and Science) Camp

Where: SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling

Ages: Girls entering grades 5-8

When: June 25-26, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 304-23-DINOS,,

Learn and have fun at the same time with other girls who love science. Join an all female staff with activities and experiments in many areas of science. Snacks and lunch provided. Funding provided by the Women's Giving Circle of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.


Good Zoo Camps

Where: Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, Wheeling

Ages: 3-4, age 4-entering grade 1, entering grades 2-3, entering grades 4-7, entering grades 6-12

When: June 4-Aug. 17; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (not all weeks include all age groups) (before- and after-care available, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). One-day camps and Saturday morning camps available.

Cost: Most are $145 weekly (members receive 10 percent discount). Multiple-week, early registration and half-day discounts; optional box lunches extra.

Contact: 304-243-4068,,

Hands-on animal activities, science, environment, crafts, nature play, farm activities, photojournaling, art, dinosaurs, water, STEM, zookeeper experiences, camping and more.


Horse Lover's Camp

Where: Oglebay Park, Wheeling

Ages: 7 and up

When: June 4-8, 18-22 and 25-29 for beginners; July 9-13 and 23-27 for intermediates; Aug. 6-10 for advanced; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $250 weekly

Contact: 304-243-4042,

Beginner camp includes horse safety, grooming and basic horse care. Intermediate campers must have had six months of riding lessons. Instruction in safety, horse care, breeds, colors and bandages. Advanced campers will learn canter. All campers will swim in the afternoons.


House of the Carpenter Church Camp

Where: Camp Aldersgate, Carrollton, Ohio

Ages: Entering grades 3-12

When: July 8-13, 15-10, 22-27 and 29-Aug. 2

Cost: Free

Contact: 304-233-4640

Traditional camp activities including games, boating, fishing, arts and grafts, music campfires and more.


Junior Nature Camp

Where: Camp Giscowheco

Ages: 10-15

When: July 15-21 and/or 22-28

Cost: $375 weekly. Oglebay Institute members receive discount.


Activities include canoeing, swimming, team building, orienteering, arts and crafts, music, archery, campfires and nature studies led by professional biologists and naturalists.


Linsly Day Camp

Where: The Linsly School, Wheeling

Ages: 5-12 (four age groups)

When: June 4-29 weekdays; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (before- and after-care available, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Cost: $130 weekly or $450 all four weeks

Contact: Caty Coleman, 304-233-3260, ext. 506 or

Swimming, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, free hot lunch daily and more.


Literacy Camp

Where: House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front St., Wheeling

Ages: 6-12

When: July 23-27; 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Contact: Michelle Lucarelli, 304-233-4640,

Each child receives a free, new book of their choice every day. Breakfast and lunch included. Transportation provided.


Missoula Children's Theatre Camp

Where: Strand Theatre, Moundsville

Ages: Entering grades 1-12

When: June 18-22; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 304-845-5833

This year's play is "Peter and Wendy." Auditions are 10 a.m. Monday, and roles will be announced that day. Performance is Saturday, June 23.


Oglebay Institute Day Camps

Where: Schrader Environmental Education Center, Museums of Oglebay Institute, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Towngate Theatre, Wheeling

Ages: All

When: June 4-Aug. 10

Cost: $75/$65 members for preschool half-day nature camps; $120/$105 members for full-day nature and visual arts camps. Prices vary for performing arts, dance and teen camps.

Contact: 304-242-7700, camps

Camps in art, theater, nature, dance, history and combinations. Some camps offer swimming in the afternoon. See website for complete listings and registration forms.


Ohio County 4-H Camp

Where: Camp Russel, Oglebay Park

Ages: Ages 9-12

When: June 25-29

Cost: $115 (scholarships available)

Registration deadline: May 8

Contact: 304-234-3673,

Theme: Almost Heaven, West Virginia 4-H. Activities include arts and crafts, history, hiking, outdoor games, swimming, campfires, guest speakers. Campers do not have to be in 4-H.


Ohio County Cloverbud 4-H Camp

Where: Camp Russel, Oglebay Park

Ages: Ages 5-8

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 and 4-9 p.m. June 27

Cost: $25

Registration deadline: May 8

Contact: 304-234-3673,

Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, campfire.


Pre-K SummerFest

Where: Holy Family Child Care Center, 161 Edgington Lane, Wheeling

Ages: Completing OR entering West Virginia pre-kindergarten

When: May 29-Aug. 10, weekdays, 8:30-4:30 p.m. (free before- and after-care available)

Cost: $115 weekly, $105 weekly if paid in full by May 30

Contact: 304-242-5222

Activities include themed weeks, crafts, games, water play, field trips and more. Breakfast, lunch and snacks included.


Space Explorers Summer Camp

Where: Challenger Learning Center, Wheeling Jesuit University

Ages: Entering grades 4-7

When: June 21 ("Expedition Mars") and Aug. 2 ("Return to the moon"); 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $45

Contact: 304-243-8740,,

Travel to Mars aboard the Mars Transport Vehicle with a crew of astronauts to discover is there is life there, or become part of a historical mission returning to the moon.


Summer Jam

Where: Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 129 1/2 18th St., Wheeling

Ages: K-grade 5

When: June 18-July 14, weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration deadline: June 4

Contact: 304-232-2630

Safety and health activities, swimming, family picnic and more.


Wheeling Country Day School

Summer Camps

Where: Wheeling Country Day School, 8 Park Road

Ages: Entering preschool to 6th grade

When: May 29-Aug. 11 weekdays; 9 a.m.-noon for preschool-entering grade 1; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for entering grades 2-5 (before- and after-care available)

Cost: $55 half-day, $105 full-day

Contact: 304-232-2430,

Open to the public. Weekly themes include: creek week, drama, pottery, art, music, dolls, acrobatics/dance, robotics, stop-motion movie making, technology, Minecraft, Harry Potter, cooking, basketball, soccer and more.


Wheeling Park Day Camps

Where: Wheeling Park

Ages: 4-5 and 6-13 (entering grades 1-7)

When: June 5-Aug. 4 weekdays; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for preschoolers and 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for older kids (before- and after-care available)

Cost: $90 weekly or $19 daily for full-day; $47.50 weekly and $10.25 daily for half-day. Discounts for paying for multiple weeks in advance and for additional siblings.

Contact: 304-243-4085,

Weekly themes, swimming, crafts, paddle boats, arcade games, mini golf, zoo trip, carnival, scavenger hunts and other special events.


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