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Summer Camps

In-person registration begins February 29

Bring on the fun! Warm weather and summer vacation mean camp is in session! The Shaker Heights Recreation Department offers a variety of camps to ensure a memorable, fun, and safe summer for your child.

Traditional Camp for children in grades K-8 continues this year in a weekly format – sign up for as many weeks as you like. Specialty and Sports Camps are also available for children with specific interests. Review the Spring/Summer Recreation Catalog for details on all summer camps.


  • Registration for camps this year is in-person only at Thornton Park, 3301 Warrensville Center Road, or the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road. In-person registration ensures forms are filled out completely.
  • First-time registrants must bring a valid Driver's License or state-issued identification as proof of Shaker Heights residency.
  • Traditional Camp registrants must complete the activity sheet prior to registration.
  • All campers must have a completed Registration/Medical Form at time of registration. The Concussion Form may be filled out at a later date. Forms are also available at Thornton Park.
  • Shaker Heights Recreation Department does not provide daily transportation to/from camps. However, a private bus company is used for field trips planned during the camp day.
  • Please verify the location of the camp in which your child is registered prior to the first day of camp. Camps are located in a variety of facilities throughout the community. If you need directions to any of the facilities, please request them at the time of registration.
  • In case of emergency during camp, call 216-491-1295. The appropriate camp director will be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Camp Fees

  • Traditional Camp: Camp fees are based upon the number of weeks your child(ren) attend and include multi-week discounts. Sibling discounts are not offered. Register and pay in full for all camps by June 13 to receive a discount. A late fee of $25 applies when registering the Friday before each week of camp. Fees include admission/transportation for field trips and a summer camp t-shirt. For more information on fees for Traditional Camp see page 24 of the Spring/Summer Recreation Catalog.
  • Specialty Camp: Camp fees vary based on selected camp. Fees include admission/transportation for field trips and a summer camp t-shirt. For more information on fees for Specialty Camps please review the listing beginning on page 25 of the Spring/Summer Recreation Catalog.
Friday, February 24, 2017