Summer camps

When school is out for the summer, finding engaging ways to keep kids busy can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many great summer camps offered throughout Northeast Ohio, where young people can socialize, learn and channel their energy in positive ways. Especially for working parents, camps can be a better, more affordable alternative to summer child care. Learn about the summer camps available near you. Please note, resource eligibility may be determined based on financial need.

Canton camps


Christian summer camp for school-age kids in Stark County.
Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 477-6267, ext. 126

Christ Presbyterian Church

Hot breakfast is provided to anyone in the community through their Food, Clothing & Prayer program on the second Saturday of every month from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Camp Wakonda is a Christian summer camp that encourages children to grow in their emotional and spiritual health in the Christian community. Since 1959, campers have learned about and experienced God through the wonder of nature.
530 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Local: (330) 456-8113
Camp Wakonda: (330) 735-2740
Camp Wakonda: (330) 735-2740

Camp Country Day

Camps where children can feel safe to explore their interests in technology, sports, nature and the arts.
3000 Demington Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 453-8279

Canton Museum of Art

Studio classes and workshops available throughout the year as well as a Summer Art Camp for young people under the age of 18.
1001 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7666
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Canton Parks and Recreation

Ten-week summer day camp program for children ages 6 to 12.
2600 Harvard Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 456-4521

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Professional learning environment for young musicians in Stark County. Music camps are offered in the summer for children and young adults.
2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 452-2094

Malone University Academic Summer Camps

Academic summer camps that give students entering 10th through 12th grade a chance to gain valuable hands-on experience with talented professionals in their fields of interest. Note: Summer camps at Malone have been paused for 2021.
2600 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 471-8526

McKinley Museum Summer Science Camp

Summer camp designed to bring the world of science to students in grades one through five.
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 455-7043

TomTod Ideas

Project launches, school-based partnerships and summer camps that empower middle school students to imagine the world as it could be and put those dreams into action.
439 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 617-4753

YMCA of Central Stark County

Health, education and financial support services to help build strong foundations and strengthen our community. View all local YMCA locations.
4700 Dressler Rd NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-9622
Hartville camp

Pegasus Farm

Helping to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals:
  • Equine activities
  • Recreational programs
  • Social services
  • Vocational support
7490 Edison St. NE
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 935-2300
North Canton camps

Camp Invention

Opportunities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention and teamwork. Search additional locations.
3701 Highland Park St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (800) 968-4332

Stark State College

Education options for adults in Stark County. Kids' College: An education-based summer program designed to stimulate creativity and provide unique learning opportunities on a college campus. Massage Therapy Clinic: Free once-a-month therapeutic massages offered to veterans through the Hands for Heroes program.
6200 Frank Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 494-6170
Massage Therapy Clinic: (330) 494-6170, ext. 4725
Massage Therapy Clinic: (330) 494-6170, ext. 4725

Mad Science Northeast Ohio

Science camps and after-school programs for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
7000 Wales Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 498-0033

Camp Creatology

Crafting camp for seven weeks throughout the summer at local Michaels store locations.
6527 Strip Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 966-4638
Uniontown camps

Green Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camps

Weeklong camps for children ages 7 to 12 covering a variety of fun topics including transportation, superheroes, cooking, games and secret agents.
1755 Town Park Blvd.
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 896-6621

Lake Local School District

Career programs offered through the Stark Career Compact:
  • Career-based intervention (CBI)
  • Health tech
  • Legal studies
  • Marketing & business management
Performing Arts Summer Spectacular: A unique six-week theater camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade that culminates in the performance of a musical production.
436 King Church Ave. SW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 877-9383
Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282
Stark Career Compact: (330) 877-4282