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2012 Summer Camp Guide

April 5, 2012


Sponsored by: Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley
Where: Kiwanis Fresh Air Farm, Valley Grove
Ages: 4-10
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16-Aug. 3 (before- and after-care available)
Cost: $105 non-members/$95 members weekly; $22/$20 daily (scholarships available)
Sign language, nature, outdoor play and swimming.
Contact: 304-214-5437,

Where: J.B. Chambers YMCA, Elm Grove, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades K-7
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30-Aug. 17 (free before- and after-care available)
Cost: 4- to 5-day rate: $100 non-members/$85 members; 3-day rate: $90/$70. Additional discounts may apply.
Registration deadline: Sunday, May 13
Sports activities, elementary-type games, swimming, guest speakers, science activities and more, led by certified teachers and counselors.
Contact: 304-242-8086

Sponsored by: Ohio County Service Unit, Black Diamond Girl Scout Council
Where: Camp Giscowheco, Triadelphia
Ages: Grades K-8
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13-15
Cost: $35 for registered Girl Scouts, $47 non-registered
Registration deadline: May 25 postmark. Forms available at Girl Scout office after April 30.
Swimming, hiking, outdoor cooking, archery and crafts.
Contact: 304-233-7331 or

Where: Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, Wheeling
Ages: 3-11
When: June 4-Aug. 24; half- and full-day programs; one-day programs; before- and after-care available
Cost: Varies; member, multiple-week and early-registration discounts (April 30); optional box lunches extra
Hands-on animal activities, crafts, nature play, farm activities, imaginative play, investigation activities and photojournaling. Some camps offer daily swimming.
Contact: 304-243-4030,

Where: Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, Wheeling
Presenter: Judy Bischof
Ages: 3-7
When: 10:15-11:15 a.m. for ages 3-5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4-7, June 4-June 29
Cost: $70 a week, additional child discount
Children will play, learn, sing, dance, create and share in the fun of making music along with their peers. Each child receives a home material kit including an instrument.
Contact: 304-639-1715

Where: The Linsly School, Wheeling
Ages: 5-13
When: 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. June 4-June 29
Cost: $90 a week, $310 for four weeks
Registration deadline: May 31
Open to the public; sports, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips.
Call 304-233-3260,

Where: Schrader Environmental Education Center, Museums of Oglebay Institute, Stifel Fine Arts Center and Towngate Theater; Wheeling
Ages: 3 and up
When: June 4-Aug. 10, full- and half-day programs; before- and after-care may be available
Cost: Varies
Camps in art, theater, nature, dance, history and combinations. See website for complete listings and registration forms.
Contact: 304-242-7700,

Where: Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades 1-4
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4-June 29 (before- and after-care available)
Cost: $105 non-members/$95 members weekly; $22/$20 daily (scholarships available)
Sign language, arts, science, cooking, recycling, animals, community garden and daily trips to Heritage Port Playground.
Contact: 304-214-5437,

Where: Wheeling Country Day School, Wheeling
Ages: 4-entering 1st grade; entering 2nd-6th grade; entering 5th-8th grade
When: 9 a.m.-noon (4-1st grade) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (entering 2nd-6th grade) May 29-Aug.16 (before- and after-care available); 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 3-10, School Aid Camp for kids entering 5th-8th grade
Cost: $50 half-day, $100 full-day weekly; $25 School Aid Camp
Open to the public; themes include Legos, technology, Italian, science, math, drama, basketball, creek exploration, martial arts, princesses, superheroes, soccer, Spanish and kitchen boot camp ($10 more).
Call 304-232-2430,

Where: Wheeling Park
Ages: 4-5 and 6-13 (entering 7th grade)
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 4-5s; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for 6-12s from June 4-Aug. 3 (before- and after-care available)
Cost: $42 half-day; $80 full-day weekly; $9.25/$17 daily, discounts for multiple weeks, additional children
Swimming, crafts, paddle boats, arcade games, mini golf, zoo trip, scavenger hunts, and special events. Children grouped by age and gender.
Call 304-243-4085,


Where: Bethany College
Ages: 8-13 (boys and girls)
When: June 23-27
Cost: $415 boarder; $260 commuter
Specific instruction in all aspects of soccer; groups divided by gender.
Contact: 304-829-4559, jcunningham

Where: Bethany College
Ages: 5-10 (boys and girls)
When: 6-8 p.m. June 24-26
Cost: $70
Participants will be coached in group activities, soccer drills, small-sided games and soccer matches.
Contact: 304-829-4559, jcunningham

Sponsored by: Covenant Community Church
Where: The Linsly School athletic fields, Wheeling
Ages: 4-10
When: 6-7:30 p.m. June 3-6
Cost: Free
Soccer skills taught by Ohio Valley soccer coaches and players; age-appropriate spiritual lessons; snacks.
Contact: 304-905-9000,

Where: Oglebay Stables, Wheeling
Ages: 4 and up
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11-Aug. 17 for ages 7 and up; 9 a.m.-noon June 18-Aug. 3 (five weeks total) for ages 4-6; before- and after-care available
Cost: $170 plus tax weekly; optional lunch extra
Weeks divided by experience level. English and Western riding, horse care, safety, discipline, first aid, breed identification and more.
Contact: 304-243-4042

Where: Oglebay Park, Wheeling
Ages: 7-17
When: Starts June 4, runs for three-hour sessions, one day a week for eight weeks
Registration: May 5 and 12 at the Par III building from 9 a.m.-Noon
Cost: $75 first child; discounts for additional children
Includes instruction, play on the course, driving range and golf discounts outside of camp hours.
Contact: 304-243-4050


Where: Challenger Learning Center, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades 1-3
When: 9:30 a.m.-noon June 19, June 27, July 12 or July 25
Cost: $20
Age-appropriate space exploration activities.
Contact: 304-243-8740,, summercamps.htm

Where: SMART-Centre Market, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades 2-7
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-7
Cost: $60; includes lunch and snacks
Grade-level appropriate physics activities.
Contact: 304-23-DINOS,

Where: SMART-Centre Market, Wheeling
Ages: Girls entering grades 5-8
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18-19
Cost: $60; includes lunch and snacks
Activities and experiments led by all-female staff.
Contact: 304-23-DINOS,

Where: Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades 4-8
When: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18-22
Cost: $175
Robot-building, simulated spaceflight, robot challenges, swimming.
Contact: 304-243-2499,

Where: Challenger Learning Center, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling
Ages: Entering grades 4-7
When: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20 or 28 ("Return to the Moon"); and July 17 or Aug. 1 ("Voyage to Mars")
Cost: $35
Space flight-simulated missions.
Contact: 304-243-8740,,

NOTE: The Summer Camp Guide will be reprinted with updates and additions in the Summer Survival Guide that publishes in May. Send information by April 15 to



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