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Mahoning Valley Summer Camp Guide

Great options for summer camps in the Mahoning Valley

By Leann Rich February 3, 2021

Ahh, Summer - the time for every working parent to say to themselves - what am I going to do with these kids all summer!! Here are a few great options for summer camps in the Mahoning Valley - kids can dance, get outside, and have a bunch of fun with their friends.

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Summer So Great it's Scary!
Camp JCC provides a safe, fun environment for campers to build lifelong friendships through unforgettable adventures and quality care. Our day camp is designed to accommodate campers of various ages and interests, regardless of ethnic and religious background.  

Camp JCC is designed for campers entering grades 1-8 and is open to everyone! Campers participate in activities that promote cultural awareness, encourage teamwork, and provide educational and recreational activities. Campers will participate in swimming activities every day. 

JCC of Youngstown successfully operated Camp JCC during the pandemic in 2020. We will implement plans based on what we learned last year, and will continue to follow all safety guidelines recommended by the state of Ohio, the American Camp Association, and the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America. Your child’s safety is our number one priority.

Specialty camps include Mad Science Robots, Esports, Theatre, Hogwarts Camp, Snapology Lego, Visual Arts, and more!

Sign up before March 1 for an early bird discount.

June 7 - August 13
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Daily
Extended hours available.

JCC of Youngstown
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504
330-746-3251
jccyoungstown.org/camp 



Archery Camp | Mill Creek MetroParks

Ages 8-14.  This program is a basic introduction of the fundamentals of archery including safety guidelines. Class is taught by ODNR certified instructors. All four evenings of participation is expected. Snack provided. Bring a reusable water bottle. All participants will shoot nightly. Parents are encouraged to stay and observe. Equipment provided. 

July 19 - 22
$50 R, $60 N
Mill Creek MetroParks
Call Chris at 330.740.7114 x104 to register by 7/16.

Rackets & Paddles Camp | Mill Creek MetroParks

Ages 12+. Join this fun and informational beginners camp learning the basics of both tennis and pickleball. Each day will consist of learning the rules, strategies of each sport, and playing. Each participant will get a camp shirt and water bottle. 

August 9 - 12
$50 R, $60 NR 

Mill Creek MetroParks
Call Chris at 330.740.7114 x104 to register by 7/12



On Target Outfitters
On Target Outfitters is a youth mentoring organization that uses outdoor sports and activities, like archery, riflery, fishing, survival skills, and more, as a way to connect youth with nature. Join us this summer for 8 weeks of exciting camps, like archery, riflery, fishing, girls survival camps, boy survival camps, survival camps for younger kids, and so many more!

Our day camps run Monday - Thursday from 9 AM to Noon or 1 PM to 4 PM (times and length of camp vary for some camps).  

June 14 - August 2
Check our website and Facebook page in March for our Summer Camp 2021 schedule! 

On Target Slideshow by Leann Rich


YMCA Summer Day Camps

When school is out for the summer, the YMCA has all the activities you’ll need to keep your child engaged, entertained, and combat summer learning loss while you work or go about your duties. Summer Day Camps and Off School days offer swimming, crafts, gym games, field trips, speakers, and much more! Day Camp is located at the Davis Family YMCA at 45 McClurg Rd, Youngstown, OH 44512.




Do you run a camp that is not listed here? Fill out this form to be added to the list. 

Get a FREE kid-friendly event calendar for the Mahoning Valley full of festivals, fairs, activities, events and more! Sign up by clicking HERE!