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Finding just the right camp for your child with special needs is important. You want them to have fun, make friends and…

Fieldstone Farm Horse Camp

Finding just the right camp for your child with special needs is important. You want them to have fun, make friends and have the opportunity to explore and challenge themselves. But finding a camp that can accomplish all of this in a supportive and nurturing environment is essential.

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center specializes in programming for kids with special needs including physical, cognitive, developmental and behavioral disabilities.

Through working with horses, campers discover their best selves in week-long camps throughout the summer. Instructors are specially trained to bring out the best in children with special needs.

Each day campers groom and ride horses, as well as explore the 45-acre farm just outside Chagrin Falls. There are 10 sessions from June 9 to Aug. 8.

Some of the camp themes include: Picasso’s Ponies — campers will ride and work with the artist-in-residence to explore their creativity using many mediums including horses; What’s Up Doc? — this session is designed for your budding veterinarian. Campers will learn about horse care including how to take a horse’s temperature, weigh a horse and more; and The Driver’s Seat — an experienced driving team will teach campers the ins and outs of hitching a carriage, getting behind the reins and taking a carriage for a spin.

Call Winni, 440.708.0013 x146, or visit for more information.

Summer at Laurel

As winner of Macaroni Kid East’s Best of Family Summer Camp, campers and parents are raving about Summer at Laurel.

The dedicated Laurel School faculty brings passion and creativity to each camp to ensure an energetic and caring environment where the potential of every camper is nurtured and developed.

Laurel’s summer offerings reflect the school’s expertise and include opportunities for boys and girls ages 4 through grade 12, including art, science, theater, world languages, culinary arts, sports and adventure programs.

In addition, Laurel has partnered with the Cleveland Museum of Art, Great Lakes Theater, Heights Youth Theatre and Great Lakes Science Center to take advantage of the amazing cultural institutions Cleveland has to offer.

Day campers will enjoy time filled with nature exploration, swimming, crafts, field trips, creek-walking, games, making new friends and much more. A variety of specialized camps will help students soar to new heights and develop confidence and new skills.

Flexible one-week sessions with half-day or full-day experiences, shuttle service, lunch, plus extended care in the morning and afternoon, make this an ideal camp for parents and campers alike.

Laurel’s Lyman Campus is conveniently located in Shaker Heights. The 140-acre Butler Campus is situated in Russell Township featuring a 1,600-square-foot Magic Tree House, 16,000-square-foot fitness center, Project Adventure Ropes Course, spectacular fields, tennis courts, creeks and trails for exploring.

Early bird discounts and multiple-week discounts available. Register online at

Email the Summer at Laurel Office at or call at 216-455-0154 for more information.

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Summer Camp

University School offers an all-boys’ day camp, coed sports camps and coed academic enrichment classes for children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Programs take place on campus in Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley, and are led by experienced US coaches and faculty.

The Boys’ Day Camp (grades K-7) and sports camps (grades K-12) are designed to teach skills, foster sportsmanship, build confidence and create lasting friendships. Pre-kindergarten boys can enjoy a mini-version of the day camp, with one, two or three weeks of age-appropriate activities.

Specialized and competitive boys’ sports camps include soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball, basketball and speed. Campers use the state-of-the-art athletic facilities on the Hunting Valley campus under the guidance of US coaches.

Coed programs also offered are Academic Adventures (grades 2-5), space camp (grades 4-8), theater camp (grades 5-9), songwriting (grades 6-10), and leadership and entrepreneur camps (grades 7-9). High school students can register for academic courses taught by US faculty.

Visit for complete camp listings and to register.

Call Debbie Linich at 216-831-2200, ext. 7366 or email for more information.

Valley Art Center

Summer Camp at Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, is a fun, nurturing and truly hands-on experience of visual arts for all ages. Several themes are new this year for afternoon camps; Nature, Sparkles and Glitter, Sports, Outer Space and Monsters.

Each morning, All Around Art Camp focuses on fundamental art experiences including drawing, painting, silkscreen printing and traditional camp crafts.

Learn sewing and fashion design, architecture and construction, cartooning, photography, beading or pottery during camps held mornings and afternoons from June 16 through Aug. 8.

Call 440-247-7507 for more information.

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