Day Camps

We have a strong tradition of combining fun activities with a truly educational experience.
 
US’ Boys' Day Camp is the place where your son will experience teamwork, sportsmanship, athletic and non-athletic skill-building, and pride in a job well done. Our Condors Day Camp is an off-campus adventure of daily exciting activities specially designed for rising seventh- and eighth-grade boys. Our preschool boys camp consists of 1, 2, or 3 weeks of age-appropriate, hands-on activities that guarantee a unique journey of discovery! Again, this summer we offer our Coed Day Camp at the end of the camp season.

We know kids, and we create an environment where they thrive.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Boys' Day Camp

    For boys entering grades K-6

    Date: June 14th - July 23rd
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $1480 ($300 deposit due at registration, balance due May 1st)

    In its 94th year, the US Boys’ Day Camp is proving that good things do last! The camp prides itself in being a safe place where we will teach your son teamwork, sportsmanship, athletic and non-athletic skills, and pride in a job well done. We have a strong tradition in combining fun activities with a truly educational experience. A big part of our success comes because we DO limit group size, and we maintain a 6-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio! We know boys, and we create an environment where they thrive.

    Campers swim twice each day (instructional and free swim). Tennis instruction is included in the older groups’ programs. Younger groups have a focus on nature and the outdoors. New this year, boys in the 3rd grade and up will be building and launching rockets! Field trips focus on educational as well as recreational opportunities. The extensive indoor and outdoor facilities of the Shaker campus provide the primary setting for these exciting, challenging, and fun pursuits.  Camp leaders are experienced teachers who are assisted by college and high school counselors. Counselors are chosen due to their accomplishments as students and leaders within their own schools, and many are former campers at the Day Camp who have chosen to give back to the program they loved as a child.

    The Boys’ Day Camp is a full six-week program. Because of the limit in group sizes, be sure to register early for this popular camp.

    Extended Day options (before and after camp) and shuttle bus services are available. Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Day Camp Condors

    Boys, entering grades 7 & 8

    Date: June 14th - July 23rd
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Heights Campus
    Tuition: $1500 ($300 deposit due at registration, balance due May 1st)

    The Day Camp Condors group is an outreach adventure of daily exciting activities off-campus like kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, hiking, and sports.

    Extended Day options (before and after camp) and shuttle bus services are available. Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Late Summer Coed Day Camp

    Coed, grades K-3

    Dates: July 26th - 30th
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $250

    This camp is a coed, week-long extension of our extremely popular Boys Day Camp. Activities include traditional camp games, swimming, hiking, art activities, sports games, science experiments, horticulture, and much more! The highlight of the week is a visit to the 220-acre Hunting Valley campus for canoeing and outdoor activities. This camp will be run by veteran summer camp counselor Debra Sterling.

    Directed by Bill Champ
  • Super Summer Preschool Camp

    For boys, age 4 (by June 4 & Potty Trained)

    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $150 per week or buy 2 weeks get 1 week free

    This camp is specially designed to engage prekindergarten boys in a creative and stimulating environment using US’s theme-based curriculum. Boys will enjoy 1, 2, or 3 weeks of age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Weekly explorations will guarantee a unique journey of discovery! This camp is run by our dynamic US teachers. Group size is limited, so register early for this fun camp!

    Week 1: Coding Fun
    Dates: June 14th - 18th
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Boys learn basic programming through hands-on games and engaging activities like navigating mazes while learning to plan, sequence and problem solve with coding caterpillar, mouse and Dot Robot.
     
    Week 2: "3-2-1 BLAST OFF!"
    Dates: June 21st - 25th
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Boys explore aeronautics. Discover gliders through nature, make parachutes, launch stomp rockets, fly kites and airplanes and learn about lift, drag, force, and propulsion.

    Week 3: "Think It, Create It, and Watch It Go!"
    Dates: June 28th - July 2nd
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Boys learn about the science behind simple machines while using the engineering process to build with common supplies. They will create catapults, race cars, and marble runs to spark their imagination and inspire their creativity.

    Directed by Ellen Rothfusz

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
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