Day Camps

Greater Cleveland’s quintessential day camp experience expands with extended coed week option and theme-based preschool camps.
For decades, University School’s Day Camp has been the place for boys in Northeast Ohio to develop skills and forge friendships that extend well beyond the summer months. From morning swims to afternoon sporting competitions to on- and off-campus adventures – boys are learning, team-building, and expanding their abilities over the intentional six-week program. We now offer an extended seventh-week option for boys and girls to cap their summer. Our youngest campers can join us for up to 3 weeks of age-appropriate, hands-on activities that guarantee a unique journey of discovery. 

Our programs are designed to create an environment where our campers have fun and thrive.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Boys' Day Camp

    For boys entering grades K-7

    Date: June 13th - July 22nd
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $1525 ($300 deposit due at registration, balance due May 1st)

    In its 96th 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 limit group size, and 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. Field trips focus on educational as well as recreational opportunities. The extensive indoor and outdoor facilities of the Shaker campus provide the setting for these exciting, challenging, and fun pursuits. Counselors consist of experienced teachers combined with college and high school assistants. Our assistants are chosen due to their accomplishments as students and leaders within their own schools, and many were former campers 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.

    Questions? Contact Bill Champ
  • Late Summer Coed Day Camp

    Coed, grades K-3

    Week 7
    Dates: July 25th - 29th
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $275

    Week 8
    Dates: August 1st - 5th
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
    Location: Shaker Campus
    Tuition: $275

    These camps are coed, week-long extensions on our extremely popular Boys Day Camp. Activities include traditional camp games, swimming, hiking, sports games, and much more! Get creative with art activities using recyclable materials, partake in fun science experiments, or work in the vibrant campus garden! 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: $175 per week or $450 for all 3 weeks

    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 13th - 17th
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Learn basic programming through hands-on games and engaging activities like navigating mazes while learning to plan, sequence and problem solve with coding tools designed for young learners.
    Week 2: "3-2-1 BLAST OFF!"
    Dates: June 20th - 24th
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Join us as we explore aeronautics for pre-K. Boys will discover gliders through nature, make parachutes, launch stomp rockets, fly kites and airplanes as they learn about lift, drag, force, and propulsion.

    Week 3: "Think It, Create It, and Watch It Go!"
    Dates: June 27th - July 1st
    Time: 9:15 am - 11:45 am

    Think It, Create It, and Watch It GO! Our campers will 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
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved. 
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