Wilderness Camps

For boys entering grades 6-8

Outdoor adventures await at University School’s Hunting Valley campus and the surrounding Cleveland Metroparks locations. Enjoy outdoor activities such as: mountain biking, creek walking, campfire building, fishing, and swimming. In addition to camping-related activities, boys can anticipate other fun large group games both outside and indoors such as: dodge ball, capture the flag, touch football, and use of the indoor swimming pool. The week ends with a Thursday-Friday overnight. 

August 5-9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, plus Thursday overnight
Shaker Campus

For boys & girls entering grades 3-9

If you like being outside and on the water and want to learn about sailing, this camp is for you! You will learn important beginning boating fundamentals and water safety at the beautiful Mentor Harbor Yachting Club. Experience kayaks, small dinghy sailboats, large sailboats and powerboats on Lake Erie and the protected Mentor Harbor. The week-long camp is run by experienced, certified, professional sailing instructors who will guarantee fun. No boating experience required. Simply bring your lifejacket, sunscreen, and lunch. 

Session I: June 3-7
Session II: July 22-26
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mentor Harbor Yachting Club (transportation provided to and from the Shaker campus)
Camp Director: Bill Champ - wchamp@us.edu

For boys & girls age 10 and older

Looking for a unique, interesting and fun summer camp experience?  Then look no further than Just Add Water’s SCUBA Camp at University School!  Scuba Camp is a summer program that introduces campers to the underwater world and teaches them to SCUBA dive. Kids (and parents welcome too) complete the classroom and pool training required to earn their certification. Campers learn about dive safety, equipment, being a good dive buddy, aquatic life, and protecting the environment. Have tons of fun, be active, make friends and learn to SCUBA dive with Just Add Water! Families, adults included, are welcome.

Session I: June 17-21
Session II: July 22-26
Session III: August 5-9
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Just Add Water
36200 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby
Camp director Bill Champ - wchamp@us.edu
Outdoor Camps

Shaker Heights Campus


Explorations: 8/5-8/9
Sailing Session I: June 3-7
Sailing Session II: July 22-26
Scuba Session I: June 17-21
Scuba Session II: July 22-26
Scuba Session III: August 5-9

Explorations: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sailing: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scuba: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explorations: $475
Sailing: $425
Scuba: $525

 Explorations: Mike Wilson
Scuba, Sailing: Bill Champ

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. 
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