Wet, wild and out-of-this-world summer camps at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
There’s an entire universe of fun for families at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center this summer. From sunny versions of our popular year-round programs to new themed day camps and family/group activities, there are opportunities for all ages to learn or try something new!
Wet programs, like "Beach Bash!" and "A River Runs Through Us" send campers to Huntington Beach or nearby Porter Creek in the morning to learn about the properties of water. Then they spend the afternoon creating water-themed pottery, art or sculpture at our neighbor and partner-in-fun BAYarts.
Wild things are included in almost everything we do here, whether as part of a one-day educational program or an interactive session during a week-long camp. The indoor exhibits and outdoor Wildlife Garden, where many of our resident animals live year-round, are open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Beginner and advanced "Rocket Camps" and two "Rocket Nights" for individuals/groups lead the Out of this World lineup. Shows in Schuele Planetarium continue all summer, and day campers enjoy shows designed around camp themes.
"Back to Nature Day Camp: Just for Girls" is back for its 11th year. It’s a busy blend of arts, crafts, beachcombing, trailblazing, storytelling, wildlife and more for girls who have completed grades K-5. Girls ages 13 and older are welcome as volunteers!
"Wild Summer Reading Camp" is our highly effective, acclaimed reading intervention camp for children entering grades 1-4. Give your reader in need a great start to the new school year!
Summer begins on June 2 with the Lake Erie Family Fest and Great Duck Race. Visit www.lensc.org to find out how to join us for this Center-wide annual celebration.
Program guides and event calendars are available online and at the Center. Register in person or by phone at 440-871-2900.
Kathleen Shields is a Communications Specialist at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center in Bay village.