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Learn Circle Explorers Summer Camp

Circle Explorers Summer Camp


University Circle Inc.'s (UCI) summer camp, Circle Explorers, will engage rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students from our neighborhood schools in a discovery of their environment, University Circle, and Greater Cleveland.  

The camp is free for any CMSD students or Cleveland resident and runs for six weeks. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day, and transportation is available from several schools in the University Circle area.

Parents and caregivers can sign up for the whole camp (6 weeks) or any of the one-week sessions, jam-packed with learning experiences and fun, and each with its own topic.

Each week, campers will work with the Effective Leadership Academy to develop their social-emotional and leadership skills, and work on yoga and mindfulness with Zenworks Yoga. They’ll experience the world by bicycle with DevahD Cycling, and through the lens of a camera with the Cleveland Print Room. There will also be themed activities that change weekly, all focused on the question of What makes a vibrant Community? 

The schedule is subject to change, but look for the following partners to join us in each week:

Week one: Placemaking – What defines a place?

  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Think[box] at CWRU
  • Cleveland History Center
  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Week two: Innovation – How do communities prepare for the future?

  • Think[box] at CWRU
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Ingenuity Cleveland at the Hamilton Collaborative
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Week three: Health and wellness – How do we keep our minds and bodies well?

  • The Footpath Foundation
  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Cleveland Metroparks
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • The Music Settlement

Week four: Storytelling – What are the stories of our community?

  • Karamu House
  • Shooting without Bullets
  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
  • Cleveland Museum of Art Community Arts Center
  • Cozad-Bates House

Week five: Sustainability – How do we preserve our community for the future?

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Upcycle Parts Shop
  • Great Lakes Science Center

Week six: Arts and Culture – How do we celebrate our community?

  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • The Music Settlement
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

In each of six themed weeks, explorers will learn about  health and wellness, sustainability, neighborhood stewardship, the arts, and innovation in six, one-week sessions starting June 13, 2022. Campers will meet dynamic entrepreneurs, explore the great outdoors, engage with museums, and build their own community. 

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