Summer Camp

Summer Camps Are Back!

Old Trail School Summer Camp registration is open!

Our program represents an exciting array of specialized summer camps for every interest. Each week, our in-person camps are designed to provide children opportunities to explore, play and learn. Weekly themes include artistic exploration, drama, outdoor discovery and adventuring, speech and debate, STEAM, sports and so much more! 

Register now!

Many families combine a morning camp and a different afternoon camp to fill each day with variety. Lunch, transportation, and before and after camp care are all available for the convenience of our families. OTS is flexible to meet the needs of busy families and stimulating to meet the needs of curious children ready to dive deeper into their passions. 

At the nation's only independent school located in a national park, OTS campers have daily access to abundant resources and unparalleled experiences led by our expert staff. Join us for a summer your child will never forget!

Mask Policy Update

Please be aware, in response to the updated guidelines for youth camps that were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 28, we have made the following changes to our mask policy: 
  • Staff and campers who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks at camp. That said, we will of course be supportive of any individual who prefers to wear a mask for any reason.
  • Staff and campers who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask indoors, but will not be required to wear a mask outdoors.
  • Per CDC guidelines, regardless of vaccination status, all campers must continue to wear a mask while riding on a bus. 
Please contact Meeta Nosrati with any questions about this policy update. 

2021 OTS Summer Programs Catalog

Review our summer camp offerings below or download a print-friendly version here.

Please contact Auxiliary Programs Coordinator Jessica Cvelbar at with questions.   

What will your child do this summer?

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    Our summer camp hours of operation are as follows: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Full Day Camps; 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for Morning Camps; 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for Lunch; and 12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Afternoon Camps. 

    Morning and full-day campers may be dropped off at the Firestone (main) entrance between 8:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. Campers attending an afternoon camp should be dropped off between 12:05 p.m. and 12:20 p.m. 
  • Is Before Camp Care Available?

    Before Care is available for campers in grades K-8 for a daily fee of $10 and begins at 7:45 a.m. Campers should come to the Firestone (main) entrance where they will be greeted by a camp representative and directed to the Harrington McLaughlin Athletic Center (HMAC) until their camp begins. Due to health and safety precautions, parents should not accompany campers into the building. If your camper is in need of assistance please call (330) 666-1118 and a camp representative will come out to help.  
  • Is After Camp Care Available?

    After Care is available from 3-:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for a daily fee of $20. Campers who attend After Care will be escorted to the Harrington McLaughlin Athletic Center (HMAC) for supervised free play until they are picked up. Parents who are picking campers up from After Camp Care should use the service entrance near the athletic fields, pull up to the back of the HMAC, then call the reception desk at (330) 666-1118. Their camper will then be brought to their vehicle by a member of our staff.
  • Does OTS offer transportation?

    As a convenience to families and campers, bus transportation is available for a fee of $50 per week to and from the communities listed below. Each bus departs at 8:20 a.m. and returns at approximately 3:25 p.m. All riders must be preregistered.

    Hudson Redeemer Church, 190 W. Streetsboro Rd. 
    Brecksville - Saint Basil the Great-Catholic Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd.
    Medina -  Grace Church, Medina East Campus, 2325 Medina Rd.

    Note: There is no mid-day run or transportation to or from before/after camp care. Minimum of 4 riders necessary for a route to run.
  • What if my child has allergies or takes medication?

  • Does my camper need to bring a lunch?

    Campers have the option of bringing their own lunch or purchasing meals from the dining hall for a fee of $30 per week. Lunch may be pre-purchased for the week or on a day-to-day basis.
  • Where do I drop off my camper?

    As you enter the main driveway you will see a number of Summer Camp signs directing you to the centrally located Firestone entrance. (our main entrance to the building that is flanked by large white pillars). Only campers and camp staff are allowed in the building. Camp Staff will be on the sidewalk to assist your child. Each class will have a directional sign and Summer Camp staff will be available to help direct your camper to class.
  • Where do I pick up my camper?

    As you enter the main driveway, you will see a number of Summer Camp signs directing you to the centrally located Firestone entrance. Only campers and camp staff are allowed in the building.  Camp Staff will be on the sidewalk to assist your child.
  • What is your cancelation policy?

    A full refund, minus a $50 registration fee per class, will be given if families cancel a camp for any reason more than two weeks prior to the class start date. Please understand that Old Trail makes financial commitments to faculty and staff and purchases supplies based on the number of registrants for each camp. After that date, no refunds will be given unless a program is canceled by the school. Exceptions will be considered for medical circumstances (letter from a licensed physician is required). Schedule changes initiated by families will incur a $10 per class change fee.

    Old Trail reserves the right to change or cancel a camp due to low enrollment or for COVID-19 health and safety concerns. Should this happen, camp registrants will be notified immediately and a full refund or credit for another camp will be issued. 
  • How do I contact the camp office?

    Phone: (330) 666-1118 Ext. 469

Old Trail School is a private day school for preschool through grade eight students located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.