Summer Junior Day Camp is our youngest summer program, for children ages 5 and 6 years old (who will at least be entering kindergarten in the fall) from Northeast Ohio. Junior Day Camp is a closely supervised program to give children a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which to be introduced to the joys and benefits of camping and to expand their horizons. It runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sessions of camp include a variety of exciting hands-on activities such as archery, canoeing, camp crafts, low-ropes course, fishing, hiking, outdoor skills, swimming, wildlife and environmental studies, theme days, campfires and S’mores! (Horseback Riding lessons and Climbing Wall Adventure are not offered to campers attending Junior Day Camp.)
Covid Policy: Day Camp Guidelines 2022 (updated 6/3/22)
2023 Summer Sessions
Session 1: June 12-June 23
Session 2: June 26-July 7 (no camp on July 4th)
Session 3: July 10-July 21
Session 4: July 24- August 4
Session 5: August 7-August 11
Also available Before & After Camp Care. Click here for more information.
Camper Fees – Please Note: Prices are for combinations of established sessions. Two-week sessions cannot be split.
One Session (two weeks): $750
Two Sessions (four weeks): $1,500
Three Sessions (six weeks): $2,250
Four Sessions (eight weeks): $3,000
Five Sessions (nine weeks): $3,850
Session 5 Only (One week): $385
Deposit: $100 per camper per session, applied to session fees.
Returning Camper Discount: 5% of camp fees for all returning campers.
Registration for Summer 2023 will open on November 1, 2022.
Deposit: $100 per camper per session, applied to session fees
Refunds and Policies
Camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of a medical cancellation, $10 of the deposit will be kept as a registration service fee. There is a $20 charge for any non-sufficient funds checks. There are no pro-rated fees for campers arriving after the start of a session or leaving before its completion. There is a $10 fee for any change after registration. Hiram House is not responsible for any lost or damaged camper property during the camping season.
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dismissal on the last Friday of each session is at 10:00 AM
(NOTE: Camp will be closed July 4)
Sample Camp Day
Each day will also include swimming. Activities will vary daily.
9:00 a.m. – Arrival
9:15 a.m. – Farmstead
10:15 a.m. – Free time – Sports & Games
11:15 a.m. – Canoeing
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Swimming
2:15 p.m. – Free time – Creek Hike
3:15 p.m. – Pack-up, Assembly
4:00 p.m. – Departure
Campers go to the camp store on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. On these days, campers may purchase one ice cream and/or one drink. On the last Wednesday of each session campers may buy T-shirts and souvenirs. Camp store money must be deposited into the camper’s account prior to their visit. DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH YOUR CAMPER. Cash will not be accepted at the camp store. You will be notified of any balance in your child’s account at the end of the summer and it can be refunded.
Our program staff is under the supervision of a qualified director and maintains an 6:1 ratio for Summer Day Camp. Summer staff consists of many college and senior high school students with experience or interest in child development. Staff are required to participate in an intensive five-day in-residence training prior to the start of camp. Group counselors supervise and lead each camper group. Specialists guide activities such as climbing wall, archery, etc.