Camps

THANK YOU!

We had a fabulous summer camp season this year at SHS! We are looking forward to seeing you and your campers again next year! Stay tuned for information about our 2022 Summer Camps and registration information.

For a recap of our camps this year, check out the information below!

Hopping Through History Day Camp

June 21-25, 2021

Join SHS's Education and Outreach Manager Allison Henline, Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth of Gesu School, and Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag of the Cleveland Institute of Art for an interactive and engaging five-day, in-person, hands-on history camp and field trip to Downtown Cleveland this summer!

Hopping Through History at the Shaker Historical Society promises an exciting hands-on experience for kids in grades 3-8! Campers will be making candles and butter like the Shakers, weaving tapestries and exploring textile art like early settlers, building miniature houses and displays like the Van Sweringens, and so much more! This five-day summer camp will be hosted in-person at SHS and includes a Friday Field Trip aboard the RTA Rapid on a scenic historical tour of Shaker Heights and Downtown Cleveland, including a tour of Terminal Tower, which was developed by the Van Sweringens!

Current CDC safeguards and precautions will be in effect for all in-person activities, including summer camps and programs. All camp staff are fully vaccinated.

Dates: June 21-25 (In-person at SHS)

Monday through Thursday times: 9 am - 1pm (Drop-off and sign-in starts at 8:45am, pick-up and sign-out starts at 12:45pm)

Friday, June 25th Field trip on the Rapid: 9am - 3pm (Drop-off and sign-in starts at 8:45am at SHS, pick-up and sign-out starts at 3:00pm from SHS)

Fee Schedule:

  • $170 SHS members

  • $185 Non-members

  • Sibling discount available!

  • Pay-What-You-Can structure available, please contact education@shakerhistory.org for information.

Registration is now closed!

Shaker Dig 7

Day-Camp


July 12-16, 2021

Back by popular demand, Shaker Dig VII. Campers from Grades 1-6 are invited to participate in this, hands-on science week. Exciting news! Dig VII will be held IN-PERSON. Correct distancing protocols will be implemented. The Camp will be held outside on the lovely property of the Shaker Historical Society.


Join Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth of Gesu School, and SHS Education & Outreach Manager Allison for Shaker Dig 7, an engaging hands-on archaeology summer camp and learn all about archaeology! Campers will need to wear old clothing and tennis shoes. They are encouraged to use sun block, to bring knee pads and their own water bottles.


Archaeological methods, techniques, tools will be explored. Campers will categorize their artifacts and immersed in learning about human history as they analyze artifacts.


On Friday, July 16th, the parents and siblings of the Campers will be invited to visit the Shaker Historical Society as Campers will share a summary of their experiences. Current CDC safeguards and precautions will be in effect for all in-person activities including summer camps and programs. All camp staff are fully vaccinated.


Dates: July 12-16 (in person at SHS)

  • Monday Through Friday times: 9am- 12pm (Drop-off and sign-in starts at 8:45am, pick-up and sign-out starts at 11:45am)

  • Grades: 1-6

Fee Schedule:

    • $150 non-member

    • $130 members

    • Sibling Discount available!

    • Pay-What-You-Can structure available, please contact education@shakerhistory.org for information.

Camp has been filled — Registration is now closed!

Stay tuned for further information!

View pictures below from the 2020 Shaker Dig 6 camp.

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Highlights of VIRTUAL DIG SUMMER OF 2020

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