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Folk Camp: Arts, Trades, and Crafts Summer Camp
Update 7/16/2020
Online reservation has been closed to maintain a small group. If you would like to make inquiries to be added to a waiting list or how to obtain a take-home packet, please contact Museum Education & Tour Coordinator Amanda Manahan at or 440-774-1700.

Updated 6/11/2020

August 3-7 (Wednesday - Friday, 9:30-4:00)
Folk Camp: Arts, Trades, and Crafts (Virtual & In-Person Hybrid Camp)

This camp provides an opportunity for children to discover ideas of what makes something an art, trade, or craft have changed over time and continue to with new technologies. Campers will uncover forms of human creation through exploring historic tradespeople, people who still work in traditional ways or have discovered new ways, and participating in hands-on activities. Folkways that will be explored include basketry, carpentry, cooking, fiber arts, ceramics, and more!

The Folk Camp will offer in-person hours Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm on the Oberlin Heritage Center grounds (73 ½ S. Professor Street). In-person camp days will take place primarily outdoors and there may be occasional walking field trips to locations around town. Children must bring appropriate outdoor attire, sturdy shoes, and a mask each day. A bag lunch and water bottle must also accompany the children every day they come to the museum.

$45 for members; $50 for nonmembers ($5 discount if registered before June 15)

Notes about Camps and Registration:

Oberlin Heritage Center camps are open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history,architecture, art, crafts, games, and the tastes and sounds of diverse cultures. An experienced educator leads the camp, assisted by college student interns as well as community volunteers.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be accompanied by payment. Children and grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members may receive the member discount. No refunds will be made for cancellations within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. A camp session may be cancelled by OHC for any reason and a full refund will be made at that time.

Scholarships may be available to students who qualify for schools' free or reduced lunch programs (please inquire).

If you register online, you will be contacted and asked to complete a permission form.

Date: 8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Category: Children's Camp
Adult Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $50.00
Child Member Price: $45.00
Note About Pricing: Early Bird Discount: $5 off per camp if registered prior to June 15 (reflected in online price)

Capacity: 10