July 2007 Plain Press Summer Youth Guide


ST. MALACHI CENTER SUMMER CAMP begins July 9th. For more information call  St. Malachi ‘Center at 771-3036.

ROBOTICS CAMP: The Cleveland Public Library in partnership with Youth Technology Academy is sponsoring a free four-week summer Robotics Camp from Tuesday July 10 to Thursday August 2nd from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Branch (850 Jefferson) and Lorain Branch Libraries (8216 Lorain Ave). To participate you must be in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade, be able to attend all eight sessions, write a short paragraph saying why you want to participate, and get permission from your parent(s) or caregiver(s). for more information call 623-2822.

AMBASSADOR IN SPORTS SOCCER CAMP for children ages 6-14 will be 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. from July 17-21 at Scranton Road Bible Church and Luis Munoz Marin School. Registration is at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 per camper, or $30 per family. For more information call the church at 861-7539 and ask for Larry Blake or Pastor Joe Abraham.

MULTI-MEDIA MANIA ART CAMP offered by Art House, 3119 Denison, for children 9-13 years old on Aug. 6—9, 2007 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This camp is FREE to all Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) children. Register immediately because spaces are limited.  The camp will take up to the first 20 students who register. All non-CMSD students pay only $110 or $100 for Art House members. Children will explore their creativity through several mediums of art, including; drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry-making. Art House will provide a healthy snack in the afternoon but children are asked to bring their own lunches. To learn more about this exciting and educational camp, please contact Art House Program Coordinator at 212-398-8556 ext. 2 or visit www.arthouseinc.org

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES offers weekly summer camps for children ages 6-12 from now through the week beginning August 6th. Camp opens doors to the wonders of art, entertainment, culture, nature, technology and socialization within a university setting. Cost $100 per week. Registrations packets may be picket up at the CSU Recreation Center. For more information contact Scott Emigh at 802-3200 or by email at s.emigh@csuohio.edu.


NATIVE STUDIES CLASS is designed to provide youth in the Cleveland Community with a better understanding of Native Culture, as well as provide an opportunity for elders in the community to pass on their stories. Parents are encouraged to attend. Classes are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Public Library, 850 Jefferson Avenue, 623-7004. Classes offered with support from the American Indian Education Center. For more information contact Joseph Connolly at josephconnolly@mac.com

ART OF ETIQUETTE (Ages 9-14): The Broadway School of Music and the Arts, 5415 Broadway: Students will learn basic good manners for social occasions, and about simple culinary arts such as food garnishing -- $38 for 4 weeks. Begins July 12th. For more information call 641-0630.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for children ages 3-12, Monday August 6-Friday August 10 from 5;30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Circle Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1688 Fulton. Light supper included. Free. www.FranklinCircleChurch.org.

SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM: John Carroll University offers a summer reading skills program for students in grades 1-11. Classes meet weekly from mid July through mid August at the Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road. Tuition is $299 dollars. For more information or to register call 1-800-978-9596.

AMERICAN RED CROSS JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING WORKSHOP, (ages 11-14) will be on July 23-27 at Ledge Pool and Recreation Area in Hinckley Reservation. $30 for season pass holders. $50 for non-season pass holders. Pre-registration required at Ledge Pool and Recreation Center, 1151 Ledge Road between State and Kellogg Roads in Hinckley Township. Class size limited. For details call 330-239-2911.


OLD ANGLE FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL, Saturday, June 30th from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. at 2416 Superior Viaduct, directly behind St. Malachi Church. The festival is part of the First Energy Flats Oxbow Association July 4th Waterfront Festival. It will include games, food, prizes, music, entertainment, and community resources. Admission is free.

TREASURE THE BEACH:  Free Family Fun Event celebrating National Clean Beaches Week, June 29th and June 30th at Lower Level of Edgewater Park Beach. A Beach Party hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Friday June 29th from 7-10 p.m. will feature a bonfire, Capt’n Willie, music, dancing, games, marshmallows & s’mores. Saturday June 30th events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. include a beach clean-up, yoga, walking tours, sand castle building and a kids kites craft project. (Limited supply of free sand castle kits and free kites.) and exhibits and demonstrations. For more information call Linda Mack at 881-6600.

PLAY UNTIL DARK @ WENDY PARK: an outdoor sports and recreation festival with participatory activities for the entire family on Saturday, June 30th. Presented by the Wendy Park Foundation, all proceeds will go towards the effort to get the towpath trail to Lake Erie through Wendy Park and to fund 1.2 miles of towpath heading south from Wendy Park. Live music will entertain visitors all day ranging from soft rock to reggae from local bands: Admission to the festival is $5 in advance (until June 28th) Day of event admission is $8 with children 10 and under free. For more information, directions to Wendy Park, to buy tickets or to register for Wendy’s Ride log onto www.wendyparkfoundation.org Food & beverages will be available from local restaurants Children’s activities include a live bird & animal show, face painting and an activity area.

ARTS IN THE PARK: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will visit Lincoln Park in Tremont on July 7 & 8.  Free evening performance. For more information call Tremont West Development Corporation at 575-0920.

CLEVELAND IRISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL, Berea Fairgrounds, July 20-22. Admission $10.  For more information call 252-1711.


FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM: All children ages 1-18 are eligible for the free summer lunch program available at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers Monday through Friday from Noon – 1 p.m..


FAIRVIEW PARK, W. 38th just South of Franklin, offers a number of recreational activities this summer: Interactive Arts Festival, Saturday June 30th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Kids Photography Workshop, Monday July 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Double Dutch Jump-roping, Monday July 9, 7-9 p.m.; Kids Mural Making workshop, Saturday July 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kids Breakdancing Workshop, Wednesday, July 18, 6-8 p.m.; Outdoor movie and pizza (Charlotte’s Web) Friday July 20 (Rain Date July 27) pizza at 8 p.m. Movie at 9 p.m.; Double Dutch Jump-roping, Monday July 23, 7-9 p.m. and Kids Breakdancing Workshop, Friday July 27,  6-8 p.m.

ANNUAL BICYCLE RODEO: Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at new Light Church of the Nazarene, 2226 W. 89th. Learn the safest way to ride a bicycle, register your bike for permanent identification, enter to win a bike and other prizes, refreshments and free give-a-ways.

CLEVELAND PLAYGROUNDS: will be staffed from Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. until August 10th.

CLEVELAND POOLS: All city of Cleveland outdoor pools will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until August 12th.  

FAIRVIEW SPLASH PARK, W. 38th South of Franklin, will be activated when temperatures reach 80• and above M-F from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m and Saturday and Sunday Noon – 7 p.m.


CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM, a personal education course for children ages 4-7 will offer sessions from Mondays thru Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. : July 16- 19th at Cudell Recreation Center 1910 West Blvd; July 23 – 26 at Clark Recreation Center, 5607 Clark Ave; and August 6-9 at Zone Recreation Center, 6301 Lorain Avenue. Free summer lunch available from noon – 1 p.m.

INTERNET SAFETY CAMPAIGN: 2 SMRT 4U™ and the Family/Educator Toolbox – are part of an effort to empower and educate teenagers to Type smart and Post wisely™ when using social networking websites.  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service® and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), spearheaded 2 SMRT 4U™. The 2 SMRT 4U™ campaign Web site, www.2SMRT4U.com, offers a 2 SMRT 4U™ free ring, a tangible reminder for teens to practice safe habits when posting information online.  The 2 SMRT 4U™ Family/Educator Toolbox, designed to help adults become more actively involved in navigating the teen world of social networking, comes equipped with the following components: Social Networking 101; Start a Conversation & Safety Tips.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION SERVICES invites teens to visit Resources4teens.org to learn more about how to pursue a drug free lifestyle.


WEST SIDE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, 3340 Trowbridge, 459-2697 Become a member for just $7 per year. Programming includes: character and leadership development, health and life skills, education and career development, sports, fitness, recreation, and the arts.

THE PLAYHOUSE, 8711 Denison Avenue, provides youths ages 9-17 with a variety of educational and recreational activities in the areas of health and fitness, education and vocation, life skills, empowerment, planning and governing and field trips. Summer Hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 631-8686 for more information.

ST AUGUSTINE MANOR CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER provides affordable and quality child care for infants of six weeks through pre-school; as well as a summer program for school age children.  St. Augustine Manor Child Enrichment Center, a part of the St. Augustine Health Campus, is a Step-Up-To-Quality Center, a provider of the Early Learning Initiative and provides weekly intergenerational programs. For more information, please contact the St. Augustine Manor Child Enrichment Center at 939-7600.

Thank you to the following patrons sponsors and friends for their support of the Summer Youth Guide

Bill Adler, Stripmatic Products
Stephanie Sadlon and Russ Smith
Bill and Laura Caldwell in Memory of Mary Caldwell

Mary Rose Oakar
Joseph Flynn
Rachelle Sadlon and Tony Coyne

Steve Mindlin, Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD
Timothy P. Sheehan


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