Summer Camps

Explore, learn and grow at Common Ground Summer Camps. 


Send your kids to us this summer for outdoor adventure at  our action-packed day camps for ages 6-15! 

Nestled on 30 beautiful acres, Common Ground provides the perfect natural environment for kids to explore, learn and grow!

Earth Camp

Earth Camp is the perfect way to get kids age 6-15 outside where they can explore, learn and grow. Earth Camp is full of fun activities like hiking, art, music and more.

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Adventure Camp

Your 10-15 year old will have the time of their lives at Adventure Camp. Campers enjoy activities such as ziplining, tree climbing, taking on the high ropes challenge course and more.

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Quick Facts about our Day Camps

  • We offer 8 consecutive weeks of day camp. Sign up for one, all eight or anywhere in between.
  • Camps run Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm
  • Financial Aid is available for both camps
  • Our summer camps qualify for ACE Funding

*See individual camp age for more details.

Our Camp Philosophy

At the heart of our work is striving to enhance young people’s sense of relationship with themselves, each other, and with the world. We believe that children who attend Common Ground Summer Camps gain a stronger sense of the diversity of life and possess new tools to assist them in sustaining relationships with their peers, families, and the community-at-large through understanding diversity, peacemaking, human worth, dignity, and respect, and through their role in the world.

We believe that children should have a safe and nourishing structured environment where they can grow in the company of their peers and under the guidance of positive role models. We seek to provide a space where children are free of bullying, all forms of violence, and negative influences. Common Ground Summer Camps is a place where human dignity and respect are cherished, where children are affirmed and encouraged to grow into their full potential in body, mind, and spirit, and where children can be simply that, children.

Positive reinforcements are utilized in behavioral management and we talk campers through behavioral issues, helping to understand the natural consequences of their actions rather than responding punitively. We devote energy towards fostering group cohesiveness, in recognition of the importance of community and believing that children succeed in a positive group setting. There are very few competitive elements at camp and we emphasize the ability of each child to succeed in her/his way.

We are committed to being one of the most diverse youth programs in Lorain County. Common Ground Summer Camps are non-profit summer camps and all revenue generated goes towards operating expenses and providing more children with an outdoor camp experience. Approximately 70% of children attending camp are able to attend with financial assistance. It is Common Ground’s goal to provide a summer camp experience for children of ALL backgrounds.

Registration opens Thursday, February 1st.