Teen Adventure Camp

Camp runs June 25 – Aug 3rd. Save the dates! More information will be posted here soon.

Teen Adventure Camp 2018

Teen Adventure Camp is an outdoor adventure that challenges youth ages 15-17 to learn new skills in leadership and build developmental assets such as: self-esteem, healthy collaboration, and effective communication. We believe these are the building blocks for more integrated, healthier, and happier lives at home, in school, and in the overall community. Teens also enjoy camp favorites such as horseback riding and river walking to team building activities, art, hiking, music, drama, and swimming.

Looking for Earth Camp? (ages 6 – 14)?

What people are saying:

“My children were able to make new friends from all over the county, experience different challenges, learn to work with others in a group, and they had counselors that were younger than their teachers at school.”

Weekly Descriptions

Check back soon for more details!

Weekly Descriptions

Group Cohesion and Teamwork

Week 1 — June 25-29

Have fun in the sun while exploring how to get along with others, build healthy relationships, and work together with others for the benefit of a positive outcome.

Awareness of Self and Others

Week 2 — July 2-6

How mindful are you of yourself and the world around you? Come develop a greater sense of yourself while encouraging others to do the same. Camp is open July 4th

Self-Esteem and Empowerment

Week 3 — July 9-13

This week is all about personal empowerment and building confidence while instilling a sense of community. Activities will focus on building self-esteem and encouraging others to do the same.

Effective Communication

Week 4 — July 16-20

What’s your style of communication? Come learn the art of verbal and nonverbal communication and how to be more effective in both.

Setting & Achieving Goals

Week 5 – July 23-27

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)” – Dr. Seuss. Come, let’s sets some goals, achieve them, and overcome obstacles along the way. **INCLUDES HIGH ROPES. $225 FOR THIS WEEK.**

Leadership and Personal Power

Week 6 — July 30-August 3

Discover the personal power while you flex your leadership skills.

Family Fun Fridays

Every Friday campers will enjoy swimming at Splash Zone in Oberlin! Campers will meet at Common Ground and travel by bus to and from Splash Zone to enjoy the festivities.

Later that afternoon, your family is welcome to join us for our Friday Family Cookouts where we’ll enjoy food, camper skits and fun activities with your campers.

Summer Camp Hours

Camp takes place Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Extended Camp Hours – NEW!

Common Ground is now offering Before and After Camp for your campers. Drop off begins as early as 7:30am and pick up as late as 5:30pm.

  • Before Camp Fee: $25 per week
  • After Camp Fee: $45 per week

Summer Camp Fees

Summer Camp costs $195 per week (Week 5 of Teen Adventure Camp costs $225)..
Early Bird Discount: $175 per week if registered by April 24, 2018

Financial Aid is available for camp fees due to the generosity of grants and donations Common Ground receives from local foundations and community members.


Caregivers have the option to transport their children to and from camp OR can take advantage of bussing options. Designated locations are in Elyria, Lorain, and Oberlin.

  • Bussing Fee: $25 per week.

High Ropes Adventure

Children aged 10 years, at least 4’10” tall, and less than 250 pounds can register for our High Ropes Adventure during regular camp hours. High Ropes Adventure is a challenge course suspended 20 feet above the ground. Children will have FUN while they push their boundaries, test their strength, conquer their fear, and achieve a greater sense of self-confidence.

  • Add High Ropes Adventure to your child’s camp experience for an additional $28 per week.

Zipline Canopy Tour

Because of your family’s participation in our camp season, we’d like to reward your family with 20% off of our world class zipline Canopy Tour! Receive your discount code after registering online for a week or more of camp.


Common Ground is located in Oberlin, Ohio. Head to our directions page and find out about other things to do and places to stay in the area, or you can learn more about our organization, which has always proudly been not-for-profit.