Sign up now for Champions for Children summer program

Registrations are now being accepted to join Champions for Children’s Summer Enrichment Program, which provides childcare for students during the summer months.    Champions for Children is a self-supported, after-school enrichment program available through the Port Clinton City School District and is a licensed child-care provider for the Department of Job & Family Services. The program is open to families in the Port Clinton City School District for children entering grades kindergarten through sixth. This year, all the summer sessions will be held at Port Clinton High School.

Champions offers a popular summer program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with both before- and after-camp care available until from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will enjoy a wide-range of activities and fun-filled camp themes. The weekly tuition works out to be an affordable hourly rate, provided by an award-winning program.
• Camp 1: Summer Health, June 4-8 — The Health Department will teach you how to have a safe and healthy summer
• Camp 2: Producing a Claymation Cartoon, June 11-15 — Experience digital photography and make your own video movement piece
• Camp 3: Roller Coaster Mania, June 18-22 — Working with plastic and foam, make your own exciting rides
• Camp 4: Sign Language, June 25-29 — Learning to communicate without using your voice … for real
• Camp 5: Port Clinton History, July 2-6 (no camp July 4) — Learning about our local community through walking trips in our city
• Camp 6: Out and About in the Garden, July 9-13 — Learn about plants from a Master Gardener and make your own terrarium
• Camp 7: Animal Habitat, July 16-20 — Visits with animals from the Toledo Zoo and trip to the fair to learn a lot from naturalists
• Camp 8: Butterflies, July 23-27 — Each participant will have their own “cocoon” and learn how it will produce a butterfly
• Camp 9: Nutrition, Foods and Fitness, July 30-Aug. 3 — Experts will share their “tips” with us; make yummy food and enjoy fun activities
• Camp 10: Robotics, Aug. 6-10 — Building structures at their best. Create your own creations that move
• Camp 11: Whales, Aug. 13-17 — Building a huge whale that you can walk into
• Camp 12: LEGO’S, Aug. 20-24 — Learning to “program” and use your imagination to build “your own thing” (Lego robot)
Activities also include swimming with certified lifeguard, Ida Rupp Public Library Reading Program, community partner projects, walking trips, field trips, family outing, daily indoor and outdoor recreation, thematic projects, guest presenter and more. Fee structure and registration information is available at each afterschool site: Bataan at 419-734-5835 or Jefferson at 419-732-3476; email Jackie Warnicke, coordinator, at 419-732-2102, ext. 232; or visit and find the registration form under the “Bulletin Board” Summer Camp information.

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