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Summer Camps

Ohio Northern University’s beautiful campus in Ada, Ohio, is a great place to be this summer. ONU has a camp for every interest. Students in grades 7-12 can earn academic credit or just have fun!

Academic Camps

Summer Academic and Honors Institute for high school students

Session One: June 12-17, 2016

Session Two: June 19-24, 2016

Session Three: July 17-22, 2016

For gifted high school students or those who would like to earn college credit! Two sessions to choose from and choice of courses in: Forensics, Math, Engineering, Pharmacy, Theater and much more. Contact:

Camp GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) for girls entering 7th or 8th grade.

July 10-13, 2016

Camp GEMS is an engineering, mathematics and science camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women entering grade seven or eight in the fall 2016.  The camp features hands-on activities in math, science and computers with a class ratio of 12 students per teacher to encourage maximum interaction and instruction.  The camp offers many all-camp activities such as movie night, swimming and tennis and all sleeping, eating and camp activities take place on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.  Cost for the camp is $310.  For more information, contact Laurie Laird at or 419-772-2421.

U.S.-Japan Summer Camp

JULY 17-30, 2016

  • Learn Japanese
  • Experience Japanese Culture
  • Make new friends
  • And earn college credit at the same time!


Music Camps

Summer Music Camp

JUNE 12-17 2016

Ohio Northern University’s Summer Music Camp is designed for students in grades 7-12 and provides many performing and educational opportunities. Campers register as vocal, band or string major, with auditions held the first day of camp to determine chair and voice placement.

Campers will have the opportunity to perform in symphonic band, symphonic choir, string orchestra, instrumental ensembles, show choir and/or jazz band, and will be exposed to music theory, music technology, conducting, dance, piano classes and jazz improvisation. Symphonic choir, symphonic band and string orchestra rehearse throughout the week and perform on the Friday night concert. The small ensembles will perform on Thursday night.

For any questions contact Sarah Waters at or 419-227-2704.

Fourth Annual ONU Piano Camp

July 25-29, 2016

Music can be used to tell stories of all kinds. From folk songs to symphonic poems, music can be a powerful language to communicate a narrative. This year, our campers will explore composers who have told stories through their works. They also will learn ways of creating dramatic effects to tell a story at the piano. Campers will have the chance to tell a tale of their own by composing a piece that they will perform at the end of the week. They also will improve their own solo piece during daily master classes and play in a duet or trio, all featured in a recital on Friday. Campers will also participate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics sessions, which include ear-training, improvisation and movement. The elementary and middle school camps run concurrently.

Elementary School Piano Camp
(For students entering first through fourth grades with at least six months of previous piano experience.)
This camp meets Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30 a.m. and Friday from 10a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a recital on Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is $125.
Middle School Piano Camp
(For students entering fifth through eighth grades with at least two years of previous piano experience.)

This camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a recital on Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is $175.

Contact Vicki Mills for more information.

Registration begins April 15, 2016.

Athletic Camps

ONU Athletics Camps

All summer. Learn more about ONU's many summer camps for athletes .