Skip To Main Content

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 9-12 can earn academic credit or just have fun!

Academic Camps

Summer Academic and Honors Institute for high school students

For gifted high school students or those who would like to earn college credit! Three sessions to choose from and choice of courses in: Astronomy and Physics, Biology and Anatomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Sport Science, and Theater. Contact:


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

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 2018.  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.


Music Camps

Summer Music Camp

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.

Piano Camp

Typically offered for one week each July, the ONU Summer Piano Camp is an opportunity for local pianists aged 5-14 to participate in an event specifically geared to young pianists.  Activities are centered on a different "theme" each summer and include ensemble performances, duets, a recital and classes. For more information about next year's Summer Piano Camp, please contact Elesha Wey at: 419-371-7778


Athletic Camps

ONU Athletics Camps

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