PEAK Summer Camp

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer weekly themed camps for its 15th consecutive year.  PEAK Summer Camp is designed for children 6 -12 years of age, and we also offer a Leader-in-Training program for campers ages 13 – 15. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association. At PEAK we strive to help each camper become more independent, enhance self-confidence, develop self-awareness and develop both mind and body in a fun and safe learning environment. 

The camp operates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with before and after care options available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED and First Aid. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a T-shirt are provided.

There are nine weeks of PEAK Summer Camp this season, beginning June 8 and ending Aug. 14. Sign up for one week, all nine weeks, or any number of weeks in between. Please note there is no camp during the week of June 29 – July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The affiliate fee is $135 and the community/non-affiliate fee is $160; there is a $15 discount for the second child when siblings attend the same week.

Contact: Phelan Nichole Fletcher at or 330-672-0460


2015 PEAK Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Week Date Theme Description
Week 1 June 8 - 12 Sportstastic Fun Football, basketball, kickball, and quidditch?! Come with us as we start off the camp season with a week full of awesome sports! Be ready to get active as we play the week away!
Week 2 June 15 - 19 Galactic Galore It's time to blast off for a week of space exploration! Come with us as we launch rockets, discover space, and so much more!
Week 3 June 22 - 26 Animal Adventures Lions & tigers & bears?! More like amphibians, reptiles, & mammals! Come explore the animal kingdom with us as we play games and learn about as many different animals as possible! Maybe we’ll even get the chance to play with a few.
Week 4 July 6 - 10 Time to Travel Let’s take off to a time of dinosaurs!  Would you like to visit the times of Abraham Lincoln, or would you like to go to the future? Join us for time travel & transportation exploration as we discover the past, present, and future, and the vehicles we need to get there!
Week 5 July 13 - 17 Superhero Academy Have you always wanted to be a superhero? Can you recite the superhero oath? Come with us as we learn from real life superheroes as we turn the SWRC into a Superhero Training Facility!
Week 6 July 20 - 24 Gadgets, Gizmos & Goo Ooey, gooey, messy fun! We’ll be playing with mad science this week! Come learn some crazy science experiments and discover the wacky scientist inside you!
Week 7 July 27 - 31 Mystery & Magic Travel to a world where magic takes over and there’s mystery in it all. Spend the week discovering what it means to be a detective and learn magic to help us answer the biggest question of them all; Who stole the S.T.A.R.R. beads?!
Week 8 Aug. 3 - 7 Wacky Wonderland Upside down, inside out, backwards, and sometimes sideways! Come visit us for the wackiest week of the summer as we do everything out of the ordinary.
Week 9 Aug. 10 - 14 Survivor: PEAK Island Do you have what it takes to survive tribal council? Try as you might in this week fun filled challenges and games to become the ultimate PEAK survivor!