Registration is open for Summer Ruffing It camp

Since 1980, Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights has offered dynamic camp programs for children from all educational backgrounds.

Children work with professional artists, musicians and trained educators who provide a joyful, quality experience in small student-centered groups. Classes in academics, art, athletics, drama, media, music and science are fun, engaging and productive.

Summer Ruffing It camp is held on the school’s landscaped campus with private children’s gardens, an extensive playground, and access to Shaker Lakes and Beaumont School’s track and field. Ruffing’s LEED-certified building features environmentally-conscious design and construction elements with comfortable classrooms, attractive commons areas, kitchens, a gymnasium with a rock wall, an art studio, and a theatrical stage.

Camp programs are offered for three age groups, and all offer a three- or six-week option. Session I runs from June 17 through July 5, and Session II runs from July 8 to July 26. Registration is now open, and closes on May 1.

A Summer To Grow On, for ages 3–6, runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers will enjoy indoor games, cooking, art, storytelling, gardening, weekly nature walks and a zoo trip.

Creative Arts & Sciences, for children in grades 1–5, runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers choose classes from a variety of arts offerings, athletics, drama, media, movement, music, science and technology, and go on occasional field trips.

Extreme SRI!, for grades 6–8, runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers create personalized schedules from a variety of offerings. Activities include visiting the Greater Cleveland community on weekly field trips, and overnight camping under the stars.

Before and after care is available for all programs to extend the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional information, contact Julia Sheehan at 216-932-7866 or, or visit

Julia Sheehan

Julia Sheehan is the director of Enrichment & Camp Programs at Ruffing Montessori.

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