History & Bios

History of Adventures in Education

In 1997 Elaine Sneider (click here for Bio) and her family moved to Holland, Ohio. Having taught summer camps at The Toledo Zoo and The 577 Foundation Elaine decided to branch out and offer summer camps through a business of her own. Already a piano teacher, she decided to name her business Adventures In Education, a name that describes all her ad”ventures”. In the summer of 1997 Adventures In Education offered two camps, The Magic School Bus Rides Again and Around the World in Five Days. So many children were interested in Magic School Bus that she offered a second week of that camp in Holland.

Each summer since 1997 Adventures In Education has offered a number of summer camps (always including Magic School Bus) plus a variety of other classes. In 2006 they began offering children’s theatre classes. The first class was The Friendship Tree. After The Friendship Tree Adventures In Education went on to produce The Jungle Book, the musical and Honk Jr. The Doo Wop Girls (performing group later called AIE Glee Club) formed in 2007 and continued to perform until 2012. In the fall of 2008 children’s theatre classes were offered instead of full productions. The first class was Perry, the Backward Penguin.

Since that time, Adventures In Education has offered over 50 theatre classes including Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Jungle Book. The goal of Adventures In Education is to offer programs that provide young children with a positive experience and to aid them in their growth and skill on and off the stage or performing venue. We make learning fun!

In addition Elaine presents at libraries and other venues and offers classes at The 577 FoundationMaumee Valley Country Day School and Ottawa Hills Office of Village Life.

I have used Adventures In Education for many years now and loved it! My son participated in the Magic School Bus Day camp and a Musical Appreciation camp when he was in lower elementary. It was a safe, fun, and educational environment for him. He is a very strong, energetic kid but, Mrs. Sneider kept the students occupied in engaging material throughout their time together. My daughter has participated in the AIE Glee Club (formerly Doo Wop Girls) and musical plays which she thoroughly enjoyed. We have also had the privilege of working with Adventures in Education for piano lessons. Having used several piano teachers, Mrs. Sneider is one of the best. Even my daughter on the autism spectrum has worked well under her tutelage. I highly recommend all of the unique camps and groups provided through Adventures in Education. 

– Charlene Turner, Educator and Tutor