2013 Columbus Parent and Columbus Dispatch Summer Camp Guide

By Jane Hawes, Heather Weekley, Vicki Elliston and Susan Grote
From the March 2013 edition

ART

Bareclay Studio Summer Programs for Kids

June through August, session dates and times vary; Bareclay Studio has been a hands-on pottery-teaching facility for 18 years. Students can focus on learning how to use the potter’s wheel, clay hand-building techniques, glazing and sculpting. Some activities for kids can include clay, mixed media and collaborative art projects. Bareclay also offers scouting merit-badge workshops, birthday parties and adaptive programming for people with disabilities.

Ages: baby to adult

Cost: $25 for individual workshops, $68 for mini-camps.

Camp Location: Bareclay Studio, 1469 Showcase Drive (Grandview Heights), Columbus 43212

614-271-8225; bareclay.com


Columbus College of Art & Design Creative Summer Workshops

June 10-Aug. 9, half-day workshops; age-appropriate studio art fundamentals for younger children and single-subject workshops for teens taught by CCAD faculty, alumni and art professionals

Ages: entering Grades 1-12

Cost: $150 to $250

Camp Location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus 43215,

614-222-3248; ccad.edu/ce

 

Columbus Museum of Art’s Summer Art Workshops

June 17-Aug. 2, weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon or 1-4 p.m.) sessions; lively gallery games, dramatic and imaginative exercises, a variety of art materials and art projects led by teachers and artists

Ages: entering preschool - Grade 8

Cost: Half-day workshops $120/members, $140/non-members; Full-day $235/members, $275 non-members

Camp Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215

614-629-5940; columbusmuseum.org/summerartworkshops

 

Come Out and Clay Art Camp

Weeklong, half-day sessions (call for more information on dates); clay sculpture and painting lessons

Ages: 7 to 12

Cost: $160/week

Camp Location: Clay Café, 1644 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview 43212

614-486-5815; claycafecolumbus.com

 

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Summer Art Camp

June 23-28, 9 a.m.-12 noon; this year’s camp will focus on fiber arts and surface design, including work with weaving, quilting, macramé, printmaking and painting

Ages: Grades K-8Cost: $90 for members of the DAC, $105 non-membersCamp Location: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St., Lancaster 43130

740-681-1423; decartsohio.org

 

Delaware Arts Castle

June through early August, weeklong, half- and full-day sessions; painting, drawing, handwriting, ceramics, sculpting, drama, LEGOs and more

Ages: 3 to 18

Cost: visit website for more information

Camp Location: The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

740-369-2787; artscastle.org

 

Digital Art & Beginner Photoshop Day Camp

June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with before- and after-care available upon request; learns the basics of digital art and photoshopping, including scanning, cropping, text, shapes, fixing and improving pictures, filters, tone, layers, masking, selection and merging;  will include time outside learning related materials and free time during the lunch break. Computers are provided at the camp.

Ages: Grades 7-12

Cost: $250

Camp Location: Granville Middle School, 210 New Burg St., Granville 43023

740-349-2260; www.granvillerec.org (camp reference number #420211) and http://blog.argylephotography.com  

 

Dublin Arts Council ARTcamps

June 10-Aug. 9, weeklong, half- and full-day sessions; including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, and ceramic workshops and more

Ages: 6 to 14

Cost: $140 to $190

Camp Location: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin 43017

614-889-7444; dublinarts.org

 

Gallery 202 Summer Camps

June and July, three- and five-day camps (each one and a half to two hours long); art, clay, sculpture, sewing, and papermaking instruction

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: $50 to $95 before April 27, $60 to $110 after April 28

Camp Location: Gallery 202, 38 N. State St., Westerville 43081

614-890-8202; gallery202online.com

 

Glass Slipper Young at Art Camp

July 8-11, 1-4 p.m., for the Young at Art Camp where students explore art in a variety of media and stage their own gallery show; supplies and snacks provided on the last day

Ages: K through Grade 5

Cost: $140 per child with 10 percent discount for two or more children in the same family

Camp Location: The Glass Slipper, 77 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

614-433-9171; glassslipperteas.com

 

Hilliard: Art Camps

June 4-6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-8, will create a variety of different art projects, $50 for Hilliard city residents/$55 for all others; June 4-6, 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 9-11, create a life-size mask from plaster and other materials, $55 for Hilliard city residents/$60 for all others

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Marcy's Clayground Clay Camp

June and July for one-day, three-hour sessions on Wednesday afternoons; create projects and learn hand-building and glazing techniques

Ages: 6+

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: Marcy's Clayground, 9842 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

614-932-3000; marcysclayground.com

 

McConnell Arts Center Camps

Camp Creativity is a full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) camp from July 8-12 with visual arts, dance, writing and activities for children ages 6-12; ARTventure is a half-day camp from July 22-26 in collaboration with the Columbus College of Art & Design and features drawing, visual arts and mixed-media design for students entering Grades 1-8; Filmmaking day camp Aug. 5-9 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) will feature storytelling skills for producing, writing, shooting and editing a music video with a story narrative for students in grades ninth through 12th and those attending college up to 23 years.

Cost: $126 to $248 for members; $140 to $275 non-members

Camp Location: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

614-431-0329; mcconnellarts.org

 

Ohio Craft Museum Teen Summer Workshops

Two- to three-day, half-day sessions June 10-14 and June 24-28, sessions are either 9:30 a.m.-12 noon or 1-3:30 p.m.; fashion design, polymer sculpture, jewelry design and more led by professional artists

Ages: 11 to 18

Cost: $35 to $45

Camp Location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus 43212

614-486-4402; ohiocraft.org

 

Ohio Craft Museum Young Masters Summer Day Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, weeklong full-day (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) and half-day (9:30 a.m.-12 noon, or 1-3:30 p.m.) sessions; ceramics, glass-fusing, fiber arts, polymer clay and more

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: $90 to $175; after-care available until 5:30 p.m. for $50

Camp Location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus 43212

614-486-4402; ohiocraft.org

 

Purple Dog Summer Art Camp

June through August, week-long camps focused on various art mediums

Ages: Kindergarten through Grade 6

Cost: $185 per week

Camp Location: Purple Dog Art Studio, 28 S. High St., New Albany 43054

614-226-0650; purpledogart.com

 

Uptown Art Camp

June 9-13 and July 15-19, weeklong, two-hour sessions (8:30-10:30 a.m. for 5-7 year olds, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. for 8-10 year olds, 2-4 p.m. for 11-16 year olds); drawing, painting and multi-media instruction; sessions will conclude with a gallery showing

Ages: 5 to 16

Cost: $225, some aid available

Camp Location: David Myers Art Studio & Galleries, 7 W. Main St., Westerville 43081

614-882-2180; davidmyersart.com

 

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, OTHERS


Bright Minds Academy Fun Invention Camp

June 24-June 28, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; activities to build teamwork and creativity, along with games and awards

Ages: Grade 3 and up

Cost: $235, $15 non-refundable registration fee, $50 discount if a sibling or friend signs up

Camp Location: TBD

740-816-4285; youngbrightmindsandinventorsacademy.com

 

Burbank Early Childhood School

June 10-Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; three-week sessions; variety of developmentally appropriate activities throughout the day

Ages: 2-1/2 to K

Cost: $898 per session, 3 sessions available

Camp Location: Burbank Early Childhood School, 4770 Burbank Drive, Columbus, 43220

614-487-5155; uaschools.org

 

Camp Architecture

June 10-14 for students entering Grades 3-5, June 17-21 Grades 6-8, June 24-28 Grades 9-12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day; creative activities to enhance knowledge of architectural and educational skills under the direct supervision of local architects, field trips included.

Cost: $250 per weeklong session; call for information about scholarships

Camp Location: The Center for Architecture + Design, 50 W. Town St., Ste. 110, Columbus 43215

614-469-1973; columbuscfa.org/2013/01/31/fourth-annual-camp-architecture

 

Camp COSI

June 3-Aug. 9, single-day to weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1-4 p.m.) sessions plus three-hour mini-camps; hands-on themed science activities include animals, archaeology, robotics, amusement-park science and more

Ages: K-Grade 12

Cost: $34 to $400 for members, $42 to $450 non-members

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215

614-228-2674; cosi.org

 

Camp Invention

June through August; led by local educators, hands-on learning, constructing clubhouses, investigating polymer science

Ages: entering Grades 1-6

Cost: varies by location, scholarships are available

Camp Location: 12 locations throughout greater Columbus

800-968-4332; campinvention.org

 

Classroom Antics Tech Camps

Dates vary by location, morning (9 a.m.-12 noon), afternoon (1-4 p.m.) and full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions available; teaches video-game design, LEGO robotics, computer programming and stop-motion animation

Ages: 7 to 13

Cost: $199 per camp

Camp Locations: Dublin, Powell, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Westerville

800-595-3776; classroomantics.com

 

Columbus Academy Summer Experience

June 3-Aug. 11, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) half-day sessions; academics, arts and athletics

Ages: Preschool through Grade 12, plus a new division for ages 6 weeks to 3 years and their caregivers

Cost: $125/week (half-day sessions), $250/week (full-day sessions), $15 per session for children/caregiver sessions; before- and after-care available

Camp Location: Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna 43230

614-509-2267; columbusacademy.org

 

CSG Summer Programs

June 10-Aug. 9, one-week terms; co-ed offerings including sciences, art, dance, creative writing, robotics, cooking and other interdisciplinary classes with recreational and field-trip options

Ages: from 3 years old to entering Grade 12

Cost: varies

Camp Location: Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus 43209

614-252-0781, ext. 439; columbusschoolforgirls.org/summer

 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Summer Experience

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong, full-day camps; activities focusing on the environment, conservation and wildlife through crafts, games and hands-on animal exposure; new 3- or 5-day Dino Camps also offered

Ages: entering Grades 1-7

Cost: $70-$185; scholarships and member discount available

Camp Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell 43065

614-645-3488; columbuszoo.org

 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ZooKids

June 3-Aug. 16, weekly three-hour class with interactive environment offering animal encounters, Zoo walk and art projects; new half-day Dino Camp on July 1-5

Ages: 3 to 5

Cost: $71-$105; scholarships and member discount available

Camp Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Education Building, 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell 43065

614-645-3488; columbuszoo.org

 

The Compass School Compass Quest

June 10-Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended care available 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at no extra cost, weeklong full-day sessions; weekly themes with arts and crafts, food, games, swimming, field trips

Ages: finishing K-age 12

Cost: $75 registration fee, $210/week

Camp Location: The Compass School, 3989 N. Hampton Drive, Powell 43065

614-764-8844; TheCompassSchool.com

 

Discover Modeling

June 17-21 and June 24-28, half-day (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1:30-5:30 p.m.) camp; girls can learn about fashion, basic TV auditions, makeup, runway modeling, hair and more

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: $150/two-hour camp, $300/half-day session

Camp Location: Shawnee Hills Community Center, 36 W. Mohawk Dr., Shawnee Hills 43065

614-766-7600; discovermodelinginc.com

 

Enterprise Works’ Summer Experience Day Camp

June 3-7 and June 10-14, weeklong, full-day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions; career exploration with a science emphasis, outdoor recreation and swimming

Ages: finishing Grades 5-6

Cost: Free

Camp Location: Downtown YWCA, 65 S. 4th St., Columbus 43215

614-228-1043; enterpriseworks.biz

 

Etiquette University Summer Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, weeklong sessions from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; role-playing, games and discussion on the essence of etiquette, from social skills to dining at an upscale restaurant

Ages: for girls in Grades 4-8, for boys in Grades 6-8

Cost: $189 to $198

Camp Location: Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus 43209

614-459-2158; magnificentmanners.com

 

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Summer Camp

Mid-June through mid-August, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1-4 p.m.) camps; students explore the natural world through the lens of science and the arts; new themes this year include mapmaking, an environmental art workshop for teens, and science and drama adventure

Ages: PreK through Grade 12

Cost: $95 to $210 per week

Camp Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203

614-645-5923; fpconservatory.org

 

Hilliard: Safety Town

June 10-14, 9 a.m.-12 noon; work with police officers, fire fighters, and other public service workers for lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control and stranger danger

Ages: 5-6

Cost: $35 for the session

Camp Location: Scioto Darby Elementary School, 5380 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Jane’s Montessori Outdoor-Based Science & Nature Day Camp

Full- and half-day session, weekly themes, daily activities include arts and crafts, science experiments, books and summer reading, games and team sports

Ages: 18 months to 6

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Jane’s Montessori Academy, 1375 Francisco Road, Columbus 43220

614-457-6404; janesacademy.com

 

Junior Achievement BizTown Summer Camp

June 10-14 and June 17-21, June 11-15, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; role-playing games focused on business ownership, investing, spending and charitable giving

Ages: entering Grades 5-6

Cost: $195

Camp Location: Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, 68 E. 2nd Ave., Columbus 43201

614-704-2532; jacols.org

 

Lego Robot Camps: Amazing Robot Academy

Design, build and program Lego robots with help from international Lego robotics champions.  Kids have fun while learning problem solving and computer skills through hands-on activities.  Dates vary by location.

Ages: 6 to 15

Cost: $95, $190 or $380, depending on camp

Camp Location: Westerville, Dublin, Gahanna

614-579-1108; legorobotcamp.com

 

Mansion Day School’s Summer Camp

June 17-Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., before-care from 7 a.m. and after-care until 6 p.m. available; thematic approach to academics, exploring new countries, field trips

Ages: Preschool-Grade 5

Cost: $150/week

Camp Location: Mansion Day School, 72 Woodland Ave., Columbus 43203

614-258-4449; mansiondayschool.org

 

Marburn Academy 2013 Summer Programs

June 19 – July 25; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; outdoor activity based program for students with ADHD in Grades 8-10 to help improve memory and study skills while earning SCUBA certification

Ages: approx. 13-16

Cost: $2,300

Camp Location: Marburn Academy, 1860 Walden Drive, Columbus 43229

614-433-0822; marburnacademy.org

 

Marburn Academy 2013 Summer Programs

July 1-31; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; four different programs in reading, writing, spelling, and/or math, designed for children who learn differently

Ages: 5 to 13, depending on the program

Cost: $700 to $1,800

Camp Location: Marburn Academy, 1860 Walden Drive, Columbus 43229

614-433-0822; marburnacademy.org

Math Plus: #1 STEM Camps

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong half-day camps in topics like LEGO robotics and engineering, Math Mysteries, computer programming, entrepreneurship, chess, ACT/SAT math prep and more; all camps taught by certified instructors and capped at an enrollment of no more than 10 students per camp

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $197

Camp Locations: Powell Math Plus Academy, 9681 Sawmill Road, Powell 43065; New Albany Math Plus Academy, 5346 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230

614-792-6284; mathplusacademy.com/summercamps

 

Modern Manners

Aug. 5-8, 9-11 a.m.; comprehensive social and table etiquette instruction through role playing and games; campers should bring their own snack for daily table-manners lesson; suitable for boys and girls

Ages: 8 to 13

Cost: $150 with 10 percent discount for two more children in the same family

Camp Location: The Glass Slipper, 77 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

614-888-4944; modernmanners.com

 

Ohio History Center’s Blast from the Past

July 8-Aug. 2; weeklong camps from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; includes learning about the Civil War, Ohio inventions, and everyday life in the 1860’s

Ages: 6 to 11

Cost: $180/camp, or $150 for Ohio Historical Society members (multiple-camp and other discounts available)

Camp Location: Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211

614-297-2672; ohiohistory.org/summercamps

 

Ohio University "Kids in College"

June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28, weeklong sessions from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.); art, math, forensic science, sign language, physical fitness and more

Ages: entering grades 4-9

Cost: $85/session plus lab fees

Camp Location: Ohio University-Lancaster campus, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster 43130

740-654-6711, ext. 249; ohio.edu/lancaster/community/kidsincollege.cjm

 

Our CupCakery’s Future Pastry Chefs' Club

June 17-Aug. 1, full-day (9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) and half-day (9:30 a.m.-12 noon, or 12:30-3 p.m.) sessions; preparing and decorating cookies, cakes and other baked goods

Ages: 8 to 14

Cost: $169 to $289

Camp Location: Our CupCakery, 16 N. High St., Dublin 43017

614-659-1555; ourcupcakery.com

 

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center Day Camp

June 24-28 and July 15-19; Shepherd’s Corner is an ecology center run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, but the camp, now in its fourth year, is secular and focused on earth science. The center is a 160-acre natural oasis in Blacklick, featuring naturally farmed gardens, free-range turkeys and chickens, sheep, a llama, a labyrinth, greenhouses, beehives, walking trails and woods. Camp participants will have the opportunity to meet the animals, explore the grounds, and discover how various organisms and creatures contribute to our life on earth. Lessons include animal tracking, clay and glazing, wetlands, stream exploration, gardening, and more. Each camp is limited to 20 students.

Ages: 9 to 12

Cost: $160 for the week; full scholarships are available. $10 per day for aftercare.

Camp Location: Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center, 987 N. Waggoner Road, Blacklick 43004

614-866-4302; shepherdscorner.org

 

The Solution Center’s PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement)

Begins June 3; one-on-one one hour long classes with a certified trainer to improve education skills like organization, time management, memory and more

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: based on individual program need, scholarships available

Camp Location: The Solution Center, 937 Polaris Blvd. Suite B., Westerville 43082

614-898-5285, visioncenter4kids.com

 

TECHie Camp

June 10-Aug. 23, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) camps; programming, robotics, Web development and more

Ages: entering Grades 3-8

Cost: $350, some scholarships available

Camp Location: various locations via partnerships with colleges, K-12 schools and non-profit organizations

614-583-9211; techcorps.org

 

The Works: Summer Camps

Busy Bee Play & Learn Camp, June 26-28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m., for ages 3 to 6, offers basic, easy-to-understand activities in art and science; Glass & Art Camp, July 8-12, for ages 7 to 11; Lego Robotics Camp, July 15-19, for ages 9-12; Camp Invention, July 22-26, for ages 7 to 11

Cost: $65 to $225 for members, $80 to $250 non-members

Camp Location: The Works, 55 S. 1st St., Newark 43058

740-349-9277; attheworks.org

 

Thurber Summer Writing Camp

Mid-June through August, weeklong, full day with half-day camp available for children entering Grades 2-3; creative-writing instruction, includes field trips and guest speakers

Ages: entering Grades 2-8

Cost: $165 (full-day), $95 (half-day), some scholarships available

Camp Location: Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave., Columbus 43215

614-464-1032, ext. 16; thurberhouse.org

 

Young Chefs Academy

June through August, half-day (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1:30-4:30 p.m.) and evening (6-8:30 p.m.) sessions; themed camps

Ages: 3 to 15

Cost: starting at $65

Camp Location: Young Chefs Academy, 425 Beecher Road, Ste. E, Gahanna 43230

614-933-9700, youngchefsacademy.com/centralohio

 

MULTI-ACTIVITY


Camp Recky

June 3-Aug. 9, weeklong half- and full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions (full-day participants must register for morning and afternoon sessions); weekly themed activities include sports, games, crafts and outdoor fun, including but not limited to children with special needs; before-care (7:30-9 a.m.) and after-care (4-5:30 p.m.) available

Ages: completed kindergarten through Grade 8

Cost: $79 to $90 per week (per half-day session) family aide/helper can attend free

Camp Location: Ohio State University Recreation and Physical Activities Center, 337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus 43210, and other campus sites

614-688-8787, go.osu.edu/camprecky13

 

Children of America’s Camp Wow

June through August; custom curriculums and learning adventures

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Columbus Center, 8360 N. High St., Columbus 43235; Powell Center, 7560 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065

614-985-1993 (Columbus), 614-883-6250 (Powell); childrenofamerica.com

 

City of Worthington’s Club W Day Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, Club W is a themed weekly day camp, from 9 a.m,-4 p.m. with before-care from 7:30 a.m. and after-care until 5:30 p.m., includes active and passive games, imaginative projects, fitness activities, interactive learning situations, swimming at the Community  Center and a weekly field trip.

Ages: completing Grades 1-7

Cost: $150 weekly Worthington city residents, $175 non-residents; before-care $15 weekly residents, $20 non-residents, after-care $15 weekly residents, $20 non-residents,

Camp Location: Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

 

City of Worthington’s Day Trip Camps

July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Canoeing day trip to Big Darby Creek with a stop along the way for a swim, includes instruction in paddling; July 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Horseback Riding day trip to Marmon Valley Farm, includes instruction, lunch, visits with farm animals and an hour-long trail ride will fill your day; July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sailing day trip (weather dependent) to Hoover Reservoir, includes instruction. All activities appropriate for beginners. Transportation is provided for all day trips.

Ages: 8 to 14

Costs: $40 residents, $52 non-residents for each trip

Camp Location: departs from Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

 

Columbus Recreation and Parks Day Camps

June 10-Aug. 2, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions with before-care (from 7:15 a.m.) and after-care (until 6 p.m.) available; themed camps including crafts, team games, sports, drama and nature studies. A camp expo will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Franklin Park Adventure Center, 1747 E. Broad St.

Ages: 6 to 12 (some teen options available)

Cost: $80 for most camps for Columbus residents, $96 for nonresidents, financial aid available

Camp Location: varies by camp

614-645-7000; columbusrecparks.com

 

Ecole Francaise’s Soar Into Summer

June 10-Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care 7 a.m-6 p.m. available; each month will have a different theme — authors, art and drama in June; inventors, super-science, insects and rocks in July; and nutrition and sports in August; half-day sessions available

Ages: 3 to Grade 5

Cost: $195 per week or $225 for extended care

Camp Location: Ecole Francaise, 5120 Godown Road, Columbus 43220

614-451-1309; education-unlimited.org

 

Enchanted Care Kids Campuses’ Summer Camp Zone

Activities include swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts, field trips, nature and science, music, dance and drama

Ages: 4 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: six campuses in Central Ohio

1-866-267-5619; enchantedcare.com/camp

 

The Gardner School of Dublin’s Camp Gardner

June through August, weeklong, full-day sessions; themed camps with multiple activities including science, art, enrichment, music and sports

Ages: 14 months to K

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: The Gardner School of Dublin, 6145 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin 43016

614-717-9677; TheGardnerSchool.com

 

Glass Slipper Manners and Tea Time, Too! Camp

July 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 noon, for Manners and Tea Time, Too camp with role playing and games to learn manners; supplies and snacks provided

Ages: K through Grade 5

Cost: $150 per child with 10 percent discount for two or more children in the same family

Camp Location: The Glass Slipper, 77 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

614-433-9171; glassslipperteas.com

 

Goddard Schools

June through August; summer programs include variety of academic, arts and sports activities

Ages: infant through school age

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: 16 locations in Central Ohio,

See website for phone number of closest location; goddardschool.com

 

Grove City Parks and Recreation’s PlayZone Day Camp

June 24-Aug. 1, day camp on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; active outdoor games, art projects, off-site trips and special activities focus on developing self-esteem, independence and strong social skills. Participants must have completed kindergarten, will need to pack own lunch.

Ages: completed kindergarten through Grade 6

Cost: $225 residents, $250 non-residents

Camp Location: Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City 43123

614-277-3050; parks.grovecityohio.gov/park

 

Hilliard: PreSchool Summer Camps

“Camp Around the World,” June 17-21, 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-5, arts and crafts, games and educational sessions exploring different cultures from around the world; “Kids Just Want to Have Fun,” July 29-Aug.2, 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 4-5, variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, educational sessions, water play, and sports; “Playcamp,” July 15-19, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5, introduces independence, sharing, and social interaction with crafts, games and swimming

Cost: $55 Hilliard city residents, $60 all others

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr. Hilliard, 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Hilliard: Rec Camp

June 10-July 26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., before and after care available 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.; arts and crafts, daily swimming, group games, team building, educational sessions, guest speakers and end-of-the-week competitions; different theme each week

Ages: 6-11

Cost: $100/week Hilliard city residents, $105/week all others, $15/week for before and after care

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

iD Tech Camp: Summer Tech Fun

Weeklong day camp sessions; create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java programs, robots, movies and more

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: vary by course, information available on website

Camp Location: Ohio State University, main campus, Columbus 43210; 60+ other university locations in 26 states

1-888-709-8324; internaldrive.com

 

Kiwi’s Clubhouse

Day camp for the preschool age group; age-appropriate educational and social-skill enrichment activities

Ages: 3 to 5

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Locations: 1343 Cameron Ave., Lewis Center 43035; 973 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna 43230

614-436-6306 (Polaris), 614-855-2655 (Gahanna); kiwisclubhouse.com


La Petite Academy’s Not So Bummer Summer

Weekly sessions feature fun-filled themes, ranging from outdoor adventure to cooking to drama and much more. Includes field trips. Call for session dates and times.

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: call for more information

Camp Locations: Vary, call for more information.

1-866-561-3413; lapetite.com

 

Liberty Community Center’s Camp Friendship

June 3-Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care available until 6 p.m.; camp program offers organized instructional sports, academic tutoring, arts and crafts, field trips, games and more

Ages: kindergarten through Grade 3

Cost: $150 per week (does not include extended care or field trips) Title XX accepted, scholarships available to qualifying families

Camp Location: Liberty Community Center, 207 London Road, Delaware 43015

740-369-3876; delawarelcc.org

 

Linworth Children's Center’s Camp Odyssey

June 3-Aug.9, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., 2- to 5-day/week sessions available; arts and crafts, cooking, science, computers, field trips, sports, academic enrichment and more

Ages: finishing K-5

Cost: $80 to $163 per week

Camp Location: Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd., Columbus 43235

614-336-9559; linworthcc.org

 

The Little Gym Anytime Summertime Kids' Camp

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Can sign up for single day or full week sessions. The camp curriculum combines physical activity, gymnastics and play with arts, crafts, and special events. Each week has a special theme and each day has a different, creative lesson plan

Ages: 3 to 10 years, and must be bathroom independent

Cost: $29/day for members, $32/day for non-members

Camp Location: The Little Gym of Polaris, 8645 Sancus Blvd., Columbus 43240

614-430-3355; tlgpolarisoh.com

 

North Broadway Children's Center: Curiosity and Discovery Camps

June 3-Aug. 15, Mondays through Thursdays, varies by camp; Curiosity Camp is a six-week session for toddlers, ages 20 months to 3 years; Discovery Camp is for ages 3 to 5, organized in two-week sessions; thematic programs for social and educational enrichment

Ages: 20 months to 5 years

Cost: $100/day for Curiosity Camp (you can choose how many days per week to attend); $125 for each two-week Discovery Camp session

Camp Location: North Broadway Children's Center, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus 43214

614-262-6222; northbroadwaycc.org

 

The Oxford School

June through August, weeklong, full-day sessions; art, music, cooking, science, sports, movement and more

Ages: 3 to 8

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: 5700 Blazer Parkway, Dublin 43017; 6055-65 Glick Road, Powell 43065

614-792-2220 (Dublin) or 614-761-6400 (Powell); theoxfordschool.com

 

Premier Kids Summer Camps

June 10-Aug. 16 (with break from July 1-5); weeklong sessions offer indoor and outdoor gym games, crafts, swimming and special visitors; in operation from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each weekday

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: $145 to $165 each week for members of the Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club, $180 to $205 for non-members

Camp Location: Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road, Columbus 43235

614-336-2582; premieratsawmill.com


Primrose Schools

June through August; multiple locations for academically-oriented programs, character building also a focus

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: 10 locations in Central Ohio,

see website for phone number of closest location; primroseschools.com

 

St. Joseph Montessori School – Summer Learning Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, weeklong half- and full-day sessions; programs are educational and activity-based

Ages: 3 years-K; Grades 1-3 and 4-8

Cost: $120 to $140 per week (half-day), $215 to $250 per week (full-day)

Camp Location: St. Joseph Montessori School, 933 Hamlet St., Columbus 43201

614-291-8601; sjms.net

 

Supergames Summer Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions offer different destinations each day, including Olentangy Caverns and Alum Creek State Park, with activities that teach cooperative skills

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: $340

Camp Location: Supergames, 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington 43085

614-846-8946, supergames.org

 

Upper Arlington: Camp Once in a While

June 10-Aug. 16, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; a drop-in camp patterned after UA’s Summer Day Camp (see listing below for description)

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: $220 at registration for Upper Arlington resident or $230 at registration for non-resident. Cost thereafter is $5 per hour with a two-hour minimum charge per day. Each additional child is $170 (UA resident) or $180 (non-resident).

Camp Location: Reed Road Park (shelter house), 3055 Reed Road, Upper Arlington 43221

614-583-5300; uaoh.net/parks

 

Upper Arlington: Summer Day Camp

June 10-Aug. 16, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m., no session on 7/4; day camp with variety of planned activities, sports, arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, swimming, library visits and field trips

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: initial, non-refundable registration fee of $220 for Upper Arlington resident, $230 for non-UA resident covers one-time registration fee, supply fee and first five days of camp attendance; $30/day “pay as you use” fee thereafter

Camp Locations: Barrington Elementary School (cafeteria), 1780 Barrington Road, Upper Arlington 43221; Thompson Park (north shelter house), 4250 Woodbridge Road, Upper Arlington 43220; Reed Road Park (shelter house), 3055 Reed Road, Upper Arlington 43221

614-583-5300; uaoh.net/parks

 

Village Academy Schools

June 18-Aug. 10, weeklong half- and full-day sessions with before- and after-care available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; programs will include athletics, academics and arts activities

Ages: age 3 through entering Grade 12

Cost: $55 to $300 per week

Camp Location: Village Academy, 284 S. Liberty St., Powell 43065

614-841-0050; villageacademy.org

 

Wellington School Summer Options Program

June 10-Aug. 16 from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; camps focused on fine arts, language, STEM, sports and more

Ages: Preschool through Grade 12

Cost: $130 to $350 per week

Camp Location: Wellington School, 3650 Reed Road, Upper Arlington 43220

614-324-8882; wellington.org/summer

 

YMCA of Central Ohio

June through August, weeklong, full-day sessions; weekly themed camps; sports camps and clinics; specialty camps for drama and music; TeenXtreme camp, including 10 weekly themed camps with field trips and more for seventh- to ninth-graders at Hilliard/Ray Patch, Jerry L. Garver and North YMCA locations.

Ages: entering Grades 1-10

Cost: tuition varies by site

Camp Location: 20 locations in Central Ohio

614-224-1142; ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp

 

YWCA of Central Ohio

June through August, weeklong full-day sessions; field trips, swimming, enrichment activities, outdoor play

Ages: entering Grades 1-7

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: Locations in New Albany and Westerville

614-224-9121, ext. 1232; ywcacolumbus.org

 

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA

Artisan Dance Studio Day Camps

June 24-July 31 six-week summer class session; “Picture Books and Pirouettes” day camp on July 16 or Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-7; “Fairytale Ballet Camp” on July 18 or Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-7; “Pop Star Music Video Camp” on July 20 or Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for ages 7-14

Ages: varies by camp, 4 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Artisan Dance Studio, 4310 N. High St., Columbus 43214

614-824-5503; artisandancestudio.com


Beardsley Conservatory of Dance’s American Doll Camp

July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16, 10am-12 noon; fast-paced dance camp in which the students’ dolls will be the primary focus, instruction will cover the basics of ballet and jazz, activities will include creative projects and crafts. A mini-performance of the movements learned will cap off the week. Dancers are asked to bring their favorite doll.

Ages: 6 to 10

Cost: $100 per session

Camp Location: The Beardsley Conservatory of Dance, 7540 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065

740-881-3141; columbusballet.net


BalletMet Summer Dance Camps

Weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) camp for ages 7-12 on June 17-21 at the BalletMet Dance Centre; additional partial-day summer camps for ages 4 to 12 at studios in Worthington, East, and Downtown locations; includes ballet, tap, jazz, drumming, improvisation and visual arts instruction

Ages: 4 to 12

Cost: $220; $20 early bird discount if paid by March 30

Camp Location: BalletMet Dance Centre, 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

614-224-4860; balletmet.org

 

Broadway2LA Summer Acting Camps

June 10-Aug. 2; trains campers in the craft of acting; activities include acting in film, TV, commercials and plays; each camp ends with an acting showcase for local talent agents

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $175

Camp Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215

614-572-9005; broadway2LA.com

 

CATCO is Kids! Summer Camps

June 17-Aug. 9, half- and full-day weekly camps, and a two-week audition showcase camp for ages 10 to 18; a different themed mini-show will be created in each camp

Ages: 4 to 18

Cost: $25 to $350; $25 registration fee

Camp Locations: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215; The Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus 43215

614-469-0939 or 614-464-9400; catcoistheatre.org

 

Center Stage Theatre Camp

June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, and July 29-August 2, 9am-3pm each day; Campers will learn about all aspects of a live theatrical production -- everything from improvisation to musical theatre to costumes, among others. Every day contains a handful of workshops that the campers will cycle through, each focused on a different aspect of theatre.

Ages: Grades 1-5

Cost: $130/week; $15 discount for additional week(s) and $10 discount for each additional sibling who registers

Camp Location: Hilborn Room at Mingo Park, 500 E. Lincoln Ave., Delaware 43015

614-557-2329; tiny.cc/centerstagecolumbus or on Facebook: centerstagetheatrecamp

 

Columbus Children's Theatre Summer Academy

June 3-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1–4 p.m.) sessions, plus 90-minute-2 hour sessions; interactive theater education

Ages: 3 to 18

Cost: $80 to $275 (need-based financial aid available)

Camp Location: various locations, including Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus 43215

614-224-6673; colschildrenstheatre.org

 

Conservatory of Piano, Inc.’s Summer Sampler

June 3-July 19; an introductory program that allows children to experience piano lessons while parents can decide whether to continue with long-term lessons

Ages: 3 to 14

Cost: $150/six-week session

Camp Location: 209 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43213; 60 Old W. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-755-2424 (Columbus) and 614-436-6076 (Worthington); conservatoryofpiano.com

 

Creative Strings Workshop

July 1-5, 1-4:45 p.m.; study string instrument improvisation, composition and non-classical styles in an experiential learning format with professional artists

Ages: 10 to 16; email chris@christianhowes.com if your child is interested and does not fall in the age range

Cost: $169

Camp Location: Otterbein University, Battelle Hall, 170 W. Park St., Westerville 43081

614-332-8689; christianhowes.com/education/creative-strings-workshop/csw-youth-program

 

Dramatic Impact Productions Day Camp

June through August; weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) interaction generating costumes, sets, accents, diction and stage movements culminating in a theater production for family and friends

Ages: 6 to 15

Cost: $160

Camp Location: six suburban locations

740-524-8832; dramatic-impact.com

 

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics

June through August, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) sessions, half-day camps for ages 3-4 run from 9 a.m.12 noon; ages K-2nd grade 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; tumbling and dance instruction in themed sessions

Ages: ages 3 to students entering Grade 6

Cost: $185 to $275

Camp Location: Dublin Dance Centre, 2665 Farmers Drive, Columbus 43235

614-761-2882; dublindance.com

 

Harmony Camp

July 17-20; four-part a capella vocal instruction, hosted by the Singing Buckeyes

Ages: students finishing Grades 8-12

Cost: $350

Camp Location: Ohio Wesleyan University Campus Center, Delaware 43015

614-459-0400; harmonycamp.org

 

Hilliard Arts Council Drama Camp

Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; workshops in theater and music, performance of the play that campers rehearse through the week at the end of the camp

Ages: grades 1-6

Cost: $150

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardartscouncil.org

 

Hilliard: Dance Camps

“Jazz Camp,” June 17-21, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., for ages 5-9; “Pop Star Dance Class,” July 15-18, 6:15 p.m.-7 p.m. and July 29-Aug.1, 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. for ages 5-8; “Princess Mania Dance Class,” July 15-28, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. and July 29-Aug. 1 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. for ages 3-5; “Tap & Ballet Camp,” June 17-21, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. for ages 3-4

Cost: varies by camp from $30-$37 for Hilliard city residents, $35-$42 for all others

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Hilliard: Summer Play in a Day

July 2 and Aug. 3, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; instructors bring costumes and prop pieces while the students build characters and a plot from what is in the room; learn stage elements and terms as well as improvisational acting for a performance at the end of the day for family and friends

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: Hilliard Family Aquatic Center, 3850 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; motwp.com

 

Imaginating Dramatics

Themed drama camps: "Celebrate Kids" (June 2-30, 3-6 p.m.), "Let's Put on a Show" (July 10-19, 12 noon-5 p.m.) and “Showtime Camp” (July 24-31, 4:30-7 p.m.)

Ages: 9 to 16

Cost: $175 to $275

Camp Location: Imaginating Dramatics Company, 1634 W. 1st Ave., Columbus 43212

614-486-0594; jeliot@columbus.rr.com

 

Jazz Academy at the Jazz Arts Group’s Summer Camps

Camp Blues: June 10-14, introduces students, ages 11 through adult, to the blues through teaching and performance, led by the Sean Carney Band, focus is on guitar, bass and drums and their roles in this music form, as well as performance techniques. Final performance will take place at the Gahanna Creekside Jazz and Blues Festival on June 14.

Camp Jazz: July 15-19, designed for students, ages 16+, with an interest in jazz who wish to explore the music through learning and performance. This camp will provide opportunity for lessons, classes, rehearsals, and will feature a final performance at the Jazz and Ribs Festival. Students must have experience playing saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar or drum set and have some previous knowledge of jazz

Costs: $325 for JAG members, $350 non-members for each camp with select scholarship opportunities

Camp Location: Jazz Academy, 769 E. Long St., Columbus 43203

614-294-5200; jazzartsgroup.org

 

King Arts Complex Picture Perfect Summer Camp KAC

June 11-Aug. 10, weeklong, full-day camps; performing and literary arts, dance, visual art and creative-writing activities, as well as reading and math instruction

Ages: 5 to 15

Cost: $85 for KAC members, $95 non-members

Camp Location: King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus 43203

614-645-5464; kingartscomplex.com

 

New Albany Ballet Company Summer Camps 2013

June 10-Aug 8, morning and evening sessions; a variety of age-specific, themed day camps

Ages: camps for 2-1/2 to 3 years old; 3 to 5; and 6 to 7

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: New Albany Ballet Company, 5051 Forest Drive, New Albany 43054

614-939-9058; newalbanyballetcompany.com

 

NorthPointe Dance Academy

Classes and camps throughout the summer, including instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, tumbling and hip hop; age-appropriate themes

Ages: 2-1/2 to 18

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: NorthPointe Dance Academy, 500 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

740-548-4600; northpointedance.com

 

Otterbein Summer Music Experience

June 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; camp for string players, composers, jazz musicians, classical pianists and vocalists, and guitarists offering musical training and a diverse series of classes

Ages: students entering Grades 9-12, must be at least 15 years old

Cost: $350

Camp Location: Otterbein University Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St., Westerville 43081

614-823-1020, otterbein.edu/summercamps

 

Shadowbox Live Summer Boot Camp

June 11-28 and July 30-Aug 16, Tuesdays-Thursdays (12 noon-4 p.m.) and Fridays (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) with auditions to be held at 2 p.m. on March 9, April 13 and May 18. This will be an intensive summer program designed to provide professional-level training and real-world experience to the most promising theatre/musical theatre students.

Ages: 15 to 21

Cost: $1,000, scholarships and work-study arrangements possible

Camp Location: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., Columbus 43215

614-554-1534; shadowboxlive.org/academy

 

UA Arts Academy Musical Theatre Day Camp

June 17-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; learn fundamentals of acting, singing, auditioning and performing in musical theatre; showcase on last day of camp

Ages: entering Grades 6-9

Cost: $250 (Upper Arlington resident), $275 (non-resident)

Camp Location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington 43220

614-583-5300; parks.uaoh.net

 

Upper Arlington: Camp ROCK!

June 24-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; no experience necessary to learn how to sing or play a variety of instruments in a rock band, one-on-one and group lessons, instruments can be borrowed; performance on last day at Upper Arlington’s Music in the parks series

Ages: entering Grades 8-12

Cost: $250 (Upper Arlington resident), $275 (non-resident)

Camp Location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington 43220

614-583-5300; parks.uaoh.net

 

Vaud-Villities Summer Youth Show Camp

Week-long half-day camp June 17-21; students will have the opportunity to learn song, dance, set design, costuming and theatrical make-up and perform at the end of the week for their families and friends; presented by Vaud-Villities, the longest running musical revue show in the country

Ages: 7 to 17 

Cost: $195/student, $100 for siblings; some scholarships available

Camp Location: Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus 43229

614/442-0836 or cjcurtis@columbus.rr.com; www.vvproductions.com


WeJoySing Summer I & II

June 3-Aug. 3; parent-accompanied musical activities designed to enhance learning skills

Ages: birth to 5

Cost: $48/four-week session

Camp Location: 7 locations in Central Ohio (check website)

614-868-0107; wejoysing.com

 

OUTDOORS


7Summits Day Camp

June 3-Aug. 2, weeklong, full-day (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) camps; adventure and educational activities include ropes courses, kayaking, zip lines, service projects and nature exploration

Ages: 7 to 16

Cost: $315 to $329

Camp Location: Walnut Bluffs Outdoor Adventure Area, 8111 Schott Road, Westerville 43081

614-403-3891; summit-vision.com

 

Audubon Adventure Camp

June 17-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions; outdoor nature exploration, hands-on science conservation projects and more in location close to downtown Columbus; extended care available for additional fee

Ages: entering Grades 1-8

Cost: $180 for Center members, $200 non-members; limited scholarships available

Camp Location: Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus 43215

614-545-5486; grangeinsuranceauduboncenter.org

 

Camp Fire USA’s Camp Otonwe

June 17-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions; nature exploration and activities with a focus on cooperative teamwork

Ages: finishing Grades K-9

Cost: $165/week with after care available for an additional fee

Camp Location: Highbanks Metro Park, Dragonfly Daycamp site, 685 W. Powell Road, Lewis Center 43035

614-481-8227; centralohiocampfire.org

 

Camp Mary Orton Adventure Academy

July through August, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions; themed camps teaching outdoor, cooperative skills; some overnight stays available

Ages: 7 to 14

Cost: $285 to $400

Camp Location: Camp Mary Orton, 7925 N. High St., Columbus 43235

614-885-1023; campmaryorton.org/adventure-academy

 

Columbus Recreation and Parks Outdoor Education Camps

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day sessions with free before-care (from 8 a.m.) and after-care (until 6 p.m.) available; hiking, creek exploration, canoeing, studying wildlife and exploring the outdoors

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: $100 for Columbus residents, $115 for nonresidents, financial aid available

Camp Location: Indian Village Day Camp, 3200 Indian Village Road, Columbus 43221; and Camp Terra at Antrim Park, 5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43235

614-645-3380; columbusrecparks.com

 

CORE – Creating Opportunities through Recreation Experiences

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) camp in one-week sessions with free before-care (7-9 a.m.) and after-care (3-6 p.m.) available; focusing on leadership, mentoring and volunteerism.

Ages: 12 to 14

Cost: $170 for Gahanna residents, $190 non-residents.

Camp Location: Academy Park, 1201 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna 43230

614-342-4250; gahanna.gov

 

Cub Scout Day Camp

Three-day, full-day (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions July 8-26 or overnight sessions June 14-18, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 and July 12-14; games, crafts, sports, nature and more for boys at Camp Lazarus; other dates and locations offered in Ohio

Ages: entering Grades 1-5

Cost: $65 (early bird) to $170

Camp Location: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware 43015

614-436-7200; skcbsa.org

 

Dawes Arboretum Day Camp

June 10-July 26, weeklong full-day sessions; lessons about animals, insects, nature and survival skills

Ages: 6 to 14

Cost: $75 to $100 for members, $90 to $125 non-members

Camp Location: Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road S.E., Newark 43056

1-800-44-DAWES; dawesarb.org

 

Gahanna: Camp Friendship

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong sessions, outdoor day camp, American Camp Association accredited, weekly themes, field trips, pool days and more

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: $170 per week-long session for Gahanna residents, $190 for non-residents. $20 discount if booked by April 26

Camp Location: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna 43230 or Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Road, Gahanna 43230

614-342-4250; gahanna.gov

 

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Day Camps

June 10-Aug. 9; hiking, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, campfires, games, songs and more; 5-day sessions; any girl may attend – you do not have to be a current Girl Scout member

Ages: Grades Kindergarten to 12

Cost: $50 to $80 per week, full financial aid available

Camp Location: 25 locations throughout central and south Ohio

614-487-8101 or 800-621-7042; gsoh.org

 

Metro Parks' Nature Adventure Camp

June 17-Aug. 9; 30 weeklong, full- and half-day sessions; discover and experience nature through hands-on activities, crafts and games

Ages: 3 years old through finishing Grade 9

Cost: varies by camp and location, financial aid available by application

Camp Location: various Metro Parks locations

614-891-0700; metroparks.net

 

Ohio Nature Education: Wonders of Wildlife Camp

July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; up-close, behind-the-scenes experience with captive wild animals including daily care and feeding, creek and pond monitoring, bird hikes and more

Ages: 8 to 12

Cost: $150

Camp Location: William C. Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road, Newark 43056

740-967-8320; ohionature.org

 

Ohio Wildlife Center: Summer Wildlife Camp

June 17-Aug. 14, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) sessions; three-day mini-camps, Monda-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-12:20 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.; nature and wildlife studies including hikes and hands-on activities

Ages: 7 to 12, with mini-camps for kids ages 4 to 6

Cost: $285 for children ages 7-12, $95 for ages 4-6

Camp Location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell 43065

614-734-9453; ohiowildlifecenter.org

 

Preservation Parks of Delaware County

June 17-Aug. 9; weeklong full-day sessions; nature and animal studies, hiking, hands-on activities, games and survival skills at Deer Haven Preserve. A Farm Hands Day Camp at Gallant Farm Preserve teaches about farm life in the 1930-40s. Night session also on last day of the farmhand camps.

Ages: 7 to 10

Cost: $80 to $110; free early drop-off and/or late pick-up

Camp Locations: Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware 43015; Gallant Farm Preserve, 2150 Buttermilk Road, Delaware 43015

740-524-8600, ext. 3; preservationparks.com

 

Stratford Ecological Center: Farm Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, weeklong half- and full-day sessions; caring for farm animals, tending a garden and exploring a 236-acre organic farm

Ages: 3 to 17

Cost: $120 to $230

Camp Location: Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware 43015

740-363-2548; stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

RELIGIOUS


Camp Akita

June 7-Aug. 8, residential camp with stays varying, depending on age; located in the Hocking Hills, Camp Akita consists of a lodge, dining hall and 17 cabins overlooking a lake on 1,700 acres. Campers enjoy a typical outdoor experience of fun and games, combined with age-appropriate discussions of spirituality and faith. Activities include: water slides, lake swimming and boating, diving boards, giant soap slide, foam dome, basketball court, craft cabin, nature cabin, alpine tower, low initiatives, bikes, hiking, athletic field. A mission of First Community Church.Ages: Grades 1-12 and graduated seniors (as of Spring 2013)Cost: ranges from $105 to $495; financial aid is available

Camp Location: 29746 Logan-Hornsmill Road, Logan, OH 43138

614-488-0681 ext. 101; campakita.org

 

Camp Ayre

June 10-Aug. 2, two-week minimum, full-day (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) camps, can enroll for up to 8 weeks; swimming, adaptive movement, art, Jewish studies for those with special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities; one staff member for every three campers; JCC membership required

Ages: 5 to 22

Cost: $360/week to $385/week (family aide/helper can attend free), some need-based scholarships available; before-care (7-9 a.m.) and after-care (3:30-6 p.m.) available for additional price

Camp Location: Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave., Columbus 43209, or Camp Hoover, 4290 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081

614-559-6251; columbusjcc.org

 

Camp Hosanna

First week of June through second week of August, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; religious camp with swimming, field trips and more

Ages: Kindergarten through Grade 6

Cost: $165 full-time per week

Camp Location: Northwest Church of the Nazarene, 5707 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43235

614-451-4412; northwestchurch.org

 

Canoe Creation

“Pollywog Camp,” June 11-13 for ages 8-10, “River ‘n Rocks Camp,” June 25-28 for ages 13-16, “River Rangers Camp,” July 23-26 for ages 9-12; overnight river camps teach camping and other outdoor skills, mixed with Christian religious education.

Cost: varies from $180 to $285 by camp

Camp Location: mobile river camp on the Upper Muskingum River near Dresden

al@canoecreation.org, canoecreation.org

 

Geneva Hills

Various dates in June through August, day camp (8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.) and overnight camp options with Christian emphasis; a wide variety of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, hiking, swimming in a handicapped accessible pool, team-building and traditional summer-camp activities

Ages: K through Grade 12

Cost: $199 to $399 per week; multi-camper, multi-camp and early registration discounts; scholarships available – apply on website

Camp Location: Geneva Hills, 1380 Blue Valley Road S.E., Lancaster 43130

1-855-MY-GENEVA or 740-746-8439, genevahills.com

 

Jewish Community Center Summer Camps

June 10-Aug. 2, weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) camps with before- and after-care available; outdoor activities, art and crafts, cooking, theater and dance offered; special Circus of the Kids session included from June 17-21; JCC membership required

Ages: 2 years old to Grade 9

Cost: $250 to $345 per week; Title 20, grants and scholarships might be available

Camp Location: Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave., Columbus 43209

614-559-6279; columbusjcc.org

 

Little Lambs Children's Center Summer Camp 2013

June 10-Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays; this camp, which is a ministry of the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene has weekly themes, field trips, water days, trips to the pool and special events (demonstrations and activities). Before-care, after-care and hot nutritious lunches are included in the tuition from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The facility has two full-sized, air-conditioned gyms and three playgrounds. Parents can register for only 8 of the 10 weeks of camp and can choose the weeks.

Ages: 6 weeks old to Grade 6

Cost: Register before April 10 for early-bird price of $185 per full week, three-day per week option is $120 per week. Check website for pricing for children less than Kindergarten age.

Camp Location: Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 425 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230

614-471-9269; shepherdchristian.org

 

Marmon Valley Farm

June 16-Aug. 10, 3- and 7-day overnight sessions; horseback riding, climbing, archery, swimming lessons and Christian values taught

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $435 to $655

Camp Location: Marmon Valley Farm, 7754 Rt. 292, Zanesfield 43360

937-593-8000; marmonvalleyministries.org

 

Our Lady of Bethlehem Summer Program

June 10-Aug. 16; Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; swimming, field trips, service activities, academic support and more

Ages: Preschool through Grade 6

Cost: full-time and part-time schedule and rates available

Camp Location: Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare, 4567 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214

614-459-8285; ourladyofbethlehem.org

 

Stepping Stones Learning Center

June 3-Aug. 23, weeklong full-day camps; outdoor and traditional summer-camp activities and field trips, utilizes a Christian faith-based curriculum

Ages: 5-12 years old

Cost: $50 registration fee, $165 activity fee, $190/week

Camp Location: Stepping Stones Learning Center, 860 Griswold St., Worthington 43085

614-885-6656; worthingtonsslc.org

 

West Ohio United Methodist Camps

June 9-Aug. 4, overnight sessions available; West Ohio United Methodist Camps have offered Christian birth, growth and renewal for more than 50 years. Three locations, each ACA-accredited, with age- and developmentally appropriate activities and faith-forming programs.  In addition to traditional, co-ed resident camp, family camps and fully-accessible buddy camps for those with varying abilities also are offered. 

Ages: 7 to 18

Cost: varies, call for more information, some financial aid available

Camp Locations: Camp Otterbein, 15779 Cox Road, Logan 43138; Camp Wesley, 653 Township Road 37 E., Bellefontaine 43311; Camp Widewater, 4050 County Road 424, Liberty Center 43532

614-781-2630; westohiocamps.org

 

SLEEPAWAY


Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering and Research Science Camp for Girls

June 9-14; a team-taught, hands-on science experience on the campus of the College of Wooster, with labs in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, model robotics and Lego robotics; enrollment capped at 72 students, Apr. 20 deadline for applications

Ages: for girls who have just completed Grade 7

Cost: $475, financial aid available

Camp Location: The College of Wooster, Wooster 44691

330-263-2101, bwiser.spaces.wooster.edu

 

Camp Fire USA’s Camp Wyandot

June 23-July 27; overnight camps with hiking, fishing, swimming, crafts games and a focus on cooperative teamwork in Hocking Hills

Ages: finishing Grades 1-11

Cost: $200 to $625, limited financial aid is available

Camp Location: Camp Wyandot, 23834 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge 43149

614-481-8227; centralohiocampfire.org

 

Camp Nuhop

June 17-Aug. 3, weeklong sessions; programs for children with special needs, with outdoor activities including hiking, camping and more

Ages: 6 to 18+

Cost: $795 to $925 per session

Camp Location: Camp Nuhop, 1077 TR 2916, Perrysville 44864

419-289-2227; campnuhop.org

 

Camp Sunrise

July 29-Aug. 3; provides children whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS with a safe, therapeutic environment to enjoy a traditional camp experience

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: free to eligible applicants, free transportation to and from camp

Camp Location: Camp Joy, 10117 Old 3C Highway, Clarksville 45113

216-269-3782; sunrisekids.org

 

Columbus College of Art & Design: Discovery Club and College PreView Camps

July 7-27, one-week sessions for Discovery Club Camp, all three weeks for College Pre-View Camp; attendees can experience life on the campus of an art and design college, learn about careers in these fields and work in professional CCAD studios with college-level instructors, College PreView campers can earn college credit

Ages: entering Grades 7-10 for Discovery Club, Grades 10-12 for College PreView

Cost: $975 for Discovery Club, $2,950 for College PreView

Camp Location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus 43215

614-222-3248; ccad.edu/ce/cp

 

Cub Scout Overnight Camp

Overnight sessions June 14-18, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 and July 12-14; games, crafts, sports, nature and more for boys at Camp Lazarus; other dates and locations offered in Ohio

Ages: entering Grades 1-5

Cost: $65 (early bird) to $170

Camp Location: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware 43015

614-436-7200; skcbsa.org

 

Falcon Camp

June 23-Aug. 17 with 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-week stay options; established in 1959, lakefront setting, wide variety of traditional sleepaway camp activities, American Camp Association accredited

Ages: 6 to 16, boys and girls

Cost: ranges from $2,190 per two-week session to $6,800 per eight-week session; limited financial aid available

Camp Location: Falcon Camp, 4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton 44615

800-837-CAMP; falconcamp.com

 

Falcon Young Adventure Camp

Aug. 4-10 and Aug. 11-17; designed to be an introductory sleepaway camp experience for children

Ages: 6-9, boys and girls

Cost: $1010/week

Camp Location: Falcon Camp, 4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton 44615

800-837-CAMP; falconcamp.com

 

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Camps

June 16-Aug. 9, sleepaway camps; hiking, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, campfires, games, songs and more; 3-day to 12-day session options; any girl may attend – you do not have to be a current Girl Scout member

Ages: Grades Kindergarten through 12

Cost: $140 to $500 per week, full financial aid available

Camp Location: Camp Molly Lauman, 9130 Big Bear Creek Rd., Lucasville 45648

614-487-8101 or 800-621-7042; gsoh.org

 

Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp

July 22-27 and July 29-Aug. 3; overnight music camp for girls; workshops include songwriting, drumming, vocal techniques and performance. No musical experience necessary.

Ages: 8 to 18

Cost: $350, full and partial scholarships available

Camp Location: Hoover Y Park, 1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne 43137

614-579-7897; girlzrhythmnrockcamp.com

 

iD Tech Camp: Summer Tech Fun

Weeklong overnight sessions; create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java programs, robots, movies and more

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: vary by course, information available on website

Camp Location: Ohio State University, main campus, Columbus 43210; 60+ other university locations in 26 states

1-888-709-8324; internaldrive.com

 

Ohio Supercomputer Center Summer Institute

June 16-28; high performance computing through hands-on programming; students will learn programming language, visualization toolkits and more

Ages: high school freshman, sophomores and juniors

Cost: approx. $500 (includes room and board); some financial aid available

Camp Location: Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

614-292-9248; osc.edu/education/si

 

Ohio Supercomputer Center Young Women's Summer Institute

July 7-13; weeklong program for Ohio middle-school girls, designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills, provides hands-on experiences

Ages: finishing grades 6 and 7

Cost: approx. $250 (includes room and board); some financial aid available

Camp Location: Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

614-292-9248; osc.edu/education/ywsi

 

Wilde Camp

June 9-Aug. 11, five- and seven-day sessions; swamp romps, night hikes and environmental and wildlife encounters; “Respect, Reverence and Responsibility” camp activities can include fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, tours of animal facilities, campfires, backpacking, games, crafts and more; campers stay overnight in a yurt village

Ages: 8 to 19

Cost: $305 to $755 for members, $335 to $819 non-members

Camp Location: The Wilds, 14000 International Road, Cumberland 43732

740-638-5030; thewilds.org

 

YMCA - Camp Willson

June 9-Aug. 10; YMCA camp with traditional specialties, horseback riding and teen programs

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $285 to $1,040

Camp Location: Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine 43113

1-800-423-0427; ymcacampwillson.org

 

SPECIAL NEEDS


ADD Venture Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) camps; art, sports, outdoor recreation, cooking and gardening for those with developmental disabilities — including social, recreational and educational activities. Students will be involved in two classes and activities a day and multiple community trips.

Ages: Grades 9-12

Cost: $135 per week (except for week of July 4: $108), or $1,188 for summer; I.O. waiver or private pay

Camp Location: Add, 350 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-291-9411, addohio.org

 

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Camp Hamwi

July 28-Aug. 3 (ages 13-17) and Aug. 4-10 (ages 7-12); residential camp for children with diabetes who want to learn more about their health and to make new friends

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $450, scholarships available

Camp Location: Camp Hamwi on the grounds of Camp Mohaven, 18744 Turkey Ridge Road, Danville 43014

614-884-4400 or 800-422-7946; diabetesohio.org

 

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Stepping Stones Day Camp

June 24-26 full-day (8 a.m.-3 p.m. camp with games, crafts and diabetes education for ages 3 to 7; June 27-29 camp (includes overnight camping) for ages 8 to 12 offers games, sports, nature projects and learning about diabetes through hands-on, age-appropriate education

Ages: 3 to 12

Cost: $110 for ages 3 to 7; $130 for ages 8 to 12; scholarships available

Camp Location: Hoover Y Park, 1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne 43137

614-884-4400; diabetesohio.org

 

Columbus Recreation & Parks – Summer of Fun and Adventure Day Camp

June 10-Aug. 2, weeklong full-day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) sessions with before-care from 7:15 a.m. and after-care until 5:15 p.m.; weekly themed activities for those with developmental, emotional or physical disabilities

Ages: 6 to 21 (must be enrolled in school)

Cost: $80 most weeks, $50 during three-day or holiday weeks, financial aid available

Camp Location: Dodge Recreation Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, 43215; Franklin Park Adventure Center, 1747 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203

614-645-5648; columbusrecparks.com

 

Cornerstone Speech Therapy’s Social Bugs Language Learning Enrichment Group

Eight-week sessions throughout summer, provides language-learning enrichment activities guided by licensed speech-language pathologists and pediatric music specialists, suitable for children with special and typical learning needs

Ages: four groups available for Toddler 1(ages 14-24 months), Toddler 2 (24-26 months), PreK (3-5 years), School-Aged (5-8)

Cost: TBD, will accept private pay and Delaware County funding

Location: TBD in Powell

614-973-9755, cornerstonespeechtherapy.com

 

Easter Seals Summer Day Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., very limited after-care available; recreational program for children with or without special needs; focusing on life and social skills and play activities

Ages: 3-1/2 to 15 years

Cost: starting at $250, waiver and private pay accepted

Camp Location: Easter Seals, 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard 43026

614-228-5523; eastersealscentralohio.org

 

Flying Horse Farms

Apr. 12-Oct. 27; weeklong residential camps for children with serious medical illnesses; some weekend sessions are geared toward the children and their family members; activities include swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts & crafts, performance arts in a medically safe environment

Ages: 8 to 16

Cost: free to eligible applicants

Camp Location: Flying Horse Farms, 5260 State Route 95, Mt. Gilead 43338

419-751-7077; flyinghorsefarms.org

 

Haugland Learning Center Summer Acceleration Camp

June 17-July 12, half-day (9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., or 12:15-4 p.m.) or full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) session; or special needs students on the autism spectrum or students with ADHD and learning disabilities with a focus on accelerated learning in reading, language arts, or math in kindergarten through Grade 8; half-day course for middle-school students: organization and study skills; ACT/SAT prep courses for students in Grades 9-12

Ages: K to Grade 12

Cost: $1,000 for one half-day course; $2,000 for two courses; $100 application fee; private pay accepted

Camp Location: Haugland Learning Center, 3400 Snouffer Road, Columbus 43235

614-602-6473; hauglandlearningcenter.com

 

Haugland Learning Center Summer Activities Camp

June 10-Aug. 2, full-day, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. For special-needs students with a focus on social development though swim lessons, athletic games, arts and crafts, and community outings. UPDATE FROM MARCH ISSUE: There will be no half-day option.

Cost: $268 per week with a $32 non-refundable activity fee per week. Level 1 and I/O waiver accepted as well as private pay.

Camp Location: 7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus 43235

614-602-6478; hauglandlearningcenter.com

 

Northwest Kiwanis Special Needs Camp for Kids (SNACK)

June 11-Aug. 2, weeklong, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; swimming, outdoor recreation, sports, games, arts and crafts, quiet recreation, movie and field trips; one staff member for every three children; registration priority given to Upper Arlington residents but others can apply

Ages: 6 to 12

Cost: $150/week for UA residents, $165 non-residents

Camp Location: Barrington Elementary School, 1780 Barrington Road, Upper Arlington 43221

614-583-5300; uaoh.net/parks

 

Recreation Unlimited

July through August, weeklong sessions; serves children with developmental or physical disabilities; activities include archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, fishing, swimming and more; siblings and friends can attend the day camp at a discounted rate

Ages: 5 to 22

Cost: $820 for overnight camp, $300 for day camp (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), scholarships available, Medicaid waiver provider

Camp Location: Recreation Unlimited, 7700 Piper Road, Ashley 43003

740-548-7006; recreationunlimited.org

 

YMCA - Camp Can Do

Select weeks from June through August, three-hour sessions; for those with moderate to intensive special needs; activities are tailored to fit campers' needs. Staffed by special-education teachers from Central Ohio school districts.

Ages: 6 to 21

Cost: to be announced

Camp Locations: Five YMCA branches: Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, Liberty Township/Powell, Pickaway County

614-543-9000; ymcacolumbus.org/camp

 

SPORTS, EQUESTRIAN


The 2nd & 7 Foundation Football Camp

June 24-26, half-day 8 a.m.-12 noon sessions; kids learn the basic fundamentals of football in a non-contact setting, coaches include Luke Fickell, Mike Vrabel and Ryan Miller; camp fee includes daily snacks, lunch and camp shirt; proceeds benefit the 2nd & 7 Foundation

Ages: 8 to 14

Cost: $100, $125 after April 30

Camp Location: Hilliard Weaver Middle School, 4600 Avery Rd., Hilliard 43026

614-825-0602; secondandseven.com

 

Black Wing Shooting Center

June 25-Aug. 9, four-day camps from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with equipment and lunch provided; safety and marksmanship lessons for novice shooters, taught by National Rifle Association-certified instructors

Ages: 10 to 16

Cost: v$399

Camp Location: Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Road, Delaware 43015

740-363-7555; blackwingsc.com

 

Bookmark Farms Horse Lover's Day Camp

June 3-Aug. 23, weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions with before-care from 7:30 a.m. and after-care until 6 p.m. available; daily riding plus safe and educational hands-on horse and barn activities

Ages: 4+

Cost: $370, with discounts for early registration and multiple family members

Camp Location: Bookmark Farms, 8824 Morse Road S.W., Pataskala 43062

740-964-2601; bookmarkfarms.com

 

Boys Basketball Camp at Westland H.S.

June 4-7, half-day sessions; basketball fundamentals for boys

Ages: entering Grades 4-9

Cost: $35/session

Camp Location: Westland High School, 146 Galloway Road, Galloway 43119

614-348-1976; westlandhoops.com

 

Buddy Up Tennis, Fitness & Fun

Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m. all summer and throughout the year; this is an adaptive tennis and fitness program for children and young adults with Down syndrome. Athletes are partnered with a buddy volunteer.

Ages: 5 and older

Cost: $15 per session or $40 per calendar month; some scholarships available.

Camp Location: Wickertree Tennis & Fitness Club, 5760 Maple Canyon Ave., Columbus 43229

614-579-8808; buddyuptennis.com

 

Camp Chiller

June through August, nine weeklong sessions; sessions designed to introduce children to ice skating as well as engage them in fun activities and projects; camps take place at Chiller rinks in Dublin, Easton and North locations

Ages: 4 to 11

Cost: $150 per week, $35 for 1-4 days with pre-enrollment, walk-up rate is $45 per day

Camp Location: Chiller Dublin, 7001 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin 43016; Chiller Easton, 3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus 43219; Chiller North, 8144 Highfield Drive, Lewis Center 43035

614-791-9999, ext. 135; thechiller.com

 

City of Worthington’s Half-Day Sport Mini Camps

Dates vary, 9-11:30 a.m. for tennis camps, 9 a.m.-12 noon for morning camps, 1-4 p.m. for afternoon camps; camps focus on sports skills (tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball) and multiple activities (art, athletics and swimming);

Ages: vary by camp (completing K-6, completing 1-6, or completing 3-6)

Costs: vary from $40 - $85

Camp Locations: Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085; for tennis, Wilson Hill Park, 1025 Ridgedale Drive East, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

 

Columbus Crew Soccer Camps

June through August, weeklong day camps, residential camps, one-day clinics and individual/group training; professional soccer training and player development

Ages: 3 to 18

Cost: $50 to $495

Camp Location: sites vary, including Columbus Crew Stadium and the Crew training facility in Obetz

614-447-4150; thecrewyouth.com

 

Columbus Gymnastics Academy

June 17-Aug. 9, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1-4 p.m.) camps; gymnastics and trampoline instruction, crafts, games

Ages: 3-1/2 to 12

Cost: $85 to $170, call for single-session prices

Camp Location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6970 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg 43068

614-575-9557; cgagymnastics.com

 

Dare Equestrian Center LLC Summer Horse Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; no before- or after-care available) and half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon) camps; campers work with horses, learn riding skills, horse safety and horse care

Ages: 5 to 18

Cost: $220 (half-day sessions) to $360 (full-day)

Camp Location: Dare Equestrian Center, 8871 Patterson Road, Hilliard 43026

614-580-2758; dareequestriancenter.com

 

Dublin Crew Learn to Row Camp

Dates and times to be determined; experienced coaches teach teens the sport of crew; all equipment provided, bring a reusable water bottle

Ages: 13 to 18

Cost: To be determined

Camp Location: Dublin Crew boatyard at Griggs Reservoir, 2933 Riverside Drive, Columbus 43221

secretary@dublincrew.org; dublincrew.org

 

Field of Dreams Horse Lovers' Day Camp

June 11-Aug. 17, weeklong full-day sessions, extended hours available; daily riding, crafts, snacks, horse games, lessons in safety, grooming and horse physiology

Ages: 7 to 16

Cost: $360/session, discount available for multiple campers

Camp Location: Field of Dreams Equine Education Center, 1416 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, Blacklick 43004

614-864-9500; fieldofdreamsequine.com

 

Gym X-Treme

June 10-14, full day; supervised use of foam pits, in-ground trampoline and other equipment

Ages: 4 to 12

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Gym X-Treme, 7708 Green Meadows Drive, Suite A, Lewis Center 43035

614-573-8484; gymx-treme.com

 

JumpBunch Ohio Sports Legends Camps

Dates vary (see below), 9 a.m.-12 noon, one-week sessions; campers learn skills for a variety of sports, must bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day

Ages: 3 to 8, may vary by location

Cost: varies by location

Camp Locations: June 17-21 Pickerington, June 24-28 Westerville, July 8-12 Hilliard, July 15-19 Grandview Heights, July 22-26 Worthington, July 29-Aug. 2 New Albany, Aug. 5-9 Upper Arlington, Aug. 12-16 Grove City

614-403-7681; jumpbunch.com/camps

 

Hilliard: Sports Camps

“Summer Volleyball Camp,” July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., for ages 10-14, $65city residents/$70 all others, explore the fundamentals of volleyball in sessions for beginning players; learn passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving, offense and defense; “Tennis Camp,” June 3-6 and June 10-13, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., for ages 6-12, $30/$35; fundamental footwork, basic forehand and backhand shots and volleys taught by Hilliard Darby tennis coach

Camp Location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Hoover Sailing Club Summer Youth Camp

June 3-August 16, one- and two-week camps, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; sailing taught by certified staff members

Ages: 7 to 17

Cost: $160 per one-week session, $300 per two-week session

Camp Location: Hoover Sailing Club, 4250 Smothers Road, Westerville 43081

614-216-2679; hooversailingclub.com/siinformation.htm

 

Jump Start Sports Camp

June through July; summer day camps for a variety of sports including soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, cheerleading and more

Ages: 4 to 12

Cost: varies depending on full summer camp or week-long sessions; ranges $80 to $130 per week

Camp Location: Groveport, Reynoldsburg, Worthington, Pickerington, Gahanna, Hilliard, Washington Township, and The Ohio State University

614-505-6532; jumpstartsports.com

 

Liberty Farm Summer Horse Camp

June 17-Aug. 16, weeklong, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with before- and after-care available; group riding lessons, games on horseback, handling lessons, horse studies and arts and crafts

Ages: 6 to 15

Cost: $300 to $375

Camp Location: Liberty Farm, 2620 Fisher Road, Columbus 43204

614-279-0346; libertyhorsefarm.com

 

Locker Soccer Academy Summer Camp

June 10-14, full-day camp at Avery Park; June 10-July 19, weeklong half-day (morning and evening) sessions at Avery Park, Library Park and Bevelhymer Park; provides a non-competitive approach to soccer skills and game play

Ages: 3 to 14

Cost: $60 to $225, varies by camp

Camp Location: Avery Park, 7501 Avery Road, Dublin 43017; Library Park, S. Liberty St., Powell 43065; Bevelhymer Park, 7997 Peter Hoover Road, New Albany 43054

614-760-5522 for Dublin and Powell, 614-478-5522 in New Albany, lockersoccer.com

 

Mohican School

June 10-14; day camp (residential camp also scheduled at this time); campers will learn how to safely operate different types of boats and can earn an Ohio Boater Education Card upon successful completion of course

Ages: Grades 6 to 9

Cost: Call for more information

Camp Location: Mohican School’s Environmental Learning Center, 5370 Bunkerhill North Rd., Butler, OH 44822

419-938-6671; mohicanoutdoorschool.org

 

Ohio State University Buckeye Sports Camps

June and July; more than 25 instructional sports camps, including baseball, field hockey, lacrosse

Ages: 6 to 18

Cost: tuition varies by sport

Camp Location: Ohio State University, main campus, Columbus 43210

614-247-2267; ohiostatebuckeyes.com/camps

 

Otterbein Equine Science Camp: Horsing Around

June and July, weeklong full-day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) sessions; educational activities, riding lessons, horse handling and equine behavior and communication

Ages: 10 to 18

Cost: $399

Camp Location: Center for Equine Studies, Otterbein University, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville 43081

614-823-1371, otterbein.edu

 

Otterbein University Athletics Camps

June and July; one- to five-day sessions at locations including Otterbein University; basketball, football, volleyball, lacrosse and soccer clinics; some overnight-stay options

Ages: 5 to 17

Cost: starting at $75

Camp Location: Otterbein University, Westerville 43082

614-823-3530; otterbeincardinals.com or ussportscamps.com

 

Raymond Memorial Golf Camps

June 10-14 and July 8-12, weeklong half-day camps; April 27-May 18, Saturday-only camp; June 1-22, Saturday-only toddler camp for ages 3 to 5, June 24 “Welcome to the World of Disney” half-day camp; golf instruction, rules and etiquette

Ages: 3 to 17

Cost: varies

Camp Location: Raymond Memorial Golf Course, 3860 Trabue Road, Columbus 43228

614-645-3276; columbuscitygolfcourses.com

 

Skyhawks Sports Academy

June 3-Aug. 9, day sessions; provides positive programs in various sports to promote teamwork, respect and sportsmanship

Ages: 3 to 12

Cost: varies depending on camp

Camp Location: Available in 13 Columbus suburbs

800-804-3509; skyhawks.com

 

SoccerFirst

June 10-Aug. 16, weeklong, full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or half-day (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1-4 p.m.) sessions, no before- or after-care available; dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting and defending skills, plus rules and etiquette of the game

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $130 half-day, $275 full day (includes lunch)

Camp Location: SoccerFirst, 6490 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin 43016

614-793-0101; soccerfirst.org

 

SPIRE Institute

June through August, residential and day camp options; elite-level training provided in basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball and track & field

Ages: 8 to 19

Cost: ranges from $270 to $695, depending on length of camp and whether it is boarding or non-boarding

Camp Location: SPIRE Institute, 1822 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041

440-466-1002; spireinstitute.org

 

SportsOhio

June 3-Aug. 16, weeklong full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or half-day sessions, no before- or after-care available; multi-sports camps include basketball, golf, field hockey, lacrosse and more

Ages: 3 to 14

Cost: $99 to $310

Camp Location: SportsOhio, 6314 Cosgray Road, Dublin 43016

614-791-7849; sportsohio.org

 

Stars Indoor Sports FUN Camp

June 10-Aug. 17, weekly camps from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with early drop-off and late pickup available. Full-day and half-day options available. Activities designed to keep kids active and engaged throughout the summer.

Ages: 6 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Stars Indoor Sports, 6124 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229

614-985-3003; starsindoorsports.com

 

Synchronized Swimming

July 15-Aug. 8, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Ohio Synchro Swim Club coaching team teaches swimmers the basic of synchronized swimming and features a routine for a brief show; final performance Aug. 10

Ages: Girls 5-18

Cost: $50 for one session, $90/two sessions, $120/three sessions, $140/four sessions

Camp Location: Hilliard Family Aquatic Center, 3850 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-876-0747; hilliardohio.gov/play

 

Upper Arlington: Summer Soccer Camp

June 10-13 (with June 14 raindate); soccer instruction through fun soccer games and activities, plus skill building for older age groups; Kinder Kickers sessions (ages 3-4) offered from 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m.; Soccer Stars sessions (ages 5-6) offered from 9-10 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Skill Builders sessions (ages 7-12) offered from 9 a.m.-12 noon

Ages: 3 to 12

Cost: Kinder Kickers $70 for UA resident/$84 non-resident, Soccer Stars $75/$90, Skill Builders $105/$125

Camp Location: Thompson Park (south soccer fields off McCoy Road), 4250 Mountview Road, Upper Arlington 43221

614-583-5300; uaoh.net/parks


Vertical Adventures

Full- and half-day weekly session throughout the summer and during school holidays; Vertical Adventures, Central Ohio's first indoor rock climbing gym (opened in 1994), offers day camps that provide an introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Craft projects and games are added in to give tired muscles a rest. Fun climbing-related activities include slack lining and milk crating stacking.

Ages: 6+

Cost: $380 per week for full-day sessions, $220 per week for half-day sessions

Camp Location: Vertical Adventures, 6295 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229

614-888-8393; verticaladventuresohio.com

 

Wingate Stables Summer Riding Camp

June through August, weeklong full-day (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and half-day (8:30-11:30 a.m.) sessions for basic camp, which teaches basic riding skills, horse care and safety, plus guest speakers, games and crafts. Campers can bring their own horses or use one of the school-program horses. Campers bring their own lunch. No previous riding experience necessary. Advanced camp (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) sessions available for students currently enrolled in the lessons or showing programs, or have experience through other stables.

Ages: 5 to 17

Cost: $400 for basic full-day camp, $300 for basic half-day camp, $550 for advanced camp

Camp Location: Wingate Stables, 5098 Miller Paul Road, Westerville 43082

614-589-7434; wingatestables.com