For a list of other day camps and residential camp options, go to ColumbusParent.com/campguide.

Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council: Arrowhead Day Camp

Ages served: 7-10

Dates/times: 6/11-6/15; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cub Scouts and Webelos will participate in activities such as archery, sports, crafts, water games and nature stations. Scouts will spend each day with the same group and visit a variety of program stations.

Cost: $80 Cub Scout youth, $70 youth of staff, $15 adult

Camp location: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware

For more information:Cassie Ferguson, cassie.ferguson@scouting.org, 614-310-1336, skcscouts.org




Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council: Buckeye Day Camp

Ages served: 7-10

Dates/times: 7/23-7/27; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cub Scouts and Webelos will participate in activities such as archery, sports, crafts, water games and nature stations. Scouts spend each day with the same group while exploring a variety of program stations.

Cost: $80 Cub Scout youth, $70 youth of staff, $15 adult

Camp location: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware

For more information:Cassie Ferguson, cassie.ferguson@scouting.org, 614-310-1336, skcscouts.org




Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council: Delaware Day Camp

Ages served: 7-10

Dates/times: 6/18-6/22; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cub Scouts and Webelos will participate in activities such as archery, sports, crafts, water games and nature stations. Scouts will visit a variety of program stations each day.

Cost: $80 Cub Scout youth, $70 youth of staff, $15 adult

Camp location: Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware

For more information:Cassie Ferguson, cassie.ferguson@scouting.org, 614-310-1336, skcscouts.org




Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council: Licking and Tri-Creek Day Camp

Ages served: 7-10

Dates/times: 6/11-6/15; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cub Scouts and Webelos will participate in activities such as archery, sports, crafts, water games and nature stations. Scouts will visit a variety of program stations each day.

Cost: $80 Cub Scout youth, $70 youth of staff, $15 adult

Camp location: Camp Falling Rock, 12637 Houdeshell Road, Newark

For more information:Cassie Ferguson, cassie.ferguson@scouting.org, 614-310-1336, skcscouts.org




Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council: Ohio Valley Day Camp

Ages served: 7-10

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cub Scouts and Webelos will participate in activities such as archery, sports, crafts, water games and nature stations. Scouts will visit a variety of program stations each day.

Cost: $80 Cub Scout youth, $70 youth of staff, $15 adult

Camp location: Deer Creek State Park, 20635 State Park Road 20, Mount Sterling

For more information:Cassie Ferguson, cassie.ferguson@scouting.org, 614-310-1336, skcscouts.org




Camp Mary Orton: Adventure Academy

Ages served: 7-14

Dates/times: 6/4-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Adventure Academy is a weeklong day camp filled with high-energy outdoor activities that help campers learn teamwork and self-confidence. Activities include a climbing wall, zip line, ropes course, swimming, games and more.

Cost: $399 Base Camp A and B, $339 Junior Frontier

Camp location: Camp Mary Orton, 7925 N. High St., Columbus

For more information: adventure@campmaryorton.org, 614-885-1023, campmaryorton.org/adventure-academy




Camp Mary Orton: Discovery Day Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/4-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This traditional weeklong day camp has different nature themes each week. Activities include games, hiking, swimming, crafts, outdoor education and creeking. We have 167 acres of woods and ravines to explore.

Cost: $199

Camp location: Camp Mary Orton, 7925 N. High St., Columbus

For more information: Carolina Mason, adventure@campmaryorton.org, 614-885-1023, campmaryorton.org/discovery-day-camp




SPOTLIGHT

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Summer Experience

Ages served: age 3 to grade 10

Dates/times: 6/4-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Have a one-of-a-kind summer adventure with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Day camps are designed to inspire a lifelong love of nature. Campers will participate in hands-on activities and unique animal experiences.

Cost: $105 to $145 Zoo Kids, $200 to $245 Summer Experience, $250 to $305 Teen Camps

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

For more information: 614-645-3488, columbuszoo.org

Extended info:

ZOOKIDS CAMPS

Ages 3–K

PINT SIZE SCIENTISTS

Make your own observations, come up with theories and develop the skills of a budding scientist!

ANIMAL NINJA WARRIORS

Explore the tools animals use to fight for survival!

ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD

It's time to fill your passport as you explore animals around the globe!

DYNAMITE DINOS!

Become a paleontologist as you dig for fossils, discover prehistoric habitats and see dinosaurs!

SUMMER EXPERIENCE DAY CAMPS

GRADES 1-2

WORLD EXPLORERS

Become a world traveler and learn about amazing animals from all over the globe!

LION FISH AND TIGERS AND BEES, OH MY!

Discover why animals have different body covering that are important to their survival!

GRADES 3-4

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?

Study cool animal adaptations and how they allow animals to do amazing things!

I'M HUNGRY

Learn about what animals eat and the special ways they get their food.

GRADES 5-7

SCIENCE CAREERS

Discover what it takes to get your dream zoo job!

ANIMAL PARTNERSHIPS

Survival sometimes takes a team. Explore different ways that animals work together!

ZOOTEEN DAY CAMPS

Grades 8-10

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Learn from our educators and Jack Hanna's team to see what it takes to create an animal show!

ART STUDIO CAMP

Learn techniques and styles from an art instructor while drawing inspiration from animals at the zoo!

ECO WARRIORS-CAMP

Design a project to help combat global conservation issues!




Junior Explorer Club: Summer Adventure Day Camp

Ages served: 5-12

Dates/times: 6/4-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: We are unplugged from electronics and plugged in to the world around us. Because we are mobile, we explore in and around Columbus and beyond.

Cost: $85 for drop-in, $385 per week

Camp location: 2151 Dorset Road, Upper Arlington

For more information:Michele Rapp, michele@jrexplorerclub.com, 614-516-3325, jrexplorerclub.com




Ohio Wildlife Center: Art in Nature!

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 7/9-7/13; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Find out how to make “natural” paints, use good observational skills and be creative. Students spend each day drawing, painting, creating and capturing what they see. Many of our wild animal ambassadors will be their models.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Birds of a Feather!

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will participate in backyard wildlife exploration with hands-on activities like learning how to “go birding,” using binoculars and discovering what makes birds so unique. Also, meet Alex, our great horned owl.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Creepy Crawly Ooey Gooey Slimey! Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/11-6/15; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Does your child like to fish and get muddy? This week of camp may be just what they need, focusing on our scaly, slimy and cold-blooded wildlife. Campers will do more fishing and exploring around our pond habitats.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Eco Explorers!

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/25-6/29; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Focus on nature play, being adaptable to surroundings, exploring our forests, trekking in our prairie and discovering ways to help our environment. This is a great way to reconnect with nature by identifying trees, exploring our prairies and more.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Eco Warriors!

Ages served: 13-16

Dates/times: 7/23-7/27; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Calling all teen eco-enthusiasts with an interest in biology, nature and being outdoors: This special week focuses on developing campers' nature interests. There will be special guest speakers with careers in wildlife, environment and biology.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Habitat Warriors!

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 8/6-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will have outdoor adventures of building shelters for both themselves and a chosen animal ambassador, discovering what clean water “looks” like, team challenges, discovering hidden treasures and more.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Marvelous Mammals

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/18-6/22; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Guided activities will be centered around how mammals survive, adapt and change throughout the year. Each day we will be exploring our forests for signs of furry wildlife.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Mini Creatures! Bug Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 7/30-8/3; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Come search for our smallest wildlife. Focus on mini creatures in our backyard that many people walk right by (or over) and why they are one of the most important parts of our natural environment.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Naturally Magic: How Harry Potter Would Help Ohio's Wildlife

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 7/16-7/20; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This Harry Potter themed wildlife nature week will have sorting hats, houses and ways campers can help save Ohio's native magical beasts. Campers will meet our wise owls and learn their stories.

Cost: $295, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Ohio Wildlife Center: Owlets

Ages served: 3-5 (must be potty-trained)

Dates/times: 6/25-6/27, 7/23-7/25; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Little campers will be meeting and caring for our box turtle friends, Spike and Yertle, and discovering unique qualities between our wildlife ambassadors with hands-on activities. Two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $110, $20 sibling discount

Camp location: Ohio Wildlife Center, 6131 Cook Road, Powell

For more information: Becca Mathews, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-407-7830, ohiowildlifecenter.org/camp




Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Summer Explorers Farm Camps

Ages served: 7-12

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will learn about life on a 1930s Delaware County family farm during three one-week day camps. Farm operations, heritage crafts, games, daily tasks and nature are among the topics explored through hands-on participation. Details are available online.

Cost: $150

Camp location: Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware

For more information:Robin Mayes, rmayes@preservationparks.com, 740-595-3020, preservationparks.com




Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Summer Explorers Nature Camps

Ages served: 7-11

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Preservation Parks' five one-week nature day camps will focus on distinct aspects of nature, such as habitats, flight, science, animals and adventuring outdoors. Hands-on activities will add to the learning.

Cost: $150 to $175

Camp location: Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware

For more information:Rich Niccum, rniccum@preservationparks.com, 740-524-8600, ext. 3, preservationparks.com




TimberNook Central Ohio: TimberNook Central Ohio

Ages served: 4-12

Dates/times: 6/25-8/3; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: TimberNook summer camps provide time for children to explore their surroundings, create, build, design, take risks and dive into imaginations, while fostering love for the great outdoors. We also will take time to interact with the goats.

Cost: $220 per camp; 1:1 assistance is available for a fee

Camp location: Harvest Hills Farm, 670 Hills Miller Road, Delaware

For more information:Krista Seibert, timbernookcentralohio@gmail.com, 614-204-8856, timbernook.com