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

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Bold Columbus: Summer Leadership Camp

Ages served: 9-12

Dates/times: 7/9-7/19; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Bold Columbus offers an outdoor camp with daily activities including group challenges, nature education, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking and more. Each day is filled with friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Cost: $149 per week

Camp location: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

For more information: info@boldcolumbus.org, 614-813-0351, boldcolumbus.org

Extended info:

Bold Columbus gives kids the opportunity to take on meaningful leadership roles, grow their outdoor skills and build lasting knowledge and experience they can use throughout their lives.

Bold Columbus offers an outdoor leadership camp for youth ages 9-12. Based at gorgeous Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, just 20 minutes west of Downtown Columbus, our camp provides fun and educational experiences at a price that can't be beat. Daily activities include group challenges, leadership training, team games, nature education, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking and more. Each day is filled with friends, fun and memories that will last a lifetime!




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Columbus Academy: Summer Experience

Ages served: pre-K to grade 12

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

Description: Columbus Academy Summer Experience offers co-ed day camp programs in academics, arts and sciences, and athletics as well as a Family Division that includes Caregiver and Young Child, Grown Up and Child, and Adult/Senior classes.

Cost: Varies depending on programming; starts at $260 per week for a rising grades K-9 camper. Specialty camps are higher due to additional materials, field trips and/or program supports.

Camp location: Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna

For more information: summer_experience@columbusacademy.org, 614-509-2267, columbusacademy.org/summer

Extended info:

Columbus Academy Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer weeklong day camp programs in academics, arts and sciences, and athletics. There are 10 weekly sessions to choose from starting June 4 through Aug. 10. We have programs for Pre-K through 12th grade, including before and after-care options, as well as courses for high school credit. Programs are very diverse and include themes such as skateboarding, coding, fashion design, sailing, ice hockey, languages, drones, musical instruments and so many more! We have flexible scheduling that allows for full day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half plus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and half day from 9-11:30 a.m. Before-care is available from 7-8:30 a.m. and after-care from 4-6 p.m. Participants do not have to be Columbus Academy students.

We also have a Family Division that includes Caregiver and Young Child, Grown Up and Child, and Adult/Senior classes that meet once a week at convenient times for all. Columbus Academy's beautiful 231-acre campus is located at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road in Gahanna. We are close to the intersection of Morse and Hamilton roads and just minutes away from Easton. Whatever your child's interest, you will find it at Columbus Academy Summer Experience!




Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Camp Ken-Jockety Day Camps

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

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

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more. Nine one-week sessions are offered.

Cost: $100 grades K-6, $35 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: Camp Ken-Jockety, 1295 Hubbard Road, Galloway

For more information:Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org




Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Papinashuash Day Camp

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

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

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more.

Cost: $70 grades K-6, $20 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: PASA Soccer Complex, 630 Hill Road N., Pickerington

For more information: Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org




Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Sugarbush Day Camps

Ages served: completed grades K-6; leadership programs through 12th grade

Dates/times: 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Wonderful World of Wizardry is our theme for discovering new ways to explore the great outdoors through potions, magical creatures and divination. This program also includes the traditional crafts, outdoor cooking, leadership and more.

Cost: $70 grades K-6, $20 program aide and leader (grades 7-12)

Camp location: Blendon Woods Metro Park, 5364 Cherry Bottom Road, Columbus

For more information:Karen Goodin, kgoodin@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org




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Mansion Day School: Summer Camp at Mansion Day School

Ages served: 3-11

Dates/times: 6/11-8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description:MansionDaySchool's Summer Camp provides preschool through fifth-grade students with a balanced camp experience that includes academics (reading, math and writing) in the morning. The afternoons are filled with field trips, weekly multicultural themes through the study of different countries, cultural assemblies and water play or swimming. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $150 per week; before- and after-care are available

Camp location: Mansion Day School, 72 Woodland Ave., Columbus

For more information: Elisa Mathews, mathews.elisa@mansiondayschool.org, 614-258-4449, mansiondayschool.org/summer

Extended info:

MansionDaySchool's Summer Camp provides preschool through fifth-grade students with a balanced camp experience that includes academics (reading, math and writing) in the morning. The afternoons are filled with exciting field trips, weekly multicultural themes through the study of different countries, cultural assemblies and water play or swimming. Summer Camp is from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with child care starting at7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.




Ohio University Lancaster: Kids in College

Ages served: entering grade 4-9

Dates/times: 6/11-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Classes available include art, sciences, humanities, history, English, dance, basketball and volleyball.

Cost: $85 per class plus lab fees (if applicable)

Camp location: Ohio University Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster

For more information: Maryann Lape, lape@ohio.edu, 740-681-3339, ohio.edu/lancaster/community/kidsincollege.cfm




Prairie Township Community Center: Summer Day Camp

Ages served: 6-12

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

Description: Run, jump, swim and play. The intention of camp is to give children an active summer experience and provide an alternative to typical child care.

Cost: $155 resident, first five days, $165 nonresident; additional days are $27

Camp location: Darby Woods Elementary School, 255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway

For more information:Jeremy Dean, jdean@prairietownship.org, 614-907-7993, recreation.prairietownship.org




Smoky Row Children's Center: Schoolage Summer Camp

Ages served: 6-10

Dates/times: 5/29-8/9; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Activities are organized by weekly themes, including art, science, outdoors, books, music and games. Two field trips are scheduled each week with a bus for transportation. Field trip activities are varied.

Cost: $42 per day plus fees for trips and additional activities

Camp location: Smoky Row Children's Center, 8615 Smoky Row Road, Powell

For more information:Lisa Perruzzi, smokyrowcc@gmail.com, 614-766-2122, smokyrowchildrenscenter.com