223 listings span day and residential offerings in 11 categories.

Looking to get the kids off the couch and out of the house over summer break?

Columbus Parent has you covered with our annual Summer Camp Guide. This year, we have 223 listings from all over Central Ohio and beyond to help families find a good fit.

Listings are grouped into Day Camps and Residential Camps, and then divided into 11 categories: Art; Dance & Drama; Educational Enrichment; Equestrian; Multiple Category; Music; Nature/Outdoors; STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); Special Needs; Sports; and Traditional.

Our April issue will feature additional camp listings, and the online version of the guide will be updated one more time in early May. Deadlines for inclusion are noon March 1 (April issue) and noon April 28 (online).

So keep checking back at ColumbusParent.com/campguide.

Note: Boxes around listings denote advertisers who paid to highlight their listing

Day Camps: Art 

The Arts Castle-Delaware County Cultural Arts Center: Summer Camps and Programs

Ages served: 4-15

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Camps offering visual arts, ceramics (hand building and wheel), dance, drama, handwriting, Legos, French and Spanish. Visit our website for more information. We offer classes and programs for all ages.

Cost: $60-$215, scholarships are available. Contact the office for more details

Camp location: The Arts Castle – Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

For more information: Diane Hodges, dhodges@artscastle.org, 740-369-2787, artscastle.org

Columbus Museum of Art: Summer Art Workshops

Ages served: 3-14

Dates/times: 6/19-7/28; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Play, experiment and create with us. Summer Art Workshops in the Columbus Museum of Art's JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity encourage the exploration of ideas through imaginative play, diverse art materials and lively gallery games.

Cost: $300 nonmembers, $260 members (full day); $160 nonmembers, $135 members (half day)

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

For more information: Molly Uline-Olmstead, molly.ulineolmstead@cmaohio.org, 614-629-0339, columbusmuseum.org

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Full-day camps for grades 2-8 and half-day camps for ages 3 to first grade. Campers will find delight in themes such as Weird Science and Weirder Art; Curious Constructions and Contraptions; Icy, Sticky, and Just Plain Gross; Creativity Scouts; Lore, Legends, and Fantastic Realms; Marvelous Beasts and How to Make Them; Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta; Comics East meets West; and Magical Mischief in the Museum.

COSI: Science of Art

Ages served: rising kindergarten to rising first grade

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14, 7/31-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will enhance their knowledge of design as they discover the science behind painting, sculpture and more. Dress for a mess.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

Dublin Arts Council: ARTcamps

Ages served: 6-13

Dates/times: 6/5-8/7; hours to be determined

Description: Mold or throw clay on a wheel, sculpt, draw, paint or explore acting. Content/ages served will vary by week. Half- and full-day camps begin June 5 and run through the week of Aug. 7.

Cost: $140 to $190 per weeklong session. Details and online registration will be available in mid-March at dublinarts.org.

Camp location: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin 43016

For more information: Christine Langston, programmgr@dublinarts.org, 614-889-7444, dublinarts.org

Ohio Craft Museum: Teen Summer Workshops

Ages served: 12-17

Dates/times: 6/5-6/28; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The Ohio Craft Museum offers young people the opportunity to explore the arts through workshops that expand their creative and critical-thinking skills using a variety of techniques and mediums. Workshops are 2.5 hours over three days and are offered in the morning (9:30 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1-3:30 p.m.). Participants who sign up for both sessions stay for lunch.

Cost: $65 per session

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org

Ohio Craft Museum: Young Masters Summer Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Children will make crafts that explore and expand their creativity. Five different themed weeks will be offered. Camps run Monday to Friday. Half-day camps are 9:30 a.m. to noon; full-day camps are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $110 for half-day and $195 for full-day sessions

Camp location: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212

For more information: Phyllis Walla-Catania, pwallacatania@ohiocraft.org, 614-486-4402, ohiocraft.org

Paper Moon Art Studio: Paper Moon Art Camp

Ages served: 6-15

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23, 7/31-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We incorporate art into nature and nature into art. We offer walks through a ravine, land art, sculpture, mixed media, puppets, games and snacks. Each weeklong camp will have different art experiences. The June 19-23 session runs 9 a.m. to noon. The July 31 to Aug. 4 session is 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $130

Camp location: Paper Moon Art Studio, 4145 N. High St., Columbus 43214

For more information: Kristen Marra Marek, kristen@papermoonartstudio.com, 614-332-9149, papermoonartstudio.com

Paper Moon Art Studio: Paper Moon Art Camp

Ages served: 6-15

Dates/times: 6/26-6/28, 7/10-7/12, 7/26-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We incorporate art into nature and nature into art. We offer walks through the ravine, land art, sculpture, mixed media, puppets, games and snacks. Each three-day camp will have different art experiences. The June 26-28 and July 26-28 sessions run 9 a.m. to noon. July 10-12 session is 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $85

Camp location: Paper Moon Art Studio, 4145 N. High St., Columbus 43214

For more information: Kristen Marra Marek, kristen@papermoonartstudio.com, 614-332-9149, papermoonartstudio.com

St. Francis DeSales High School: Sculpture

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 7/17-7/20; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will engage in 3-D constructions of everyday materials, learn mold-making techniques and have the chance to get their hands dirty. They will gain knowledge and a sense of inspiration from historical and contemporary artists.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Kelly Nye, nye@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

UA Arts Academy: Making Movies Camp

Ages served: 11-13

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will work together as actors, directors, camera operators, editors and scriptwriters to put together commercials, music videos and more. Students will select a genre, storyboard and film their movies. Students will receive a link to their works at the end of August.

Cost: $275 Upper Arlington resident, $325 nonresident

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

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, lsantoroau@uaoh.net, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net/culturalarts

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: STEAMpunk Art

Ages served: 8-11

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Unleash creativity and imagination during this five-day multisensory art experience. Glass, metal and gears will be the fuel of this maker-inspired camp.

Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

Day Camps: Dance & Drama

The Academy Irish Dance Co.: Intro to Irish Dance Camp 

Ages served: 4-12

Dates/times: 6/13-6/15, 7/18-20; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Learn the basics of Irish dance in an energetic and professional environment. Children learn basic moves from the reel to the jig and perform for the parents on the last day of camp. Both sessions are 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $65 through May 1, $75 afterward. Fifty percent sibling discount.

Camp location: The Academy Irish Dance Co., 6061 Chandler Court, Westerville 43082

For more information: Byron Tuttle, theacademyirishdanceco@gmail.com, 614-600-8551, theacademy-irishdance.com

EXTENDED INFO:

Looking for a fun activity for your child this summer?

The Academy Irish Dance Co. is based conveniently off state Route 3 in Westerville and is home to the first male and female World Irish Dance Champions from Columbus in Irish dance history.

Our three-day camp is a great way to try out Irish dance and see if it might be a good fit for your child. Parents can watch the children perform on the last day of camp. We have a bounce house and everyone gets a free camp T-shirt.

Academy instructors have one main goal and that is to ensure your child has an experience to remember. We look forward to welcoming you to our studio and sharing our passion for the magnificent art of Irish dancing with your child.

For more information about the Academy or to sign up, go to our website or like our Facebook page, facebook.com/theacademyirishdanceco.

Our camps fill very quickly and are capped at 15-20 students, so register early to avoid disappointment.



Actors' Theatre of Columbus: Actors' Theatre of Columbus @ CSG Camp

Ages served: 9-11

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will create and perform a short play, as well as rehearse scripted scenes and monologues and experience improvisation, theater games and more. The camp will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. Friday performance on the Schiller Park stage.

Cost: $200

Camp location: Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Ave., Columbus 43209

For more information: Rachel Barends, rabarends@columbusschoolforgirls.org, 614-252-0781, columbusschoolforgirls.org/summer

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: Actors' Theatre of Columbus @ CSG Camp - Take 2

Ages served: 9-14

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will create and perform a short play, as well as rehearse scripted scenes and monologues and experience improvisation, theater games and more. The camp will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. Friday performance on the Schiller Park stage.

Cost: $200

Camp location: Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Ave., Columbus 43209

For more information: Rachel Barends, rabarends@columbusschoolforgirls.org, 614-252-0781, columbusschoolforgirls.org/summer

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: ATC Globe School: Adults Camp

Ages served: 14-99

Dates/times: 6/26-7/2, 7/17-7/23, 8/14-8/18; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Older campers will experience a summer camp of their own. Each night will feature a different theme (Monday, improv; Tuesday, scene study; Wednesday, character study; Thursday, rehearsal; Sunday, rehearsal and first performance).

Cost: $135, two camps for $250

Camp location: Actors' Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus 43206

For more information: Andy Falter, andy.falter@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org/education

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: ATC Globe School: Improv Camp #1

Ages served: 5-18

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: School-agers are invited for a week full of improvisation. The camp showcase on Friday will feature camp favorite games and will take place prior to ATC's performance.

Cost: $135, two camps for $250

Camp location: Actors' Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus 43206

For more information: Andy Falter, andy.falter@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org/education

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: ATC Globe School: Improv Camp #2

Ages served: 5-18

Dates/times: 8/7-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We've added a second week of our most popular camp. School-agers are invited for a week full of improvisation. Campers will celebrate the end of summer with a week of all improv, all the time. Camp showcase on Friday night.

Cost: $135, two camps for $250

Camp location: Actors' Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus 43206

For more information: Andy Falter, andy.falter@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org/education

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: ATC Globe School: Space Camp Kids Camp

Ages served: 5-10

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will experience a week of out-of-this-world theatrical games and plays featuring space and aliens. Rehearse scripted scenes and experience improvisation, theater games and more. The camp will culminate in a showcase performance Friday night.

Cost: $135, two camps for $250

Camp location: Actors' Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus 43206

For more information: Andy Falter, andy.falter@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org/education

Actors' Theatre of Columbus: ATC Globe School: Teens Camp

Ages served: 11-18

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16, 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will create and perform a short play, as well as rehearse scripted scenes and monologues and experience improv, theater games and more. Camp will culminate in a showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Schiller Park Amphitheatre stage.

Cost: $135, two camps for $250

Camp location: Actors' Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus 43206

For more information: Andy Falter, andy.falter@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org/education/

BalletMet: American Girlfriend

Ages served: 6-9

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Learn dances inspired by American Girl dolls' characters and time periods. Participants will express their individuality by creating a dance of their own.

Cost: $145

Camp location: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43081

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

BalletMet: Ocean in Motion

Ages served: 6-7

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Dance across the floor while mastering the moves of favorite sea creatures.

Cost: $145

Camp location: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

For more information: Kathy Wilson, kwilson@balletmet.org, 614-517-9532, balletmet.org

BalletMet: Once Upon A Sugar Plum

Ages served: 4-6

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Watch as a fairy tale story unfolds on this creative and imaginative adventure.

Cost: $145

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

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

BalletMet: Stars and Stripes

Ages served: 3-4

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; less than 2 hours

Description: Celebrate freedom of dance at a Fourth of July-themed camp.

Cost: $75

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

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

BalletMet: Time for Tea Dance Party

Ages served: 4-5

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Journey on a head-to-toe adventure with the help of tiaras, fairy wings, tutus and more.

Cost: $145

Camp location: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

For more information: Kathy Wilson, kwilson@balletmet.org, 614-937-0410, balletmet.org

BalletMet/Columbus Children's Theatre: Dancing Theatre Tales

Ages served: 5-7

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Learn a classic fairy tale from BalletMet and Columbus Children's Theatre professionals and experience a unique performance the last day of camp.

Cost: $195

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

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

BalletMet/Columbus Children's Theatre: Triple Threat

Ages served: 8-12

Dates/times: 7/31-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Hone the skills of a triple threat: singing, dancing and acting.

Cost: $195

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

For more information: Missy Donovan, mdonovan@mcconnellarts.org, 614-461-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Broadway2LA Acting Studio: Broadway2LA Summer Acting Camp

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: All summer acting camps include 30 hours of film and commercial acting training and an opportunity to perform for local casting directors and agents. Camps are designed to improve students' confidence, concentration and self-awareness.

Cost: $200

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

For more information: Chad Willett, info@broadway2la.com, 614-572-9005, broadway2la.com

Columbus Children's Theatre: Broadway Boot Camp

Ages served: grades 1-6

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This half-day camp is perfect for beginning and intermediate performers. Students will learn fundamentals of acting, singing and dance, while developing the confidence needed to take the stage in a musical.

Cost: $199

Camp location: JCC New Albany, 150 E. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany 43054

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Dancing to Disney Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades K-2

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This beginning-to-intermediate dance class focuses on foundation techniques of jazz, tap and ballet. Students will learn choreography to popular Disney songs. 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $195

Camp location: CCT Studios, 177 E. Naghten St., Columbus 43215

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Diary of a Wimpy Theatre Kid Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 3-5

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join Greg Heffley and his theater-making pals on an adventure through Jeff Kinney's popular book series. Students will explore the world of creative drama while learning theater vocabulary. 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $195

Camp location: JCC New Albany, 150 E. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany 43054

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Geronimo Stilton Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 1-3

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join the fast-paced world of a crime-solving mouse in this new theater camp. Students will discover new ways to approach storytelling using the love of knowledge and justice found in the book series.

Cost: $195

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

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Hogwarts Summer Day Camp

Ages served: grades 2-5

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Take a journey to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Participants will spend the week learning theatrical lore and casting dramatic spells as they build acting skills and confidence. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $305

Camp location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St., Hilliard 43026

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Matilda Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 3-5

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The musical Matilda brings one of Roald Dahl's smallest heroines to life onstage. In this camp, students will find the hero in them and take action to change their story.

Cost: $199

Camp location: CCT Studios, 177 E. Naghten St., Columbus 43215

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Musical Theatre Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 7-12

Dates/times: 6/5-6/9; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: In this intensive camp, students will focus on the collaboration of all three performing art forms: singing, dancing and acting. Exercising their triple threat skills, the class works in small and large groups to perform from famous musicals.

Cost: $199

Camp location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St., Hilliard 43026

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: On Broadway Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 5-8

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will jump into the magic of Broadway plays and musicals. They will learn songs, scenes and dances, and rise to the challenge of putting it all together for a showcase at the end of the week. 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $199

Camp location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St., Hilliard 43026

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus Children's Theatre: Sketch Comedy Half-Day Camp

Ages served: grades 6-9

Dates/times: 6/5-6/9; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: A great, judgment-free, supportive and silly environment creates the perfect storm for comedy sketch writers and performers. Students in this half-day camp will study and analyze great comedy sketches of Saturday Night Live, Second City and Mad TV.

Cost: $195

Camp location: Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St., Hilliard 43026

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Drama Kids of North Columbus: Middle School Improv

Ages served: 11-14

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We throw the scripts out the window and create our own scenes on the spot. Improvisation is a way to be goofy, creative and dramatic while working on skills such as confidence and public speaking. Daily we learn a new set of improv skills. Final day includes a show for families. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $250

Camp location: Olentangy Orange Middle School, 2680 E. Orange Road, Lewis Center 43035

For more information: Holly Hanson, holly@dknorthcolumbus.com, 740-201-1070, dramakids.com/oh1

Drama Kids of North Columbus: Mystery Playhouse

Ages served: 6-11

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: It's a summer camp “who-done-it” filled with sleuths, clues and alibis. Campers will take on roles in a mystery and act out parts of the story, play mystery games and act out mini-mystery snippets.

Cost: $150

Camp location: Freedom Trail Elementary, 6743 Bale Kenyon Road, Lewis Center 43035

For more information: Holly Hanson, holly@dknorthcolumbus.com, 740-201-1070, dramakids.com/oh1

Dramatic Impact: Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan

Ages served: 6-15

Dates/times: 6/12-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers can choose to focus on either Peter Pan or Beauty and the Beast for a week of drama instruction. There will be a production on Friday for friends and families. Costumes and scripts are provided. Instruction is by Candace Mazur-Darman and staff.

Cost: Starts at $160

Camp location: The Arts Castle – Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, Dublin, Westerville and Worthington

For more information: Candace Darman, candace@dramatic-impact.com, 614-975-0134, dramatic-impact.com

St. Francis DeSales High School: Drama

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will learn the audition process and various areas of musical theater including acting, singing and dance. They will prepare a piece from a production to showcase at the end of the week.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Lori Arnett, arnett@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

UA Arts Academy: Musical Theatre Day Camp

Ages served: 11-13

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16 and 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will learn fundamentals of acting and singing. Each week takes participants through the process of putting together a production, from audition to performance. Week one is for beginning students, and week two is for intermediate/advanced students. On the final day of camp, students will present a showcase based on modern musicals such as Hamilton, Matilda and Newsies.

Cost: $275 Upper Arlington resident, $325 nonresident

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

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, lsantoroau@uaoh.net, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net/culturalarts

Vaud-Villities Productions: Youth Show Camp

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 6/12-6/17; half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Vaud-Villities Youth Show Camp is a weeklong afternoon camp where youth soak in all things theater: song, dance, tech, set design, costuming, makeup and improv. The week ends with a full production—costumes, lighting and all.

Cost: $195 ($100 for second child in same family)

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

For more information: CJ Curtis, info@vvproductions.com, 614-442-0836, vvshows.org

EXTENDED INFO:

Vaud-Villities Youth Show Camp is a weeklong afternoon (half-day) camp where youth ages 7-17 get to fully experience the world of theater. Songs are learned and practiced, choreographers teach a variety of styles of dance, set pieces are designed, costumes are created, makeup application and improv is taught and the camp closes with the culmination of all the week's hard work through a free parent performance on the blackbox theater stage with lights and mics on the Saturday after camp.

Weathervane Playhouse: WYART Summer Repertory Season

Ages served: 4-18

Dates/times: 6/12-8/19; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: WYART offers a variety of day camps, productions and workshops. WYART Summer Repertory Series produces three full-scale productions, each aimed at specific age groups. All are three-week sessions.

Cost:The Pale Pink Dragon, ages 4-7, half day, $200; State Fair G2K, ages 8-11, half day, $250; CATS The Musical, ages 12-18, full day, $300

Camp location: Weathervane Playhouse, 100 Price Road, Newark 43055

For more information: Weathervane Playhouse, ted@weathervaneplayhouse.org, 740-366-4616, wyart.org

Day Camps: Educational Enrichment

The Center for Architecture and Design: Camp Architecture/High School Design Studio

Ages served: 8-18

Dates/times: 6/5-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Camp Architecture/High School Design Studio introduces students in grades 3-12 to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking tours, presentations by professionals and imaginative games.

Cost: Camp Architecture, grades 3-8, $325 for a one-week session; High School Design Studio, grades 9-12, $550 for a two-week session

Camp location: Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, 275 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus 43210

For more information: Sarah Bacha, sarah-bacha@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973, columbuscfad.org

Connected Pathways Early Learning: Camp Connect

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 5/31-9/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Camp Connect focuses on identifying and addressing children's developmental needs both socially and academically. Concepts include assessing reading and math levels to support growth as well as developing critical-thinking skills.

Cost: $145 per week. PFCC accepted for qualified applicants. Registration begins April 1 and ends May 12.

Camp location: 496 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna 43230; 4242 Stelzer Road, Columbus 43230; 2753 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus 43231; 4350 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus 43224

For more information: Val Tyree, vtyree@c-pathways.com, 614-414-7988, ext. 2, c-pathways.com

A Good Start: A Good Start

Ages served: 5-6

Dates/times: 6/12-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This program is designed to boost early literacy skills and prepare children who are entering kindergarten for the structure of school. There is a morning literacy focus, afternoon art, music, science, martial arts, dance, math and more.

Cost: Sliding fee scale, maximum $300. Free to eligible children living in 43202, 43201, 43211. Financial assistance is available. Transportation provided within a limited radius.

Camp location: Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43202

For more information: Charity Romero Rose, agoodstart.maynard@gmail.com, 614-599-3247, agoodstartmaynard.com

LearningRx Columbus: Brain Camp

Ages served: 6-10

Dates/times: 8/7-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: LearningRx Brain Camp features brain training and other games and activities that use cognitive skills. Kids will work on memory, attention and problem solving challenges.

Cost: $85

Camp location: LearningRx Columbus, 6465 Reflections Drive, Suite 240, Dublin 43017

For more information: David O'Reilly, columbusdublin.oh@learningrx.net, 614-726-7000, learningrx.com/columbus

LearningRx Columbus: Brain Club

Ages served: 5-13

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; less than 2 hours

Description: LearningRx Brain Club features brain training and other games and activities that use your cognitive skills. Kids will work on memory, attention and problem solving challenges.

Cost: Call for membership and program information.

Camp location: LearningRx Columbus, 6465 Reflections Drive, Suite 240, Dublin 43017

For more information: David O'Reilly, columbusdublin.oh@learningrx.net, 614-726-7000, learningrx.com/columbus

Ohio University Lancaster: Kids in College

Ages served: entering grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/12-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This is Ohio University Lancaster's 38th year providing this program for highly motivated students. Kids in College has three one-week sessions with morning (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (12:30-2:30 p.m.) classes.

Cost: $85, plus lab fees if applicable

Camp location: Ohio University Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster 43130

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

St. Francis DeSales High School: Sports Literature

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This mini-course is designed to promote the pleasurable reading of articles, magazines and novels concerning various sports, the athletes who play them and their impact on American society.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Joseph Montessori School: Summer Learning Camp

Ages served: 3-9

Dates/times: 6/12-7/28; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: A truly Montessori experience taught by our faculty, this camp will give current and newly enrolled students an enriched summer experience.

Cost: $350 full day, $250 half day

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

For more information: Evan Boylan, 614-291-8601, sjms.net

Thurber House: Thurber Summer Writing Camp

Ages served: entering grades 2-8

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This weeklong creative writing camp covers as many genres and techniques as possible for students who like to write. Go on adventures, solve mysteries, create worlds, lose yourself in poetry and laugh along the way.

Cost: $100 grades 2-3 for a half-day camp; $175 grades 4-8 for a full-day camp. A limited number of scholarships are available.

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

For more information: Meg Brown, 614-464-1032, thurberhouse.org

YMCA of Central Ohio: YMCA Little Ones Camp

Ages served: 3-5

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This summer camp will help prepare little ones for kindergarten. The program offers five weeks each of focused literacy and math instruction alongside everyday camp activities.

Cost: $70 per week members, varies for child members and nonmembers

Camp location: Multiple locations around Central Ohio

For more information: 614-224-1142, ymcacolumbus.org/camp

Day Camps: Equestrian

Bookmark Farms: Horse Lover's Day Camp

Ages served: 4-12

Dates/times: 5/29-8/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The longest-running camp of its kind in Central Ohio, this is a way for kids to learn how to care for horses and other animals. Daily riding lessons with an emphasis on safety. No experience necessary.

Cost: $390 per week. Sibling and multiple-week discounts are available; see website for details.

Camp location: Bookmark Farms, 8824 Morse Road SW, Pataskala 43062

For more information: Annie Promen, bookmarkfarms@aol.com, 740-964-2601, bookmarkfarms.com

Otterbein University: Otterbein Equestrian Camp

Ages served: 12-17

Dates/times: 6/12-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will ride an hour-and-a-half to two hours each day and learn the ins and outs of horse handling, equine nutrition, braiding, equine first aid and general horse care. Camp weeks are: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28.

Cost: $450 per week

Camp location: Otterbein University, Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville 43081

For more information: Jill McCullough, jmccullough@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1250, otterbein.edu/summercamps


Day Camps: Multiple-category

City of Gahanna Parks and Recreation: Camp Friendship

Ages served: 4-16

Dates/times: 5/30-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Camp is the perfect outlet for kids to be kids while developing the resiliency to successfully navigate the world around them. We provide the opportunity and support for children to grow and develop as individuals.

Cost: Varies by program. There are resident discounts as well as early bird pricing prior to April 28. Register for all 11 weeks and get one week free.

Camp location: Camp Friendship - Adventure, 150 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna 43230

For more information: Sara Crombie, sara.crombie@gahanna.gov, 614-342-4250, gahanna.gov

City of Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation: Summer Day Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Sessions are programmed to give children an outdoor summer experience and as an alternative to typical child care. Children participate in programmed recreation activities, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, swimming and library visits. Camps are 10 weeks and coincide with the Upper Arlington Schools calendar.

Cost: $390 residents, $400 nonresidents for the first 10 days. Additional days are $30.

Camp location: Thompson Park, Reed Road Park and Barrington Elementary School, Upper Arlington 43221

For more information: Cheryl Hyatt, parks@uaoh.net, 614-583-5300, parks.uaoh.net

Columbus Academy: Summer Experience

Ages served: prekindergarten through 12th grade

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Columbus Academy offers co-ed day camp programs in academics, athletics and arts and sciences, as well as a family division with caregiver and young child, grown-up and child, and adult/senior classes.

Cost: Varies depending on the program, age/grade and division. Average is $260 per week, though specialty camps are higher.

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

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

Columbus Recreation and Parks: Summer Camps

Ages served: 6-17

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Recreation centers offer camps on numerous topics, including sports (basketball, football, hockey, tennis, track, teen strength and conditioning training), Great Art Getaway, Teen Clay Academy, Digital Dance, Lights, Camera ... Camp, public health and Columbus police and fire exploration.

Cost: $85 per week and up; nonresident fees apply. Registration begins at 10 a.m. March 18.

Camp location: Multiple sites

For more information: Wendy Frantz, wmfrantz@columbus.gov, 614-645-7000, columbusrecparks.com

Meadow Park Children's Center: School-Age Summer Camp

Ages served: 5-12

Dates/times: 5/30-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: In this full-day program for children in grades K-5, campers will learn new skills, connect with friends and go on weekly field trips, including swimming, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, movies and more. Lunch is provided.

Cost: $210 per week for 10 weeks; $235 per week otherwise. Part-time rates are $177 to $105, depending on days and options. Activity fees are extra.

Camp location: Meadow Park Children's Center, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus 43220

For more information: Judy Smith, jsmth@meadowpark.org, 614-451-8814, meadowpark.org

Oakstone Academy: Summer Camps

Ages served: ages 8-18 (grades 3-12)

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Oakstone Academy offers an array of summer opportunities. Students can participate in sports camps, art camps, graphic design camps, theater camps and more. We have openings for peer models in our middle and high school camps. Dates vary according to the type of camp being offered.

Cost: Varies by camp type and length.

Camp location: Oakstone Academy, 939 S. State St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Eddie Napier, enapier@ccde.org, 614-865-0400, ccde.org

Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club: Premier at Sawmill Summer Camps

Ages served: 5-12

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Looking for something fun—and healthy—for your youngster to explore over the summer? We keep kids active and entertained through gym games, crafts, swimming and special guests, with a different theme each week.

Cost: $160 to $180 members, $190 to $210 nonmembers

Camp location: Premier at Sawmill, 3111 Hayden Road, Columbus 43235

For more information: Erika Pettijohn, epettijohn@premieratsawmill.com, 614-336-2582, ext. 136, premieratsawmill.com

Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Time Travelers Camp

Ages served: 9-11

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Step into the Preservation Parks time machine as we set the clock for a trip back to 1930s rural Delaware County. Learn heritage crafts, explore radio theater and more while learning the history of Delaware County. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $150. Registration is required by July 3 at preservationparks.com.

Camp location: Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware 43015

For more information: Saundra McBrearty, saundras@preservationparks.com, 740-524-8600, ext. 6, preservationparks.com

St. Francis DeSales High School: Shine Camp

Ages served: grades 1-9

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn habits for healthy, happy living such as time and stress management, goal setting and personal development. Pinterest will come alive with daily activities of cooking, crafting and creativity.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Sarah Gantz, gantz@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

The Wellington School: Wellington Summer Program

Ages served: 4-18

Dates/times: 6/12-8/11; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Camps are offered in academics, athletics, early childhood, performance and fine arts, and STEM for children in grades pre-K to 12. Extended-day care is available before and after camps.

Cost: Varies from camp to camp. Contact the Summer Program Office for more information.

Camp location: The Wellington School, 3650 Reed Road, Columbus 43220

For more information: Phil Gross, gross@wellington.org, 614-324-1673, wellington.org/summer

YMCA of Central Ohio: YMCA of Central Ohio Day Camps

Ages served: grades 1-11

Dates/times: 5/30-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The YMCA offers themed sports, specialty and traditional camps such as Mad Scientist, Time Traveler, Super Hero and Treasure Hunters. Before- and after-care is available. ACA accredited.

Cost: $125 members, $145 youth/child members, $165 nonmembers per week. Teen/specialty fees may differ. Before/after- care has an additional charge. TANF, Title XX and financial assistance are available.

Camp location: 20 sites around Central Ohio

For more information: 614-224-1142, ymcacolumbus.org/camp

YMCA of Central Ohio: YMCA Teen Extreme Camp

Ages served: entering grades 7-9

Dates/times: 5/30-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Teen Extreme includes excursions and adventures such as completing an obstacle course, cooking a meal, solving puzzles and hanging out with friends.

Cost: $145 per week for members. Rates vary by location for youth members and nonmembers. Financial assistance is available. Title XX and TANF accepted.

Camp location: Grove City, Hilliard, Jerry L. Garver, Powell and North YMCAs

For more information: 614-224-1142, ymcacolumbus.org/camp

Young Chefs Academy: Camp Can-I-Cook with Young Chefs Academy

Ages served: 4-15

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: At Camp Can-I-Cook, kids of all ages gain culinary skills, form new friendships, try original recipes and create memories to utilize and last a lifetime. All classes are hands-on.

Cost: KinderCooks ages 4-7, $80; Junior Chefs ages 6-10, $150; Senior Chefs ages 11-15, $150. Early bird and sibling discounts are available.

Camp location: 425 Beecher Road, Suite E, Gahanna 43230

For more information: Jill Jacobs, gahannaoh@youngchefsacademy.com, 614-933-9700, gahannaoh.youngchefsacademy.com

EXTENDED INFO:

Here are six reasons to sign your kids up for cooking camp this summer:

1)Develop life-long skills. Can you imagine your child making his or her own after-school snack in grade school? Or how about making dinner for the family in middle school? At YCA, your kiddos will learn skills like kitchen safety, cooking techniques and proper food handling. These skills will stay with them forever.

2)Cooking Camps are perfect for any age. From KinderCooks (4-6), to Junior Chefs (7-10) and Senior Chefs (11-15), every age has a place at the kitchen table at YCA. No matter what age, classes are 100 percent hands-on and most recipes are from scratch using fresh, healthy ingredients.

3)Transform picky eaters. When kids have a hand in cooking, they are more willing to try things. Kids are encouraged to try new things by incorporating different ingredients into kid friendly recipes.

4)Mom and Dad don't have to clean up. Cooking with kids is usually a mess but we teach kids to load the dishwasher, put things away, wipe counters and even set the table.

5)No special skills required. You don't have to be a math whiz, artistic, or athletic. Guess why? Because everyone eats. Boys and girls, young and old, shy or extroverted … cooking is an activity any child can enjoy and appreciate.

6)It's fun. Choose from a ton of fun themes. Have a future baker? Try the cake decorating class. Want to compete like on a TV show? Try the Get Chopped Competition. Love sweet treats? Attend Cupcake Insanity.

Youth Yoga Project: CSG Summer Programs: Shanti Girls Yoga Retreat

Ages served: 9-15

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

Description: Join us for a girls-only yoga retreat. Participants will practice yoga, enjoy nature, make new friends, get creative with yoga-inspired projects and reflect on and discuss issues important to girls.

Cost: $380

Camp location: Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Ave., Columbus 43209

For more information: Lauren Greenspan, youthyogaproject@gmail.com, 614-638-3322, columbusschoolforgirls.org/summer 

Day Camps: Music

Capriccio Youth Choir: Summer Institute

Ages served: entering grades 2-12

Dates/times: 7/25-7/26; full day (6+ hours)

Description: A fun opportunity for singers of all levels to experience great choral music and improve music theory and vocal skills. Directed by CYC directors and guest choral directors, the camp concludes with a performance.

Cost: $50 non-CYC singers, $25 CYC singers. Tuition can be applied to choir tuition if the student joins Capriccio Youth Choir. Registration deadline is July 14.

Camp location: St. Andrew Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive, Dublin 43016

For more information: Alyson Bates, capriccioyouthchoir@yahoo.com, 740-641-5864, capricciocolumbus.org/youth-choir

Columbus Children's Choir: Summer Singers

Ages served: entering grades 3-9

Dates/times: 6/4-6/10 (grades 6-9), 6/19-6/23 (grades 3-5); full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The day camps offer an opportunity for children to develop musical skills in a fast-paced choral setting. The programs welcome singers with treble, unchanged voices at all levels of experience.

Cost: $155 (grades 3-5), $295 (grades 6-9). Need-based financial assistance is available.

Camp location: Columbus Children's Choir, 760 E. Broad St., Columbus 43205 (grades 3-5); Weigel Hall, Ohio State University, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210 (grades 6-9)

For more information: Kerry Haberkern, kerry@columbuschildrenschoir.org, 614-220-5555, columbuschildrenschoir.org/summer-singers (grades 3-5); Zachary Dierickx, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/summer-singers (grades 6-9)

Creative Strings: Creative Strings Workshop

Ages served: 10-18

Dates/times: 7/3-7/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program provides an opportunity for string players to study fiddle styles, blues, rock, world music and jazz with master artists from around the world. We also offer a weeklong overnight camp for teens playing at a more advanced level.

Cost: $145

Camp location: Sanborn Hall at Ohio Wesleyan University, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware 43015

For more information: Christian Howes, chris@christianhowes.com, 614-332-8689, christianhowes.com/education/creative-strings-workshop/csw-youth-program

The Ohio State University School of Music: Jazz Camp

Ages served: grade 10 to 2017 high school graduate

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

Description: Intermediate to advanced jazz students receive a comprehensive experience that provides individual growth and skill enhancement. Activities include lectures, master classes, combo sessions, big-band rehearsals and the Ohio State campus experience.

Cost: $395

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/jazz-camp

The Ohio State University School of Music: Middle School Concert Band Academy

Ages served: grades 7-9

Dates/times: 6/25-6/30; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Designed for middle-level musicians to enrich their understanding of music in a noncompetitive, weeklong program. Large group rehearsals, instrument master classes, electives and performance.

Cost: $295

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/msband-academy

The Ohio State University School of Music: Morning String Student Workshop

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/12-6/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This daily workshop offers motivational hands-on training in technique and aural skill development, participation in chamber music ensembles and large orchestra rehearsals in a noncompetitive atmosphere. One year of experience required.

Cost: $285

Camp location: Steinbrenner Band Center - Ohio Stadium, 1961 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/morning-strings

The Ohio State University School of Music: Saxophone Camp

Ages served: grade 9 to 2017 high school graduate

Dates/times: 6/18-6/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Participants will work directly with Ohio State faculty and students in group activities, chamber ensembles, large ensemble and private lessons and get the campus experience.

Cost: $325

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/saxophone-camp

Otterbein University: Summer Music Experience

Ages served: 14-17

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

Description: For string players (violin, viola, cello, bass), guitarists, pianists (classical and jazz), vocalists (classical and jazz), wind and brass instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and lower brass instruments), percussionists and composers.

Cost: $400

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

For more information: Jill McCullough, jmccullough@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1250, otterbein.edu/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Choir

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will learn basics of choral singing and explore various genres of music. They will prepare concert pieces throughout the week and showcase their talents with a final concert.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Gwendolyn Rehm, rehm@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

UA Arts Academy: Camp Rock

Ages served: 13-17

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn from some of Columbus' finest musicians how to perform like a superstar. We cover performance, basic notation and tablature, stage presence and style, rhythm, harmony, songwriting and microphone techniques. One-on-one and group lessons will be offered for each instrument, including vocals. No experience necessary. Student performance on Thursday.

Cost: $275 resident, $325 nonresident

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

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, lsantoroau@uaoh.net, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net/culturalarts

WeJoySing: Heart Strings

Ages served: 1 month to 5 years

Dates/times: 6/5-8/5; less than 2 hours

Description: Discover how your baby/toddler/preschooler learns and grows through research-based, developmentally appropriate musical play. Sing, laugh, dance and play instruments as you learn together. Class is limited to 12 children and guardians. Summer I is June 5 to July 1. Summer II is July 10 to Aug. 5.

Cost: $50 per four-week session. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes.

Camp location: 165 N. Parkview Ave., Bexley 43209; 5600 Post Road, Dublin 43017; 5161 Forrest Drive, New Albany 43054; Pickerington, 235 Diley Road N., Pickerington 43147; 4739 W. Powell Road, Powell 43065; 1340 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington 43221

For more information: Amy Hirth, wejoysing@wejoysing.com, 614-868-0107, wejoysing.com 

Day Camps: Nature/Outdoors

Columbus Recreation and Parks: Discover Boating

Ages served: 10-18

Dates/times: 6/12-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This weeklong learn-to-sail camp teaches participants the beginning skills of sailing. We also include some basic canoeing training. Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $100 residents, $110 nonresidents. Transportation is available for $20 from the Columbus Aquatics Center and limited to 10 campers each week.

Camp location: Discover Boating, 9610 Riverside Drive, Powell 43065

For more information: George Shaw, gwshaw@columbus.gov, 614-645-6122, columbus.gov/recreationandparks/programs/discover-boating-program

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Outdoor Education: Camp Terra

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Give children the opportunity to connect with nature this summer. Campers spend the day outdoors playing games, building forts and getting dirty.

Cost: $125 per session residents, $140 nonresidents

Camp location: Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43085

For more information: outdooreducation@columbus.gov, 614-645-3380, columbusrecparks.com

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Outdoor Education: Camp Terra Preschool

Ages served: 4-5

Dates/times: 6/12-8/18; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Give children the opportunity to connect with nature this summer. Campers spend the day outdoors playing games, building forts and getting dirty.

Cost: $60 per session residents, $75 nonresidents

Camp location: Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43085

For more information: outdooreducation@columbus.gov, 614-645-3380, columbusrecparks.com

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Outdoor Education: Camp Walnut

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Give children the opportunity to connect with nature this summer. Campers spend the day outdoors playing games, building forts and getting dirty.

Cost: $125 per session residents, $140 nonresidents

Camp location: Big Walnut Park Shelter House, 5000 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43227

For more information: outdooreducation@columbus.gov, 614-645-3380, columbusrecparks.com

Columbus Recreation and Parks, Outdoor Education: Indian Village

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/18; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Give children the opportunity to connect with nature this summer. Campers spend the day outdoors playing games, building forts and getting dirty.

Cost: $125 per session residents, $140 nonresidents

Camp location: McKnight Outdoor Education Center, 3200 Indian Village Road, Columbus 43221

For more information: outdooreducation@columbus.gov, 614-645-3380, columbusrecparks.com

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Summer Experience

Ages served: rising grades 1-7

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore all of the zoo's regions and get an in-depth opportunity to learn about our natural world. Campers participate in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness of our environment. Topics range from Dinos to Zoo Careers.

Cost: $185 members, $195 nonmembers. Early bird rates through May 15.

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

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

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Zoo Teen Camp

Ages served: rising grades 8-10

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore interests, make friends, create lifelong memories and connect with wildlife in a whole new way. Choose from Lights, Camera, Action Camp; Art Studio Camp; and Zoo Game Designer Camp.

Cost: $250 to $275 members, $275 to $285 nonmembers. Early bird rates through May 15.

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

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

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: ZooKids

Ages served: age 3 to kindergarten

Dates/times: 6/5-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: ZooKids experience the wonders of animals in a safe and socially interactive environment.?Campers explore the zoo, engage in special experiences and create an art project. Summer topics are Backyard Animals, Exploring Your Senses, Animal Homes and Dinos.

Cost: $95 members, $105 nonmembers. Early bird rates through May 15.

One-day classes also are available for $30 members, $35 nonmembers.

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

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

Ohio Wildlife Center: Owlets: Young Scientists

Ages served: 4-6

Dates/times: 7/5-7/26; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Interactive stations keep explorers busy and engaged in small groups with dedicated counselors. Owlets will help Compass, the map turtle, choose the perfect colors for one of his paintings.

Cost: $110

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

For more information: Jilli Etzkorn, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-734-9453, ohiowildlifecenter.org/learn-with-us/wildlife-day-camp

Ohio Wildlife Center: Spring Day Camp

Ages served: 4-12

Dates/times: 3/29-3/29; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Join us for a day of nature-centered activities at our 20-acre Education Center. There will be crafts, animal encounters, animal care, citizen science activities, bird watching and identification and more.

Cost: Owlet (ages 4-6), 9 a.m. to noon, $35; WildCare (ages 7-12), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $60

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

For more information: Jilli Etzkorn, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-734-9453, ohiowildlifecenter.org/learn-with-us/spring-day-camp-registration

Ohio Wildlife Center: Wild Academy: Wildlife Citizen Scientists - Acting Locally Thinking Globally for Wildlife

Ages served: 13-16

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This camp is perfect for an aspiring naturalist, veterinarian, scientist, animal caretaker, wildlife biologist and anyone who has a passion for working with animals and nature.

Cost: $295

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

For more information: Jilli Etzkorn, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-734-9453, ohiowildlifecenter.org/learn-with-us/wildlife-day-camp

Ohio Wildlife Center: Wild Care: Wildlife Scientists - Acting Locally for Wildlife

Ages served: 7-12

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will explore our 20-acre sanctuary and help collect information for local scientific research, such as getting their hands wet at our study pond and helping with the daily care and enrichment for some of the 55+ animal ambassadors.

Cost: $295

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

For more information: Jilli Etzkorn, education@ohiowildlifecenter.org, 614-734-9453, ohiowildlifecenter.org/learn-with-us/wildlife-day-camp

Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Epoch Explorers Camp

Ages served: 8-year-olds

Dates/times: 6/12-6/14; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Cool off this summer as we plunge into the past. Discover the Ice Age and uncover plants and animals that lived during this chilly time.

Cost: $90. Register by May 29 at preservationparks.com.

Camp location: Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center 43035

For more information: Saundra McBrearty, saundras@preservationparks.com, 740-524-8600, ext. 6, preservationparks.com

Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Habitat Trekkers

Ages served: 9-year-olds

Dates/times: 6/8, 7/9, 8/10; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Join us for three different one-day camps to learn about woodland, water and prairie habitats. Check our website for more information about each session. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $30 per camp. Registration is due two weeks before each date at preservationparks.com.

Camp location: Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware 43015

For more information: Saundra McBrearty, saundras@preservationparks.com, 740-524-8600, ext. 6, preservationparks.com

Preservation Parks of Delaware County: Outdoor Adventurers Camp

Ages served: 10-year-olds

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will fish, hike, learn survival skills, climb a rock wall and go horseback riding, among other activities. Camp is based at Deer Haven Park, but we will travel to other locations. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $150. Registration is required by June 27 at preservationparks.com.

Camp location: Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware 43015

For more information: Saundra McBrearty, saundras@preservationparks.com, 740-524-8600, ext. 6, preservationparks.com

TimberNook: TimberNook Central Ohio

Ages served: 4-14

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21, 7/24-7/28, 7/31-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Imagine children building a wooden bridge of their own design deep in the woods, pulling up fresh carrots from the garden to feed an alpaca a snack, or crafting flying contraptions out of simple recycled materials before launching them.

Cost: July 17-July 21, Storybook Camp, $200; July 24-July 28, Barefoot and Buckets Camp, $200; July 31- Aug. 4, Friends in the Wild Camp, $195

Camp location: Harvest Hills Farm, 679 Hills Miller Road, Delaware 43015

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

Day Camps: Special Needs

Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun Inc.: Recreation Unlimited

Ages served: 5-22

Dates/times: 7/3-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs for individuals with disabilities in sports, recreation and education while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes and behaviors.

Cost: $325

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

For more information: Chris Link, info@recreationunlimited.org, 740-548-7006, recreationunlimited.org

YMCA of Central Ohio: Camp Can Do

Ages served: 6-21

Dates/times: 6/5-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The YMCA and ECRN+ invite your child to participate and enjoy Camp Can Do. This camp is tailored for children and young adults with moderate to intensive special needs. Participants will be with experienced teachers to meet the needs of every camper.

Cost: $125 per week members, $145 youth/child members, $165 nonmembers

Camp location: Hilliard, Gahanna, Grove City, Pickaway County and Powell

For more information: 614-389-3880 

Day Camps: Sports

AmeriCheer: Groovin' and Movin' Camp

Ages served: 5-18

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn dances, dance techniques and have an overall dance party. There will be a show for parents at the end of camp.

Cost: $65 for three half days

Camp location: AmeriCheer, 20 Collegeview Road, Westerville 43081

For more information: Heather Williams, hwilliams@americheer.com, 614-898-1000, ext. 21, americheer.com

AmeriCheer: Let's Cheer Camp

Ages served: 5-18

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn how to perfect motions and jumps. Cheer along with sidelines and cheers. We also will learn a cheer dance to perform at the end of camp.

Cost: $65 for three half days

Camp location: AmeriCheer, 20 Collegeview Road, Westerville 43081

For more information: Heather Williams, hwilliams@americheer.com, 614-898-1000, ext. 21, americheer.com

AmeriCheer: TumbleMania Camp

Ages served: 5-18

Dates/times: Call for specific dates; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Tumble Mania Camps are for beginner through advanced students. We will focus on the beginning skills of cartwheels, round-offs and walkovers through back handsprings and tucks in the advanced camps.

Cost: $65 for three half days

Camp location: AmeriCheer, 20 Collegeview Road, Westerville 43081

For more information: Heather Williams, hwilliams@americheer.com, 614-898-1000, ext. 21, americheer.com

Chiller Ice Rinks: Camp Chiller

Ages served: 4-11

Dates/times: 6/5-8/18; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn all about skating, hockey and even how we make and take care of an ice rink. Participants get a skating lesson each day and participate in other ice-related activities. Camp Chiller runs weekly throughout the summer and is open to all skill levels.

Cost: $175 (Easton is an additional cost because it is registered through Columbus Academy and is a full-day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Camp location: Chiller Ice Rinks in Easton, Dublin and Lewis Center

For more information: Pam Morlan, pmorlan@thechiller.com, 614-791-9999, ext. 156, thechiller.com/campchiller

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Gymnastics and Activities Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will participate in gymnastics in the morning and activities in the afternoon, including bowling, swimming, putt-putt and park trips.

Cost: $180 per week, $108 for July 5-7

Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester 43147

For more information: 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Gymnastics or Activities Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Gymnastics camp, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, is a week of gymnastics, trampoline, games and more. Activities camp, which is 12:30-4 p.m., includes activities such as bowling, putt-putt and swimming.

Cost: $85 per week for gymnastics camp, $90 for activities camp

Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester 43110

For more information: 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Ninja Zone

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/19-23, 7/10-14, 7/31-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will participate in gymnastics, martial arts, an obstacle course, games and more from 9 a.m. to noon. These weeks can be combined with activities camp to make a full day.

Cost: $85

Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester 43110

For more information: 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com 

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Tumble Katz

Ages served: 3-6

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: In these weeklong sessions, campers will participate in music, parachute, trampoline, hoops, bean bags, bubbles and more. Two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $90 per week, $54 for July 5-7

Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester 43110

For more information: 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com

Goldfish Swim School: Jump Start Swim Clinics

Ages served: 3-13

Dates/times: 6/5-7/29; less than 2 hours

Description: These clinics are specially designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry. Jump Start Clinics focus on everything from teaching fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique.

Cost: $105 for five consecutive days of 30-minute lessons. Sibling discounts are offered.

Camp location: Goldfish Swim School, 6175 Shamrock Court, Suite G, Dublin 43017; 765 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville 43081

For more information: swimdublin@goldfishss.com or swimwesterville@goldfishss.com, 614-407-3474, goldfishswimschool.com

Ohio Wesleyan University: Kirsta Cobb Volleyball Camps

Ages served: 5-19

Dates/times: 6/17-7/26; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We provide volleyball camps that range in skill level and age level and are open to both boys and girls.

Cost: $95 for skill camps, $40 for positional camp, $80 for elite camp

Camp location: Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware 43015

For more information: Kirsta Cobb, ktcobb@owu.edu, 614-980-5614, kirstacobbvolleyballcamps.com

Otterbein University: Cardinal Basketball Camp

Ages served: entering grades 3-8

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15, 7/24-7/27; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Boys basketball day camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $225

Camp location: Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Brian Oilar, boilar@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1844, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Cardinal Elite Camp

Ages served: entering grades 9-12

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

Description: This boys basketball camp concentrates on skill work and simulation of a college practice.

Cost: $75

Camp location: Otterbein University Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Travis Schomaeker, travis.schomaeker@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1886, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Cardinal Kids Basketball Camp

Ages served: entering grades K-2

Dates/times: 6/5-6/7; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $100

Camp location: Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Brian Oilar, boilar@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1844, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Cardinal Tennis Camp

Ages served: 8 and older

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This is a beginner and advanced boys and girls tennis camp.

Cost: $110

Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Tyler Stephen, tstephen@otterbein.edu, 614-562-4399, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Cardinal Youth Soccer Camps

Ages served: 8-14

Dates/times: 6/5-6/9; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This youth soccer camp for boys and girls focuses on individual technical development.

Cost: $150

Camp location: Memorial Stadium, 180 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Brandon Koons, bkoons@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1077, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Cardinal Youth Soccer Camps

Ages served: 8-14

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This youth soccer camp for boys and girls focuses on play within a team and the tactics of soccer.

Cost: $150

Camp location: Memorial Stadium, 180 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Brandon Koons, bkoons@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1077, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Otterbein University: Girls Nike Volleyball Camp

Ages served: 7-12

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

Description: Master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $180

Camp location: Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Monica Wright, mmcdonald@otterbein.edu, 614-823-3534, ussportscamps.com/volleyball/nike/otterbein-university-nike-volleyball-camp

Otterbein University: Girls Nike Volleyball Camp

Ages served: 12-16

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain valuable game play experience. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $240

Camp location: Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Monica Wright, mmcdonald@otterbein.edu, 614-823-3534, ussportscamps.com/volleyball/nike/otterbein-university-nike-volleyball-camp

Otterbein University: Men's Soccer High School Team Camp

Ages served: grades 9-12

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

Description: This is a commuter or overnight team camp.

Cost: $175 per player, $250 if staying overnight

Camp location: Memorial Stadium, 180 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Jason Griffiths, jgriffiths@otterbein.edu, 614-823-3524, otterbeincardinals.com, click on Camps & Clinics

Sky Zone Trampoline Park: Mini SkyCamp

Ages served: 6-8

Dates/times: 6/20-6/22, 7/11-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp features exercise and activities, including open trampoline jumping, Ultimate Dodgeball, age-appropriate SkyRobics, games, activities and crafts. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $99, 10 percent discount for siblings

Camp location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 459 Orange Point Drive, Suite E, Lewis Center 43035

For more information: Shelby Case, sales43035@skyzone.com, 740-548-4004, skyzone.com/columbus

Sky Zone Trampoline Park: SkyCamp

Ages served: 8-12

Dates/times: 6/27-6/30, 7/18-7/21, 8/8-8/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp features exercise and activities, including open trampoline jumping, Ultimate Dodgeball, age-appropriate SkyRobics, games, activities and crafts. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $129, 10 percent discount for siblings

Camp location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 459 Orange Point Drive, Suite E, Lewis Center 43035

For more information: Shelby Case, sales43035@skyzone.com, 740-548-4004, skyzone.com/columbus

St. Francis DeSales High School: Baseball

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Baseball players will receive group and individual instruction on all skill aspects of the game from St. Francis DeSales coaching staff and players. No prior baseball training is needed.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Boys Basketball I

Ages served: grades 3-6

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This Stallion basketball camp is an opportunity to increase overall basketball skill levels and knowledge of the game. Campers will also compete in 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 tournaments.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Boys Basketball II

Ages served: grades 7-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This Stallions basketball camp is an opportunity to increase overall basketball skill levels and knowledge of the game. Campers will also compete in 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 tournaments.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Boys Lacrosse

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Boys will focus on the fundamentals to build their game with new drills, games and skills.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Boys Soccer

Ages served: grades 1-9

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Technical and individual skills instruction will include small sided games where technical skills meet game-like conditions.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Boys Volleyball

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp is focused on teaching the fundamentals of volleyball: passing, setting, serving and attacking. All experience levels can benefit from the instruction and technique drills.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Cheerleading

Ages served: grades 1-8

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: All campers will learn motions, jumps, chants and a dance during this four-day session led by DeSales cheerleaders. On the last day of camp, the girls will showcase their new skills in a team performance.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Football

Ages served: grades 1-8

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Spend a week with the coaching staff and players of St. Francis DeSales. Campers will be instructed on basic fundamentals of offense, defense and special teams by position. Heads up tackling and other safety techniques will be emphasized.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Basketball I

Ages served: grades 1-6

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This Stallions basketball camp is an opportunity to meet and learn from coaches and players as well as increase students' overall basketball skill level and knowledge of the game. Campers also will participate in competitions.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Basketball II

Ages served: grades 7-9

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This Stallions basketball camp is an opportunity to meet and learn from coaches and players as well as increase students' overall basketball skill level and knowledge of the game. Campers also will participate in competitions.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Lacrosse

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Organized drills for beginners to more advanced players. The emphasis will be teaching the rules of the game while having fun playing lacrosse and building confidence.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Soccer

Ages served: grades 1-8

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will build their soccer skills during the week, with a different focus each day. Directors will bring energy and knowledge to help campers leave as better soccer players. 

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Volleyball

Ages served: grades 4-8

Dates/times: 7/17-7/20; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Four days of intense instruction from coaching staff and DeSales players includes a daily focus on a specific skill set, with game play at the end of each session.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls Volleyball II

Ages served: ninth-graders

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Camp includes a daily focus on a specific skill set, with game play at the end of each session.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Softball

Ages served: grades 1-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will participate in drills for individual softball development and play games. Meet new friends, play hard and enjoy the game of softball.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Tennis

Ages served: grades 4-9

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn tennis techniques from beginner to advanced. Open to both boys and girls.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Track and Field: Endurance and Distance

Ages served: grades 3-9

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Enhancing the way you run will make you stronger and more capable in any sport you choose to participate in.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Track and Field: Speed and Agility

Ages served: grades 3-9

Dates/times: 6/19-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Enhancing the way you run will make you stronger and more capable in any sport you choose to participate in.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Wrestling I

Ages served: grades 1-6

Dates/times: 7/17-7/20; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp teaches fundamentals of wrestling, including proper stretching, tumbling, stance, shots and the top/bottom position.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Wrestling II

Ages served: grades 7-12

Dates/times: 6/12-6/15; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will learn advanced technique and strategy. Planning for nutrition, lifting programs and sport psychology will be presented. Competitive games will be held.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Tom Neubert, neubert@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Yoga Flow

Ages served: grades 6-9

Dates/times: 7/10-7/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: We will use the flow of yoga poses and the breath to reduce stress and promote flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Pilates and stability ball workouts are incorporated to build core strength.

Cost: $50

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Karen Scott, scott@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

The 2nd & 7 Foundation: Football Camp

Ages served: 7-14

Dates/times: 6/26-6/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: The 2nd and 7 Football Camp provides three days of drills, contests and speakers, with a focus on having fun. Kids will learn basic fundamentals of football while focusing on teamwork, goal-setting and positive attitude. Former Buckeyes, NFL players and local high school coaches will participate.

Cost: $150 ($125 before April 30)

Camp location: Hilliard Weaver Middle School, 4600 Avery Road, Hilliard 43026

For more information: Amy Hoying, amy.hoying@secondandseven.com, 614-825-0602, secondandseven.com/footballcamp

Day Camps: STEM

Be WISE Camp: Be WISE Day Camp

Ages served: 10-12

Dates/times: 7/11-7/13; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This camp is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in middle school girls to encourage them to take future STEM classes. The camp—for girls entering grades 5-6 in the fall—provides real-life, hands-on problem solving/thinking experiences.

Cost: $180

Camp location: Denison University, 100 W. College St., Granville 43023

For more information: Becky Bringardner, bewisecamp@outlook.com, 740-927-9841, bewisecamp.org

Camp Invention: Camp Invention

Ages served: grades K-6

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

Description: Led by local educators, the weeklong Camp Invention experience immerses elementary school children in hands-on STEM activities.

Cost: Varies based on location. Discounts are available.

Camp location: Multiple locations throughout Central Ohio

For more information: campinvention@invent.org, 800-968-4332, campinvention.org

CATCO: Star Wars in Shakespeare: Verily, a New Hope

Ages served: 11-14

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

Description: Light the spark of imagination as you transform into a Shakespearean actor while recreating the storyline of Ian Doescher's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Student actors will create a Star Wars show and perform in a final “in-formance.”

Cost: $200

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/verily-a-new-hope

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps

Ages served: 7-14

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Kids learn what they love in Tech Camp by creating video games, producing stop-motion animation movies, coding computer programs, modding with Minecraft or engineering Lego robots. Space is limited. Register at classroomantics.com

Cost: $195 to $235

Camp location: Multiple locations throughout Central Ohio

For more information: Tara Foote, techcamp@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

COSI: 3-D Modeling/Printing/Scanning

Ages served: rising grades 6-8

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers can transform their creativity from a computer screen to the real world through 3-D modeling and printing. Educators in COSI's Tech Studio will teach participants to design 3-D models in Autodesk's 123D Design software and guide them through a successful print.

Cost: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Amusement Park Science

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put that knowledge (and courage) to the test. We'll go behind the scenes at Kings Island, spending the day on rides and learning about what makes them work.

Cost: $375 for members, $405 for nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Amusement Park Science

Ages served: rising grades 6-8

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put that knowledge (and courage) to the test. We'll go behind the scenes at Kings Island, spending the day on rides and learning about what makes them work.

Cost: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Astronaut Adventures

Ages served: rising grades 2-3

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16, 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Do you have the stuff it takes to become an astronaut and boldly go where no one has gone before? Spend a week learning about our solar system, rockets and the wonders of space including a visit to COSI's Planetarium.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Build It

Ages served: rising grades K-1

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Imagine, draft and construct your own inventions. Explore a variety of simple machines such as pulleys, levers and gears. Discover how an architect can build, construct and stack as we use materials to create towers, houses and more.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: C.S.I. (Crime Scene Investigation)

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; full day (6+ hours)

Description: What does it take to be a crime fighter in the 21st century? Campers will put their skills to the test as they try to solve the mystery of the missing ice cream ingredients.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Chemistry

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 7/31-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore the scientific method while experimenting with chemical and physical changes of solids, liquids and gases. Is flubber a solid? What is elephant toothpaste? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore chemistry.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Dare to Design

Ages served: rising grades 2-3

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Get the creative juices flowing while investigating what makes the world around us tick. Campers will see their ideas come to life as they design an invention to solve a real-world challenge.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Diggin' Dinos

Ages served: rising grades K-1

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs. Aspiring paleontologists will enjoy discovering dinosaurs, fossils and digging.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Electronics Prototyping

Ages served: rising grades 6-8

Dates/times: 7/31-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Plug into the world of electronics and learn how the components in everyday devices are wired and programmed. Campers will build a foundation in circuitry and coding through Snap Circuits, MIT's Scratch and more.

Cost: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Green Screen Composition

Ages served: rising grades 6-8

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Peek behind the curtain of movie magic. Campers will work with DSLR cameras and explore shutter speed, aperture, ISO and frame rates. Utilizing these functions, they will learn to script, light, frame, shoot and capture audio.

Cost: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Lego Robotics

Ages served: rising grades 2-3

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14, 7/31-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Jump into building and programming robots using Bee Bots and Lego WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we dive into the world of robotics.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Lego Robotics

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16, 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Ramp up the robotic challenges and spend the week designing, building and programming robots using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 system.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Lego Robotics

Ages served: rising grades 6-7

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Dig deeper into the design and programming of robots. Design and program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to accomplish a variety of challenges.

Cost: $375 members, $405 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Messy Science

Ages served: rising grades K-1

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16, 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Get messy and try out COSI's special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime and other cool concoctions. We'll investigate physical, chemical and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze and slime.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Rockets & Rovers

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Join us for a week of experiments as we explore how NASA gathers information about our solar system and beyond using rockets, rovers and manned missions. This camp includes access to COSI's Planetarium.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Silly Science

Ages served: rising grades 2-3

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30, 8/7-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Time to get silly as we explore all things messy and fun with science. Make COSI super slime, make a mess with liquid nitrogen and experiment with things that pop and ooze.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Space

Ages served: rising grades K-1

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21, 8/7-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Find out what it takes to be an astronaut while exploring planets, meteors and more. Continue the learning with a visit to COSI's Planetarium.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Superhero Science

Ages served: rising grades 2-3

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Come prepared for superhero training by using science to bring “impossible” super powers to life. Learn to levitate, create weather and even fly.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

COSI: Video Games

Ages served: rising grades 4-5

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28, 8/7-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create a video game to share with friends and family.

Cost: $300 members, $330 nonmembers

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

For more information: 614-228-2674, cosi.org/kids/camp-cosi/camp-cosi-summer-camps

Engineering For Kids: Engineering For Kids Summer Camp

Ages served: 4-12

Dates/times: 5/30-8/18; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to kids through a variety of camps in several locations across Central Ohio.

Cost: Varies

Camp location: To be announced, see website for more information

For more information: 614-656-8048, engineeringforkids.com/location/centralohio

Game-U: Adventurer

Ages served: 6-8

Dates/times: 6/12-16, 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Adventurer Camp introduces young students to the worlds of games and robotics development. They'll tackle new challenges in game design, 3-D printing, illustration, robotic engineering, electronics and more. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $200

Camp location: Game-U, 9926 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

For more information: Matt McGee, mmcgee@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Explorer

Ages served: 8-10

Dates/times: 6/5-6/9, 6/26-6/30, 7/10-7/14; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This is a hands-on learning experience that teaches the major aspects of game development, such as level design, character design, programming, materials, lighting and audio. Camp meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $450

Camp location: Game-U, 9926 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

For more information: Matt McGee, mmcgee@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Pioneer

Ages served: 10-12

Dates/times: 6/12-16, 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Start creating full-length, 2-D side-scrolling adventures, puzzle games, Minecraft mods and more. Students study the fundamentals of game design with the option to publish their games for iOS, Android or web browsers. Camp meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $475

Camp location: Game-U, 9926 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

For more information: Matt McGee, mmcgee@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Voyager

Ages served: 12-18

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23, 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn how to create eight popular game genres, from Platformer, Action-Adventurer, Auto Racing and more. Students learn hands-on techniques using Unity and dive head-first into the world of coding with Javascript. No previous experience is required. Camp meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $499

Camp location: Game-U, 9926 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

For more information: Matt McGee, mmcgee@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

iD Tech Camps: iD Tech Camps

Ages served: 7-18

Dates/times: 6/5-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will learn to code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, build websites, print 3-D models and more. Multiple one-week sessions on different topics are scheduled.

Cost: Starts at $799

Camp location: Ohio State University, various sites

For more information: info@idtech.com, 844-788-1858, idtech.com/oh

Math Plus Academy: STEM Camps

Ages served: 5-13

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

Description: These camps aim to cultivate a love of mathematics. Offerings include robotics, engineering, maker camp, Minecraft, coding and chess.

Cost: full day, $437; half day, $217

Camp location: 3582 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard 43026; 5346 N. Hamilton Road, New Albany 43230; 9681 Sawmill Road, Powell 43065

For more information: Raj Shah, info@mathplusacademy.com, 614-792-6284, summercamps.mathplusacademy.com

The PAST Foundation: Advanced DIY Robotics

Ages served: 10-14

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Apply the design process, programming and mechanical design to build a mechanism to solve a specific challenge. Students will use the Arduino microprocessor and sensors to control motors to complete tasks from simple movement to complex jobs.

Cost: $350

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/advanced-diy-robotics

The PAST Foundation: Beginner DIY Robotics

Ages served: 10-14

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Learn the design process, soldering, electronics and programming while building a robot. Use the knowledge to build and program a robot to solve a real problem.

Cost: $275

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/beginner-diy-robotics

The PAST Foundation: FIRST Lego League for Girls

Ages served: 9-14

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Girls will learn the basics of programming and mechanical design. Alongside student mentors, teams will build and program an autonomous Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot to complete a series of tasks ranging from simple movement to more complex jobs involving logic. No previous programming experience is necessary.

Cost: $250

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/first-lego-league-for-girls

The PAST Foundation: FIRST Lego League Rookie Camp

Ages served: 9-14

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

Description: Students will learn the basics of programming and mechanical design. With student mentors, teams will build and program an autonomous Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot to complete a series of tasks from simple movements to complex jobs involving logic and sensors. No previous robotics experience is necessary.

Cost: $250

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/first-lego-league-rookie-camp

The PAST Foundation: FIRST Robotics Challenge

Ages served: 15-18

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Teams will be given a challenge on day one. Students will go through the brainstorm, design, build process, and also learn to program the robot. Additionally, students will learn basic shop tools as they design, build and test.

Cost: $450

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/first-robotics-challenge

The PAST Foundation: FIRST Tech Challenge

Ages served: 13-15

Dates/times: 6/12-6/16; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will be presented with a game challenge on day one, then they will design, build and test their robot throughout the week. Students will learn basic shop tools and learn to program the robot using Java.

Cost: $400

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/first-tech-challenge

The PAST Foundation: Intermediate DIY Robotics

Ages served: 10-14

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Apply the design process, programming and mechanical design to build a mechanism to solve a specific challenge. Students will use the Arduino microprocessor and sensors to control motors to complete tasks from simple movement to complex jobs.

Cost: $300

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/intermediate-diy-robotics

The PAST Foundation: Minecraft Mathematics: Elementary

Ages served: 8-11

Dates/times: 7/24-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Mine and craft your mathematics skills with one of today's most popular video and computer games, Minecraft. Students will participate in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale and more.

Cost: $100

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/minecraft-mathematics-elementary

The PAST Foundation: Minecraft Mathematics: Middle School Levels 1-2

Ages served: 11-14

Dates/times: 6/19-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Mine and craft your mathematics skills with one of today's most popular video and computer games, Minecraft. Students will participate in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale and more.

Cost: $150

Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information: Ashley Bloom, programs@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/minecraft-mathematics-middle-school-levels-1-2

Robot Academy: Lego Robotics and Invention Camps

Ages served: 5-16

Dates/times: 6/19-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: In these Lego robotics, engineering, invention and 3-D printing camps, instructors empower students to become engineers, programmers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Kids win trophies and ribbons by solving engineering challenges.

Cost: $495 for five-day, full-day camp; $245 for five-day, half-day camp; $195 for two-day camp. Use discount code FreeT for a free Robot Academy T-shirt.

Camp location: Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Marysville and Westerville

For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-769-7626, robot-academy.com

EXTENDED INFO:

Maximize your child's potential. We teach creative and technological problem solving.

Our founders won the FIRST Lego League World Championship two years in a row (first place in robotics out of 10,000 teams) and have also won numerous national invention and science competitions. Robot Academy opened 10 years ago and has taught thousands of young students. Many of our camp graduates have gone on to win their own international championships (congrats to our instructors, the Incredibots).

Why go to Lego Robot Camp?

-Build confidence: Every student wins a trophy/medal according to accomplishments and interests.

-All skill levels welcome: Instructors tailor activities to the needs of individual students.

-Individual attention: Taught by robotics champions and licensed teachers with a 6:1 ratio of students to instructors.

-Engaging activities: Kids build BattleBots that fight to the death and SuperBots that solve real-world challenges. We use the latest technology, including 3-D printers (to prototype our inventions at camp).

-Flexible scheduling: two-day and five-day options—full day or half day—extended care is available.

Testimonials:

“Finally, my son has found something he is good at and enjoys.” -Chuck (parent)

“My daughter didn't know if she would have fun, but she loved the class and now she is all excited about engineering.” -Roger (parent)

“Finally, I've found my people.” -Logan (student)

St. Francis DeSales High School: Girls STEM

Ages served: grades 6-9

Dates/times: 7/10-7/11; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Become an acoustical engineer for two days and explore the science, technology, engineering and math of sound and its properties. Design a device that will dampen sound. Adapted from the Engineering is Elementary curriculum.

Cost: $50

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Karen Scott, scott@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

St. Francis DeSales High School: Robotics/Engineering

Ages served: grades 6-9

Dates/times: 7/10-7/13; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Explore robotics and electronic circuits with hands-on activities. Build working circuits using Snap Circuits. Try your hand at building, programming and commanding Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots.

Cost: $70

Camp location: St. Francis DeSales High School, 4212 Karl Road, Columbus 43224

For more information: Sheila Yerkey, yerkey@desales.co, 614-267-7808, sfdstallions.org/summercamps

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: 3-D Design

Ages served: 12-14

Dates/times: 7/31-8/4; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Youth will dive into the world of CAD (computer-aided design), learning the skills necessary to design 3-D solutions to real-world problems.

Cost: $175 members, $200 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: Busy Bee Play & Learn

Ages served: 3-5

Dates/times: 6/21-6/23, 7/26-7/28; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Designed for curious preschoolers, this camp engages young children with hands-on art and science activities.

Cost: $75 members, $90 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: Forensic Science

Ages served: 12-14

Dates/times: 6/19-6/23; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Have you ever wondered what really happens to the evidence collected at a crime scene? Interact with experts to get an insider's view into the life of a professional forensic scientist.

Cost: $175 members, $200 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: Jr. Robotics

Ages served: 6-7

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30, 7/10-7/14; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will get a hands-on introduction to robotics and test basic programming and building skills.

Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: Lego Robotics

Ages served: 8-9

Dates/times: 6/26-6/30; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will dive into robotics with an introduction to the popular worldwide FIRST Lego League program.

Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: Lego Robotics

Ages served: 10-11

Dates/times: 7/10-7/14; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will dive into robotics with an introduction to the popular worldwide FIRST Lego League program.

Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers.

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: STEM Innovation Institute

Ages served: 9-11

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Young entrepreneurs and inventors will be challenged to create original innovations while considering the principles of business.

Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers.

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology: STEM Innovation Institute

Ages served: 12-14

Dates/times: 7/17-7/21; half day (2-5 hours)

Description: Young entrepreneurs and inventors will be challenged to create original innovations while considering the principles of business.

Cost: $175 members, $200 nonmembers.

Camp location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

Day Camps: Traditional

Clintonville Academy: Clintonville Academy Summer Program

Ages served: 5-12

Dates/times: 6/12-8/4; full day (6+ hours) and half day (2-5 hours)

Description: CASP is a flexible summer child care option. Each week, children visit the pool, library and go on field trips along with spending time at Clintonville Academy for activities, crafts and more.

Cost: Full days (available Monday through Friday but required Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) are $40 per day, $34 for two or more children; half days (available Mondays and Fridays) are $26, $21 for two or more children.

Camp location: Clintonville Academy, 3916 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214

For more information: Tim Walter, twalter1@columbus.rr.com, 614-554-1178, clintonvilleacademy.org

Prairie Township Community Center: Summer Day Camp

Ages served: 6-12

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This active summer experience is an alternative to typical child care. Kids participate in a mix of large- and small-group recreation activities, including supervised free time, field trips, arts, crafts and swimming at the indoor pool.

Cost: $155 initial five days, resident; $165 initial five days, nonresident. Additional days are $27. Field trips have an additional fee.

Camp location: Darby Woods Elementary School, 255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway 43119

For more information: 614-907-7990, prairietownship.org

YWCA: Summer Kids Place - Gahanna

Ages served: completed grades K-7

Dates/times: 6/5-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Join us as we celebrate the Y-Kids' Choice Award Winners for favorite summer activities, which provide experiences and learning opportunities through creative and hands-on participation.

Cost: $190 per week

Camp location: YWCA Summer Kids Place - Gahanna, 6540 Havens-Corners Road, Blacklick 43004

For more information: Jenn Hannah, jhannah@ywcacolumbus.org, 614-224-9121, ext.1294, ywcacolumbus.org

YWCA: Summer Kids Place - Westerville

Ages served: completed grades K-7

Dates/times: 6/5-8/4; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Join us as we celebrate the Y-Kids' Choice Award Winners for favorite summer activities, which provide experiences and learning opportunities through creative and hands-on participation.

Cost: $190 per week

Camp location: Mark Twain Elementary School, 799 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Jenn Hannah, jhannah@ywcacolumbus.org, 614-224-9121, ext. 1294, ywcacolumbus.org

Residential Camps: Equestrian

Marmon Valley Ministries: Horse Camps

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 6/11-8/12; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Marmon Valley Ministries offers Christ-centered horse camps that provide boys and girls the opportunity to improve their riding skills and try activities such as archery, vaulting and rock climbing.

Cost: Original Horse Camp is $655, see website for other camp pricing

Camp location: Marmon Valley Farm, 7754 State Route 292 S., Zanesfield 43360

For more information: Natalie Freuh, info@marmonvalley.com, 937-593-8000, marmonvalley.com

Residential Camps: Music

Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp: Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp

Ages served: 9-17

Dates/times: 7/24-7/29, 7/31-8/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will form bands and write songs. Instruments available for use are a trap drum set; congas; electric, bass and acoustic guitars; ukuleles; and keyboards. Campers perform their songs on the final day of camp.

Cost: $350, with some full and partial scholarships available

Camp location: Hoover YMCA Park, 1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne 43137

For more information: Suzie Simpson, suziemuzic@gmail.com, 614-579-7897, girlzrhythmnrockcamp.com

The Ohio State University School of Music: Clarinet Academy

Ages served: grade 9 to 2017 high school graduate

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

Description: High school clarinetists will engage with peers from around the state; work with Ohio State faculty, students and alumni; and participate in the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensembles and recitals.

Cost: $475

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/clarinet-academy

The Ohio State University School of Music: Double Reed Camp

Ages served: grade 9 to 2017 high school graduate

Dates/times: 6/4-6/7; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This camp is designed to assist students in developing skills unique to double reed instruments. Activities include individual and small-group instruction and large-ensemble participation while partaking in the campus experience.

Cost: $475

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: camp registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/double-reed-camp

The Ohio State University School of Music: Flute Workshop

Ages served: grade 9 to 2017 high school graduate

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

Description: Students will develop as musicians; engage with peers; work with Ohio State faculty, students and alumni; and participate in the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensembles, performances and more

Cost: $475

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/flute-workshop

The Ohio State University School of Music: Jazz Camp

Ages served: grade 10 to 2017 high school graduate

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

Description: Intermediate to advanced jazz students receive a comprehensive experience that allows for individual growth and skills enhancement. Activities include lectures, master classes, combo sessions, big-band rehearsals and the Ohio State campus experience.

Cost: $495

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/jazz-camp

The Ohio State University School of Music: Saxophone Camp

Ages served: grade 9 to 2017 high school graduate

Dates/times: 6/18-6/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Participants will work directly with Ohio State faculty and students in group activities, chamber ensembles, large ensemble and private lessons and participate in the Ohio State campus experience.

Cost: $425

Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus 43210

For more information: youth programs registrar, youthsummermusic@osu.edu, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/saxophone-camp

Otterbein University: Summer Music Experience

Ages served: 14-17

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

Description: For string players (violin, viola, cello, bass), guitarists, pianists (classical and jazz), vocalists (classical and jazz), wind and brass instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and lower brass instruments), percussionists and composers.

Cost: $525

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

For more information: Jill McCullough, jmccullough@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1250, otterbein.edu/summercamps

Residential Camps: Nature/Outdoors

Swift Nature Camp: Explorer Camp

Ages served: 6-17

Dates/times: 6/18-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Swift Nature Camp focuses on blending traditional summer camp activities while increasing children's appreciation for nature and science.

Cost: $650 per week

Camp location: Swift Nature Camp, W7471 Ernie Swift Road, Minong, Wisconsin 54859

For more information: swiftcamp@aol.com, 630-654-8036, swiftnaturecamp.com

The Wilds: Adventure Camp

Ages served: 12-15

Dates/times: 6/25-7/1; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore parts of the Wilds few have ever seen. Campers will zip line, ride horses and try archery while also learning survival skills and experiencing tent camping in a quiet, secluded location.

Cost: $610

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

The Wilds: Animal Explorers

Ages served: 8-9

Dates/times: 6/11-6/15, 7/30-8/3; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Kids who love adventure are encouraged to be at home in the woods, wetlands and grasslands. Wilds staff will help campers develop lasting friendships and wonder about the world.

Cost: $365

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

The Wilds: Conservation Crew

Ages served: 10-11

Dates/times: 6/4-6/10, 7/16-7/22; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Here's a camp for kids who like getting their hands into nature. Staff trained in wildlife science inspire a lifetime love of exploring the world. Campers participate in adventures such as canoeing, horseback riding and archery.

Cost: $520

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

The Wilds: Dirty Wilds Jobs: A Conservation Career Camp

Ages served: 15-18

Dates/times: 7/9-7/15; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn about being a wildlife veterinarian or animal management specialist in this innovative, hands-on practicum experience. Lab and field classes with Wilds scientists provide a unique opportunity to learn about careers in conservation.

Cost: $780 member, $850 nonmember

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

The Wilds: Eco Ambassadors

Ages served: 12-15

Dates/times: 6/18-6/24; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Discover what it takes to be a conservation biologist at the Wilds. Campers will work with Wilds scientists to explore different methods of monitoring wildlife and restoring habitats. Canoeing, horseback riding and archery also are included.

Cost: $550

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

The Wilds: Junior Explorers

Ages served: 8-9

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

Description: This experience is tailored to first-time campers. Junior Explorers will enjoy discovering the Wilds as they visit animals and explore the outdoors.

Cost: $200

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

For more information: education@thewilds.org, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286, thewilds.columbuszoo.org

Residential Camps: Special Needs

Flying Horse Farms: Flying Horse Farms

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 4/7-11/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Flying Horse Farms provides camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. The camp opened in 2010. Campers have illnesses including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and craniofacial anomalies.

Cost: Free for qualifying campers

Camp location: Flying Horse Farms, 5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead 43338

For more information: Olivia Miller, olivia@flyinghorsefarms.org, 419-751-7077, flyinghorsefarms.org

Nuhop: Camp Nuhop

Ages served: 8-18

Dates/times: 6/11-7/28; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Camp Nuhop is for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, higher functioning ASD and behavioral nuances. The organization's mission is to provide a nurturing, dynamic learning environment where people are empowered to succeed.

Cost: $845 traditional camps, $1,000 excursion trip camps. Early bird and online application discounts are available.

Camp location: Camp Nuhop, 1077 Township Road 2916, Perrysville 44864

For more information: Nathan Holton, nate@nuhop.org, 419-938-7151, nuhop.org

Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun Inc.: Recreation Unlimited

Ages served: 8 and older

Dates/times: 6/26-8/11; full day (6+ hours)

Description: The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs for individuals with disabilities in sports, recreation and education while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes and behaviors.

Cost: $820

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

For more information: Chris Link, info@recreationunlimited.org, 740-548-7006, recreationunlimited.org

Residential Camps: Sports

Otterbein University: Cardinal Basketball Camp

Ages served: entering grades 3-8

Dates/times: 7/16-7/19; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This is an overnight/commuter boys basketball camp.

Cost: $375 overnight, $250 commuter

Camp location: Rike Center, 160 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Brian Oilar, boilar@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1844, otterbein.edu/summercamps

Otterbein University: Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp

Ages served: 10-14

Dates/times: 7/16-7/19; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This is a Nike boys complete skills overnight camp.

Cost: $495 overnight, $395 extended day camp

Camp location: Memorial Stadium, 180 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Colin Hartnett, chartnett@otterbein.edu, 614-823-3543, ussportscamps.com/lacrosse/nike/nike-boys-lacrosse-camp-at-otterbein-university

Otterbein University: Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp

Ages served: 10-18

Dates/times: 6/26-6/29; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This is a Nike girls complete skills overnight lacrosse camp.

Cost: $495 overnight, $395 extended day camp

Camp location: Memorial Stadium, 180 Center St., Westerville 43081

For more information: Stephani Schmidt, sschmidt@otterbein.edu, 614-823-3545, ussportscamps.com/lacrosse/nike/nike-girls-lacrosse-camp-at-otterbein-university

Stick to Stick Field Hockey: Stick to Stick Field Hockey Camp

Ages served: 10-18

Dates/times: 6/10-6/13; full day (6+ hours)

Description: STK2STK Camp is an opportunity for individuals and teams to learn and improve their game from coaches who are passionate about teaching the sport in a positive environment. Camp is open to all skill levels, beginner to college-bound.

Cost: $495 overnight, $395 extended day camp. Team/group discounts are available.

Camp location: Denison University, 200 Livingston Drive, Granville 43023

For more information: P.J. Soteriades, soteriades@denison.edu, 740-587-6584, sticktostickfieldhcokey.com

Residential Camps: STEM

Be WISE Camp: STEM Camp for Girls

Ages served: 12-14

Dates/times: 6/11-6/16; full day (6+ hours)

Description: This camp is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in middle school girls to encourage them to take future STEM classes. The camp—for girls entering grades 7-8 in the fall—provides real-life, hands-on problem solving/thinking experiences.

Cost: $500. Payment plans and some scholarships are available.

Camp location: Denison University, 100 W. College St., Granville 43023

For more information: Becky Bringardner, bewisecamp@outlook.com, 740-927-9841, bewisecamp.org

iD Tech Camps: iD Tech Camps

Ages served: 7-18

Dates/times: 6/5-7/21; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Students will learn to code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, build websites, print 3-D models and more. Multiple one-week sessions on different topics are scheduled.

Cost: Starts at $1,418

Camp location: Ohio State University, various sites

For more information: info@idtech.com, 844-788-1858, idtech.com/oh

Residential Camps: Traditional

Falcon Camp: Falcon Camp

Ages served: 6-16

Dates/times: 6/18-8/12; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Falcon Camp, in operation since 1959, offers a lakefront setting. Campers choose their own schedule within a general framework. Daily activities are separate, with planned co-ed events. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1-to-4. We are ACA accredited.

Cost: $2,390 two weeks, $4,375 four weeks, $6,025 six weeks, $7,425 eight weeks

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

For more information: Dave Devey, info@falconcamp.com, 330-627-4269, falconcamp.com

Falcon Camp: Falcon Young Adventure Camp

Ages served: 6-9

Dates/times: 7/30-8/12; full day (6+ hours)

Description: A unique and exciting introduction to overnight camping for boys and girls. These one-week programs are designed to guide campers to be successful with their first adventure away from home.

Cost: $1,200

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

For more information: Dave Devey, dave@falconcamp.com, 800-837-CAMP, falconcamp.com

YMCA of Central Ohio: YMCA Camp Willson

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/times: 6/11-8/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers can spend the summer in the great outdoors—swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, making music, creating art and roasting marshmallows by the fireside. YMCA Camp Willson is accredited by the ACA and CHA. There are 13 camps to choose from. Mini-camps are available for first-time campers.

Cost: $320 to $605

Camp location: Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine 43311

For more information: 800-427-0427, ymcacolumbus.org/willson