Columbus Parent Archives

March 2014 Edition

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Orange Branch – Delaware Library

Opened in 2011, the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library is definitely a library for today: It's more of a lively gathering place for all ages, than the silent sanctuaries of old.

Family Travel to U.S. National Parks

A visit to one of the nation's 58 national parks is an iconic American family vacation. It is that one big vacation that leaves an impression for a lifetime.

Canal Winchester

Years ago, Canal Winchester's downtown featured the typical Main Street businesses - a grocery, a pharmacy and a hardware store. Though these businesses have closed, the town has been fortunate to attract new stores catering to different audiences.

Recycled Paper Beads

Summer is not quite here, but you can celebrate the season with this classic camp craft: recycled paper beads! String up the finished product to make fun, one-of-a-kind jewelry.

The Parent Pulse

Inspiring news for and about Central Ohio parents! Got an inspiring tip for our next issue? Send it to jmantey@gmail.com with Parent Pulse in the subject line.

Letter from the Editor

I'm writing this at a point when I probably shouldn't - at the tail end of the information gathering and editing process for our Summer Camp Guide. At this point - 304 listings in the hopper and there may be a few more to shoehorn in tomorrow before my page designers break down my office door and demand the file - I have been having "camp listing dreams" every night for the past week.

Viral Parenting

By now you likely know about Dinovember. In case you don't, here's the website's description: "Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life."

Fantasy Cupcake

People always used to ask Leah Dotson where she bought the delicious baked goods she took to parties. When they heard she made them herself, they told her she should open a bakery. She started selling cupcakes out of her house while still working as a nanny.

The Crest

Recently we had breakfast out at The Crest gastropub in Clintonville. It's not your typical breakfast joint, but we thought the boys would like the unique menu.

Best Bets for March

March arrives and with it comes lots of opportunities for families to get out and shake off the last bits of winter. Here are a few suggestions for ways to do just that.

Product Pix

Treatment for motion sickness, word play and a little Graeter's to round things out this month.

What's the Buzz?

Parenting is packed with buzzwords that come and go. Let's decipher some of them and figure out if they've got value for you!

Reading should be fun-damental

Columbus arts educator, author and all-around inspiration Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld shares more of her wisdom about raising happy, healthy, creative children:

Kids and exercise

Q: I want to motivate my children to start exercising, but I'm having a hard time. They claim to hate working out. How can I get them away from the screens and, even more than that, enjoy being physically active?

More Educational Enrichment Day Camps

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: CAMP ARCHITECTURE: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEK

Dates: 6/16-6/20/2014

Activities: Arts & crafts, Field trips, Specialized career studies (Architecture, Design, Planning)

Grades: 3-5

Costs: $250

Location: Center for Architecture & Design, 50 West Town Street, Suite 110, Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-469-1973,

More Music Day Camps

CAPRICCIO COLUMBUS: CAPRICCIO YOUTH CHOIR SUMMER INSTITUTE

Dates: 7/23-7/24/2014

Activities: Music instruction and/or performance (Choral)

Grades: 4-12

Costs: $50

Location: Smoky Row Brethren Church, 7260 Smoky Row Road, Columbus 43235

Contact: Alyson Bates,

More Sports Day Camps

THE 2ND & 7 FOUNDATION FOOTBALL CAMP

Dates: 6/23-6/25/2014

Activities: Character-building activities, Competitions, Competitive sports training (Football), Guest speakers, Recreational sports besides swimming, Team-building games

Ages: 6-14

Costs: $125; $100 if registered by April 30

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

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Special Needs Residential Camps

CAMP NUHOP

Dates: Please contact the camp organizer for more information.

Activities: Camping and/or outdoor survival skills, Kayaking and canoeing, Management skills for medical or developmental disabilities (ADHD, ADD, ED, Aspergers, SLD), Nature studies and/or exploration, Team-building games

Ages: 6-18

Costs: Please contact the camp organizer for more information.

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More Arts and Crafts Day Camps

HILLIARD RECREATION AND PARKS: ART BY LITERATURE

Dates: 6/2-6/6/2014, 7/14-7/18/2014

Activities: Academic instruction (Literature), Arts & Crafts

Ages: 8-12

Costs: $40 for resident, $45 for school district/non-resident, supply fee $10

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

Contact:...

More Traditional Day Camps

City of Gahanna: Camp Friendship

Dates: 6/9- 8/8/2014

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Character-building activities, Field Trips, Recreational sports besides swimming, Team-building Games

Ages: 5-12

Costs: Early Bird rate for residents: $160/week, for non-residents: $180/week

Location: 6547 Clark State Rd, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-342-4250,

Special Needs Day Camps

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Kids Camp for Children with Diabetes

Dates: 6/23- 6/25/2014

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Camping and/or outdoor survival skills, Guest Speakers, Management skills for medical or developmental disabilities (diabetes), Nature Studies and/or Exploration, Recreational Sports Besides Swimming, Team-building Games

Ages: 3-7

Costs: $110

Location:...

More Science & Technology Day Camps

CLASSROOM ANTICS: TECH CAMP (4-DAY)

Dates: 6/30-7/3/2014

Activities: Technology instruction (Video Game Design, LEGO Robotics, Stop-Motion Animation, Computer Programming)

Ages: 7-13

Costs: $179 per week

Location: American Legion of Grove City, 3363 McDowell Rd, Grove City 43123

Contact: 800-595-3776,

More Religious Day Camps

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: CHAVERIM

Dates: 6/9-8/1/2014

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Field trips, Nature studies and/or exploration, Recreational sports including swimming, Religious instruction (Judaics and Hebrew), Team-building games

Ages: 4-9

Costs: Please contact the camp organizer for more information.

Location: Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus...

More Outdoors Day Camps

CAMP WYANDOT, INC.: WYANDOT DAY CAMP

Dates: 6/9-8/15/2014

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Camping and/or outdoor survival skills, Character-building activities, Field trips, Nature studies and/or exploration, Options for some overnight stays, Recreational sports including swimming,, Team-building games

Ages/Grades: 5-14 years old or Grades 1-8

Costs: $100-$165 per week, $25 non-refundable deposit to...

More Multi-Category Day Camps

CSG SUMMER PROGRAMS

Dates: 6/9-8/8/2014

Activities: Academic instruction (Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Art), Arts & Crafts, Character-building activities, Competitive sports training (Volleyball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis), Cooking, Creative writing, Dance, Etiquette, Field trips, Fine arts instruction (Paint, clay), Guest speakers, Kayaking and canoeing, Nature studies and/or exploration, Recreational...

More Equestrian Day Camps

BOOKMARK FARMS HORSE LOVER'S DAY CAMP

Dates: 6/16-8/29/2014

Activities: Academic instruction (Equine anatomy and behavior), Arts & crafts, Character-building activities, Nature studies and/or exploration, Recreational sports besides swimming

Ages: 4-12

Costs: $370 per week; registration discounts through March 31

Location: Bookmark Farms, 8824 Morse Rd. S.W., Pataskala...

More Dance & Drama Day Camps

CITY OF UPPER ARLINGTON: MUSICAL THEATRE DAY CAMP

Dates: 6/16-6/27/2014

Activities: Character-building activities, Competitions, Dance (musical theatre), Music instruction and/or performance (musical theatre), Team-building games

Ages/Grades: 11-15 years old or Grades 6-9

Costs: $300 per week

Location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., Upper Arlington 43220

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More Traditional Overnight Camps

Camp Pemigewassett

Dates: 6/28-8/16/2014

Activities: Arts & Crafts, Camping and/or Outdoor Survival Skills, Character-building Activities, Competitions, Competitive Sports Training (Soccer, lacrosse, baseball, swimming, tennis, basketball), Drama instruction and/or performance, Field trips, Guest Speakers, Kayaking and/or Canoeing, Music instruction and/or performance (instrumental, vocal), Nature studies and/or exploration, Recreational...

More Religious Residential Camps

CANOE CREATION: POLLYWOG CAMP

Dates: 6/9-6/11/2014

Activities: Camping and/or outdoor survival skills, Character-building activities, Cooking, Field trips, Kayaking and/or canoeing, Nature studies and/or exploration, Recreational sports including swimming, Religious instruction (Christian), Team-building games

Ages: 8-10

Costs: $130, registration fee $50

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More Arts & Music Residential Camps

CREATIVE STRINGS WORKSHOP (ADULT PROGRAM)

Dates: 6/29-7/4/2014

Activities: Music instruction and/or performance (Jazz, improvisation, rock, hip-hop, fiddle styles)

Ages: 16+

Costs: Please contact the camp organizer for more information.

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

Contact: Christian Howes, 614-332-8689,

More Academic & Educational Enrichment Residential Camps

ADVENTURE UNLEASHED: ADVENTURE UNLEASHED TEEN DOG CAMP

Dates: 8/7-8/10/2014

Activities: Academic instruction (Veterinary Medicine, Science Based Animal Training), Competitive sports training (Dog Sports), Specialized career studies (Veterinary Medicine, Dog Training, Pet Services)

Ages: 13-18

Costs: $400 per camp session

Location: Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland Chardon Rd,...

Kid Pic of the Month

We've revamped and relaunched our Kid Pic of the Month contest, as brought to you by Columbus Academy!


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