Learn about inventing, cooking, gardening and more.

Camp Invention

Dates/times: May 1 - Aug. 31, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: Approx. $200. Register on or before March 20, 2015 to receive $25 OFF the base price.

Camp location: Locations vary

About our camp

Where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities for children entering grades 1-6 who will investigate circuits, disassemble household appliances and have a chance to examine science and technology concepts.

Contact Information

Customer Service

campinvention@invent.org

800-968-4332













Delaware County District Library

Summer Reading Club

Dates/times: May 30 - July 25, less than 2 hours

Cost: Free

Camp location: Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware 43015

Contact information: Nicole Fowles, nfowles@delawarelibrary.org, 740-362-3861

About our program: Kids are challenged to be superheroes and read 12 hours over the summer while participating in weekly activities at the library! Also includes Orange, Powell and Ostrander branches.

Discover Modeling Inc.

Modeling Camp

Dates/times: June 22-26, half day (2-5 hours)

Cost: $100 plus $20 registration fee

Camp location: Shawnee Hills Civic Building, 36 West Mohawk Drive, Powell 43065

Contact information: Amy Maggard, magfoodstylist@aol.com, 614-766-7600

About our camp: Come walk the runway and learn to pose in front of the camera. Along with discovering their talents and modeling skill, campers will be introduced to etiqette. Plenty of fun crafts and snacks included.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Culinary Creations

Dates/times: June 22 - 26, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $220 Members; $230 non-members

Camp location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus 43203

Contact information: 614-715-8028

About our camp: Young chefs express their creativity and expand their culinary skills as they learn how to cook and bake a variety of healthy, delicious recipes. Campers harvest, process, cook, and eat organically grown produce from the Conservatory's gardens. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 9-11.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Garden Chefs

Dates/times: July 13 - 17, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $220 Members; $230 non-members

Camp location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus 43203

Contact information: 614-715-8028

About our camp: Follow your food back to its roots! Campers harvest fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the garden, then head into the kitchen to create culinary masterpieces using healthy, garden fresh recipes. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 6-8.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Global Chefs

Dates/times: July 27 - 31, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $220 Members; $230 non-members

Camp location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus 43203

Contact information: 614-715-8028

About our camp: Campers sample new and familiar foods from different cultures as they harvest fruits and vegetables from the garden to create culinary masterpieces. The week concludes with an exciting cook-off between campers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 9-11.

Hilliard Recreation and Parks

Safety Town

Dates/times: June 8 - 12, half day (2-5 hours) (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: $40 per resident (limited to Hilliard residents only)

Camp location: Norwich Elementary School, 4454 Davidson Road, Hilliard 43026

Contact information: Chris Jacobs, cjacobs@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200

About our camp: Join Hilliard's finest police officers, firefighters, educators and other public service workers for fun lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control and stranger danger.

Kiddie Academy of Powell

Camp Adventure

Dates/times: June 1 - Sept. 30, full day (6+ hours), please contact the camp organizer for more information.

Cost: Please call for more information.

Camp location: Kiddie Academy of Powell, 2069 Summit View Rd, Powell 43065

Contact information: Kay Bhatt, kiddieacademypowell@gmail.com, 614-450-0827

About our camp: The Camp Adventure curriculum uses six two-week themed programs to inspire your child to observe, create, interact and stay active during the summer. Full of exciting activities, field trips and special visitors.

Mansion Day School

Mansion Day School Summer Camp

Dates/times: June 15 - Aug. 7, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $150 per week

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

Contact information: Christie Johnson, johnsonc@mansiondayschool.org, 614-258-4449

About our camp: Our summer camp provides preschool-5th grade students with a balanced camp experience that includes academics in the morning, while the afternoons are filled with water play, swimming, field trips, multicultural themes, and cultural assemblies.

Mosaic Education Network

The ARTrepreneur Summer Academy

Dates/times: June 1 - July 31, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $256/week Early Bird (before March 30) $315/week late registration (after March 30)

Camp location: The Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise at The Ohio State University, 131 Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbus 43210

About our camp

Bridging the arts and business for young creative, aspiring entrepreneurs! We advance students' artistic abilities and increase their understanding of the business aspects of being an artist. Optional after-care is available for an additional fee.

The ARTrepreneur Summer Academy invites students who are passionate about the arts and want to learn how to use their craft for economic stability. Students learn branding techniques, marketing strategies, budgeting skills, and business plan development.

Contact Information

MelissaCrum

614-432-1888














Ohio History Connection

Blast From the Past Summer Camp

Dates/times: July 6 - 31, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $180 non-members; $150 for OHC members. Discounts available for multiple camps or campers. Limited Camperships offered to families that qualify.

Camp location: Ohio History Center and Ohio Village, 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus 43211

Contact information: Jennifer Rounds, jrounds@ohiohistory.org, 614-297-2672

About our camp: The Ohio History Connection's summer camp program provides kids with the ultimate summer adventure trip through time! Ages 6-8 Nature of Ohio & Village Ventures. Ages 9-11 Stinky History & History Detectives. Ages 11-14 Lights, Camera, History!

Ohio University Lancaster

Kids in College

Dates/times: June 15 - July 10 (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: $85/class, plus lab fees if applicable

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

Contact information: Maryann Lape, lape@ohio.edu, 740-654-6711

About our camp: Provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they receive in school. Classes include sciences, art and theatre classes.


Our CupCakery

Cakes and Cookies Future Pastry Chef Camp

Dates/times: July 13 - Aug. 13 (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: $189 for half day $299 full day

Camp location: Our CupCakery, 16 North High St, Dublin 43017

About our camp

Bake and decorate yummy cakes and cookies during our summer camp. Come for the morning, afternoon, or all day. Campers take desserts home daily. We'll measure, stir, scoop, bake & decorate sweet treats. Mention this listing & receive 6 free cupcakes.

Also booking birthday parties and Girl Scout cooking classes. Mention this ad and get 6 free cupcakes.

Contact Information

Linda Kick

Linda@ourcupcakery.com

614-659-1555












Primrose Schools

Summer Adventure Club

Dates/times: Please contact camp organizer for more information, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: Please contact camp organizer for more information

Camp location: Locations in Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Polaris, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Worthington

About our camp

Experience the excitement of our Summer Adventure Club where imaginations are free to run wild. Get ready for engineering design challenges, discoveries, outdoor exploration and more. It's going to be one epic summer. Fun filled adventurous field trips.

Contact Information

1-800-774-6763











The Center for Architecture and Design

Camp Architecture

Dates/times:June 15 - 26, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $300; a two week camp is also available (6/15 - 6/26) for $500

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

Contact information: Sarah Bongiorno, camp-architecture@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973

About our camp: Camp Architecture is a summer camp for youth ages 8-18, introducing them to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking tours, presentations by professionals and imaginative games. Two one-week sessions available: June 15-19 and June 22-26.

The Center for Architecture and Design

High School Design Studio

Dates/times: June 15 - 26, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $300; a two week camp is also available (6/15 - 6/26) for $500

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

Contact information: Joe Mayer, camp-architecture@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973

About our camp: Camp Architecture is a summer camp for youth ages 8-18, introducing them to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking tours, presentations by professionals and imaginative games. Two one-week sessions available: June 15-19 and June 22-26.


The Etiquette Institute of Ohio

Etiquette University Summer Camp

Dates/times: June 8 - Aug. 7, half day (2-5 hours)

Cost: $198-$289

Camp location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street, Worthington 43085

Dublin Community Church, 81 West Bridge Street, Dublin 43017

Indiana Wesleyan University, 3455 Mill Run Drive, Suite 200, Hilliard 43026

About our camp

Campers gain confidence in valuable life skills to thrive in the modern world. Each day features fun and engaging curriculum with games and field trips. Learn social and communication skills including a 4-course dining tutorial at Brio's and much more.

Etiquette University Summer Camp (grades 1-12) is a five-day, life transforming camp that is fresh, fun, exciting and entertaining as campers learn and gain confidence and poise as they progress into high school, interviewing for jobs and colleges and into adulthood. Interactive topics include a hands on 4-course dining tutorial at Brio's Tuscan Grille, positive first impressions, engaging others in conversation, greeting others and making introductions, being smart on the Internet, being a great guest and host, party planning, golf etiquette and much more.

Dance Moves and Manners (grades 4-8) – your child's future of attending school dances, parties, proms, weddings and graduations is just beginning . . . start off on the "right foot" with a fun and premiere dance and life skills 5-day camp to help campers become more successful in life and maximize their future. Campers will learn fun ballroom dancesport partner dances such as the Merengue, Swing, Waltz and the Hustle as well as social and communications skills and culminating with a 4-course dining tutorial at Brio's Tuscan Grille and much more.

Contact Information

Cathi Fallon,

Executive Director

manners@columbus.rr.com

614-459-2158




































Thurber House

Thurber Summer Writing Camp

Dates/times: June 8 - Aug. 7 (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: $100 for second and third grade; $175 for fourth - sixth grade; limited number of scholarships available; covers all supplies and field trips

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

Contact information: Meg Brown, megbrown@thurberhouse.org, 614-464-1032

About our camp: Thurber Summer Writing Camp are week-long creative writing camps with field trips and fun activities. For rising second and third grade students, camp runs from 12:30-4 p.m. and for rising fourth through eighth graders, camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Students register for one week.

Village Academy

The Summer of All Time

Dates/times: June 1 - Aug. 7, full day (6+ hours) (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: Students may register for the entire fifth quarter or for specific program weeks to fit their schedule. Costs are $1,800 for the entire 10-week program or $220 per weekly session. Extended care is available for an additional fee. Summer Sports camps are $135 weekly.

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

Contact information: Rebecca Wolfrum, wolfrumb@villageacademy.org, 614-841-0050

About our camp: Village Academy's 'fifth quarter' summer program offers theme-based weekly camps for grades PreK-8 that are based on interactive activities to stimulate the mind and maintain skills over the summer. Sports camps are also available.

Young Chefs Academy

Camp Can-I-Cook

Dates/times: June 1 - Aug. 7 (please contact the camp organizer for more information)

Cost: Starting at $65 and up, Early Bird discounts and sibling discounts available.

Camp location: Young Chefs Academy, 425 Beecher Road, Gahanna 43230

About our camp

Join us for hands on cooking camps for kids ages 4-15! We offer a variety of themes sure to please any budding chef including Cupcake Wars, Competitive Cooking, Fair Foods and many more. Camps for different ages and experience levels are available.

We offer advanced technique camps for experienced students, and beginners will feel right at home at our introductory camps. Imaginations run wild as kids learn to try new and interesting foods, while developing a life long love of cooking.

Contact Information

Jill Jacobs

gahannaoh
@youngchefsacademy.com

614-933-9700















The Glass Slipper

Tea Time and Young at Art

Dates/times: June 1 - Aug. 7, half day (2-5 hours) (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: $150 per camper (early registration discount is 10-percent off)

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

Contact information: Stacey Haney, shaney@glassslipperteas.com, 614-433-9171

About our camp: Tea Time and more! Each day will have a tea party, games, craft, and much more! Themes include Frozen in the summer, Feeling Fabulous Spa Day, Rockin' Star Tea. In the Young at Art camp, campers will have fun creating art of all kinds.