Camps hosted by parks, schools, arts centers and more.

Columbus Academy

Columbus Academy Summer Experience

Dates/times: June 1 - Aug. 7, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: Contact camp organizer for more information

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

About our camp

Columbus Academy's Summer Experience offers day-camp programs in Academics, Arts & Sciences, and Athletics for grades Pre-K through 12 and Explore with Me for caregivers and babies. There are 10 weeks to choose from between June 1 and Aug. 7.

Columbus Academy's Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer a diverse range of programs as well as before and aftercare options. Whatever your child's interest, you will find it at CA Summer Experience!

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Alyssa King


Columbus Recreation and Parks

Dates/times: June 8 - Aug. 7, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $85 per week and up; non-resident fee applies

Camp location: Multiple sites in Columbus

Contact information: Wendy Frantz,, 614-645-7000

About our camp: Center Camps, Teen Clay Academy, Strength and Conditioning Training, Lights, Camera Camp, Great Art Getaway, Camp Public Health, Horseback Riding, Basketball, Tennis, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Hockey, Therapeutic, Digital Dance, Football. Summer Expo: Tuesday, Mar 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Franklin Park Adventure Center, 1747 E. Broad St. Registration begins Saturday, Mar 21 at 10 a.m.

Columbus School for Girls

CSG Summer Programs

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

Cost: Morning programs: $200; afternoon programs: $175 full day: $375

Camp location: Columbus School for Girls, 56 S Columbia, Bexley 43209

Contact information: Rachel Barends,, 614-252-0781

About our camp: Whether your children are artists, actors, scientists, writers, athleted or anything in between, we welcome them to explore their many talents and interests with us! Our goal is to provide a comprehensive coeducational experience for children. Co-ed. PreK and up.

St. Joseph Montessori School

Summer Camp

Dates/times: June 8 - Aug. 7, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: Weekly tuition ranges from $150-$300

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

About our camp

SJMS Summer Learning Camp is filled with fun and exciting experiences that teach values, develop character, build self-confidence, and explore creativity. Our camp features programs for ages preschool through eighth grade with new themes each week.

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Bethany Torres


The Arts Castle

Summer Camps and Programs

Dates/times: June 8 - July 31 (please contact the camp organizer for more information).

Cost: Fees range $60-$200. Scholarships may be available: Call office for details.

Camp location: The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter Street, Delaware 43015

About our camp

Arts & crafts, drama, drawing, painting, cartooning, mixed media, ceramics (hand-building and wheel-throwing), sculpture and more. Camper needs to bring a lunch. Refrigeration available. Food allergies accommodated.

The Arts Castle mission is to nurture creative energies and encourage everyone's artistic talent. There is an artist in everyone! At The Arts Castle we offer multi-arts experiences through classes, workshops, exhibits and special events.

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The Wellington School

Wellington Summer Options

Dates/times: June 8 - Aug. 14, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: Varies

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

About our camp

Join us for a summer of lifelong memories! Wellington Summer Options offers a variety of experiences including academic enrichment, sports, arts, outdoor adventures, cooking, and early childhood explorations. Choose from full-day or half-day options."

Sample of offerings include Robotics, Lawrence Funderburke's Math Basketball Jam, Junior Scientist, and Builders. Develop survival and wilderness skills in a local wilderness area. Aerial Arts, Clay, Horseback Riding, Pastry Chef, Fencing have returned!"

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Peggy Berger


Worthington Parks & Recreation Department

Various week-long camps offered

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

Cost: Varies depending on camp type.

Camp location: Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington 43085

Contact information: Holly Keller,, 614-436-2743

About our camp: Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Cooking, Sports Camps (basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball), drama instruction and/or performance, field trips, day trips, recreational sports, games and swimming. Some camps may be held at Selby Park shelter (358 Selby Blvd.).

YMCA of Central Ohio

YMCA of Central Ohio Day Camps

Dates/times: June 1 - Aug. 14, full day (6+ hours)

Cost: $120/week for YMCA members; $140/week for YMCA Youth/Child Members; $165/week for nonmembers. Financial assistance, Subsidized Child Care (formerly Title XX) and TANF funding available. Specialty camps may incur additional fees.

Camp location: 20 locations available throughout Central Ohio.

About our camp

Before Care from 7 a.m.; After Care until 6 p.m. Offerings include Traditional Camp w/weekly themes, Sports & Specialty Camps, Fun Club and Camp Can Do for children w/special needs; Preschoolers Camp. ACA accredited.

For more than 125 years, camp has been among the most significant, life-changing and highly regarded YMCA programs. YMCA camps promote sportsmanship, camaraderie, leadership, teamwork, friendship, independence and responsibility. ACA accredited.

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Brad McCain