Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many camp organizers are either moving their 2020 summer camps to online offerings or canceling their programs for this year. The state of Ohio declared May 14 that day camps would be allowed to operate under specific guidelines as of May 31, so some camps are still taking place in person, though with special precautions. This list, part of our 2020 Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide, was accurate at the time our Spring issue came out in early March, but many camp plans have changed since, so be sure to contact the organizer of any camp you have already enrolled in or are hoping to sign up for to confirm whether it is still taking place.

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Acting Shakespeare
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students will learn how to act out the words written by the world’s most famous playwright. The camp will conclude with a final performance of scenes from “Henry VI, Part 1” on the Schiller Park stage prior to the North American premiere of “Queen Margaret.”
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Behind the Scenes
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 8/10-8/14; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn what it takes to run a theater company. Work with sets, props, costumes, lights and sound. Ideal for high schoolers who are interested in theater, but do not want to act onstage.
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Discover Acting
Ages served: 6-10
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Introduce children to the world of acting. Campers will discover what it’s like to explore acting onstage. The camp will have a final performance on the Schiller Park stage on June 5.
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Discover Shakespeare
Ages served: 6-10
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Introduce children to Shakespeare. The camp will conclude with a final performance of scenes from “Henry VI, Part 2” on the Schiller Park stage on July 24, prior to a showing of “Queen Margaret.”
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Introduction to Acting Shakespeare
Ages served: 11-13
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Campers will experience the comedy and tragedy of Shakespeare’s work. The camp will conclude with a final performance exhibiting scenes from “Henry VI, Part 3” on the Schiller Park stage on July 31, prior a showing of “Queen Margaret.”
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Introduction to Stage Combat
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn how to fight on stage, safely. This physically active camp will teach students the basics of fight choreography. The camp will have a final fight demonstration on the Schiller Park stage on June 19.
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Kids in Motion Onstage
Ages served: 6-10
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp is perfect for kids who want to be physically expressive onstage. Learn how to walk like royalty, move like an animal, create shapes and be seen onstage. The camp will have a final performance on the Schiller Park stage on June 26.
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Life in the Theatre
Ages served: 11-13
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will get a chance to experience multiple aspects of what goes into putting on a show, including acting, scenery and costume design. This full-day camp culminates in a day at the Columbus Arts Festival on June 12.
Cost: $300
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Shakespeare and Stage Combat
Ages served: 11-13
Dates/times: 8/3-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Learn Shakespearean insults and fight to the dramatic death. The camp will conclude with a final performance of scenes featuring fights from “Richard III” on the Schiller Park stage on Aug. 7, prior to a showing of “Queen Margaret.”
Cost: $300
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Yes, and ... No, But ...: Introduction to Improv
Ages served: 11-13
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn how to do improv. This camp will provide lots of laughs as campers learn the different types of improv and play improv games. The camp will have a final improv performance on the Schiller Park stage on July 10.
Cost: $175 (or two camps for $300)
Camp location: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, 1000 City Park Ave., Columbus
For more information: Beth Josephsen, info@theactorstheatre.org, 614-444-6888, theactorstheatre.org 

BalletMet: Summer Dance Camps
Ages served: 4-12
Dates/times: 6/8-8/31; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: Encourage imagination and exploration through dance, art and music. Camps are weeklong workshops lasting one to three hours each day. Each week concludes with an in-studio performance. Each camper will receive a T-shirt.
Cost: $99 to $215
Camp location: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus
For more information: Kathleen Wilson, kwilson@balletmet.org, 614-586-8631, balletmet.org/academy/summer/camps 

Bartelt Dancers: Dancing on the Silver Screen
Ages served: 7-12
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Dance to the greatest movie soundtracks at Bartelt Dancers day camp, Dancing on the Silver Screen. Dancers will learn famous dances from current and classic movies and create their own. Dancers will end the week attending the “Dancies" award show.
Cost: $175
Camp location: Bartelt Dancers, 3590 Riverside Drive, Columbus
For more information: Bartelt Dancers, barteltdancers@gmail.com, 614-326-4075, thebarteltdancers.com 

Bartelt Dancers: Radiant Royalty
Ages served: 5-6
Dates/times: 6/22-6/25, 7/20-7/23; less than 2 hours
Description: This camp is for princes and princesses in training. They will learn how to walk, dance and carry themselves like true royalty. We will design royal crowns, and at the end of camp, parents will join the coronation.
Cost: $75
Camp location: Bartelt Dancers, 3590 Riverside Drive, Columbus
For more information: Bartelt Dancers, barteltdancers@gmail.com, 614-326-4075, thebarteltdancers.com 

CATCO is Kids: Belle and the Beast
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Follow Belle as she learns the mysteries of the Enchanted Castle and the truth about The Beast, a cursed prince who must learn the power of love to break the spell.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Film Creation Part I: The Writers’ Room
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Working with industry professionals, students will write and storyboard two short films while exploring the triumphs and challenges of writing for the camera.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Film Creation Part II: And ... Action!
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Alongside industry professionals, students will film, act in and direct two short movies from the Film Creation Part I: The Writers’ Room camp (July 6-10) while exploring the triumphs and challenges of acting and directing for the camera.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Good to Be Bad
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 6/29-7/3; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The day has come for new VKs to come to Auradon just like Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos once did. But this joyous occasion is almost ruined by Hades and other classic villains, but are they the real threat or will another villain rise from an unexpected place?
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org

CATCO is Kids: Good to Be Bad
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/29-7/3; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The day has come for new VKs to come to Auradon just like Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos once did. But this joyous occasion is almost ruined by Hades and other classic villains, but are they the real threat or will another villain rise from an unexpected place?
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Green Eggs and Ham
Ages served: 4-5
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; less than 2 hours
Description: Join us as we act out the rhyming hilarity of Dr. Seuss’s classic “Green Eggs and Ham.”
Cost: $75
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Into the Unknown
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Join Anna, Elsa, Sven and Olaf on an adventure into the unknown inspired by the popular musical movies.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org

CATCO is Kids: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Ages served: 4-5
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; less than 2 hours
Description: Bring Mo Willems’ hit picture book to life as we act out the story of everyone’s favorite stylish naked mole rat.
Cost: $75
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Rotten to the Core
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The worlds of villains and heroes collide when the prince of Auradon, Ben, son of Beast and Belle, offers a chance at redemption to the troublemaking kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Jafar. Will they follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Rotten to the Core
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The worlds of villains and heroes collide when the prince of Auradon, Ben, son of Beast and Belle, offers a chance at redemption to the troublemaking kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Jafar. Will they follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Ages served: 4-5
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; less than 2 hours
Description: Play beats and dance away the day with our rhythm and movement camp.
Cost: $75
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Shakespeare and Star Wars – The Force Doth Awaken
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Ever wonder what Star Wars would sound like if Shakespeare wrote it? Join Rey, Finn and Poe on an epic quest to defeat Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the forces of the The First Order and find out.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Silly Shakespeare
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Explore the hilarious stories and characters of William Shakespeare and perform in your own Shakespearean comedy.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: So Many Ways to Be Wicked
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: When Mal struggles to adjust to life as a hero, she returns to the Isle of the Lost only to discover that her archenemy, Uma, the daughter of Ursula, is teaming up with other VKs with one goal in mind: revenge.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: So Many Ways to Be Wicked
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: When Mal struggles to adjust to life as a hero, she returns to the Isle of the Lost only to discover that her archenemy, Uma, the daughter of Ursula, is teaming up with other VKs with one goal in mind: revenge.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Teen Audition Intensive – Instant Classics
Ages served: 13-18
Dates/times: 6/15-6/26; full day (6+ hours)
Description: In this two-week intensive program, students will gain the skills they need to be a well-rounded performer and to succeed in the audition room. Students will receive individual monologue coaching, vocal coaching, dance fundamentals training and will participate in two production numbers.
Cost: $400
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org

CATCO is Kids: Trolls on Tour
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Life is musical when you are a troll, but something seems to be wrong as music begins to disappear from the world. Follow Princess Poppy into the adventures of the hit animated films.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

CATCO is Kids: Witchcraft and Wizardry
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Explore the magical mysteries of your favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Cost: $200
Camp location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
For more information: Scott Vezdos, svezdos@capa.com, 614-719-6611, catco.org 

Columbus Children’s Theatre: CCT Academy Summer 2020
Ages served: 3-16
Dates/times: Various; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: More than 50 camps incorporate acting, singing, dancing, film and production. Inclusive, immersive activities support students of all abilities.
Cost: From $200
Camp location: CCT Studios, 177 E. Naghten St., Columbus
For more information: educationdept@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, ext. 3222, columbuschildrenstheatre.org 

Columbus Dance Theatre: “Mini” Disney Dance Camp
Ages served: 3-4
Dates/times: 6/17-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp is suitable as a first camp experience. Each day will be a new Disney theme filled with dancing, music, crafts and games. Camp runs 9-11 a.m.
Cost: $75
Camp location: Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus
For more information: Erika Alloway, erika@columbusdancetheatre.com, 614-849-0227, columbusdancetheatre.com/summerdancecamp 

Columbus Dance Theatre: CDT Summer Olympics Dance Camp
Ages served: 5-10
Dates/times: 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp, which takes place during the Olympics, is geared toward students in grades K-5. Students will take part in themed classes and will have a mini performance for friends and families at the end of camp. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $125
Camp location: Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus
For more information: Erika Alloway, erika@columbusdancetheatre.com, 614-849-0227, columbusdancetheatre.com/summerdancecamp

Columbus Dance Theatre: Frozen Dance Camp
Ages served: 5-10
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This themed camp is designed for students in grades K-5. Students will dive into the world of “Frozen” with themed dance classes, crafts and more and will have a mini performance for friends and family at the end of camp. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $125
Camp location: Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus
For more information: Erika Alloway, erika@columbusdancetheatre.com, 614-849-0227, columbusdancetheatre.com/summerdancecamp

Columbus Dance Theatre: Harry Potter Dance Camp
Ages served: 5-10
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Join us for a week of wizarding magic. This camp is geared for students in grades K-5. They will explore the world of dance and magic from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $125
Camp location: Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus
For more information: Erika Alloway, erika@columbusdancetheatre.com, 614-849-0227, columbusdancetheatre.com/summerdancecamp

Columbus Dance Theatre: Junior Choreography Camp
Ages served: 7-12
Dates/times: 8/10-8/14; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Interested in choreography and learning about dance composition? Join us for a week of just that. This camp is geared for our Dance II and ITP C class. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $125
Camp location: Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus
For more information: Erika Alloway, erika@columbusdancetheatre.com, 614-849-0227, columbusdancetheatre.com/summerdancecamp

Columbus DanceArts Academy: Elsa and Friends, PJ Masks, Pop Star, Hip Hop, Broadway
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 6/22-8/6; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Leap into summer with Columbus DanceArts Academy for summer dance camps. Nurture the imagination; meet new friends; develop coordination, dance and movement skills; create crafts; and build self-confidence. Themes: Elsa and Friends/PJ Masks/Pop Star/Hip Hop/Broadway. Camp meets Monday through Thursday for two hours per day.
Cost: $110 per four-day session
Camp location: Columbus DanceArts Academy, 6175 Shamrock Court, Suite H, Dublin
For more information: Sue Whitney, sue@columbusdancecda.com, 614-789-0052, columbusdancecda.com

Inspiration to Movement: Summer Dance Camps
Ages served: 4-18
Dates/times: Weekly in June, July and August; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camps feature weekly themed sessions with fun themes for ages 4-8 and full-day intensives for ages 8 and older. Study classical ballet, modern and ballroom dancing in a supportive, affirming environment. Small classes and lots of individual attention.
Cost: $25 to $250
Camp location: Inspiration to Movement, 1004 Parsons Ave., Columbus
For more information: Rachel Maynard, inspiration2move@gmail.com, 614-253-6683, inspirationtomovement.com 

K Studio: Summer Dance Camps 2020
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 6/8-7/24; hours TBD
Description: Summer is a great time to try something new. We love to dance and share the joy of dancing with our students. In addition to our six-week summer session of classes, we have a variety of themed camps for different ages.
Cost: $75
Camp location: K Studio, 1152 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus
For more information: Kelly Van Buren, kelly@kstudiodance.com, 614-313-3773, kstudiodance.com 

Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts: Lovewell Original Musical Theatre Workshop (in Partnership with Short North Stage)
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 7/6-7/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Collaborate, conceive, write, compose, choreograph, design and perform an original piece of theater with music while working with professional artists and fellow students from around the country.
Cost: $725
Camp location: Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St., Columbus
For more information: Tyler Grimes, lovewellinstitute@gmail.com, 954-270-6452, lovewell.org

Millennium Academy of Irish Dance: Beginner Irish Dance Camp
Ages served: 4-12
Dates/times: 7/20-7/23; less than 2 hours
Description: This beginner Irish dance camp will teach the basics of the Irish dance jig and reel steps in a positive environment. The camp will take place from 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: $90
Camp location: Millennium Academy of Irish Dance, 728 E. Lincoln Ave., Columbus
For more information: Muireann Ni Chiara, officemanager@millenniumirishdance.com, 740-920-4779, millenniumirishdance.com

New Albany Ballet Company: Summer Dance Camps
Ages served: 2-18
Dates/times: 6/1-8/14; less than 2 hours
Description: New Albany Ballet Company offers several themed ballet and dance camps. Go to newalbanyballet.com for camp descriptions.
Cost: Varies per camp
Camp location: New Albany Ballet Company, 5161 Forest Drive, New Albany
For more information: Tara Miller, tara@newalbanyballet.com, 614-939-9058, newalbanyballet.com 

Pickaway Place: World of Dance
Ages served: 5-8
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Explore a variety of dances from different regions, dive into the history and customs of different cultures, and discover how dances around the world are created. No previous dance experience is necessary. Students will perform in a Friday showcase for family and friends. Half-day camps can be combined to create a full-day camp.
Cost: $120
Camp location: Pickaway Place, 5075 S. Union St., South Bloomfield
For more information: Kim Miller, classes@pickawayplace.com, 740-601-5995, pickawayplace.com