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.

The Art of Music LLC: Art Waves
Ages served: 1-21
Dates/times: 7/13-7/31; less than 2 hours
Description: Our art and music activities serve children of all abilities. Campers ages 1-6 focus on school readiness in areas such as social/emotional, academics, fine/gross motor, speech/language, community and acceptance, transitioning and arts appreciation. School-age children have separate sessions. Participants attend one hour per week for three weeks. 
Cost: $105
Camp location: The Art of Music LLC, 129 Orangewick Drive N., Lewis Center
For more information: Dawn Byus, dawn@theartofmusicllc.com, 937-645-7641, theartofmusicllc.com 

The Art of Music LLC: Ride ’em Cowboy
Ages served: 1-6 (flexible)
Dates/times: 6/8-6/26; less than 2 hours
Description: Our art and music activities serve children of all abilities. Campers ages 1-6 focus on school readiness in areas such as social/emotional, academics, fine/gross motor, speech/language, community and acceptance, transitioning and arts appreciation. School-age children have separate sessions. Participants attend one hour per week for three weeks. 
Cost: $105
Camp location: The Art of Music LLC, 129 Orangewick Drive N., Lewis Center
For more information: Dawn Byus, dawn@theartofmusicllc.com, 937-645-7641, theartofmusicllc.com 

Discover Modeling Inc.: Modeling Camp
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Discover Modeling is offering camp at Paulette’s Palace and Productions this year. This camp includes lots of makeup, nail polish, walking on the runway, a photo shoot, crafts and snacks. Manners and etiquette also are taught.
Cost: $135
Camp location: Paulette’s Palace and Productions, The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St., Worthington
For more information: Amy Maggard, magfoodstylist@aol.com, 614-766-7600, discovermodelinginc.com 

The Etiquette Institute of Ohio: CAMP CEO
Ages served: 7-12
Dates/times: 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: CAMP CEO, Social Skills for the Social Media Generation, welcomes campers to participate in this modern etiquette and leadership camp for youth to develop into confident, successful adults as they develop social skill superpowers.
Cost: $299
Camp location: Bridge Park, 6640 Riverside Drive, Suite 400, Dublin
For more information: Cathi Fallon, manners@columbus.rr.com, 614-459-2158, magnificentmanners.com 

A Good Start: A Good Start Summer Literacy Program
Ages served: 5-6
Dates/times: 6/15-7/24; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This kindergarten readiness program is designed to boost early literacy skills and prepare children who are entering kindergarten for the structure of school. Mornings have a literacy focus, while afternoons offer art, music, science, martial arts, dance, math and more. Meals and snack included.
Cost: Sliding fee scale, maximum $300. Free to eligible children living in 43201, 43202, 43211, 43219, 43224 and 43229. Transportation may be available within a limited radius.
Camp location: Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus
For more information: Charity Romero Rose, agoodstart.maynard@gmail.com, 614-599-3247, agoodstartmaynard.com 

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Bringing Stories to Life Camp
Ages served: 3-4
Dates/times: 8/17-8/20; less than 2 hours
Description: This literature-based camp will highlight a children’s book each day using a variety of activities, including nature, creative dramatics, music and movement, mathematics and manipulatives. A snack will be provided. Children must be potty trained.
Cost: $30 resident, $36 nonresident
Camp location: Hilliard Community Center meeting room, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard
For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks 

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Safety Town
Ages served: 5-6
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Join Hilliard’s police officers, firefighters, educators and other public service workers for lessons on traffic and pedestrian safety, animal safety, poison control and stranger danger. Daily speakers and games lead up to a Friday graduation ceremony. Choose from two identical sessions.
Cost: $75 resident, $90 nonresident
Camp location: TBD
For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks

Inspiring U: Kids Sewing Camp
Ages served: 8-14
Dates/times: 5/26-5/29, 6/22-6/25, 7/20-7/23; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students will learn a world of machine and hand sewing techniques, learning skills and creating projects they can show off to friends and family. Camp runs noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $250, includes all supplies
Camp location: Inspiring U, 409 W. Main St., Westerville
For more information: Beth Gabel, inspiringuclasses@gmail.com, 614-823-4100, inspiring-u.com 

LearningRx Columbus: Brain Camp – LiftOff
Ages served: 5-8
Dates/times: 8/3-8/6; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: LiftOff features brain training and other games and activities that use cognitive skills. Campers will work on memory, attention and problem-solving challenges.
Cost: $150
Camp location: LearningRx Columbus Brain Training Center, 6465 Reflections Drive, Suite 240, Dublin
For more information: Lea Rospendowski, columbusdublin.oh@learningrx.net, 614-726-7000, learningrx.com/columbus 

LearningRx Columbus: Brain Camp – Train the Brain
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 8/3-8/6; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp features brain training and other games and activities that use cognitive skills. Campers will work on memory, attention and problem-solving challenges.
Cost: $150
Camp location: LearningRx Columbus Brain Training Center, 6465 Reflections Drive, Suite 240, Dublin
For more information: Lea Rospendowski, columbusdublin.oh@learningrx.net, 614-726-7000, learningrx.com/columbus 

Marburn Academy: Foundations of Reading
Ages served: 4-7
Dates/times: 6/18-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This program builds on phonemic awareness through rhyming games, dividing words into syllables and sounds, and letter identification. Children receive individualized attention in a small group setting.
Cost: $700
Camp location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany
For more information: summerschool@marburnacademy.org, 614-433-0822, marburnacademy.org/community/summer-school 

Marburn Academy: Lower Division Summer School
Ages served: 6-11
Dates/times: 6/18-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Explore, reinforce, practice and prevent summer reading loss through daily one-on-one Orton-Gillingham tutoring, small group mathematics instruction and an interactive language lab.
Cost: $1,800
Camp location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany
For more information: summerschool@marburnacademy.org, 614-433-0822, marburnacademy.org/community/summer-school

Marburn Academy: Middle Division Summer School
Ages served: 10-15
Dates/times: 6/18-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Explore, reinforce, practice and prepare for the next grade level with a language lab (reading comprehension, written expression and vocabulary), mathematics (critical concepts, procedural fluency and application) and CS First (hands-on computer science course designed by Google).
Cost: $1,800
Camp location: Marburn Academy, 9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany
For more information: summerschool@marburnacademy.org, 614-433-0822, marburnacademy.org/community/summer-school

Ohio State University at Newark: Buckeye Leadership Camp
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 6/22-6/25; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The Buckeye Leadership Camp is tailored for students who want to be agents of change. The camp was developed to provide leadership activities, knowledge and understanding for the leaders of tomorrow.
Cost: $60 
Camp location: Ohio State University at Newark, 1179 University Drive, Newark
For more information: Diane Kanney, kanney.24@osu.edu, 740-366-9333, newark.osu.edu/future-students/contact-us/buckeye-leadership-camp.html

Ohio State University at Newark: Ohio State Newark Summer Enrichment Camp
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The Ohio State Newark Summer Enrichment Camp is tailored for students who want to explore a variety of academic areas in a relaxed environment while learning more about what college will be like.
Cost: $250; some need-based scholarships available
Camp location: Ohio State University at Newark, 1179 University Drive, Newark
For more information: Diane Kanney, kanney.24@osu.edu, 740-366-9333, newark.osu.edu/future-students/contact-us/summer-enrichment-program.html

Our CupCakery: Out of This World Future Pastry Chef Camp
Ages served: 8-13
Dates/times: 7/13-8/13; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Make yummy desserts and pastries from the farm during our 16th summer four-day baking camp. Create moon meringue cookies, gelatin planets, constellation cookies, galaxy cake pops, geode cupcakes, out of this world cake and more. Camps are held Monday through Thursday. Before-care may be available.
Cost: $395
Camp location: Our CupCakery, 54 S. High St., Dublin
For more information: Linda Kick, linda@ourcupcakery.com, 614-659-1555, ourcupcakery.com

Our CupCakery: Out of this World Teen Baking Camp
Ages served: 12-16
Dates/times: 6/15-6/25; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Participants will measure, weigh and learn how yeast works and why it’s so important to be accurate when baking. Some of the desserts campers will make are: gelatin globe planets, constellation cookies, galaxy French macarons, moon meringue cookies, planet cake pops and geode cupcakes. Last day is Cake War. Camps are held Monday through Thursday. Before-care may be available.
Cost: $395
Camp location: Our CupCakery, 54 S. High St., Dublin
For more information: Linda Kick, linda@ourcupcakery.com, 614-659-1555, ourcupcakery.com

Pickaway Place: Builders
Ages served: 5-11
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Inventors, creators, builders and designers can create their own designs and make structures using recyclable materials, building blocks and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none. Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity and teamwork.
Cost: $175
Camp location: Pickaway Place, 5075 S. Union St., South Bloomfield
For more information: Kim Miller, classes@pickawayplace.com, 740-601-5995, pickawayplace.com 

Pickaway Place: Pay it Forward
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 6/29-7/2; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Pay It Forward offers an opportunity for students to learn how to impact the world around them. Participants will learn about public speaking, civic involvement and community outreach opportunities with an engaging curriculum to channel their desire to have a positive impact on the world around them.
Cost: $145
Camp location: Pickaway Place, 5075 S. Union St., South Bloomfield
For more information: Kim Miller, classes@pickawayplace.com, 740-601-5995, pickawayplace.com

Pickaway Place: Science Palooza
Ages served: 6-11
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Discover, experiment and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, stargaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics.
Cost: $175
Camp location: Pickaway Place, 5075 S. Union St., South Bloomfield
For more information: Kim Miller, classes@pickawayplace.com, 740-601-5995, pickawayplace.com 

The Sewing Hive: Decorate Your Room Camp
Ages served: 9-14
Dates/times: 7/22-7/26, 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Decorate your room the way you like with easy sewing projects. Participants will make: an ottoman for sitting on or propping up your feet, summer-weight quilt with (optional) big pompoms, and personalized letter pillows to show off your space. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $200
Camp location: The Sewing Hive, 3455 Indianola Ave., Columbus
For more information: Jamie Hevener, studio@sewinghive.com, 614-506-7653, sewinghive.com/all-classes/decorate-your-room-camp 

The Sewing Hive: My First Cosplay Summer Sewing Camp
Ages served: 12-18
Dates/times: 7/13-7/16; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn costuming techniques from a professional theatrical seamstress and make your first cosplay outfit. This camp builds core sewing skills. Techniques campers will learn and create by hand and machine: a cape, appliquéd paws, headpieces, upcycling clothes and padded sculpture. Class runs 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $200
Camp location: The Sewing Hive, 3455 Indianola Ave., Columbus
For more information: Jamie Hevener, studio@sewinghive.com, 614-506-7653, sewinghive.com/all-classes/my-first-cosplay-summer-sewing-camp-bglr9y

The Sewing Hive: Sew Global Camp
Ages served: 13-17
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Teens learn to design and sew iconic fashion garments from around the globe: a kimono from Japan, harem pants from India and a turban from Africa. Local fashion designer Esther Sands will educate attendees on global traditions and sewing techniques. Students must know how to use a sewing machine.
Cost: $300
Camp location: The Sewing Hive, 3455 Indianola Ave., Columbus
For more information: Jamie Hevener, studio@sewinghive.com, 614-506-7653, sewinghive.com 

The Sewing Hive: Teach Me to Sew Camp
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 6/2-6/5, 6/29-7/2; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn to hand and machine sew while building confidence with new skills. We will make a drawstring backpack, elastic-waisted skirt or shorts with pockets and zipper bag. Camp runs 9-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $150
Camp location: The Sewing Hive, 3455 Indianola Ave., Columbus
For more information: Jamie Hevener, studio@sewinghive.com, 614-506-7653, sewinghive.com/all-classes/summer-sewing-camp

Sunbury Urban Farm: Farm Chef
Ages served: 11-13
Dates/times: 8/3-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: What culinary creations can you concoct at camp? Spend each morning harvesting farm-fresh ingredients, learning cooking skills and preparing meals. Then, spend the afternoon playing in the woods. Lunch is provided (campers cook it).
Cost: $275; financial assistance available
Camp location: Sunbury Urban Farm, 2140 Sunbury Road, Columbus
For more information: Sarah Erickson, info@sunburyurbanfarm.org, 614-285-5172, sunburyurbanfarm.org

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Math Camp: Addition & Subtraction
Ages served: 5-8
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Campers will improve basic addition and subtraction skills.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Math Camp: Fit for Algebra 1
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids will get in shape for Algebra 1 with an engaging mix of activities.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center 
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Math Camp: Fraction Action!
Ages served: 7-12
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Improve understanding and gain confidence with fractions.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center 
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Math Camp: Multiplication & Division
Ages served: 7-10
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Improve basic multiplication and division skills.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Math Camp: Solve This!
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students become confident, analytical thinkers and problem solvers.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Study Skills Camp
Ages served: 9-14
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19, 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Give your child the skills and confidence for success in school.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week Writing Camp
Ages served: 8-13
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19, 8/3-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids learn strategic and creative writing techniques to boost confidence.
Cost: $199
Camp location: Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center 
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 2 Week Read Ahead Camp
Ages served: 4-7
Dates/times: 6/15-6/26, 7/27-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids develop the building blocks for early reading and writing skills through multisensory activities.
Cost: $299
Camp location: Sylvan of Lewis Center, 225 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center
For more information: Kelly Casey, lewiscenter.oh@sylvanlearning.com, 614-505-7431, sylvanlearning.com/lewiscenteroh 

Thurber House: Thurber Summer Writing Camp
Ages served: 7-15
Dates/times: June through August; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: Grab your imagination and favorite pencil because Thurber Summer Writing Camp is back. Campers will solve mysteries, develop crazy characters, create their own world, dive into poetry and more. Teachers will inspire students to write new things and laugh along the way. Camp for grades 2-3 runs 12:30-4 p.m., while older students attend 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 to $225; a limited number of scholarships are available
Camp location: Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave., Columbus
For more information: Meg Brown, megbrown@thurberhouse.org, 614-464-1032, thurberhouse.org/summer-camps 

Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna: Young Chefs Academy Culinary Camp
Ages served: 6-15
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Each day brings sizzling new surprises and culinary delights as we cook and bake our way through tips and tricks with friendly culinary challenges to put your newfound skills to the test.
Cost: $220
Camp location: Young Chefs Academy, 425 Beecher Road, Gahanna
For more information: Tresalyn Butler, gahannaoh@youngchefsacademy.com, 614-933-9700, gahannaoh.youngchefsacademy.com