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 2nd & 7 Foundation: 2nd & 7 Foundation Football Camp
Ages served: 6-14
Dates/times: 6/22-6/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids will participate in three days of drills, contests and speakers. They learn basic fundamentals of football as well as attributes including teamwork, goal-setting, positive attitude and commitment. Campers receive a shirt, snacks and lunch.
Cost: $175 
Camp location: Hilliard Weaver Middle School, 4600 Avery Road, Hilliard
For more information: Amy Hoying, amy.hoying@secondandseven.com, 614-825-0602, secondandseven.com/camp

Aerotique Columbus: Circus and Aerial Camp
Ages served: 6-14
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a full schedule of activities. Kids will learn about the circus arts, including aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, acrobatics, juggling, tight wire and more. At the end of the week, participants will put on a full circus performance for friends and family.
Cost: $300
Camp location: Aerotique Columbus, 6665 Singletree Drive, Columbus
For more information: Lyra Gray, info@aerotiquecolumbus.com, 614-396-7898, aerotiquecolumbus.com

Bally Sports Group LLC: Groveport Summer Sports and Activity Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/8-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will be introduced to a different sport each week, where instruction will be delivered in a positive and encouraging way. The program also will feature traditional camp games and activities, including nature walks, swimming and more. 
Cost: $130 to $150 per week, depending on how many sessions a camper attends
Camp location: Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, Groveport
For more information: Aaron Bally, abally@ballysportsgroup.com, 614-505-6532, ballysportsgroup.com 

Bally Sports Group LLC: Reynoldsburg Summer Sports and Activity Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/8-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will be introduced to a different sport each week, where instruction will be delivered in a positive and encouraging way. The program also will feature traditional camp games and activities, including nature walks, trivia and more. 
Cost: $135 to $155 per week, depending on how many sessions a camper attends
Camp location: Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church Community Center, 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg
For more information: Aaron Bally, abally@ballysportsgroup.com, 614-505-6532, ballysportsgroup.com

Bally Sports Group LLC: Summer Sports and Activity Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/8-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will be introduced to a different sport each week, where instruction will be delivered in a positive and encouraging way. The program also will feature traditional camp games and activities, including nature walks, trivia and more. 
Cost: $140 to $160 per week
Camp location: Sites TBD in Gahanna, New Albany and Pickerington (Pickerington camp runs through 7/24.)
For more information: Aaron Bally, abally@ballysportsgroup.com, 614-505-6532, ballysportsgroup.com

Black Wing Shooting Center: Youth Shooting Sports Camp
Ages served: 10-16
Dates/times: 6/2-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Black Wing offers a four-day beginners’ Youth Shooting Sports Camp, where safety is always the first priority. Introduce your child to the shooting sports the right way. All equipment and lunch are provided.
Cost: $375 to $399
Camp location: Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Road, Delaware
For more information: Ben Owens, training@blackwingsc.com, 740-363-7555, blackwingsc.com

Buckeye Gymnastics: Totally Kids Summer Camps
Ages served: 4-18
Dates/times: 5/26-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Buckeye Gymnastics offers different summer camp themes each week. See website for details. All camps have small groups, skilled teachers, a snack, craft and, of course, gymnastics. Camps are designed for preschool and school-age students.
Cost: $90 to $159
Camp location: Buckeye Gymnastics, 10562 Sawmill Road, Powell; Buckeye Gymnastics, 7159 Northgate Way, Westerville
For more information: infowesterville@buckeyegymnastics.com, buckeyegymnastics.com 

Chiller Ice Rinks: Camp Chiller
Ages served: 4-11
Dates/times: June through August; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Camp Chiller is a day camp centered around ice skating and hockey. Camps are a mix of on-ice and off-ice time, including include a skating lesson/hockey lesson combined with ice sports activities off the ice.
Cost: $175 to $200
Camp location: Chiller rinks in Dublin, Easton and Lewis Center
For more information: Pam Morlan, pmorlan@thechiller.com, 614-791-9999, ext. 156, thechiller.com 

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Gym Kids Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/22-8/8; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Children looking for a novel way to experience gymnastics are invited to join this camp, which will feature gymnastics, obstacle courses, snacks, games and more.
Cost: $100
Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester
For more information: Genelle Castro, askcgagymnastics@gmail.com, 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com/activities-events 

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Gymnastics Intensive Camp
Ages served: 5-12
Dates/times: TBD; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp is for current recreational gymnasts who would like to improve their skills. Gymnasts will be instructed by team coaches in all four events: beam, bars, vault and floor. This is a structured camp for female students.
Cost: $125
Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester
For more information: Genelle Castro, askcgagymnastics@gmail.com, 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com/activities-events

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Ninja Camp
Ages served: 5-11
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Ninjas will learn many skills, complete obstacle courses, do ninja challenges, make ninja crafts and more.
Cost: $100
Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester
For more information: Genelle Castro, askcgagymnastics@gmail.com, 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com/activities-events 

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Tumble Katz Camp
Ages served: 3-6
Dates/times: 6/22-8/8; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Tumble Katz Camp will get your preschool child moving during the summer months. Children will participate in developmentally appropriate gymnastics, games, crafts, obstacle courses and more. 
Cost: $100
Camp location: Columbus Gymnastics Academy, 6810 Thrush Drive, Canal Winchester
For more information: Genelle Castro, askcgagymnastics@gmail.com, 614-575-9557, cgagymnastics.com/activities-events

CrossFit New Albany: FUNctional Fitness
Ages served: 5-18
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19, 7/13-7/17, 8/3-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: A weeklong camp focused on fitness to keep kids moving and working hard with a combination of strength, agility, speed, endurance, flexibility, gymnastics and more. Camps offer weekly field trips, healthy lunches and some midday relaxing time for kids to recharge.
Cost: $199
Camp location: CrossFit New Albany, 5900 Zarley St., New Albany
For more information: Matt Wilson, info@crossfitnewalbany.com, 614-286-8860, crossfitnewalbany.com

D-BAT Columbus: Baseball & Softball Summer Camp
Ages served: 6-13
Dates/times: 6/1-7/31; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: This is a baseball and softball skills development camp with activities and games. Skill focus includes hitting, pitching, fielding, throwing, base running and game IQ. Activities include home run derby, HitTrax, dodgeball, kickball, and water days with slip and slides and water balloons. Extended days are offered.
Cost: $199 per week or $49 per day; early-bird and membership discounts available
Camp location: D-BAT Columbus, 650 Taylor Station Road, Suite B, Gahanna
For more information: Eric Emerman, info@dbatcolumbus.com, 614-504-4422, dbatcolumbus.com 

EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy: Warriors Karate Camp 2020
Ages served: 5-17
Dates/times: June to August; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This martial arts camp includes field trips and meals and helps participants work on confidence and character development. The final week of the camp is an overnight stay at YMCA Camp Kern. Participants may sign up for either or both.
Cost: $50 to $125 per week
Camp location: EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy, 3975 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus
For more information: Sensei EJ, warriorskarateacademy@hotmail.com, 614-999-6361, warriorskarateacad.wixsite.com/warriors

The First Tee of Central Ohio: Summer Camp
Ages served: 5-17
Dates/times: June to August; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: In addition to learning the fundamentals of golf, children will be introduced to character education and life skills program that helps prepare them for success.
Cost: $185; financial assistance available
Camp location: Blacklick Woods Golf Course, 7309 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg
For more information: Natalie Skelley, nskelley@tftco.org, 614-751-8227, tftco.org 

Goldfish Swim School: Jump Start Clinics
Ages served: 3-13
Dates/times: Starts 6/1; less than 2 hours
Description: Jump Start Clinics include five days of 30-minute swim lessons that focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique. They are specially designed for families looking to get kids water-ready in a hurry. 
Cost: $110 to $135; sibling discounts available
Camp location: Goldfish Swim School Dublin, 6175 Shamrock Court, Suite G, Dublin; Goldfish Swim School Westerville, 765 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville; and Goldfish Swim School Lewis Center, 7838 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center
For more information: Kate Shrum, swimdublin@goldfishss.com, 614-407-3474; Mindy Heffner, swimwesterville@goldfishss.com, 614-412-0385; Mindy Heffner, swimlewiscenter@goldfishss.com, 614-412-1979; goldfishswimschool.com 

Golf Center at SportsOhio: Golf Camps at SportsOhio
Ages served: 5-14
Dates/times: 4/18-10/1; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: SportsOhio has golf camps for those who are just learning the game and those who want to improve their skills. Learn etiquette, rules and techniques to help your golfer get into the swing of things.
Cost: $120 to $165
Camp location: The Golf Center at SportsOhio, 6100 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin
For more information: golf@sportsohio.org, 614-791-3002, sportohio.org 

Gym Skills: Gym Skills Summer Program
Ages served: 5-12
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Get active and be healthy all summer long with Gym Skills. Learn new skills, make friends and stay active with Gym Skills coaches.
Cost: $160 to $260
Camp location: Kids Lifestyle Center by Gym Skills Gahanna, 710 Cross Pointe Road, Columbus
For more information: Stephanie Dunn, summercamp@gymskills.com, 614-571-1220, gymskills.com/klc-camp-program

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Explore Pickleball
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 7/20-7/23; less than 2 hours
Description: Learn how to play in this introductory pickleball camp. Learn to serve, volley, score and more.
Cost: $20 resident, $24 nonresident
Camp location: Hilliard Recreation and Parks, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard
For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Have a Ball! Mini Sports Camp
Ages served: 4-7
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5, 6/22-6/26, 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Each day focuses on a different sport, including soccer, basketball, football, hockey, track and field, and more. Campers engage in age-appropriate activities that help them learn the fundamentals of the sport.
Cost: $95 resident, $114 nonresident
Camp location: Hilliard Municipal Park - Aspen Shelter, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard
For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks

Hilliard Recreation and Parks: Rec Camp 2020 – Sports and Games
Ages served: 6-11
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5, 6/15-6/19, 6/29-7/3, 7/6-7/10, 7/20-7/24, 8/3-8/7, 8/10-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will be bused to Seidle Community Pool daily, with field trips every Friday. A snack is provided daily. Price includes extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $160 resident, $175 nonresident
Camp location: Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard
For more information: Geoff Dew, gdew@hilliardohio.gov, 614-876-5200, hilliardohio.gov/recreation-parks

Hoover Sailing Club: Learn to Sail at Hoover Sailing Club
Ages served: 6-18
Dates/times: 6/1-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Participants will experience the joy of skippering a dinghy from a fleet of boats during his or her very first lesson. The experienced U.S. Sailing certified staff will teach basic safety and boat skills. Children will learn to sail upwind, downwind, tack and gybe.
Cost: $200 per week
Camp location: Hoover Sailing Club, 4250 Smothers Road, Westerville
For more information: Jamie Jones, jjone45@outlook.com, 614-216-2679, hooversailing.com 

Ohio State University: Camp Recky
Ages served: 5-14
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Recky offers traditional and specialty day camp programs Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with before- and after-care options at no additional cost. Camp is for students who have completed any of grades K-8.
Cost: $180
Camp location: Ohio State University, 337 Annie and John Glenn Ave., Columbus
For more information: Nick Pangio, pangio.3@osu.edu, 614-292-2115, recsports.osu.edu/community-programs/youth-and-family-programs/summer-camp-recky-completed-grades-k-8

One Five Sports: Nike Basketball Camps
Ages served: 8-15
Dates/times: 6/8-7/30; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camps offer a daily emphasis on individual offensive and defensive skill development, while also including 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competition. Camps run in four-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Cost: $275 to $305
Camp location: Various Central Ohio sites
For more information: Kyle Pottkotter, kyle@onefivesports.com, 614-204-6876, onefivesports.com/nikebasketballcamps

Otterbein University: Cardinals Girls Basketball Camp
Ages served: 8-13
Dates/times: 6/22-6/25; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Otterbein’s mission is to develop fundamental basketball skills for girls entering grades 3-8. Cardinals Girls Basketball Camp is ideal for all skill levels, as there is a strong focus on individual development. Campers will be coached by college coaches as well as experienced players.
Cost: $250
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
For more information: Mary Corbett, mary.corbett@otterbein.edu, 614-325-4658, otterbeincardinals.com

Otterbein University: Coach Winters Basketball Camp
Ages served: 7-14
Dates/times: 6/8-6/11, 6/15-6/18, 7/20-7/23; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Otterbein’s camp programs are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of basketball through both individual and small-group sessions, with opportunities for individual competition and team contests throughout the day.
Cost: $240
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Coach Andy Winters, winters1@otterbein.edu, 614-823-1844, otterbeincardinals.com/sports/2010/8/3/gen_0803102933.aspx?id=48

SportsOhio: SportsOhio Sports Camps
Ages served: 5-14
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: SportsOhio offers a variety of sports camps. Baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball programs are available throughout the summer. Whether you are looking to try a new sport or improve your skills, SportsOhio Sports Camps have something for everyone.
Cost: $105 to $325
Camp location: SportsOhio Campus, 6400 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin
For more information: fieldsports@sportsohio.org, 614-791-7849, sportsohio.org/play/camps

Training Center: Training Center Summer Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This camp will teach campers courage, confidence and problem-solving skills while providing an environment where they feel comfortable pushing their own limits.
Cost: $190 to $275
Camp location: Training Center, 6295 Busch Blvd., Columbus
For more information: Brittain Elswick, brittain@ohioclimbs.com, 614-852-4528, 5.life/tc/camps