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.

Be WISE Camp: Be WISE STEM Day Camp
Ages served: 10-12
Dates/times: 7/7-7/9; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The camp emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving through activities in aerodynamics, Ohio trees, mapping and orienteering, Ohio mammals and the Wacky World of Science. Activities are designed to develop interest in these fields and students’ self-confidence. Camp is for girls entering grades 5 and 6. 
Cost: $165
Camp location: Liberty Middle School, 1055 Evans Blvd., Newark
For more information: Becky Bringardner, bewisecamp@outlook.com, 614-327-6224, bewisecamp.org

The Center for Architecture and Design: Camp Architecture and High School Design Studio
Ages served: 8-19
Dates/times: 6/1-6/6, 6/8-6/12, 6/15-6/19 (Camp Architecture), 6/8-6/19 (High School Design Studio); full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Architecture and High School Design Studio introduce Central Ohio youth to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities.
Cost: $335 to $560
Camp location: Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, 275 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus
For more information: mail@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973, columbuscfad.org

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: Brick Flicks Stop-Motion Animation
Ages served: 9-13
Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: In Stop-Motion Animation camp, kids make multiple movies using Lego bricks, Minifigures and the latest in stop-motion animation software. All films produced in camp are saved on a USB drive to share with friends and family.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.
Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington
For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: Creative Coders
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Creative Coders is an introduction to programming. Kids use both sides of their brain, Scratch and Makey Makey kits to code games, animate stories and turn everyday objects into computer controls. All programs created are saved on a USB drive to share with friends and family.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.
Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington
For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: Lego Robotics
Ages served: 7-13
Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids become leaders of tomorrow in Lego Robotics camp by learning how to engineer solutions to today’s real-world challenges. Participants will have their own dedicated laptop and Lego Robotics kits during camp for a fully engaged learning experience.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.
Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington
For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: Minecraft Coding
Ages served: 9-13
Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: In Minecraft Coding camp kids don’t just play Minecraft, they create their own worlds with coding. If your child loves Minecraft and wants to learn how to design and program new ideas into their worlds, then join us for this camp taught by professional educators.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.
Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington
For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classromantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Classroom Antics: Classroom Antics Tech Camps: Video Game Design
Ages served: 7-13
Dates/times: 6/8-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Turn your gamer into a game developer. In Video Game Design camp, kids take their passion for video games to a new level developing their own playable video games. All of our camps are taught by professional educators using the latest gaming software.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 to receive $10 off each camp before May 31.
Camp location: Multiple sites, including Grove City, Hilliard, Marysville, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington
For more information: Tara Foote, hello@classroomantics.com, 800-595-3776, classroomantics.com

Code Ninjas: Game Builder’s Club
Ages served: 7-14
Dates/times: Various; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: This camp is ideal for game- and tech-loving kids. Each day, participants will build video games; on the last day, they will make their own. This is a good introduction for those inexperienced with coding.
Cost: $179 to $199
Camp location: Code Ninjas, 3971 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; Code Ninjas, 254 W. Olentangy St., Powell
For more information: Andrea Dillon, andrea.dillon@codeninjas.com, 614-664-7976, codeninjas.com 

Code Ninjas: Minecraft
Ages served: 7-14
Dates/times: Various; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids will have the chance to learn to 3D model and transport their creation into their own Minecraft worlds. Also, they will make their own mods to really make the game their own.
Cost: $179 to $199
Camp location: Code Ninjas, 3971 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; Code Ninjas, 254 W. Olentangy St., Powell
For more information: Andrea Dillon, andrea.dillon@codeninjas.com, 614-664-7976, codeninjas.com

Code Ninjas: Program and Play in Python
Ages served: 7-14
Dates/times: Various; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn to make your own game in Python, then share it with the world.
Cost: $179 to $199
Camp location: Code Ninjas, 3971 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; Code Ninjas, 254 W. Olentangy St., Powell
For more information: Andrea Dillon, andrea.dillon@codeninjas.com, 614-664-7976, codeninjas.com

Code Ninjas: Roblox
Ages served: 7-14
Dates/times: Various; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Roblox lovers can join their peers while they build their own obstacle courses, themed worlds and battle arenas. Make and play your own Roblox games.
Cost: $179 to $199
Camp location: Code Ninjas, 3971 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; Code Ninjas, 254 W. Olentangy St., Powell
For more information: Andrea Dillon, andrea.dillon@codeninjas.com, 614-664-7976, codeninjas.com

Game-U: 2D and 3D Art Summer Camp
Ages served: 8-17
Dates/times: 6/1-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn how to take your art to the next level. Students in 2D and 3D Art summer camps learn how to transform their sketches and ideas into digital works of art, ready to be put into video games. All half-day camps can be paired to make a full day.
Cost: $225 to $250
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Coding Summer Camp
Ages served: 8-17
Dates/times: 6/22-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: In these introductory programming camps, students will explore how code can build apps, websites, games and more. Through hands-on projects, they learn universal programming principles relevant to a wide range of applications. All of our half-day camps can be paired to make a full day.
Cost: $225 to $250
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Creative Writing Summer Camp
Ages served: 10-17
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Every game needs a story. Creative Writing teaches campers narrative principles, plot design and more, all while exercising their imaginations. Writing prompts, team-based brainstorming sessions and storyboarding await. All of our half-day camps can be paired to make a full day.
Cost: $238
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com 

Game-U: ESports Summer Camp
Ages served: 10-17
Dates/times: 6/22-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Take your gaming to the next level. Participants in the eSports camp learn what it takes to be a pro gamer, exploring solo and team-based games and training methods as well as video production to show off their skills. All half-day camps can be paired to make a full day.
Cost: $238 to $250
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Game Design Summer Camp
Ages served: 6-17
Dates/times: 6/1-7/31; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: Learn game design from the pros. Explore what goes on “behind the scenes” in games while exploring level design, coding, illustration, 3D modeling and more. With full-day and half-day options, there’s a game design camp for everyone.
Cost: $200 to $500
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

Game-U: Robotics Summer Camp
Ages served: 6-17
Dates/times: 6/1-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Robotics summer camps teach the fundamentals of engineering and programming. Students explore these concepts with Lego Mindstorms while advanced campers wire circuit boards, program robotic interactions and more. All half-day camps can be paired to make a full day.
Cost: $225 to $238
Camp location: Game-U Dublin Studio, 7533 Sawmill Road, Dublin
For more information: Austin Wood, awood@game-u.com, 614-659-7203, game-u.com

iD Tech: iD Tech
Ages served: 7-19
Dates/times: Various dates in June and July; full day (6+ hours)
Description: iD Tech specializes in STEM education, with 450,000 alumni and over 20 years of experience. Summer programs are held at 150 campuses across the country. Students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics and creative arts.
Cost: Starts at $849 per week
Camp location: Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and Xavier University
For more information: hello@idtech.com, 888-709-8324, idtech.com

Math Plus Academy: Math & Tech Camps
Ages served: 5-15
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Keep your child mentally stimulated this summer with math and tech camps taught by certified teachers. Camps limited to 10 students. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Cost: $199 per session
Camp location: Math Plus Academy, 9681 Sawmill Road, Powell; Math Plus Academy, 5346 N. Hamilton Road, New Albany
For more information: Raj Shah, info@mathplusacademy.com, 614-792-6284, summercamps.mathplusacademy.com

National Inventors Hall of Fame: Camp Invention
Ages served: 5-12
Dates/times: Multiple weeks throughout the summer; full day (6+ hours)
Description: In the all-new Camp Invention program, Elevate, campers in grades K-6 will team up to play hybrid hover ball games, tackle environmental challenges and become confident entrepreneurs designing the next great invention.
Cost: Starts at $235 per session
Camp location: Gahanna Middle School West, 350 Stygler Road, Gahanna, and other locations throughout Central Ohio
For more information: campinvention@invent.org, 800-968-4332, invent.org/save

Otterbein University: Engineering 101 with Lego Robotics
Ages served: 8-12
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Explore the exciting world of engineering by building and programming with Lego EV3 robots. Students will learn design principles and engineering fundamentals while having hands-on activities. Both beginners and experienced students will learn new things.
Cost: $295
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

Otterbein University: Middle School Drone Camp
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Learn to design, construct and race the fastest first-person view (FPV) microdrones in the world. During the week, you will not only learn to fly a drone, you will also work through the engineering design process to develop, assemble and configure a drone.
Cost: $325
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

Otterbein University: Otterbein’s Engineering Solutions Summer Camp
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Students will learn to apply the engineering approach to problem solving. Through guided instruction, students will gain experience and understanding of 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuitry and coding.
Cost: $295
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

Otterbein University: STEAM Ahead Camp
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: STEAM Ahead on a journey to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Explore the human body, dissect a pig heart and extract your own DNA. Then, design and print your own 3D model and exercise your brain-building structures.
Cost: $295
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

Otterbein University: STEAM Elementary Kids Camp
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Explore and investigate art from the beginning of time, such as cave paintings, to present-day contemporary art. Using virtual reality, campers will visit museums all over the world, use an interactive white board and create their own masterpieces inspired by what they find.
Cost: $295
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

Otterbein University: STEAM Powered Super Sleuths Summer Camp affiliated with the Ohio Attorney General’s Science School
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Students will participate in more than 25 hands-on, inquiry-based lessons and experiments correlated with the Ohio Department of Education’s fourth- and fifth-grade standards. Students will solve two crimes through completing tasks that require them to apply their core knowledge.
Cost: $295
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Suzanne Frissora, suzanne.frissora@otterbein.edu, 614-905-0315, otterbeinpoint.com/summer-camps

The PAST Foundation: Arduino Robotics
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn the design process, soldering, electronics and programming while building a robot. Then use the knowledge to build and program a robot to solve a real problem. What will you teach it to do? The possibilities end only with campers’ imaginations.
Cost: $250
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/arduino-robotics-2020

The PAST Foundation: Art & STEM
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Attention creative artists in the making: Unleash your imagination and let it lead you to create works of art. Design, create and bring original artwork to life using everything from drawings to sculptures. The possibilities end only with your imagination.
Cost: $300
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/art-and-stem-2020

The PAST Foundation: Board Gaming with CAD & 3D Printing
Ages served: 11-15
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Board Gaming gives you the chance to create your own board game. Using Arduino-based devices combined with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing, you will have the opportunity to design, print and program a one-of-a-kind game to play with families and friends.
Cost: $350
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/board-gaming-cad-3d-printing-2020

The PAST Foundation: CAD & 3D Printing
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Combine the design process and Computer Aided Design (CAD) with 3D printing to develop unique solutions to real-life challenges. Participants will learn to use SolidWorks CAD software and 3D printers as they design their product or creation.
Cost: $250
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/cad-3d-printing-2020

The PAST Foundation: Elementary: Art & STEM
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Unleash your imagination and let it lead you to create works of art. Working with a local artist, students will design, create and bring their original artwork to life using everything from drawings to sculptures. The possibilities end only with their imagination.
Cost: $300
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/elem-art-and-stem-2020

The PAST Foundation: Elementary: CAD & 3D Printing
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Combine the design process and Computer Aided Design (CAD) with 3D printing to develop unique solutions to real-life challenges. Participants will learn to use CAD software and 3D printers as they design their product or creation.
Cost: $250
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/elem-cad-3d-printing-2020

The PAST Foundation: Elementary: Coding
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12, 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: The world around us runs on code, from smartphone apps to robots. Learn the core concepts of computer programming by creating your own games. Students will design and build their game using a web-based application specialized for coding.
Cost: $200
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/elementary-coding-2020

The PAST Foundation: Elementary: Minecraft Mathematics
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12, 6/22-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Mine and craft your mathematics skills with one of today’s most popular video and computer games, Minecraft. Students will partake in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale and coordinate plane geometry.
Cost: $200
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/elem-minecraft-math-2020

The PAST Foundation: FIRST Lego League
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 6/15-6/19; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students will learn the basics of programming and mechanical design. Alongside student mentors, teams will build and program an autonomous Lego EV3 robot to complete a series of tasks ranging from simple movement to more complex tasks involving logic and sensors.
Cost: $250
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/first-lego-league-2020

The PAST Foundation: Middle School: Minecraft Mathematics
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Mine and craft your mathematics skills with one of today’s most popular video and computer games, Minecraft. Students will partake in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale and coordinate plane geometry.
Cost: $200
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/mid-school-minecraft-math-2020 

The PAST Foundation: Principles of Flight
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Discover the science of flight through design challenges, flight simulator training, drone flight and more. Design, build and test the most efficient aircraft wings and propellers, all while learning about the physics of flight.
Cost: $50
Camp location: PAST Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: Ashley Price, aprice@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org/events/principles-of-flight-2020

Pickaway Place: Whiz Kids
Ages served: 6-9
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments and encounters. This camp will enhance the STEM education philosophies. Physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy and zoology will all be covered in the camp.
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

Robot Academy LLC: Jr. BattleBot Building/Programming Camp
Ages served: 4-8
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31, other dates TBD; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn engineering skills with fun and engaging activities. Students build and program Lego robots to compete in a BattleBot championship to win prizes. No experience is necessary. Children learn everything they need to know to put together a winning BattleBot.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July); other locations TBD in New Albany/Gahanna and Lewis Center
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

Robot Academy LLC: Jr. Lego BattleBot Engineering, Invention and 3D Printing MegaCamp
Ages served: 4-8
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31, other dates TBD; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Kids build BattleBots that fight to the death and SuperBots that solve real-world challenges with the latest technology. Campers in this five-day program use creative problem solving to create inventions and prototypes using 3D modeling/printing and compete in a mock Shark Tank.
Cost: $495. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July); other locations TBD in New Albany/Gahanna and Lewis Center
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

Robot Academy LLC: Jr. Lego Robotics InventionLAB and 3D Printing Camp
Ages served: 4-8
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31, other dates TBD; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students learn to bring their ideas to life. We teach rapid prototyping, a technique that involves quickly building prototypes of invention ideas using cardboard, Legos or 3D printers. Students pitch their invention in a mock Shark Tank.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July); other locations TBD in New Albany/Gahanna and Lewis Center
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

Robot Academy LLC: Sr. BattleBot Building/Programming Camp
Ages served: 9-16
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31, other dates TBD; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Learn engineering skills with engaging activities. Students build and program Lego robots to compete in a BattleBot championship to win prizes. Children learn everything they need to know to put together a winning BattleBot. 
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July); other locations TBD in New Albany/Gahanna and Lewis Center
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

Robot Academy LLC: Sr. Lego BattleBot Engineering, Invention and 3D Printing MegaCamp
Ages served: 9-16
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Kids build BattleBots that fight to the death and SuperBots that solve real-world challenges with the latest technology. Campers in this five-day program use creative problem solving to create inventions and prototypes using 3D modeling/printing and compete in a mock Shark Tank.
Cost: $495. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July)
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

Robot Academy LLC: Sr. Lego Robotics InventionLAB and 3D Printing Camp
Ages served: 9-16
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students learn to bring their ideas to life. We teach rapid prototyping, a technique that involves quickly building prototypes of invention ideas using cardboard, Legos or 3D printers. Students pitch their invention in a mock Shark Tank.
Cost: $249. Use code CP10 for 10 percent off.
Camp location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 565 Metro Place S., Dublin (June); Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville (July)
For more information: Gail Vawter, gail@robot-academy.com, 614-893-8106, robot-academy.com

STEM-U: 3D Printing (Beginner/Advanced)
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; full day (6+ hours)
Description: In this camp, campers will use Tinkercad to learn about 3D design and elements of CAD design. Some of your designs will be printed and are yours to keep. (Additional camps offered throughout the summer focus on a wide variety of STEM topics.) Advanced 3D Printing offered the week of 8/3-8/7.
Cost: $375
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614- 407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

STEM-U: Battlebots
Ages served: 7-10
Dates/times: 6/1-6/5, 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Can your robot survive the octagon? Test your skills by designing and building the meanest, toughest and smartest battlebot. (Additional camps offered throughout the summer focusing on a wide variety of STEM topics. See our website for full schedule.)
Cost: $325
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614-407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

STEM-U: Drone Missions
Ages served: 8-11
Dates/times: 7/20-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Campers will use simple drag-and-drop programming to fly drones and complete various missions like maneuvering around obstacles and landing on specific targets. (Pair this afternoon camp with the morning Medieval Engineering class to make a full day.)
Cost: $175
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614-407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

STEM-U: Engineering Challenges
Ages served: 5-11
Dates/times: 5/26-5/29; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Using the engineering design process, students will problem solve to complete new and engaging hands-on design challenges each day. (Additional camps offered throughout the summer focus on a wide variety of STEM topics.) Advanced Engineering Challenges offered 6/29-7/2.
Cost: $275
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614-407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

STEM-U: Make Stop Motion Animation Videos
Ages served: 9-12
Dates/times: 6/22-6/26; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Use your imagination and everyday objects to create animations. At the end of the week, present your stop motion short film to your parents. (Additional camps offered throughout the summer focus on a wide variety of STEM topics.) Create Animated Short Films will be offered 7/13-7/17.
Cost: $315
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614-407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

STEM-U: Robot Olympics (Using Vex iQ)
Ages served: 10-14
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers will design, build and program VEX iQ robots and then compete in various games that will test their driving and programming skills. (Additional camps offered throughout the summer focus on a wide variety of STEM topics.)
Cost: $325
Camp location: STEM-U, 7227 N. High St. #90, Worthington
For more information: Kathya Mahadevan, admin@stem-u.com, 614-407-4666, stem-u.com/summercamp.html

Sylvan Learning of Lewis Center: 1 Week STEM Camp
Ages served: 7-13
Dates/times: 6/8-6/12, 7/13-7/17, 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Students will participate in hands-on projects in the areas of robotics, engineering and coding.
Cost: $225
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

Westerville Parks and Recreation: Camp COSI on Wheels
Ages served: 6-10
Dates/times: 6/22-7/24; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This program introduces dynamic science topics with interactive, hands-on activities. This camp enhances inquiry skills, encourages curiosity and sparks interest in science. This summer’s camp focuses on How to be a Scientist and Superhero Sciences for grades 1-5.
Cost: $230 resident, $245 nonresident
Camp location: Cherrington Elementary School, 522 Cherrington Road, Westerville
For more information: Chelsea VanAssche, chelsea.vanassche@westerville.org, 614-901-6500, web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ohwestervillewt.wsc/search.html?sessionid=&module=ar&type=camp

Westerville Parks and Recreation: CodeMonster Camps
Ages served: 5-12
Dates/times: 6/29-7/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This camp is designed for students to learn the basics of coding by creating a digital story and animation. Campers will be given the opportunity to write games and create a controller for the game. Campers will get to take home what they have created at the end of the week.
Cost: $320 resident, $335 nonresident
Camp location: Cherrington Elementary School, 522 Cherrington Road, Westerville
For more information: Chelsea VanAssche, chelsea.vanassche@westerville.org, 614-901-6500, web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ohwestervillewt.wsc/search.html?SessionID=&module=AR&Type=CAMP

The Works: Astronaut Academy
Ages served: 9-11
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Explore the solar system in this action-packed camp that includes building a spacecraft, learning how astronauts walk in space and discovering what it would take to live in space. 
Cost: $150 member, $175 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/https-67867-blackbaudhosting-com-67867-astronaut-academy-camp

The Works: Busy Bee
Ages served: 3-4
Dates/times: 6/23-6/28, 8/4-8/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Designed specifically for curious preschoolers, Busy Bee camp engages young children with hands-on art and science activities while exploring some of our coolest exhibits and artifacts. This is a good first camp experience.
Cost: $75 member, $100 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/https-67867-blackbaudhosting-com-67867-busy-bee-camp-23jun2020/

The Works: Jr. Robotics
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10, 7/20-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Jr. Robotics camp is packed with activities. Campers will join a team to explore, create test and share. Teams will build a WeDo 2.0 robot and get an introduction to Jr. FIRST Lego League.
Cost: $150 member, $175 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/https-67867-blackbaudhosting-com-67867-jr-robotics-camp-06jul2020/

The Works: Little STEM Explorers Camp
Ages served: 5-6
Dates/times: 6/23-6/26; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Spend a week engaging in STEM through hands-on experiments, design challenges and exploration with exhibits. Expand your child’s camp experience. A peanut-free snack will be provided.
Cost: $100 member, $125 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/little-stem-explorers-camp

The Works: Makers and Innovators
Ages served: 9-11
Dates/times: 7/27-7/31; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Explore science and technology through tinkering and taking things apart. Campers will get creative and interact with robots, rockets and other contraptions. Making is about the act of creation, but also about sharing what has been done.
Cost: $150 member, $175 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/makers-innovators

The Works: Mini Makers
Ages served: 6-8
Dates/times: 7/6-7/10, 7/20-7/24; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Mini Makers will explore science and technology through tinkering and taking things apart. Campers will get creative and interact with robots, rockets and other contraptions. Making is about the act of creation, but also about sharing what has been done.
Cost: $150 member, $175 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/mini-makers-2

The Works: Robotics
Ages served: 9-11
Dates/times: 7/13-7/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Robotics camp has been extended to include more. Campers will join a team to design, build, program, test and share. Teams will build an EV3 robot and get an introduction into FIRST Lego League.
Cost: $250 member, $275 nonmember
Camp location: The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark
For more information: Sarah Pickering, sarahpickering@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org/events_posts/summer-camp-robotics-intro-orbit