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: Kidding Around Yoga & Movement and Toddler Yoga & Movement
Ages served: 3-9
Dates/times: 7/11, 8/1; less than 2 hours
Description: Kidding Around Yoga & Movement, for ages 5-9, meets July 11. Toddler Yoga & Movement, for ages 3-5, meets Aug. 1. Both camps offer a choice of two sessions, 10-11:30 a.m. or noon-1:30 p.m. Students will spend half the camp working on yoga and the other half on an art project. Both camps serve students with special needs as well as typical campers. Parent participation is encouraged. 
Cost: $25 per child
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 

Aspire Academy: Aspire Academy
Ages served: 3-10
Dates/times: 5/1-8/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Aspire Academy strives to provide the best summer camp education experience. We offer educational trips, mad science and yoga funshops, creative arts and crafts, and daily hands-on learning.
Cost: $100 to $240; register before April 3 and the first week is free
Camp location: Aspire Academy, 3857 N. High St., Columbus
For more information: Ashley Alexander, info.aspireacademy1@gmail.com, 740-972-3254, aspireacademy1.com 

Camp Wyandot Inc.: Camp Otonwe
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/8-7/31; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Otonwe is operated by Camp Wyandot Inc. and is open to all youth in an inclusive, engaging and challenging outdoor environment. Activities include outdoor skills, creeking, crafts, archery, hiking, nature exploration and special weekly themes, trips and overnights.
Cost: $175 to $190
Camp location: John Beltz Retreat Center, 4834 Harlem Road, Galena
For more information: Connie Coutellier, connie@campwyandot.org, 614-481-8227, campwyandot.org 

Childtime: Camp Curiosity
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 5/22-8/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: At Childtime’s Camp Curiosity, children will participate in immersive field trips, educational experiences and healthy meals. 
Cost: Varies by location
Camp location: Childtime of Columbus, 6660 Double Tree Ave., Columbus; Childtime of Pataskala, 170 E. Broad St., Pataskala
For more information: Natalie Ryan-Gluth, natalie.ryangluth@learningcaregroup.com, 248-872-9861, childtime.com/summer 

City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation: Camp Friendship Camping Company
Ages served: 4-14
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Traditional camp activities may include arts and creativity, sports and games, outdoor education, team building, swim days, field trips and more.
Cost: $60 to $220
Camp location: Camp Hannah - Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Road, Gahanna
For more information: parksandrec@gahanna.gov, 614-342-4250, gahanna.gov

City of Powell: Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
Ages served: 4-14
Dates/times: 5/26-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Summer experience weeks through the City of Powell Parks & Recreation Department provide opportunities to learn and explore. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: TBD based on camp
Camp location: Adventure Park Recreation Facility, 260 Adventure Park Drive, Powell
For more information: Megan Canavan, mcanavan@cityofpowell.us, 614-885-5380, recreation.cityofpowell.us

City of Powell Parks & Recreation: Powell Camp
Ages served: 4-14
Dates/times: 5/26-8/19; half day (2-5 hours) and full day (6+ hours)
Description: City staff strive to create community through offering a place for campers to play, learn, create and imagine. Each week is loosely tied to a different theme, and they incorporate a variety of activities including yoga, art, sports, games, reading, nature exploration and more. Camps for ages 7 and younger are half-day programs.
Cost: $60 to $250
Camp location: Adventure Park Recreation Facility, 260 Adventure Park Drive, Powell; Village Green Park, 47 Hall St., Powell
For more information: Gina Kolp, gkolp@cityofpowell.us, 614-885-5380, recreation.cityofpowell.us

Columbus Gymnastics Academy: Gym Explorers Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/22-8/8; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Gym Explorers will play games, conquer obstacle courses and do gymnastics from 9 a.m. to noon. After lunch, participants will go on a field trip from 1-4 p.m. to places such as the Canal Winchester Community Pool, Rule (3), mini golfing and more.
Cost: $200
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

Delaware’s Best Kids After School & Summer Camp: Delaware’s Best Summer Camp
Ages served: 5-12
Dates/times: 5/28-8/18; full day (6+ hours)
Description: We provide an affordable day camp that operates weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include karate, dance, sports, games, arts and crafts, and more. 
Cost: $127 to $150
Camp location: Delaware’s Best Kids After School & Summer Camp, 811 N. Houk Road, Delaware
For more information: Amy Williams, summercamp@delawareata.com, 740-417-5171, delawaresummercamp.com

Field Sports at SportsOhio: Summer Adventure Camp
Ages served: 6-12
Dates/times: 6/1-8/7; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Looking to keep the kids active this summer? Summer Adventure Camp has a variety of daily activities to engage everyone. There are new themes each week with related activities, along with traditional games such as capture the flag, dodgeball, mini golf and even bounce houses.
Cost: $105 to $325
Camp location: Field Sports at SportsOhio, 6400 Dublin Park Drive, Dublin
For more information: Field Sports, fieldsports@sportsohio.org, 614-791-7849, sportsohio.org/play/camps

The Goddard School – Westerville (Polaris): The Goddard School – Summer Camp
Ages served: 2-8
Dates/times: 6/1-8/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Summer activities offer a place where play and educational opportunities abound. Science and nature, arts and crafts, literature and language, music and movement, sports and games, and more are brought to life.
Cost: $247 to $286 per week
Camp location: The Goddard School, 8750 Olde Worthington Road, Westerville
For more information: Steve Powell, westerville1oh@goddardschools.com, 614-882-0111, goddardschool.com/columbus/westerville-olde-worthington-road-oh

Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center: CampVenture
Ages served: 2-12
Dates/times: May through August; full day (6+ hours)
Description: CampVenture offers indoor and outdoor activities.
Cost: $200 to $280 per week, plus $50 registration fee
Camp location: Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center, 7166 Gooding Blvd., Delaware
For more information: Mahmudur Rahman, kiddieacademy.lewiscenter@gmail.com, 740-548-2022, kiddieacademy.com/lewiscenter

La Petite Academy: Camp Innovate
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 5/21-8/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Innovate at La Petite Academy is a great place to discover all the joys of summer. 
Cost: Varies by location
Camp location: Eight Central Ohio locations in Blacklick, Dublin, Hilliard, Pickerington, Polaris, Powell and Westerville
For more information: Natalie Ryan-Gluth, natalie.ryangluth@learningcaregroup.com, 248-872-9861, lapetite.com/summer

Piccadilly Modern Play & Creative Café: Piccadilly Summer Mini-Camps
Ages served: 3-8
Dates/times: 6/2-8/20; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Themed weekly camps run 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Daily activities range from art projects, crafts, pretend, imagination, building, movies, indoor playspace and more. Early drop-off with lunch is available for $8. 
Cost: $30 per day, $85 for three days (in the same week); sibling discount available 
Camp location: PiccadillyModern Play & Creative Café, 2501 E. Main St., Bexley
For more information: Allyson Morena, info@piccadillydally.com, 614-725-0204, piccadillydally.com

Prep Academy Schools – Dublin: Summer Camp 2020
Ages served: 3-8
Dates/times: 6/1-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The summer program at Prep Academy Schools is 10 weeks of activities and learning for students who have a wide range of interests.
Cost: $155 to $260
Camp location: Prep Academy Dublin, 5720 Avery Road, Dublin
For more information: Laurie Beard, misslaurie@prepacademyschools.com, 614-799-9935, prepacademyschools.org 

Prep Academy Schools – Polaris: Summer Camp 2020
Ages served: 3-8
Dates/times: 6/1-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The summer program at Prep Academy Schools is 10 weeks of engaging activities for students with interests in arts, sciences, humanities and more.
Cost: $155 to $260
Camp location: Prep Academy Polaris, 3812 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center
For more information: Katie Smith, ksmith@prepacademyschools.org, 614-818-0502, prepacademyschools.org 

Tutor Time: Camp One-of-a-Kind
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 5/21-8/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp One-of-a-Kind offers immersive field trips, educational experiences, cool gear and healthy meals. 
Cost: Varies by location
Camp location: Tutor Time of Dublin, 6365 Emerald Parkway, Dublin; Tutor Time of Powell, 3731 Discovery Lane, Powell
For more information: Natalie Ryan-Gluth, natalie.ryangluth@learningcaregroup.com, 248-872-9861, tutortime.com/summer

YMCA of Central Ohio: Day Camps
Ages served: 5-14
Dates/times: 5/26-8/21; full day (6+ hours)
Description: For more than 30 years, Central Ohio children have come together at YMCA day camps for a summer full of outdoor education, swimming, games, field trips, arts and crafts, and building new friendships.
Cost: $200 to $250 for full-day camps; financial assistance available
Camp location: More than 20 sites across Central Ohio
For more information: Evan Garver, day-camp@ymcacolumbus.org, 614-334-9622, ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp