Columbus College of Art & Design: CCAD College Preview
Ages served: grades 10-12
Dates/times: 7/7-7/27; full day (6+ hours)
Description: CCAD College Preview is a three-week residential program for students considering a future in art or design. Students earn three college credits and take classes taught by college faculty.
Cost: $3,450; scholarships available
Camp location: Columbus College of Art & Design, 60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus
For more information: Jordan Smith,, 614-222.3236,


Columbus Children's Theatre: Theatre Camp at YMCA Camp Willson
Ages served: 10-13
Dates/times: 7/14-7/20; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The mission of this camp is to develop well-rounded theatrical skills while working as a team to fully produce a heroic superhero play. Join CCT on an adventure in superheroes and theater.
Cost: $565
Camp location: YMCA Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine
For more information: 614-224-6673,


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University: Center for Talent Development Summer Programs
Ages served: 3-18
Dates/times: 6/14-8/17; full day (6+ hours)
Description: The Center for Talent Development's Summer Programs offer advanced students age 3 through grade 12 an opportunity to delve deep into a subject of interest, build upon their strengths and connect with a community of peers.
Cost: Varies, call for more information
Camp location: Northwestern University's Evanston, Illinois, campus and other Chicago-area sites
For more information:, 847-467-1575,


Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland: Camp Molly Lauman
Ages served: 6-18
Dates/times: 6/12-8/9; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Molly Lauman offers programs for all interests, from horseback riding and high adventure to culinary camps and spa experiences. We even have camps based on favorite books and movies. Campers do not have to be Girl Scouts.
Cost: Mini-sessions (three day, two-night programs) start at $225, weeklong sessions (six-day, five-night programs) start at $355.
Camp location: Camp Molly Lauman, 9130 Big Bear Creek Road, Lucasville
For more information: Erin Feinour,, 614-487-8101,

YMCA of Central Ohio: YMCA Camp Willson
Ages served: 7-17
Dates/times: 6/9-8/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Spend the summer in the great outdoors, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, making music, creating art and roasting marshmallows by the fireside.
Cost: Arts & Specialty Camps and Signature Camps, $565 per week; Bar W Ranch Camps, $565 to $625; Specialty Teen & Trips, $565 to $620; financial assistance is available
Camp location: YMCA Camp Willson, 2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine
For more information:, 800-423-0427,


Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp: Girlz Rhythm n' Rock Camp
Ages served: 9-16
Dates/times: 7/22-8/4; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Campers form bands, write songs and perform on the last day. There are workshops on songwriting, vocals, drumming, poster making and instrument lessons.
Cost: $350 per week; scholarships available
Camp location: Hoover YMCA Park, 1570 Rohr Road, Lockbourne
For more information: Suzie Simpson,, 614-579-7897,

The Ohio State University School of Music: Youth Summer Music Programs
Ages served: 14-18
Dates/times: 6/2-7/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Ohio State University offers 10 different music programs designed to further students' understanding of—and love for—music. All resident programs also offer a commuter option.
Cost: $395 to $495
Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus
For more information:, 614-292-7940,


Camp Wyandot Inc.: Camp Wyandot
Ages served: 7-17
Dates/times: 6/16-8/3; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Whether it's exploring Clear Creek or hiking the woods of the Hocking Hills, Camp Wyandot offers a summer packed with friends, outdoor nature exploration and activities.
Cost: $225 to $685
Camp location: Camp Wyandot, 23834 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge
For more information:, 614-481-8227,

Swift Nature Camp: Swift Nature Camp
Ages served: 6-17
Dates/times: 6/16-8/9; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls. The program blends traditional camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment. Two- and three-week sessions are offered.
Cost: $600 per week
Camp location: Swift Nature Camp, W7471 Ernie Swift Road, Minong
For more information: Jeff Lorenz,, 630-654-8036,

The Wilds: WildeCamp
Ages served: 8-18
Dates/times: 6/6-8/1; full day (6+ hours)
Description: WildeCamp is suitable for first-time campers or outdoors experts seeking new adventures. Participants stay overnight in Mongolian-style yurts while participating in canoeing, horseback riding and animal encounters. (Groups are divided by age.)
Cost: $215 to $880, scholarships available
Camp location: The Wilds, 14000 International Road, Cumberland
For more information:, 740-638-5030, ext. 2286,


First Community Church: Camp Akita
Ages served: 7-18
Dates/times: 5/31-8/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Founded on the traditions of First Community Church, Camp Akita is known for games, relaxing times of reflection and a welcoming community of friends and counselors.
Cost: $360 to $560 per session, based on grade level; day camp, $110; family camp, $140 (free for ages 3 and younger)
Camp location: Camp Akita, 29746 Logan-Hornsmill Road, Logan
For more information: Amy Gray,, 614-488-0681, ext. 113,

Marmon Valley Ministries: Summer Camp
Ages served: 7-17
Dates/times: 6/16-8/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Marmon Valley Ministries is a Christ-centered horse camp. Campers can deepen their faith, improve their riding skills and make friends. In addition to riding, activities include archery, a climbing wall, vaulting and kayaking.
Cost: $445 to $725
Camp location: Marmon Valley Ministries, 7754 State Route 292 S., Zanesfield
For more information:, 937-593-8000,

West Ohio Camps: Camp Otterbein
Ages served: 6-17
Dates/times: 6/12-7/28; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Otterbein offers many outdoor adventure activities as well as 15 themed camps, such as Culinary Creations, Sleepover Camp and Mission Camp.
Cost: $335 to $365, overnight camps; $275, family camp; $80, sleepover; $20, “One Day Adventure” day camp
Camp location: Camp Otterbein, 15779 Cox Road, Logan
For more information: Scott Seese,, 740-385-5712,

West Ohio Camps: Camp Wesley
Ages served: 6-17
Dates/times: 6/4-7/23; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Wesley sits on a lake and centers many activities around aquatics. Eleven camp choices include Horse Camp, Culinary Camp, Wacky Water, Extreme Camp, Explorer Camp and more.
Cost: $335 to $395, overnight camps; $275, family camp; $80, sleepover; $20, “One Day Adventure” day camp
Camp location: Camp Wesley, 653 Township Road 37 E., Bellefontaine
For more information: Ashlee Phillips,, 937-404-8004,

West Ohio Camps: Camp Widewater
Ages served: 6-17, plus some adult camps
Dates/times: 6/3-7/21; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Themed camp sessions include Maumee River Trip, Explorer Camp, Adventure Camp, On the Farm and more. A Grand Adventure includes grandparents and grandchildren.
Cost: $185-$395, overnight camps; $80, sleepover; $20, “One Day Adventure” day camp
Camp location: Camp Widewater, 4050 Old U.S. Route 24, Liberty Center
For more information: Rachael Palmer,, 419-533-5900,


Camp Kesem at Ohio State University: Camp Kesem at Ohio State University
Ages served: 6-18
Dates/times: 6/29-7/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond a parent's cancer diagnosis. Camp Kesem offers programs nationwide to support these students, including through Ohio State University.
Cost: Free for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer
Camp location: YMCA Camp Kern, 5291 State Route 350, Oregonia
For more information: Molly Davies,, 614-949-6175,

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Camp Hamwi
Ages served: 7-17
Dates/times: 7/21-7/27, 7/28-8/3; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Hamwi residential camp provides opportunities for self-discovery and creativity. Campers discover appreciation for individual differences and positive feelings of group accomplishments.
Cost: $200; scholarships available
Camp location: Camp Mohaven, 18744 Turkey Ridge Road, Danville
For more information: Anthony Myer,, 614-437-2914,

Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Day Camps
Ages served: 3-12
Dates/times: 6/17-6/19, 6/20-6/22; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Kids Camp encourages children to explore their potential, try different activities, build friendships and learn about diabetes. Stepping Stones includes an overnight campout on Friday.
Cost: $100; scholarships available
Camp location: Hoover YMCA Park, 1570 Rohr Road, Columbus
For more information: Anthony Myer,, 614-437-2914,

Flying Horse Farms: Flying Horse Farms
Ages served: 7-19
Dates/times: 6/16-11/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Flying Horse Farms provides transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Cost: Free to eligible campers
Camp location: Flying Horse Farms, 5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead
For more information: Olivia Miller, 419-751-7077,

Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning: Camp Nuhop
Ages served: 6-18
Dates/times: 6/9-7/26; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Camp Nuhop is a weeklong summer camp and respite program for children diagnosed with (but not limited to) attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, various mood disorders and other learning differences.
Cost: $850 to $1,000
Camp location: Camp Nuhop, 1077 Township Road 2916, Perrysville
For more information: Katelyn Seroka,, 419-938-7151,

Recreation Unlimited: Summer Residential Camp
Ages served: 8-80
Dates/times: 6/17-8/2; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Recreation Unlimited's mission is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes and behaviors.
Cost: $860 per week, plus a $35 (online) or $45 (paper) registration fee
Camp location: Recreation Unlimited, 7700 Piper Road, Ashley
For more information: Chris Link,, 740-548-7006,


Wright Camps Ltd.: Otterbein Volleyball Camps
Ages served: 10-16
Dates/times: 7/8-7/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This is an overnight and commuter camp for youth volleyball players. Basic and advanced concepts are taught.
Cost: $300 residential, $250 commuter
Camp location: Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville
For more information: Monica Wright,, 614-823-3534,


Be Wise Camp: Be Wise Camp
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 6/9-6/14; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Be Wise Camp is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in STEM among middle school girls entering grades 7-8. The camp is designed to provide real-life, hands-on experiences, with problem solving and thinking skills as the primary focus.
Cost: $550; scholarships available
Camp location: Kenyon College, 209 Chase Ave., Gambier
For more information: Becky Bringardner,, 614-327-6224,

College of Wooster: B-WISER Camp
Ages served: 12-14
Dates/times: 6/7-6/12; full day (6+ hours)
Description: This camp for rising eighth-grade girls utilizes state-of-the-art labs and programming to engage students in science, research and career exploration. Delve into experiments to learn chemistry, physics, Lego engineering, geology, biology and model-robotics.
Cost: $495; scholarships available
Camp location: College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster
For more information: Mary Kilpatrick,, 330-263-2101,

iD Tech: iD Tech
Ages served: 7-19
Dates/times: 6/3-7/19; full day (6+ hours)
Description: iD Tech offers summer programs at 150 campuses across the country. Students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics and design. More than 400,000 students have gone through our programs since 1999.
Cost: Starts at $849, varies by location and program
Camp location: Ohio State University, 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus
For more information: 888-709-8324,

Ohio Supercomputer Center: Young Women's Summer Institute
Ages served: 11-14
Dates/times: 7/14-7/20; full day (6+ hours)
Description: YWSI is a weeklong program sponsored by the Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle school girls. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences.
Cost: $750
Camp location: Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus
For more information: 614-292-9248


Falcon Camp: Falcon Camp
Ages served: 6-16
Dates/times: 6/16-8/10; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Falcon Camp offers a lakefront setting with horseback riding, sailing, mountain bikes, canoes, drama, video arts, riflery, archery and more. Sessions run from one to eight weeks.
Cost: Varies with length of stay
Camp location: Falcon Camp, 4251 Delta Road SW, Carrollton
For more information: Dave Devey,, 800-837-2267,