Day Camps: Educational Enrichment

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Dates/Times: 6/13-7/22; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Literacy program designed to boost early literacy skills and prepare children who are entering kindergarten for the structure of school. Morning literacy focus and afternoon art, music, science, martial arts, dance, math and more. Free lunch/snack.

Cost: Sliding fee scale, maximum $300. Free to eligible children living in 43202 and 43201. Financial assistance is available

Camp Location: Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43202

Contact: Charity Romero Rose, agoodstart.maynard@gmail.com, 614-263-5145.

Ages Served: Kindergarten-eighth grade

Dates/Times: 6/20-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Freedom School provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem and generates positive attitudes toward learning. Focuses on academic enrichment, family, civic engagement and mental health.

Cost: No cost; all children are eligible

Location: Highland Elementary School, 40 S. Highland Ave., Columbus 43223

For more information: Dorothy Lowery, dlowery72@gmail.com, 614-746-2395, hilltopshalomzone.org

Ages Served: Kindergarden-fifth grade

Dates/Times: 6/20 -7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Freedom School provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem and generates positive attitudes towards learning with a focus on academics, family, civic engagement, nutrition and mental health.

Cost: No cost; all children are eligible

Location: Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Hague Ave., Columbus 43223

For more information: Dorothy Lowery, dlowery72@gmail.com, 614-746-2395,hilltopshalomzone.org

Ages Served: Kindergarten-Second Grade and Third Grade-Fifth Grade

Dates/Times: 5/30-5/30; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Do you think it is cold outside? Just wait till we explore liquid nitrogen, now THAT'S COLD. Two sessions offered for different age groups.

Cost: Price ranges from $60 - $65 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center, call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674, cosi.org

Ages Served: 0-18

Dates/Times: 5/28-7/23; Less than 2 hours

Description: Children ages birth through 18 are encouraged to read on their own throughout the summer to win prizes. Stop in to your local branch Library weekly to participate in activities for every age group, including storytimes, crafts and getting active! Includes branches in downtown Delaware, Orange Township, Powell and Ostrander.

Cost: Free

Camp Location: Delaware County District Library, 84 E Winter St, Delaware 43015

For more information: Nicole Fowles, nfowles@delawarelibrary.org, 740-362-3861, delawarelibrary.org

Ages Served: 5-12

Dates/Times: 6/20-7/29; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Come walk the runway this summer at modeling camp. Discover your true self through visual poise and posture. Along with modeling skills, you will develop confidence and manners. June 20-24 and July 25-29 sessions. 5-9 yrs 10-12:00 noon pre-teen 6-8pm W*T*F

Cost: $150 plus $10 registration fee includes snacks and materials

Camp Location: Shawnee Hills Civic Building, 36 West Mohawk Drive, Powell 43065

For more information: Amy Maggard, magfoodstylist@aol.com, 614-766-7600, www.discovermodelinginc.com

Ages Served: 9-11

Dates/Times: 7/18-7/22; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: It's a short journey from the garden to the kitchen, but you'll travel across the globe. Learn about gardening and cooking and prepare foods from different regions of the world.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 9-11

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Pretzels, pizza & pie! Don an apron and dig your hands into mixing, kneading, rolling, baking and filling doughs of all kinds.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 9-11

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Grab a spade, and a spatula. Dig into the world of gardening and learn about growing your own food. Then, head into the kitchen to enjoy cooking and sampling a variety of fresh-picked foods.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 7-8

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Travel the world without leaving the kitchen and gardens! Learn about faraway places and cultures and prepare fresh and healthy international recipes.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 7-8

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: There is nothing better than something fresh baked in the oven. Make favorite baked goods, with a nutritional boost, and add fun flavors with garden produce.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 7-8

Dates/Times: 6/27-7/1; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Let's party! Discover how to make healthy snack foods using fresh produce, from dips and wraps to something sweet to eat. Learn how to throw a party and get ready for July 4th celebrations.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 5-6

Dates/Times: 6/13-6/17; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Have you ever tasted green eggs and ham, or knitted a thneed? Get ready for a storybook adventure with a week exploring the magical world of Dr. Seuss and other favorite children's books.

Cost: $200 members; $210 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 11-13

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Summer is the ultimate time for food and sun. Harvest ingredients for salads and salsa, and learn how to make your own ice cream. Enjoy the last day of camp with an exciting cook-off.

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 11-13

Dates/Times: 6/27-7/1; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Get crazy with food experimentation, mystery ingredients, and surprising food pairings. It will be a week of imagination food creation- with a dash of competition!

Cost: $220 members; $230 non-members

Camp Location: 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information: Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages Served: 3-11

Dates/Times: 6/13-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Mansion Day School's Summer Camp provides students with academics in the morning, while the afternoons are filled with swimming, field trips, and multicultural themes. Summer Camp is daily from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Cost: $150 per week (full day), $90 per week (half day), Sibling discount available

Camp Location: Mansion Day School, 72 Woodland Ave., Columbus 43203

For more information: Christy Edwards, admissions@mansiondayschool.org, 614-258-4449, mansiondayschool.org/summer

Ages served: 6-11

Dates/times: 6/13-8/5; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Use critical thinking skills that require investigation, inquiry, and collaboration to solve math puzzles and games.

Cost: $150

Camp location: MathWizard Powell Learning Center, 10202 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065. Also hosted through Dublin City Schools at Scottish Corners, Glacier Ridge and Eli Pinney elementary schools.

For more information: Amy Daniels, amy@mathwizard.net, 614-389-3839, mathwizard.net

Ages served: 9-13

Dates/times: 6/13-7/16; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Explore fictional genres like realistic fiction, fantasy and mystery through reading and writing exercises and games.

Cost: $150

Camp location: MathWizard Powell Learning Center, 10202 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065

For more information: Amy Daniels, amy@mathwizard.net, 614-389-3839, mathwizard.net

Ages Served:Grades 3-8

Dates/Times:6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description:This year's Camp Architecture will explore "The Architecture of Storytelling." Campers will work individually and in groups to design and build a large theme park model.

Cost:$325

Camp Location:Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, 275 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus 43210

For more information:Sarah Bacha, camp-architecture@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973, columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/

Ages Served: Grades 9-12

Dates/Times: 6/13-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: High School Design Studio focuses on teaching campers the fundamentals of design and sketching in order to set a foundation in the fields of architecture, interior design, industrial design, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning.

Cost: $550 / camper

Camp Location: Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, 275 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus 43210

For more information:Sarah Bacha, camp-architecture@columbuscfad.org, 614-469-1973, columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture/

Ages Served:High school

Dates/Times:7/11-7/29;Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description:The Summer Writing Program prepares you for college by giving you the writing and thinking tools you need. This 3-week course is designed for students graduating from high school in 2016 or 2017, and it is offered live at Cooper or online.

Cost:At Cooper Union: $2,500, Online: $1,400

Camp Location:The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York 10003

For more information:summerwritingprogram@cooper.edu, 212.353.4018, cooper.edu/academics/outreach-and-pre-college/summer-writing

Ages Served: 10-14

Dates/Times: 7/11-7/15 and 7/18-7/22 and 7/25-7/29 sessions; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will explore mathematical concepts as they engage in playing Minecraft. Students will apply algebraic and geometric concepts to analyze their creations, and develop a sense of how mathematical concepts are connected. Students must bring their own laptop.

Cost: $100 per student

Camp Location: The PAST Foundation, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information:Heather Kellert, hkellert@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org

Ages served: 11-14

Dates/times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn design, soldering, electronics and programming while building a robot. Students will receive an arduino board and materials to build their own robot.

Cost: $275

Camp location: The PAST Foundation, 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

For more information:Andy Bruening, abruening@pastfoundation.org, 614-340-1208, pastfoundation.org

Ages Served: 11-14

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Contact for specific times

Description: Learn the basics of what it takes to perform a physical exam and first aid for pets to diagnostic imaging, surgery and disease. Tour a veterinary clinic and shelter and visit the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cost: $175 Works members, $200 nonmembers

Camp Location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org

Ages Served: 7-14

Dates/Times: 6/6-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: At Thurber Summer Writing Camp, rising 2nd through 8th grade students will work with creative writing teachers, artists, and storytellers over five days filled with field trips and fun activities that will inspire every young writer. Camp is one week long; students can only register and attend one week.

Cost: $100 for 2/3 grade 1/2 day camp; $175 for 4-8 grade full day camp; limited number of scholarships available

Camp Location: Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave., Columbus 43215

For more information: Meg Brown, megbrown@thurberhouse.org, 614-464-1032 ext. 16, thurberhouse.org