Day Camps: Traditional

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Dates/times: Starts 6/13; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: The CA Summer Program offers flexible summer fun at an affordable cost. Every week has a special theme, a field trip, library and Whetstone Park visits, as well as pool days at a local swim club.

Cost: Full days (Monday-Friday) are $40 for first child, $34 each additional child; Half days (Mondays and Fridays) $26 for first child, $21 each additional child

Camp location: 3916 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214

For more information: Jim Humbert, jhumbert@clintonvilleacademy.org, 614-267-4799, clintonvilleacademy.org

Ages Served: 5 years-12 years

Dates/Times: 5/25-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Our summer campers have the opportunity to embark on new adventures and have fun. Our program and dedicated staff create an environment that forges lifelong friendships among our campers.

Cost: Please call for pricing.

Camp Location: multiple locations

For more information: 877-959-3739, enchantedcare.com/camp

Ages Served: 5 years-17 years

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

Description: This will be the beginning of their outdoor experience. Girls will discover nature, learn flag ceremonies, cook outdoors, make crafts and go creeking. We want girls to have a positive camp experience as they become more comfortable being outside. There are 26 day camps throughout the 30-county council.

Cost: Ranges from $40-$95

Camp Location: Various

For more information: Julee Klima, jklima@gsoh.org, 614-487-8101, gsoh.org/camps/day-camp

Ages Served: 2 years-12 years

Dates/Times: 5/16-8/31; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Each two week theme contains a variety of activities including Creative Arts, Creative Dramatics/Music/Movement, Language Arts, Math, Science and Character Education.

Cost: Weekly tuition is $95 to $253. There is a one-time registration fee and camp fee. Family and/or discounts are available.

Camp Location: Kiddie Academy, 7166 Gooding Blvd, Delaware 43015

For more information: Terrah Rice, kiddieacademy.lewiscenter@gmail.com, 740-548-2022, kiddieacademy.com/lewiscenter

Ages served: 6 weeks-12

Dates/times: 6/7-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: School-agers participate in a variety of activities, with weekly themes including performing arts, science, sports, wilderness explorer, culinary arts and spy camp. Teachers provide daily lessons in math, science and literacy through special educational activities. Programs for younger children also are available.

Cost: Varies; call for details

Camp location: Eight locations including Powell, Dublin, Westerville, Hilliard, Pickerington, Blacklick and Columbus

For more information: 877-704-6313, lapetite.com

Ages Served: 5-12

Dates/Times: 6/6-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: A variety of themed camps, including arts and crafts, cooking, nature studies and recreational sports for ages 5 to 12

Cost: Varies based on camp themes

Camp Location: Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road, Columbus 43235

For more information: Erika Pettijohn, epettijohn@premieratsawmill.com, 614-336-2582

Ages Served: 5 (kindergarten graduate)-10

Dates/Times: 5/31-8/11; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Our Schoolage Summer Camp focuses on keeping kids active and engaged through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as field trips every week.

Cost: $45 per day plus an activity fee to cover field trips, visitors, special lunches and a camp tee-shirt.

Camp Location: SRCC Schoolage Summer Camp, 8615 Smoky Row Rd., Powell 43065

For more information: Lisa Perruzzi, smokyrowcc@sbcglobal.net, 614-766-2122, smokyrowchildrenscenter.com

Ages Served: 6-14

Dates/Times: 6/6-8/19; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Make life an adventure! Each week is themed and can include activities like go karts, dodgeball, crafts, mini golf, PE games, sports and more. Adventure camps are offered weekdays, full or half days, or single days. Kids won't get bored!

Cost: Full Day (9a-4p): $325/wk or $99/day; Half Day (Mrn: 9a-1p; Aftrn: 12p-4p): $200/wk; Single Day (9a-4p): $99/day

Camp Location: SportsOhio, 6314 Cosgray Rd., Dublin 43016

For more information: Ryan Hicks, rhicks@sportsohio.org, 614-791-7849, sportsohio.org

Ages Served: 4-16

Dates/Times: 6/6-8/26; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Stars Indoor Sports Summer Fun Camp offers games, bounce houses, sports opportunities and more. Weekly themes and field trips are offered and are included in the price. Breakfast, lunch and snack are included.

Cost: $150 per week, $35 per day or $20 per half day

Camp Location: Stars Indoor Sports, 6124 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229

For more information: Beth Bennett, youthprograms@starsindoorsports.com, 614-989-3003, starsindoorsports.com

Ages Served: Grade 7-Grade 9

Dates/Times: 5/31-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: YMCA Teen Extreme is not your ordinary day camp...its exciting activities including field trips, weekly themes and special activities designed especially with teens in mind. Locations include the Hilliard, Garver, North and Liberty Twp/Powell Y's.

Cost: Member: $145/week, Youth Member: $165/week, Non-Member: $185/week. Financial Assistance Available. Title XX and TANF accepted.

Camp Location: multiple locations

For more information: Brad McCain, bmccain@ymcacolumbus.org, 614-224-1142, ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp/camp/teenxtreme-and-teen-programs

Ages Served: 6-13

Dates/Times: 5/31-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: YWCA Kids Place offers high quality summer programs with weekly schedules that are packed with swimming, fieldtrips, guest speakers and special events. Age appropriate activities are led by experienced, enthusiastic staff in a licensed program.

Cost: $190 per week per child

Camp Location: YWCA Summer Kids Place-Gahanna, 6540 Havens-Corners Road, Blacklick 43004

For more information: Jenn Hannah, jhannah@ywcacolumbus.org, 614-224-9121 ext 1294, ywcacolumbus.org

Ages Served: 6-13

Dates/Times: 5/31-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: YWCA Kids Place offers high quality summer programs with weekly schedules that are packed with swimming, fieldtrips, guest speakers and special events. Age appropriate activities are led by experienced, enthusiastic staff in a licensed program.

Cost: $190 per child per week

Camp Location: YWCA Summer Kids Place-Westerville, 799 E. Walnut Street, Westerville 43081

For more information: Jenn Hannah, jhannah@ywcacolumbus.org, 614-224-9121 ext 1294, ywcacolumbus.org