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2017 Columbus Summer Camp Guide


It’s hard to believe, but NOW is the time to start the planning process and register for Columbus summer camps. We’ve partnered with many wonderful businesses that are highlighted in this guide. There are a wide range of enriching experiences for children of all ages and interest levels. We are so excited to share this valuable resource with you. 

We’re ready for you summer! How about you?

Where else can your child go off to camp and come home with gained culinary skills, new friendships, original YCA recipes, and memories to utilize and last a lifetime? You got it, only at Young Chefs Academy!

YCA camps are offered for every age from our youngest Kindercooks (ages 4-6) to our seasoned Senior Chefs (ages 11-15). Each camp offers hands-on cooking for every level of experience. Join us for one of our fun themes like YCA Gets Chopped, Cupcake Insanity, Farm to Table and many more.

All of our cooking camps focus on fresh ingredients with recipes made from scratch when possible. We introduce kids to healthier options through baking vs frying and using limited amounts of processed foods. We also integrate leaner meats, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. 

A dash of this, a dollop of that and a heap of fun!

2 & 3 day Mini Camps offered June – August. Visit our website for dates and times and to register online. Take an extra $10.00 off any camp!  Promo Code:  COOLMOM

425 Beecher Road

Gahanna Ohio 43230


Each week, campers will engage in lessons related to our Mad Summer Science theme packed with exciting activities, crafts, games, sports, field trips, and so much more! Mad Summer Science Camp is all-inclusive with no hidden fees! We also offer flexible scheduling so you only pay for the weeks your child attends!

360 Polaris Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082



The Little Gym

Summer Camp

Camps at The Little Gym come in all shapes and sizes! Super Quest camps and Grade School Skill Thrill camps offer your adventurer something unique for 3 hours at the gym. During our Super Quest camp, your 3-8 year old child will enjoy exciting, interactive quests with their friends. Skill Thrill camp provides the opportunity for your 6-12 year old to take their gymnastics skills to the next level.

8645 Sancus Blvd
Columbus , OH 43240


CATCO is Kids

Create a mini-show in just one week at any of our 2017 summer theatre camps! From film to Star Wars, we’ve got something for everyone. CATCO is Kids summer theatre camps cover ages 4-18. Offering more than 20 different camps that run from June to August, we give kids the opportunity to explore their creative side. Highlights include: “Stomp Jr.,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Rotten to the Core,” and our summer show “Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” In our two-week “Audition Showcase”, geared for 12-18 year olds, campers gain the skills needed to become well-rounded performers, including individual monologue and vocal coaching. Discount pricing available for multi-week camp enrollments.

Dates: one week camps from June 12-August 4; summer show camp July 24-August 27
Times: vary, but generally 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

549 Franklin Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215


Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club

Summer Camp

Looking for something fun – and healthy – for your youngster between the ages of 5-12 to explore over the summer? Premier Kids Summer Camps are designed just for that! We keep kids active and entertained through gym games, crafts, swimming and special guests. We offer a different theme each week such as Oodles of Art, Fitness and Nutrition and The Great Outdoors among others, so your young one will be sure to discover something exciting! Registration for members and non-members begins on March 1, 2017!

Dates: June 5 – August 11, 2017
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with the option to add before care starting at 8:00am and after care until 6:00pm)

3111 Hayden Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235


Marmon Valley Ministries

Marmon Valley Ministries is a Christ-centered horse camp for boys and girls ages 7-17. We specialize in residential half-week and week-long camps for horse crazy kids of all experience levels. In addition to daily riding time, campers have the opportunity to try adventurous activities like archery, vaulting, and rock climbing

Dates: Original Horse Camp

Sunday, June 11 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, July 2 – Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 5, 2017

7754 State Route 292 


Columbus Academy

Summer Experience

Columbus Academy Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer weeklong day camp programs in academics, arts & sciences, and athletics. There are ten weekly sessions to choose from starting June 5th through August 11th, 2017. We have programs for Pre-K through 12th grade including before and after care options, as well as courses for high school credit. Your child can participate in a different camp each week and explore all different themes throughout the summer including skateboarding, coding, fashion design, sailing, ice hockey, languages, drones, musical instruments and so many more! We have flexible scheduling that allows for full day from 9-4 p.m., half plus from 9-1:30pm and half day from 9-11:30 a.m. Before and After Care are offered for families with drop off available as early as 7 a.m. and pick up as late as 6 p.m. Also this year we have opened a new “Family” division so everyone from birth to golden agers can join in on the fun! These classes meet once a week at convenient times for all. Come explore our beautiful 231-acre campus and join us for a summer full of fun and learning rolled into one!

4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, OH 43230


New Albany Ballet

We offer a Beauty and the Beast Camp inspired by the new hit movie, Our ever famous Frozen Ballet Camp, A wonderful Madeline Camp based off of the famous Madeline Books, An Animals on Parade Camp which ends with a special visit from several animals from the Columbus Zoo, A fun Back to School Camp for the non ballet dancers, and two pre ballet camps for 2-3 year olds: our Pinkilicious Camp and Our Flowers and Fairies Camp. Both are wonderful introductions to ballet for the youngest of children. Our camps have been a sold out success for several years and so many dancers continue to take part in them year after year. We also offer summer dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Our summer session runs for eight weeks but parents can choose to participate in four, six, or eight weeks giving them the flexible schedule so needed for the busy summer month. This is a wonderful opportunity for young children to try dance before committing to a full season.

For dates and times please visit our website. All camps and summer lessons are held at our brand new 20,000 square foot state of the art facility located at 5161 Forest Drive in New Albany.

5161 Forest Drive

New Albany, OH


Smoky Row Children's Center

Our camp is designed for Kindergarten graduates up to ten year olds who enjoy making new friends, playing outside and going on field trips. We offer themed weeks of varying activities, swimming, group games and creative art ideas. Our adult camp leaders are qualified teachers with many years of experience. We offer a flexible enrollment program to fit your summer schedule. Call us today for information- registration begins in March.

8615 Smoky Row Road
Powell, Ohio 43065



Easterseals Summer Camp offers a fun recreational experience for children with and without special needs. Our 8-week program is open to children ages 3-14. Campers enjoy fun, recreational, and educational activities including arts and crafts, music, and visits from community partners.

8 weeks, June 12th—August 4th
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.—3 p.m.
Easterseals Central & Southeast Ohio
3830 Trueman Court
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

8 weeks, June 12th—August 4th
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.—3 p.m.
Harmon Elementary
1861 Gantz Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Hilliard & Grove City


The Penmanship Lab

Handwriting camp led by Occupational Therapist focuses on the building blocks for developmental progression of handwriting skills. The FUN-FILLED labs offer developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory activities, games, arts/crafts, and gross/core exercises. The camp is designed to boost confidence and efficiency in written work from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

350 N Cleveland Ave

Westerville, OH 43082


Sky Zone

Summer Camp

SkyCamp at Sky Zone is the summer camp that combines healthy exercise with awesome fun! Activities include: open trampoline jumping, Ultimate Dodgeball, age-appropriate SkyRobics, games, activities & crafts. Daily snack & beverage included. 

Age: 8-12


June 27-30
July 18-21
August 8-11

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 a.m. check in

Cost: $129 + tax, 10% discount for siblings 

Mini SkyCamp

Age: 6-8

June 20-22
July 11-13
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 a.m. check in

Cost: $99 + tax, 10% discount for siblings 

* Sign up by 5/15/17 and receive two BOGO 60 minute passes for Open Jump

459 Orange Point Dr, Suite E
Lewis Center, OH 43035


Goldfish Swim School

Whether you want your child to brush up on elementary swim skills, become the next Olympic contender or simply learn the fundamentals of water safety, Jump Start Clinics are a great option for hectic schedules. Goldfish offers five consecutive days of swim lessons to help your child get ready for the beach, vacation, pool parties and endless swimming fun. You’ll see significant swimming improvement in just five short days!

Here are the details:

What: 30-minute lessons for five consecutive days- Monday through Friday

Why: To brush up on swim skills, technique and water safety

Cost: Fees are paid by week, contact 614-407-3474 for which week is best for you!

Dublin & Westerville


Bookmark Farms

Summer Camp

Summer isn’t summer without summer horse camp! We’ve taught thousands of children early riding and horse safety skills for over 20 years. Our beautiful farm and country setting will delight your child with fresh air and sunshine. As your camper works up close and personal with our friendly horses and ponies, we emphasize safety, responsibility and empathy for animals and others. Campers ride every day in group and private instruction sessions, spend time brushing, grooming and learning about tack and equipment,, and have fun with guided horse-related activities in and around our clean, dry barns.

Bookmark Farms is located just east of Lynd Fruit Farm at 8824 Morse Rd SW near Pataskala (10 mins east of New Albany). We have multiple week-long sessions to choose from starting late May 2017 and running all summer (see complete schedule on website). Camps run Monday-Friday 9 am to 4pm. Sitting services before and after available. Camp is co-ed for children ages 4 -12.

8824 Morse Rd SW

Pataskala, Ohio


iD Tech

We are the world’s #1 summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 6 – 18! At iD Tech, we offer day & overnight summer camps for aspiring programmers, app developers, video game designers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, and more. iD Tech has specific programs for girls, teens, tweens, and young learners. Courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in a fun, energetic and experiential environment. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, our STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional software and are taught in class sizes of just eight students per instructor.

The Ohio State University – June 5 through July 21.

Ohio State University
(Other locations nationwide)


The pARTy Studio

A special opportunity for your petite Picasso to discover and develop their artistic creativity. Each week is a different theme and they will enjoy paintings and crafts. Five day camps $140. Come dressed to paint and have fun!!

June 12-16 – Super Hero’s 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 19-23 – Pirates & Princesses 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 17-21 – Under The Sea 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 24-28 – Around the World 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

679-B High Street

Worthington, Ohio 43085


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