It’s hard to believe, but NOW is the time to start the planning process and register for Columbus summer camps, so to help in your planning, we’ve partnered with a ton of wonderful businesses that are highlighted in this guide. Columbus offers a wide range of enriching experiences for our children, perfect for a range of ages and interest levels. We are so excited to share this valuable resource with you. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to ensure you see all of the camp offerings!
After a winter like this one, we’re definitely ready for summer! How about you?
In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, we hear the phrase, “Kids need some time to just be kids”…..and we agree! The All-Sport camps will give kids exposure to a variety of sports and activities with enough structure to keep them organized, but enough freedom for them to be creative and have some fun like “when we were kids!” BJES offers a professional and safe environment where a parent can be confident that their son or daughter will be monitored from check in to check out each day, and that they will be around positive people in a respectful atmosphere.
Sports Activities Include: Wiffleball, Kickball, Dodgeball, Touch Football
Play Activities Include: Arts & Crafts, Capture the Flag, Scatter Dodge, Water Balloon Toss, Sharks & Minnows
Camp Days/Times: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Week 1 June 4-8
Week 2 June 11-15
Week 3 June 18-22
Week 4 June 25-29
Week 5 July 2-July 6 *No Camp on July 4th
Week 6 July 9-13
Week 7 July 16-20
Week 8 July 23-27
Week 9 July 30-Aug 3
Week 10 Aug 6-10
Week 11 Aug 13 – Aug 17
Combining physical activity, gymnastics, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the heat of summer by staying cool at The Little Gym. Our fantastic camps are also available during some school breaks! Ages 3-9 for our Quest Camps and 6-12 for our Skill Thrill Camps.
Dates and Times:
June 2nd-August 11th – Summer classes and Camps
Quest Camps for 3-9 year-olds every Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:15pm-4:15pm
Skill Thrill Camps for 6-12 year-olds every Wednesday from 2:15pm-4:15pm
Transform your child’s love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure this summer. Our Coding Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. Camp offerings will include options of: Minecraft Create, Beginning Java Script, Game Builders Club or an amazing Drone Camp. No matter which you choose, it will make for an unforgettable summer experience! We also offer a great drop in program, so your child’s new (or old) found love of coding won’t have to stop when camp ends. Ask us about early drop-off or late pick-up to accommodate your work schedule.
Camp dates vary, please check website for more information. Times are 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 (half day) and 9:00 – 4:00 (full day).
The Wellington Summer Program offers half-day and full-day camps in 10 weekly sessions in Academics Athletics, Early Childhood, Performance and Fine Arts and STEM. Camps are designed for children in Prekindergarten (must be age 4) through grade 12, regardless of school affiliation. The program provides children the opportunity to discover new talents, learn essential skills, tackle new obstacles, and build lasting friendships. This summer we have over 130 exciting camps on the schedule, from creative arts to outdoor adventures, from athletic skill development to academic enrichment, and more. This summer will feature returning favorites such as Horseback Riding, MinecraftEDU, Camp COSI, and Cooking Around the World. We will also introduce several new programs such as Columbus Zoo: Backyard Wildlife, Martial Arts, Contemporary Dance, Learn to Sail, Amazing Acting and so much more! Register for programs according to the grade your child will enter in the fall of 2018. Extended Day care is available before and after programs daily.
June 4 – August 10
Morning programs: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch: 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon programs: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Full day programs: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Extended Care Hours:
Morning: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Camp Chiller is the coolest camp in town! Designed for skaters of all levels from beginners to advanced. Camp Chiller has the feel of a summer camp with not only off ice activities including crafts, games and science experiments all geared toward ice but they will also experience camp on the ice with counselors that are certified through either US figure skating or USA hockey. Campers will work on skating skills and have other free time on ice activities including broomball, hockey skills and getting to see behind the scenes of how the ice is made and a close up look at a zamboni.
Our camp hours are 9:30-2:30pm on Monday – Friday and offered at our various rinks throughout the summer. Please check our website for exact location dates.
(Our Easton location will also offer a full-day option registered through Columbus Academy’s Summer Experience for grades K-5 and also grades 6-9. Those camps will run 9:00-4:00pm and campers will be transported to Easton Chiller via Columbus Academy buses)
Creative Summer Workshops are weeklong hands-on courses at CCAD for students in grades 1-12 and are opportunities for students interested in art to develop their skills in a creative and mentoring environment. Serving as a base for students looking to go into art and design, classes for students in grades 10-12 allow students to explore animation photography, digital portfolios, fashion design, and more. New course offerings include Guerilla Film Tactics, Maker’s Class, and Intro to Special Effects Makeup.
Registration opens March 1
Registration closes May 28
Morning workshops 9-12
Afternoon workshops 1:30-4:30
Session 1: June 4-8
Session 2: June 11-15
Session 3: June25-29
Session 4: July 9-13
Session 5: July 16-20
Session 6: June 4-15
Session 7: July 9-20
Lunchtime childcare is available from 12-1:30 p.m. for children who attend 2 workshops for $50. Please pack a lunch and bring a drink.
Do you have a youngster at home between the ages of 5 and 12? Do you want them to do more than sleep in and play video games all summer? What if you could find something that was healthy for them (which makes you happy) and wildly fun (which makes them happy)…? Well, look no further! The Premier Kids Summer Camps offers exactly that. We keep kids active and entertained through games, crafts, swimming and exciting guests. We have a variety of themes, so your little one will be sure to discover something exciting! Come in for a tour and to get a brochure!
Dates: June 11th-August 10th (no camp July 2-6)
Times: 9:00am-4:00pm (before and after care available)
New Albany Ballet Company offers several different themed camps for children as young as two years old. Our camps this year will transform your child into the land of Cinderella, American Girl Doll, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, All that Tap and Jazz, and for our youngest campers we offer a Pinkalicious Camp and a My Very first Ballerina Camp. Girls and Boys ages two to seven will love coming each morning to not only learn dance but create their own costumes, learn about the theme and have fun with children their own age in a nurturing and fun environment. No other dance school offers such a creative and exciting package of camps! Register early camps do fill quickly!
Camp Dates and Times:
My Very First Ballerina Camp (2yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-10:30am, May 21-24, June 11-14, July 30-Aug 2
Pinkalicious Camp (2.5-3yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-11:00am, June 4-7, August 6-9
Cinderella Ballet Camp (3-5yo): Mon-Thur 10:30-12:00pm, May 21-24, June 11-14, July 30-Aug 2
Disney’s Frozen Camp (3-5yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30am, July 30-Aug 2
American Girl Ballet Camp (4-6yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30am, June 18-21, July 16-19
Moana Camp (3-5yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30am, July 9-12
Beauty and the Beast Camp (4-6yo): Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30am, July 23-26
All that Jazz and Tap Camp (6-8yo): Mon-Thur 10:00-12:00am, June 25-28
Hip Hop/Cheer Camp (6-9yo): Mon-Thur 10:00-12:00am, July 30-Aug 2
Create a mini-show in just one week at any of our 2018 summer theatre camps! From film to super villains and musical heroes, we’ve got something for everyone. CATCO is Kids summer theater 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.,” “Dr. Who: Hearoes and Monsters,” “Rotten to the Core,” and our summer show “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.” 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 4-July 20; summer show camp July 23-August 19
Times: vary, but generally 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
In CampVentures , children do so much more than play – our campers create, explore, construct, design, investigate and invent. We invite you and your child to discover a summer full of adventure at Kiddie Academy! We will be going on numerous field trips every week to incorporate learning outside the classroom! Register by March 1st for a discounted rate!
Dates: June 4 – August 10
The Elevate Basketball Academy Summer Camps are a great way to Elevate your game in a fun and competitive setting. We are offering 7 exciting weeks of basketball camp in 2018. Emphasis will be put on fundamentals, sportsmanship and work ethic. Our Elevate Coaching Staff will teach campers of all levels the game and focus on ball handling, shooting form, footwork, 1 vs. 1 moves, moving without the basketball, rebounding and defense. There will be daily shooting contests, scrimmages, games and campers will put their skills to use by playing live 1 vs. 1, 3 vs. 3, and 5 vs. 5. There will be daily contests and giveaways along with fun daily themes for the campers. Join us this summer and take your game to the next level! Campers will receive lunch/drink each day. If your child has dietary restrictions, please pack a lunch. All campers will receive a camp T-Shirt.
June 4th-7th – grades 3rd-8th
June 11th-14th – grades K-5th
June 18th-21st – grades 3rd-8th
July 9th-12th – grades 3rd-8th
July 16th-19th – grades K-5th
July 23rd-26th – grades 3rd-8th
August 6th-9th – grades 3rd-8th
Turn your child’s interest in math and technology into a true passion. Our camps are designed to excite and inspire!
Week-long half-day and full-day camps for kids from 5 to 13 years old. Camps include LEGO engineering, LEGO robotics, Chess, 3D Printing, Coding, Video Game Design, Brain Games, Minecraft, and Entrepreneurship.
Camps feature highly qualified teachers, small camp sizes (10 students or less), flexible scheduling, extended care options, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Your child will LOVE our camps!
Join in on the fun and the learning this summer at Math Plus Academy.
Camps run all summer long.
Our Summer Explorations Program is based on fun themes, outdoor play, and creative experiences in the classroom. It is a place for children to make new friends, practice a variety of Essential Skills, gain new knowledge, and have fun doing it! Special activities and guest speakers expand the learning beyond the walls. Your child’s day will be filled with exploration that is structured to stimulate both creative and critical thinking skills. We will provide recreational and planned activities focused on weekly themes that build self-esteem, friendships and lasting memories. The Summer Camp Program is for children in Preschool, Pre-K, and School-Age classes.
Dublin location: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Gahanna location: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Hilliard location: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Powell location: Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm
Nature is the touchstone for the Franklin Park Conservatory’s summer camp programs. From cultivating and harvesting a garden to creating a culinary masterpiece, summer camp at the Conservatory is anything but expected. Campers revel in a experience filled with exciting activities while connecting with nature and making new friends. Campers will be some of the first kids to play and interact in the new Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. Features include a stream, wetland area, canopy walk, nature art studio and more. Additionally, exhibitions including Blooms & Butterflies and Topiaries at the Conservatory will be part of the fun!
Offering 24 summer day camps for ages 5 through 13. Highlights include: Storybooks Alive, Global Chefs, Summer Scientists and Art Adventures.
In partnership with Columbus Children’s Theatre we offer a series of summer day camps, Arts Academy, that explores performing arts. Theatre Camp is a great experience in musical theatre for young performers of all levels. In Camp ROCK students learn from some of Columbus’ finest musicians how to play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, or even how to sing like a superstar! Students will work together as actors, directors, camera operators, editors and scriptwriters to put together commercials, music videos and more in our Making Movies Camp. Each camp is a week long and the last day of camp is a showcase of students’ creativity from the week.
All camps are held 9am-4pm M-Th 9am-1pm F the cost is $275 for Residents of Upper Arlington & $325 for Non-Residents
Musical Theatre Day Camp Ages 11-13 June 11-15
Camp ROCK! Ages 13-17 July 9-13
Making Movies Camp Ages 11-13 June 18-22 and/or July 23-27
Columbus Academy Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer week-long day camp programs in academics, arts & sciences, and athletics. We have programs for babies through golden agers and everyone in between. Come explore our beautiful 231-acre campus and join us for a summer full of fun and learning rolled into one!
We have 10 weekly sessions to choose from beginning June 4 through August 10, 2018. We have varying time options including full day from 9-4pm, half day plus from 9-1:30pm, and half day from 9-11:30am as well as Before & After Care and Family Division classes at convenient times for all.
If you have a high school student in grades 10-12 considering a future in art and design, CCAD College Preview will make their decision clear — and earn them three college credits. They’ll be able to experience any of our fine arts programs as they participate in classes, workshops, and activities all taught by our talented faculty and staff. In and out of the classroom, they’ll have opportunities to meet and collaborate with other emerging artists and designers from all across the country. They’ll live in one of our residence halls, experience campus and the Columbus community — just like a full-time Columbus College of Art & Design student.
The 2018 program runs July 8-28
If your child loves video games and technology, Game-U is the place to be. Our camps are taught and developed by experienced videogame professionals who have worked for companies like Microsoft, EA, Activision, and more. What better way to encourage a budding coder or animator than to learn from the pros? Our wide range of camp offerings allow students from ages 6 to 17 to experience the Game-U difference. Your child can learn Video Game Design, Animation, Robotics, Coding, Virtual & Augmented Reality, YouTube & Twitch Production or Minecraft Modding. We offer week long full or half day camps to fit your scheduling needs. Don’t forget to ask about our great drop-in and after care programs to accommodate your busy schedule and keep the learning going.
Camps run weekdays 9 AM to 4 PM all summer long starting June 4 and ending the week of July 30. Offerings vary by week, so please check our website for more information.
Your child has 7 seconds to make a great first impression! Camp CEO is an award winning modern etiquette camp for youth in grades 4-8 and teens in grades 9-12 that gives your child the confidence to succeed at home, school and into the workplace. Come join us for learning and adventure with fields trips to Golf Depot for golf instruction and etiquette, Brio’s Tuscan Grille for a delicious four-course lunch for fine dining etiquette, polish first impressions, confident conversation, impeccable introductions, thank you card formula, interview skills, navigating social media, and so much more! Tuition: $299 inclusive.
Sibling Discounts Available and Early Bird Pricing until April 15, 2018.
Dublin: July 23-27, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p,m,. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
New Albany: July 30-August 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
If digging for fossils, taking care of baby animals, or making jewelry from gems that you mine in a running water sluice sounds like a good time, check out one of these eight adventurous summer camp themes at The Olentangy Indian Caverns. We’d love to have you join us for full-day ($225/week), half-day ($150/week), and NEW! $45 single-day camps. Single-day camps are offered Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. All camps are open to children ages 5 – 12.
June 4 – 8 (half-day): Art in Nature
June 11 – 15 (full-day): Land Before Time
June 18 – 22 (full-day): Go Green
June 25 – 29 (half-day): Outdoor Explorers
July 2 – 6 (full-day): Rockin’ Geology
July 9 – 13 (half-day): Buggin’ Out
July 16 – 20 (full-day): Barnyard Palooza
July 23 – 27 (half-day): Birds of a Feather
LEGO BattleBots, mock ‘SHARK TANK’ robotics invention challenge, and rapid prototyping using 3D Printing, LEGO Robots, and cardboard prototyping.
Our World Champion robotics mentors and licensed teachers empower kids to become engineers, programmers, inventors and entrepreneurs. We build students’ confidence by coaching them through hands-on building and programming challenges. Every student succeeds and wins a trophy/medal at our award ceremony according to specific accomplishments and interests.
For Ages 5-9 (Junior Camp) and 9-15 (Senior Camp).
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March 10-11: Dublin, OH
April 14-15: Westerville, OH
June 5-6: Marysville, OH
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[9:30a – 12:30p (Morning-Only), 1:30p – 4:30p (Afternoon-Only). 9:30a – 4:30p (Full Day), or 9:00a – 5:00p (Extended Care)]
June 11-15: Gahanna / New Albany, OH
June 18-22: Dublin, OH
June 25-29: Pickerington, OH
July 9-13: Grove City, OH
July 23-27: Westerville, OH
:::: 1-Day LEGO Robot BattleBot Workshops ::::
March 12: Homeschool Workshop in Dublin, OH
Join us this summer for one, or many, of our numerous S.T.E.M. camps designed to supplement and enrich your child’s existing education! At Engineering for Kids, our programs help children improve critical thinking and problem solving skills, inspire creativity and foster independent “out of the box” thinking. Each program is designed to offer an exciting, HANDS-ON experience that encourages collaboration and teamwork among classmates.
Engineering For Kids Summer Camps will be offered in several Central Ohio locations in 2018. Full day and half day camp options available for students ages 4 to 12.
Kids will explore, imagine, and create at our NINE different camps this summer. Sign up for our Doll & Me, Science, Treasure Hunter, Fairy Tales and Forest Trails, Space Exploration, Time Traveler, Animal & Nature, Treats & Sweets, OR Superhero and Super Villain Camps. Camps are recommended for ages 4+, snacks will be provided, and parents may drop off!
Doll & Me Camp
June 4th-8th 2018
Treasure Hunters Camp
Fairy Tales and Forest Trails Camp
Space Exploration Camp
July 23rd – 27th
Treats and Sweets Camp
July 30th-August 4th
Superhero and Supervillain Camp
August 6th-August 10th
Give your camper an unforgettable summer in the outdoors at one of Metro Parks’ summer camps! These camps are for children grades PreK-9 and allow campers to get dirty and have fun each week as they participate in activities like fishing, hiking and nature exploration. Our 2018 themes include Outdoor Explorers Club, Animal Athletes, Who’s the Foulest of Them All and Wee Wanderers. Camp hours vary and select weeks offer before and after care. Registration begins on March 1, 2018 at 8:00am and spots fill up quickly so be sure to visit our website for a full list of camp offerings at each park.
Camp offerings vary per park. For a full listing, please visit our website.
We offer a wide variety of art based camps for children of all ages. We specialize in creating unique experiences for kids through creativity and multi media art projects. We include many painting projects as well as other craft projects in all our camps. Our camps vary from 1 day to 1 week at our location in Hilliard.
June 4-8th 9-4:30 Giving Through Art! This week long unique camp is for Ages 8+. Campers will make a variety of art to give to the community.
June 11 & 12 9-4:30 Crazy Dayz! This two day camp is for ages 8+. Colors, crazy hats and create new animals, create, create, create!
June 20th 9-4:30 A few of your favorite things! This one day camp is for teens ages 13+. Painting, mini sculptures, paint pouring and water colors.
June 25-29th 9-4:30 Colors in your city/ Recycled Art! This week long camp is for ages 8+. Each camper will choose a city and explore art from that city.
July 9-13th 9-12pm Foods, flowers and fun! This week-long camp is for Ages 8+. Painting and crafting about Food, Flowers and Fun.
July 18th 9-5pm Art around the World! This one day art camp is for ages 10+. Campers will explore art all around the world.
July 26 & 27th 9-4:30pm Colors II & Giving forward! This two day are camp is for ages 9 +. This unique camp will be about colors, colors, colors as well as giving forward to the community, Kids will make projects for people in the community as well as themselves.
July 30- August 3rd 9-4:30pm Science Fiction Cartoons and Buckeyes! This week-long camp is for ages 8+. A week full of painting, sculptures, water colors and crafting all your favorite characters!
August 9 & 10th 9-5pm Art in Nature! This two day camp is for ages 8+. Campers will explore all the art in nature and make many crafts with things from nature as well as painting about nature.
Summer is the time when the pressure from school stops. There is no homework, no quizzes, and no tests. It is a time when a student’s mind can relax and focus.
The Mathnasium Summer Math Program is a great way to give your student fun activities to do during the summer while also meeting their educational needs.
Our individualized, ﬂexible programs can be tailored to meet your child’s speciﬁc goals.
Our step by step process ensure sure math success for your kids.
1. Goal Setting: Define your student’s math goal for summer.
2. Customized Mathnasium “Summer Workouts”: Enroll using the many choices we offer (OR) customize your own summer program.
3. We diagnose like doctors: We use our unique assessment process to determine (with great accuracy) precisely what each child knows and what they need to learn to meet their summer goals.
4. The right instruction makes all the difference: specially trained math instructors will teach in an individual setting.
5. We continually check progress along the way: At the end of the summer, We measure the progress making sure kids truly understand and retain the concepts we’ve taught and report the progress to you. Kids will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, problem-solving, number sense and computation.
Summer Programs features highly qualified instructors, custom learning plans, individualized curriculum, flexible drop-ins, activity center with chess, Legos, and Math Games.
Best investment you could make for your child that may change their life forever.
Blossom empowers girls to explore science and technology. At our day camps, girls can learn computer programming, make video games, engineer robots, learn biology and so much more. Give her an experience with STEM that will grow her confidence and unleash her power to create with technology!
Days and Times: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
July 9 – 13
July 16 – 20
July 23 – 27
July 30 – Aug. 3
Are you a high school student who will graduate in 2019, 2020 or 2021, and has a passion for learning and trying new things? Attend ODU’s Summer Scholars Program from July 23-27 and get a taste of college life! This five-day program consists of four daily classes, which includes in-class discussions and hands-on activities. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a course track that matches your interests.
Dates: July 23-27, 2018
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm