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 variety 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!
Thanks for checking out our Summer Camp Guide. Given the turbulent nature of the current pandemic, we are doing our best to keep the information in this guide up to date. However, we strongly recommend visiting the business websites or calling the business directly to verify camp information.
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.
Our camp sells out quickly every year. Register early so you don’t miss out on our best summer ever!
Week 1 Jun 7th – Jun 11th
Week 2 Jun 14th – Jun 18th
Week 3 Jun 21st – Jun 25th
Week 4 June 28th – July 2nd
Week 5 July 5th – July 9th
Week 6 July 12th – July 16th
Week 7 July 19th – July 23rd
Week 8 July 26th – July 30th
Week 9 Aug 2nd- Aug 6th
Week 10 August 9th – August 13th
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Morning Sessions – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Sessions – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Full Day Sessions – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Integrity Adventures offers weeks of never-ending fun! Every day will be filled with fun new activities improving your child’s athletic abilities through sport. A designated theme is appointed each week that will add some extra excitement. All weeks will include activities exploring the different areas of our gym, including NINJA, trampolines, tumble tracks, foam pits, ropes, gymnastics equipment and, beach/indoor volleyball. We will also enjoy fun games, play ball sports, and have fun team projects and crafts based upon the weekly theme!
Pick & choose the weeks you want your child to attend and between half-day or full-day. Ages 3-11 years.
Half Day – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Full Day – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Week 1 – June 7th- June 11th
Week 2 – June 14th- June 18th
Week 3 – June 21st- June 25th
Week 4 – June 28th- July 2nd
Week 5 – July 12th- July 16th
Week 6 – July 19th- July 23rd
Week 7 – July 26th- July 30th
Week 8 – August 2nd- August 6th
Week 9 – August 9th- August 13th
Three weeks. One transformative experience.
If you’re a high school student in grades 10–12 considering a future in art and design, College Preview at Columbus College of Art & Design will make your decision clear—and earn you three college credits. You’ll select a program and participate in classes, workshops, and activities taught by talented CCAD faculty.
In and out of the classroom, you’ll have opportunities to meet and collaborate with other emerging artists and designers from all across the country. You’ll live in one of our residence halls and experience campus and the Columbus community—just like a full-time student.
July 11–31, 2021
CATCO is Kids Virtual Summer Camps are back! All programs will use Zoom to facilitate live, enriching, and exciting educational experiences for ages 8-12. Each week covers a different theme and will end with a short showcase or presentation of what the students worked on or created throughout the week. This showcase or presentation will be recorded via Zoom and shared with registrants at a later date.
$150 per week ($775 for 7 weeks, $475 for 4 weeks)
Additional virtual workshops available including Saturday Morning Musicals: Super Happy Awesome News! (ages 10-15); Virtual Teen Intensive (ages 13-17); Virtual Play Creation Workshop (ages 10-15); Saturday Afternoon Antics (all ages).
May 31 – July 16, Mondays-Fridays, 1-4pm
Broadway2LA is the Premiere Acting Studio in Columbus, Ohio! We offer a variety of Summer Acting Camps where students will experience what it is like to act in Hollywood & on Broadway [“Broadway2LA” Camp], use their imagination [“Friday Night Live” Improv Camp] and create a film from the ground up [“Project Green Light” Camp]! Each acting camp is designed for all skill levels and ends with the “Broadway2LA Talent Agency Showcase” where kids & teens can perform for family, friends and industry professionals (Talent Agents/ Casting Directors).
1.“Talent Agency/ Casting Director Showcase”- Perform for our industry professionals
2. T-shirts- Customized “Broadway2LA Summer Acting Camp-2021”
3. Craft of Acting- Learn the basics of acting in theater, film, TV, and commercials
4. The Art of Improvisation- Learn the art of improvisation which can be used in theater, film, TV, and commercials
5. Film Making- Learn how to act and direct in your very own movie
4. Instruction- 30 hours of camp instruction
“Broadway2LA” Acting Camp – Cost $225
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old – Teens, 13 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: June 14- June 18
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Friday Night Live” Improv Camp – Cost $225
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old/Teens, 13- 17 years old
Camp Dates: June 28 – July 2
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Project Green Light” Camp – Cost $225
Ages: 12 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 12 – July 16
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
Learn how to play in a real rock band and perform to your family and friends! No experience required. We teach our kids to play guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, and sing from a selection of themes at both locations. Aimed at ages 7 through 18. Camps are Monday-Friday with a pizza party and performance at the end of camp.
There are a selection of camps at both locations (Dublin & Gahanna) throughout the summer, June, July and August. With a selection of themes available, camps are from Monday – Friday, but please check website or call a school for more info.
Put the joy back in learning this summer while ensuring your student is ready for the next school year!
We offer weekly online summer camps for ages 5-15.
We are also offering in-person camps in Powell and New Albany for established groups. If you have 5 students and would like to schedule an in-person camp, please contact us directly at [email protected]
-Fun STEAM courses: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!
-Live, online instruction 1.5-2 hours per day.
-Self-paced, at-home activities provided during break times.
-Inspiring, highly trained teachers.
-Individualized attention: Max of 4 students per teacher.
-Make friends with like-minded peers!
Online: Options available multiple times per day beginning the week of Monday, June 7th.
Powell (9681 Sawmill Rd, Powell, OH 43065): By appointment only. Contact [email protected] if you have a group of 5 or more students.
New Albany (5346 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43230): By appointment only. Contact [email protected] if you have a group of 5 or more students.
We provide quality niche instruction from Game Industry Professionals to help students ages 6-17 learn useful STEAM skills while relating to something they are passionate about. Designed by game industry veterans from LucasArts, Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Activision, Game-U’s summer camp curriculum gives kids a fun, inspiring learning experience! Register for half-day camps or mix and match for a full day of fun! Create your own video game, learn the ins and outs of Twitch streaming, or develop virtual reality experiences! Looking for a more hands-on camp? Give 2D and 3D art, Creative Writing, or Robotics a try! There is a camp for kids of all ages and interests!
Camp Days and Times:
Half-Day: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
This weeklong program is the perfect way for kids grades 3 through 12 to explore their creativity during the summer. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunchtime and after-class childcare is available for students who sign up for both morning and afternoon classes.
Classes in: Animation, Digital Media, Drawing, Fashion Design, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking, and more.
Cost: $195 per week (includes tuition, registration, and all materials)
Registration: Opens March 15, 2021
June 7–11, 2021
June 14–18, 2021
June 21–25, 2021
July 5–9, 2021
July 12–16, 2021
Led by Education Director Beth Josephsen, The Globe School will offer Shakespeare training at every learning level. Facilitated by a variety of expert ATC artist educators, campers will experience multiple aspects of what goes into putting on a show from acting, movement, improv, play creation, costume and scenic design, movie making, and more! All camps are half-day camps ($175 per week or 2 for $300).
All of us at Actors’ Theatre are focused on the health and well-being of our campers and staff, and will take every measure to prioritize compliance with state and CDC health requirements. We want this to be a creative and fun learning experience and are working hard to be able to accomplish that while keeping everyone as safe as possible. We will be following the CDC and local health guidelines for camps to ensure the lowest possible risks.
Camp Dates and Times:
June 7-11, 9am – 12:30pm: Performing Musical Theatre (entering Grades 3-8)
June 14-18, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Acting (entering Grades 1-5)
June 21-25, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Shakespeare (entering Grades 9-12)
July 5-9, 9am – 12:30pm: Intro to Acting Shakespeare (entering Grades 6-8)
July 12-16, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Shakespeare (entering Grades 1-5)
July 19-23, 1:30 – 5pm: Lights, Camera, Action! Movie Making (entering Grades 9-12)
July 26-30, 9am – 12:30pm: New Play Creation (entering Grades 6-8)
August 2-6, 9am – 12:30pm: Acting Fairy Tales (entering Grades 1-5)
August 9-13, 1:30 – 5pm: Behind the Scenes (entering Grades 9-12)
August 16-20, 9am – 12:30pm: Intro to Improv (entering Grades 6-8)
Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare (OLB) is NOW ENROLLING for Summer 2021 and 2021-2022 School Year Programs. OLB’s Summer Program runs June 1 – August 20, 2021 and is for children entering preschool (age 3) through grade 6. Spend summer days on our beautiful campus making friends, splashing during our water fun days, sharpening reading, math and science skills, critical thinking skills are challenged as we reduce, reuse and recycle, but most of all we continue to build our religious faith.
Camp Dates and Times:
June 1 – August 20
7:00am – 6:00pm
Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week options
Non-refundable $100 registration fee per student. One 50% vacation week tuition discount available per student; excludes Infant and Toddler care. Families with three or more children enrolled receive a 50% discount on one child’s summer weekly tuition
Cost is now as follows:
2 days/week = $200
3 days/ week = $220
4 days/week = $240
5 days/week = $260
Day camp at The Little Gym of Polaris gives your kid the summer camp experience without the week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll keep your child busy and challenged at The Little Gym.
– Ages 3-10
– Portion of the camp will be held OUTDOORS right next to the gym!
– Every camp has a new Quest
– Flexible! 3 hour camps! Sign up for one or for all!
Camps offered Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9:30am-12:30pm & Wednesday & Friday afternoon from 12:45pm-3:45pm.
Cheerleading camp for 4-8 year olds offered Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm every week this summer! OUTDOOR!
Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for kids and teens to sharpen STEM skills and bond with new friends, all from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, your child can unlock tech brilliance and create an exciting project.
Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more.
Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, with all of the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can’t find anywhere else.
Now through August
The Columbus Community Youth Camp is a four-day camp for children ages 6-12 to learn the lifelong impact of sports, promoting confidence and personal wellness while teaching life lessons like teamwork, sportsmanship and overcoming adversity.
Campers will learn up to 15 sports activities over the course of the week, with additional lessons about life skills beyond the game. The Community Youth Camp offers a safe and encouraging environment to explore each sport, with sessions divided by age to provide more focused instruction and education.
The camp will be led by Camp Leaders, a group made up of local high schoolers age 15 and older, and Instructors from local organizations, colleges and high schools. Camp Leaders will mentor each camper through their programming while Instructors offer their expertise in each sport or life concept.
Camp sport lessons include: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Rowing, Soccer, Volleyball, Yoga/Stretching, Golf and more.
Location: Lou Berliner Athletic Complex (1300 Deckenbach Rd, Columbus, OH 43223)
Date: June 7-10 (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We offer both Virtual and On-Site camps that run from Monday – Friday.
Our Virtual camp schedule is 9:30am – 2:30pm with lunch from 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Our On-Site camp schedule is 9:00am – 3:00pm with lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
(Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles.) Kids code throughout the week then demo their week’s creations on Friday afternoon.
Smoky Row Children’s Center has a day camp up to five days a week (M-F, MWF, T/Th) for children who have graduated from kindergarten to eight years old. Due to the Coronavirus we are not taking field trips this summer but have planned activities as well as visitors who will meet with us outside. We have a new playground being built this spring, lots of water play, group games and amazing teachers to implement it all. Registration begins mid-March. Please call or email for more information.
Camp Dates and Times:
June 1- August 12, 2021
7 am-6 pm
Offering two camp programs: Adventure Academy & Discovery Day Camp. Adventure Academy (ages 7-14) is a week-long adventure day camp where campers explore new heights on our two climbing walls, high ropes course, a visit our partners ZipZone Adventures, and more! Discovery Day Camp’s (ages 6-12) weekly themes provide unique activities, crafts, and nature education week after week. Visit our website for more details and to register for our camp programs!
Camp Dates and Times
Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-12pm
Week-long camp running from June 7th thru August 13th
Discovery Day Camp
Week-long camp running from June 7th thru August 13th
Looking for something fun and healthy for your children between the ages 5-11 to explore over the summer? Mount Carmel Adventure summer camps are designated just for that! We keep kids active and entertained through gym games, crafts, daily swimming and special guests. We offer a variety of themes, so your children will be sure to discover something exciting! Check it Out!
Please call for reservations or stop by in person.
Dates June 7th — August 13th
With two locations in Dublin and Polaris, Prep Academy Schools offers the best early childhood education programs in the northern Columbus area. With programs for children from the infant stage through 2nd grade, we provide a holistic education that focuses on development in all crucial areas, including intellectual, social, and physical growth. Our staff consists of passionate, professional educators and our beautiful, inspiring campuses are designed for maximum safety. At Prep Academy Schools, we prepare children for the bright future they deserve.
Ages served: 6 weeks – 2nd grade