Summer Camp Guide

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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 with detailed listings. 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!

summer camps

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.

Gym summer camp

8185 Business Way

Plain City, OH 43064

Our fun-filled athletic camps offer a variety of age-appropriate activities throughout our 65,000+ SQFT facilities. Every day is a little different, with new challenges and diverse activities. Our camps are designed to keep children active during the summer months and improve physical and social skills. 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.

Camp Days/Times:

Half Day – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Full Day – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Week 1: June 6th- June 10th
Week 2: June 13th- June 17th
Week 3: June 20th- June 24th
Week 4: June 27th- July 1st
Week 5: July 11th- July 15th
Week 6: July 18th- July 22nd
Week 7: July 25th- July 29th
Week 8: August 1st- August 5th
Week 9: August 8th- August 12th

Basketball Camp

Lewis Center Facility

8612 Owenfield Drive, Powell OH

Dublin Facility

8500 Warner Rd, Plain City OH

Just Hoops Summer Camps are great for players looking to develop skills, have fun, and learn from experienced coaches this summer. These camps are 6 hours of topic-based content over 2 days. Players will enjoy their time on the court as they continue their journey in development.

With a low player-to-coach ratio and the goal of each player getting maximum development, these camps are great for athletes of all abilities. Campers will be matched up with players with similar abilities and drive, to ensure the perfect environment for development and fun in each camp.

– Flexible, 2-Day Camps that can be paired together to make a 4 Day Camp each week
– Morning Camps: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
– Low Player to Coach Ratio
– Subject Specific – each minute is planned to foster your athlete’s development
– T-Shirt Included
– Cost: $75 Members / $85 Non-Members

Camp Days/Times:

– Morning Camps – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
– Two Locations to choose from – Lewis Center and Dublin
– Camps are offered Monday-Thursday each week from June 13 – August 11
– View the full schedule at www.justhoopscolumbus.com/summer-camps
– 2-Day Camps that can be paired together to make a 4 Day Camp each week.

Actors' Theatre camp

Schiller Park

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, musical theatre, improv, sketch comedy, play creation, costume and scenic design, movie making, and more! All camps are half-day camps ($250 per week or 2 for $400).

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:

June 6-10, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Musical Theatre (entering Grades 1-5)
June 6-10, 1:30 – 5pm: Intro to Musical Theatre (entering Grades 6-8)
June 13-17, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Acting (entering Grades 1-5)
June 13-17, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Basics (entering Grades 9-12)
June 20-24, 1:30 – 5pm: Behind the Scenes (entering Grades 9-12)
June 27 – July 1, 9am – 12:30pm: Intro to Improv (entering Grades 6-8)
June 27 – July 1, 1:30 – 5pm: Lights, Camera, Action! Movie Making (entering Grades 9-12)
July 11-15, 9am – 12:30pm: Acting Fairy Tales (entering Grades 1-5)
July 11-15, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Basics (entering Grades 6-8)
July 18-22, 1:30 – 5pm: Behind the Scenes (entering Grades 9-12)
July 25-29, 9am – 12:30pm: New Play Creation (entering Grades 6-8)
July 25-29, 1:30 – 5pm: Friday Night Live: Sketch Comedy (entering Grades 9-12)
August 1-5, 9am – 12:30pm: Heroes and Villains (entering Grades 1-5)
August 1-5, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Shakespeare (entering Grades 9-12)
August 8-12, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Shakespeare (entering Grades 1-5)
August 8-12, 1:30 – 5pm: Intro to Acting Shakespeare (entering Grades 6-8)
August 15-19, 1:30 – 5pm: Behind the Scenes (entering Grades 9-12)

Girl Scout camp

9130 Big Bear Creek Road

Lucasville, OH 45648

Camp life is the best life! Make new friends, try new things, and have a blast at Camp Molly Lauman. These overnight summer camp programs are full of amazing opportunities and outdoor fun. We offer programs for girls who have completed grades K–12.

You don’t even have to be in a Girl Scout troop to attend! Camp is open to every girl, everywhere. Not a current Girl Scout? Join today, then register for camp!

Camp Days/Times:

Camp sessions start June 12th and end on July 29th. We have 5 night, 6 day sessions and 2 night, 3 night sessions available depending on a camper’s age level.

acting camp

Abbey Theater
5600 Post Road Dublin, Ohio 43017

Broadway2LA is the Premiere Acting Studio in 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).

Highlights Include:
1.“Talent Agency/ Casting Director Showcase”- Perform for our industry professionals
2. T-shirts- Customized “Broadway2LA Summer Acting Camp-2022”
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

Camp Dates/Times/Ages:

Camp #1
“Broadway2LA” Acting Camp
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old – Teens, 13 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: June 20- June 24
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp #2
“Friday Night Live” Improv Camp
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old/Teens, 13- 17 years old
Camp Dates: June 27 – July 1
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp #3
“Project Green Light” Camp
Ages: 12 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 11 – July 15
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

Camp #4
“Broadway2LA” Acting Camp
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old – Teens, 13 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 18- July 22
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp #5
“Friday Night Live” Improv Camp
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old/Teens, 13- 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 25 – July 29
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

community youth camp

Location varies

The Community Youth Camp creates equitable opportunities for kids to play more than a dozen sports over four days. Coaches make the fundamentals fun and help 6- to 12-year-olds build confidence and learn life skills. With a male and female instructor for every sport, kids can be what they see.

Not every kid will play sports, but every kid will get the chance. That’s our commitment. Why? Studies show that active children have higher test scores and self-esteem. Community Youth Camp is about equipping kids with more than fundamentals. It’s about developing life skills transferrable to daily life.

From cycling to yoga, Community Youth Camp makes sports accessible. We hold Camper spots for children who may not otherwise have access to them. Lessons of responsibility and personal wellness shouldn’t come at a cost. For those who need it, we share the ball.

Camp Dates/Times/Ages:

Camper Ages: 6-12

Camp Leader Ages: 15-18

*Two weeks are offered. Each is capped at 100 campers.

June 6-9, 2022: Lou Berliner Athletic ComplexJune 21-24, 2022: KIPP Columbus

art camp

6685 Dublin Center Dr

Dublin, OH 43017

Sign up your young Picasso for an exciting Summer Art Camp program at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio! Each day of week of camp revolves around a specific theme which we will explore with your artist. One or more pieces of Pottery/Clay/Glass/Canvas/Mosaic/Mixed Media artwork will be created daily by your child.

Camp Dates

Summer Art Camp begins the week of June 6th with weekly sessions available through the week of August 8th.

Art Camp is offered Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm, 9am to 12pm, or 1pm to 4pm. Enroll for five full days or half days per week. Children must be between the ages of 6-14 (your child must have completed Kindergarten and know how to cut with scissors).

theatre camp

177 East Naghten

Columbus, OH, 43215

Summer camps are back in 2022 at Columbus Children’s Theatre! We’re offering eight weeks of full-day camps at our 177 East Naghten Street location for students ages 5-15. Each week covers a different theme based on your students’ favorite characters and stories like Bluey & Bingo, Descendants, Hamilton, and much more!

At CCT, we take a holistic approach to theatre education. Every camp includes both onstage performance experience like acting, singing, and dancing and backstage production experience like costuming, prop making, set building, lighting, and sound. We believe this creates a well-rounded educational experience and encourages imaginative curiosity for students of all ages and experience levels. Beyond theatre skills, students will grow in collaboration, communication, and confidence. All we ask is that your students bring a lunch and snack along with their own passion and excitement for learning!

Camp Dates

Times: 8:30am-5:30pm

Dates & Themes:
-June 6-10 – Bluey & Bingo (Ages 5-8) $350
-June 13-17 – Maleficent & The Descendants (Ages 5-15) $350
-June 20-24 – Wait for It…(Ages 10-15) $350
-June 27 – July 1 – Songs and Costumes of Cinderella (Ages 5-15) $350
-July 5-8 – Cosplay All Day (Ages 10-15) $280
-July 11-15 – Let it Go (Ages 5-15) $350
-July 18-22 – The World of Harry Potter (Ages 5-15) $350
-July 25-29 – Moana & Maui (Ages 5-15) $350

math camp

9681 Sawmill Road, Powell OH 43065

Online

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 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!

summer camp

704 Radio Dr

Lewis Center, OH 43035

3681 Park Mill Run Dr

Hilliard, OH 43026

Summer is almost here, and we are so excited to host our first kid’s summer camp at Momi Land! Enjoy a summer of fun and learning at Momi Land between June 6 – August 12 for children ages 3-4 and 5-6! From art and gardening to cooking and learning cultures around the world, join our mascots Mila and Milo on an adventure filled summer 2022! Camp sessions are offered at both Polaris and Hilliard locations with morning sessions from 9 am-12 pm and afternoon sessions from 1 pm-4 pm.

Use the code: CM2022 at checkout for 10% off your camp purchase! 

gymnastics camps for younger kids

8645 Sancus Blvd

Columbus, OH 43240

Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each 3 hour adventure revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged. Our gymnastics based program includes lots of skill growing, building loco motor skills and social skills!

3 hours of drop off time for 3-8 year olds.

Non-member pricing starts at $40 per camp. The more passes your purchase, the more $$$ you save!

Children must be potty trained. Team can assist as needed but no pull-ups or diapers allowed.

Flexible! Join us for one or for all! You choose! Schedule up to 24 hours before camp.

Detailed themes can be found on our website!

Camp Dates:

Offering camps May 31-August 16

Tuesday & Friday 9:30-12:30pm

Thursday & Friday 12:45-3:45pm

Kids will have outdoor time on weather permitting day.

School of Rock

rock camp

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 different age groups between 8 and 17. Camps are Monday-Friday with a pizza party and performance at the end of camp!

Camp Dates and Times:

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.

6727 Dublin Center Drive

Dublin, OH 43017

5225 N Hamilton Rd

Columbus, OH 43230

Classroom Antics-STEAM Summer Camps

STEAM summer camp

LEARN WHAT YOU LOVE! If your child likes LEGO, Minecraft, or YouTube, they are going to love becoming a creator in a Classroom Antics summer camp!

Classroom Antics is an educational enrichment provider offering fun, educational STEAM-focused programs for kids 7-13 years old. Weeklong summer camps are offered in a variety of STEAM activities, including video game design, robotics, animation, video production, and coding. Attend half-day or full-day in a location close to home – Dublin, Grove City, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville and Worthington..

Classroom Antics programs are uniquely different from other STEAM programs.

– Professional educators – teachers with classroom experience
– Small class sizes – 12 students max per class
– Dedicated materials & equipment – 1:1 student to equipment ratio
– Close to home – most programs within a 15-minute drive
– Fun, safe, social, and respectful environment

Camp Dates

June 13-17, 2022 – Worthington – McConnell Arts Center (Session 1)
June 20-24, 2022 – Pickerington – Seton Parish
June 27–July 1, 2022 – Powell – Press Church
July 5-8, 2022 – Dublin – Dublin Recreation Center
July 11-15, 2022 – Worthington – McConnell Arts Center (Session 2)
July 18-22, 2022 – New Albany & Gahanna – Temple Beth Shalom
July 25-29, 2022 – Grove City – First Presbyterian Church
August 1-5, 2022 – Westerville – First Presbyterian Church

Location Varies

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

camp for older kids

Register today for Summer 2022! We can’t wait for your child to walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with new friends and mentors, and experience the magic that’s made us the world’s #1 tech camp for over two decades. Held at Ohio State University. Weeklong and two-week sessions for ages 7-18 in coding, game dev, robotics, creative arts, and more. Virtual Tech Camps and online courses also available.

Camp Days and Times:

Check website for weekly sessions

Held At The Ohio State University

Explore Your Future - Free Career Exploration Summer Camps for High Schoolers at Columbus State

free camp

Explore your future through Columbus State STEM summer camps – completely free of charge, thanks to the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. Tinker with tech to learn about cybersecurity and cloud computing, or experiment with 3-D printing, robotics, and more to discover engineering and automotive career paths. Spots are limited; apply now at cscc.edu/summercamps.

Location varies

Our Lady of Bethlehem Summer Program

full day summer care

Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare (OLB) is NOW ENROLLING for Summer 2022 and 2022-2023 School Year Programs. OLB’s Summer Program runs June 6 – August 19, 2022 and is for children entering preschool (age 3) through grade 6. Spend summer days on our beautiful campus making friends, enjoying swimming and field trips, sharpening reading, math and science skills. Critical thinking skills are also challenged as we reduce, reuse and recycle, but most of all we continue to strengthen our religious faith.

Camp Dates

June 6 – August 19

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 = $205
3 days/ week = $225
4 days/week = $245
5 days/week = $265

4567 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43214

New Albany Ballet Summer Camps and Lessons

New Albany Ballet Camp

Several themed dance camps are offered throughout the summer each four days a week ending in a mini performance for the parents. Camp themes include Encanto, Frozen, American Girl, My Little Ponies, Fairytale Princess, Fancy Nancy Dress Up, Under the Big Top, Pinkalicious, My First Ballerina, and Beauty and the Beast. There are also three fun and energetic Hip Hop camps in June, July, and August for older dancers ages 6-8.

Camp Dates

Throughout June, July, and August.

New Albany Ballet Company

5161 Forest Drive
New Albany, Ohio

Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp

creative camps

Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp will consist of 8 one-week camps for children ages 6*-13 designed to spark creativity and a passion for the arts through experience with multiple art forms.

Facilitated by graduates of the Lincoln Theatre’s “Expand Your Horizon” Artist Incubation Program, campers will begin each day with affirmations of excellence, then rotate through workshops in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. At the end of each week, campers will put on a program for their families to show what they’ve learned throughout the week.

Camp Dates

June 20-24, 9am – 4pm – Week 1: Think, Speak, Do
June 27 – July 1, 9am – 4pm – Week 2: Listen, Communicate, Follow Directions
July 4-8, 9am – 4pm – Week 3: Lead, Explore, Believe
July 11-15, 9am – 4pm – Week 4: Move, Learn, Grow
July 18-22, 9am – 4pm – Week 5: Create, Build, Care
July 25-29, 9am – 4pm – Week 6: Good, Better, Best
August 1-5, 9am – 4pm – Week 7: Connect, Share, Serve
August 8-11, 9am – 4pm – Week 8: Honor, Love, Peace

Lincoln Theatre

769 E Long St

Columbus, OH 43203

Summer Climbing Camp

climbing camp

Sign up for fun this summer and enroll in climbing camp at Vertical Adventures or Bloc Garten. Campers of all experience levels will learn skills and techniques for rock climbing while enjoying all the fun of summer camp including snacks, crafts, and games. We combine youth-centric instruction with unique and engaging activities that keep kids captivated, challenged, and eager for more. Our goals are to teach our campers courage, confidence, and problem-solving skills, all while providing an environment where they feel comfortable pushing their own limits.

Ages: 5 and up
Price: $325 Non-Member, Member Cost $240
Aftercare is $65 per child per week
Snacks are provided, please send a brown bag lunch with your kiddo each day

*Bloc Garten campers will have access to Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Camp Dates

Camps are 1 week long starting June 6th

Times: 9 AM-3 PM, Optional aftercare available from 3-5 PM

Bloc Garten

512 Maier Pl

Columbus, OH 43215

Vertical Adventures

6513 Kingsmill Ct

Columbus, OH 43229

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics Summer Camps

dance camp in Dublin, Ohio

Give your child an unforgettable and exciting summer experience full of creative exploration, artistic expression, and movement! All camps include an age-appropriate curriculum with exciting themes incorporating dance & gymnastics technique. Campers will have a performance for families on the last day of camp! With a bounce house, water day, special guests, and more, our summer camps promote physical activity and fun!!

Camps are open to any level dancer/gymnast! Camps are available for ages 3yrs-5/K, K-2nd, and 3rd-8th!
Age by May 1, 2022; Grade for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Families receive 10% off each additional camp!

Camp Dates

All camps are Monday – Friday.
Times vary by age and camp.

Week 1: June 20 – June 24
Week 2: June 27 – July 1
(No camps week of Independence Day)
Week 3: July 11 – July 15
Week 4: July 18 – July 22
Week 5: July 25 – July 29
Week 6: Aug 1 – Aug 5
Week 7: Aug 8 – Aug 12

2665 Farmers Dr.

Columbus, OH 43235

Robot Academy

robotics camp

LEGO Robotics Engineering & Coding Camps in Westerville, Powell, Dublin, Grove City and Westerville for ages 5 to 14. Campers complete robot challenges to earn points in the morning and afternoon sessions towards trophies. The morning session of the camp focuses on Lego Robotics InventionLAB and 3D Printing and then the afternoon session focuses on building and programming robots.

Camp Dates and Times:

Grove City 6/10, 6/30, 7/1
Powell 6/13 to 6/17
Dublin 6/20 to 6/24
Upper Arlington 7/11 to 7/15
Westerville 7/18 to 7/22

Location Varies

Code Ninjas

coding camp

Code Ninjas Camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore technology, develop new skills, and have a great time with friends. It’s an unforgettably fun learning experience! Camp topics include Minecraft, Roblox, Coding, and YouTube!

Camp Dates and Times

Camps are half-day and week-long from the end of May to mid-August. Morning camps are 9-12pm and afternoon camps are 1-4pm. Camps are available at our Powell and Hilliard locations.

Powell & Hilliard

Inspiring U: Sewing Camps and Art/Craft Camps

art camp

Art and Craft Camp is designed for children ages 7 and up, and Sewing Camp is for children 8 and up. We work with lots of different types of materials in all of our camps so that campers are exposed to many different skills. Parents provide lunch and snacks for their campers every day.

Camp Dates and Times

Art and Craft Camps (5 days / 7 hours per day) $360
– June 6- 10, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
– June 13 – 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
– July 11 – 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
– July 25 – 29, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
– Aug. 1 – 5, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

Sewing Camps (4 days / 5 hours per day) $300
– May 31 – June 3 (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
– June 27 – 30 (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
– July 18 – 21 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
– Aug. 8 – 11 (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

409 W. Main Street

Westerville, OH 43081

Bach to Rock - Powell, America's Music School

music camp

Rock Band, Glee Club and Recording Arts/Pro Tools Camps are designed for students of all levels, from beginners to seasoned artists. These programs are taught by real musicians using the unique B2R method, which will have students playing/singing full songs and recording music in no time! We offer half and full day camps! For our 4-6 year-olds we have Rock City World Tour 1/2 day Camps. With instruments as diverse as the African hand-drums and Australian didgeridoos, adventurers play and explore music and instruments with guided movement activities and musically inspired story-telling experiences. Kids will love spending their week immersed in this global musical vacation. Parents get to enjoy a performance highlighting many of these musical adventures on the last day of camp!

Camp Dates and Times:

Various dates and times of camps throughout the summer can be found at the Bach to Rock website registration page for camps. No previous music experience required.

9692 Sawmill Parkway,

Powell, OH 43065

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