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.

Gymnastics and sports 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 facility (indoor & outdoor). Every day is a little different, with new challenges and diverse activities which stimulate physical, cognitive, and social development. Our camps will keep your kid(s) active and engaged during the summer months while focusing on the growth of the whole child. Additionally, each week has a creative theme that will influence some of the weekly activities! Check out our website for detailed information. Camp is for children 3-11 years and is offered in Full-Day or Half-Day options (some restrictions apply).

Early Bird Discount is available until April 15th!

Camp Days/Times:

Monday – Friday / Half-Day or Full-Day Options (Differing options for 3 & 4-Year-Olds)
Week 1: June 5th- June 9th
Week 2: June 12th- June 16th
Week 3: June 19th- June 23rd
Week 4: June 26th- June 30th
Week 5: July 10th- July 14th
Week 6: July 17th- July 21st
Week 7: July 24th- July 28th
Week 8: July 31st- August 4th
Week 9: August 7th- August 11th

Basketball camp

Lewis Center Facility

8612 Owenfield Drive, Powell OH

Dublin Facility

8500 Warner Rd, Plain City OH

Just Hoops Summer Camps are perfect for players interested in having fun, playing, and developing in the game of basketball. Players of all experience levels are welcome! These camps are structured in a way to ensure all athletes are learning, developing, and enjoying their time on the court no matter their skill or experience level. A fundamental belief at Just Hoops is that players need to have fun playing basketball, because having fun leads to a natural, intrinsic motivation to want to improve. The journey is the reward!

During these camps you can expect to learn the game from knowledgeable and experienced coaches, practice and learn new skills with drills and repetition, enjoy competitions, and compete in live play scenarios such as 1v1 and 3v3.

Players will:
– Build Confidence and Self Belief
– Strengthen Skills
– Grow your Basketball IQ
– Develop Character
– Have Fun

Camp Days/Times:

Location: We have 2 Facilities: Dublin and Lewis Center. Both locations will have summer camps starting on June 12 and will run right up to the start of school. Each location has its own unique schedule, so please check out the website for the full list of camps.

Dates: 2-day camps are either Monday/Tuesday OR Wednesday/Thursday. Sign up for both camps for the week and make a 4-Day Camp!

Time: Camps run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the exception of the Junior Hoops Camp at Dublin that will run from 9:00-11:00 AM.

pottery and art camp

6685 Dublin Center Dr

Dublin, OH 43017

We keep ‘em busy so you don’t have to!

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio offers an enriching Art Camp during the summer, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm, or 9am to 12pm, or 1pm to 4pm. Enroll for five full days or half days per week. Your child will create one to three pieces of artwork each day (and play games and have lots of fun in between!). Kids will paint pottery, work with clay, make candles, create mosaics, and more!

Children must be between the ages of 6-13 (your child must have completed Kindergarten and know how to cut with scissors). Each day of camp revolves around a specific medium which we will explore with your child to create something wondful and magical.

Camp Dates

Weekly camps are held starting June 5th and continuing through the week of August 7th.

Weekly Camp Times:
Full Day Camp: 9am – 4pm
Half Day Morning Camp: 9am – 12pm
Half Day Afternoon Camp: 1pm – 4pm

Actors' Theatre camp

Schiller Park

The Globe School returns to Schiller Park to offer theatre 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, improv, play creation, costume and scenic designs, sketch comedy, and more! All camps are half-day camps ($250 per week or 2 for $400).

Camp Dates:

June 5-9, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Musical Theatre (Elementary)
June 5-9, 1:30 – 5pm: Intro to Musical Theatre (Middle School)
June 12-16, 9am – 12:30pm: Heroes and Villains (Elementary)
June 12-16, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Basics (High School)
June 19-22, 1:30 – 5pm and June 23, 6 – 11pm: Behind the Scenes (High School)
June 26-30, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Acting (Elementary)
June 26-30, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Basics (Middle School)
July 10-14, 9am – 12:30pm: Lords and Ladies (Elementary)
July 10-14, 1:30 – 5pm: New Play Creation (Middle School)
July 17-20, 1:30 – 5pm and July 21, 6 – 11pm: Behind the Scenes (High School)
July 24-28, 9am – 12:30pm: Acting Fairy Tales (Elementary)
July 24-28, 1:30 – 5pm: Acting Shakespeare (High School)
July 31 – August 4, 9am – 12:30pm: Intro to Improv (Middle School)
July 31 – August 4, 1:30 – 5pm: Friday Night Live – Sketch Comedy
August 7-11, 9am – 12:30pm: Discover Shakespeare (Elementary)
August 7-11, 1:30 – 5pm: Intro to Acting Shakespeare (Middle School)
August 14-17, 1:30 – 5pm and August 18, 6 – 11pm: Behind the Scenes (Middle School)

acting camp

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-2023”
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 19- June 23 (Monday- Friday)
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 26 – June 30 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp #3
“Project Green Light” Camp
Ages: 12 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 10 – July 14 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp #4
“Broadway2LA” Acting Camp
Ages: Kids, 8- 12 years old/Teens, 13 – 17 years old
Camp Dates: July 17- July 21 (Monday- Friday)
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 24 – July 28 (Monday- Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

overnight 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–11. Teens or kids in college interested in counseling? We have Leadership in Action Camp Counselor courses, and we are always looking for summer camp counselors!

Not a current Girl Scout? No worries; you don’t even have to be in a Girl Scout troop to attend! Camp is open to every girl, everywhere. Sign up for your membership today, then register for camp!

Camp sessions start in June and go through July. We have 5 night, 6 day sessions and 2 night, 3 night sessions available depending on a camper’s age level.

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.

youth sports camp

Kipp Columbus

The Community Youth Camp presented by The Columbus Foundation is back for 2023! Your child will learn the basics of 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 through sports. We offer two session choices to better fit your schedule. Registration is live on February 9!

SPORT SAMPLING
The focus is on trying several sports throughout the week so your kids can discover what they like to play.

Make sure your kid wears sneakers, and athletic clothes and brings a water bottle. We’ve got everything else they need to play, learn and grow. Here’s what’s included:
– Lunch every day
– Healthy snacks during breaks
– Equipment to play (you’ll even go home with some new sports equipment!)
– Camp T-shirt

Camp Dates/Times/Ages:

June 20-23 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Kipp Columbus

OR

June 26-29 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Kipp Columbus

10336 Sawmill Rd

Powell, OH 43065

Great News for kids and parents! SUMMER CAMP in Powell is going to be here soon! (Read below and click the learn more button!)

Get ready for an incredible deal! If you want the best summer camp for your awesome child, you can save your child’s spot right now for only $30!

We are now accepting new students ages 5-12 who love being active and having fun!

As a parent, you are going to absolutely LOVE this FUN, SAFE, and AFFORDABLE summer camp!

Imagine how much FUN your child is going to have each day in camp while making new friends and participating in all of the awesome activities below!

Check out this list!

• All Sports classes!
• Hip-Hop Dance classes!
• Cheerleading classes!
• Tumbling classes!
• Soccer!
• Basketball!
• Baseball!
• Flag Football!
• Educational Activities!
• Lego building Stations!
• Arts and crafts!
• Karaoke!
• Talent shows!
• Checkers/Chess!
• Video games!
• Bounce Houses!

As a parent like you, we take great pride in having a safe and clean summer camp where your child is going to learn how to set and reach his/her goals!

We also know how important it is for you to know that your child is in a safe and bully-free camp.

What about our staff? All of our awesome coaches are fully background screened and have been trained to make sure your child’s experience is amazing!

Visit our website www.PowellSummerCamp.com and learn more about our hours and special tuition rates!

We love answering your questions! We are happy and ready to chat with you right now! Feel free to call or text (614) 313-0304 😀

Camp Dates

May 30- August 11th
11 weeks!
Camp days are 7:30AM- 6:00PM

music camp

6727 Dublin Center Drive

Dublin, OH 43017

Want to perform in a band this summer? We have 8 different weeks of different themes and ages where you can play guitar, drums, sing, keyboards and bass! No experience required. Each student has the opportunity to rock out on the instruments of their choice. At the end of the week, we will have a mini performance for all friends and family to see! Discounts available, call or email today!

Camp Dates

Monday – Fridays, 9am-3pm, from June 5th to August 4th. Except 4th of July week (July 3rd-7th)

summer camp for kids

7070 Bent Tree Blvd.

Columbus, Ohio 43235

Registration is Open! 

We are going to have an awesome time this summer at Linworth Children’s Center’s Summer  Camp Blast. Linworth Children’s Center will provide many incredible opportunities for your  school aged child (Completed Kindergarten through 5th Grade) this summer. Our summer  camp will include Field Trips, Arts and Crafts, Water Days, Outdoor Games, and much more. It  will be a fun-filled summer at LCC! 

 Summer camp runs from May 30th-August 4th.  

Our Full Day Summer camp program is open M-F from 7am to 6pm.  

LCC also has preschool summer camps available! Visit our website for more information.  Please call 614-336-9559 or email [email protected] for more

Acting camp

769 E Long St.

Columbus, OH 43203

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 20-23, 9am – 4pm – Week 1: Think, Speak, Do
June 26-30, 9am – 4pm – Week 2: Listen, Communicate, Follow Directions
July 3, 5-7, 9am – 4pm – Week 3: Lead, Explore, Believe
July 10-14, 9am – 4pm – Week 4: Move, Learn, Grow
July 17-21, 9am – 4pm – Week 5: Create, Build, Care
July 24-28, 9am – 4pm – Week 6: Good, Better, Best
July 31 – August 4, 9am – 4pm – Week 7: Connect, Share, Serve
August 7-10, 9am – 4pm – Week 8: Honor, Love, Peace

performing at camp

9692 Sawmill Parkway

Powell, OH 43065

Bach to Rock music camps give kids the chance to unleash their inner rock star — even if they’ve never played an instrument before! We offer spring, winter, and summer music camps for kids and teens, including week-long, partial-week, half-day, and day camps. Kids have a blast learning to play hit songs and performing with other campers! Camps are from ages 4 through 17 and include: Rock City World Tour for 4-6 year-olds that is filled with fun, group activities and setting music they create to story time; Rock Band and Glee Club camps are for our 7+ age groups where kids can unleash their musical talents! This camp is perfect for young musicians who want to build new skills, gain stage experience or make friends with other performers. Check out our Beat Making, Record a Demo and Recording Arts camps for those who love gear and making music! Visit our website for more information about our camps and educational programs throughout the year.

Camp Dates:

Every week beginning May 30, 2023 through August 11, 2023.

Classroom Antics STEAM Summer Camps

STEAM Summer Camp

LEARN WHAT YOU LOVE! If your child likes LEGO, Minecraft, or coding, 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 6-14 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 12-16, 2023 Pickerington – Seton Parish
June 20-23, 2023 Worthington – McConnell Arts Center (4 Day Week)
June 26-30, 2023 Worthington – McConnell Arts Center
July 3, 5-7, 2023 Powell – Press Church (4 Day Week)
July 10-14, 2023 Dublin – Dublin Baptist Church
July 17-21, 2023 New Albany – Temple Beth Shalom
July 24-28, 2023 Grove City – First Presbyterian Church
July 31 – August 4, 2023 Westerville – First Presbyterian Church

Varies

New Albany Ballet Summer Camps and Lessons

ballet camp

New Albany Ballet Company has become Central Ohio’s leading summer dance camp location. With well over 1000 students that attend both camps and lessons there throughout the summer, a wide range of camp offerings, and the top faculty in the city provide children as young as two with a wonderful experience. Whether your daughter or son love ballet or want a bit more upbeat pace; camps like American Girl Doll, Encanto, Fairytale Princesses, Tangled, My Little Ponies, Fancy Nancy, Mary Poppins, Sing the Musical, Hip Hop Cheer, and even a TikToc camp are wonderful options for children 3-10 years old. Our My First Ballerina, Under the Big Top, Daniel Tiger, Pinkalicious, and Encanto Junior offer our youngest toddlers ages 2-3 years old a tender first experience into ballet and dance. Summer Lessons are also very popular over the summer for children as young as two to try dance without a full season commitment. Parents can choose between four, six, or eight week options and weeks do not need to be constant. Classes are offered in the morning, mid day, evening, and even on Saturdays making schedule planning a breeze. We even now offer a creative movement mommy and me class for one to two year olds not ready to attend class alone. Camps and lessons fill quickly!

Camp Dates

Dates and times are detailed on the New Albany Ballet Company website.

5161 Forest Drive

New Albany, Ohio

Columbus Academy Summer Experience

Columbus Academy Summer Experience 2023 has eight weeks of academic, artistic and athletic programming for students heading into PreK through Grade 12. Sessions 1 and 9 offerings are primarily off-site/ traveling and virtual programs only to allow for preparation of our campus in order to provide the best possible experience for our campers and staff. For sessions 2-8, offerings are primarily on-campus. After-care is available until 6:00 p.m. To view the online brochure, visit https://www.columbusacademy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Summer/SE23Brochure.pdf. For lower and middle school divisions, be sure to check out the week-by-week schedule guides and planning tool pages. If you would like a printed version, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to mail one to you!

Camp Dates and Times:

1: June 6-9 (no camp June 5)
2: June 12-16
3: June 20-23 (no camp June 19)
4: June 26-30
5: No camp (campus closed for the week)
6: July 10-14
7: July 17-21
8: July 24-28
9: July 31-August 4

4300 Cherry Bottom Road

Gahanna, OH 43230

Our Lady of Bethlehem

Summer Camp

Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare (OLB) is NOW ENROLLING for Summer 2023 and 2023-2024 School Year Programs. OLB’s Summer Program 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.

Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week options

Camp Dates

Now full but to look out for next year’s summer 24′ registration opening the last Sunday in January. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 and ends Wednesday, August 16
Program hours 7am open 6pm close (Monday-Friday)

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.

4567 Olentangy River Rd,

Columbus, OH 43214

iD Tech Camps for Kids & Teens

camp for older kids

Getting hands-on with the latest tech. Finding like-minded friends and expert mentors. Exploring a university campus and igniting a love for future learning. There’s so much to look forward to at iD Tech! Guarantee an unforgettable experience for your child. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more.

Camp Days and Times:

Check website for weekly sessions

Held At The Ohio State University

Explore Your Future - STEM Summer Camps at Columbus State

STEM camp at a college

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. The application window is March 1 – April 15. Spots are limited; apply now at cscc.edu/summercamps.

Columbus State Main Campus

D-BAT Columbus Summer Camp

Camp

D-BAT Columbus Baseball & Softball Academy is a state of the art, climate controlled training facility.

Join D-BAT for Summer Camp! Sports camp with fun activities and games! Every week is different with theme weeks! Baseball and softball skill work includes hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, game IQ, and more. Games and activities include HR derby, dodgeball, kickball, HitTrax virtual field simulator, capture the flag, and water days with slip-n-slides and water balloons. Bring your friends and try something fun and new this summer!

See you at camp!

Camp Days and Times

Weekly camp from May 29th – July 28th
Camp Hours: 9am-2pm
Ages 6-11 Grouped by Age & Ability
Price: $59/day; $219/week
Plus you can save 20-30% with a D-BAT membership!
Sibling discounts too!

Camp Themes Include: Yard Game week, Sports week, Water week, Olympics Week, Ninja Week, and much more!

650 Taylor Station Rd

Gahanna, OH

459 Orange Point Dr Suite E

Lewis Center, OH

Code Ninjas

Coding Camp

Where your kid can explore Minecraft modding, get into game building in Roblox, build a robot and so much more. Transform your child’s love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Code Ninjas’ Camps are an unforgettably fun experience! Dates and Times vary by location.

3971 Trueman Blvd

Hilliard, OH 43026

The Little Gym of Polaris

gymnastic camps for toddlers

The Little Gym of Polaris offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Our trained coaches nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties, camps and more.

During the summer & winter break we offer 3 hours drop off camps! Your child will spend the three hours on an adventure-filled, unique, and exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged. Each 3 hour session is different.

Ages 3-8. Must be potty trained.

Camp Dates and Times

Offered Tuesday & Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
$35 for members/$40 for non members
Purchase more passes to save $

Preschool options for afternoon & fall

8645 Sancus Blvd.

Columbus, OH

Bally Sports Group Summer Sport and Activity Camp

camps this summer

Join Bally Sports Group this summer for an active and fun summer camp experience! Campers will be introduced to a different sport each week, where instruction will be delivered in a positive and encouraging way. Instruction will be tailored to each child’s skill level based on their experience in the sport. Camp will also feature traditional camp games and activities, including camp games, nature walks, trivia, and more. Bally Sports Group will be offering summer camp in many cities across Central Ohio!

Camp Dates and Times

Dates: June 5, 2023 – August 4, 2023 (no camp July 3 – July 7, 2023)

Times: Weekdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (some camps have extended care)

New Albany, Groveport, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Westerville, and more!

Robot Academy

Robot Academy Camp

Gather together with other LEGO fans for a full-day or half-day 5-day camp in Upper Arlington, Powell, Dublin, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, and Grove City to build LEGO robots and then learn to program in Scratch programming language using sensors and logic for epic robotic challenges such as BattleBot and Jousting. During the morning session, students will learn 3D Modeling and bring their ideas to life with 3D Printing. Kids design and build custom inventions with the help of their instructor and then present their prototypes to a Shark Tank panel (like on the TV show)! Students ages (5 to 8) and (9 to 14) complete robot challenges to earn points to win trophies to reward their achievements. Ready, Set, Go LEGO!

Upper Arlington, Powell, Dublin, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, and Grove City

Youth Show Camp by Vaud-Villities

acting camp

Youth ages 6-17, join us June 5-9, 2023 at Ohio Dominican University for our full-day camp experience! Youth will participate in a variety of fun workshops throughout the week to sing, dance, act, learn costuming, costume changes, how to run a sound board, and makeup, the art of live theatre and the week culminates in a Friday show performance. The week is intended to be a variety of fun activities including arts and crafts for set design and costuming, as well as crafting the art of stage performance.

Camp Dates and Times

June 5-9 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Ohio Dominican University

1216 Sunbury Rd,

Columbus, OH 43216

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