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As a mom to three very different kiddos I am always researching for the best summer camps that will spark their creativity, get them moving, and support their individual passions. I’ve asked my friends from around town to be in this guide because I think they are the best of the best and should be shouted from the rooftops. From science, golf, art, all day camps, and so much more - we’ve got you covered. Thank you to my partners for making this guide come to life.

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When school is out, COSI is in! Camp COSI Summer Camps provide the perfect opportunity for campers to stay scientific during summer break! Weeklong camps offered for grades K-8. Each camp includes 2 daily snacks and all supplies. Parents and caregivers, please pack a lunch for your camper. With topics like Robotics, Engineering, and Space, there is sure to be something for every camper!

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Three full-time camps are conducted at Thompson Park Shelter, Reed Road Shelter and new this year Tremont Elementary School (due to school construction at Barrington). Children enjoy programmed recreation activities, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, swimming and library visits.

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The First Tee of Central Ohio offers a summer camp that teaches young people life skills, all while enjoying outdoor games and learning the great game of golf.Ages: 5 - 17
June 4 - August 8  
9 week program
Cost: $185 
Camp times: 8:30am - 12:00pm


Whether you’re seeking a variety of games and activities or a sport-specific camp, Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports offers a fun, safe environment for your son or daughter. Boys and girls will enjoy learning the fundamentals of a sport.  All of our specialty camps will focus on skill development in a fun, non-competitive environment. All players will be broken into age appropriate groups for each camp.

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Recognized throughout the midwest as Ohio’s premier summer camp since 1959, Falcon Camp has been chosen as a “Top Ten Camp in USA” and selected as the “Coolest Camp in Ohio”.  Falcon offers a beautiful lakefront setting, talented staff and wide variety of activities. Boys and girls ages 6 – 16 choose their own schedule within a general framework and daily activities are separate with planned coed events. Horseback riding, sailing, swimming, riflery, crafts, tennis, drama, archery and much more. Falcon has a strong reputation for making sure a camper’s first overnight experience is very positive. The non-competitive environment is inviting to new campers while our awards system challenges more experienced campers. The 1:4 staff/camper ratio allows individual instruction and attention. Most of all it’s great fun! Falcon has a special intro program for campers ages 6 -10. ACA accredited, many references available. Falcon is an outstanding opportunity for fun and learning. Visit www.falconcamp.com, or call 800/837-CAMP for more information.


Join us at Camp Molly Lauman for memories that last a lifetime! We’re a traditional sleepaway camp nestled in the woods of southern Ohio offering two-night and five-night sessions as well as two-week sessions for older girls. We offer programs for all interests – from horseback riding and high adventure to culinary camps and spa experiences. We even have camps based on your favorite books and movies. We serve girls who have completed grades K-12, and you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to come to camp!


Oh, the places you’ll as you venture into the world of Girl Scout day camp. Our programs are full of sun, fun and adventure and are located in 12 Ohio counties. You might navigate to faraway places, explore the career paths of famous women, delve into science, or leave no stone unturned as you enhance outdoor skills. Day camp is an exciting introduction to the outdoors – try new experiences, develop important skills, and make new friends. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to come to camp! All you have to do is pay a $30 membership fee along with your registration. Our camp programs serve girls completing grades K-6, and girls completing grades 7-12 can participate in our Teen Leadership program.

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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 an experience filled with exciting activities while connecting with nature and making new friends.  Campers will play and interact throughout the Conservatory including the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. Additionally, exhibitions like Blooms & Butterflies will also be part of the fun!

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The Art of Music LLC offers weekly 1-hour Art and Music experiences to children of ALL abilities (children with special needs, as well as, children developing typically) ages 1-21yrs. Class experiences are process-oriented and student driven. Activities include a blend of Music and Art facilitated by Dawn Byus, Registered Music Therapist and Katy Sanford, Artist/Art Educator. We also offer Summer Sessions, monthly “Canvas Club” and “Canvas and Conversation” events, Fundraisers, Team Building Workshops, and Private Studio Bookings for Your Special Occasions.

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Hello. I'm Adam, Center Director of Mathnasium of Hilliard, your neighborhood math-only learning center. We help kids in grades 1-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.

When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 800+ centers in the US and Canada.


We truly consider ourselves a part of your family. We get to know your children and nurture their curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion through play and learning. Our small ratios, fitness classes for parents, and fresh meals for families sets us apart and helps our families find real balance.

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We are your premier DIY Workshop Studio in the great town of Hilliard, OH, and surrounding areas.

Offering many summer camp options this year including Athletes, Activities & Awards, Craft Summer Camp, String Art Summer Camp,  Ultimate Arts & Crafts Camp and Comic Arts & Crafts Camp.

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Preschool Summer Fun Camp- 1 week sessions (9 am-12 noon) for 3-5 year olds. $110 per week.
School age Summer Camp- Full day camp (7 am-6 pm) for K grads-10 year olds. $42 per day plus activity fee for trips and activities. 


Robot Academy hosts a variety of technology camps in several locations near Columbus (Dublin, Gahanna/New Albany, and Westerville) .  At these action-packed summer tech camps, kids age 4-16 design, build, and program working LEGO robots (using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 & NXT) and invent contraptions using 3D Modeling/Printing. It's the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experience.


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 other school breaks!


Engineering for Kids camps offered in many Central Ohio cities including but not limited to: Bexley; Dublin; Gahanna; New Albany; Pickerington; Upper Arlington; and Westerville. 

Camps are for students ages 4 to 12 and cover subjects such as Robotics; Game Design; Electrical Engineering; Civil and Industrial Engineering; Forensic Science; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering just to name a few! 

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Columbus Academy’s Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer weeklong day camp programs in academics, arts & sciences, and athletics. We have programs for PreK through 12th grade, as well as courses for high school credit. We also have a "Family" division that includes Caregiver and Young Child, Grown-Up and Child, and Adult/Senior programming at convenient times for all. Whatever your interest, you will find it at Columbus Academy Summer Experience!


Avoiding the massive tunnels, shouting, ball pits and injuries - our playspace has been designed to entertain different age groups and interests focusing on educational toys and dramatic play.  Structures are intentionally generic to provide a foundation for your child's imagination to build on.  We want to provide a fun space where they can play, hide, explore, pretend and enjoy.  The space is also designed so that you as a parent can join in on the fun or comfortably watch and be there to interact as your child plays.


To provide a discrimination free, safe space
To build self-confidence & self-esteem
To provide positive female role models
To convey the importance of setting and reaching goals
To demonstrate the importance of self-discipline in achieving goals
To convey the importance of teamwork & community where girls support & encourage each other
To foster creativity
To inspire young girls to follow their dreams!
To have fun!!

Workshops on songwriting, drumming, voice techniques, sound equipment, gear, performance, stage direction, dance, making hand drums, art music projects, & more!


Our Traditional program is the foundation of Nuhop's summer program. There is an emphasis on positive social-emotional experiences so campers may build skills in communication, cooperation, and independence.  This week is filled with outdoor adventure on and around our gorgeous 33-acre campground. The traditional camp offers a week of adventure in which campers hike the two nearby state parks, spend time in the water (swimming, tubing, slip ‘n’ sliding and canoeing), and so much more! 

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The Capriccio Youth Choir Summer Institute is a fun camp open to any singer entering grades 2-12 who want to explore choral music and enhance their singing skills. You do not have to be a CYC member to attend the camp. CYC staff and guest clinicians lead the camp, where participants will enhance their music reading skills, build their confidence singing individually and in an ensemble and explore a variety of repertoire. This year, the singers will focus on music creation and world music inclusion, and they will learn from a certified children and youth yoga instructor how focusing on proper use of their bodies aids in better singing and lessens stress and anxiety. The summer institute will conclude with an performance open to the public on the last day of camp at 3 p.m.

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Classroom Antics camps for kids ages 7-13 spark creativity by allowing kids to use their imagination and create, make and build new ideas, processes, games and solutions. Kids are introduced to fun challenges and opportunities to gain new insight into STEM subjects, instilling confidence within each camper as they learn. And they’re not alone! Our camps are designed to inspire collaboration among campers, allowing for new friendships to blossom.Classroom Antics camps are taught by professional educators, equipped with excellent classroom management skills to accelerate learning, motivate interests, and ultimately prepare your child for the future. 

Classroom Antics offers LEGO Robotics, Minecraft Coding, Stop-Motion Animation, Video Game Design, Video Production and Computer Programming for kids 7-13. These hands-on enrichment programs are a fun and engaging for young minds to develop skills, encourage creativity and continue learning. Ignite your child's passion by registering them for tech camp today! Use coupon code 614MOM to receive $10 off each camp before 5/31/2019! 


Inspiring U offers a variety of classes and camps year round. This summer the options include Art Camp, Crafty Camp, and Sewing Camp. Dates and pricing varies on the type of camp you’re looking at. Click the link below to learn more about the wonderful camps offered by Inspiring U.


Week One (June 10-14)
The focus during Week One is
individual technical development.
Players will get 1,000 touches on
the ball each day and although
they will play games, the focus
will be on the individual.

Week Two (June 17-21)
The focus during Week Two is
play within a team, the tactics of
Soccer. While improving
individual skills, players will learn
to play in a game realistic

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Come join NEC for our fun and educational summer camp! Campers will enjoy riding at their skill level on our fun and safe lesson horses.  They will get a solid foundation in the basics of horse care, anatomy, health, and safety. Campers will also get to make horse craft projects and snacks.

Camps for kids age 5 and up::
June 17-21
July 1-5
July 15-19
July 29- Aug 2

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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?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!

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