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Scholarships and financial resources

Falcon Camp

Falcon Camp
Phone: 800/837-CAMP



contact person: Dave Devey

subject/content: Traditional summer camp with archery, riflery, tennis, swimming, sailing, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, nature study, multiple team sports, crafts, drama, creative arts, video, photography, rocketry, overnight camping, leadership training,much more.

age/grade level: ages 6 – 16  Elementary, Middle, High school

type (day/overnight/other): Overnight

length of program: 2, 4 ,6 or 8 weeks.  June 23  – August 17

cost: $2225 – $6925

financial aid?: very limited aid available

Notes:  Widely recognized throughout the Midwest as Ohio’s premier private camp, Falcon Camp offers a beautiful lakefront setting, a talented experienced staff and a wide variety of activities. Falcon accepts boys and girls ages 6-16 and is celebrating its 54th summer. Program includes horseback riding, sailing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, rocketry, drama, crafts, team sports, riflery, archery, nature, overnights, special events and field trips, tennis, and much more. Campers choose their own activities within a general framework each day.

Falcon is a traditional, rustic camp where major ingredients to success are taking good care of our campers and creating an atmosphere of encouragement and understanding. Our 4 to 1 camper/staff ratios allow us to give each Falcon camper individual attention necessary to assure a summer of fun and learning. “Fun for Now, Skills for Life” is not just our motto, the phrase truly embodies what Falcon means, how we teach, and our goals for each camper.

We have a strong reputation for making sure a camper’s first overnight experience is very positive. Our non-competitive environment is inviting to campers who may be hesitant to try something they have never done before, while our awards system challenges our most experienced campers. We instruct from beginner to advanced in each activity we offer.

With an average 70% camper return rate, Falcon has a nice mixture of “old hands” and new faces. Over the past several years Falcon has been host to campers from 18 different states and eight countries. The majority of campers attend from the Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh areas, all within easy driving distance.

Falcon is an outstanding opportunity for fun and learning. A summer at Falcon is a special experience where good things happen by design.


Falcon Young Adventure Camp

Falcon Young Adventure Camp

sponsor: Falcon Camp

phone: 800/837-CAMP



Contact person: Dave Devey

subject:  Special introductory program for first time young campers. Intro to overnight camp for boys and girls.

age/grade level: ages 6 – 9. elementary school

type: Overnight

length of program: one week sessions,  July 27 – August 2, August 3 – August 9

cost: $1100/week

financial aid available: yes


Falcon Young Adventure Camp is a unique and exciting introduction to overnight camping for boys and girls ages 6 -9. These one-week programs are designed with care to guide the campers in being successful with their first great “Young Adventure” away from home. Program includes horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, archery, air rifles, crafts, sports, rocketry, fishing, tennis and much more. Young Adventure Camp takes place within Falcon Camp’s traditional camping program and they have the opportunity to observe and occasionally join the older campers. A 1:2 staff/camper ratio gives us the ability to keep a close eye on each camper with a staff member always available with a helping hand. This will provide a very personal camp experience for young first time campers.  In the living units, this also allows for more attention to “parental concerns” such as eating right, brushing your teeth and the classic standard: I know it’s your favorite shirt but you still can’t wear it every day!  The Young Adventurers travel as a group with a counselor to all activity areas.  At each activity they will learn the basic skills needed to enjoy themselves safely.

University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men

June 23-29, 2013 – This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments.  Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT.  And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships.  Open to minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall of 2013, are U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to for more information.

University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to for more information.

Columbus Metro Parks

Metro Parks offer one-week camps for children in preschool through grade 9.  (Camps are based on the grade completed as of June 2013, NOT the grade they will be entering in the fall.) Camps are located in 6 different Metro Parks: Battelle Darby Creek, Blacklick Woods, Blendon Woods, Highbanks, Sharon Woods and Slate Run. Cost varies with the type of camp: $70 – $140. Scholarships available to those who qualify. Camp Registration begins March 21 at 8:00 am. In order to speed up the registration process, beginning February 28, you can create or update your child’s account  information and preview camp selections prior to camp registration.  Beginning late February, more information will appear on our website,, or you can call 614-891-0700 for a camp brochure.

YMCA Camp Willson

Founded in 1918, YMCA Camp Willson is Central Ohio’s premiere overnight summer camp for Boys and Girls ages 7-17. We offer programs that teach Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Activities include: swimming, water trampoline, cookouts, campfires, high ropes course, rock wall, sports, arts and crafts, survival skills, archery, horseback riding and much, much, more. Accredited by the American Camping Association. Visit for more information.

Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

 Hilltop YMCA Summer Day Camp

sponsor: Hilltop YMCA                                                                                                                2879 Valleyview Dr. Columbus, OH 43204

Phone: (614) 276-8224  Fax: (614) 276-5579
contact person:Keri Bragdon
subject/content: making this information available to you
age/grade level: entering grades 1-6
type (day/overnight/other): Day camp
length of program: 11 weeks of camp, June 4-Aug 17                                                                You can sign up for any amount of weeks
cost: $110/week for members $145/week non members
financial aid?: Yes

University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp for High School Girls

A residential summer camp which will be held July 7-12, 2013.  This unique camp introduces high school girls to career opportunities in engineering through participation in classroom activities as well as observation and interaction with practicing engineers and engineering students.  Activities include three days of experiments in engineering taught by University faculty, dinner with an engineer, and a day with industry.  Participants reside in an air-conditioned dormitory located on the beautiful University of Dayton campus.   For more information or to register:

Beloit College Summer Fields and Center for Language Studies

Sponsor: Beloit College, Office of Summer Programs, Box 218, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 363-2393 Fax: (608) 363-7129
contact person: Dan Perusich, Director of Summer Programs
age/grade level: Rising Juniors and Seniors in High School
type (day/overnight/other): Residential Overnight
length of program: 3-8 weeks
cost: Summer Fields $3,200; Center for Language Studies  $3,797 (4 week)  $7,594 (8 week)
financial aid?: Yes

Notes: Summer Fields is a for-credit residential summer program for high-achieving rising high school juniors and seniors. It is a hands-on immersion into the liberal arts and sciences for students who seek to engage in their studies and apply their intellect and passion out in the world. For three weeks, students pursue rigorous academic study around one theme while living on campus with other high school students in the program. The 2013 program runs from July 8 – July 27. Students earn 4 semester hours of college credit.

Summer 2013 Courses:

  • All About Apes
  • Creative Writing Workshop:  Fish, Fowl, Flood, Water Lily, Mud: Water in the Literary Imagination
  • Introduction to Drawing and Design
  • Why Museums Matter

The Center for Language Studies (CLS) offers intensive language programs in Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.  High-achieving high school students are encouraged to apply.  Students earn 6-12 semester hours of college credit.  The 8 week program runs from June 15 to August 9.  Session 1 is from June 15 to July 12 and Session II is from July 14 to August 9.  Scholarships available.

Special Needs Camp at the Liberty YMCA

  • Sponsor: YMCA of Central Ohio
  • Phone: 740-881-1058 or 614-839-9622 
  • Fax: 740-881-1059
  • Web:
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  • Contact Person: Lolita Haverlock
  • Subject/Content: Camp Can Do – Special Needs Camp
  • Age: 6-21 years of age
  • Type: — 1/2 day
  • Length of program: 1 week
  • Cost: $125 for Metro YMCA members; $150 for Program Members
  • Financial aid?: Yes
  • Notes: Camp Can Do is a camp for children and young adults with moderate to intensive special needs.  The YMCA works best when everyone’s included!
  • Online registration available!
  • Sports Camp at the Liberty Twp/Powell YMCA

  • Sponsor: YMCA of Central Ohio
  • Phone: 740-881-1058 or 614-839-9622 
  • Fax: 740-881-1059
  • Web:
  • Email:
  • Contact Person: Lolita Haverlock
  • Subject/Content: Sports Camp
  • Age/Grade level: Entering 1st through 6th grade
  • Type: — day
  • Length of program: 1 week
  • Cost: $105 for Metro YMCA members; $135 for Program Members
  • Financial aid?: Yes and we accept subsidized childcare
  • Notes: If you love sports, this camp is for you!  Come enjoy a new sport each week, cookouts, guest speakers, sports challenges, and more!
  • Extended Care: Before and After care are also available for an additional charge
  • Online registration available!
  • Kids in College

    Applications for Kids in College are now available.  Kids in College is two weeks of “college” experience (June 14-25, 2010) designed for kids entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in September 2010.  Fun, exciting, hands-on learning experiences, held on a real college campus.  Two learning tracts will be offered.  Exploring the Future deals with creativity, art, self-esteem and exploring personal skills.  Tooling Up for the Future is  technical, scientific program, with strong emphasis on robotics, environmental science, and computers.  There will also be field trips and special events each day.  Cost of the two week program is $320.00.  A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  For applications, contact Claudia Fowler, 614/287-5961.

    Sorry, this will not be available in 2012, due to switch to semesters at Columbus State Community College!