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age / grade level: Elemenatry

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 www.ymcacampwillson.org for more information.

Columbus Recreation and Parks

Columbus Recreation and Parks
Phone: (614) 645-7000 Fax: (614) 645-0686
Web: www.columbusrecparks.com
Email: wmfrantz@columbus.gov
Contact person: Wendy Frantz
Age/grade level: Pre-K (ages 4-5), Elementary (ages 6-12), Middle, High School
Type : Day Camps
Length of camps: Weekly, June 10 – August 2, 2013; register for as many weeks as you want
Hours:  Varies; Core hours are 9 am-4 pm (many camps offer early drop off and late pick up)
Cost: $40-$165 per week
Financial aid?: Yes
Registration:  Register online beginning Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10 am.  In-person registration will also be on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-4pm at any Community Center.  Mail-in registration will begin March 18.
Program Description:   The sports-minded camper can choose from basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, tennis, or track and field.  A week at Smith Farms for the Great Art Getaway will inspire the budding artist.  Those campers who want to learn how to dance will be taught basic to advanced movement within hip hop as well as an infusion of traditional West African style at the Traditional Digital Dance Camp.  And for those who like a little bit of everything, center camps are the choice for you.  Center camps are held at Barnett, Far East, Lazelle, Tuttle, Whetstone and Woodward Park Community Centers.  Even Grandparents aren’t left out – they can spend a week with their grandchildren (ages 8-14) at “Gram and Gramp” camp.

The First Tee Columbus

The First Tee of Columbus is committed to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

 In an atmosphere where learning is exciting, youth are assisted in the process of developing these traits through peer group-learning, course play, range practice, instructional clinics, motivational workshops, event exposure and educational components. Below is a listing of our 2012 programs.

 PeeWee Ages 4-5 / Little Linksters Ages 5 – 6 (5 by Jan 1, 2012) 

An introduction to The First Tee Life Skills Experience™. Session length 60 minutes

 Certification: The First tee Life Skills Experience™

The First Tee Life Skills Experience™, a curriculum for teaching character education through life skills, is one of the unique features that differentiate The First Tee from other youth initiatives and junior golf programs. It ultimately strives to instill in participants The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

Through the Life Skills Experience™, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life. These skills include:

  • Self-management
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Goal setting
  • Mentor
  • Effective conflict resolution

This curriculum was developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and is delivered in or chapter-based program by coaches trained through The First Tee Coach Program. Participants advance through the different Life Skill levels through a certification process with five general requirements: core lesson exposure, life skills application, golf skills application, life skills knowledge, golf knowledge.

Life Skill Levels

  • PLAYer  I, II, III
  • Par          I, II, III
  • Birdie      I, II, III

 Adult program

Learn a new skill or get ready for the season. This class is for adult’s age 18+. All skill levels welcome. Monday evenings.

  •  March 5th Putting  
  •  March 12thChipping           
  • March 19thPitching  
  •  March 26th Full swing         
  • April 2nd Range                  
  • April 14th Tee Time

 Girls Golf                                                                                                                               

The LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7 to 17, to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment with the game. The program includes four (4) two-hour workshops on Monday evening 6:00-8:00PM.

  •  June 4, 2012- Grip Stance Posture & Putting
  • June 11, 2012 – Chip/Pitch
  • June 18, 2012 – 9 Healthy Habitats and Full Swing
  • June 25, 2012* – 9 Hole tournament

 * Extended session 6:00-8:30PM, includes box lunch

 Fee: $60.00 for the series                                   

All equipment and instruction will be provided by The First Tee of Columbus. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their own equipment.

 Spring Session begins April 21, 201/ Summer Sesssion begins June 5, 2012

For registration information visit www.cscc.edu/firsttee or email jcockrel@cscc.edu phone 614.471.1404


Columbus Recreation and Parks Therapeutic Camps

Phone: (614) 645-5648
Fax: (614) 645-2373
Web: www.columbusrecparks.com
Email: mbmoore@columbus.gov
Contact person: Mary Beth Moore
Age/grade level: ages 6-21 as long as they are in school
Type : Sport Camp and Day Camps
Length of camps: Sport Camp (3 days) June 11-13; Weekly, June 17 – August 2, 2013; register for as many weeks as you want
Hours: Core hours are 8:30 am-3 pm early drop off at 7:15 and late pick up until 5:15 for an extra fee.
Cost: $65-$80 per week
Financial aid?: Yes
Registration: Online registration will begin March 16, 2013 at 10am. In-person registration will be held Saturday, March 16 from 10am-4pm at Franklin Park Adventure Center. Registration will be taken at this time for any open spots.
Program Description: Three Day Sport Camp held at the Franklin Park Adventure Center will feature a variety of Adaptive Sports for the beginner through advanced athlete. Our day camps are held at the Franklin Park Adventure Center and Dodge Community Center. Campers will get to experience a little bit of everything including the all time favorite overnight camp out during our Camp-n-Challenge week. Our experienced camp staff embraces each camper’s individuality. The Summer of Fun and Adventure Day Camp creates a safe environment where positive social development occurs and friendships are made.

BalletMet Dance Academy: SummerDance Camp 2013

Downtown Rhythms
June 17-21, 2013
Ages 7-12
BalletMet Columbus Dance Academy
322 Mount Vernon Avenue, 43215
Contact Person: Julia Van Houten

It’s time to sign up for the best week of summer! Join the talented BalletMet staff for a week long dance camp. Campers will have a blast exploring the joy of dance in addition to improvisation, drumming, art projects, different movements and more! They’ll even meet professional dancers and staff from the BalletMet Company and show their accomplishments in BalletMet Performance Space.

Sign up now and be part of the fun!
Other camps available for all ages!

BalletMet Dance Academy: Camps Age 4-6

Camps for Ages 4-6
Three Convenient locations: Downtown, East, Worthington
Contact Person: Julia Van Houten

All 4-6 year old camps include:
Arts and craft projects
A visit from a dancer in costume
Children perform in studio on the final day for their family and friends

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
June 17-21, 2013
BalletMet Downtown
You’re invited to a tea party extraordinaire! Inspired by the book series, we will have a head to toe adventure of everything fancy…tiaras, fairy wings, tu-tus and more!  Ooo-la-la…it will be tres magnifique!
Copyright 2009 Robin Preiss Glasser

Camp Superhero!
June 24-28, 2013
BalletMet Downtown
More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap buildings in a single bound, and they can dance, too?!  Dancers are powerful so it’s time to hero up and save the day as we create our characters and unique super-powers in this superhero adventure.

Magic Box of Wonder!
July 8-12, 2013
German Village Society
A fun and creative experience exploring dance and movement with scarves, musical instruments, rainbow ribbons, and other dancing props.  Children will also make their very own magic box and fill it with their arts and craft creations.  You never know what we’ll pull out of our magic box next!

Once Upon a Sugar Plum
July 15-19, 2013
Worthington MAC
Do you love all things princess?  A creative and imaginative story unfolds on a fairy tale journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her princess friends from famous classical ballets.

Around the World in Dance
August 12-16, 2013
Worthington MAC
Get your passport ready and embark on an imaginary journey visiting countries around the world.  Learning folk dances our world travelers will use props, rhythm instruments, and costumes to help explore the customs and flavors of each country.

Sign up now and be part of the fun!
Other camps available for all ages!

BalletMet Dance Academy and Columbus Children’s Theatre Camps

BalletMet Dance Academy in partnership with Columbus Children’s Theatre
Locations: BalletMet East and Worthington MAC
Contact Person: Julia Van Houten

Dancing Damsels and Dramatic Dragons
June 24-28, 2013
Ages 5-7
BalletMet East
Join BalletMet and CCT for an amazing fairytale adventure this summer!  Each day you will rotate between BalletMet Dance Instructors and CCT Teaching Artists who have all sorts of fun activities in store for you.  Throughout this five-day adventure you will learn to sing, act and dance while creating a performance like no other.  Whether you are a Dancing Damsel or Dramatic Dragon or a little bit of both, be prepared to dazzle your family on Share Day!

Triple Threat
July 29-August 2, 2013
Ages 8-12
Worthington MAC
This ever-popular program is back again!  Students in this 1/2 day camp from Columbus Children’s Theatre and BalletMet will explore all the skills of a “Triple Threat”: singing, dancing and acting.  Not only will you learn the basics of stage presence, scene work and audition skills, but by the time the class is over you will be able to act, dance and sing your way across that stage.  Be prepared for a Share Day performance worthy of a Tony Award on the McConnell’s Bronwynn Theatre stage.

Sign up now and be part of the fun!
Other camps available for all ages!


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
Web: www.ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp
Email: kbragdon@ymcacolumbus.org
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


Location: Camden, Ohio – 2 hours west of Columbus near Oxford, Ohio

Address: 1259 Swann Beatty Rd. 

                 Camden, Ohio 45311

Phone: 937-452-3347

Fax: 937-452-5566

Web: www.pvmcamp.com

Email: info@pvmcamp.com

Contact Persons: David Maynard – Director     Joyce Reke – Registrations

Subject/Content: Fun Science
Grade Level: 4-6

Type: Overnight/coed
Length of Program: One week sessions, Sunday – Friday
Cost: $390

Dates offered: Weekly starting June 12 – July 22

Financial aid: Partial scholarships according to financial needs

Discounts: Early registration discounts, sibling discounts, military discounts, new camper discounts, and bring a friend discounts available.

Notes: Is it fact or just another urban myth? Based on the popular Discover Channel TV show, Mythbusters, through trial and error you will take on myths and use modern-day science to challenge and demonstrate what is real and what is fiction.

Activities: 80-ft. high zipline, rock climbing tower, challenge course, swimming, canoeing, nature hikes, campfires, and more.  

Religious Affiliations: Christian, non-denominational

Columbus Academy Summer Experience

  • Sponsor: Columbus Academy
  • Address: 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
  • Phone: 614.509.2267 or 614.509.2529
  • Fax: 614.509.2519
  • Web: columbusacademy.org
  • Email: Summer_Experience@columbusacademy.org
  • Contact Person: Alyssa King, Director
  • Subject/Content: Academics, Arts & Sciences, and Athletics
  • Age/Grade level: Birth to 3 years, Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School
  • Type: Day
  • Length of program: June 2 – August 8, 2014 (Monday – Friday: 9 am-4 pm, Beforecare and Aftercare available)
  • Cost: Average cost is $250 per week for full day program (half and part day programs available)
  • Financial aid?: No
  • Notes: The Columbus Academy’s Summer Experience is the smart way to have fun this summer. We offer weeklong day camp programs in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. We have programs for Pre-K through 12th grades, courses for high school credit, as well as our Explore With Me program for ages birth to 3 years and their caregiver. The CA Summer Experience has 10 weeks to choose from starting June 2rd and ending the week of August 8th. We offer both before and aftercare programs. Whatever your child’s interest, you will find it at The Columbus Academy Summer Experience.

Adventure Academy @ Camp Mary Orton

  • Camp/Activity Name — Adventure Academy
  • Sponsor: — Camp Mary Orton
  • Phone: 614-885-1023
  • Fax: 614-885-3032
  • Web: www.campmaryorton.org
  • Email:  Marci.ryan@campmaryorton.org
  • Contact Person:  Marci Ryan
  • Subject/Content: Outdoor day camp full of adventure experiences; climbing walls, high ropes course, zipline, etc.
  • Age/Grade level: Elementary and Middle School
  • Type: — Day Camp
  • Length of program:  1 week
  • Cost: $285- $400
  • Notes:  At Camp Mary Orton, we strive to ensure that each child leaves camp with long lasting memories of adventure, discovery and friendship.  We promote an environment where it is safe to try new things and develop leadership traits.  We are dedicated to providing your child with experiences that will challenge them in a nuturing environment.  Our program has been developed by educators and experiential education professionals.  Activities include swimming, hiking, archery, crafts, zip line, climbing walls and other experiential activities.  Our 10:1 camper to counselor ratio ensures your child will received individual attention.

Walnut Creek Outdoor Learning Center

Camp Name: Walnut Creek Outdoor Learning Center

Phone: 614-315-4769

Web: www.walnutcreekolc.com

Email: walnutcreekolc@gmail.com

Contact Person: Brian Labuhn

Age/Grade: Boys &Girls completing 4th grade thru 6th grade

Type: Day Camp

Length of Program: Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Cost: $190

Students participate in interactive hands-on multi-sensory lessons and activities. Our lessons include but are not limited to outdoor living skills, wetland, wildlife, and forest ecology.

Activities include;

  • Shelter building outdoor survival shelter construction
  • Map and Compass reading
  • Fishing techniques
  • Kick seining for freshwater macroinvertebrates identification
  • Survival Fire building (no matches)
  • Tree core samples and analysis
  • Educational games
  • Natural arts and crafts
  • Team building and leadership activities