Tag Archives: High School

age / grade level: High School

Falcon Camp

Falcon Camp
Phone: 800/837-CAMP

Web: falconcamp.com

Email: info@falconcamp.com

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.


Wellington School Summer Options

Peggy Berger, Director
3650 Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220

Have you ever wanted to learn how Egyptians made mummies? Or wished you could be in a play such as the Hobbit? Maybe you’ve wanted to develop Android apps or learn to create Robots or become a chef of global cuisine! It’s all in a Wellington summer.

From June 10 to August 16, 2013 students from Pre-K – 12 can choose from sports and field trip camps, fine and performing arts classes, and hands-on enrichment options such as SciGirls, Playing the Stock Market, or an immersion-style foreign language. Students will find a relaxed environment with passionate, caring instructors who inspire the pursuit of lifelong learning.

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 http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/minority_engineering_camp.php 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 http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/summer_honors_institute.php for more information.

A Sample Camp by P.A.C.E. – formatted

A Sample Camp by P.A.C.E.

sponsor: P.A.C.E. – Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (we meet at) Shepard Center, 873 Walcutt Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Phone: (614) 000-0000 ext: 123 Fax: (614) 000-0001
Web: ColumbusPACE.org
Email: pace -AT- ColumbusPACE.org
contact person: Scott Prigan
subject/content: making this information available to you
age/grade level: Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School
type (day/overnight/other): all day and all night
length of program: perpetually
cost: free
financial aid?: Yes

Notes: This is an example of where you submit “Program Description” information for the Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair 2010. Information will be available on this web site

Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at emeyer@bw.edu or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at www.gedankeninstitute.com

YMCA TeenXtreme Camp at Hickory Lakes

  • Sponsor: YMCA of Central Ohio
  • Location: Hickory Lakes
  • Phone: 614-834-9622 (Branch)
  • Fax: 614-834-9625 (Branch)
  • Web: http://www.ymcacolumbus.org/daycamp_2013/camp/teenxtreme-and-teen-programs/
  • Email: egarver@ymcacolumbus.org
  • Contact Person: Evan Garver
  • Age/Grade level: Entering 7th through 9th grade
  • Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Length of program: 1 week (10 total weeks available)
  • Cost: $135 for Family Members; $155 for Youth-only Members; $175 for Non-Members
  • Financial aid available? Yes
  • Notes: TeenXtreme is more than your regular day camp…it’s a whole bunch of exciting activities including field trips, designed especially for teens. Don’t miss out on a summer that’s way out of the ordinary!
  • Online registration available!

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!