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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.

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, www.metroparks.net, or you can call 614-891-0700 for a camp brochure.

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

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


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!

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.

Liberty Farm Summer Horse Camp

Liberty Farm Summer Horse Camp

Liberty Farm, Inc   2620 Fisher Rd, Columbus, Ohio  43204

614-279-0346  phone

614-279-4401  fax


Contact: Heather Valentine at stable@libertyhorsefarm.com

Conveniently located inside the 270 on Columbus’ west side,Liberty Farm offers week long sessions of day camp which run 9-4 Monday through Friday from June 21-August13.

No matter which session campers attend, our highly qualified staff will teach age and experience appropriate lessons on:

• Safe horse/pony handling
• Caring of horses and equipment
• Group riding lessons
• Games on horseback
• Anatomy of a horse
• Arts-n-crafts
• and more – in a fun and interactive manner

The cost is $375 per camper per week.  Campers bring a sack lunch.  Snacks are provided during the day.

Welsh Hills Summer Camp

Welsh Hills School in Granville, Ohio offers summer camp for children ages 3-11 from June 14-August 13.  Half and full-day programs are available.  Each week we explore a new theme which allows campers to learn, make new friends, and have fun.  Examples of some of our themes are:  Bike Riders, Gardening, Art, Creepy Crawlers, Mad Scientists, Culinary Masters, Imagination and Lights, Camera, Action!  Visit our website for a complete list of all themes, dates, prices and brochure.   www.welsh-hills.org

Want more information?  Contact Mary Gordon at whscamp@laca.org or call 740-522-2020 Ext: 18.

Mansion Day School Summer Camp 2013

Sponsor: Mansion Day School

Phone: 614-258-4449

Fax: 614-258-7001

Web: www.mansiondayschool.org

Email: johnsonc@mansiondayschool.org

Contact Person: Christie Johnson

Subject/Content: Academics – Reading, Writing, Math, Multicultural Themes, Art, Music, Woodworking, Robotics, Martial Arts, and much more!

Grade Level: Preschool-5th Grade

Type: Academic Day Camp

Length of Program: June 17, 2013 – August 9, 2013

Hours: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Program Description:

Mansion Day School is committed to providing your child with an academic summer camp program taught by certified teachers.  In addition to reading, writing, and math instruction, your child will experience eight countries as we “travel” the world.  Each week, we will explore a new country through art projects, musical performances, storytellers, and ethnic foods.  While the mornings are filled with academics, the afternoons are an opportunity for swimming, field trips, and cultural events.  Our travel day runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Childcare (which is included in the cost of tuition) begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.  Enrichment Academies are also offered to provide students with a more intensive study of math, writing, robotics, woodworking, music, art, and other areas.


Recreation Unlimited Summer Day Camp

sponsor: Recreation Unlimited  7700 Piper Rd.
Ashley, OH 43003
Phone: (740) 548-7006  Fax: (740) 747-3139
Web: www.recreationunlimited.org
Email: info@recreationunlimited.org
contact person: Laura Smith
subject/content: Summer Day Camps for individuals with disabilities and their typical siblings
age/grade level:  5-19 years
type (day/overnight/other): day
length of program: Recreation Unlimited offers 5 weeks of day camp for youth ages 5 to 19.  Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm, July 13-17, July 20-24 or July 27-31, August 3-7 and August 9-13.
cost: $250 per week
financial aid?:  Recreation Unlimited is a Level 1, and Individual Options Waiver Provider

Notes:  Summer Day Camps provide a full schedule of activities, , meals and snacks, counselors, program leaders, on-site nursing and a great environment for indoor and outdoor fun for individuals with disabilities and typical siblings. Our camp is ACA accredited.