Summer Camps for Kids: Central Ohio

by / Sunday, 08 May 2011 / Published in Blog

School is out, so where do the kids go? To summer camp!

Summer is almost here and the kids are anxious to get out of school and have three months of fun. While you’re at work what activities can they do while still being safe and supervised? We have gathered a list of summer camps for kids specific to each apartment and condominium community to keep your little ones happy and busy.

Find your summer camp:

  • Summer Camps for Kids in Hilliard
  • Summer Camps for Kids in Grove City
  • Summer Camps for Kids in Pickerington
  • Summer Camps for Kids in Canal Winchester
  • Summer Camps for Kids in Gahanna
  • Hilliard Ohio Summer Camps for Kids


    If you live or are interested in living in any one of Schottenstein Real Estate Group’s Hilliard Ohio apartment communities like Hilliard Grand or Hilliard Park or if you own a Tremont Club condominium in Hilliard, then you’ll need this list of summer camps and activities for kids:

    Safety Town in Hilliard

    Held at Scioto Darby Elementary School, this one-week program teaches kids ages 5 & 6 safety lessons that they can use both at home and at school.

    June 13-June 17

    Morning session: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon session: 1:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
    Registration is $35/child

    Register online

    Rec Camp

    The Hilliard Community Center is offering different-themed day camps starting June 13 until July 29. All camps are from 8:30AM to 3:30PM and are $95/child. Before camp care is available starting at 7:30AM and after camp care is available until 4:30PM. Each are an additional $15/week.

    June 13-17: Camp around the world
    June 27-July 1: Sports and fitness
    July 11-15: The magic of camp
    July 25-29: Survivor camp

    Online registration is available, with discounts available for the purchase of multiple weeks. The discounts are as follows: 10% off the second week, 20% off the third week and 30% off the fourth week.

    Jump Bunch Circus Camp

    This circus-theme camp teaches kids balance, agility and coordination all while building healthy habits. Camp will be held at the Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park in the Aspen Shelter House. Cost is $99/child.

    August 8-12, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    To register, call Jilaine Anderson at (614) 403-7681

    Up, up, and away! Playcamp

    Outdoor activities pack this camp full of fun for kids ages 3-5. The week-long camp costs $40/child.

    July 18-22, 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

    Register online today.

    Jump Start Sports Camp

    Kids will play a different sport each day at Hilliard Community Center. Themes include football, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, baseball and Olympics. Camp costs $95/child.

    June 6-10, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    For more information, check out the Jump Start Sports flyer.

    For a full list of summer camps for kids in the Hilliard Ohio area, click here.

    Grove City Ohio Summer Camps for Kids


    If you are located in the growing area of Grove City, Ohio, or are considering moving into one of the communities that Schottenstein Real Estate Group offers, there are plenty of activity options for your kids this summer. Residents of  Parkway Crossing condominiums or Parkway Village apartments can check out this list:

    YMCA Day Camp

    The Grove City YMCA offers Day Camp for kids grades 1-6 for week-long sessions beginning June 6 through August 19. Cost is $105/week for a metro member and $135/week for a program member.

    Camp is from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    $21 for program members; $31 for a metro/branch members; $34 for program members.

    To register, click here.

    YMCA Summer Teen Club

    For those teens and tweens grades 7 to 9 who you don’t feel comfortable leaving at home, the Grove City YMCA offers the Summer Teen Club. Weekly activities are available from June 6-August 19. Cost is $105/week for metro members and $135/week for program members.

    Teens will be at camp from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

    Register now.

    YMCA Sports and Specialty Clinics

    Kids grades 1-6 can attend weekly sessions focusing on individual sports, and can even be transported to and from Day Camp if already enrolled. All camps last from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.

    Week 1: Soccer, June 13-17
    Week 3: Basketball, June 27-July 1
    Week 5: Volleyball, July 11-15
    Week 7: Baseball L, July 25-29
    Week 9: Art, August 8-12

    Register here, discounted rate if already enrolled in summer camp. For a full listing of YMCA summer camp options, click here.

    Safety Town

    Kids who are entering kindergarten this fall are invited to enroll in Grove City’s Safety Town to learn about safety strategies from stranger danger to crossing the street. This program is FREE to Grove City residents! Safety Town will be held at Buckeye Woods Elementary.

    June 9-17, 8:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

    Register and find all the information here.

    Primrose School at Pinnacle Summer Camp

    The private, accredited Primrose School and Pinnacle in Grove City offers a summer camp full of learning and fun. For more information, check their website: Primrose School.

    Canal Winchester Ohio Summer Camps for Kids


    Living or looking at Schottenstein Real Estate’s Brice Grove Park apartment community in Canal Winchester? Looking for camps and activities for your kids this summer? Look no further!

    YMCA Day Camp in Canal Winchester

    The Jerry L. Garver YMCA in Canal Winchester Ohio offers Day Camp for kids grades 1-6 for week-long sessions beginning June 6 through August 19. Cost is $105/week for a metro member and $135/week for a program member.

    Camp is from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Blacklick Metro Park.

    Before camp care is available at 7:00 a.m. and is $19 for a metro/branch member and $21 for program members. After camp care is available until 6:00PM and is $31 for a metro/branch member and $34 for program members.

    Register here for the YMCA Day Camp in Canal Winchester.

    YMCA Weekly Sports Camps

    Kids grades 1-6 can enroll in weekly sports camps that teach the basics of sports varying from soccer to swimming. Each week has a different theme, and is $105/week for a metro member and $135/week for a program member. Before camp care is available at 7:00 a.m. and is $19 for a metro/branch member and $21 for program members. After camp care is available until 6:00 p.m. and is $31 for a metro/branch member and $34 for program members.

    Camp is from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Jerry L. Garver YMCA.

    Week 1: Soccer, June 13-17
    Week 2: Street hockey/Rec sports, June June 20-24
    Week 3: Football/Cheerleading, June 27-July 1
    Week 4: All Starts/All Sports, July 5-8
    Week 5: International Sports, July 11-15
    Week 6: Basketball, July 18-22
    Week 7: Diamond Sports, July 25-29
    Week 8: Swimming, August 1-5
    Week 9: Kids’ Choice, August 8-12
    Week 10: YMCA Spirit Week, August 15-19

    Register for YMCA Weekly Sports camps in Canal Winchester.

    YMCA TeenXtreme

    This American Camp Association accredited day camp offers a variety of events for your teens grades 7-9. Camp is held from 8:30AM-3:30PM for ten individual one-week sessions from June 13 to August 19. Camp costs $125/week for metro/branch members and $150/week for program members.

    For the full TeenXtreme brochure, click here. Browse a full list of Jerry L. Garver summer camps for kids.

    Columbus Gymnastics Academy Summer FUN Drop-Off

    Children ages 3-12 can hang out at the Columbus gymnastics academy gym for three hours every Friday from 9:00AM-12:00PM, June 18-August 6.

    Cost is $17/child/day.

    Download the registration form.

    Columbus Gymnastics Academy Gymnastics and Activity Camp

    Kids ages 6-12 can attend this camp for full or half day sessions weekly, engaging in gymnastics and other activities.

    Week 1: June 14-18
    Week 2: June 21-25
    Week 3: June 28-July 2
    Week 4: July 5-9
    Week 5: July 12-16
    Week 6: July 19-23
    Week 7: July 26-30
    Week 8: August 2-6

    Full week (M-F 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.): $170/child

    Morning half-day week (M-F 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.): $85/child

    Afternoon half-day week (M-F 12:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.): $85/child

    Discounts available for the purchase of multiple weeks. Download the registration form. Check out all the Columbus Gymnastics Academy has to offer.

    Groveport Tennis Academy

    Not just for kids – this program is available for ages 3.5-adult. Come learn the basics of tennis or master the skills you already have. Two 5-week sessions available for fun all summer long.

    Summer session I: June 13-July 15 (Register May 30-June 10)
    Summer session II: July 18-August 26 (Register May 30-July 15)

    Cost varies from $50-$75/resident and $60-$85/non-resident. Check out the full Groveport Tennis Academy brochure.

    Pickerington Ohio Summer Camps for Kids


    If you’re a current or prospective resident of Schottenstein Real Estate Group’s Pickerington Ridge apartments and have children, you’re probably thinking about summer camps for them to attend. We’ve created a list of local camps for kids just for you:

    KinderCare Wild, Wild West Camp

    Children in grades preschool through school-aged can explore the Old West circa 1800 through various activities that include salt-dough trail maps, campfire songs and shadow puppets. With many different themes to choose from, KinderCare has all your summer camp needs covered!

    Learn more about KinderCare’s summer camps in Pickerington.

    Goddard School Summer Camp

    The Goddard School offers a fun summer environment that blends learning and social skills with fun activities to keep children stimulated and happy. Themes to choose from include: Amazing animals, Leap into literature and Mysterious minds, among others.

    To find out more, check the Pickerington Goddard School website.

    Champions Golf Course Free Golf Core Program in Pickerington

    Open to the first 75 juniors ages 7-17 who sign up for the respective sessions, this FREE 3-day course will teach swing, etiquette, rules, chipping and putting to those who are interested.

    June 27-29: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
    July 19-21: 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. -11.45 a.m.

    For complete information, check out the brochure.

    Columbus Gymnastics Academy Summer FUN Drop-Off

    Children ages 3-12 can hang out at the Columbus gymnastics academy gym for three hours every Friday from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., June 18-August 6. Cost is $17/child/day.

    Download the registration form.

    Columbus Gymnastics Academy Gymnastics and Activity Camp

    Kids ages 6-12 can attend this camp for full or half day sessions weekly, engaging in gymnastics and other activities.

    Week 1: June 14-18
    Week 2: June 21-25
    Week 3: June 28-July 2
    Week 4: July 5-9
    Week 5: July 12-16
    Week 6: July 19-23
    Week 7: July 26-30
    Week 8: August 2-6

    Full week (M-F 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. ): $170/child; Morning half-day week (M-F 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.): $85/child; Afternoon half-day week (M-F 12:30PM-4:00PM): $85/child. Discounts available for the purchase of multiple weeks.

    Download the registration form. Check out all the Columbus Gymnastics Academy has to offer.

    Gahanna Ohio Community Summer Camps for Kids


    Living in Gahanna offers many perks to the most centrally-located part of Columbus Ohio. The Woodside Place apartment community in Gahanna is conveniently centered around lots of summer camps for kids options:

    Jewish Community Center Camp Shemesh

    Kids ages 3 years & 9 months through 1st grade are welcome to this weekly camp offered from June 19-August 12. Campers will engage in a variety of activities including swimming lessons 4 times a week. Parents can choose 3 or 5 day full or half day sessions to fit any schedule.

    For more information about Camp Shemesh in Gahanna, check out the JCC Calendar.

    Jewish Community Center Camp Hoover

    Free transportation is available to and from this outdoor adventure zone for kids. Kids in grades 4-8 will engage in weekly activities located on a 28-acre woodland perfect for exploring and exercising. The opportunity is also available for campers to stay late nights and even overnight!

    Check out Camp Hoover’s Calendar. For a full list of JCC Summer camps and programs, click here.

    Champions Golf Course Free Golf Core Program

    Open to the first 75 juniors ages 7-17 who sign up for the respective sessions, this FREE 3-day course will teach swing, etiquette, rules, chipping and putting to those who are interested.

    June 27-29: 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

    July 19-21: 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. -11.45 a.m.

    For complete information, check out the Champions Golf Course brochure.

    YMCA Day Camp Gahanna

    The Gahanna YMCA offers Day Camp for kids ages 1-10, and special teen programs as well. Week-long sessions begin June 6 through August 19. Cost is $105/week for a metro member and $135/week for a program member.

    Camp is from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

    Before camp care is available at 7:00 a.m. and is $19 for a metro/branch member and $21 for program members.

    After camp care is available until 6:00PM and is $31 for a metro/branch member and $34 for program members.

    Register for the YMCA Day Camp in Gahanna.

    YMCA Camp Wilson

    Open since 1918 and accredited by the American Camping Association, this overnight camp offers children aged 7-17 horseback riding, singing, swimming and much more. This traditional “summer camp” experience is one that should not be missed!

    Register your child and find out more information.

    View a full list of Gahanna YMCA summer programs.

    The Columbus, Ohio apartment and condominium communities developed and managed by Schottenstein Real Estate Group are all centrally located to a wide variety of summer camps and activities for kids that are sure to make Summer 2011 a memorable one.

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