The school year is winding down. It’s not too late to start thinking about summer camp

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — School is almost out for summer and its time to register for summer camp.

Here are some summer camp options if you are looking for something for your little ones to do over the break.

Columbus Recreation and Parks

The City of Columbus has a wide variety of summer camps geared to youth of all ages and interests. Grants are also available for financially-challenged families with children 18 years and younger who want to participate in any fee-based program.

Tap here for more information on Columbus summer camps.

City of Powell

From tennis and golf camps to Tumble Tots and learning how to wave on a skateboard, Powell has something for kids of all ages.

“We offer summer camps for kid 7 to 14 years old for most weeks and then we have a couple of exceptions for our safety weeks for our junior camp and that’s kids from 4 to 8 years old so they can come in and get the experience of being away for a full day”, said Gina Kolp, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Powell.

Tap here for more information about Powell summer camps

City of Westerville

Westerville Parks and Recreation offers safe, fun-filled and affordable camp experiences to all families in the community. Due to construction at the rec center, 2019 camp programs will be held at Cherrington Elementary.

Tap here for more information about Westerville summer camps.

Flying Horse Farms

Flying Horse Farms is a magical place where kids with serious illnesses can just be kids.

The camp opened its doors in 2010 and has since welcomed campers in more than 100 camp sessions. Children at the camp are living with a range of illnesses including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and facial anomalies.

Tap here to see NBC4’s 2018 story about Flying Horse Farms.

Tap here for more information about Flying Horse Farms.

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

The Metro Parks system manages more than 27,700 acres of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and streams. There are opportunities for campers of all ages to explore the outdoors and learn more about the world around them. 

Tap here for more information about Metro Parks summer camps.

Columbus College of Art and Design

CCAD offers one or two-week hands-on courses for students in grades 1-12. Topics include creating with color, painting, digital media, animation, photography, fashion design, makeup and filmmaking. 

Tap here for more information about CCAD’s summer programs.

Boy Scouts of America

The Simon Kenton Council of Boy Scouts of America have five different camps in locations around central Ohio. Opportunities are available for children starting in first grade.

Tap here for more information about Boy Scouts of America camps.

Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio’s 4-H program offers several camping opportunities around the state. Topics include leadership, science, shooting sports and agriculture.

Tap here for more information about Ohio 4-H camps.

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew SC offers several summer sports camps designed for kids of all ages and skill levels. Each camp is specifically customized to challenge players in the four pillars of the game: technical, tactical, physical and psychological.

Tap here for more information about Columbus Crew SC camps.

Buckeye Sports Camps

The Ohio State University offers summer camps covering 21 varsity sports. Campers and clinic attendees have the opportunity to learn more about their sport from Ohio State coaches and improve their skills.

Tap here for more information about OSU sports camps.

There are many other camp opportunities in and around for Columbus. If you’re looking for something in your community, Check your city of village directory for more information.

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