2022 Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide: Day Camp Options - Religious

Religious-themed day camp offerings around Central Ohio

Columbus Parent
Central Ohio offers several day camps with a religious focus.

This directory of Religious camp options is from the 2022 Columbus Parent Summer Camp Guide, which appears in the Spring 2022 issue. 

Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center: Summer Day Camp

Ages served: 6-11

Dates/times: 6/6-8/19; full day (6+ hours)

Description: We will be using the “Adding Assets” curriculum, supplemented with “General Bible.” There will be 11 major field trips and swimming twice a week.

Cost: $149 to $176 per week; Title XX accepted

Camp location: Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center, 5600 Karl Road, Columbus

For more information: Brett Dague, info@forestparkcs.org, 614-888-5282, forestparkchristian.com

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus: Camp Chaverim

Ages served: 5½-9

Dates/times: 6/13-8/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: A camp for kids entering grades 1-3 who want to experience a little bit of everything. Programs are centered around core Jewish values, with the goal of ensuring campers are developing friendships, trying new things and having fun. Daily programming includes: swimming, splash pad, specialist-led activities, sports, nature, singing, gaga and Shabbat/Judaics.

Cost: $315 per week member, $365 nonmember

Camp location: JCC Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Columbus

For more information: Raeann Cronebach, camp@columbusjcc.org, 614-559-6253, columbusjcc.org/summer-camp

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus: Camp Hoover

Ages served: 8½-14

Dates/times: 6/13-8/5; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Our 30-acre campsite boasts beautiful woods and waterfronts with canoes and kayaks, a high ropes course with a zip line, a pool, basketball court, athletic fields, archery range and nature trails. Camp Hoover offers campers entering grades 4-8 traditional camp activities, specialized programming and hands-on experiences with an emphasis on community, safety and learning.

Cost: $355 per week member, $405 nonmember

Camp location: JCC Hoover Family Park, 4290 Walnut St., Westerville

For more information: Raeann Cronebach, camp@columbusjcc.org, 614-559-6253, columbusjcc.org/summer-camp

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus: JCamps

Ages served: 6-13

Dates/times: 6/7-8/12; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Guided by Jewish values, JCamps puts safety first and does so while creating a welcoming environment where campers can be silly, laugh and discover new interests. Our staff prioritizes the social and emotional needs of each camper and makes sure that every day is a confidence-building adventure. Named the 2021 CBUS Top Picks winner for Best Camp for Kids.

Cost: $315 per week and up

Camp location: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Columbus; and Hoover Family Park, 4290 Walnut St., Westerville

For more information: Raeann Cronebach, rcronebach@columbusjcc.org, 614-559-6253, columbusjcc.org/summer-camp

Our Lady of Bethlehem: Summer Program

Ages served: grades 3-6 (grades 7-8 can be counselors in training)

Dates/times: 6/6-8/19; full day (6+ hours)

Description: Spend summer days on our campus making new friends; enjoying swimming and field trips; sharpening reading, math and science skills; and building religious faith.

Cost: $205 to $265 per week based on number of days attending, plus $100 registration fee

Camp location: Our Lady of Bethlehem School and Childcare, 4567 Olentangy River Road, Columbus

For more information: Chris Crayton, ccrayton@cdeducation.org, 614-459-8285, ourladyofbethlehem.org