2013 Summer Camp Guide Extra

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Here are more summer camp options for Central Ohio families this year:

Artisan Dance Studio Day Camps

June 24-July 31 six-week summer class session; "Picture Books and Pirouettes" day camp on July 16 or Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-7; "Fairytale Ballet Camp" on July 18 or Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-7; "Pop Star Music Video Camp" on July 20 or Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for ages 7-14

Ages: varies by camp, 4 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Artisan Dance Studio, 4310 N. High St., Columbus 43214

614-824-5503; artisandancestudio.com

Bareclay Studio Summer Programs for Kids

June through August, session dates and times vary; Bareclay Studio has been a hands-on pottery-teaching facility for 18 years. Students can focus on learning how to use the potter's wheel, clay hand-building techniques, glazing and sculpting. Some activities for kids can include clay, mixed media and collaborative art projects. Bareclay also offers scouting merit-badge workshops, birthday parties and adaptive programming for people with disabilities.

Ages: baby to adult

Cost: $25 for individual workshops, $68 for mini-camps.

Camp Location: Bareclay Studio, 1469 Showcase Drive (Grandview Heights), Columbus 43212

614-271-8225; bareclay.com

Beardsley Conservatory of Dance'sAmerican Doll Camp

July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16, 10am-12 noon; fast-paced dance camp in which the students' dolls will be the primary focus, instruction will cover the basics of ballet and jazz, activities will include creative projects and crafts. A mini-performance of the movements learned will cap off the week. Dancers are asked to bring their favorite doll.

Ages: 6 to 10

Cost: $100 per session

Camp Location: The Beardsley Conservatory of Dance, 7540 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065

740-881-3141; columbusballet.net

City of Worthington's Club W Day Camp

June 10-Aug. 9, Club W is a themed weekly day camp, from 9 a.m,-4 p.m. with before-care from 7:30 a.m. and after-care until 5:30 p.m., includes active and passive games, imaginative projects, fitness activities, interactive learning situations, swimming at the Community Center and a weekly field trip.

Ages: completing Grades 1-7

Cost: $150 weekly Worthington city residents, $175 non-residents; before-care $15 weekly residents, $20 non-residents, after-care $15 weekly residents, $20 non-residents,

Camp Location: Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

City of Worthington's Day Trip Camps

July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Canoeing day trip to Big Darby Creek with a stop along the way for a swim, includes instruction in paddling; July 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Horseback Riding day trip to Marmon Valley Farm, includes instruction, lunch, visits with farm animals and an hour-long trail ride will fill your day; July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sailing day trip (weather dependent) to Hoover Reservoir, includes instruction. All activities appropriate for beginners. Transportation is provided for all day trips.

Ages: 8 to 14

Costs: $40 residents, $52 non-residents for each trip

Camp Location: departs from Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

City of Worthington's Half-Day Sport Mini Camps

Dates vary, 9-11:30 a.m. for tennis camps, 9 a.m.-12 noon for morning camps, 1-4 p.m. for afternoon camps; camps focus on sports skills (tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball) and multiple activities (art, athletics and swimming);

Ages: vary by camp (completing K-6, completing 1-6, or completing 3-6)

Costs: vary from $40 - $85

Camp Locations: Worthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085; for tennis, Wilson Hill Park, 1025 Ridgedale Drive East, Worthington 43085

614-436-2743; worthington.org

Enchanted Care Kids Campuses' Summer Camp Zone

Activities include swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts, field trips, nature and science, music, dance and drama

Ages: 4 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: six campuses in Central Ohio

1-866-267-5619; enchantedcare.com/camp

Grove City Parks and Recreation's PlayZone Day Camp

June 24-Aug. 1, day camp on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; active outdoor games, art projects, off-site trips and special activities focus on developing self-esteem, independence and strong social skills. Participants must have completed kindergarten, will need to pack own lunch.

Ages: completed kindergarten through Grade 6

Cost: $225 residents, $250 non-residents

Camp Location: Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City 43123

614-277-3050; parks.grovecityohio.gov/park

Haugland Learning Center Summer Activities Camp

June 10-Aug. 2, full-day, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. For special-needs students with a focus on social development though swim lessons, athletic games, arts and crafts, and community outings. UPDATE FROM MARCH ISSUE: There will be no half-day option.

Cost: $268 per week with a $32 non-refundable activity fee per week. Level 1 and I/O waiver accepted as well as private pay.

Camp Location: 7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus 43235

614-602-6478; hauglandlearningcenter.com

Jane's Montessori Outdoor-Based Science & Nature Day Camp

Full- and half-day session, weekly themes, daily activities include arts and crafts, science experiments, books and summer reading, games and team sports

Ages: 18 months to 6

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Jane's Montessori Academy, 1375 Francisco Road, Columbus 43220

614-457-6404; janesacademy.com

Jazz Academy at the Jazz Arts Group's Summer Camps

Camp Blues: June 10-14, introduces students, ages 11 through adult, to the blues through teaching and performance, led by the Sean Carney Band, focus is on guitar, bass and drums and their roles in this music form, as well as performance techniques. Final performance will take place at the Gahanna Creekside Jazz and Blues Festival on June 14.

Camp Jazz: July 15-19, designed for students, ages 16+, with an interest in jazz who wish to explore the music through learning and performance. This camp will provide opportunity for lessons, classes, rehearsals, and will feature a final performance at the Jazz and Ribs Festival. Students must have experience playing saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar or drum set and have some previous knowledge of jazz

Costs: $325 for JAG members, $350 non-members for each camp with select scholarship opportunities

Camp Location: Jazz Academy, 769 E. Long St., Columbus 43203

614-294-5200; jazzartsgroup.org

La Petite Academy's Not So Bummer Summer

Weekly sessions feature fun-filled themes, ranging from outdoor adventure to cooking to drama and much more. Includes field trips. Call for session dates and times.

Ages: 5 to 12

Cost: call for more information

Camp Locations: Vary, call for more information.

1-866-561-3413; lapetite.com

Liberty Community Center's Camp Friendship

June 3-Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care available until 6 p.m.; camp program offers organized instructional sports, academic tutoring, arts and crafts, field trips, games and more

Ages: kindergarten through Grade 3

Cost: $150 per week (does not include extended care or field trips) Title XX accepted, scholarships available to qualifying families

Camp Location: Liberty Community Center, 207 London Road, Delaware 43015

740-369-3876; delawarelcc.org

Little Lambs Children's Center Summer Camp 2013

June 10-Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays; this camp, which is a ministry of the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene has weekly themes, field trips, water days, trips to the pool and special events (demonstrations and activities).Before-care, after-care and hot nutritious lunches are included in the tuition from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility has two full-sized, air-conditioned gyms and three playgrounds. Parents can register for only 8 of the 10 weeks of camp and can choose the weeks.

Ages: 6 weeks old to Grade 6

Cost: Register before April 10 for early-bird price of $185 per full week, three-day per week optionis $120 per week. Check website for pricing for children less than Kindergarten age.

Camp Location: Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 425 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230

614-471-9269; shepherdchristian.org

New Albany Ballet Company Summer Camps 2013

June 10-Aug 8, morning and evening sessions; a variety of age-specific, themed day camps

Ages: camps for 2-1/2 to 3 years old; 3 to 5; and 6 to 7

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: New Albany Ballet Company, 5051 Forest Drive, New Albany 43054

614-939-9058; newalbanyballetcompany.com

NorthPointe Dance Academy

Classes and camps throughout the summer, including instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, tumbling and hip hop; age-appropriate themes

Ages: 2-1/2 to 18

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: NorthPointe Dance Academy, 500 Orange Point Drive, Lewis Center 43035

740-548-4600; northpointedance.com

Shepherd's Corner Ecology CenterDay Camp

June 24-28 and July 15-19; Shepherd's Corner is an ecology center run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, but the camp, now in its fourth year, is secular and focused on earth science. The center is a 160-acre natural oasis in Blacklick, featuring naturally farmed gardens, free-range turkeys and chickens, sheep, a llama, a labyrinth, greenhouses, beehives, walking trails and woods. Camp participants will have the opportunity to meet the animals, explore the grounds, and discover how various organisms and creatures contribute to our life on earth. Lessons include animal tracking, clay and glazing, wetlands, stream exploration, gardening, and more. Each camp is limited to 20 students.

Ages: 9 to 12

Cost: $160 for the week; full scholarships are available. $10 per day for aftercare.

Camp Location: Shepherd's Corner Ecology Center, 987 N. Waggoner Road, Blacklick 43004

614-866-4302; shepherdscorner.org

Stars Indoor Sports FUN Camp

June 10-Aug. 17, weekly camps from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with early drop-off and late pickup available. Full-day and half-day options available. Activities designed to keep kids active and engaged throughout the summer.

Ages: 6 to 14

Cost: call for more information

Camp Location: Stars Indoor Sports, 6124 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229

614-985-3003; starsindoorsports.com

The Little Gym Anytime Summertime Kids' Camp

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Can sign up for single day or full week sessions. The camp curriculum combines physical activity, gymnastics and play with arts, crafts, and special events.Each week has a special theme and each day has a different, creative lesson plan

Ages: 3 to 10 years, and must be bathroom independent

Cost: $29/day for members, $32/day for non-members

Camp Location: The Little Gym of Polaris, 8645 Sancus Blvd., Columbus43240

614-430-3355; tlgpolarisoh.com

Vertical Adventures

Full- and half-day weekly session throughout the summer and during school holidays; Vertical Adventures, Central Ohio's first indoor rock climbing gym (opened in 1994), offers day camps that provide an introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Craft projects and games are added in to give tired muscles a rest. Fun climbing-related activities include slack lining and milk crating stacking.

Ages: 6+

Cost: $380 per week for full-day sessions, $220 per week for half-day sessions

Camp Location: Vertical Adventures, 6295 Busch Blvd., Columbus 43229

614-888-8393; verticaladventuresohio.com

West Ohio United Methodist Camps

June 9-Aug. 4, overnight sessions available; West Ohio United Methodist Camps have offered Christian birth, growth and renewal for more than 50 years.Three locations, each ACA-accredited, with age- and developmentally appropriate activities and faith-forming programs. In addition to traditional, co-ed resident camp, family camps and fully-accessible buddy camps for those with varying abilities also are offered.

Ages: 7 to 18

Cost: varies, call for more information, some financial aid available

Camp Locations: Camp Otterbein, 15779 Cox Road, Logan 43138; Camp Wesley, 653 Township Road 37 E., Bellefontaine 43311; Camp Widewater, 4050 County Road 424, Liberty Center 43532

614-781-2630; westohiocamps.org