When school is out for summer, the fun doesn’t have to stop. CBUS has many educational and engaging summer camps hosted by some of the biggest organizations in the city to allow children to get active, explore nature, and learn something new during their summer break.
Day camps provide a unique opportunity for kids ages three through seventh grade to explore the zoo and engage in hands-on animal experiences.
Extended care is currently available for kids in first grade through seventh grade. Kids can be dropped off between 8-8:20 a.m. and picked up by 5:30 p.m. for select days throughout the camp week. They can enjoy the camp offerings + breakfast and an afternoon snack. You can book your needed dates online now.
All summer camps through the Columbus Recreation and Parks are for ages six-12 and run for one week throughout the dates of Mon., June 6-Fri., Aug. 12.Registration is open now for a variety of camp options, including:
The camps offered throughout the many CBUS metro parks are perfect for nature-lovers ages six-12. Campers can choose from metro parks like Scioto Grove, Blacklick Woods, and Highbanks. Some activities include:
Paddling through the waterways
Exploring insects and other creatures
Wilderness survival like starting a fire + building shelter
Pro tip: If the session you’re interested in is almost full, it’s recommended to join the wait list, as cancellations are expected.
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Jordan Davis | Thurs., May 12 | 6:30 p.m. | KEMBA Live!, 405 Neil Ave. | $27.50+ | Rock out to the country-pop singer, where he’ll be singing his hit “Singles You Up” + new music from his upcoming album. 🎶
King Bach | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | The Columbus Funny Bone, 145 Easton Town Center | $64+ | TikTok creator, actor, and comedian King Bach cracks jokes about life, relationships, and social media.
The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks kicked off their “Walk With A Doc” series on Saturday, and it will continue every Saturday at 9 a.m. through Oct. 29. Participants can walk with a local doctor and talk about health and wellness + registration is free. 🚶♂️
ABC’s “The Bachelor” alum Mike Johnson will be at the Clippers game on Fri., May 27 for a “Girls Night Out” special. VIP tickets are available now for $35 and include admission to the game, a photo with Mike, and a Q+A sessionhosted by City Editor Hanna. 🌹
The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation announced they will be building an outdoor street hockey rink in Whitehall. The City of Whitehall received a $250,000 grant to make this happen + will have all resources provided to build hockey programs. 🏒
Season tickets are now available for the 2022 OSU women’s volleyball games in the Covelli Center. The Buckeyes had a 27-6 record last season and made it to the NCAA Regional Semifinal. 🏐
Mad Moon Craft Cidery partnered with High Street CBD and released a new CBD-infused, non-alcoholic cider. The apple cider drink, called Happy Soul, contains 22mg of CBD and is available on draft at the Mad Moon taproom and in cans across select CBUS stores. 🍺 (614now)
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is hosting a ribbon cutting on Fri., July 15 to celebrate their new Park Plaza. Enjoy live music, books, food trucks, and games at the ceremony + see the new outdoor space. 📚
Wages are rising in CBUS, growing more than 7% this past year. The average weekly wage has grown to $970.57 from the weekly average of $904.94 last year. The wage increase ranks CBUS No. 150 in overall US metro areas. (Columbus Business First)
The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation named many Columbus bars to their Spirited Awards honorees. Watershed Kitchen and Bar was named one of the top 10 restaurant bars in the US Central Region + VASO Dublin made the list as one of the top 10 hotel bars. (614now)
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Over the weekend, TENSPACE unveiled their newest experiential pop-up with the soda brand Olipop. The Short North spot rotates brands and brings them to life for visitors to experience, and it certainly has made that happen again with free soda tastings, scented rooms, and 10 ft long rainbow straws.
The pop-up is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with special events along the way like:
Sip & Stretch Yoga Night
Build Your Own Oli-Float
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Editor’s pick: I hope everyone had a great weekend. After all the rain, I can’t wait for the sunny weather this week — I’m going to enjoy it by playing sand volleyball at Flannagan’s Dublin. Do you have any fun plans for the week? I’d love to hear them.
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