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.
🐘 Columbus Zoo Summer Camp
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.
🏈 Columbus Recreation and Parks
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:
🌱 Metro Parks Summer Camp
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.