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2021 Summer Opportunities

Pickaway County

Pickaway County Library: Home — Look for summer opportunities at the Library.


Pickaway County 4-H Camp — The camp is at Tar Hollow Group Camp in Tar Hollow State Park.  4-H members completing grade 3 to members age 14 are invited to attend. Check the Web site for camp information. 


Pickaway County YMCA — Great summers start at the Y! YMCA Day Camp 2021-Summer is a time for kids to be kids.  And Y day camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Camp location: Pickaway County Family YMCA, ages 3-12.


Hocking County

Camp Wyandot Overnight Camp  In 2021, Camp Wyandot will offer Overnight Camp programs at its historic facility in the Hocking Hills! Wyandot is open to all youth entering grades 2–12. Camp Wyandot is an inclusive, welcoming program and responds to children with respect and consideration, treating all children equally.   


Free Camps

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Home Safari Resources — While not technically a “camp,” this page allows you to watch and learn about the zoo’s animals from home.


Erie Metroparks — If you have access to e-mail and YouTube, you can participate in Erie Metroparks’ free virtual nature summer camps.


Girls Who Code — This group offers a free, two-week summer program for girls entering grades 10-12, offering experience with coding. Stipends are available to cover other costs, too.


Numerade Online Bootcamp — Numerade boasts free prep camps taught by college professors and high school teachers. Click the link to see which school subjects are included in these free offerings.


Fee-Based Camps

Be WISE Camp — Be WISE is a science, technology, engineering and math camp (STEM) designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women. There are two camps: one for girls who are entering grades 7 or 8 in the fall of 2021 and one for girls who are entering grades 5 and 6.


Boonshoft Museum’s Camp in a Box — Boonshoft will mail a kit called Camp in a Box for a fee; it comes with materials for STEAM-based activities. 


Bowling Green State University — BGSU offers academic enrichment camps for grades 3-8. Camps meet online for 60 minutes each day for two weeks and campers receive two weeks’ worth of instructional content in what they call a camp crate.


Camp Invention — A STEM summer program for grades K-6 that turns curious kids into innovative thinkers.


Camp Nuhop Overnight residential summer camp — Designed for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit and behavior disorders, this camp is in Perrysville and features programs for boys and girls.


Classroom Antics STEAM Summer Camps — There are a variety of topics kids can engage in this camp experience, and this link will take you to a page where you can explore all of them.


Art Classes for Kids Columbus, OH | CCAD Creative Summer Workshops — This weeklong program is the perfect way for kids — who will be in grades 3-12 during the 2021–2022 academic year — to explore their creativity. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunchtime childcare is available for students who sign up for morning and afternoon classes.


COSI Connects Kits — The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) offers a variety of $30 kits with five days’ worth of activities.


COSI Connects Live eSports Camp — COSI and Game Arena have teamed up again to offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) themed Fortnite camps. Campers will enjoy science activities AND Fortnite game instruction, perfect for anyone ages 10-15 interested in STEM careers. Each single-day camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Content, STEM lessons and gameplay vary based on the theme of the camp day. 


Columbus Zoo & Aquarium & The Wilds — Summer camps offered as non-residential day camps from ages 3 to grade 7. 


Great Lakes Science Center Camps — This organization offers camps during the summer as well as during winter and spring breaks. 


Falcon Camp — Falcon Camp is designed to create a summer of fun, adventure and learning for campers. Through programs designed to increase independence, self-confidence and self-discovery, they encourage campers to choose what they like and excel in those activities. Located in the woods on a lake in Carrollton, the camp provides a unique, off-the-grid experience for young people ages 6-16. It also offers a special, one-week Young Adventures program designed specifically for first-time campers between the ages of 6 and 10.


Franklin Park Conservatory Camps — Camps are offered for ages 3 through 8. Campers participate in fun-filled activities throughout the day with a focus on the camp’s theme. A supervised lunch and half-hour free time will take place every day, allowing campers to participate in unstructured play and an opportunity to make friends. 

Northern Kentucky University Summer Camps — Available for students in grades 2-8, NKU offers a handful of camps for various age groups. Scholarships are available for Ohio students who meet the requirements for the “Free and Reduced Meal” programs.


The Ohio State University Buckeye AHA! Math Moments — The topic of the 2021 summer camp is Math Magic. This is going to be virtual for grades 7 & 8 and 9-12.


The Ohio State University Summer Tech Camps & Academies — Coding, game development, robotics and design for kids and teens. 


Ohio University Summer Camps – This link outlines various camps through Ohio University (including virtual camps).


Summer Institute for the Gifted — Three-week innovative online STEAM camp courses for gifted children ages 5-17.


Sternberg Science Camps – The Sternberg Museum, from the state of Kansas, offers a collection of virtual camp experiences for ages 6-18.


Varsity Tutor Virtual Summer Camps — Designed for students ages 5-13, these camps span topics from Space to Dinosaurs!


Virtual Tech Camps — Designed for students ages 7-19, these virtual camps feature tech-based topics, like Minecraft and Scratch.


Write State Summer Enrichment Programs — Offering the Discovery program for grades K-6, and Odyssey for grades 7-9, there are a lot of options available for summer enrichment opportunities.



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