NE Columbus Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide for 2021

Columbus, Ohio Summer Camps

By Robbi S. Publisher Mom, NE and NW Columbus Macaroni Kid July 14, 2021

Why should you send your child to a Columbus summer camp? Summer camps are a great time for Columbus kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, meet new friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of Columbus, Ohio summer fun! You're guaranteed to find something on this list of Columbus summer camps that your kid will be excited about! 

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Camps are listed alphabetically.

Actors' Theatre of Columbus

The mission of The Globe School at Actors' Theatre of Columbus is to provide actors of all experience levels a safe place to grow and strengthen their skills as performers.

Led by Education Director Beth Josephsen, The Globe School will offer Shakespeare training at every learning level. Facilitated by a variety of expert ATC artist educators, campers will experience multiple aspects of what goes into putting on a show from acting, movement, play creation, costume and scenic design, movie making, and more!

All of us at Actors' Theatre are focused on the health and well-being of our campers and staff, and will take every measure to prioritize compliance with state and CDC health requirements. We want this to be a creative and fun learning experience and are working hard to be able to accomplish that while keeping everyone as safe as possible. We will be following the CDC and local health guidelines for camps to ensure the lowest possible risks.

Learn more or register today for The Globe School at Actors' Theatre of Columbus Here!

Brush Crazy

Your Painting Party Studio! Join us for unforgettable fun, friends and art. Walk in and paint what you want when you want anytime we are open, even during events! Where you BYOB and snacks and we provide the Canvas, Wood Pallet Signs, Wood Cutouts, Ceramics and more! We have everything you need to complete your projects!

Learn more or register today for Brush Crazy Camps Here!


CATCO is central Ohio's professional Equity theatre company, providing quality theatre and educational programs for all ages with CATCO is Kids, CATCO’s imaginative, captivating theatre program for central Ohio's young theatre lovers and their families. Together, the theatres have adopted an innovative strategy, building creative alliances that can sustain growth and development.

CATCO is Kids VIRTUAL Summer Camps are back! All programs will use Zoom to facilitate live enriching and exciting educational experiences for ages 8-12. Each week covers a different theme and will end with a short showcase or presentation of what the students worked on or created throughout the week. This showcase or presentation will be recorded via Zoom and shared with registrants at a later date.

Additional VIRTUAL workshops include Teen Intensive two-week program, Play Creation (ages 10-15), Saturday Afternoon Antics (whole family), and Saturday Morning Musicals: SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS! (ages 10-15).

Learn more or register today for CATCO is Kids VIRTUAL Summer Camp Here!

Grange Insurance Audubon Center 

Grange Insurance Audubon Center strives to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Audubon has a long history of providing life-changing experiences in natural settings with over 30 summer camp programs in the U.S. Register your child to be part of this amazing network of camps around the country right here at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center this summer! Join us as we explore the grounds of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and Scioto-Audubon Metro Park... where adventure begins around every corner and beneath every stone.  Campers are awakened to the beauty of the natural world and programs help campers make connections between their actions and their environment.

Camp numbers are currently limited to 10 campers per session for Pre-K camp, 15 campers per session for K-1 camps, and 15 campers for 2nd-5th grade camps. All sessions are ½ day (2-1/2 hour) 2-day or 3-day sessions and include the following themes; Nature Explorers, Habitat Detectives, and Bird is the Word. August session themes are Summer Adventures.

Learn more or register today for Grange Insurance Audubon Center Adventure Camp Here!

Inspiring U

We (Inspiring U) are a creative studio in Westerville, where we offer both kids and adult classes year round, in sewing, quilting, crochet, knitting, painting, paper quilling, jewelry-making, and other crafts. In the summer we also offer Summer Kids Camps.

If you have a creative child, we have the camps for you!  Inspiring U offers 3 different kinds of Summer Kids Camps: Art Camp, Crafting Camp, and Sewing Camp. The Art Camps and the Crafting Camps are 5 day camps with the day starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m., with the option of a late pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Kids must be at least 7 years old to sign up. The Sewing Camps are 4 day camps that run from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. each day. Kids must be at least 8 years old and have taken at least one beginner sewing class on a sewing machine either with us or somewhere else. We supply everything for making all of the projects, so there are no supply lists to shop for like many other places. Kids need to have a packed lunch for the Art Camps and Craft Camps. Kids will need to have snacks and a water bottle for all of the camps. We take lots of breaks and go outside to jump rope, do sidewalk chalk, play games, etc.  But the majority of the day is spent making cool stuff!

Learn more or register today for Inspiring U Here!

Integrity Athletics

Integrity Athletics is a state of the art 65,000 square foot youth athletics facility located in Plain City, adjacent Dublin. We are the only facility that offers recreational and competitive options in five disciplines of gymnastics, indoor/beach volleyball, martial arts, and, ninja.

Integrity Adventures offers weeks of never-ending fun! Every day will be filled with fun new activities improving your child’s athletic abilities through sport. A designated theme is appointed each week that will add some extra excitement. All weeks will include activities exploring the different areas of our gym, including NINJA, trampolines, tumble tracks, foam pits, ropes, gymnastics equipment and, beach/indoor volleyball. We will also play fun games, do ball sports, and have fun team projects and crafts based upon the weekly theme!

Pick & choose the weeks you want your child to attend and between *full day or half-day.

Learn more or register today for Integrity Athletics Here!

Lincoln Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African-American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.

Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp will consist of 8 one-week camps for children ages 6-13 designed to spark creativity and a passion for the arts through experience with multiple art forms. Facilitated by graduates of the Lincoln Theatre’s “Expand Your Horizons” Artist Incubation Program, campers will begin each day with affirmations of excellence, then rotate through workshops in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. At the end of each week, campers will put on a program for their families to show what they’ve learned throughout the week.

Learn more or register today for Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp Here!

Linworth Children's Center

Linworth Children’s Center offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of all schedules including a Full Day program, Part Day program, Kindergarten Bound and Full-Day Kindergarten program.  LCC also offers a Summer Camp during the summer months for school aged children grades K through 6th grade.

Linworth Children’s Center Summer Camp program is the place to be during the summer months! This is for children ages K-6th grade and was created to provide a fun, enriching camp experience for children in our community.  The LCC camp program runs for 10 weeks during the summer with different themes and activities planned for each week including water days, camp parties, team activities, outdoor games, talent shows and more!  LCC is really the place to be during the summer months!

Registration Opens March 1st 2021

Finished Kindergarten – 5th grade

Degreed Teachers

Field Trips

Water Days

Arts and Crafts

Mission Projects and so much more!

Learn more or register today for Linworth Children’s Center Here!

The Little Gym of Polaris

At The Little Gym, we believe kids should be able to act like kids. We also believe fun environments are especially conducive to the kind of learning that prepares them for life’s adventures. Through unique programs that revolve around active play, we complement and enhance the traditional school experience - even before kids are school age! We give children a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, build confidence, and develop key skills. Explore the range of classes we offer at The Little Gym of Polaris to find the one that’s just right for your child.

Learn more or register today for The Little Gym Here!

Web Student Services

School is an essential part of childhood development. Between the social skills kids learn by interacting with their peers and the critical academic growth needed to transition to work and higher education. The best way to help children is to provide them with the correct tools and guidance they need to succeed.  

Web Student Services takes a strengths-based, student-focused approach to teaching and supporting students. We meet students where they are in their academic journey and come alongside them to help them move forward. 

Web Student Services is offering Summer Enrichment in both our in-person group sessions and private tutoring. Our groups are designed for students grades K thru 5th (incoming K students and completed 5th grade students are welcome). Enrichment sessions (June) are based on grade-level standards around the topic presented. Sessions are facilitated by a certified teacher. Grade-level Review sessions (July) are designed around standards covered in the grade level. Science experiment sessions are three days only around the 4th of July holiday. Groups are limited to 10 students.

Macaroni Kid Exclusive Offer: $5 off one summer enrollment camp- Promo code: "MacaroniGuide"

Learn more or register today for Web Student Services!