Updated! NW Columbus Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide 2021

Columbus, Ohio Summer Camps

By Robbi S. Publisher Mom, NE and NW Columbus Macaroni Kid February 25, 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.

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 Here!

 Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio is a fun, happy paint your own pottery and arts studio located in Dublin, OH. Come to the studio to create art in one of our several mediums; pottery, glass, clay, canvas, mosaics, and more! Great fun for all ages and skill levels.

Busy Bees Summer Art Camp
Art Camp meets throughout the summer, from 9am to 4pm, or 9am to 12pm, or 1pm to 4pm. Enroll for five full days or half days per week. Children must be between the ages of 6-13. Each day/week of camp revolves around a specific theme which we will explore with your child.

Your child will create one to three pieces of artwork each day (we will make every attempt to have any clay/pottery/glass piece available by the end of the week, otherwise it will be ready for pick up early the following week).

Busy Bees is also a great spot for private events to celebrate birthdays, special events, ladies’ nights out, or BYOB canvas paintings. In addition, Busy Bees offers Summer Art Camp for school aged children to keep them busy during the summer months.

Exclusive offer to Macaroni Kid Readers: Register your child for camp by 4/30 using code CAMP35 to receive $35 off per session.

Learn more or register today for Busy Bees Summer Art Camp 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!

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics

At Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics there are many art forms available. All classes are divided by age group and by level. Teachers develop the dance curriculum specifically for the age and level of each class thus every student feels comfortable and aptly challenged within their peer group.

Give your child an unforgettable and exciting summer experience full of creative exploration, artistic expression, and pure fun! All camps include an age-appropriate curriculum with exciting themes, dance & gymnastics technique, performing, weekly special visitors, and a bounce house and water day (for younger age groups).

Learn more or register today for Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics 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!

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!

Ivybrook Academy

Ivybrook Academy is a half-day, progressive preschool that offers a balanced curriculum which includes Collaborative Learning, Montessori tailored Individualized Learning Groups, Reggio Emilia inspired project work, and our Discovery Program. The innate curiosity of young children is cultivated through these four interrelated curriculum components and provides children the opportunity to explore their personal interests as they work cooperatively with others. Ivybrook Academy's award-winning curriculum provides children with the tools necessary to expand their knowledge and understand the world in which they live.

Learn more or register today for Summer Camp at Ivybrook Academy Here!

Junior Explorer Club

The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB is an exciting alternative to before and after-school care offering multiple programming opportunities including full-day E-Learning and Hybrid Learning during Covid19. Conveniently located off the 315 and Henderson Road exit, we are more than just a full-service childcare solution, we are an ADVENTURE PROGRAM with transportation services to and from your child’s UA school! As a membership-based kids’ club, we host full-time and part-time exciting programming for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Wrap, E-Learning & Hybrid Learning full-day care, After School Care, Holiday Breaks, Calamity Days, Summer Camp adventures and more!

The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB Summer Camp program is an adventure day camp for ages 2-12 that offers adventures in & around Ohio, exciting programming, arts & crafts, optional swim lessons, and so much more! At the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB, our EXPLORERS can enjoy a full day of exciting programming at the Clubhouse, go on local Adventures or enjoy both! Cost options for Full-time, Part-time and 5 day bundle details available online.

Learn more or register today for The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB Here!

Macaroni Kid Exclusive Offer: Mention Macaroni Kid for a free one-day Clubhouse Summer Camp 2021 adventure (excludes Wednesdays)!

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!

School of Rock

We don't teach music to put on shows, we put on shows to teach music! Learn what it's like to play in a real rock band and rock your socks off!

We are a performance-based music school focusing on learning music for the stage for all ages! We find that through our teaching methods, kids learn how to play more efficiently, stick with it and really enjoy playing in real rock bands at real shows. We offer private lessons as well as group lessons with live shows at a rock venue every 2 months.

We have classes and lessons for every age group from 3 years old through to our adult program. Our House Band of talented teenage students play at major events such as Red White and Boom, Cosi as well as many music and food festivals around town. Come in for a free trial for 30 minutes of 5 lessons for $99, or call us to find out more on what we do!

Exclusive Macaroni Kid Discount: 33% off all camps to people who mention Macaroni Kid

Learn more or register today for School of Rock Here!

Skyhawks Sports Academy

With over 40 years of offering skill-based sports opportunities for children, Skyhawks is best known for beginner to intermediate instruction that helps build confidence in young players preparing them for their next step in sports.

Our programming can be broken down into 3 categories:

1) Skyhawks traditional skill-based offerings that include 12 different sports across various camp and class formats

2) SuperTots classes that offer children ages 2 to 5 game-based development opportunities across 6 different sports

3) STEM Sports, a one-of-a-kind program that blends the science of sports with traditional instruction across 4 unique offerings. Our mission is to teach life skills through sports and we work with hundreds of organizations in nearly 30 states, providing quality sports instruction to over 70,000 children every year.

Learn more or register today for Skyhawks 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!