Camps & Summer Programs

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Challenger Sports
Challenger Sports

Over the past 25 years Challenger Sports’ vast army of International coaches have helped hundreds of thousands of boys and girls learn, improve, master, and fall in love with the sport of soccer. Register for a week long program this summer and take your game to the next level.

Dates: June, July, and August

Ages: 3+

Hours: Day & Evening

11525 Snider Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s SummerFlight Specialty Camps exist to advance the CHCA mission through Christ-centered offerings that enable students to learn, lead, and serve during the summer months.  Welcoming both CHCA and non-CHCA students, SummerFlight includes Academic, Technology, Fine Arts, and Athletic camps for students in grades K-8.

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Contact: Sharon Frankart, Summer Programs Coordinator
Gender of Campers: Coed, Dates: June 5- August 4 (Length of Camps varies), Cost: Varies

Locations: Ault Park, Burnet Woods, California Woods, French Park, LaBoiteaux Woods, Mt. Airy Forest and Stanbery Park

Contact: Bettman Center
Gender of Campers: Coed
Dates: Camps begin June 12and run through August 4.
Ages/Grades: ages 3 – 14! Volunteer opportunities for children ages 13 – 16.
Cost: Fees range from $50 – $85 per camp week
Beyond our special themes, all camps include hikes, arts/crafts, games, live animals & more hands-on activities! Voted “Best of the City” & “Best of Parenting” for great value in educational, fun outdoors! Older campers & preschoolers attend camp at the same park, same week! NEW: Pokémon, Star Wars: Going Rogue!, Narnia & Art Camps. Register online!

Locations: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Middletown Arts Center and Run Jump-n-Play Mason
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Ages/Grades:  Grades 1 to 12
Introduce the young theatre fans in your life to Cincinnati’s Tony-award winning theatre! Camps now located at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Middletown Arts Center and Run Jump-n-Play Mason. One-week day camps offer courses in acting, improv, scenic design, playwriting and more! Day camps are designed for students entering grades one to 10. Three-week, process-based performance academy programs teach the complete production of plays from beginning, including Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Sleeping Beauty, Kids! Performance academy programs are designed for students entering grades one to 12.

Cincinnati Recreation-CAMP CRC Summer Day Camps

Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s CAMP CRC Summer Day Camps are offered at many CRC recreation centers throughout the city. Campers enjoy fun weekly themes in a safe, friendly environment all summer long. Themed activities include trips and outings, arts and crafts, swim lessons and pool time, outdoor play and sports, and so much more!

Dates: May 30-August 11

Ages: 6-12 (5 if they completed all day kindergarten)

Hours: 9-4pm with extended hours 7-6pm


CincyNature Camp
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150 

Contact: Sharon Renner
Dates: June-August 2017
Ages/Grades:  Ages: 3-13
CincyNature Camps at Cincinnati Nature Center are a fun way for kids, ages 3-13, to use their creativity and imaginations in a safe, friendly environment. These week-long day camps are held in Milford and Goshen, June through August. Register on our website!

Docere 4 Parents Inc.
Docere 4 Parents Inc.
11609 Hanover Rd. Cincinnati OH 45240
Docere4Parents Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to equip parents and caregivers with fundamental academic strategies in order to provide successful academic instruction to their children outside of the classroom.

Docere4Parents Inc. has developed unique STEA2M offerings. We focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Agriculture, Mathematics to expose students to the wonderful opportunities available in these career fields. We have a host of summer camps, family STEAM night workshops, and events sure to engage and stimulate young scholars!

Goldfish Swim School – West Chester
7058 Ridgetop Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Goldfish Jump Start Clinics include four to five consecutive days* of 30-minutes swim lessons that focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique. These clinics are so effective, we guarantee you’ll see significant improvement in your child’s swimming skills in just four or five short days!Teaching fundamental swimming and water safety skills. Special Needs available.

Dates: Summer 2017

Ages: 4 months – 12 years

Hours: Variable

Naturalist Department, Various Great Parks Locations, Cincinnati, Oh 45231

Dates: June-August 2017
Gender of Campers: Coed
What better way to keep the kids outside and active this summer that at a park! Great Parks of Hamilton County provides an fun and safe environment where your young ones will get to explore streams, go on hikes, ride horses, do archery, go kayaking and much more, with experienced and trained staff. Children ages 2-17 can take part in summer camps focused on nature, adventure, farm life and horseback riding! Sign up before March 31 for early bird pricing! For a full list of camps, including dates and fees, visit

Hike it Baby
Hike it Baby
Hike it Baby is a national nonprofit dedicated to raising a generation to love the outdoors.

The local branch of Hike it Baby has a calendar of volunteer led hikes and park-and-plays aimed at getting babies and young kids outdoors. No hiker is left behind and we make stops for diaper changes and feedings. The national group holds quarterly challenges to encourage members to be active and get outside.