Summer Camps

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The featured images and descriptions below are highlighting several local Cincinnati and NKY summer camps that sponsored the production of this guide. We are excited about these partnerships, as we love the variety of opportunities for fun and learning that are available to our local kiddos this Summer.
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It’s time to start planning all of that endless summer fun we’re so been looking forward to, and our camp guide is full of some of our favorites!

The Summit Country Day School Summer Camp

June 1st - August 6th

The all-day programs at The Summit are fresh and packed full of fun for all children, preschool through grade 8.

The Traditional Day Camp services ages 3-6 for nine weeks of summer (Monday-Friday 9a-3p) with each week hosting a theme to center the crafts and games. Your children will be all smiles as they explore the arts, take cooking lessons, get outdoors, and unplug. Extended Day will be offered beginning at 8 am and again after camp, from 3-4 pm.

Safety is their TOP priority this year.

“My youngest loves the traditional day camp with the weekly themes. My middle child enjoys robotics and STEM camps and there are plenty to choose from to keep him busy. This year my high school kid will take the ACT prep college essay class to be ready for his college applications. The Summit has exceptional programs that my children really enjoy and at a good value compared to other summer programs.” – Beth, camp parent

Open to campers age 3 through high school.

Programming is available for high school students both for school credit and as an opportunity to explore a subject.

2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 871-4700 ext. 369
[email protected]

Primrose Summer Adventure Club

May 24th - August 13th

Get ready for a world of discovery in the Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club. New adventurers and old friends power up imaginations with fun experiences and exciting activities like building robots, creating digital art, taking on engineering challenges and playing sports. Each of the 12 weeks holds new adventures, learning experiences and super field trips. Tuition includes all field trips, before and after care, snacks, hot meals, water bottles, and a camp t-shirt. Contact the Primrose School of Symmes directly for more information.

One of the things we love about this camp option is how flexible the schedule is – while camp runs from 9 to 3:30, extended hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. are included at NO EXTRA COST. You can really make this one work for you and your summer needs? Do you work full time? No problem, sign your little one up for the entire summer!

This camp is open to children who have completed kindergarten through age 12.

You can enroll weekly or for the entire summer!

9175 Governors Way
Cincinnati, OH 45249
(513) 697-6970

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

June 7th - July 2nd

children's theatre of cincinnati summer camp

All TCT camps will engage students in lessons from their high-caliber TCT Academy Teachers and their Resident Artists Company in singing, dancing, acting, costuming, and props.

Their weeklong camps will feature a variety of activities designed to prepare your student for their final share-case and to expand their knowledge of multiple theatre disciplines. At this time, all in-person and virtual camps will have a filmed share-case that parents will receive.  Due to regulations, no camp, regardless of virtual or in-person, will have a LIVE, in-person theatre performance at the end of their week.

Virtual camps will feature a wide variety of live and pre-filmed activities to strengthen your student’s skills in the arts. Virtual Students will receive 2 ½ hours of arts training a day. Each camp day will include live Zoom sessions, pre-filmed video tutorials, activities provided by TCT, and teacher feedback.

Registration begins Monday, March 22! Get ready to make a splash this summer at TCT!

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Kids in the Kitchen {Presented by the Art of Entertaining}

Weekly Sessions Available; June 4th - July 23rd

Let’s get ready to cook!  This Junior Chef series will teach the five mother sauces, culinary terms and techniques, knife cuts, flavor profiles, and the approach in creating a signature dish. Camp includes breakfast (am session) or lunch (pm session) and hands-on instruction from the culinary team. Young Chefs will eat what they make and will even make a bit extra for you to try. Make sure you are on pick-up duty! Seriously, don’t you wish you could do this!?

Staying Safe and Happy! 

Committed to the health and safety of their campers – Temperature screenings, social distancing, masks, and sanitization stations are a part of the daily routine. In addition to providing each Young Chef with his/her own apron, masks (if they don’t bring their own) and gloves are provided.

“My 13 year old daughter had a blast and learned a ton. This week-long Culinary Camp was well run – great staff and chefs. Hoping they add additional camps in the future. Well worth the money!” – Tonia, parent

Ages 5 – 7
Cost: $225
Time: 9am – 12pm Daily

Ages 8 – 14
Cost: $325
Time: 12pm to 4pm Daily

There is a 10% sibling discount available!

The Art of Entertaining
513-871-5170

Greenacres Summer Camps

June - August

Summer adventures return for 2021 in fun and COVID-safe day camps! Each program offers its own unique way to explore all that Greenacres has to offer. Get creative outdoors with Arts in the Natural World, be a trailblazer in Outdoor Adventures, or experience Greenacres after dark at Night Camp. A Greenacres camp will fill your child’s summer with unforgettable experiences and are tailored to be age appropriate. They look forward to hosting your children in one of their programs. See you in June!

“The staff is incredible. For each of these camps, my kids have benefited from staff who are welcoming, high-energy, and very knowledgeable. I like the way in which the staff truly respect the kids and inspire the kids to learn more.” – camp parent

Open to campers age 5-17 years old.

If your child wants to explore a little bit of everything that Greenacres has to offer, then check out Camp Green adventures! Camp Green provides children the opportunity to sample the arts, agriculture, equine, nature, and water quality programs at Greenacres.

8255 Spooky Hollow Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 898-3262
[email protected]

Cincinnati Reds Baseball & Softball Camps

May 31st - August 14th

cincinnati reds summer camp

What kid wouldn’t be thrilled with the chance to attend the official camps of the Cincinnati Reds?!? These week-long camps may just be the best baseball/softball camps in America. Each camper receives four Reds tickets, full uniform, and a VIP trip to Great American Ball Park.

“My oldest son did Reds Camp a few years ago and loved it. Last year, my little guy was finally old enough and had a spectacular time. We are a Reds family for life and the amazing camp experience is why.” – Parent

Open to boys and girls, ages 6-14 years old.
Monday – Friday 9a-3p

Locations vary, see list below for details: 

Harrison High School: 5/31- 6/4
Milford High School: 6/14 – 6/18
Centerville High School: 6/21 – 6/25
Summit Country Day Sports Complex: 6/21- 6/25
Mason High School: 7/5 – 7/9
Reds Youth Academy: 7/5 – 7/9
Reds Youth Academy: 7/12-7/16
Batavia Sports Complex: 8/9 – 8/14

Locations vary by week.

513-258-2998
[email protected]

Camp Invention

June 1st - August 27th

camp invention cincinnati

Turn curious students into innovative thinkers!

Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with the new Camp Invention® program, Recharge! Campers in grades K-6 will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From taking apart their own microphone to exploring solar-powered crickets and creating duck-launching devices, each activity is designed to give your young innovator an unforgettable summer experience.

Given the challenges presented by the pandemic, they are planning to run the 2021 Camp Invention program in person and virtually, so you can choose the format that works best for your child. Even better, you have the option to change your format selection up to six weeks before the program start date.

“I’m a teacher and have been working with the great camp for several years. The students love it soooooo much! They have fun while thinking outside of the box!”- Carrie

Just one week of camp can leave a lasting impact on students!

Click the “Register” button to save! Early registration and sibling discount codes available.

Find your preferred camp location HERE.
[email protected]

Classroom Antics Summer STEAM Camps

June 14th - August 6th

It’s the ultimate STEAM camp experience!

Classroom Antics camps spark creativity by allowing kids to use their imagination and create. Kids are introduced to fun challenges and have opportunities to gain new insight into STEAM subjects, instilling confidence within each camper as they learn. The camps cover a wide area of interests like LEGO robotics, stop-motion animation, computer programming, video game design, Minecraft coding, science, engineering, and video production. Classroom Antics prides themselves on evolving kids from technology consumers to technology creators.

“He thought he would just be ‘learning’, not actually building robots and programming video games! He was mentally stimulated, excited about going, and sad when they ended!” – Amy, parent

Open to campers age 6-13 years old.
12-student classes for individualized attention.
1:1 student to equipment ratio for maximized learning.

Multiple convenient locations see website for details.
800-595-3776

[email protected]

Summer Camp Resources

First comes camp registration and then comes packing camp lunches!

We hope to ease some of that burden by providing you some ideas. Each idea meets a different need and will provide you with some different ideas of lunches to pack.

Overnight camp feels like a rite of passage.

After hearing rave reviews about the YMCA Camp Kern experience, I decided to take a risk and let go of control (because, yes, that is what it felt like to me) for one week out of the summer and see what would happen.

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