Summer Camps

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.

It’s time to start planning all of that endless summer fun and our 2020 camp guide is full of some of our favorites!

Cincinnati Ballet's Kids Dance Camp

June 1st - 5th; June 8th - 12th; July 27th - 31st

Cincinnati Ballet’s Kids Dance Camp is a creative exploration of dance, music and art through beloved stories for students ages 4 – 8. Each week-long experience explores an overall theme through age-appropriate ballet classes and activities led by professional faculty. Students in each camp are divided into groups based on age.

During summer 2020, Kids Dance Camp celebrates the Summer of Dreams as we venture over the rainbow and under the sea to explore favorite story ballets including The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid.

Through the integration of dance, visual art, story, choreography and music, young dancers embark on a multi-sensory tour of their week’s designated theme while delving into their own creativity. Introduction to ballet and creative movement allows students to build movement vocabulary, coordination, and strength while working toward a culminating performance for parents and loved ones. Daily crafts take students beyond the studio to create costume pieces, dance props, and other accessories that inspire artistic expression and imagination.

For campers ages 4-8 years old.

Each camp culminates in a performance for family and loved ones featuring the week’s story.

1555 Central Parkway
Cincinnati OH 45214
(513) 562-1111

[email protected]

The Summit Country Day School Summer Camp

June 1st - August 7th

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-4p) with each week hosting a theme and one field trip. Your children will be all smiles as they explore the arts, take cooking lessons, get outdoors and unplugged, make movies, go treasure hunting and much more. Extended Day will be offered beginning at 8 am and again after camp, from 4-5 pm.

Children in grades 1-8, have a menu of choices to ‘Pick Your Fun’: including Robotics, Laffalot, Service Camp, Sports, and much more. You won’t believe how much fun can be packed into one summer!

“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]

Greenacres Summer Camps

June 15th-August 7th

Summer camps at Greenacres offer fun for every personality. Whether it’s an art camp for your budding Picasso, horseback riding for your animal lover, a farming experience for your green-thumb, or a survivalist camp for your young adventurer, there’s a Greenacres camp that will fill your child’s summer with joy and memories. Each camp is tailored to be age appropriate and led by a caring and professional staff.

“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]

Coerver® Ohio Soccer Camps

June 8th - August 6th

Developing Players & Changing Lives Since 1984!

The Coerver® teaching method provides a safe, educational environment which strives to develop skills & soccer moves, as well as encourage creativity and confidence in play. The camps prioritize good sportsmanship and respect for all in an environment that makes soccer FUN to practice and play.

“My son had absolutely loved every second of this camp. He has made new friends, improved his soccer skills, and gotten great instruction from great coaches.” – John, parent

Open to competitive soccer players ages 5-15.

  • Cincinnati Camp Dates
    • June 8-11 & June 22-26
    • July 13-17, 20-23 & 27-31
    • August 3-6
  • Dayton Camp Dates
    • June 15-19
    • July 13-16
  • Columbus Camp Dates
    • June 22-26
    • July 6-10

Full day camps are 9am-3pm; Half day camps are 9-11:30am
Early Enrollment Period Ends April 1st, 2019.

Multiple convenient locations around the

[email protected]

Summer Aventure 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

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Summer Camp

May 25th - August 14th

Explore the Zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals! Hikes in the zoo, visits from animal friends, crafts, train rides and so much more make a zoo summer camp a jam-packed week to remember!

Full Day Camps: 9:00am-4:00pm. Please pack a lunch. Topic is the same each week.
Half Day Camps: 9:30am-12:00 noon, 1:00pm-3:30pm. Two topics alternate weekly.
Before or after care available for full-day camps. No before or after care available for half-day camps.

“Y’all do a great job of educating on all levels and getting the kids up close to animals they might never get the chance to. My son wants to be a zoologists because if this program!” – Camp Parent

This camp is open to children Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Please register children according to the grade they will enter in the fall.

All camps include a summer camp t-shirt and snacks.

3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Classroom Antics Summer STEAM Camps

June 8th - August 10th

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.

Use code CINMOM10 to receive $10 off each camp.

Multiple convenient locations see website for details.

[email protected]

Kids in the Kitchen

Weekly Sessions Available; June 8th - July 24th

Ages 5-7: Let’s get ready to cook! Young chefs attending these sessions will learn basic cooking terms, gadgets, measuring, mixing and how to follow a recipe. This camp includes a tasty snack upon arrival and hands-on instruction from the culinary team, plus they get to eat what they make! (Seriously, we kinda wish we could go to this!?!) $225

Ages 8-15: This is a highly creative camp with the chance to develop technique based on age and skill level. Chefs will be split into two groups (8-11 and 12-15) on mother sauces, knife cuts, flavor profiles, micro greens vs herbs, and incorporate all of those learned skills to create a signature dish. They’ll practice making vinaigrette, pastas and a variety of cooking techniques – baking, sautéing, poaching, braising and grilling. (Basically, you’ll never have to cook again!). Lunch is included. $325

“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

Open to campers 5-16 years old.

There is a 10% sibling discount available!

The Art of Entertaining
2019 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208

Cincinnati Reds Baseball & Softball Camps

May 25th - August 14th

Baseball Players 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, VIP trip to Great American Ball Park and will even get to meet a current Reds player.

“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: 

  • May 25-29 (Reds Youth Academy and Mount St. Joseph University)
  • June 1-5 (Harrison and Beechwood HS in Fort Mitchell, KY)
  • June 22-26 (Loveland and Centerville)
  • July 6-10 (Batavia Township)
  • July 20-24 (Mason and Milford)
  • July 27-31 (Summit Country Day Sports Complex)
  • Aug. 10-14 (Reds Youth Academy and St. Xavier HS)

Campers get to meet a current Reds player!

Locations vary by week.

[email protected]

Gorman Heritage Farm

June 1st - August 5th

If you haven’t discovered this peaceful haven in the heart of our city, you are missing out!

Gorman Heritage Farm is the perfect place for children to have serious fun while learning all about the natural world, local food systems, and sustainable farming. In our opinion, these day camps are the perfect way for your child to spend the summer. Each week includes learning about and caring for farmyard animals, exploring and hiking beautiful woodland trails, discovering the joys of gardening, and enjoying the many rewards of being on the Farm. Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association. Accreditation is a parent’s best evidence of a camp’s commitment to health and safety. Learn more HERE.

“My kids learned so much – they were engaged, excited and also educated! The best part was that I saw the camp staff interacting with my kids and that made the kids feel special and was really cool. Best camp we’ve ever done. However you select your camp staff – well done. Very impressive young men and women.” – Camp parent

Open to campers 3-13 years old. Camp offerings and themes vary weekly, so make sure you check the website for full details.

Aftercare is available until 4:30pm. Select this option as an add-on when you register.

10052 Reading Road
Evendale, OH 45215
[email protected]

Camp Invention

June 1st - August 5th

Turn curious students into innovative thinkers!

Led by local teachers, Camp Invention has been offering kids teamwork and immersive creative problem-solving experiences since 1990. Campers will create, collaborate and problem-solve and enjoy a totally hands-on experience sketching, prototyping and pitching the next great invention! They’ll play hover-ball games, trade inventor playing cards and design the ultimate sports complex. Plus, they’ll tackle environmental challenges, compete in zipline races and build parachutes to airdrop animals! CAN WE GO?!

“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! Check out THIS VIDEO to learn more.

Available for grades K-6, camp length varies and many locations offer an extended day experience (7:30AM-5:30PM) to help with busy family schedules!

Find your preferred camp location HERE.
[email protected]

Camp VeeBee (VIRTUAL)

June - August

Is your kid always trying out the newest TikTok dances? Or, do you have a budding baker whipping up tasty treats? Maybe your kiddo loves playing with slime? Or wants to be the next Marvel Super Hero? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then check out Camp VeeBee!
Camp VeeBee is a virtual summer camp with a wide variety of classes for kids with all interests for grades Pre-K through 12th. Classes are $10 or less. And, kids can participate in one single class or mix-and-match classes to build an entire day’s worth, week’s worth, or summer’s worth of activities. Fun, affordable, and flexible – our goal is to make kids’ summers more fun and families’ summers less stressful. Register for Camp VeeBee today!

Available for kids of ALL ages (Pre-K to High School), with Day/Week/Summer-Long options to make a unique experience for your child.

$5 off your first class with code Virtual Summer!

Learn more about Camp VeeBee HERE.

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.

Want to be a part of our 2020 Summer Camp Guide?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Cincinnati & NKY area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Cincinnati & NKY Moms!


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