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From producing plays to learning how to swim to technology, there is a Cincinnati Summer Camp for everyone to enjoy.

 

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Since the end of the school year is near, now is the time to start looking for Cincinnati summer camps. Structured activities in the Queen City allow kids to make friends outside of school, gain more self-confidence, manage new situations and develop a sense of independence. These learned skills have been known to help children with their schoolwork and other social situations.

 

Below is a compiled list of Cincinnati summer camps that will educate, entertain and exercise your child. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a camp on the Eastside, Westside, Downtown or up North. There is a camp here for everyone. Most camps run June through August.

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*Please be sure to verify all dates, costs and hours with the camps. Always check for early drop-off and late pick-up options, financial assistance and deadlines.

**Camps available all summer.

Summer Camps Ages 2+

Great Parks of Hamilton County Nature Camps**
Ages: 2 – 17
June – August
Multiple Locations
$95+/per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-521-7275
These summer camps are for all children who like nature, adventure, farm life and horseback riding. Camps are held in various Great Parks across the Cincinnati area. Hours vary between camps.

Summer Camps Ages 3+

Summer Programs at CCM Preparatory
Ages: 3-18
June – July
Clifton Location
$150 – $900 based on the selected program
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-556-2595
Discover hidden talents, make friends and explore new skills. Day Camps for ages 15 and below. Overnight camps for high school students.

Cincinnati Parks Summer Nature Day Camps**
Ages: 3 – 14
June – August
Multiple Locations
$50+/per person
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-321-6208
Campers will participate in active fun centered around each theme. Children are divided into groups by age.

Melodic Connections Summer Camp
Ages: 3 – 17
June – July
Blue Ash Location
$256+/ per week
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-438-5080
Led by board-certified music therapists, and certified art and drama educators, these one-week camps work on social skills in a fun, safe and motivating environment.

Wyoming Fine Arts Center Summer Camp**
Ages: 3 – 17
May – August
Wyoming Location
$75+/ per week
Hours Vary
Before/After Care Available
513-948-1900
This camp offers a wide variety of summer camps including Musical Theatre, School of Rock, Minecraft Art and more.

Summer Camps Ages 4+

Envision Children Academic Summer Enrichment Program (ASEP)
Ages: 4 – 11
June – July
Greenhills Location
$65+/per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-772-5437
This day camp provides students with reading and math instruction, fun STEM activities and field trips. Ohio Child Care Vouchers are accepted.

Camp at the J**
Ages: 4 – 14
June – August
Blue Ash/Kenwood Location
$325+/per week
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Extended hours and financial assistance available
513-761-7500
Children can enjoy the simple pleasures of summer from swim lessons and archery to arts and crafts, camp values and color wars.

Cincinnati Museum Camps**
Ages: 4 – 14
June – August
Multiple Locations
$60+/per person
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-287-7001
Explore science, technology, history and the arts through creative activities and games.

Zoo Summer Camp**
Ages: 4 – 14
May – August
Avondale Location
$120+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-559-7767, option 4
Explore the Zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Camp Wave**
Ages: 4 – 15
June – August
Newport Location
$220+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
After Care Available
859-815-1422
Campers will have the chance to meet sharks, penguins, and stingrays up close while exploring the aquatic wonders around us.

Imago Earth Center Camps**
Ages: 4 – 15
June – August
Price Hill Location
$85+/per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-921-5124
Imago’s camps want children to spend their summer with fun-filled weeks of exploration, hikes, games, arts and so much more.

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus Camp**
Ages: 4 – 16
June – August
Multiple Locations
$125+/ per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
859-581-7100
Camps and classes are highly engaging; challenging youth to walk on the wire, balance on the rola bola, build human pyramids juggle and more.

Cincinnati Ballet Dance Camp**
Ages: 4 – 18
June – August
Multiple Locations
$75+/ per week
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
513-562-1111
Through age-appropriate ballet classes and activities led by professional faculty, students build creativity, coordination, flexibility.

Summer Camps Ages 5+

Camp Art Academy**
Ages: 5 – 10
June – August
Multiple Locations
$200+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-497-2860
Camp Art Academy’s curriculum includes fundamental visual art skill-building activities, two and three-dimensional hands-on experiences, top-notch guest artists and creative problem-solving.

YMCA Camp Kern**
Ages: 5 – 10
June – August
Sits Between Cincinnati & Columbus
$330+/per week
Overnight
Financial Assistance Available
513-932-3756
Kids can experience rock climbing, nature hikes and horseback riding.

Light of the World Church Summer Camp**
Ages: 5 – 12
June – August
Walnut Hills Location
$75+/per week
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
513-818-8318
This affordable camp has breakfast and lunch included. Kids will also be able to go on field trips.

Summer Day Camp at the YMCA**
Ages: 5 – 12
May – August
Multiple Locations
$147+/per person
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At camp, children will build confidence, discover strengths and learn new skills swimming, running, playing and exploring nature in an encouraging environment.

YMCA Camp Ernst**
Ages: 5 – 15
June – August
Burlington, KY Location
$628/ per week
Overnight
859-586-6181
Kids of all ages can enjoy the outdoors and make great friends at this fun summer camp.

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Cincinnati Sports Club Summer Camps**
Ages: 5 – 16
June – August
$140+/per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-527-4000
From Kid sports to swimming, ninja sports, field trips and more.

Kennedy Summer Art Camps**
Ages: 5 – 13
June – August
Kennedy Height Location
$157+/ per week
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-631-4278
Kids will enjoy a variety of one-week camps for youth exploring visual arts, dance, music, video/digital media and theatre.

Camp Joy**
Ages: 5 – 17
June – August
Clarksville, OH Location
$350+/ per week
Overnight
Financial Assistance Available
937-289-2031
Children will experience healthy challenges from living in cabins to tackling high rope courses while making new friends.

iSpace Summer STEM Camp**
Ages: 5 – 18
June – August
Multiple Locations
$275+/per week
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
After Care Available
513-621-5786

Students learn how to think and work like real engineers, scientists, designers and developers through cool projects, hands-on activities.

MamLuft&Co. Dance Camp & Teen Intensive**
Ages: 5 – 18
June – July
Multiple Locations
$250+/per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-494-6526
Boys and girls will learn Modern Dance Technique and Ballet Technique and make props to accompany their performances.

Summer Camps Ages 6+

Vineyard Cincinnati Spring Hill Day Camp
Ages: 6 – 10
July
Multiple Locations
$219+
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-671-0422
Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall and crafts.

Bi-Okoto Summer Camp**
Ages: 6 – 12
May – August
Norwood Location
$80/per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-221-6112
The Images of Afrika summer camp is designed to enhance your child’s day through social and educational stimulation. Discounts are available for enrolling multiple children at once.

Black Theatre Imagine That! Summer Performance Arts Camp**
Ages: 6 – 12
June – August
Bond Hill Location
$750+
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-241-6060
Young performers explore the world of arts through programs such as live performance, acting, improvisational skills, dance, music, voice and other theatrical techniques.

Christ Church Cathedral Art Camp
Ages: 6 – 12
July
Downtown Location
$100+/per week
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Camps are led by professional musicians and artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, inspiration and spirituality with young people. A child may register for the second camp at a cost of $75. The child’s siblings may also register for a cost of $75 per child per camp.

Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp**
Ages: 6 – 12
June – August
Eden Park Location
$195+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-721-2787
Kids will dive into art with eight weeks of summer camps packed with exciting art projects, gallery games, and more!

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Cincinnati Recreation Commission Summer Day Camps**
Ages: 6 – 12
June – August
Multiple Locations
$115+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-352-4000
Campers enjoy fun weekly themes, outings, arts and crafts, swim lessons and pool time, outdoor play and sports, and so much more.

ID Creative and Performing Arts Academy Summer Camp**
Ages: 6 – 12
June – August
Mount Healthy Location
$125+/per week
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
513-742-3569
Kids will enjoy music, arts, dance, drama and a new interactive kitchen. Lunch and field trips are included in the price.

Cincinnati Circus Camp**
Ages: 6 – 13
May – June
Amberly Location
$250+/ per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-921-5454
Five-day camps will teach kids the basics to become an Aerial Acrobat, Juggler, Hooper, Balloon Maker, Tight Rope Walker, Rolling Globe and more.

Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps**
Ages: 6 – 14
May – August
Multiple Locations
$395+/ per week
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
1-855-846-7337
Kids will baseball skills while having a great time! If two or more children register together, each will receive a $25 discount. Campers should bring their own lunch and drinks.

Summer STEM Mania Camp & Science Saturdays
Ages: 6 – 14
June – August
Multiple Locations
$159+/per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-857-3366
Uniquely structured experiences include topics like crime scene investigation, kitchen chemistry, explosives, sustainability, robotics, circuitry, and more.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Summer Camp**
Ages: 6 – 18
June – August
Multiple Locations
$215+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-569-8080
Kids will enjoy sessions of drama, vocal music and dance classes for students at all levels.

Art Workshop Camp**
Ages: 6 – 18
June – August
Oakley Location
$175+/ per week
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-406-4009
Kids will be able to create their masterpieces with drawing, painting, clay and pottery wheel. Camp discounts are available when more than one week is purchased.

Microsoft Youth Course
Ages: 6 – 18
Dates Vary
Kenwood Mall
Free Courses
Hours Vary
The Microsoft Store in Kenwood Mall is offering FREE classes to youth to teach them how to create their own video games, coding, local community planning and more.

Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps**
Ages: 6 – 18
June – August
Multiple Locations
$295+/ per week
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Before/After Care Available
513-421-3888
Influenced by unique, book-based themes, these programs are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community.

Whole Again Summer Food and Enrichment Program**
Ages: 6 – 18
June – August
Multiple Locations
Costs Vary by Location
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
513-731-1888
Local churches and other non-profit organizations provide FREE meals to at-risk youth. In addition, each site provides enrichment programming such as reading, math, science, financial literacy, nutrition lessons, moral life lessons, guest speakers and field trips.

Summer Camps Ages 7+

Chess Plus Summer Club
Ages: 7 – 14
June – July
Glendale Location
$300+
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-620-6207
Kids learn the game of chess and have fun in a positive, safe environment supervised by experienced Positive Chess Coaches. Engineering will also be incorporated.

Summer Tech Camps**
Ages: 7 – 14
June – August
Multiple Locations
$249+/ per week
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. &1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1-800-595-3776
Each summer camp is a week-long and will run for 3 hours a day. Children attending a full-day (both a morning and afternoon session) may stay and eat lunch with instructors and other full-day campers (bring a sack lunch).

iD Tech at Xavier Summer Camp
Ages: 7 – 17
June – July
Xavier University
Cost Varies
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1-888-709-8324
Students learn to code, design video games, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, and more.

CINSAM Summer Camps**
Ages: 7 – 18
June – August
Northern Kentucky University
$105+/ per session
Hours Vary
CINSAM hosts a variety of camps each summer for students from 3rd – 12th grade. Summer camps are hosted by NKU faculty and staff on topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Summer Stock Camp
Ages: 7 – 18
July
Downtown Location
$295+/per week
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
513-421-3555
Workshops are taught by the same professional artists that grace ETC’s stage. Children learn acting techniques including improv, auditioning, script analysis, and acting for the camera.

Summer Camps Ages 8+

Blossom STEM Camp for Girls
Ages: 8 – 12
July
University of Cincinnati
$389+/ per week
Financial Assistance Available
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The curriculum focuses on teaching skills through self-guided computer modules, fun experiments and hands-on activities and 3D-printing.

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Sur La Table Summer Cooking Adventure**
Ages: 8 – 17
June – August
Multiple Locations
$150+/per week
513-351-7444
Each class in the 5-day series is about two hours and at the end of every session, kids get to eat their creations! Plus, they’ll take home a Sur La Table apron and recipe packet.

Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts Camp
Ages: 8 – 18
June
Multiple Locations
$350+/ per session
9 a.m. –  2 p.m. & 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
513-268-2237
These two-week intensive theatre camps are open to all levels of experience and interests.

Kids Baking Series
Ages: 8 – 18
June
Multiple Locations
$299/per class
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
513-443-5094
Each student will have gained knowledge using math and science skills that will help them not just in baking but in life.  They will also participate in a “Bakers United Kids Edition” event.

Summer Camps Ages 9+

Camp BYOC (Build Your Own Computer)
Ages: 9 – 17
June – July
Springdale Location
$250+/per week
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
513-549-8308
Youth have the opportunity to build their own brand new computers.  They get an accelerated dip into the world of technology learning all aspects of that world. Some scholarships are available.

Cincinnati Church of Christ Summer Camps
Ages: 9 – 18
June – July
Camden Location
$275+/ per session
Overnight
Financial Assistance Available
513-842-9300
Campers will disconnect from technology and reconnect with their spiritual selves. Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of their stay and returned to them at the end.

Young Women Writing for a Change
Ages: 9 – 18
June – August
$155+/per session
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
513-272-1171
Programs are designed to help strengthen participants’ authentic voices, develop their ability to speak out through writing and community-building, and deepen their belief in their own creative intelligence.

Summer Camps Ages 10+

Camp Joy Police/Youth Live-In
Ages: 10 – 12
June
Clarksville, OH Location
$25
Overnight
937-289-2031
This residential camp is in partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department. Youth live in the cabins with officers and camp counselors, participate in traditional camp activities, watch special unit presentations (such as the SWAT & K9 teams), and learn about police work.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Theatre Summer Camp
Ages: 10 – 18
June – July
Downtown Location
$295+/ per week
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
513-381-2273
Classes include comedy and clowning, monsters and magic and chills and thrills and sleuths and spies.

Summer Camps Ages 11+

Miami University Steam Studio
Ages: 11 – 15
June – July
Multiple Locations
$225+/per week
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Each week of camp is centered around a common STEAM theme to provide unique hands-on opportunities to bring your ideas to life from robotics.

Summer Camps Ages 12+ 

Girls Rock Cincinnati
Ages: 12 – 18
August
Price Hill Location
$50+/per week
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
513-461-6678
This is a music and creative arts camp for girls and trans youth to grow and take up space. The week-long day camp includes daily instrument lessons (no experience necessary), workshops, band practice and a final performance for family and friends.

Luke Fickell Football Camps
Ages: 12 – 18
June – July
Multiple Locations
$45+/ per session
Hours Vary
513-556-5986
Camps provide you with an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of champions who have built one of the most successful college football programs in the country over the past eight years.

UC DAAP Day Camps
Ages: 12 – 18
June
University of Cincinnati
$300+/ per week
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Financial Assistance Available
Each camp includes time spent on studio projects, field trips and social activities for the perfect mix of practice and inspiration for art.

Summer Camps Ages 13+

Great Oaks Summer Career Camps
Ages: 13 – 15
June
Multiple Locations
$50+/per session
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
513-771-8840
Either and ninth graders to explore different career fields in hopes of finding their passion or career path in aviation maintenance, car and truck mechanics, cosmetology, culinary and more.

Tech Needs Us Summer Enrichment Program**
Ages: 13 – 17
June – August
Downtown Location
$75+/per session
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Fridays)
This camp will equip students with technical and entrepreneurial leadership skills through hands-on relevant learning and mentorship from tech and business professionals.

 

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Summer Camps Ages 14+

UC DAAP Residential Camps
Ages:   14 – 18
June
University of Cincinnati
$1,500+/ per week
Overnight
Financial Assistance Available
513-556-2958
Here you’ll spend the week living on campus while putting your ideas to work on immersive projects, exploring Cincinnati’s creative community, and forging the unforgettable friendships.

 

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Ok Cincinnatians! Now that you have an idea of available summer camps, be sure to pay attention to registration deadlines. Many camps are first-come, first-serve. So sign your child up quickly.

To submit your camp to be included in this article, please contact The Voice of Black Cincinnati with the below information:

Camp Name
Ages
Dates
Cost
Hours of Operation
One paragraph of text to describe the program along with a telephone number
Website page with a link to additional information

 

 

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  1. Hello my name is Michele. I have a 9 year old son, who likes dinosaurs and loves Legos. I really want him to get involved in a summer camp. Could someone respond. Please and thank you

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