It’s time to start planning all of that endless summer fun we’ve so been looking forward to, and our Summer Camps guide is full of some of our favorites!
The Summit Country Day School Summer Camp
May 31st - August 5th
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.
“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
Primrose Summer Adventure Club
Camp Dates All Summer Long!
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 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 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 fifth grade.
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
Weekly May 30 – July 7
Enjoy a variety of theatrical themes for ages 7-18! Focus on music, dance, drama, or all three! All levels welcome. TCT’s weeklong camps will feature a variety of activities designed to prepare your student for their final performance and to expand their knowledge of multiple theatre disciplines. Camps are weekly and run from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Registration is open February 15 – May 15. *Camps are filling quickly, so act fast!
Varies by Location
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with their all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer.
“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
The Lost Art's Summer Etiquette and Leadership Enrichment Camp
June 17 - June 21
The Summer Etiquette Enrichment Camp Teaches More Than Just Table Manners!
What do you do when your kids get out of school? Let The Lost Art (TLA), LLC help fill the summer gap! Now is the time to enroll your curious child (ages 8 – 13) in a fun and interactive enrichment etiquette summer camp, teaching etiquette and leadership skills with enthusiasm. Each attendee will value the lessons and put the topics they learn into practice in their everyday lives. It also encourages face-to-face relationships, kindness, thinking, sharing, friendships, respect, and appreciation for others, while having fun.
Campers will learn how to build a kid’s business, the ABCs of Table manners, the foundation for Acts of Kindness, dining etiquette skills, making a powerful introduction, and writing thank-you notes while attending each day. The atmosphere encourages curiosity, and good behavior, unleashing brilliance, and expansion of the imagination.
Provided with your all-inclusive fee: Lunch each camp day, water throughout the day, Camp T-shirts, material, and lots of fun! Get discounts and register with the button below.
Summer Camps from Shiloh Preschool
Weeklong Camps in June
Shiloh Preschool is now offering weeklong summer camps for ages 3-7 in June! Dig up Dinosaur bones and learn about other cultures with a special visit from the Cincinnati Museum Center. They will have learning and fun all in a small group environment!
Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp and Performance Academy
June 5th - August 4th
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Summer Theatre Camp and Performance Academy programs build confidence, strengthen communication skills, and develop community. Camps focus on individual and collective development in a fun, supportive, and skills-based environment. Full-day, one-week, and multi-week options for incoming first- through 12th-graders return to the Playhouse’s Eden Park location with the grand opening of the new mainstage theatre complex and are also offered at Mason Community Center. Before and After Care, Launch Pad Accessibility Program, and scholarships available.
Cincinnati Reds Summer Camp
Weekly Camps May 27 - August 2
The Summer of 2024 marks the 13th year of the Reds Baseball/Softball summer camps. If you are looking for one of the finest instructional baseball camps wrapped in an amazing Reds experience, you’ve come to the right place. Reds Camp is about providing a blueprint for young ballplayers to find the joy and success that our great game can give. Camp is for all ballplayers ages 6-14 and runs Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. This year, the Reds will offer 17 weeklong camps, with 11 camp offerings in the Cincinnati/NKY area.
- 30 hours of baseball/softball instruction
- Full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, belt, hat)
- Four tickets to a Reds game
- VIP trip to Great American Ball Park
- Q&A with a current Reds player
- Reds Skills Competition
“…we just weren’t sure if Blake would like a full-week camp. But, we made the leap, and it turned out to be everything we had hoped for. We honestly thought Blake was done with baseball, but now it’s all he talks about. We are Reds Family for life thanks to you guys. See you next Summer!”
Ursuline Academy - Athletic and Special Interest Camps
June - July
Ursuline is excited to offer a wide variety of special interest and athletic summer camps for girls entering 1st through 9th grade. These fun-filled camps are for girls only and are under the direction of Ursuline Academy faculty and staff. Each registration includes a camp t-shirt. Early registration is encouraged as most camps have limited capacity!
Cleveland Cavaliers - Cavs Academy Summer Tour!
June - July
Are you still searching for summer camps to send your children to? Better yet, does your child love basketball? Cavs Academy, the official youth basketball program of the Cleveland Cavaliers is back for the 2023 Summer Tour! Cavs Academy Summer Tour is open to boys and girls ages 8-14 years old of all skill levels. Participants will receive a jersey and shorts, expert coaching, and the chance to win various Cavs swag! They are making a stop in Cincinnati July 10th-13th, so make sure to sign up today for a week of basketball drills, games, prizes, and lots of new memories and friends!
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.