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.
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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

June 3rd - August 2nd

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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

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]

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Weekly & Drop-In Classes May 28 – July 19

children's theatre of cincinnati summer camp

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.  Most camps are weekly and run from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Scholarships available.

Registration is open February 15 – May 15. *Camps are filling quickly, so act fast!

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

Camp Invention

Varies by Location

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Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, 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

Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25 or LOCAL15 by 5/16 to save $15 off the registration fee.

Find your preferred camp location HERE.
Contact Phone :: (800) 968-4332
Contact Email ::

The Lost Art's Summer Etiquette and Leadership Enrichment Camp

June 17 - June 21

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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.

Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati-Blue Ash
4320 Glendale-Milford Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45242
9:00am – 4:00pm

Phone: 888-354-4639
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit their website.

Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp and Performance Academy

June 3rd - August 2nd

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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 are available for incoming first- through 12th-graders. Summer camp programs will continue at the Playhouse’s mainstage theatre complex in Eden Park/Mt. Adams, as well as Mason Community Center. New this summer are Performance Academies at Ignite Institute in Erlanger, which will further broaden their reach to serve more Greater Cincinnati families. Before and After Care, Launch Pad Accessibility Program, and scholarships available.

To explore all the summer camp programs and options, visit

Cincinnati Reds Summer Camp

Weekly Camps May 27 - August 2

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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.

Campers Receive:

  • 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!”

For questions, contact Tyler Wells at or 855-846-7337.

Ursuline Academy - Athletic and Special Interest Camps

May - July

ursuline academy cincinnati summer camps

Ursuline is excited to offer a wide variety of enrichment, 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!

Mary Claire Simpson, Assistant Director of Admissions at Ursuline Academy
[email protected]
513-791-5791 x1117

Colleen O’Brien, Athletic Director
[email protected]

Summer at Mathnasium

June - August

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Have a blast with math this summer! Make Mathnasium part of your plans and avoid the summer slide.

Their summer program is designed to spark a love for math, strengthen foundational skills, and prepare students for success in the upcoming school year and beyond. They will have daily/weekly/monthly fun calendar activities and contests. Each session is only an hour, so you can fit them in around your child’s summer activities! On Fridays from noon to 1, they have a bonus STEM hour for students as well.

Sign up early, and take advantage of $100 off their Summer Package. *Promotions are off current summer offerings* Must enroll by April 30, 2024 for $100 off.

Camp SWONEKY {The Salvation Army}

June 24-28, 2024

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The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is hosting a week full of fun, adventure, and personal growth for children ages 7-13 at Camp SWONEKY!

The goal of Camp SWONEKY is to provide every child the opportunity to have an exceptional and affordable summer learning experience. Campers stay in spacious, air-conditioned cabins with bathrooms and showering facilities. Each cabin has two camp counselors assigned for supervision. Nutritious meals are prepared three times a day in the camp’s on-site kitchen and dining hall, and fellowship activities are conducted daily in the Worship Center.

Camp SWONEKY is located in Oregonia, OH, just outside of Cincinnati. Only 100 spots are available, and it’s just $20 per child! The cost covers all meals, activities, lodging, and transportation, ensuring a week of hassle-free fun for campers (and parents!).

For more information, call 513-762-5660. Registration is held in person at The Salvation Army, 114 Central Parkway E, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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 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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