Camp in a Box

These boxes are everything you need to host a week of day camp at home. Inside each box, we have prepared instructions and all the materials you need for themed crafts, games and activities. We will also be posting corresponding videos on our Facebook page. Check out Columbus Parks and Recreation and we will have entertaining and interactive videos that will tie in with and help your child along with their camp in a box! Your Camp in a Box will be delivered to your front door the morning of your registered camp!

It’s Alive
Ages 3-12 | June 15 | $20
We have fun down to a science… literally for this camp in a box. Packed inside you will have everything you need to have a fun filled, science themed week. This week we will be playing games, creating crafts and conducting wacky experiments all while learning. We will be getting physical and putting Newton’s Laws of Physics to the test. We will have a day of chemistry lessons as we conduct our own chemical experiments and even make snow in June. Throughout the week we will dissolve an egg’s shell with acid! Each day will be a fun packed lesson on these topics and more! Our week will conclude with a virtual science show!
Registration Deadline – June 8, 5:00 p.m.

Adventures in Reading
Ages 3-12 | June 22 | $20
Gear up for a great adventure, an adventure in the fantastic world of reading! Books have such wonderful worlds for us to explore. Follow us into a world of pure imagination as we spend a day in the delicious and chocolaty world of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Stretch your imagination and your rhyming ability to the limits as we jump into the pages of Dr. Seuss. We will learn just how funny words can be with The Book with No Pictures. We will search for our sneaky friend Waldo. Finally, we will re-imagine a timeless classic with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Packed inside this camp in a box you will find a week of entertaining literary themed games, crafts and activities.
Registration Deadline – June 15, 5:00 p.m.

Wilderness Survival
Ages 3-12 | June 29 | $20
This camp in a box is for all those wild at heart, kids with a passion for the outdoors, those who would trade in their air conditioned camper for a sleeping bag under the stars, etc. This week we will be learning about the wilderness. Your child will learn basic forestry, will learn about the fascinating wildlife that lives right in their very own back yards, build their own BUG OUT BAGS, and much more. Through these interactive crafts, lessons, games and activities your children will grow in their love for the outdoors and will be promoted to junior survivalists!
Registration Deadline – June 22, 5:00 p.m.

Ages 2-5

Tots, Trails and Tales
Ages 2-5 | July 27 – 29 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Donner Center | $30
Exploring the outdoors with your child is one of the best ways to help them form a lifelong bond with nature. Join us for story time, a tot-sized walk and a craft; all of which will open your eyes to the wonderful world of nature, and help sharpen your skills as your child’s guide and teacher. This camp will focus on the lifespan of a frog taking you on a journey from tadpole to full grown frog. Every class will include a healthy snack. At the end of the camp, each child will receive a book. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration: May 11 – July 21, 5:00 p.m.

Ages 5-8

Master Builders
Ages 5-8 | July 6 – 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $77
Calling all our future engineers! Master Builders is a camp for kids who have a knack for invention. If you find yourself spending hours in the world of Minecraft and your favorite toy is a pile of Legos, this is the camp for you. We will be building Lego cars that actually drive. We will hone the craft of paper airplane construction and learn about aerodynamics. We will send our toys flying with our own catapult. After a lesson on buoyancy, we will all be able to build our very own boats, and see if they will float!
Registration: June 8 – June 26, 5:00 p.m.

Star Wars: Youngling Academy
Ages 5 – 8 | July 20 – 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $77
The Force is strong with this one! Join us for a week of Jedi training. Your youngling will spend a week of training honing the body and the mind and master The Force, the Jedi Code, and of course, the way of the lightsaber. We will explore many of the different planets from a galaxy far far away. We will even try our very own blue milk! Every youngling will finish the week by building their very own lightsaber.
Registration: June 8 – July 10, 5:00 p.m.

Ages 9-12

Columbus In Motion
Ages 9-12 | July 6 – 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $100
Campers will start their day at Donner, and spend the week exploring all the fun activities Columbus has to offer. We will do a variety of outdoor activities like footgolf, and putt putt. Highlights of the week will include a pickleball clinic and a show and workshop with world record holding jump roper, the Rope Warrior.
Registration: June 8 – June 26, 5pm

Star Wars: Padawan Academy – CANCELLED
Ages 9-12 | July 13 – 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $77
The Force is strong with this one! Join us for a week of Jedi training. Your youngling will spend a week of training honing the body and the mind and master The Force, the Jedi Code, and of course, the way of the lightsaber. We will explore many of the different planets from a galaxy far far away. We will even try our very own blue milk! Every Padawan will finish the week by building their very own lightsaber.
Registration: June 8 – July 3, 5:00 p.m.

June

TAIKO DRUMMING
Discover the art of Japanese Taiko drumming, which has been played in Japan for over 2000 years. The word taiko means big drum, and the art form incorporates large drums, body movement, vocalization, and various instruments. All drums are provided. No drumming experience necessary. All you need is the desire to play, have fun, and a willingness to share the joy of taiko with others. During these fun and energetic classes participants will learn about rhythm and drumming thru the use of games, songs, dance and drumming. Students are encouraged to buy their own drumsticks for $15.

Bigs & Littles
Ages 3-7 | Mondays, June 1 – July 6 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Southern Indiana Taiko | $100
All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No class June 15.
Registration: May 11 – May 25, 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Beginner
Ages 8-13 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | Southern Indiana Taiko | $70

Tuesdays, June 2 – July 7
Registration: May 11 – May 25, 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, June 4 – July 9
Registration: May 11 – May 25, 5:00 p.m.

Adult/Teens Beginner
Ages 14+ | 6-7:30 p.m. | Southern Indiana Taiko | $90

Tuesdays, June 2 – July 7
Registration: May 11 – May 25, 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, June 4 – July 9
Registration: May 11 – May 25, 5:00 p.m.

July

TAIKO DRUMMING
Discover the art of Japanese Taiko drumming, which has been played in Japan for over 2000 years. The word taiko means big drum, and the art form incorporates large drums, body movement, vocalization, and various instruments. All drums are provided. No drumming experience necessary. All you need is the desire to play, have fun, and a willingness to share the joy of taiko with others. During these fun and energetic classes participants will learn about rhythm and drumming thru the use of games, songs, dance and drumming. Students are encouraged to buy their own drumsticks for $15.

Taiko Drumming Camp
Ages 7+ | July 13 – July 16 | Southern Indiana Taiko | $100
9:00-11:00 a.m. | Registration: May 11- July 9, 5:00 p.m.
1:00-3:00 p.m. | Registration: May 11- July 9, 5:00 p.m.

Magic Camp – CANCELLED
Ages 7-12 | July 14 -16 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Donner Center| $62
Join award winning magician Travis Easterling and experience amazing fun at this summer magic camp! Campers will learn basic magic, how to twist balloons, build magical props, check out cool puppets and meet Harry the magic bunny.
Registration: May 11 – July 8, 5:00 p.m.

Bike Camp
Ages 5+ | July 21 – 23 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. | Donner Center | $15
All Participants must have a bike and wear a helmet.
Beginner/Non-rider. Goal: Bike without training wheels!
Become more confident biking & learn basic rules & maintenance!
Registration: May 11 – July 17, 5:00 p.m.

Supper Sitters: Babysitter Safety
Ages 11+ | July 27 – 28 | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $42
We’ll explore the characteristics of a good babysitter and cover caring for infants and toddlers, basic first aid and CPR, what to do in an emergency, etc. We will be using the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training curriculum. Participants will receive a variety of related materials including a Red Cross Babysitter Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and Training CD.
Registration: May 11 – July 21, 5:00 p.m.

American Girl Doll Fun
Ages 5-10 | July 29 – 31 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Donner Center | $52
Bring your favorite American Girl Doll to life through reading, games, crafts and other fun activities. 2020’s Doll of the Year is Joss Kendrick. We will focus on her love of cheerleading, Southern California lifestyle and surfing. We will be visiting the gymnastics center for a cheer lesson, soak up some sun by the pool and have a visit with a doctor to talk about Joss’ special hearing aids and how they work. Fly high and defy limits just like Joss with us this July!
Registration: May 11 – July 22, 5:00 p.m.