Columbus Parks & Recreation Camps

Recreation Day Camps
Kids, come out & play & join us for another fun filled summer of day camps! Children must be 3 yrs old by May 1, 2018 for the 3 – 4 yr old camps (3 – 4 yr old campers must be toilet trained- No one is allowed to wear diapers to camp). All day camp participants will receive an information letter one week in advance of the camp.

American Girl Doll Fun
Ages 5-10 | July 23-25 | 1:30-4:30pm | 431580-1A | $42 | Donner Ctr.
Bring your favorite American Girl Doll to life by reading books, playing games, making crafts & learning a bit about our dolls. This year we will focus on the 2019 Girl of the Year-Blaire Wilson & plan our own party & try one of her special recipes! We’ll also take a look at Saige & her love of horses with a field trip to The Woods riding stables. Let’s go back in time to the 1950’s with Maryellen & have a sock hop, some root beer floats & see who can hula hoop the longest!
Registration deadline: July 19

Animals, Animals, Animals!
Ages 3-4 | July 15-19 | 9-11:30am | 431570-1A | $58 | Donner Ctr.
Ages 5-7 | July 15-19 | 1:30-4:30pm | 431570-1B | $68 | Donner Ctr.
Calling all animal lovers! The week will feature visits from a local veterinarian and a special guest from “Indiana Wild” with a
variety of animals for us to visit with. We’ll “move like the animals” with a special guest from kidscommons. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will stop by with some Indiana animal friends! Registration deadline: July 12

Anything Goes…
Ages 3-4 | June 17-21 | 9-11:30am| 431510-1A | $58 | Donner Ctr.
Ages 5-7 | June 17-21 | 1:30-4:30pm | 431510-1B |$68 | Donner Ctr.
During this wild & crazy week! Campers will enjoy a week of “theme days” including M*A*D (Music, Art, Drama) day, become scientists on “Little Laboratory Day”, have an all camp birthday party, have lots of surprises on “Mystery Day” with a special visitor from kidscommons with “CSI: Snack Snatch & enjoy “Pirate Day” complete with a treasure hunt!
Registration deadline: June 14

Backyard Bash
Ages 3-4 | June 24-28 | 9-11:30am | 431540-1A | $58 | Donner Ctr.
Ages 5-7 | June 24-28 | 1:30-4:30pm | 431540-1B | $68 | Donner Ctr.
Parachute games, water games, scavenger hunts, art you can eat, outdoor/lawn games, picnics, explore the 4 seasons with a special guest from kidscommons. We will also welcome the The Rope Warrior with stunt jump roping.
Registration deadline: June 21

Bike Camp
Ages 5 & Over
Become more confident biking & learn basic rules & maintenance! All participants must have a bike and wear a helmet. The camp will be held in the back parking lot at Donner Park. Class size is limited.

Camp Superkids!
Ages 8-12 | June 10-14 | 9am-3pm |431500-1A | $88 | Ceraland
Campers will spend their days at Ceraland & participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Miniature golf, swimming, basketball & golf driving range will be included. Campers will also play disc golf & horseshoes. Highlights of the week will be special guests for cricket, pickleball, “trash to treasure” day, & a puppet making workshop! Campers will be bussed to and from Donner Center each day.
Registration deadline: June 7

Camp Utopia
Ages 10-12 | June 17-21 | 8:30am-1:30pm | 431520-1A| $125
A summer camp for those with a strong interest in nature and wildlife. Emphasis on conservation, science, wildlife and animal behavior. Hands on activities, field trips, games and explorations illustrate all concepts using Utopia’s live educational ambassadors like Duncan the Bald Eagle, Cloud the Coyote and Obie the Barred Owl. Celebrate the week with
a cookout and grand finale program for all parents and caregivers on Friday. Campers will be bussed to Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators from Donner Center and back each day.
Registration deadline: June 14

Cheer Camps
Ages 3-5 | June 10-12 | 2-3pm | 833200-1B | $22 | Col. Gym. Ctr.
Ages 6-12 | June 24-27 | 2-3:30pm | 833200-1A | $37 | Col. Gym. Ctr.
“Cheer” for our camps! Participants will learn new skills, chants & motions & basic tumbling. A short performance for each camp will be held on the last day.
Registration deadline: Ages 3-5, June 7 | Ages 6-12, June 21

Fun Fiber Arts Camp
Ages 6-8 | Mon-Thurs, July 8-11 | 9:30-10:45am | 432200-2A |$45 | Donner Center
All supplies included. Max of 6 for camp. Calling all crafty kids for 4 days, 4 projects. Campers will learn beginning hand stitching, finger crochet, make pom pom animals, and create yarn art decorations. Daily snack provided.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 3

Fiber Arts/Knit Camp
Ages 9-up | Mon-Fri, July 8-12 | 11:30am – 2:30pm | $85 |432200-1A | Donner Center
(Kids ages 7-8 who have previously attended Fiber Arts Camp are encour-aged to attend this camp) 5 days, 2 projects… and a whole lot of fun! Campers will learn to knit a hat as well as how to use simple stitchery to create a miniature framed piece of art. Campers will also swim one afternoon! Daily snack provided.
Registration deadline: July 1 All supplies included. Max of 12 for camp.

Great Outdoor Adventures
Ages 8-12 | July 23-25 | 9am-12pm | 431590-1A | $53 | Donner Ctr.
Get back to nature! We’ll visit the Outdoor Lab, discover what’s going on with rocks & minerals, make our own terrariums, visit the Brown County State Park Nature Center & more!!
Registration deadline: July 19

GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING CAMPS
Gymnastics | Ages 5-9 | July 8-11 | 2-3:30pm | 833000-1A | $37
Tumbling | Ages 5-9 | July 22-25 | 2-3:30pm | 833100-1A | $37
Col. Gym. Ct. Beginning-advanced skills on bars, beam, vault, floor & tramp will be covered in our gymnastics camp. Beginning-advanced skills on floor & trampoline will be covered in the tumbling camp. A snack will be served at camps.
Registration deadline: Gym. July 5 | Tum. July 19

Kids in Motion
Ages 8-12 | July 8-12 | 9am-3pm | 431560-1A| $88 | Smith School Kids will be in constant motion during this fun filled week. Campers will participate in heart healthy activities such as swimming, bowling, roller skating, batting cages ice skating & games! Healthy snacks will be served. Highlights of the week will be a field trip to the NCAA Hall of Champions, and special guest for Kids Zumba and Trionic Fitness!
Registration deadline: July 3

Magic Camp
Grades 2nd-6th* | June 18-20 | 10am-12pm | 431530-1A | $49 Donner Ctr.
Join award winning magician Travis Easterling & have some amazing fun at summer magic camp! Campers will learn basic magic, how to twist balloons, build magical props, check out some cool puppets & meet Harry the magic bunny!
Registration deadline: June 14

Ninja Camp
Boys Ages 8-12 | June 17-20 | 2-3:30pm | 834000-1A | $37 | Col. Gym. Ctr
Join us for a boys only NINJA Camp! Ninja camp will combine obstacle training, gymnastics, and freestyle movement.
Registration deadline: June 14

Outdoor Explorers
Ages 3-4 | July 1-3 | 9-11:30am | 431550-1A | $35 | Donner Ctr.
Ages 5-7 | July 1-3 | 1:30-4:30pm | 431550-1B | $41 | Donner Ctr.
The “outdoor explorers” will take pictures with the sun, go on a nature color hunt, paint rocks, create a nature collage, make sun baked s’mores, their own trail mix, create their own butterflies, & take a playdough nature walk! Registration deadline: June 28

P*L*A*Y ON!
Grades K-2* | June 10-14 | 9:30-11:30am | 433020-1A | $60 | Col. North High School
1:00-3pm | 433020-1B | $60
Campers will play theater games, use their imaginations & develop their performance skills. On Friday evening they will perform with the Project: D*R*A*M*A production of “Frozen.” Additional camp time will be added on Friday afternoon/evening for final rehearsal & performance. Camp conducted by CNHS Theater & Choral Dept. Please specify shirt size when registering.
Registration deadline May 17

Project: D*R*A*M*A
Grades 3-8* | June 10-14 | 9am-4:30pm | 4333010-1A | Col. North High School | $200
An intro to theater experience for kids who are looking to perform. Campers will audition on Monday morning and on Friday will perform Disney’s “Frozen”. Campers will experience some of the technical aspects of the show and work on improvisation. Camp is run by North High School Theater & Choral Dept. staff & students. Please specify shirt size when registering.
Registration deadline: May 17

PROJECT: S*H*K*S*P*R
Grades 5-8* | June 24-28 | 9am-3:30pm | 433030-1A | $175 |Col. North High School
An advanced theater experience for those who are serious about performing! Campers will audition on Monday morning & will perform “Two Gentleman of Verona” on Friday. Campers will experience all technical aspects of the show & work on improvisation. Camp is conducted by CNHS Theater & Choral Dept. Please specify shirt size when registering.
Registration deadline: June 7

Super Sitters
Ages 11 & Over
We’ll explore the characteristics of a good babysitter & cover topics such as infants, toddlers, basic first aid & what to do in an emergency. Participants will receive a variety of related materials.

Tots, Trails & Tales
Ages 2-5
Mon- Wed, July 29-31 | 9-10:30am | Donner Center | 431600-1A | $25
We know that exploring the outdoors with your child is one of the best ways to help them form a lifelong bond with nature, so come along for an adventure of reading and the outdoors! 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 sharpen your skills to be their future guide and teacher. This particular 3 day class series will focus on the lifespan of a butterfly. Every class will include a snack. Every child will receive a book at the end of the 3 day session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

CampDate TimeAge/Grade**LocationFeeRegister
Cheer Camp June 11 - 13 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.3 - 5 yrs Col. Gymnastics Ct.$22Online
Project A*C*T*June 11 - 159:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.3rd - 6thNorth High School$175Online
P*L*A*Y ON!June 11 - 159:30 - 11:30 a.m.K - 2ndNorth High School$60 Online
P*L*A*Y ON!June 11 - 151:00 - 3:00 p.m.K - 2ndNorth High School$60 Online
Camp SuperKids!June 11 - 159:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.8 - 12 yrsCeraland*$88Online
Camp M*A*DJune 18 - 229:00 - 11:30 a.m.3 - 4 yrsDonner Center$58Online
Camp M*A*DJune 18 - 221:30 - 4:30 p.m.5 - 7 yrsDonner Center$68Online
Camp UtopiaJune 18 - 228:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.10 - 12 yrsUtopia Wildlife Rehabilitators* $125Online
Magic Camp June 19 - 21 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.2nd - 6thDonner Center $49 Online
Cheer CampJune 25 - 282:00 - 3:30 p.m.6 - 10Col. Gymnastics Ct.$37Online
Project D*R*A*M*AJune 25 - 299:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.5th - 8thNorth High School$175Online
Munchkins in MotionJune 25 - 299:00 - 11:30 a.m.3 - 4 yrsDonner Center$58Online
Munchkins in MotionJune 25 - 291:30 - 4:30 p.m.5 - 7 yrsDonner Center$68Online
Super Sitters June 25 - 262:00 - 4:00 p.m.11 & OverDonner Center$35Online
Little LaboratoryJuly 2-3 & July 5-69:00 - 11:30 a.m.3 - 4 yrsDonner Center $47Online
Little LaboratoryJuly 2-3 & July 5-61:30 - 4:30 p.m.5 - 7 yrsDonner Center $58Online
Gymnastics CampJuly 9- 122:30 - 4:00 p.m.5 - 7 yrsCol. Gymnastics Ct.$37Online
Down on the FarmJuly 9 - 139:00 - 11:30 a.m.3 - 4 yrsDonner Center$58Online
Down on the FarmJuly 9 - 131:30 - 4:30 p.m.5 - 7 yrsDonner Center$68Online
Fiber Arts/ Knit CampJuly 16 - 20 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.8 & OverDonner Center$90Online
Kids In Motion July 16 - 209:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.8 - 12 yrsSmith School*$88Online
Bike Camp BeginnerJuly 17 - 19 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.5 & OverDonner Park$15Online
Bike Camp Intermediate July 17 - 19 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.5 & OverDonner Park$15Online
Tumbling Camp July 23 - 26 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.8 - 9 yrsCol. Gymnastics Ct.$37Online
American Girl Doll Fun!July 24 - 26 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.5 - 10 yrsDonner Center$42Online
Great Outdoor AdventuresJuly 24 - 26 9:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m.10 - 12 yrsDonner Center$55Online
Tots, Trails & TalesAugust 1 -3 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.2 - 5 yrsDonner Center$25 Online
*Campers will be bussed to & from Donner Center each day. **Grade 2018 – 2019 school year.