Cincinnati Summer Camps Guide 2019

Welcome to the 365Cincinnati Summer Camp Guide! We hope this guide will be of assistance as you’re looking for something fun for your littles (and maybe your not-so-littles) to do this summer.

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Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps 2019

Lego| Harry Potter | Dinosaurs| Robots | Science
Cincinnati Summer Camps WOW

Dates:  May 28th – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  K – 8th grades

WOW!  The Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps!  Awe, Wonder, Amazement, Inspiration, Mystery. The newly renovated CMC offers more camps then ever before.

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Hours:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost:  Prices vary by camp, starts at $180
Multi Camp Discounts Available
Before Care will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. and After Care will be available until 6 p.m. (additional fee applies)
Locations:

  • Union Terminal
  • Cincinnati Observatory
  • Blue Ash Recreation Center
  • Villa Madonna Academy
  • Cincinnati Country Day School

Great Parks of Hamilton County Summer Day Camp

Adventure | Farm | Fishing | Horses | Nature

Children ages 2-17 can take part in summer camps focused on nature, adventure, farm life and horseback riding! Camps are held in various Great Parks across the Cincinnati area, including Sharon Woods, Winton Woods, Miami Whitewater and Lake Isabella. All camps are drop-off, unless otherwise indicated.

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Hours:  Varies by Camp
Cost:  $65 – $350 (Prices vary by camp). Scholarships available.
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Hamilton County Parks throughout Cincinnati


Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – Summer Camp

Acting | Dance | Song

Dates:  June 10th – Aug 2nd (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-14

Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for our one-week-long, themed summer camps! Show off your talent at the end of week performance. No audition required. 

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $275 , additional campers $250
Extended Care:  No
Location:  4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227
513-569-8080


Summer Camp WAVE at Newport Aquarium

Animals | Conservation | Shark Week

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-17

Camp WAVE! Camp WAVE is a week long day camp experience for children entering grades K-8. Camp WAVE is the only camp around where campers have the chance to meet sharks, penguins, and sting rays up close while exploring the aquatic wonders around us. From uncovering creatures of Cincinnati’s ancient seas to learning about international efforts to conserves endangered species, there’s something for every this year at Camp WAVE!

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Hours: 9am – 4pm
Cost:  $220 for non-members, $190 member
Extended Care:  4:00pm-5:00pm, $50/week
Location:  One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
WAVE is at the Newport Aquarium


Taft Museum of Art Day Camp

Day Camps | Painting| Sculpting| Drawing

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Jul 12th (weekly)
Grades:  1-12

Get creative at the Taft this summer! Whether you’re thinking about becoming an artist or just like to have fun creating art, the small classes and experienced teachers will make this a summer to remember.

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $200 – $290 per week (Member Discount)
Extended Care:  After 4 – 6pm. $10 – $12 per week
Location:  316 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-241-0343


YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Summer Camps

Day Camps | Summer Preschool | Sports | Teen |
Specialty Camps

Dates:  May 30th – Aug 14th (weekly)
Age:  Age 3-15 years

Campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. Camper build an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures, where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Camps give young people an opportunity to enjoy an experience that can last a lifetime.

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $95 – $200 per week (Varies by Camp.) Part time camp available. Registration fee may be required.
Extended Care:  Before 6:30 – 9am. After 4 – 6pm. $30/week – $80/week
Location:  Various YMCA locations throughout Greater Cincinnati


Cincinnati Zoo Camps

Animals | Nature | Conservation

Dates:  May 27th – Aug 16th (weekly, full & half-day)
Age:  Ages 4-14 years

Need a plan for school break? There’s so much to do at the Cincinnati Zoo! If you are looking for a fun, safe, and educational camp, the Zoo’s got it! All Zoo Camps are age-appropriate and are guaranteed to be a WILD time.

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm full day. 9:30-12:00 or 1:00-3:30 half day.
Cost:  $135 half day or $245 full day. (Member discount)
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8-8:50am, $45. After Care: 4:15-5:30pm, $55
Location:  3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
513-559-7767


Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Camp

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 7th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-13 years, sprouts 3-6 with adult

Art | Gardening | Crafts | Cooking | Exploring

Camp activities include: interacting with barnyard animals, exploring the woods, garden fun, games, hiking, crafts, music and more. Special themed camps for wilderness, art, cooking & science. You will never want to leave!

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Hours:  Most camps run 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Cost:  $100-$275 (Prices vary by camp). Member discounts available.
Extended Care:  Aftercare is available until 4:30pm at $75/wk
Location:  10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio 45241
513-563-6663


Greenacres 2019 Summer Program

Dates:  Jun 10th – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-17

Art | Nature | Water | Horses

Join fellow campers for 600 acres of adventure! It is during Greenacres summer season that campers can further explore their areas of interest whether it be horseback riding, music, fishing, hiking, creating works of art or learning secrets of the farm. Visit www.green-acres.org to view our 2019 Summer Fun Guide and to register for camp. For more information please call (513) 898-3262 or email camp@green-acres.org.

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Hours:  Varies by Camp
Cost:  $125 – $375 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  No
Location:  8225 Spooky Hollow Rd., Cincinnati 45242


Kids First Sports Center Camp-A-Palooza

Sports (more than 10) | Art | Field Trips

Dates:  May 28th – Aug 16th (weekly)
Age:  Age 5-15 years

CAMP-A-PALOOZA is Greater Cincinnati’s most talked about summer camp experience! Why? Four words: Kids First Sports Center. . .108,000 square feet of kids sports heaven! Imagine a summer camp taking place in the country’s largest children’s activity center with exceptional instruction in the most popular children’s recreational pursuits.

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm (1/2 day available)
Cost:  $303 per week – ALL INCLUSIVE! Daily rate available
Extended Care:  Before 7 – 9am. After 4 – 6pm. $5/day – $10/week
Location:  7900 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
513-489-7575


KIDS in the Kitchen Culinary Camp

Cooking | Aspiring Chefs

Dates:  Jun 10th – Jul 19th (weekly, 1/2 day)
Age:  Age 5-8 and 9-16

Do you have a kiddo who loves to cook?! This summer camp is just for them! Your young chef will have the opportunity to prepare a variety of dishes while learning everything from food safety and proper measuring methods, to creating flavor profiles and menus, to crazy garnishing techniques (radish flowers anyone?!?). The team at The Art of Entertaining is sure to make your young chef’s summer!

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Hours:  1/2 day
Cost:  $225 (5-8yr). $325 (9-16yr)
Extended Care:  No
Location:  2019 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-871-5170


Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps

Baseball | Softball

Dates:  May 27th – Aug 19th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-14 years

Kids will come to camp that have never played ball before and kids will come to camp that may someday play at Great American Ball Park. Some kids will come just to see a Reds player and others to become a Reds player.

The bottom line is that camps are a mix of one part competition, two parts fun, one part friend building and five parts instruction. A camp concoction that is magical with positive reinforcement and encouragement.

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Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $395
Extended Care:  Before 8:00am. After 5:00pm. $5/each
Location:  Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati


MumLuft&Co. Dance Camp

Dance | Ballet | Crafts

Dates:  June 17 – July 19
Age:  Ages 5-10

A full-day camp that teaches children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently! Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday afternoon performance for parents!

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Hours:  9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost:  $225/week
Extended Care:  After Care: 2 – 6pm, $10 to $15
Location:  Clifton Cultural Arts Center – 2728 Short Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219


Cincinnati Circus

Acrobatics | Tumbling | Juggling | Balloon Making

Dates:  May 27 – Jun 14 (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-13

Your child will participate in a five day Circus Camp curriculum where they will participate in learning skills like balance, teamwork and hand eye coordination as they work closely with professional performers and camp counselors.

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Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $250
Extended Care:  No
Location:  6433 Wiehe Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
513-921-5454


Cincinnati Ballet Kids Dance Camp

Dance | Ballet

Dates:  Jun 5th – 9th, Jul 24th – 28th, Jul 31st – Aug 4th
Age:  Ages 4-8

Cincinnati Ballet is your ticket to summer adventure! Young dancers will take a tour of timeless fairy tales during Storybook Summer.  The Sleeping BeautySnow White, and Alice in Wonderland. come to life, so too will your student’s imagination in a dance-themed adventure they won’t soon forget!

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Hours:  9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $235 – $570 1,2 or 3 weeks.
Extended Care:  No
Location:  1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH
513-562-1111


A.J. Green & Joe Mixon Football ProCamp

Football | A.J. Green | Joe Mixon

Dates:  Jun 7th – Jun 8th
Age:  Grades 1 – 8

A.J. Green, Joe Mixon, and procamps coaches will offer tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental football skills stations, contests, and non-contact games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. The comprehensive camp experience is great for athletes of all skill levels, whether they are new to the game or have been playing for years.

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Hours:  9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $149
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
888-389-2267


CAMP CRC (Cincinnati Recreation Commission)

Weekly Themes | Field Trips | Swimming

Dates:  June 3rd  – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-12

Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s CAMP CRC Summer Day Camps are offered at many CRC recreation centers throughout the city. Campers enjoy fun weekly themes in a safe, friendly environment all summer long. Themed activities include trips and outings, arts and crafts, swim lessons and pool time, outdoor play and sports

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $115 -148 (depending on location)
Extended Care:  Monday – Friday, 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. $20/week
Location:  Various locations throughout Cincinnati
(513) 352-4000


Art Workshop

Art | Crafts | Painting | Pottery | Sculpture

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 16th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6 and up

This is a place for kids to create and explore all aspects of art, to exercise their imaginations and generate ideas. Kids create their Own World, Wizards or Pet, make their own masterpieces with Drawing, Painting, Clay and Pottery Wheel. Every week is some thing new and exciting.

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Hours:  Morning 10:00am – 12:30pm. Afternoon 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost:  $175 (half-day) – $325 (full day) per week. Pacakages available.
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8:30-10am. After Care: 4-5:30pm.
Location:  3130 Wasson Road – Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-406-4009


West Chester Academy of Music and Dance

Music | Dance | Sing and Dance | Art | Gymnastics

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 2nd
Age:  Ages 3-12

Choose from music, dance, art, and gymnastics. Camps are filled with artistic learning, crafts, a snack, character building, and more with a Special Performance the last day of each camp.

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Hours:  Varies by theme. Morning and afternoon available.
Cost:  $139 – $179
Extended Care:   Before: 9am. After: 5:30pm  $35 
Location:  8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester, OH 45069
513-829-2345


Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps

STEM | Lego | Minecraft | Video | Animation

Dates:  Jun 10th – Aug 2nd (weekly)
Age:  Ages 7-14

The following summer camps are available throughout Greater Cincinnati Area:

  • LEGO Bots (ages 7-9)
  • LEGO Robotics (ages 10-13)
  • Minecraft Coding (ages 10-13)
  • Creative Coders (ages 8-12)
  • Brick Flicks (ages 9-13)
  • Game Builders (ages 7-9)
  • Arcade Game Design (ages 10-13)
  • TubeStars (ages 10-13)

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Hours:  Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm or afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Cost:  $209 – $249
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati
800-595-3776


Children’s Theatre of Mason

Acting | Movies | Dance

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-18

Royal Theatre Company, home to Childrens Theatre of Mason, exposes children to all aspects of theatrical production and help them develop an appreciation for the performing arts. By providing top quality Directors, Production Crew Members and Instructors, RTC is able to help children learn valuable skills, build their confidence, and take part in experiences that they will always treasure.

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Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $125 (half-day) – $250 (full day) per week.
Extended Care:  No
Location:  308 West Main St., Mason, OH 45040
513-398-0116


Drake Planetarium

STEM | Robots

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Grades K – 8

Programs combine science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. Drake Planetarium inspires a lifelong passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence, and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

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Hours:  Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm or afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Cost:  $185 (half-day) – $300 (full day) per week.
Extended Care:  8am-9am  $30/week, 4pm-5pm  $30/week
Location:  2020 Sherman Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 45212
513-396-5578


Fitton Center for Creative Arts Summer Camp

Art | Performance | STEAM| Print Making

Dates:  Jun 17th – Aug 2nd (weekly depending on camp)
Age:  Ages 5-9

Grow. Become. Shine. Bring the arts out of you by bringing them to you. Kids don’t receive art time at school. Get them into a structured art environment to give them that exposure.

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Hours:  Classes vary in length. Morning, Afternoon, and All day.
Cost:  $90 – $250 for non-members
Extended Care:  No
Location:  101 S Monument Ave Hamilton, OH 45011
513-863-8873


School of Rock of Mason

Guitar | Bass | Drums | Keyboard | Voice | Songwriting | Recording

Dates:  Jun 3rd – Jul 26th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 7-18

School of Rock Mason, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Camps help advance musical skills, build confidence, create great friendships – and are just a blast!

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Hours:  10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $340 – $450 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  No
Location:  55 Reading Rd #1, Mason, OH 45040
513-770-1257


Camp Carnegie 2019: Move Over, Mr. Aesop!

Theatre | Performance | Costume Design

Dates:  Half-day: Jul 29th – Aug 9th (3 day week). Full-day:Jun 10th – Aug 9th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 7-12

Explore the fabulous world of fables from a new perspective. This summer, students will enjoy teaching their audience a lesson as they work together to perform their brand new, 21st Century fables live on the stage.

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Hours:  Half-day: 8:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Full-day: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $75 (half-day) – $120 (full day).
Extended Care:  No
Location:  1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 or 824 Greenup St, Covington, KY


Cincinnati Parks’ 2019 Summer Nature Camps

Nature | Art | Harry Potter | Winnie-the-Pooh| Mars

Dates:  May 20th – Aug 2nd (number of days varies by camp)
Age:  Ages 4-14

Economical, educational & fun!

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Hours:  9:30am – 3:00pm. Younger aged camps are shorter.
Cost:  $70 – $85 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Various Cincinnati Parks locations.
513-321-6208 ext. 11


Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Art | Music | Dance | Theatre

Dates:  Jun 5th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 3-17

Over the course of the summer, the Center offers a wide variety of art and music camps in addition to regular classes and lessons in music, art and dance. Choose from over 40 summer camps.

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Hours:  Varies by theme. Usually 1-3 hrs.
Cost:  $75 – $310 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8:15-10am. After Care: 3-5:45pm. $25/week.
Location:  322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215
513-948-1900


Farm Camp at Benton Farm

Caring & Feeding Animals | Working In The Garden | Scavenger Hunts & Outdoor Games | Team Building Skills

Dates:  Jun 17th – Jul 19th (weekly, except week of Jul 4)
Age:  Ages 6-13

Farm camp, day camp, horse back riding lessons, farm animals, hayrides, berry picking, camp, vet science, sheep, goats, horse, team building camp, new friends!

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Hours:  9:45am – 2:45pm.
Cost:  $225
Extended Care:  No
Location:  11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton, KY 41094
859-485-7000


Tikkun Farm Camp

Caring & Feeding Animals | Working In The Garden | Meditation | Prepare Meals

Dates:  Jun 10th – Aug 2nd (weekly, except week of Jul 4). Based upon ages.
Age:  Pre-school through 6th grade.

Meet an Alpaca and create a Fiber Arts project from their fleece. Prepare a Farm to Table meal with food harvested from the garden. Art, music, dancing and writing.

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Hours:  10am – 5 pm. Preschool 9:00 – 11:30am
Cost:  $125 – $225
Extended Care:  No
Location:  7945 Elizabeth Street, Cincinnati OH 45231
215.630.1091


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