Welcome to the Cincinnati Summer Camp Guide! We hope this list will be of assistance as you’re searching for a great summer camp for your littles (and perhaps the not-so-littles) this summer.
Our list contains all kinds of Cincinnati Summer Camps: STEM camps, summer camps for teens, theater camps, art camp, overnight camps, and much more. There’s even a summer camp that centers around horses!
Do you know of any Cincinnati Summer Camps that we don’t have on our list? Shoot us an email.
IMPORTANT: Links are supplied for each camp. Be sure to click through on the camp of your choice to get the most up to date information (links provided below).
Cincinnati Summer Camps
Art Workshop Summer Camp
Location: 3130 Wasson Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
This is a place for kids to create and explore all aspects of art, to exercise their imaginations and generate ideas. Kids create and make their own masterpieces with Drawing, Painting, Clay and Pottery Wheel. Every week is some thing new and exciting.
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Summer Camps
Location: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for our themed summer camps! Enjoy a variety of themes for ages 6-14! Focus on music, dance, drama, or all three! All levels welcome.
Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp
Location: 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for summer fun and creativity. Jump into art with eight weeks of exciting projects, gallery games and more! Explore a different theme each week with activities taught by skilled museum educators. Designed for children ages 6–12. Convenient before- and after-care available.
Cincinnati Ballet Kids Dance Camp
Location: 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
Cincinnati Ballet is your ticket to summer adventure! Kids Dance Camp is a creative exploration of dance, music and art through beloved stories. Each week-long experience explores an overall theme through ballet classes and activities led by professional faculty. Students ages 4-8. Placement based on age. Former dance experience not required.
Cincinnati Country Day School Summer Camps
CCDS Day Camp offers children (ages 18 months through entering grade 6) a summer of creative and unique opportunities that promote growth and encourage discovery in an environment that instills a strong sense of self. Their beautiful 62-acre campus boasts indoor and outdoor learning spaces that promote exploration and collaboration, offering endless possibilities for learning, creativity, and imagination.
Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps
Locations: Cincinnati Museum Center, Blue Ash Rec Center, Cincinnati Observatory
Explore science, technology, history and the arts through creative activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps. Whether there’s a day or a week off from school, there’s a camp for that.
Cincinnati Parks’ 2021 Summer Day Camps
Location: Various Cincinnati Parks locations
Economical, educational & fun! Camps include daily hikes, games, live animal encounters, experiments and make & take projects to keep campers active all day.
Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s CAMP CRC
Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s CAMP CRC Summer Day Camps information does not appear to be current (as of 2-18-2021) but I want to keep the listing here so that you can check it out over the next few months.
Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps
Location: Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati
2021 still appears to be determined but you can sign up for updates on their site (as of 2-18-21)
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. 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.
Cincinnati Zoo Summer Camps
Location: 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Explore the Zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals! Hikes in the Zoo, visits from Animal Friends, crafts, train rides, animal shows, and so much more make Summer Camp a jam packed week to remember! Please register children according to the grade they will enter in the fall.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center @ Short Vine – Summer Camps
Location: 2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45219
Clifton Cultural Arts Center presents a brand-new slate of exciting summer camps. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for your choice of Visual Arts Camps or Music Camps.
Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps
Location: Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati
Offering multiple weeks of exciting STEM-focused summer camps throughout the Cincinnati area for kids and teens ages 7-13.
Drake Planetarium Summer Camps
Location: 2020 Sherman Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
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.
Fitton Center for Creative Arts Summer Camp
Location: 101 S Monument Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011
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.
Website (current page is for 2020 – watch for updates)
Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Camp
Location: 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio 45241
Gorman Heritage Farm offers a variety of summer day camp sessions on their 122-acre historic farm, forest and fields. The farm is the landscape, as you care for farm animals, harvest fresh foods, play games, and explore this hidden gem. You will never want to leave!
Great Parks of Hamilton County
2021 appears to be virtual only / check for updates
Location: Hamilton County Parks throughout Cincinnati
Greenacres 2020 Summer Program
Location: varies by camp
Each program offers its own, unique, way to explore all that Greenacres has to offer. Get creative outdoors with Arts in the Natural World, be a trailblazer in Outdoor Adventures, or experience Greenacres after dark at Night Camp. A Greenacres camp will fill your child’s summer with unforgettable experiences and are tailored to be age appropriate.
Kids First Sports Center Camp-A-Palooza
Location: 7900 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
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.
MumLuft&Co. Dance Camp
Location: 8222 Monon Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
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!
Website (2021 dates aren’t up yet, as of 2-18-21)
School of Rock of Mason Music Camps
Location: 55 Reading Rd #1, Mason, Ohio 45040
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!
Summer Camp WAVE at Newport Aquarium
Location: One Aquarium Way, Newport, Kentucky 41071
Get ready to dive into the deep and make some waves with Camp WAVE! This is a day camp experience for students who have completed grades K-8 held at Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY from 8am-4pm (new times for 2021). There is an optional after-care available from 4-5pm. Camp WAVE is the only camp around where campers have the chance to meet sharks, penguins, and stingrays up close while exploring aquatic wonders. From cruising alongside Antarctic penguins to celebrating innovations in science and engineering, there’s something for everyone this summer at Camp WAVE!
Taft Museum of Art Day Camp
Location: 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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.
West Chester Academy of Music and Dance Summer Camps
Location: 8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester, Ohio 45069
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.
Wyoming Fine Arts Center Summer Camps
Location: 322 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio 45215
Offering both in person camps and online camps for you to pick your comfort level. Onsite camps have a strict policy for participation due to the conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic. They have made adjustments to summer camps for the safety of your children and our staff.
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Summer Camps
Location: Various YMCA locations throughout Greater Cincinnati
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.