Cincinnati Summer Camps 2017

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.

Summer Camps in Cincinnati 2017

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Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps 2017

STEM | Harry Potter | Exploration | Movie Magic

Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps

Dates:  May 30th – Aug 11th (weekly)
Age:  K – 8th grades

WOW!  The Cincinnati Museum Center Summer Camps!  Awe, Wonder, Amazement, Inspiration, Mystery. See Summer Camp 2017 Brochure for times, cost and age appropriate classes.

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)

  • Union Terminal
  • Cincinnati Observatory
  • Blue Ash Recreation Center
  • Villa Madonna Academy
  • Greenacres Foundation
  • Thomas More College
  • Cincinnati Country Day School

Hamilton County Parks Summer Day Camp

Adventure | Farm | Fishing | Horses | Nature

Dates:  June – July (weekly)
Age:  Ages 2-17

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 and Lake Isabella. All camps are drop-off, unless otherwise indicated.

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

Greenacres 2017 Summer Program

Art | Nature | Water | Horses

Dates:  Jun 12th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-17

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 to view our 2017 Summer Fun Guide and to register for camp. For more information please call 513.891.4227 or email

Hours:  Varies by Camp
Cost:  $25 – $350 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  Stay All Day weeks available
Location:  8110 Market Place Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

Summer Camp WAVE at Newport Aquarium

Animals | Conservation

Dates:  Jun 5th – Aug 11th (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!

Cost:  $220 for non-memberg
Extended Care:  After Care: 4:30pm-5:00pm, $50/week
Location:  One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
WAVE is at the Newport Aquarium

Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Camp

Art | Gardening | Crafts | Cooking | Exploring

Dates:  Jun 12th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 4-15 years

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!

Hours:  Most camps run 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Cost:  $75-$245 for members; $100-275 for non-members (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  Aftercare is available until 4:30pm.
Location:  10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio 45241

Fashion Summer Camps at Mary Helen Studio

Fashion | Sewing

Dates:  Jun 19th – Jul 28th (weekly, 1/2 day)
Age:  Age 7-15 years

Come join us for a weeklong adventure at mary helen fashion sewing camp where kids get to be fashion designers! Camp is appropriate for all skill levels because we teach the budding fashion designers everything they need to know about designing and sewing their own clothes.

Hours:  1/2 day. Morning or Afternoon
Cost:  $350
Extended Care:  No
Location:  1981 Madison Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45208

Kids First Sports Center Camp-A-Palooza

Sports (more than 10) | Art | Field Trips

Dates:  May 30th – Aug 18th (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.

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 – $90/week
Location:  7900 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

KIDS in the Kitchen Culinary Camp

Cooking | Aspiring Chefs

Dates:  Jun 12th – Jul 28th (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!

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

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.

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $85 – $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 Reds Baseball and Softball Camps

Baseball | Softball

Dates:  May 29th – Aug 11th (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.

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


Animals | Nature | Conservation

Dates:  May 29th – Aug 18th (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.

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $240 – $250 (non-Members)
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8-9am, $45. After Care: 4-5:30pm, $55
Location:  3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
513-559-7767 option 4

Young Rembrandts Greater Cincinnati

Drawing | Cartooning | Illustrating

Dates:  June 5th – July 26th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 4-13 years

Young Rembrandts will inspire your child’s love of art by teaching drawing in a fun engaging setting. Draw animals, wilderness pirates, space characters.

Hours:  9:00am – depends. (2-3 hours depending on class)
Cost:  $50-$150 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Various Schools throughout Greater Cincinnati

MumLuft&Co. Dance Camp

Dance | Ballet | Crafts

Dates:  July 10-14 & 14-21
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 3pm performance for parents!

Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $220 1 week, $396 2 weeks (when you register by June 18)
Extended Care:  After Care: 3 – 6pm, $10
Location:  Clifton Cultural Arts Center – 3711 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum – 3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Cincinnati Circus

Acrobatics | Tumbling | Juggling | Ballon Making

Dates:  June 5th– 9th, June 12th–16th, July 10th-14th, Aug 7th–11th
Age:  Ages 5-16

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.

Hours:  9:00am – 12:00pm, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost:  $175 half-day, $225 full day
Extended Care:  No
Location:  6433 Wiehe Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237

Childrens Theatre of Cincinnati Theatre Camp

Acting | Dance | Song

Dates:  June 12th – Jul 21st (weekly)
Age:  Ages 6-10. Ages 11-14, two special weeks

Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for our one-week-long, themed summer camps! No audition required. Offerings include: Dino Rock, Earn your Wand, Under the Sea Quest, Hip, Hop, Don’t Stop, Showtime, SEUSS, Safari Quest, Once Upon a Time.

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $250
Extended Care:  No
Location:  The Taft Theatre 5th & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Kidsports 2017 Camp

Sports | Arts & Crafts | Outdoors | Theatre | Music

Dates:  May 30th – Aug 18th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-12

A fun, safe and enriching environment where campers will be physically active while having fun and making new friends. We run a structured, engaging program with numerous activities where campers build life skills, learn good sportsmanship and make lifelong memories. Daily, 3-day and 5-day camps available.

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $139 – $355 (non-member)
Extended Care:  Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00am $15-$30. After Care: 4 – 6:00pm $15-$30.
Location:  Cincinnati Sports Club
3950 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Cincinnati Ballet Kids Dance Camp

Dance | Ballet

Dates:  Jun 5th – 9th, Jul 24th – 28th, Jul 31st – Aug 4th
Age:  Ages 4-5 and 6-8

Cincinnati Ballet is your ticket to summer adventure! And we’re taking a walk on the wild side as we explore animal kingdoms near and far! This summer, Kids Dance Camp is heading out on week-long safaris to the jungle, the arctic and the ocean! As penguins, jellyfish and tigers come to life, so too will your student’s imagination in a dance-themed adventure they won’t soon forget!

Hours:  9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $225 – $555 1,2 or 3 weeks.
Extended Care:  No
Location:  1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH

AJ Green Football ProCamp

Football | A.J. Green | Tyler Eifert

Dates:  Jun 9th – Jun 10th
Age:  Grades 1 – 8

A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert, 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.

Hours:  9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $199
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242


Weekly Themes | Field Trips | Swimming

Dates:  May 30th – Aug 11th (11 weeks)
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

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $1,155/summer
Extended Care:  Monday – Friday, 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. $220/summer
Location:  Various locations throughout Cincinnati
(513) 352-4000

Art Workshop

Art | Crafts | Painting | Pottery | Sculpture

Dates:  Jun 5th – Aug 4th (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 or Museum, Pokemon or Pet, make their own masterpieces with Drawing, Painting, Clay and Pottery Wheel. Every week is some thing new and exciting.

Hours:  Morning 10:00am – 12:30pm. Afternoon 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost:  $175 (half-day) – $335 (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

West Chester Academy of Music and Dance

Music | Dance | Sing and Dance | Art | Gymnastics

Dates:  Jun 19th – Aug 11th.
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.

Hours:  Varies by theme. Morning and afternoon available.
Cost:  $99 – $175
Extended Care:  No
Location:  8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester, OH 45069

Classroon Antics Summer Tech Camps

STEM | Lego | Minecraft | Video | Animation

Dates:  Jun 5th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 7-14

The following summer camps are available throughout Greater Cincinnati Area:

  • Junior Video Game Design (ages 7-9)
  • Junior LEGO Robotics (ages 7-9)
  • Video Game Design (ages 10-14)
  • LEGO Robotics (ages 10-14)
  • Minecraft (ages 10-14)
  • Computer Programming (ages 9-14)
  • Stop-Motion Animation (ages 9-14)

Hours:  Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm or afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Cost:  $195-$235
Extended Care:  No
Location:  Various locations throughout Greater Cincinnati

Childrens Theatre of Mason Drama Dayz

Acting | Movies | Dance

Dates:  Jun 5th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 5-14

Children’s 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, CTM is able to help children learn valuable skills, build their confidence, and take part in experiences that they will always treasure.

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

Drake Planetarium

STEM | Robots

Dates:  Jun 5th – Jul 28th (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.

Hours:  Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm or afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Cost:  $185 (half-day) – $300 (full day) per week.
Extended Care:  Daily: $8/hour. 1/2 day: $35/week. Full day: $70 / week
Location:  2020 Sherman Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 45212

Fitton Center for Creative Arts Summer Camp

Performance | Drawing | Pyramid Hill

Dates:  Jun 19th – Aug 4th (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.

Hours:  Classes vary in length. Morning, Afternoon, and All day.
Cost:  $90 – $200 for non-members
Extended Care:  No
Location:  101 S Monument Ave Hamilton, OH 45011

School of Rock of Mason

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

Dates:  Jun 12th – 16th, 19th – 23rd, 26th – 30th, Jul 17th – 28th, Jul 31st – Aug 4th (varies by class)
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!

Hours:  10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $400 – $900 (Prices vary by camp)
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8:00-10am. After Care: 3:00-5:00pm. $10/hr.
Location:  5165 Western Row Rd, Mason, Ohio 45040

Camp Carnegie 2017: The Hero in Us All

Theatre | Performance | Costume Design

Dates:  Half-day: Jun 5th – Aug 4th (3 day week). Full-day:Jul 24th – Aug 4th (weekly)
Age:  Ages 7-15

Follow a hero’s journey, as they struggle to triumph over their fear. This summer, students will examine what it takes to be courageous, as they develop characters, devise plot lines, and share their stories of bravery. Camp Carnegie includes performance, hands-on art making, character and costume design, dramatic exercises, writing, brainstorming, team building, problem solving and a great deal of fun.

Hours:  Half-day: 8:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Full-day: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  $60 (half-day) – $110 (full day).
Extended Care:  Before Care: 8:30-9am. After Care: 3-5:30pm. $60/week.
Location:  1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011

Cincinnati Parks’ 2017 Summer Nature Camps

Nature | Pokemon | Art | Harry Potter | Crafts | Star Wars

Dates:  Jun 12th – Aug 4th (number of days varies by camp)
Age:  Ages 4-14

Economical, educational & fun!

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 3-18

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 46 summer camps and 8 different classes.

Hours:  Varies by theme. Usually 1-3 hrs.
Cost:  $75 – $300 (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

Farm Camp at Benton Farm

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

Dates:  Jun 26th – 30th, Jul 10th – 14th, 17th – 21st
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!

Hours:  9:45am – 2:45pm.
Cost:  195
Extended Care:  No
Location:  11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton, KY 41094

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