IDEAS Summer Camps for Boys & Girls. PreK - 8th

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The #1 Summer Camp in Columbus, OH

A Fun and Innovative Summer Camp Experience Conveniently Located in Columbus, OH

Extended Care Included at No Additional Charge ($200 value)

Weekly Enrollment Will Be Limited to Maintain a Safe and Intimate Camp Environment

A Blend of Fun, Experimental Learning, Positivity and Tradition

Designed to be a traditional day camp for Grades Pre-K to 2 and an innovative art, science, technology-based program for Grades 3-8, our camp provides a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive summer camp experience unlike any other. IDEAS Summer Camp Programs are the finest in the Columbus, OH area. Extended care and snack* are all free and included, allowing both kids and parents alike to benefit from an enjoyable, convenient, and stress-free experience. Since 1997, our company has been delivering creative summer camps nationwide to 300,000+ students offering unique programming for the entire family.

Parents, Need a Break from the Hustle and Bustle of the School Year? Rushing All Over the Area? Constantly Scrambling?

IDEAS Camps presents new weekly themes and a variety of relevant technology, engineering, sports, arts, innovation, movement, and FUN! The IDEAS Summer Camps philosophy and approach to teaching is based on enrichment with a primary focus on experimentation, confidence-building, positivity, and character building. Beginners, intermediate, and experienced creators are all welcome!

IDEAS Camps Provide Flexibility. Swimming, Snack, Extended Care Are All Included.

Each Week Presents a New Theme for Boys & Girls

Weekly Enrollment Limited per Age-Group for Safety and Quality

Daily Swim Instruction.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Kings, Queens & Castles
Super Safari and So Much More…

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Daily Swimming.
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Incredible Inventors
Artful Antics and So Much More…

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Daily Swimming.
Crazy Chemical Reactions
Amazing Flying Objects
Escape Room Challenge and More…

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Daily Swimming.
Ultimate Drone Racing
Robot X Games
StemQuest and So Much More…

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Daily Swimming.
2-3 Sports/Games Per Day
Exciting New Weekly Theme
Non-Stop Action and So Much More…

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Daily Swim |Plenty of Screen Breaks New Weekly Roblox Theme
New Weekly Minecraft Theme
All Experience Levels Welcome

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Daily Swim.
Artful Adventures, Amazing Improv
Fiber Arts Frenzy & More
Exciting New Weekly Theme

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IDEAS Camps Offers Campers Powerful Experiences to Develop Confidence, Self-Expression, Empathy, Self-Esteem, and Interpersonal Skills.

IDEAS Camps Prides Itself on Engaging Campers’ Learning Styles Using Compelling Summer Camp Activities and Immersive Experiences.

Traditional Camp Feel

Instructional and Open Swimming, Rock Wall, Dunk Tank. Exploration of new skill sets and experiences. Summer Fun. Project-Based. Collaborative. Hands-on.

Stories Shared

Memories cultivated from creative stimulation of mind & body. Formulating unforgettable stories from incredible experiences.

Innovative Programs

Technology. Arts. Sports. Digital Media. Coding. Esports. Balanced day. Hands-on. Variety. Project-based. Experiential learning.

We Ensure Each Camper is Continually Exposed to an Incredible Team of Instructors, Specifically Hired for Their Positive Energy and Leadership.

Summer Camp Industry Leaders

Started in 1997. All medical & allergy details procedures covered. Intentional camp design. Family Friendly!

Designed By Experts

Developed by parents. Created by campers. Variety of activities. Friendly environment. Safety is the top priority.

Professional Staff

Adult-led staff. Low ratio. 360˚ background check. 30+ hour pre-camp training program.

Flexible and Convenient

Curbside Service

Extended Care


Why Is IDEAS Camps
The Top Summer Camp in Columbus, OH?

Daily Swimming. Traditional Sports. EXERGAMES. Immersive Activities.

Positive and active environment. Healthy mind. Healthy body. Friendly competition.


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Embracing the Power of Story Through PEAK Learning Opportunities.

Providing WOW experiences. Powerful memories created from engaging moments. Transformative interactions.


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New Theme Each Week. Discovery-Based Activities. Hands on Projects.

Boys & Girls. Pre-K to 8th grade. Enroll in one week or enroll for the entire summer. Flexible Scheduling.


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Real World Application. Teamwork. Robotics. Design. Coding. Life Skills Learned.

Traditional day camp activities. Digital arts. Programming. Sports. Technology immersion. Collaboration.


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Traditional Sports. Interactive Playground. Immersive Activities.

Positive and active environment. Healthy mind. Healthy body. Friendly competition.

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Embracing The Power of Story Through PEAK Learning Opportunities.

Providing WOW Experiences. Powerful Memories Created From Engaging Moments. Transformative Interactions.

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New Theme Each Week. Discovery-Based Activities.

Girls & boys PreK to 8th Grade. Enroll in one week or enroll for the entire summer. Flexible Scheduling

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Real World Application. Robotics. Design. Coding. Life Skills Learned.

Digital Arts. Programming. ESports. Technology immersion. Exploration of new skill sets. Collaboration. Hands-on.

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You nailed it! The fact that my kids want to keep coming back week after week to experience a new theme is fascinating, since they have never shown such a high interest in any other camp before.


This is the most exciting Traditional and STEM camp combo program my children have ever been a part of. The unique aspect of having the kids use their creative and explorative sides combined with the fact that they get to spend quality time outside and NOT behind a screen all day is a huge BONUS!

Allison G.

My kiddos are completely obsessed with your camp programs. I’m not sure how you are able to engage the younger group for an entire day, but not only have you accomplished that challenge – my Ami and Jon don’t even want to leave the aftercare program. Please thank the instructors for a great summer. PS. The free extended care option is perfect for my schedule. Love, love, love your camp!

Wendy H.

Thanks for a wonderful week of exploration and discovery. Michael had the time of this life. We are now teaching the kids in the neighborhood how to race drones. I love that most of the program was outside – thanks for providing a positive outlet for opening the minds of our future generation.

Seneca L.

Day Camp for my little one has been the highlight of the summer. There are no words to describe how this camp has literally changed our lives. Sounds ridiculous, but Luke had his alarm set this morning and could not wait to begin.

Emily M.

My son could not stop talking about camp last night. This is the most excited I have seen him all year! He’s packing his own lunch in the morning and saying ‘thanks for the ride’ at drop-off. Keep teaching those life lessons!”

Lisa V.

Daily instructional swimming is a huge asset to your camp! My 4-year old twins are learning so much and cannot wait to share when they arrive home. Ozzie, the camp mascot, is so cool! What a great surprise to see him this morning during morning drop-off.

Gail T.

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*Snack included for Day Camp (ages 3-6) and Extended Care.