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Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Summer Camps

Join Us For a Summer Of Nature, Wellness and Creativity!

Youth need opportunities for fun, engaging enrichment experiences each summer. Those ages 6-14 can be healthy, active, make new friends and create lifelong memories at a Columbus Recreation and Parks Department day camps. There are a variety of camps to meet many interests, including arts, fitness, sports, science/STEM, outdoor exploration and adaptive recreation.

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Keeping Everyone Safe

To ensure the safety of participants and staff, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is offering a modified summer camp experience again this year. Be sure to download the Parent Handbook for detailed information on safety protocols and modifications to our procedures. You can also visit for the most up-to-date information about department programs and their status.

Should you have additional questions or need further assistance, please call 614-645-3300 (and select option 3) or email us at

We make every effort to ensure summer camps are accessible and affordable for every family, which includes free camp options and PLAY Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund provides assistance to financially-challenged families, creating opportunities for all children in our community to participate in our fee-based programs.

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Financial Assistance

Key Tag ID

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department uses a key tag ID system to safely identify participants during visits to our community centers and swimming pools. Key tags are required for participants ages six and up and cost $1. Residents can purchase a key tag at any community center.


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To register, visit Activenet, our online registration portal. If you are a new user, create an account, being sure to include both parent and camper information.

A confirmation email will be sent immediately after registering online. Prior to registration, there is an option to add desired camps to a wish list.

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