We have compiled a list of great options that are offered to Dayton area families for summer camps and programs. There is a wide variety of summer programs offered including day camps, overnight camps, and residential camps. There are camps that concentrate on STEM, swimming, soccer, taekwondo, math, flight, history, horses and everything in between. Have fun picking which fits your family the best!
2017 Dayton Parent Magazine Summer Camps and Programs Guide
Dayton, OH 45475, 937-304-5264
Air Camp is a unique camp that features hands on learning in an exciting curriculum. Core values of scholarship, leadership and citizenship are embodied in an intensive schedule that puts science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the context of aviation and aeronautics. Day Camp: (attending in the fall) 3,4 and 5 grades Resident Camp: 7, 8, and 9 grade. Day Camp: June 26-30 and July 17-21 Resident Camp: June 18-23, July 9-14, July 23-28
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Fast Track
716 N. Main Street Springboro, OH 45066 (Beavercreek location opening soon!), 937-496-5388
Fast Track is a fast-paced program that runs Monday – Thursday for 2 weeks with eight 30-minute lessons. Class sizes are small with a 4:1 student/instructor ratio. Private Fast Track lessons available for additional cost. Ages 2.5+ June 5, 2017 – August 10
Asian Arts Center
1630 E. Stroop Rd. Dayton, OH 45429, 937-395-0333
Your children will love this positive, fun, energetic, focused, and challenging martial arts camp for (never taken martial arts before) beginners through advanced (experienced martial arts students at any martial arts school)! This fun camp will cover basic to advanced martial arts techniques and is appropriate for martial arts students from any style and for children who would like to learn more about martial arts but have not taken a class yet. This is a great way for current martial arts students to polish up on their requirements to test to higher levels. This is also a great introduction for new students with little or no martial arts knowledge. In addition to the martial arts training, we will play games, have team and individual challenges, and lots of fun activities to make new friends. ITEMS TO BRING TO ALL CAMPS EVERYDAY: Taekwondo Uniform (PROVIDED FOR NEW MEMBERS FREE!!!), water bottle, lunch, shoes (no sandals or flip flops please!) Camp starts at 9 am and is over at 3pm. June 5-9, June 19-23, June 26-30 July 31-Aug 4
1423 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, OH 45430, 937-427-2966
This year we will be doing several 1-week long “Mini Camps”. Every week we will change themes allowing our children (and teachers!) to have lots of fun! This years’ themes include “Road Trip USA”, “Kitchen Chemist”, “Authors in Training”, “Engin-uity” and “Paint.Draw.Sculpt., along with several others! Each “Mini Camp” is planned around a theme, supported by outside visitors, field trips (for our school agers) and special activities. Your children will learn to make their own books, how to play soccer, what the earth’s layers look like, how to make mini-robots and so much more! The kids will also get to have splash day each week. Group “A” will have splash day on Tuesday, and Group “B” will be on Thursday. We can’t wait to watch them continue to learn and grow this summer!
Xenia, OH, 937-223-4513
Campers will participate in a weeklong variety of activities that will encourage them to explore and appreciate the outdoors in a biblically informed way. Programs can include a time of wilderness education, map reading/orienteering, games, gardening, fishing, archery, and horse riding/training. Riding classes incorporate patience, emotional control, and learning how to communicate with a horse without the use of force or intimidation. We teach respectful boundaries with horses; how to keep an animal out of your space while improving leadership and love. A period of Bible instruction and reflection is included to encourage the campers to enjoy a daily walk with Christ and appreciation of his word. A climbing wall, paddleboats, a planned zip-line and giant swing, or exploring our woods provide an outlet for excess energy in a non- harmful way. Ages 5-16, 6/5/17- 8/11/17, 8:30am-3:30pm
Clarksville, OH, 513-601-9701
Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values. Welcoming to all, we are primarily geared towards children from nonreligious families and combine traditional camp programming with an environment that is supportive of critical thinking and skepticism. Ages 8-17, June 18-24 and July 16-22
City of Beavercreek Summer Day Camp
Rotary Park – 2260 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek Ohio, 937-427-5514
At Beavercreek Summer Day Camp, campers will participate in a variety of activities, create crafts, play sports and meet new friends. Every week is a new theme with new adventures! Camps run from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with structured activities and a field trip each Wednesday. FREE extended hours available from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Camp is for ages 6-12 (campers will be grouped depending on age and activity). Weekly camps run Monday – Friday, June 5 – July 28
East Dayton Christian School
999 Spinning Rd Dayton, Ohio 45431, 937-252-5400
East Dayton Christian School offers Volleyball and Basketball Sports Camp opportunities for students in grades 2-6, junior high, and high school. Located 1/2 mile from the properties at Wright Field, EDCS strives to equip students for leadership and service.
Five Rivers MetroParks
Dayton, OH, 937-275-7275
From horseback riding to kayaking, Five Rivers MetroParks offers outdoor adventures for youth ages 7 to 17. Children spend their summer exploring nature, being active outdoors and embarking on new adventures. With weeklong, three-day, single-day and half-day programs, there is a MetroParks camp experience to fit your family’s summer schedule. June through July
Five Seasons Summer Camp
4242 Clyo Rd. Dayton, OH 45440, 937-848-9200
Kids who attended first through sixth grade will have a blast at our all day camp. Campers will have their choice of lunch options (no additional charge). Activities will include sports play, swimming, and fitness based training. Throughout the week they will also participate in fun educational activities such as photography, tie dying and more. Special visits will be made by local professionals. Open to members and non-members preschool through elementary. May 29 through August 11 9 am to 4 pm with before and after care available.
Kumon Math and Learning Center
6 locations in Dayton, 800-222-6284
Kumon is an individualized math and reading program that will allow your child to reach their full potential. Whether your goal is to catch up to or study ahead of grade level, the Kumon Program fills in gaps and builds strong math, reading and grammar skills so that your child will be successful and confident in school. Free Placement Testing and Free Parent Orientation provided.
Marmon Valley Ministries
7754 State Route 292 S. Zanesfield, Ohio 43360, 937-593-8000
Marmon Valley Ministries is a Christ-centered horse camp for boys and girls ages 7-17. We specialize in residential half-week and week-long camps for horse crazy kids of all experience levels. In addition to daily riding time, campers have the opportunity to try adventurous activities like archery, vaulting, and rock climbing. We also have Insight Camp for Children that are Blind or Visually Impaired. Camps are offered mid June- early August.
Primrose Summer Adventure Club
1380 N Fairfield Rd Beavercreek, Ohio 45432, 937-401-8607
At the Primrose Summer Adventure Club, children enjoy exploring interesting topics and continue learning through purposeful play. We build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts® through engagement, activities, fun and discovery. Children have the opportunity to play with ideas, build friendships, exercise their imaginations and explore new places through weekly field trips and exciting in house activities! Ages 5-12 June 5 – August 11
Settler Survival Camp at Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409, 937-293-2841
Step back in time and experience life from an early settler’s perspective. Children enjoy hands-on activities while learning what the earliest Daytonians did to survive and thrive in the Miami Valley in the early 1800s. This camp instills a strong appreciation for the history of the region and a glimpse at life in a simpler time. Activities included are woodworking, hearth cooking, candle dipping, heirloom gardening, historical activities and crafts. July 10-14, July 24-28, July 31-August 4 9am-4pm Ages 8-12
Soccer Shots Miami Valley
Dayton, OH, 937-245-2901
Ages 5-12 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Soccer Shots is pleased to announce that we are offering 5-day camps throughout the months of June and July. Our engaging children’s soccer program focuses on basic and advanced individual skills, while also focusing on character development. Our half-day camps are held on our indoor field at the Soccer Shots office located at 39 S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402.
Spark Art Studio Summer Camp Series
3126 Wilmington Pike Kettering, OH 45429, 937-640-3423
Our ‘Best of Dayton’ nominated Summer Camp is back! Camp themes change weekly & include: painting, printmaking, sculpture, tie-dye, mixed media, combined with art history through story telling! Each camper gets their own custom t-shirt & sketch book, plus snack daily! Fridays culminate in an art show to showcase our work! Weekly: May 22 – August 18 (excluding July 3-7), 9:00-12:00 (after care until 5:00pm available) and ages 3-7 & 8+ (students must be potty trained)
Star City Music Studios Summer Music Camp
20 North 2nd Street Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, 937-265-2164
Various camps available for beginner and intermediate music students on piano, strings, brass, and voice. Instrument sampler camps also available for beginner students and Musikgarten early childhood classes for ages birth to 5. Check website for specific camp details. Camps are ages 0-16.
STEM camps (Robotics, Engineering and Coding) at Centerville and Beavercreek Sylvan Learning
441 Miamisburg Centerville Road Centerville & 2365 Dayton Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, 937-435-0222
Sylvan is offering STEM camps in Robotics, Coding, and Engineering at our Beavercreek and Centerville locations. We have a variety of course offerings and times available throughout the year. Your student will be introduced to basic robotics building using Legos, basic engineering principle with bridge building, and introductory coding! Grades 1-8
The Beach Waterpark
2590 Waterpark Dr. Mason, OH 45040, 513-398-7946
Break up your summer days with wet fun! There are so many rides, attractions, and events to enjoy at The Beach! Situated on an acre of sands, waterfalls, and crashing waves. A tropical island adventure awaits you… yes, even right here in the Cincinnati/Dayton area.
TWIGS Kids Gymnastics, Swimming, & Cheer
1900 S. Alex Road West Carrollton, OH 45449, 937-564-8013
The perfect camp for ACTIVE kids! Gymnastics, Swimming, Slip-N-Slide Mountain, Weekly Group Devotional, Team Games, Crafts, Two Weekly Field Trips and much more! Every Wednesday Pizza lunch will be provided. All other days, must pack a lunch. $165 weekly tuition or single day tuition of $40 for non-field trip days, $50 for field trip days. Siblings receive 10% off tuition. Register for the whole summer and save $250! $30 registration for summer camp (covers t-shirt, bag, and water bottle). Take $5 off registration if registered by April 1st! March 27-31, April 14, April 17-21, June 5-August 11 (Closed July 3rd & 4th)
Washington Township Recreation Center
895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Dayton, OH 45459, 937-671-4328
Tune into Summer! Our fantastic camps offer plenty of great activities and field trips to keep your kids logging in for more. Sports, Games, Field Trips, Canoeing, Swimming, Theatre, (Varies depending on Selected Camp). Preschool through Grade 8 Dates: 5/8-8/11