7 Dayton Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love

 YMCA of Greater Dayton

Join us at one of our 14 area day camp locations for a summer of fun, friends and memories. We offer specialty and teen camp as well as residential camp at YMCA Camp Kern.

Phone: (937) 223­-5201
Address: 14 Area Locations!



Dayton Metro Library

Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Challenge encourages reading and learning all summer! There are fun, FREE hands-on activities at all Branch Libraries and everyone in the family – youngest to oldest – can win great prizes. Parents, read to your little ones – you’ll both benefit! Get details and sign up at your Library.

Phone: (937) 463­-2665
Address: 215 E. Third St


 Camp Invention

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for 1st-6th graders. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Phone: (800) 968­-4332
Address: Multiple locations throughout the Dayton area!


Carillon Historical Park

Settler Survival Camp at Carillon Historical Park 9:00am-4:00pm
Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about and participate in candle dipping, hearth cooking, musket firing, heirloom gardening, wood working, blacksmithing, and historical games played by children in the 18th century.

Phone: (937) 293­-2841
Address:1000 Carillon Boulevard


Washington Township Recreation Center

Washington Township Recreation Center day camps are your child’s summer vacation destination! Offered for age 3 through grade eight; most offer off-site travel options, including Caravan camp, which travels 4x each week! Busy parents won’t want to miss our AM/PM extended care options. Save 5% online with promo code: CAMPFUN. Offer ends May 21.

Phone: (937) 433­-0130
Address:895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road



The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley

We’re excited to offer complimentary programs in partnership with City of Dayton Youth & Recreation Services this summer for kids ages 7-18. The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ is a curriculum teaching life skills seamlessly with golf skills. It’s divided into four certification levels, starting with PLAYer for new participants.

Phone: (513) 383­-6706
Address: 3116 W. Montgomery Road, Suite C 110, Maineville, Ohio 45039


 Miami Valley Family Care Center: the Early Learning Program of Catholic Social Service

Our Summer Program can transform your child’s summer from uninspiring to unforgettable. It’s hands-on, educational, adventurous, energetic, creative, and offers a full spectrum of activities from field trips to community guests. Seasoned staff provide individual attention and support as children explore, construct and learn their way through summer.

Phone: (937) 268­-0336
Address: VA Medical Center Campus, 4100 W. Third Street, Bldg. 401, Dayton OH 45428

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