Outdoor Recreation Summer Camps

Outdoor Recreation Summer Camps

Outdoor Recreation Summer Camps Spend the summer outside canoeing, creeking, fishing and building forts. Each week will have a unique theme structured around classic camp activities. Come enjoy camp outside!


Note: Our 2023 Outdoor Recreation Summer Camps registration opens on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

Payment is required for registration and can be made in full or with a $10 non-refundable deposit for each session of camp. The credit card on file will be charged the remaining balance one week prior to each registered session of camp. A reservation will not be made until the full payment or deposit has been received.

Outdoor Recreation Summer Camps General Information

What to bring to camp: 

  • Water Bottle (Water is available onsite to refill)
  • Bag to keep belongings in
  • Sunscreen (must be able to self-apply)
  • Bug Spray (must be able to self-apply)
  • Snack and lunch 
    • Breakfast & Lunch are provided through the summer lunch program and available to all campers unless noted.    
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (hat, raincoat or jacket)
  • Change of clothes and shoes (we will get muddy throughout the week)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Towel

*Please label camper items with first and last name to ensure that all items are returned to their owner.

What not to bring to camp:

  • Items of value 
  • Electronics including cellphones, video games, etc.

* We are not responsible for any missing or stolen items. 

Curbside Drop-Off and Pick-Up

(See camp locations for drop-off and pick-up times)




Refund Policy


To receive a refund, a request must be emailed to AMBrown@columbus.gov 10 business days prior to the camp session, or the refund will be processed. Refunds requested between five and 10 business days prior to camp session will receive a 50 percent refund; and requests received less than five business days prior to camp session will not receive a refund. Refunds take six to eight weeks to process. A $15 processing fee will be assessed for each refund request.