Capital Kids

Capital Kids is an after-school enrichment program for children in grades K–5. Our trained staff take a comprehensive approach, leveraging state-of-the-art technology, field trips and high-performance standards to bolster your child’s academic achievement. The program is currently offered at four community centers in high-risk neighborhoods, as identified by Columbus City Schools.

School Year Enrichment Program

2022–2023

Program Information

Fee: $75 per academic school year
Financial assistance is also available to qualified applicants through our PLAY Scholarship Fund.

Download and complete an application.

Core Elements

Academic Support
Includes homework help, integrating with school learning plans and participating in school parent/teacher conferences.

Nutrition
Includes a free hot meal and/or snack at the program site.

Enrichment Opportunities
Includes activities such as cooking, gardening, art, fitness, and Girl and Boy Scouts.

Prevention
Includes anger management, substance abuse and violence prevention, anti-bullying and peer mediation.

Recreation and Socialization
Includes activities such as ball games, board games and outdoor play.

Family Involvement
Includes family activities, referrals to resources and ongoing communication; parents are encouraged to volunteer with the program.

Locations

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Camps

Summer Camps

Grades K-5

Fee: $100 for this eight-week camp
Financial assistance is also available to qualified applicants through our PLAY Scholarship Fund.

Campers enjoy a summer of fun, creativity and learning in a safe environment. Days are filled with a variety of activities including computer lab, reading, academic assistance, research projects, gardening, swimming, presentation, field trips and recreational activities. Meals and snacks are provided daily.

Applications will be available online or at any of our community centers. Priority is given to youth who are currently enrolled in the Capital Kids school year program.

Spring Break Camp

Grades K-5

Fee: $55 for this one-week camp
Financial assistance is also available to qualified applicants through our PLAY Scholarship Fund.

Capital Kids also offers a spring break camp at each of its four sites. Children in grades K-5 enjoy field trips, academic stimulation, life skills development, daily meals and snacks, recreational activities, computer lab and so much more.

Priority is given to youth who are currently enrolled in the Capital Kids school year program. No early drop-off or late pickup.

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