Easterseals offers TWO Summer Day Camp Options focused on providing a safe and caring environment throughout the summer for kids with and without special needs, for the duration of the summer months.
We strive to help prevent the “summer slump,” when kids sometimes find themselves forgetting the school routine. We structure the day to be similar to a school schedule but in smaller time increments. Our camp days are filled with fun activities like arts and crafts, hands-on learning, group games, outdoor play, and self-directed playtime. This structured setting is designed to make sure that campers don't lose the progress they've made in school the previous year.
We incorporate a weekly theme that gives campers the chance to learn about the world around them through creative play and exploration!
Our summer camp in Hilliard is offered to children with and without disabilities. For a program flyer and application, click here.
Who: Camp is open to children who range in ages from 5-14 at the time of registration. Staff to student ratios are 1:4 for our campers. Easterseals is unable to provide aides to campers who require one on one supervision.
When: 6 weeks, June 17th - July 26th. Monday through Friday from 9 am - 3 pm.
Where: Camp is located at Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Cost: $2,100 per child. Morning and afternoon snacks are included in the cost of camp. Lunch must be provided by the family. A $30 non-refundable application fee is due at time of application submission.
Transportation: We do not offer transportation to or from our camp.
Our summer camp in Grove City is open to children who attend the Southwestern City School district, whose families receive TANF benefits (cash assistance, food stamps, etc), for a program flyer and application click here.
Who: Camp is open to children who range in ages from 5-12.
When: 8 weeks, June 10th-August 2nd. Monday through Friday from 9 am - 3 pm.
Where: Finland Elementary School, 1835 Finland Ave, Columbus 43228
Cost: Free for families who qualify for TANF benefits; this includes a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. This also includes weekly outings and special activities such as bowling, movies, hiking, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo. This camp is funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by the Franklin County Department of Jobs and Family Services.
Transportation: Bussing to and from camp is available within 3-4 miles of the camp location; families living outside of the area will need to provide their own transportation to and from camp.
Fast Facts: A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided daily, at no cost
• Campers must have completed Kindergarten to be eligible
• Children have 2.5 hours of academics and 2 hours of physical activity each day
• Low student to staff ratios, 1:12 Staff/Student