Summer Camp

Ages: 5-13 (Camper must have completed Kindergarten)

Times: Each camp day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM

Cost: Varies per each camp week. In addition to the cost of each camp week, a $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

Register today at the Athens Community Center!


Weekly Themes: Each week is a different theme. Sign up for your favorite themed week, or sign up for all weeks!


Week 1: It’s a MESStery

May 29- June 1

Cost: $80

A very messy week indeed! Campers will start the summer off with a super messy fun week of projects and games. The week will end with Inflatables and a Dance Party! Messy week is always a fun camp week!


Week 2: Nature is Treemendous

June 4 – June 8

Cost: $100

Nature is all around us! We will have presentation from local nature groups, visits from the ODNR and Wayne National Forest. The week will end with our trip to Lake Hope State Park where we will canoe, fish, and swim!


Week 3: Barnyard Palooza

June 11 – June 15

Cost: $110

Have you ever imagined and created your own farm animal? Do you know what animals live in Ohio? Activities this week will be focused on farm and agriculture along with traditional camp activities. The week will end with a trip to Slate Run Metro Park: Living Historical Farm.


Week 4: Deer We Go!

June 18 – June 22

Cost: $110

This popular outdoors week consists of campers playing traditional camp games, singing songs, and learning teamwork through play. The week will end with a special trip to the Columbus Zoo!


Week 5: The Warmest Fuzzy

June 25 – June 29

Cost: $95

Kindness starts with me! This week campers will participate in relationship building, traditional camp games and songs, that focus on building kindness in our world. This week will host the annual respect concert, visitors on anti-bullying campaigns and campers will visit the movie theater.


Week 6: Walkin’ on the WILD Side (almost sold out!)

July 9 – July 13

Cost: $110

Wild animals here and there! Campers will learn about habitats and habits of wild animals. The end of the week will host our popular annual WILDS field trip!


Week 7: H2O My (almost sold out!)

July 16 -  July 20

Cost: $100

Splash it, blast it, slip n’ slide it! This water-filled week will have slip n’ slides, trike washes, and balloon games. We will end this week with a trip to an out-of-town pool.


Week 8: Sportitude

July 23 – July 27

Cost: $90

Team work, individuality, and creativity. This week will have traditional sports, made up sports, and even some you may have never heard of. We will be playing games along with traditional camp activities. Even if you are not into sports still give this week a try! There will be mental games, traditional camp activities, and movement games. Campers will be given 2 tickets to the Copperheads game for Saturday, July 28th, and one lucky camper will throw out the first pitch!


Week 9: The Final Countdown

July 30 – Aug 3

Cost: $110

Campers will wrap up the summer with skits, games, songs, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Campers will make crafts and play games. Week 9 will end with a DJ dance party!


Week 10: Adventure Camp (ages 11-13)

Aug 6 – Aug 10

Cost: $210

Campers will enjoy all the adventures of the outdoors including zip lining, hiking, canoeing the hocking river, and horseback riding. This camp week will be focused on caring, friendships, emotional development, and discussions about moving on in school. Camp counselors this week will be Ms. Laura, Mr. Nate, and Ms. Jill. Enrollment is limited to 12 campers!


Laura Sowers, Program Specialist

Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation

701 E. State St

Athens, OH 45701