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For Immediate Release
News Date: February 22, 2021

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Announces Registration Dates for Summer Camp Programming, New Website

COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department today announced the schedule for 2021 summer camps and launched a new website to make it easier for families to review information and register for camps.

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers opportunities for all ages and interests. There are activities for youth ages 6-18, including individuals with special needs. Camps cover a wide range of interests, from arts, crafts, sports and games to science experiments and outdoor exploration. Participants can register for one-week sessions or for the entire summer.

The safety of campers and staff is the first priority, and strict safety measures will remain in place. Protocols are regularly reviewed, and they include face covering and social distancing requirements. More information is available about these protocols at columbus.gov/recparkscovid19. Check back, as these protocols are regularly reviewed and updated as needed.

“More than any other time, youth need opportunities for safe, affordable and accessible social engagement,” said Paul Rakosky, interim director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. “We are excited to open up registration for our summer camps, where we can provide a wide range of outdoor and indoor experiences for campers, to boost their social, emotional and educational wellbeing.”

The department is launching a new website to make it easier for parents to view and register for available camps. This user-friendly site is a one-stop shop for camp information, and this new website will allow details to be updated as needed so residents have the most up-to-date information. Visit the new website at CRPDcamps.com.

Key Registration Dates

Outdoor Recreation Camps

  • Operate from June 7 to mid-August.
  • Registration begins Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Community Recreation Camps

  • Operate from early June to mid-August, with various start and end dates for multiple camps.
  • Online registration begins Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
  • In-person registration Tuesday, March 2, from 7-7:45 p.m. at community centers.

Therapeutic Recreation Camps

  • Operate from June 7 to mid-August.
  • In-person registration Tuesday, March 2, from 6-7 p.m. at Franklin Park Adventure Center.
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