Residents

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther salutes the Department of Recreation and Parks as well as parents and young people throughout Columbus, Ohio, for the high level of participation in summer youth engagement programs. These programs help to grow a healthy, safe community.
The Mayor is particularly pleased with the success of APPS - Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success - a new program in which Recreation and Parks personnel brought young people off the streets and into city youth recreation programs for fun and constructive activities. APPS had a participation number of 2,700 teenagers and young adults in its first year.

Camps and Recreation Parents will find a wide variety of youth education programs, including classes, programs and activities around Columbus to keep children happy, healthy and growing strong.

Capital Kids  
YMCA of Central Ohio  
Summer Camps

Educational Resources Search the links below to connect with community resources to help with parenting, childcare and advocacy and assistance in enrolling your child in Columbus summer youth camps.
City Readers  
Active kids
Apps Program
P.L.A.Y. Grants
Childcare  
Columbus Parent
Columbus Kids  
Ohio Kids
Child advocacy - World of Children

GreenSpot Kids Find resources and activities to encourage kids to get involved in the GreenSpot program to help make Columbus, Ohio, a little more green.
GreenSpot Kids