School's Out Programs
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and all of the departments within the City of Columbus want you and your family to have a happy, healthy and safe time whenever school is out. In order to help, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will host a variety of programs and events during Winter Break with safety as its top priority. There are also many opportunities for activities that are being offered by organizations throughout Central Ohio. Below are just some of the programs and resources offered during the winter break.
Spend the day
with any of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Community Centers and pools this summer! Contact or visit one of your 29 community centers for
information about activities and fun during Summer Break.
Find your local community center here.
CM Lee Holiday Camp
The CM Lee Holiday Camp is a two week program for youth ages 5-14, with parents who work outside of the home and meet the required income guidelines. Participants will take part in a variety of activities which include activities such as roller skating, movies, seeing the Harlem Globetrotters and more!
Registration begins on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Dodge Recreation Center, from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Those who were enrolled in the 2017 summer program, submit the completed application (found here) and a $40 registration fee.
For those who were not enrolled in the 2017 summer program, please submit a photocopy of 2016 Federal 1040 Tax Form (if married, also submit copy of spouses form), a photocopy of child’s birth certificate, $40 money order per child and the completed application (found here).
Dates and Locations
December 26, 27, 28, 29
January 2, 3, 4, 5
Blackburn: 263 Carpenter St. (43205)
Dodge: 667 Sullivant Ave. (43215)
Howard: 2505 N. Cassady Ave. (43219)
HOURS OF OPERATION
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Drop off: Between 7-9 a.m.
Participants must arrive by 9 a.m.
Pick up: Between 4-6 p.m. Participants must depart by 6 p.m.
This program is open to Columbus residents who meet the following income guidelines. Over-income applicants will be accepted up to 25% of total enrollment.
|Family Size || Income|
|7-person ||$73,800 |
Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success (APPS) programming is focused in the 43207, 43203, 43223, and 43211 zones. Center based programming is year-round at four community centers (listed below) from Thursday through Saturday nights. During Winter Break, programming will run throughout the week. Each community center offers educational, arts, and recreation activities for its youth and young adult participants. The Neighborhood Violence Intervention team also works in these targeted zones, to help build relationships and mediate violent encounters. Stay tuned for the complete calendar!
Beatty Community Center
Douglas Community Center
Glenwood Community Center
Linden Community Center
Columbus City Schools is a proud partner with the City of Columbus. For events and information, visit:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus offers fun and enriching programs to kids ages 6-18. To learn more, visit:
Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 23 locations offer books, programs and services. Sign up at columbuslibrary.org/
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. For more information on programs and events, visit
From robotics to rap to real world internships, LRNG Columbus offers a diverse mix of programs to help kids and teens develop creative and intellectual skills and begin to see how they can apply their talents in the real world.”
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