A list of summer offerings is provided as a service to families and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the programs. Please use the links provided to find information about application deadlines, requirements and related costs.


2021 Summer Program Guide

City of Columbus:

Columbus State Community College: Summer Camps -

Columbus Library Summer Reading Program: Runs June 1 - July 31. Visit their website at for program details.

Data Science Camp for Girls: Girls who will be in 8th-10th grade fall of 2021 are invited to participate in OSU's annual Data Science for Women Summer Camp. Visit their website at to learn more. Application deadline is April 30.

Family Engagement Course: The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at OSU is offering a NEW Family Engagement Course this summer on Foundations of Family Engagement. Participation is free.

GenCyber Online Camp:

Girls Who Code: Current 9-11 grade girls are invited to apply for this summer’s “Girls Who Code” online camp. Click on the SIP flyer for details. Application will close mid-March.

Global & Popular Music Experience: An opportunity for high school students to experience music-making and learning within global and popular traditions. Under the guidance of expert teachers and Ohio State student leaders, participants will play in an ensemble and explore hip-hop or rock/pop/eclectic styles in an encouraging, fun and interactive environment. Read more on their website:

HumCog Virtual Camp : The Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute at The Ohio State University (HumCog) is virtual camp (August 4-6, 2021) for inquisitive 9-12 graders to explore the intersection between brain sciences and the humanities through lectures, interactive discussions, research exploration, and collaborative activities with OSU student leaders and faculty. Click here for application information.

Inspirit AI Scholars Program: For high school students interested in studying artificial intelligence. Program is run by alumni and graduate students from Stanford. See the program brochure to learn more. Deadline to apply for the 2021 summer program is March 1. Apply here.

Math Magic Virtual Camp: OSU’s department of mathematics will offer a summer virtual camp for middle and high school students. The middle school sessions are June 7-11 and the high school sessions are June 21-25. For more information, visit their website: 

Ohio Supercomputer Center: Supercomputing virtual camp:

PAST Innovation Labs: PAST offers summer camps for students of all ages. Visit the PAST website for registration dates and details.

The Joy of Coding: Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is offering The Joy Of Coding July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021. Please visit their website for further information. For priority consideration, apply by April 15.

Think Make Live Youth is looking for 16-24 year olds for their Summer workforce program (6 weeks paid work and learning)  email for info (Columbus area only) 


PAST Foundation: PAST offers summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. PAST Summer Programs

BalletMet: Students ages 8-12 can audition for the Discover Dance Scholarship Program. Auditions are held in the spring. BalletMet also offers a variety of summer classes and camps.

City of Columbus: Columbus offers camps and activities for students of all ages. City of Columbus Summer Programs

Data Science for Women: For girls grades 8-10 interested in data analysis. Sponsored by Ohio State's Translational Data Analytics Institute. Data Science Camp

Democracy Camp: Sponsored by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State. For rising seniors interested in public service, leadership and civic engagement. Democracy Camp

ExploreAg: Summer camp open to high school students interested in science, food, and agriculture. Sponsored by Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. ExploreAg Camp

Girls Who Code: A Virtual Summer Immersion Program designed to help 9th - 11th grade girls develop computer science skills and get an inside look into the tech field. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Humanities & Cognitive Science Summer Institute: A camp for advanced high school students to explore correlations between brain sciences and the humanities. HumCog Summer Institute

MD Camp: For high school students interested in exploring medical careers. Sponsored by Ohio State's College of Medicine. MD Camp

M.S. Techie Camp: Battelle is sponsoring Virtual Techie Camps June 22 - July 24 for middle school students. Daily virtual meet ups will provide activities to improve coding skills. Go to to request more information.

Oberlin Conservatory: A variety of camps for student musicians. Oberlin Conservatory Summer Programs

Ohio Business Week: For high school students interested in business and entrepreneurship. Held at Ohio University. Ohio Business Week Camp

Philosophy and Critical Thinking Camp (PACT): The PACT summer camp introduces high school students to the world of philosophical thought. Offered by Ohio State's Department of Philosophy. PACT Summer Camp

Stone Laboratory: Take a summer class at Lake Erie! Stone Lab Summer Classes

Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars (SLIYS): Introduces high school students to the scientific study of language. Linguistics Summer Camp