Columbus Academy’s Summer Experience is a great way to have fun this summer! We offer weeklong day camp programs in academics, arts & sciences, and athletics. We have programs for PreK through 12th grade, as well as courses for high school credit. Also this year we have opened a "Family" division that includes Caregiver and Young Child, Grown-Up and Child, and Adult/Senior programming at convenient times for all. Whatever your child’s interest, you will find it at Columbus Academy Summer Experience!

Please see below for age/ grade divisions, session dates, FAQs, and CA staff contact information. Please see the links on the right for access to the full brochure as well as each division’s general information, class descriptions, and paper registration form.

For online registration, click here.

Age/Grade Divisions
PreK Ages 3-5
Lower School Rising K-5
Middle School Rising 6-9
Upper School Rising 9-12
"Rising" indicates the grade your child will enter in the 2017-18 school year.

*NEW* Family Division Classes
  • Explore with Me
    Caregivers and babies ages birth to 3 years
  • Grown-Up & Child
    Parents/caregivers and children ages 5 and up
  • Adult & Senior

2017 Program Sessions

There are 10 weekly sessions to choose from in the CA Summer Experience. You may register your child for any combination of sessions throughout the summer.

Session 1 June 5-9 (no camp Thursday, June 8)
Session 2 June 12-16
Session 3 June 19-23
Session 4 June 26-30
Session 5 July 3-7 (no camp Tuesday, July 4)
Session 6 July 10-14
Session 7 July 17-21
Session 8 July 24-28
Session 9 July 31-August 4
Session 10 August 7-11

Summer Experience FAQs

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I register my child for Summer Experience?

    Online registration:
    You can…
    • Filter classes by grade, program title, or session
    • View current class availability
    • Pay by credit card or e-check
    7 Simple Steps…
    1. Visit
    2. From the main page, click on the large Summer Experience icon
    3. Click Register Online
    4. Create and/ or Sign In to your My Backpack Account
    5. Click on the link for NEW 2017 registration
    6. Complete student biographical information, then select classes.
    7. Pay online and submit registration
    Paper registration form:
    You may also register your child using the appropriate paper form found in our brochure at the end of each division section. These forms can also be found online to print off and complete. Please mail completed form(s) with check payment to:
    Columbus Academy-Summer Experience
    4300 Cherry Bottom Road
    Gahanna OH 43230
  • Q. What is the price of camp?

    Pricing can vary depending on the program age, grade and division you are looking for. Camp fees are per week rates and an average example for a rising grade K-9 camper is $260 per week. Specialty camps go up from there as they are typically providing additional materials, field trips and/ or program supports. For Pre-K, an average example for a full week, full day is $235.
  • Q. Do I need to pay when I register?

    Yes. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Registrations will not be processed and a space is not reserved in any program(s) unless full payment is received
  • Q. What if I need to cancel or make a change to my child's schedule?

    Deadlines are May 18, 2017 for sessions 1 through 5 and June 22, 2017 for sessions 6 through 10. Cancelations or changes made prior to the appropriate deadline will incur no penalty and will be refunded in full. Cancelations made after the deadline date will be refunded at 25% of the program fee. Please understand that after these deadlines, we have made firm financial commitments to our faculty and staff, in addition to purchasing materials for the class. If a cancelation is made after the camp’s start date, there will be no refund issued. Changes made to schedules after the deadlines will be charged a non-refundable fee of $25 per child plus any difference in camp fees. Refunds are issued in the form of a paper check and mailed out by our Business Office. Please note if your payment was made online with a credit card, convenience fees are non-refundable.
  • Q. Is lunch provided?

    Lunch is provided for all half day plus (9:00-1:30pm) and full day (9:00-4:00pm) camps that are held on campus and is built into the price of the camp. CA offers a hot main dish including vegetarian options as well as a salad bar, pasta bar, and deli bar. Children are welcome to pack their own lunch if they wish, but the lunch must be peanut and tree nut free.

    Allergy policy: Columbus Academy Summer Experience is peanut and tree nut free.
  • Q. Can you tell me what camps are available? How do I know if a camp is full?

    We encourage you to create an account through our online system. This will show you availability in real time. Any camp that is full will be indicated as such in red letters next to the program name title. This will also allow you to search for a particular camp by grade, program title or session.

CA Summer Experience Contact Information

Columbus Academy
Attn: Summer Experience
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, OH 43230

Summer Experience Phone:
Director's Phone:
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Summer Experience Email:
Director's Email:
Columbus Academy  4300 Cherry Bottom Road | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-475-2311