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. We also have a "Family" division that includes Caregiver and Young Child, Grown-Up and Child, and Adult/Senior programming at convenient times for all. Whatever your interest, you will find it at Columbus Academy Summer Experience!

Summer Experience 2020

Mark your calendars now - registration for Summer Experience 2020 will open on Tuesday, January 14 at 9 a.m.

An online preview of the 2020 brochure containing class offering information will be available within the week prior to registration opening. You can check out more about our programming and what we did for summer 2019 in the brochure links below. Stay tuned for more information!

2020 Session Dates -- Coming Soon!

Summer Experience 2019 Brochure

Full Brochure   
PreK (Ages 3-5 & fully potty trained)
Lower School (Rising K-5)
Middle School (Rising 5-9)
Upper School (Rising 9-12)
Family (Explore with Me, Grown Up & Child, Adult & Senior)

“Rising” indicates the grade your child will be entering in the 2019-20 school year.

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CA Summer Experience Contact Information

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

Summer Experience Phone: 
614-509-2267
Director's Phone: 
614-509-2529
Summer Experience Email:
Summer_Experience@columbusacademy.org
Director's Email:
KingA@columbusacademy.org

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  • How do I register my child for Summer Experience?

    Beginning January 15, registration will be available!
    Online registration: www.columbusacademy.org/summer

    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 www.columbusacademy.org
    2. From the menu bar, select School Life, followed by Summer Experience
    3. Click Online Registration
    4. Create and/or Sign In to your My Backpack Account
    5. Click Summer Experience/ASA registration, followed by Summer Experience (SE) REGISTRATION
    6. Click the link to begin a NEW 2019 SE Registration, complete student biographical and medical
      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

  • 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 PreK, an average example for a full week, full day is $235.

  • 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.

  • What if I need to cancel or make a change to my child's schedule?

    Deadlines are May 16, 2019 for sessions 1 through 5 and June 20, 2019 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.

  • Is lunch provided?

    Lunch is provided for all Half +Plus (9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and Full Day (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) camps that are held on campus and is built into the price of the camp with the exception of Session 10, when all campers will be required to pack a nut-free lunch. During Sessions 1-9, CA will offer a hot main dish with two sides including vegetarian options as well as a salad bar, pasta bar and deli bar. We also do our best to accommodate all dietary requests/restrictions. 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.

  • 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.

  • More frequently asked questions:

    Click here for more Summer Experience information and a full list of frequently asked questions.