Kids Place Summer Day Camp

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For currently enrolled parents:



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“I am extremely impressed with this program. [The staff] were thorough with their cleaning procedures and  provided a fun, nurturing environment. “

– YWCA Kids Place Summer Parent (2020)

YWCA Kids Place Summer Day Camp

If ever there was a time kids needed summer camp, it’s after a year of remote learning. Give your child the opportunity to connect with nature, engage in hands-on learning, make new friends, and more!

YWCA Columbus Kids Place Summer Day Camp is ready for another safe, fun summer, with over 20 years’ experience offering high quality summer programs for campers grades K-7—from any school district.

This year, we’re blending iconic camp activities, like capture the flag and water day, with the new things kids love, thanks to our partners at NASA and COSI.

Our ODJFS-licensed program, expert staff, and flexible scheduling make our program the best choice to make your child’s summer amazing. Scholarships are available for qualified families.

All-Inclusive, All-Day Care

For up to 8 weeks in the summer, we offer flexible scheduling between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Sign up for one or all weeks.

Tuition Rate

Detailed tuition information is coming soon.

Scheduling Options


Coming soon!

YWCA Summer Kids Place is ready for a safe, fun summer!

We’re Prepared

In 2020, we pioneered implementing health and safety practices in a school age environment, as one of the only summer camps to open and operate safely in the midst of COVID19. This summer, we’re ready with a revised health and safety blueprint which incorporates ODJFS regulations, Franklin County Public Health guidance, and CDC best practices in order to mitigate the risk.

Here’s what you can expect from your experienced Kids Place staff as we work hard to keep your camper safe by with our comprehensive Health and Safety Protocols:

Daily Temperature Checks

Children and staff are required to have their temperature taken daily before attending camp. We also schedule two routine temperature checks later in the day to ensure everyone stays fever-free. If students or staff register a fever, they are asked to remain home for a certain number of days or until they have a doctors’ note.

Daily Health Screening

Children and staff must complete a daily health screening before attending camp. The screening takes less than a minute, and helps check for multiple symptoms. If students or staff are exhibiting COVID symptoms, they will be asked to stay home from camp.

Outside Activities

Because being outside reduces the spread of COVID19, we are planning more fun outdoors activities than ever before! We’re maximizing our time scheduled outside, with fun games, nature activities, water day, and more.

Hand Hygiene

Although handwashing has always been a hallmark of our ODJFS-licensed programs, we’ve taken our hand hygiene up a notch with additional scheduled handwashing times and sanitizing checkpoints. We make sure children clean their hands before, during, and after activities.


To keep children and staff as safe as possible, we’re avoiding mixing campers with other groups to mitigate potential spread. Children will stay in their individual cohorts, with consistent staff all day.


We’ve expanded our mask-wearing requirements to match expert-recommended best practices.


Summer Locations:

Lincoln Elementary

Final dates TBD
261 Helmbright Dr.
Gahanna, OH 43230

Mark Twain Elementary School

Final dates TBD
799 E Walnut St.
Westerville, OH 43081

For Summer Parents

Thank you for everything you have done to safely operate Summer Kids Place! We appreciate the staff so much, and the care they give to the kids. We know you did so much work to adapt and make it a fun and safe summer!
YWCA Kids Place Summer Parent (2020)
COVID tried its best to screw up this summer, but you all do a great job! We couldn’t be happier with how the program adapted to the situation and made the best of it!
YWCA Kids Place Summer Parent (2020)
We were super excited that this camp was able to remain open this summer… it really allowed these kids to be kids and have something 'normal'.
YWCA Kids Place Summer Parent (2020)


Questions? We’re here to help!

Need immediate help? Check out our FAQ page.

YKP Information

Liz Kittner
Communication and Technology Specialist

Summer Program Information

Jennifer Hannah
Summer Coordinator


Debbie Delzell
Kids Place Data Specialist

Payment and Receipt

Candice Moore
Fiscal Specialist

Publicly Funded Childcare (title xx)

Justis Davis(Gahanna)
Laura Miller(Westerville)