Kids Place Summer Day Camp

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YWCA Kids Place Summer Day Camp

Need a break? Get some actual rest this summer and send your kids to our all-inclusive day camp where they’ll have fun and learn something with weeks packed full of enriching experiences, field trips, and time with friends.

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

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

All-Inclusive, All-Day Care

Our YWCA Columbus Kids Place Summer Day Camp will run from June 6 through July 29, 2022, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM each weekday. Registration is open now — register here. There will be no Summer Day Camp on Monday, July 4.



7AM – 6PM
(Register for every week or just one at a time.)


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. As a result, 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 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 outdoor activities than ever before! We’re maximizing our time scheduled outside, with fun games, nature activities, a 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.

Camp Groups

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 camp groups, with consistent staff all day.


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


Summer Day Camp Locations:

Lincoln Elementary

June 6 - July 29, 2022
7:00AM - 6:00PM
261 Helmbright Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230

[We’re offering a summer wrap-around program for Gahanna as well. Please get more information from your school.]

Mark Twain Elementary

June 6 - July 29, 2022
7:00AM - 6:00PM
799 E Walnut St.
Westerville, OH 43081

[We’re offering a summer wrap-around program for Westerville as well. Please get more information from your school.]

For Summer Parents

More information for United Schools Network Summer Camp will be coming soon. Registration for wrap-around programs is based on eligibility, which will be shared by the school. Families may register for Summer Camp and can change to include a wrap-around program later (if eligible) with no cost penalty.

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.

Summer Day Camp Program Info, District Program Administrators

Dr. Tameka Donaldson-Gahanna

Laura Miller-Westerville


Debbie Delzell
Kids Place Data Specialist

Payment and Receipt

Carla Horger
Accounting Specialist