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May 29, 2024

Best Virtual Summer Camps in Cincinnati

Your favorite summer camps are going virtual! Check out our favorites that have quickly found creative ways to put their on-site camps online, and bring camp to you.

Great Parks of Hamilton County;
Kids will discover everything outdoors with these interactive Virtual Day Camps! They can investigate their own backyard, learn about wildlife and experience nature in a new way. Virtual camps include a one-hour, interactive Zoom class (maybe an animal will make a special appearance here and there!); two to three hours of at-home missions; photo or video submission on Flipgrid for kids to share their work with fellow campers plus receive feedback from the day camp staff and more. For questions and more information, call 513-521-7275 or e-mail Great Parks at

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Virtual Camps;
Animal-lovers can experience the zoo and nature while at home! They will explore zoo hikes, visits from their favorite animal friends, crafts, songs and tons more. There is a camp for 4 years old through eighth grade, all packed with interactive activities while they learn about wildlife and more. Learn more about what the zoo is doing virtually, here

Classroom Antics Virtual STEAM Camps;
Live, interactive camps! They are always adding new camps, and at Classroom Antics, kids can learn new tech skills and strengthen skills they already have. Together or apart, their professional teachers engage with campers the same offering them high-quality curriculum. Reserve your spot quick on their website, they are going fast! 

The Art Workshop;
These artistic camps include all the materials you need including a T-shirt and supplies for your artist to pickup on Mondays (if you live in Cincinnati); or mailed to you if you live out of town. The Art Workshop offers all the supplies your camper would use at their on-site camp, only they get to do it at home! Includes five weekly projects for you to enjoy on YouTube at your family’s convenience; watch as many times as you like! Lessons include all supplies needed for the project, an art history reference (artist or time period), explanations of art vocabulary, a demonstration and of course, tons of fun. Learn more and register on their website. 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati;
In addition to moving summer camps online, TCT is also moving their June production of Disney’s Frozen JR. for Academy Live for later in the year. Camps include three hours of daily activities, on-screen instruction and off-screen projects your little camper will fully get to engage in. All camps and themes are divided into age groups, and they will be excited to receive a bag full of supplies and activities to keep, live theatre arts training from TCT Professionals, pre-recorded tutorials and of course, memories and an experience they will find pure enjoyment out of. Learn more about what TCT is doing online, here

Cincy Shakes;
You won’t have to go far to experience CSC Virtual Theatre Summer Camp – just head to your living room and get comfortable! These virtual camps consist of one-week sessions combined with on-and off-line activities for your motivated camper that will spark their creativity, plus, they will learn everything theatre! Reserve your spot and find more information on their website. 

CINSAM Virtual Summer Camps;
For grades third through eighth, these camps will give your camper a fun, hands-on, educational experience as they learn more about their favorite STEM subjects. Kids will engage in live, online guided lessons and activities with experienced teachers using Zoom. Note: After choosing a camp your kids will love, you will need to provide the materials in order for your camper to participate. A materials lists will be provided and will only include low cost, readily-available, commonplace items. Register and learn more on their website.

West Chester Academy Online Private Music Lessons;
Music provides kids with a positive outlet for self-expression which is what many kids need right now during this stressful time. WCA is now offering online private music lessons for ages 5 and older, including piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin and other popular instruments. WCA’s professional music instructors will engage with your little musician virtually, while providing a fun, innovative at-home learning experience and an opportunity for them to grow. The live online platforms will allow your kids to engage directly with their instructors for feedback in real-time – just as if they were in the same room! For details and to register, visit their website or call 513-829-2345.

Virtual Summer Circus Camps with My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus;

My Nose Turns Red’s summer circus camps are highly engaging and challenge youth to balance, manipulate objects – all the activities your kid needs to build hand-eye coordination. Knowing your health and safety comes first, they are bringing circus camps to you online in June and July! Your camper will have an absolute blast while at home with their weekly learning activities, a Circus Kit Bag with all the gear they need, live coaches, pre-recorded tutorials and tons more! They are offering five, one-week online circus camps beginning June 8. To get jugglin’, head to their online registration.


About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.