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Community Youth Camp June 10-13, 2024 • KIPP Columbus


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Community Youth Camp

We want campers and their families to feel ready to go to Community Youth Camp. Here’s a list of common questions that come up that can help clear up some confusion.

If you still have questions, email us at

Visit our registration link to register your camper(s) for the Community Youth Camp. We encourage you to check emails from or for additional youth sport opportunities this year.

The campers will play and learn up to 16 sports this year at the 2024 Community Youth Camp! View the full list of sports played the last two years.

The 2024 Sports Schedule*:

  • Monday - Lacrosse, Track and Field, Field Hockey, and Baseball/Softball
  • Tuesday - Tennis, Hockey, Volleyball, and Golf
  • Wednesday - Basketball, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, and Soccer
  • Thursday - Fustal, Pickleball, Dance, and Yoga

*The sport schedule and activities are subject to change

Over the last few years camp as been four days with each day beginning 8:30 – 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

Registration is opening for the 2024 camp on January 8th. Sign-up for our newsletter to hear about 2024 Community Youth Camp opportunities!

We evaluate each family’s eligibility on an individual basis. When you register, select the scholarship option to tentatively hold a spot. Camp staff will review the application and reach out to you when a decision has been made. If you can afford the camp registration, we ask that you not apply for a scholarship so those can be reserved for families in need.

The dates for 2024 are June 10th to June 13th

The location of camp in 2024 is at KIPP Columbus

Yes. In addition to a waiver you’ll sign during registration, all campers are required to bring following forms the first day of camp:

We recommend your campers bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sun block (please apply before your child arrives at camp)  
  • Hat or any other sun protection for outside

We will provide a T-shirt and drawstring bag for all campers. Lunch and snacks are also provided daily, but your camper(s) are welcome to bring their own snacks as long as they are peanut-free and tree-nut free.

Campers will be learning sports both indoors and outdoors during camp! Here is what we recommend:

  • Comfortable clothing appropriate for active play and weather, and also approved for getting dirty!
  • Closed-toe shoes only, preferably sneakers. Sandals and flip flops are not permitted.

Campers are not permitted to wear:

  • Clothing with words, slogans or images that are inappropriate, including drugs, sex or alcohol, vulgar or offensive language, racially charged or insensitive content, suggestive imagery, bias toward any group or individual, and symbols related to gangs/gang membership.

Drop-off is from 8:30 – 9 a.m. each day. If you need to drop off your camper outside of these hours, please email with details.

When you arrive:

  • You will sign-in your camper and the time you drop them off.
  • Camp staff will bring campers to their group. 
  • Your camper will join their group. Groups will stay together the entire day.

Parents/legal guardians are not permitted to stay at camp. Kids can have a hard time focusing on coaches and camp leaders if a parent is around.

Pick-up is promptly at 4:00 p.m. If you need to pick up your camper(s) outside of these hours, email with details.

When you arrive:

  • You or another guardian must come to the sign-out area.
  • You or another guardian will be required to show identification.
  • Campers will ONLY be released to adults listed on the Emergency Contact List.

Our staff will then bring your camper(s) to you!

  • Please be on time for pick-up. Chronic late pick-ups may result in removal from the camp.  
  • Camp staff will start calling parents/guardians and the emergency contacts if your child has not been picked up by 4:15 p.m.

Check out the Parent Handbook here.

Camper registration will receive a full refund up until the start of camp. If a camper attends more than full day of camp, no refunds will be issued. 

The Meditation Room is a quiet and calm space dedicated for campers to defuse or deescalate emotions, take a break from activity and distractions, and have supportive conversations with licensed social workers. Campers may request to visit or be escorted by camp staff to the Meditation Room. We want campers to learn and enjoy the daily sport activities and the Meditation Room serves as a brief break, not as an alternative activity for camp programming.

Campers need to participate in all activities. As a sports-sampling camp, activities require physical and social
engagement. The environment may be loud, stimulating and high-energy.
• If your camper is not feeling well, please have him/her stay at home. If a camper becomes sick while at camp, they will be moved to an isolated area until they are picked up. Parents will be called to pick up the camper as soon as possible.
• Never leave your child(ren) until you have signed them in and they have been received by camp staff.
• Parents must provide support in addressing their child’s behavior.
• Please communicate with camp staff so that they can make this week the best experience for your camper.

The Community Youth Camp does not provide transportation to and from camp. Please read the drop-off and pick-up policies below.