The Community Youth Camp presented by The Columbus Foundation creates equitable opportunities for kids to play more than a dozen sports over four days. Coaches make the fundamentals fun and help 6- to 12-year-olds build confidence and learn life skills. With a male and female instructor for every sport, kids can be what they see.
Not every kid will play sports, but every kid will get the chance. That’s our commitment. Why? Studies show that active children have higher test scores and self-esteem. Community Youth Camp is about equipping kids with more than fundamentals. It’s about developing life skills transferrable to daily life.
From cycling to yoga, Community Youth Camp makes sports accessible. We hold Camper spots for children who may not otherwise have access to them. Lessons of responsibility and personal wellness shouldn’t come at a cost. For those who need it, we share the ball.
Campers will learn up to 16 sports over a four-day span. They come ready; we do the rest. Lunch, equipment and fun is on us.
With a new theme each day, we’ll divide campers by age group to teach a blend of sports and life skills. Community Youth Camp is led by leaders and instructors from local organizations, colleges and high schools. Leaders will guide the campers through each day. Male and female instructors for each sport will offer focused instruction and education.
You already know we don’t like to leave anybody out. Kids ages 13-14 can volunteer as Junior Camp Leaders.
- Camp T-shirt, lunch and snacks each day
- Sport lesson plans and future sport camp resources
- Celebration on final day of camp with Blue Jackets, Crew and Clippers mascots
- All sports equipment is provided. Campers just come ready to play!