Family Camp


2024 Registration is open
for ALL Sessions!


For more information & to register,
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Attention 2015 Family Campers!

Read our detailed guide with all the information you need to know to be prepared for a great weekend at camp.

Family Camp 2015 Information Guide

What is Family Camp?

Family Camp is the ultimate opportunity to experience the magic of Camp Akita as a family! Camp Akita staff will lead families through a weekend that includes a balance between family time, off-the-wall fun, and the stillness of a spiritual retreat. Children will get to play with peers in age-group activities, and adults will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships. Getting outside the city allows us all to take a break from technology, experience the outdoors together, and enjoy valuable family time at summer camp!

Note to parents: If your kids are entering 1st grade or older, they can also join us for summer camp! Read about our other Summer Camp sessions


2024 Family Camp Dates & Prices

  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11
  • Members $160 per person, Non members $170 per person
  • Children age 3 and under are free
  • Registration includes at $75 non-refundable deposit per family

Activities & Schedule

Here is a general outline of the weekend (Note: Schedule is subject to change prior to August 2024):

Friday:

  • 1 - 5:30 pm:  Check-in and Free Time. After checking in, families can visit the Lake, Alpine Tower, Craft Cabin, and Cafe. Staff lead activities at each location, but children must be accompanied by their grown-up at these activities.
  • 5:30 pm:  Dinner
  • 7 pm:  Welcome and campfire songs.
  • 7:30 pm:  Family Time (put young children to bed, unpack, etc.)
  • 8:30 pm:  Babysitters available for children in 5th grade and younger.
  • 9 pm:   Grown-ups Activity (Lodge); 6th grade and older activity (Craft Cabin).
  • 11 pm:  Camp is quiet.
Saturday:
  • 7:30 am: "Early birds" continental breakfast (light breakfast snacks available for early risers).
  • 8 am:  Devotion
  • 8:30 am:  Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm:  Soap Slide & Water Works!
  • 12:30 pm:  Lunch
  • 1 - 4:30 pm:  Free Time. Lake, Alpine Tower, Craft Cabin, and Cafe are open for families to enjoy together.
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm:  Downtime.
  • 5:30 pm:  Dinner.
  • 6 pm:  Bald Eagle. Hike or drive to the hilltop for campfire songs and candle circle.
  • 7:30 pm:  Family Time.
  • 8:30 pm:  Babysitters available.
  • 9 pm:  Grown-ups Activity (Dining Hall);  6th grade and older activity (Craft Cabin).
  • 11 pm:  Camp is quiet.
Sunday:
  • 7:30 am: "Early birds" continental breakfast (light breakfast snacks available for early risers).
  • 8 am:  Devotion
  • 8:30 am:  Breakfast and goodbyes
  • 9 - 11 am:  Families pack up and depart!


More Information

Financial Assistance

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from attending Camp Akita. We are pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise be unable to attend. Payment plans are also available through our Columbus Administrative offices. Find more information and apply for assistance through our Scholarship Request Form link below. 

Camp Akita Scholarship Request Form

If you have questions about any of our summer programs, please contact the Columbus administrative offices or call (614) 488-0681 ext. 113.