Summer Camp

2024 Registration is open
for ALL Sessions!

For more information & to register,
click HERE!

What is Summer Camp?

It's only the best week you'll have all summer! Cover yourself in mud. Challenge yourself at the Adventure Complex. Ground yourself in quiet moments of reflection at Vesper Hill. Fill your belly with s'mores around a campfire — and fill your heart with love as a valued member of our unconditionally caring community.

The traditional Summer Camp at Akita is our most popular program. We invite you to find a session that fits your schedule and join us this summer in Logan, Ohio!

2024 Summer Camp Dates and Prices

Age /
Camp Session
Dates Member
Entering 1st–3rd Grades
1, 2, 3...Akita!
July 22-24
Entering 3rd & 4th Grades
Session 4 June 17 - 20 $415 $485
Session 12 August 6-8 $385 $455
Entering 5th & 6th Grades
Session 3
June 10 - 14 $565 $645
Session 6
June 27 - July 1 $565 $645
Session 9 July 19 - 23 $565 $645
Session 11 August 1 - 5
$565 $645
Entering 7th & 8th Grades
Session 2 June 4 - 9 $590 $670
Session 5
June 21 - 26 $590 $670
Session 8
July 12 - 17 $590 $670
Session 10
July 25 - 30 $590 $670
Entering 9th–12th Grades & Graduated Seniors
Session 1 May 28 - June 3 $605 $685
Session 7 July 5 - 11 $605 $685
Family Camp August 9 - 11 $160* $170*
  • *For Family Camp, prices are per-person. Children age 3 and under by August 9 are free.
  • Grade level refers to the grade entering in the Fall of 2024
  • Member means the camper, parent or guardian, or grandparent is a member of First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio, as described in the church's Membership brochure.
  • For dates & prices of our other summer programs, see L.I.F.E. Guard or Akita Backcountry.

View a printable schedule of all Summer 2024 programs (PDF)

Program Descriptions

To read more about each of the camps we offer, choose the grade you will enter in the Fall of 2024.

2024 Check-In and Return Schedule

Check-in and return for all summer camp sessions is at First Community Church, North Campus, near Hilliard, Ohio (3777 Dublin Rd, 43221). 'Check-in' is on the first day of each camp session; 'Return' is on the last day.

Camp SessionsCheck-In TimeReturn Time
3rd & 4th grade camps
5th & 6th grade camps
1:00 pm
12:00 noon
7th & 8th grade camps
High School camps
6:00 pm
12:00 noon

Late arrivals and early departures from camp are discouraged because they disrupt the camp community. Any deviation from the Check-In or Return times listed above MUST be communicated to the Columbus Akita Offices prior to the start of the camper's session. For more information on Late Arrivals and Early Departures, please click here.

More Information

Financial Assistance

We do not want cost to prevent campers 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

Summer Camp Information Guide

Already signed up for camp? There are many more details you should know before camp starts, so learn more by reading this information guide.

Summer Camp Information Guide

Additional Resources

We know it can be difficult to send your child away to camp, especially if you are not sure what to expect. Whether you are new to Camp Akita and have lots of questions, or you would like to get a head start on preparing your child for camp, browse a few of the American Camp Association (ACA) resource articles below to see if this information might be useful for your family. 

"The Value of Camp"
"Because of Camp...The possibilities are endless"
"Gauging Your Child's Readiness"
"Coping with Homesickness at Camp"

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