Register for Camp


First Community Member* Priority Registration

Begins at 9 am, Saturday, January 8

Ends at 4 pm, Friday, January 21

Registration links are below.

*  Member means the camper, parent/guardian, or a grandparent is an active member of First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio.  For additional information, please refer to the First Community Membership Brochure.  A 'camper' is a Member if they have completed the Block of Wood program through First Community (grade 9 or older).

Open Registration

Begins at 9 am, Saturday, January 22

Non-members * registering prior to January 22 will have enrollments removed and deposits refunded


For questions or assistance (ie, changes to registration, cabin mate requests, etc.), please email registration@campakita.org or call (614) 488-0681 ext 113.


General Camp Registration

Use this form to sign up for Summer Camp, L.I.F.E. Guard, Akita Backcountry, or 1,2,3...Akita.

Never been to Camp Akita before? Please use the First Time Camper Account button to set up an account and register. 

First Time Camper Account

Already have an account (ie, have previously attended or have already setup a New Camper Account)?  Please use the Existing Camper Account button to register for Summer 2022.

Existing Camper Account

Family Camp

Use this form to sign up for Family Camp.

    Your registration confirmation email for family camp may take up to 24 business hours.

    Never been to Family Camp before? Please use the New Family Account button to register.

First time Family Account

Already have a Family Camp account? Please use the Existing Family Account button to register.

Existing Family Account


What you need to know before you register

  • Camp Akita is owned and operated by First Community Church. We believe all people are included in God's unconditional love and grace and welcome campers and staff from all backgrounds openly and without hesitation. Want to learn more about Camp Akita's beliefs? Learn more... 
  • We believe in creating a safe place at Camp Akita for our children and staff. Campers will be sent home immediately and without a refund if they are found in possession of weapons, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco or nicotine products. This includes paraphernalia like a JUUL. Campers will also be sent home for the use or threat of violence against another camper or staff member.
  • A minimum $75 non-refundable deposit per session is required to register. Payment plans are available (both monthly and full balance due May 27).  If you would like to view our cancellation policy, please click HERE.
  • We do not want cost to be a barrier for your child to attend Camp Akita. To apply for a financial assistance, please click HERE for more information and to apply.
  • All campers must have current immunizations in accordance with state law. Non-immunized campers must fill out an immunization waiver form to attend Camp Akita. To view the form, please click HERE.
  • Campers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will have an opportunity to upload their completed vaccine card prior to the camp session. Those campers who are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms will not have to quarantine or be sent home if another camper tests positive in their cabin. Campers who are not fully vaccinated will be sent home if they become ill at camp, test positive for COVID-19 while at camp, and/or are in close contact to another camper who has tested positive for COVID-19. No refunds will be issued for campers who are sent home. Click HERE for our current COVID-19 policies.
  • If you register someone else's child under your own account, you will be financially responsible for that camper. We cannot transfer a camper to a different account once a deposit is paid.
  • For a copy of the general release statement included in the online registration, click HERE 
  • Not sure if your child is ready for a sleep away camp? Click HERE for a great resource from the American Camping Association,


General FAQs

Learn more on the Summer Camp Information Guide.

Learn More

Camp Dates & Prices

Before you register, decide which sessions you want to be part of.

View Programs

Texting

You can opt in to text message alerts

Texting info

Get Help

For questions about registration, send an email to our Columbus Administrative Offices  or call (614) 488-0681 ext. 113.

*Member means the camper, parent or guardian, or a grandparent is an active member of First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio.  For additional information, please refer to the First Community Membership BrochureA 'camper' is a Member is they have completed the Block of Wood program through First Community (grade 9 or older).

Registration is online only; we cannot accept registrations in-person or by phone, email, or fax.