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Summer Camp

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Thurber Summer Writing Camp! For our 20th anniversary season, we're super-charging camp. With a superhero theme, our teachers will take writers above and beyond to explore all different writing styles, techniques, and genres that will supersize every young writer's talents. Imaginations are required, capes are optional! Here is just a sampling of all the great things that your child will experience during camp. 


Registration for summer camp will open the first week of March each year.

Email kpoole@thurberhouse.org to be added to our mailing list so that you receive all up to date information about summer camp and other education programs. 

Students whose families need financial assistance may apply for one of a limited number of scholarships, thanks to our generous sponsors. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Full scholarships require a $10 non-refundable registration fee and verification of enrollment in a free school lunch program or letter from a school official stating financial need. Partial scholarships require verification of enrollment in a reduced school lunch program or letter from a school official stating the need for partial financial assistance, the $10 registration fee, and one half of the tuition ($45 for grades 2-3, $83 for grades 4-8). Scholarship spaces are reserved in the requested week along with all other registrations. Since our camps fill quickly, we highly recommend submitting your scholarship request as soon as possible. 

Refund Policy
The registration cost includes a non-refundable administration fee of $10. If a camp session is full or is cancelled by Thurber House, a full refund minus the administration fee will be given. Tuition is 70% refundable for cancellations received no later than two weeks before the scheduled start date for your chosen week of camp. There are no refunds of any kind within two weeks of your chosen week of camp.

Please contact Katie Poole at kpoole@thurberhouse.org with any questions about Summer Writing Camp. To be added to the email mailing list to receive future information about camp and other Thurber House programs for children, email your contact information to thurberhouse@thurberhouse.org.

Thank you to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, PNC Bank, State Auto Insurance, Susan Scherer, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Robert W. Steven and William A. and Jane B. Scheurer Funds of The Columbus Foundation.