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Summer Camp

Thurber Summer Writing Camp is excited to be entering into its 19th season this year! In conjunction with Thurber House’s 30th  Anniversary, we’re adding in new activities, amazing field trips, and bringing back our popular Writer’s Kits. We leave no stone unturned during summer camp as we’ll cover everything from nature journaling to creating cartoons to solving mysteries and we may even travel through time. At our camp, we focus on creative thinking and learning, and throw the red pen out the window! We encourage campers to take their ideas over the moon, through mountains, and under the ocean, as long as they contine to build stories and let their imaginations take them on a thrilling ride! All camp sessions are held at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, next door to Thurber House. Enrollment is first-come, first-served, and each week of camp is limited to 40 students. Campers will be split into four groups of ten, with one counselor per group. Grade levels refer to the grade the student will be entering in the fall. 

Registration for our 2015 Thurber Summer Writing Camp will begin in March 2015. We hope to see you then!

Scholarships
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 te 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. Deadline for scholarship requests is Friday, April 18, 2014. 

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.

To be added to the email mailing list to receive future information about camp and other Thurber House programs for children, please contact thurberhouse@thurberhouse.org.

Thank you to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, PNC Bank, State Auto Insurance, Susan Scherer, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Nina B. Pohlman, Theodora Roberts and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation.