Summer Camp

Every summer Thurber House hosts rising 2nd-8th graders at the most creative camp in Central Ohio. We’ll be back at it in 2019, so save the date for our 2019 Summer Writing Camps, listed below! 2/3 grade camps are $150 and 4-8 grade camps are $225. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available for all camps. Registration will open on March 1, 2019.

2019 Summer Writing Camp Schedule

Grade levels refer to the grade your child will be entering in the fall of 2019.

2/3 Grade Camps: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
June 3-7
June 10-14

4/5 Grade Camps: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 17-21
June 24-28
July 8-12

6-8 Grade Camps: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

To be added to our mailing list and stay up to date on all of our education programs, email Elizabeth Falter at

Questions? Contact Meg Brown at or 614-464-1032 x16.

Summer Writing Camp Interns

During the summer, high school and college student interns assist with our summer writing camps for kids in second through eighth grades. We offer nine weeks of camp and have a new group of campers each week. Camps are from 9:00 am-4:00 pm each day. Interns are expected to attend Monday through Friday, a minimum of one week; additional weeks are negotiable. Interns assist the camp counselors, work with the campers on activities, accompany groups on field trips, prepare snacks each day, and other duties as assigned. 

All internships are unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own transportation and lunch. If you are interested, please download the application form, fill it out, and mail it in along with a letter of interest. A Thurber House staff member will call or email you. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Falter at 614-464-1032 x13 or

Please note: Internship application deadline is March 15, 2019.




Thanks to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the James W. Overstreet Fund of The Columbus Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council for their ongoing support.

The Columbus Foundation