Summer day camps for kids in West Chester, Ohio

Explore the arts this summer!

Join us for an exciting array of weeklong summer day camps in West Chester, Ohio, including music, dance, visual arts, and gymnastics. Daytime and evening times are available for many camps. The first camp in each family is the full price listed below. All additional camps per family receive a $25.00 multi-camp discount. Make this a summer to remember, but hurry! Camps fill up quickly!

For more information on any of these camps, please call us at 513-829-2345 or email us.

Beginning Piano

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Ages: 5-7, 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016
Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-7) or 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ages 7+)

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016 for ages 5-7
Times: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $130

A fun introduction to piano; the perfect instrument to learn as a foundation for any future music study. This hugely popular piano week is a great way to "try out" a piano class to determine interest in a longer term course for the fall.

Intermediate Piano

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Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2016
Times: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Price: $130

This class is for piano students with at least 2 years of lessons who wish to explore a broad spectrum of music activities beyond what their private lessons offer. Students come prepared with a performance piece, which will be the touching stone for improvisation, conducting, composition, and more.

Beginning Guitar

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Ages: 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016
Times: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016
Times: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Price: $185

We cover the foundational elements of guitar technique in a fun, hands-on group class for beginner guitar players! A free starter guitar is included with the camp! (If your child needs a left-handed starter guitar, please notify us before hand.)

Fun with Drums

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Ages: 5-10

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016
Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Engage in various drum, movement, and dance games with other students using the Djembe drum and other assorted percussive instruments! Different games and activities are used to promote team building, sensory integration, sportsmanship, and music appreciation.

Music Instrument Sampler

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Ages: 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Explore the possibilities of a different instrument each day of the week. Students will have hands on experience on the piano, guitar, drums, violin, and brass instruments. This camp is a great way to see what instrument really hits home!

Pretty Princess Dance

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Ages: 3-8

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016
Times: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $130

Join us for five magical days filled with crafts, stories, treats, and plenty of dancing. Princesses will be learning both ballet and jazz and will be dancing to some of their favorite royal music for the Grand Ball performance at the end of the week!

"Frozen" Dance

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Ages: 3-8

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2016
Times: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $130

Channel your inner princess and join us for a cool camp inspired by the hit movie "Frozen." We will dance, do some crafts, and eat frozen treats!

Can't Sit Still Dance Hip Hop

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Ages: 5-10

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016
Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Learn the hippest moves to the latest sounds! As always, age appropriate moves and music are utilized.


Musical Theatre (Sing, Dance, and Act)

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Ages: 5-7, 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2016
Times: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ages 5 - 7) or 1:00-3:30 p.m. (ages 7+)

Price: $130

Young singers and dancers will learn the basics of performing in a musical theatre setting. Each child will participate in a short scene from a well known musical, learning the ins and outs of the rehearsal process and culminating in a final performance at the end of the week.

Hip Hop Dance Camp

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Ages: 9+

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2016
Times: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Rock out like the kids from High School Musical learning jazz and hip-hop combinations, and dancing to the current music. By the end of the week, you will know all of the latest moves, and be ready to perform a routine for the camp showcase. No experience needed!

Irish Dance Sampler

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Ages: 3½+

Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16, 2016
Times: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Price: $75

Join us for a 3 day sampler to explore fundamental Irish step dances such as: reel, slip jig, hornpipe, jig, and Scottish. Traditional Irish dancing continues to grow in popularity because it's FUN!

Dance Intensive

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Ages: 7-18

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 2016
Times: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Price: $150

This camp is required for all Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire team members to jump start the new year, but is also open to other dancers who wish to spend a week honing their skills and learning new routines. A variety of styles will be explored, focusing on the artistic and technical elements of each.

Arts & Crafts

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Ages: 4-7, 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016
Times: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4-7, 1:00-3:30 p.m. for ages 7+

Price: $130

Our arts and crafts camp emphasizes creative problem solving through experimentation in any of the following media: drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media/collage. Young artists will focus on a variety of techniques and will learn how to develop their own personal and creative art styles.

Jungle Gymnastics

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Ages: 4-7

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016
Times: (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Price: $130

Send your little monkey to climb, swing, jump, and more! Campers will learn amazing facts about all types of animals as they go on a gymnastics safari.

Star Wars Gymnastics

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Ages: 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $130

Our jedis-in-training learn how to channel the Force to tumble, flip, jump, and play in this Star Wars themed gym camp.

Super Hero Gymnastics

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Ages: 4-7

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016
Times: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Build up your super hero muscles and get ready to fly! This action-packed gym camp takes your child on the epic adventure of a lifteime.

Just Bein' a Kid Gymnastics

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Ages: 4-7

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Price: $130

A fun camp for the gymnast in every kid! Explore new tricks and the excitement of feeling strong. Students will utilize the tumbletrack, rock climbing wall, rope, balance beams, bars, vault, tumbling, and more with an end-of-week show for parents!

Olympics Inspired Gymnastics

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Ages: 4-7, 7+

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4-7, 1:00-4:00 p.m. for ages 7+

Price: $130

Go for gold! Little Olympians learn the routines and techniques of Olympic gymnasts in a fun and high energy atmosphere.

Jump, Stunt, and Tumble Cheerleading

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Ages: 5-12

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2016
Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Price: $130

Experience one of the fastest growing sports in the country: cheerleading! Whether you're already on a team, want to prepare for a school team, or simply want to have fun, this is the place to work on jumps, motions, tumbling, showmanship, and teamwork.

"Stay Strong" Dance

"Stay strong" camps are for existing West Chester Academy dance teams and students, designed to help currently enrolled team members "stay strong" over the summer months and get a head start for the coming dance year. These camps meet once a week.

Jazz A (ages 9 & up), B (ages 10 & up), and C (ages 11 & up)
Days: (Mondays) June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $150

Ballet A (ages 5-8)
Days: (Thursdays) June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Price: $90

Ballet B (ages 8-12)
Days: (Thursdays) June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Price: $90

Ballet C (ages 12 & up)
Days: (Thursdays) June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Price: $90

Hip Hop A (ages 5-8)
Days: (Thursdays) June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Price: $90

Hip Hop B (ages 9 & up)
Days: (Thursdays) June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $90