Summer is just around the corner, meaning now's the time to sign up for camp

Posted at 5:45 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 06:44:16-04

Many kids are on spring break this time of year, previewing the summer that will be here before we know it. That's why now is the time to be registering for summer camps. 

One of the Tri-State's biggest day camps is run by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. They offer full-day camp at 11 recreational centers, most of which have pools. The Oakley location is already full. Camp ranges from $105 to $125, depending on whether parents need extended care.

YMCA day camps are offered at 13 locations across the Tri-State and start at $110 per week. They include camp themes such as Lumberjack Craze and Unlocking the Magic.

The Cincinnati Nature Center hosts day camps in Milford and Goshen for $135 per week. The Cincinnati Zoo's day camp is a little steeper at $240 per week, but you may get to see Fiona!

If you want your kids to learn some culinary skills, Kids in the Kitchen camp at The Art of Entertaining in O'Bryonville start at $225, but maybe they'll make dinner for a change.

Kids First Sports Center camps in Milford are $303 per week, and the Cincinnati Reds host camps for $395 a week.

A number of Tri-State camps offer half-day options and discounts for multiple siblings - so it's always a good idea to ask about deals.

The two big overnight camps in the Tri-State are both hosted by the YMCA - Camp Ernst in Burlington, Kentucky, and Camp Kern near Lebanon. Camp Ernst is hosting open houses on May 7 and June 4 to bring your first-time camper and check it out.