Specialty Camp


Gahanna Parks & Recreation

Office: 614-342-4250


Building on our mission to educate the public about the benefits and various uses of herbs in everyday life, the Ohio Herb Education Center offers a variety of learning opportunities. Whether you are looking for new culinary twists, in-depth gardening advice, wellness information or ideas on how to use your herbs, we offer programs that inspire you to try something new.

Explore our current list of programs (preregistration is required):

Workshops One-time sessions on a single topic that rotate seasonally. Check back quarterly or join our Facebook page or email mailing list.



Jump Bunch provides a half day camp for one week in the summer. During this program, campers are kept active, running, jumping, moving, laughing, learning and improving on their coordination and agility skills. Camp days feature different athletic activities, as well as age appropriate group games that work on teamwork and social skills.


Jump Start Sports Camps are fun-oriented and highly instructional. The relaxed and nurturing atmosphere enables children to learn, grow, make friends and have a meaningful summer experience. The camps focus on the fundamentals of the sport for beginners, but more experienced players will learn more advanced concepts and be coached at their ability and level of understanding as well. Jump Start Sports Camps also focus on children learning proper sportsmanship and understanding the importance of recreational game play and the benefits of physical activity. Staff utilize innovative drills, competitions and games to help teach as well as to make the programs more fun for campers.


Engineering for Kids school break and summer camp programs offer a wide variety of programming, from themed weekly sessions to day by day camp options that allow campers to experience numerous engineering concepts and activities each day. Engineering for Kids puts the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering hands-on-learning for youth through FUN activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons and toys to robotics, video game designing and creating fun objects using LEGO® bricks and the latest technology. Building on natural curiosity and developing problem-solving skills, these hands-on programs will foster a lifelong love of science and discovery in your child.


Silly Sets is a fitness program designed to introduce preschoolers to the sport of tennis. Each participant will learn the basic fundamentals of the game, including tossing, catching, racquet swing and footwork. All ages will develop coordination, balance and agility in a fun, playful environment using soft, foam equipment that is age appropriate. Silly Sets camp allows for this tennis instruction to be focused into one week during the summer instead of spread out over a few weeks as it is during the weekly session option.


Gahanna Parks and Recreation offers in-house school break and summer camp programs that are accredited by the American Camp Association and run by Gahanna Parks and Recreation staff. These programs are under the umbrella of the Camp Friendship Camping Company, allowing them to follow the same set of policies and procedures as well as the same set of health form and registration requirements.

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