Here are the basics of what goes into an AMAZING week!
We are not a glorified "recess" style camp, our days are highly structured with lesson plans involving activities which are designed to elicit specific outcomes, using activities that have an amped-up, outdoor, Phys. Ed. class feel!!!
Offered to kids ages 7 - 13 years old and designed for developmentally appropriate competitions.
Camp Director and "Coaches" are licensed teachers with extensive experience both teaching and coaching.
Our activities help level the playing field and prove every camper's value (brains and/or brawn) to their team!
Unlike most camps that focus on only one activity, we play a variety of games, take field trips, and fully engage every camper in character-building experiences that will instill confidence and teach life lessons.
That's right, this is NOT a baseball camp!
However, our days are packed full of physical activity, so campers should be ready to play outdoors in the summer sun and heat!
By definition, a Sandlot is "a piece of unoccupied land used by children for games" -- Central College Christian Schools graciously allows us to use their lot when school is out for summer break!
Similar to the popular movie that our camp is often associated with, we want our campers to build new friendships and grow as individuals through summer fun!
Each camp is Monday-Friday from 9:15 AM - 3:45 PM.
Plus, limited availability for an 8:00-8:45 AM early drop-off option (if needed).
What families are saying about Sandlot Camp Westerville:
"I want to thank you for providing a great week of camp again this summer. This is the third year my kids have attended, and it may have been their best one yet. They both seemed engaged all week and they enjoyed so many of the activities and time with friends, their teams, and the coaches. Your team does a wonderful job of fostering a positive and fun summer camp and it’s evident there’s a lot of work and heart that goes into it. Great job!!!" -Rita G.
"Thank you guys, all of you, for making this week such a great experience for these kids! There is not one day they came home without an exciting story about what they did, or who they met, or the lessons they learned. Really makes me wish I would’ve signed up for the entire five week program instead of just two but this was our first year and didn’t know how great this program was. I will recommend this to all of my friends for years to come! ;)" -Shana V.
"Our littles came home everyday exhausted, mindful of something new they learned about being a better person, and were looking forward to the next day. This camp is one of their favorite ways to spend part of their summer! We love Sandlot Camp Westerville! A big thank you to all of the coaches and all assistants who spend weeks with our children giving them your best! Until next summer! ♥" -Sheila W.
"Thank you for such an incredible week! We appreciate everything you all did to make it awesome!" -Courtney B.
"My kids have never been so excited to go to camp every day!!! Not only was this camp fun for the kids, but it helped them learn valuable lessons about teamwork, sportsmanship and kindness!!!! What a fabulous week!!" -Julie C.
"Thank you so much. Our children LOVED this experience. After such a crazy year, I can’t tell you what a gift it was to my husband and I to have kiddos that WANTED to get up and go in the morning and were all smiles at pick up. And the homework was a great reminder and learning for all of us. We will definitely be signing up next year. You are appreciated!!" -Amber D.
"Thank you so much for a wonderful week! Looking forward to signing up both kids next summer!" -Beth P. "Our son enjoyed camp so much last week that he asked to go again next week....He said he learned about being a good teammate and leadership. He is looking forward to another week of fun." -Curtis G.
"This was my daughter’s first day camp experience, and we are so grateful we found Camp Sandlot! She had a great time and learned a lot!" -Jenni H.
"This is an amazing camp, teaches great life lessons, and leadership. It was a great experience for my son. Everyone involved is positive, encouraging and engaged." -Adam V.
"Thank you, my boys had a blast both weeks. You all run a great camp, well done!" -Matt K "My kids had an amazing week! So much fun with their friends (old and new!) and they loved their counselors too. They came home exhausted and happy every day, and even got excited about doing their nightly 'homework'! Highly recommended!" -Cathleen K.
"My son had an amazing week! He had a ton of fun being active, learning life lessons, playing with old friends and making new ones. He was happy to go to camp every morning and worn out every afternoon!" -Stephanie L.
"This camp has been great for my 6 year old and 10 year old. They are having a blast and the coaches have daily lessons about leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship. They are amazing!" -Emily S.
"You all are amazing. Thank you for pouring your lessons and kindness into these kids. As a parent I certainly appreciate it." -Cara S.
"I wanted to send a note of thanks! This was his first year and it exceeded our expectations! He LOVED it and we loved hearing all about it as well as your notes and the themes that were taught. Thank you for a great experience!" -Chrissy M.
"My daughter loves Sandlot Camp Westerville! This is her first year attending, she has loved every activity, all of her coaches, has made new friends...she is already planning on coming back next year! Outstanding!" -Shelley M.
"The boys are having so much fun at this camp. If you live near Westerville I suggest you check this out!" -Josh P.
"Sandlot Camp Westerville is a great program for the kids! The experience is top notch! Keep it going!" -Gary P.
"Love this camp, and love the location! Thank you Sandlot Camp Westerville and thank you Central College!" -Jodie A.
"Thank you all so much for making the kid’s summer so great!!!!" -Tiffany P.
"Great camp! Can’t wait till next year!" -Matt L.
"I just have to say you all run a FANTASTIC program. I am so so grateful for what you do. I am really blown away, it's so much greater than my expectations!" -Carmen S.
"Thank you, Sandlot Camp Westerville coaches and staff for another wonderful, fun, safe summer camp. Already counting down the days until next summer!" -Kelly W.
"My son is obsessed with Sandlot Camp Westerville. He attended this week and wants to sign up for future weeks. He loved the coaches, the kids and the activities. We will definitely be signing up for future camps!" -Lindsey S.
"So happy that my son was able to enjoy a few weeks at Sandlot Camp! It was a great experience for his first time and we will definitely be back next year. You are all the best - thank you all for what you do!!!" -Jacquelyn V.
"My son is in the first week of camp and is an incoming first grader. I have to say I have seen continued growth from day one in his social skills. He is excited to go to camp and even asked to go every week this summer....They lead by example shown in their compassion for teaching children about teamwork, kindness, respect, and healthy choices through some good ole fashion competition and comic relief. Highly recommend Sandlot!" -Julie K.
"Our kids had a blast. They will definitely be coming back again." -Chad B.
"Our boys had a BLAST at Sandlot camp!!!! Mr. I and his team did an awesome job with every single kid and made their experience memorable! They’ve said it over and over that Sandlot is the best camp ever! Thank you for a fantastic week!" -Sami H. "Thanks for a great summer! You all are the BEST!" -Erin B.