Remake Learning Days Festival Celebrates Hands-On Learning

On May 15-17, 2021, Greater Cincinnati will host the virtual Remake Learning Days festival to inspire families to spend time learning together.  

Educators, artists, scientists and makers from across the region are sharing more than 100 lessons, activities and demonstrations, both on demand and as interactive sessions.  

Remake Learning Days Across America, a celebration of learning innovation, is in its fifth year. Greater Cincinnati joins 17 other regions to encourage and support families and students. 

The festival will provide new connections between the families of Greater Cincinnati and the organizations and resources located here. The virtual events in the festival will be a helpful introduction to the participating artists, teachers, scientists and makers. Families can explore the opportunities they offer and follow up for more if they wish. 

To ensure that more families can participate in the event, learning activity kits filled with supplies for more than 15 of the festival’s events will be created. These kits will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis at several locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Find a full list of locations where kits can be picked up at  

During Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days, families can find activities and lessons appropriate for children from preschool through 12th grade, all of which can be done remotely. The activities range from arts and crafts, to STEM, outdoor learning and much more. A full listing of events can be viewed at

Remake Learning Days Across America Producer Dorie Taylor hopes that “parents, caregivers and educators across all communities will be inspired by the learning kids are doing alongside their caring adults and think about what they hope to see in their own communities.” 

“There may not be another moment in our lifetimes when educators are thinking as boldly about what education and learning might be than right now. We should embrace these innovations as signals about what’s possible,” said Gregg Behr, executive director of the Grable Foundation and co-chair of Remake Learning. 

Join the virtual Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days on May 15-17.  

Jill Morenz is the Director of Community Initiatives and Communications for the Catalytic Fund and also runs the NKY Public Arts Network. She is an enthusiastic evangelist for all things NKY. 

Splish-Splash, Swimming Pool Openings!

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means… Pools in the Cincinnati area are starting to open for the season!  So, take a dive at these incredible places to visit to beat the heat and have some fun! From public pools in parks, to community spaces, and local gyms, the Queen City has plenty of swimming pools for everyone to enjoy!

Ziegler Pool in OTR

Ziegler Pool is one of our favorite city pools in the downtown area!  The pool is open from Saturday, May 1st– September 12th!  The hours of operation are split up for lap swimming from 7-9am, then the pool gets cleaned, afterwards the block times for the day passes begin from 10am-12:15pm, 12:45pm – 3pm, and 3:30-5:45pm, with cleanings between each session. This swimming pool, like many others is by reservation only and you can sign up on their website for a 2-hour session for only $4 a person!  They also offer a membership pass that is based on your income.  The pool has a large central swimming section that is perfect for playing around and team swimming! From the center, the pool branches off into two other sections that have varying depths.  One section has driving boards and a climbing wall that reaches out over the water!  The deck around the pool is family friendly, has chairs to lounge on, and is really good at practicing in social distancing!  Ziegler Pool also has restrooms, showers, first aid, and a great little concession stand for cold drinks and treats. You can find this wonderful city pool tucked in the corner of Ziegler Park on Woodward St. in Over-the- Rhine.  Visit their website today to plan your next visit!

Sunlite Pool at Coney Island

Coney Island is a magical little theme park along the Ohio River on Kellogg Ave. that has been around since the 1800’s!  This historic place added their pool in 1925 and later added water rides around the deck.  The pool is famous for its massive size and it’s in-pool slide called the, “Silver Bullet” that has been there since 1930!  Sunlite Pool is the perfect water adventure for the whole family and one of the best places to experience Cincinnati nostalgia.  They offer swim lessons, have live music on Sundays, and have a new feature called the “Challenge Zone”, which is the largest pool obstacle course in the United States!  The pool has a variety of options for food and beverages with a dining area and designated picnic spots.  There is plenty of space to sunbath on chairs or in the grass and for those of you that like more shaded areas there are lots of spaces under trees that offer a great amount of comfort.  You can even rent your own luxury cabana to chill out in!  Opening day is May 29th and the pool is open from 10am – 8pm every day of the week!


The Y has always been one of the best places to go swimming and there are lots of locations to choose from!  Whether it’s for fun or fitness you won’t be disappointed purchasing a membership to this amazing non-profit organization!  They offer lifeguard training, competitive swimming, swim lessons, and aquacise.  A membership allows you to not one use their incredible pool, but you get access to their entire gym!  You also get to bring a guest for free, so find yourself a swimming partner and join the YMCA near you!

Cincinnati has so many swimming pools throughout the area and in almost every neighborhood!  Some offer swimming classes like Bear Paddle Swim School in Oakley Station and others are for adults only like the beautiful outdoor pool at the Cincinnati Sports Club.  We even have spaces that have amazing water features to play in and are free!  Washington Park has one of the greatest interactive water features that has more than 130 pop-up jets that are synchronized to music and lights that you can run around in!  So, no matter which place you choose to visit, you’ll be sure to have a great time and a memorable experience that will make you want to return all summer long!

Written By: Christen Collins

Summer Camps in Cincinnati

 If you’re looking for a summer camp in the Cincinnati area, then you’re in luck because there are a ton of them! And we’ve got you covered on how to find them and get involved!  From sports programs to arts and crafts workshops, Cincinnati has it all!  Including exploring and learning about nature and science, theater and dance, as well as specific special interests’ camps.  We even found some camps for adults, so we have something for everyone to enjoy!


Reds Baseball & Softball Camp

The Cincinnati Reds offer a terrific summer camp in various locations for kids ages 6 – 14 that teaches the fundamentals of baseball and gives campers the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be on a team with trust and confidence!

Adrenaline Camp!

This Speed Camp is for thrill seekers and aspiring racers from ages 7-15. This camp takes its participants on an exciting ride through learning theory and concepts in the classroom to developing skills on the track! Located at Full Throttle in Tri-County, OH and Florence, KY.

Survivor Camp

You guested it! This Camp is based off the famous television show “Survivor” and kids ages 6-10 can embark on a journey through challenging games that are educational and exciting! This awesome camp is located at Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness in Erlanger, KY.

They also offer other sports camps like basketball and soccer!

Parkour & Acrobatics Fitness Camp

Swift Movement Studios on West Mitchell Ave. in Cincinnati has a rad summer camp that has fun learning opportunities that are extremely hands on!  Campers learn jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, and flipping skills while playing active games with peers. They are great for physical exercise, team bonding, and help build self-esteem!

Camp – A – Palooza Summer Camp

Kids First Sports Center has a stellar collection of programs that has endless creative projects and fun fieldtrips.  Their programs aren’t just sports related either!

Arts & Craft

Camp Art Academy

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has an outstanding summer program that is available virtually and in person, with six themed weeks of engaging creative projects for kids to make and share with others!  This fun and expressive camp is for ages 5-12 and the campers get to work with local artists that are instructors for the AACs Community Education Department!  This program not only includes learning art making skills and creating new pieces of artwork but it’s an educational journey through what it’s like being an artist!  Campers get to explore the world of art through artist talks, museum visits, and gallery field trips!

Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Camp

The Cincinnati Art Museum is the perfect place to discover and enjoy art!  They offer an 8-week program that is filled with art making and gallery fun for ages 6-12!

Summer Art Camp

The Taft Museum of Art is another fantastic art museum in Cincinnati that offers a creative program for campers in  1st-12th grade!

Art Workshop Summer Camp

This imaginative camp is at Queen City Clay and offers kids a chance to create their own works of art through ceramics, painting, and drawing!

Nature & Science

Cincinnati Parks Summer Camp

The Cincinnati Parks Department has a great day camp program that takes campers on an exploration of nature through hiking, animal encounters, experiments, and games!  This camp is for ages 3 ½ – 14 and fosters a sense of wonder of the natural world!

Cincinnati Zoo Summer Camp

This summer camp is a weeklong experience of the beauty of nature and finding out fascinating things about animals from all around the world!

Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps

The STEM Lab in Cincinnati summer camp focuses on math, engineering, technology, and science in new and fun ways!  They offer a variety of epic programs for kids ages 6-14!

Theatre & Dance

Drink and Play Adult Summer Camp

This super corky summer camp is just for adults and is offered through the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.  Imagine what it would have been like to go to theatre camp as a kid, then apply new skills that you’ve learned in a collaborative and unique way!

Drink aNd Play: Adult Summer Camp

TCT Summer Camp

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers a variety of programs for ages 6-14 that focus on dance, music, and drama! This camp is for all levels and is located on Red Bank Rd. in Cincinnati.


Kids Dance Camp

TheCincinnati Ballet has a wonderful camp for ages 5-8, that takes dancers on a creative exploration of movement and music.  Not only do the campers get to learn about dance but also get to learn how to create costumes and set designs!

Camp – A – Palooza Summer Camp

Kids First Sports Center has a fantastic collection of programs that has hands on projects and fieldtrips.  Their programs aren’t just sports related either!

Special Interests

Stepping Stones Summer Camp

Stepping Stones is an incredible organization that offers a creative program for children with disabilities that takes campers on an adventure through compassion, self-expression, and teamwork!

Summer Programs

Summer Camps for Special Needs

Cincinnati Children’s sponsors a wide range of summer camps for children with specific medical needs.  They offer support while having fun in ways that help with recovery and development.

Written By: Christen Collins