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As Continuing & Professional Education is a self-supporting department of Columbus State University, we rely on student registration fees to cover operational costs. If you must withdraw from a course, please notify us by 5 PM at least 5 business days before the camp begins.

Afternoon Camps: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

If your child will be here before 7:45 or after 5:15, you must sign your child up for available Before and After Care. We will be enforcing a sign-in/out policy to ensure the safety of campers.

  • Activ8 Academy, Activ8er and BeTween2Teen camps are housed in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center on CSU Main Campus. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at the Turner Center. Campers attending camps being held at the Recreation Center (Athletics) will be escorted by our staff from Turner Center to other locations, as needed. Before/After Care programs are available for these programs. See Before/After Care on page 1 for more information.
  • Athletic camps are held at various locations according to the camp.
  • Drop off and pick up is available at the Center for Commerce and Technology for some iTech camps. You will receive more information upon registration. See camp listings for location for your camp. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at the designated camp location. Before/After programs are available for these programs (with exception of golf programs). See Before/After Care on page 1 for more information.
  • CSU Dance Conservatory camps and summer classes are held at the Rankin Arts Center in Uptown Columbus. Campers must be dropped off and picked up at that location.
  • Coca-Cola Space Science Center camps are held at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. No Before/ After Care is available for these camps.
  • Music camps will be held at the Schwob School of Music located downtown on Broadway. No Before/ After Care is available for these camps.
  • Four year old students must turn five before December 1, 2021 to participate.
  • Seven year old students who have completed the 2nd grade may attend the Activ8 Academy or Activ8ers.
  • Ten year old students who have completed the 5th grade may attend the Activ8ers or BeTween 2 Teen camps.

Safety is our number one concern for your children. All of our employees have passed criminal background checks. At no point in our schedule will your child be left unsupervised. Our program aides go through comprehensive training and will be on campus before, between, and just after classes begin to help direct children to their camps.

All supplies are included with the cost of Activ8 camps unless specified otherwise.

When our classes fill up, we will put you on our waiting list. If there is an opening, you will be notified. Avoid missing a camp by registering early!

Waivers are now a part of the registration process. Please be sure to fill out all required information on the Emergency Contact pop up screen. A copy of the waiver is viewable at checkout in the refund policy link. You will also receive a copy of the waiver in your confirmation email.

If your child is going to be absent or late, please call the front desk at 706.507.5070 to let us know.

We welcome all children to our program and make our best effort to accommodate everyone. If your child has special needs, please let us know one week prior to your child attending camp.

When filling out your child’s waiver online during the registration process, please make sure to include all medical information that would be relevant and important for our staff to know. If there are special health needs, please contact our Activ8 office at 706.507.8282.

In case of bad weather (i.e. heavy rain, lightning or tornadoes,) we will keep all children indoors until the weather has passed and the staff has been authorized to go back outside. For the safety of your child, we ask that you allow inclement weather to pass before coming to find your child. Our staff will make sure all children get to their destinations once authorization has been received. Please send an umbrella or poncho with your child if the weather requires it.

Pre-registration is preferred for all camps. If you have not pre-registered for your child’s camp prior to the start date, you must register in person at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center on the CSU main campus before you drop your child off at camp.

If you choose to withdraw from a camp, you must contact us before 5pm on the Monday prior to the start of the camp to get a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. If you withdraw after Monday, but before the camp begins, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given the day of camp or after a camp begins. We reserve the right to cancel a camp due to insufficient registrations and will notify you before the start date to issue a refund or transfer your child to another camp. If a minor exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or is directed to quarantine in accordance with CDC/GA-DPH guidelines, then a credit for future programs will be issued. This credit expires 365 days from date of issue. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for refunds to be processed back to your card or 10 to 15 days for check refunds.

* Camps may have material fees included in the class cost. Discounts are not applied to material fees.

    Activ8 is offering a 5% discount to anyone who registers for the entire summer. In order to be eligible for the discount, campers must be enrolled in all 5 2-week sessions. Camps fill early so be sure to sign up now. Please contact the Continuing & Professional Education Registration Desk at 706.507.8070 for more information on how to obtain this discount.
    There is a 5% discount when registering your child for Activ8 on April 15, 2021. Please call 706.507.8070 to receive this discount.*Discount can be combined with full summer discount*.

Lunch supervision is included in the cost of the camp for all age groups. Student must bring their own lunch! We kindly request that lunches not include energy drinks or any nut related food items. Please notify us of any allergies, dietary concerns, or restrictions your child may have.

  • Constant staff supervision and escort to and from camps
  • If you will be dropping your child off before 7:45am or picking up after 5:15pm, your child must be registered for Before and After Care.
  • BEFORE CARE – 7 to 9am
  • AFTER CARE – 5 to 6pm
  • Before and After Care is offered for Activ8 camps meeting on CSU’s main campus, to include Athletic camps (with the exception of golf camps).
  • Before and After Care is not offered for CSU Youth Dance Conservatory, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Music or Summer Arts Academy.
  • Your child can be dropped off or picked up anytime during these hours.
  • Drop off and Pick up only in designated areas at EBTC.
  • Students who are not promptly picked up at the end of After Care will be charged $5 for each additional 5 minutes of lateness.
  • FEES: $25 for Before and After Care per child for each 2-week session. Before and After Care cannot be purchased separately.

There are no scholarships or financial aid available at this time.

Because we want Activ8 to be a safe and fun environment for learning, we ask campers to be attentive to instructors and staff, engage in activities, and respect others' privacy and safety. Inappropriate behavior by a camper will be redirected towards proper behavior by the camp instructor/aide. If inappropriate behavior continues, a parent or guardian will be notified and the camper may be asked to leave the program. Dangerous behavior, such as fighting, is grounds for immediate dismissal. Please review our Code of Conduct policy on the Activ8 home page.

You can inquire about lost and found items at check in or check out of the location of your child's camp. Please be sure to label your camper's belongings. Lost and found items not claimed by the end of the summer will be donated. Activ8 staff is not responsible for camper's possessions that are damaged, lost, or stolen.