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Faith-Based Programs

Camp Akita

A faith-based co-ed, residential summer camp in Hocking County, Ohio for youth in grade 1-12. Kids explore nature and the outdoors and build community.

  • First Community Church, North Campus
    3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221
  • Camp Location
    29746 Logan-Hornsmill Road, Logan, Ohio 43138

(614) 488-0681, ext. 101
campakita.org/summer

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth. Programs include:

  • City Life: Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens.
  • WellSpring: Provides professionally trained counseling for children, teens, adults and families.
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries: Provides spiritual counsel for incarcerated youth at three juvenile detention centers in Central Ohio.
  • HireLevel Promotions: Trains neighborhood teens in embroidery skills. All profits of the items produced and sold are applied to the City Life Center’s operating expenses.
  • HireLevel Auto: Teaches urban teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic, then sold on our car lot.
  • Point Break: Facilitates anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program is highly effective in helping teens develop compassion for each other.

Main Office
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 848-4870

City Life Center
40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 410-1898

WellSpring Counseling
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 538-0353

coyfc.org

Columbus Dream Center

A faith-based organization that serves low-income, homeless, and under-served individuals and families. They provide free, routine outpatient health and wellness services through the Mt. Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, hot meals and pre-packed lunches for kids, after school programs, holiday help, back-to-school supply giveaways and homeless prevention resources. Visit the website for contact information.
38 West Greenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
columbusdreamcenter.org

Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone

A faith-based, non-profit organization based in Columbus’ Hilltop community. Some of their programs include a teen club, teen free store, basketball at their gym, their no-cost Westside CDF (Children’s Defense Fund) Freedom School, free legal clinic and more. Visit the website or call for program locations.
(614) 398-1230
hilltopshalomzone.org

Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus

Provides a wide range of recreation and cultural arts, featuring festivals and fairs centered around books, films, and fine art; teen programs, summer and spring break camps for kids with and without special needs, after school programs, preschool and daycare, special events and more.
1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-2731
columbusjcc.org

Little Lambs Children’s Center

Provides a faith-based summer camp in Gahanna for Kindergarten through 6th graders in Franklin County. Tuition varies per group, and is based on full-time verses part-time.
425 South Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 471-9269
llccgahanna.org/summer-camp-program

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

A faith-based organization that serves individuals, families and Franklinton community members. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, free meals, leadership training, tutoring and youth programs. They also provide housing, finance, employment, education, life coaching and addiction recovery services. Visit the website for more information on the programs they offer.
1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 228-3855
lowerlights.org

Sound Aloud

A faith-based non-profit organization that offers creative arts classes, holistic health and free mentoring and outreach programs. They also offer intern and apprenticeship opportunities to students. Their classes serve students from ages 5 to adults, to the homeschooling community and organizations. Their programs and classes have a minimal fee, which teach fine arts, dance, theater, choir, band, wellness, music lessons and more.
Millworks Art Studios
2020 Leonard Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 593-6061
soundaloud.org

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provide various services including, a community kitchen, tutoring, adult literacy and GED prep classes; school supply giveaway, Christmas toy giveaway, food pantry, pregnancy support; vision, dental, eye clinic, and healthcare with the Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, and family events.
Physical Address: 888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6341, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 445-8400
stowemission.org
Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center: stoweprc.org

The Brian Muha Foundation & The Run The Race Center

A faith-based organization that offers a free space for young people of all ages where they can do their homework, get tutoring, play sports, create art, music, dance and more. They also serve a cooked meals and can take food home from their food pantry. Contact them for more information.
880 South Wayne Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 276-2171
brianmuhafoundation.org

two.fifty.four Youth Center

This community center in Gahanna is a place for school-aged youth to build relationships, play games, get homework help, or just hang out, in a safe and inclusive environment. They also offer workshops, game nights, special events, family nights, guest speakers, small group gatherings, and more.
254 Agler Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 414-2326
gahanna254.org

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services and programs some include an early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, a free health clinic and free legal clinic, as well as immigration counseling services. Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), Ohio Benefit Bank counseling, programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes, and much more.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5500
vineyardcommunitycenter.org