Summer Camp

Ziegler Park Summer Camp, a partnership between 3CDC and Youth Hope Cincinnati, got its start in 2017, shortly after the park reopened to the public following a $32 million renovation. Located in the Pendleton neighborhood, near Over-the-Rhine, Ziegler Park creates an engaging atmosphere for local youth including a playground area, interactive water feature, basketball courts, and a full-size swimming pool featuring a diving well and diving boards, climbing wall and 5 regulation lap lanes with diving platforms.


Together, 3CDC and Youth Hope started this FREE summer camp for neighborhood youth ages 7-15 years old. Campers participate in daily activities including basketball, exercise, swimming, chess instruction and more! Campers are also provided the unique opportunity to learn from the Ziegler Park Summer Camp Youth Mentors, who are upperclassmen or recent high school graduates from the Cincinnati Public School system and neighboring districts.


This year, we had 80 campers participate in our 8 week program. The camp operated Tuesday through Thursday from June 12th – August 2nd. Camp activities included: STEM Bicycle Club, Basketball, Swimming (+ opportunity to join Ziegler Park Swim Team!), Chess Instruction, Circuit Workouts, a Pollinator Garden and more!


Thank you to P&G, Youth Hope, 3CDC, O’Rourke Wrecking Company, Jostin Construction, Interact for Health, and Turner Construction for making Summer Camp possible!