Summer Opportunities

DPS Summer Camps & Programs for Students

Programs for Summer 2023 will be available closer to the end of the school year.

There are many summer programs available to DPS students. Programs focus on enhancing math and literacy skills while providing fun enrichment activities. Several camps also provide regular field trips. Learn more about each program below!

Location: Ruskin Elementary

Partner: East End Community Services

Grades: K-6

Dates/Time: June 20-July 28, 2022; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Contact: Ellen Mays, Education Director

Through East End Community Services, Miracle Makers Summer Program: Space Camp, will be offered at Ruskin Elementary (K-6) and Wright Brothers Middle School (7-8). Students will learn and have fun through enrichment activities and weekly field trips, while focusing on improving literacy and math skills. DPS students from any school can enroll and attend.

To enroll, please fill out the application form, English:  Summer 2022 Registration (    Spanish Registración 2022 Summer (

Additional Opportunities for Students

There are several summer opportunities available for students throughout the City of Dayton. Learn more about summer camps and programs offered outside of DPS below!

Location: 33 Barnett St. Dayton, OH 45402
Dates: June 13-15th, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $75/week for 1st child, $70/week for 2nd child, $65/week for 3rd child and each child after.

Discounts are available. For more information, please call 937-228-8961 or visit

The Dakota Center also has an afterschool program for K-8 students from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The program provides homework assistance, tutoring, and extra help with reading and math. To learn more, please email

High School APEX Credit Recovery Summer School

Off-track for graduation? APEX Credit Recovery Summer School is a computer-based program designed to provide credit for a course you previously failed. A certified teacher will support you as you work through a self-paced, individualized program to monitor your progress.

Location: David H. Ponitz CTC

Dates: June 6th-July 1st, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Please see your high school counselor to register.