Summer seems far enough away and yet this is the prime time to begin thinking about what your child will do when schools let out and the days are suddenly wide open.

One of the best ways to have a memorable summer is at Columbia Association’s camps, which range from recreational to educational, from artistic to athletic, with options available for pre-K all the way through 10th-grade. (For a full guide to the 16 summer camps, visit ColumbiaCamps.org.)