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Browse education service providers who have been approved to receive funds from Ohio ACE educational savings accounts.


The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024.)*

All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.

*Clarification for service dates/close down for camps: Claims for day camps that have been paid for by parents may be reimbursed if the service date occurs through September 1, 2024. The claim is only reimbursable for day camps during this time period if the parent has paid up front and prior to July 1, 2024.

Ohio Valley Summer Theater


This service provider requires payment upfront : Yes

Price Range: $470 - $470

Phone Number: (740) 535-6878


Address: 73 Central Avenue, Athens, Ohio 45701

Service Provider: 202903

Educational Value

Founded in 1951 in Athens, Ohio by a small group of Ohio University professors and community members, OVST originally served as a community theater and a laboratory for Ohio University’s School of Theater. In 1988, OVST was re-established as a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization with continued support from Ohio University. The community and University partnership continues to benefit from strong collaboration, dedicated donor-patrons, ongoing operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, and local and regional business partnerships. OVST offers high-quality performances for the entire family; partners with theater professionals, Ohio University faculty and students, and community members; offers an annual youth theater camp; and helps to organize and support regional arts events and performances year-round. As a donor-supported, non-profit organization, we encourage innovative approaches to live performance and welcome new participants and partners to our productions, youth camp, and volunteer Board. OVST is proud to be a community heritage organization that adds to the vibrant, cultural fabric of Athens County and the surrounding Appalachian region. We're thrilled to announce our 2023 Summer Camp, which has the exciting theme of "Under the Sea"! The camp will run for three weeks, starting on Monday, June 5th, 2023, and concluding on Friday, June 23rd, 2023. Throughout the camp, our wonderful staff will guide campers through various theatrical concepts and skills, along with fun crafts, games, and an opportunity to design and build elements of our summer youth musical, Little Mermaid Jr! While the musical will be produced separately from camp, campers will learn new skills and put their creativity to the test as they design and create various aspects of the show. Little Mermaid Jr will take place in late July, and campers will have the chance to use the skills they've learned during camp to create props, costumes, and set pieces for the production. In addition to the musical, we're proud to share that we've worked with a team of professionals to create an entirely new summer camp curriculum tailored specifically for OVST Youth Summer Camp! Campers will focus on developing their acting, music, movement, and artistic design skills, all while having a blast and making new friends. Our campers will gain valuable knowledge and experience in theatrical and technical production in a supportive and fun atmosphere. By the end of the camp, campers will have learned several design elements and will have the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills in an original performance for families. We can't wait to share this exciting summer camp experience with your children!