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Remember summer camp? Your kids will, too. Metroparks offers weeklong day camps. Applications for financial assistance are available for all camps.

Metroparks summer day camps are held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options. Camps are available for variety of ages and interests, and based at Wildwood Preserve, Secor, Side Cut and Oak Openings Preserve.

For more information, call 419-407-9789.

Registration for 2015 opens February 2

Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application


Wanted: Counselor's In Training

Teens have a unique opportunity to gain leadership skills while earning service credit as a Counselor In Training at Metroparks summer camps. For more information call 419-407-9840. Informational meetings will be held on Thursday, February 26 and Saturday, February 28. Deadline for applications is March 15.


Wee Workshop Camp (Ages 3 to 5)
Explore a different nature theme each day through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. Adults will play alongside their child. Register child only.
Fee: $65 (Metroparks Members $ 45)
All sessions Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to Noon

  • Session 1: June 1 - June 5
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
  • Session 2: July 6 - July 10
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
  • Session 3: July 27 - July 31
    Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center
  • Session 4: August 3 - August 7
    Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center

Explorers Camp (Ages 5 to 7)
Explore the forest around you with this exciting day camp. Campers will discover the different levels of the forest through science experiments, songs and games, all while making new friends. Register your camper and hear their stories of archery, canoeing, fishing and more. Camps are held rain or shine, with plenty of rainy day options. Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, transportation for two field trips
and one snack per day.
Fee: $115 (Metroparks Members $ 95)
All sessions Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Session 1: June 22 - 26
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
  • Session 2: July 6 - 10
    Side Cut, Lamb Center
  • Session 3: July 27 - 31
    Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge
  • Session 4: August 10 - 14
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

Nature Camp (Ages 8 to 12)
Campers will discover the forest around them, from what lies below their feet to the birds soaring high in the sky. All will take part in hands-on science experiments, archery, canoeing, fishing, swimming and more. This will be an experience your campers will remember, with new friends they will never forget. Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, transportation for two field trips and one snack per day.
Fee: $115 (Metroparks Members $ 95)
All sessions Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Session 1: June 8 - 12
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
  • Session 2: June 15 - 19
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall
  • Session 3: July 13 - 17
    Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge
  • Session 4: July 20 - 24
    Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge
  • Session 5: August 3 - 7
    Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

History Camp (Ages 8 to 12)
Metroparks is rich in natural resources and unique species. Here is your chance to see how nature has helped to write history from the ground up. Campers will get to explore the canal at Providence with trips to the Isaac Ludwig Mill, Side Cut locks and other local historical destinations. Throughout the week, campers will learn the skills necessary to survive in historic times and discover how natural history and human history have collided throughout time. Pack a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, transportation for field trips and one snack per day.
Fee: $ 115 (Metroparks Members $ 95)
Monday - Friday, August 3 - 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Providence, Miami Shelter

Adventure Camp (Ages 8 to 12)
Get ready for an action-packed week of outdoor skills fun at Adventure Camp. Campers will learn and practice canoeing, kayaking, archery, hiking, fishing, wilderness survival and much more. Along the way, campers will learn about nature from the ground up, all while building self-confidence and teamwork skills. Bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, use of Metroparks equipment, transportation for field trips and one snack per day.
Fee: $ 140 (Metroparks Members $ 115)
Monday - Friday, August 10 - 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Secor, Secor Room

Art Camp (Ages 8 to 14)
Nature is the greatest artist of all. At this special camp, the campers will use natural materials and nature as inspiration to create works of art. Campers' appreciation and understanding of nature is sure to evolve during a week exploring art's connection tot he environment. Each day features new mediums, such as clay, paint and photography. A great experience for children who enjoy art, nature, history and the outdoors. Bring a lunchand reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, use of Metroparks equipment, transportation for field trips and one snack per day.
Fee: $140 (Metroparks Members $ 115)
Monday - Friday, July 13 - 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

Geocaching Adventure Camp (Ages 10 to 15)
Campers learn the basics of using a GPS, create their own geocaching courses and go on a different geocaching adventure every day. Bring a lunch and reusuable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, the use of Metroparks equipment, transportation for field trips and one snack per day.
Fee: $ 115 (Metroparks Members $ 95)
Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Secor, Secor Room

Adventure Camp (Ages 13 to 18)
Get ready for an action-packed week of outdoor skills fun at Adventure Camp. Campers will learn and practice coanoeing, kayaking, archery, hiking, fishing, wilderness survival and much more. Along the way, campers will learn about the nature from the ground up, all while building self-confidence and teamwork skills. Bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Fee includes t-shirt, the use of Metroparks equipment, transportation for field trips, one snack per day.
Fee $140 (Metroparks Members $ 115)
Monday - Friday, June 22 - 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Side Cut, Lamb Center



 
 
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