No Kids Allowed

Are you a child a heart? Unleash your inner child at these camp experiences just for adults. The summer season is here and with it comes memories of summer camps gone by. Relive the fun times in your beautiful Metroparks as you try new activities, make new friends and of course enjoy snack time. Biking, kayaking, survival skills, archery, tree climbing, hammocking and of course overnight camping are just some of the activities  we have geared toward these big kids.

No Kids Allowed: Biking (9 Miles) and Kayaking

Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center parking lot
Saturday, June 12, 5 to 9 p.m.

Camp will start with a bike tour from Oak Openings Preserve to Cannonball Prairie. This is an easy 4.5 mile ride on the Wabash Cannonball Trail. We will then take time to explore the Cannonball Prairie pond by kayak. A fruit and cheese snack will be served before we depart on the trail for our return ride. This program runs rain or shine. Please bring your bike, full water bottle, helmet, sun block, change of clothes and towel recommended. Face mask are required. Wear tennis shoes, water shoes or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Kayak, life jackets and other gear will be provided. You need to provide your own bike and helmet.

UPDATE JUNE 2021! We now have mountain bikes available to rent! They are sized as follows and are available on a reservation basis for programs by contacting Jake Willing at 419-277-0107 or They will be $10 per hour and you can pay on-site with credit card only.

  • 1 Kid's Bike (24")
  • 1 Extra Small Bike
  • 1 Small Bike (coming soon)
  • 2 Medium Bikes
  • 1 Large Bike

Fee: $35, Register


No Kids Allowed: Hammocking at Height Dining Experience

Pearson, Lake Activity Center
Saturday, July 10, 5 to 8 p.m.

Camp will have you defy gravity as you climb a tree, overlooking Pearson from the canopy as a warm summer evening turns to night. Lounging in the hammocks at height, a pasta primavera dinner will be sent up to you to dine from the treetops. This program runs rain or shine. Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

Fee: $45, Register


No Kids Allowed: Night Owls Overnight

Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge
Friday, August 13, 6 p.m. to Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m.

Night owl campout will give you a smorgasbord of adventures all in one evening! Learn survival skills and take a guided night hike to learn about the animals that call the Oak Openings Region home. A campfire grilled cheese and s'mores will be provided. Then end the day hanging out in a hammock. If we're lucky, we may be treated to a night sky spectacle as the peak of the Perseid meteor shower is nearing.

Overnight tent camping, gear available to borrow. Metroparks will provide ingredients and materials to make an evening snack over the campfire and light breakfast on Sunday morning. Participants may bring personal snacks (granola bars, trail mix, etc.) if they wish. Overnight camping will be in the field northeast of Mallard Lake. Bring a full water bottle, dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

For questions, itinerary and packing list please call Jake Willing at (419) 277-0107 or email

Fee: $55, Register


No Kids Allowed: Archery, Hike and Hammock

Swan Creek, Glendale parking lot
Wednesday, September 22, 6 to 9 p.m.

Camp will be geared towards archery, hiking and hammocking as we spend time at Swan Creek. We will hone our aim and then relax in a hammock in one of our designated hammocking areas among the trees before our night hike back to our start location. A fruit and cheese snack will be provided. Hammocks available to borrow. This program runs rain or shine. Bring a full water bottle and dress for the weather.

Fee: $15, Register