Summer Camps

Metroparks summer camps are the natural choice for kids who love to be outdoors. Choose the adventure that's right for you.

Check out all the new summer camps available this year. There's a summer camp for every family budget, and financial assistance is available. (See application for financial assistance on this page.)   

Families with more than one child can take advantage of the multi-child discount. Register today by calling 419-407-9700. The multi-child discount is not available to online registrants.


Wee Workshop Camp with an Adult

Wee Workshop: Child with an Adult
(Ages 3-5)
 

Become enchanted with the wonders of nature. Kids will learn and play alongside their parent or guardian. Outdoor adventures, crafts, stories and hands-on activities are all part of this fun week designed especially for preschoolers. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt and a daily snack. Register participating children only.

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 10 a.m. to Noon, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, $75, $65 members. [Register]

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to Noon, Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $75, $65 members. [Register]

Wee Workshop Camp

Wee Workshop: Child only
(Ages 3-5)

Chase insects, balance on logs, climb, splash - and grow. Wee Workshop is a stimulating experience for little explorers. Children will stretch their muscles and their imaginations in educational nature play. (Parents may want to spend each two-hour session exploring the park on their own.) Kids should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt and a daily snack. 

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 1 to 3 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, $95, $85 members [Register]

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $95, $85 members. [Register]

 

Outdoor Explorers Camp

Outdoor Explorers Camp
(Ages 5-7)

Search for bugs, spy on birds and track animals through the park. Hands-on experiments, games, crafts and activities are part of this week-long, outdoor adventure. Paddle a canoe, shoot arrows, fish in a stream and explore other parks during field trips. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, field trip transportation and a daily snack. 
 

Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $150, $140 members. [Register]

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $150, $140 members. [Register]

Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $150, $140 members. [Register]

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $150, $140 members. [Register]

 

Park Adventure Camp

Park Adventure Camp
(Ages 5-7)

Hiking, archery, animal tracking, science projects, pedal boats on a pond -- every day is a new adventure at Adventure Camp. Learn new ways to enjoy the outdoors with the new friends you will make during the week. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt and a daily snack. 

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center $115, $105 members. [Register]

 

Nature Camp

Nature Camp
(Ages 8-12)

Pick a park to explore: Wildwood, Side Cut or Oak Openings. Spend a week getting to know the nature in that park and taking field trips to others. Fishing, archery, games, crafts and more are packed into a fun, active week away. Bring a friend or meet one here. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, field trip transportation and a daily snack. 

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $210, $200 members. [Register]

Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Side Cut, Lamb Center, $210, $200 members. [Register]

Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $210, $200 members. [Register]

 

Survival Camp

Survival Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Could you survive if you were lost in the wilderness? At Survival Camp, campers learn to fend for themselves in the wild, building skills and self confidence while having fun with new friends. Hands-on activities will keep campers outdoors and active. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt. This camp pairs with American Indian Adventures Camp for a full day experience. Register for each camp separately.

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 1 to 4 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, $130, $120 members. [Register]

 

Paddling Camp

Paddling Camp
(Ages 8-12)

Get ready for a fun, action-packed week on the water. Campers will learn the basics of paddle sports -- canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding -- as well as important skills to stay safe on the water. Fee includes a t-shirt.

Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 1 to 4 p.m., Blue Creek Conservation Area, Nona France Area, $150, $140 members. [Register]

 

Pioneering Arts Camp

Pioneering Arts
(Ages 8-12)

Bring your creativity! Nature is the greatest artist and teacher of all. Campers will explore natural dyes, weaving, tin punching and other traditional arts while developing an appreciation and understanding of nature, history and art. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, all equipment and supplies used.

Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 1 to 4 p.m., Providence, Heritage Center, $105, $95 members. [Register]

 

Archery Camp

Archery Camp
(Ages 8-12)

The perfect camp for all the young Katnisses and Green Arrows out there. Attendees will transform from 'campers' into 'archers' over five days of basic archery instruction. We will start at square one, so no prior archery experience is required. Our journey will end with a friendly competition on Friday. Ready, aim, fire! Fee includes a t-shirt.

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Westwinds, Turkey Foot Shelter, $130, $120 members. [Register]

 

American Indian Adventure Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Travel back in time. Learn to live as the American Indians of the Maumee Valley did. Throw an atlatl, build a wigwam, cook native foods, play games and hear stories. Your day will be packed with exciting new experiences. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt. This camp pairs with Survival Camp for a full day experience. Register for each camp separately.

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. to Noon, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, $105, $95 members. [Register]

 

Time Travelers Camp

Time Travelers Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Would you survive early Ohio? Settlers had their own special ways to survive in the dense forests and swamplands. Each day, we will travel to a different time period and learn atlatl throwing skills, what life was life for soldiers in the 1700's, how to cook outdoors like the early settlers, navigate the Ohio canal system and much more. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, field trip transportation and a snack each day. 

Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 9 to 3 p.m., Side Cut, Lamb Center, $160, $150 members. [Register]

 

Through the Lens Camp

Through the Lens Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Develop skills to capture and communicate nature's beauty in this one week camp. Campers will learn the basics of the camera's functions, composition and even unique ways to use their images. Campers' appreciation and understanding of nature is sure to evolve during afternoons exploring nature through a camera lens. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, use of cameras, equipment and supplies needed.

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 1 to 4 p.m., Secor, National Center for Nature Photography, $130, $120 members. [Register]

 

Art of Nature Camp

Art of Nature Camp
(Ages 8-16)

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 to the environment. Each day features new mediums, such as clay, paint and photography. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, use of equipment, supplies, field trip transportation and a daily snack.

Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $220, $210 members. [Register]

 

Fishing Camp

Fishing Camp
(Ages 10-15)

For the avid young angler, an opportunity to pursue some of the wonderful sport fish found in the waters of northwest Ohio. Anglers in this camp will be introduced to conventional fishing methods/techniques, rigging, fishing locations, as well as an introduction to fly fishing. We will progress from shore fishing, to wade fishing to canoe fishing. Rain or shine, camp will be held with plenty of rainy day options. Fee includes a t-shirt, all gear, tackle and materials. 

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 8 to 3 p.m., Side Cut, Lamb Center $205, $195 members. [Register]

Schedule an adventure made just for you by calling (419) 407-9700.