Summer Camps

It’s only natural to turn to Metroparks for summer camps. Find the right adventure-whether it’s a journey back in time, or learning new skills like archery, paddling, fishing and nature exploration.

Registration Opens February 1

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 till May 15th: sign up more than one child at a time for camp and receive a 10% discount off the price for the other child (children). The 10% discount will apply to the lowest cost camp(s). That’s on top of the Early Bird discount – so register today by calling 419-407-9700. The multi-child discount is not available to online registrants.


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

Become enchanted with the wonders of nature. Experience birds, flowers, butterflies and animals while playing alongside your child. Outdoor adventurers, crafts, stories and hands-on activities await. 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, $67.50, $57.50 members. [Register]

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 10 a.m. to Noon, Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $67.50, $57.50 members. [Register]

Wee Workshop: Child only
(Ages 3-5)

Spending time playing outdoors has benefited kids for generations. Drop off your child and spend some time refreshing yourself while your child focuses on developing their bodies, minds and senses. Chasing insects, balancing on logs, climbing and splashing in puddles will foster your child's physical development. Cognitive skills and imagination will be heightened by exploring the natural world, asking questions and making predictions. Children 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, $85.50, $75.50 members [Register]

Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $85.50, $75.50 members. [Register]

Outdoor Explorers Camp
(Ages 5-7)

Hey Kids, come outside and play in a week long adventure. Chase insects, spy on birds and track animals through the park. Hands-on experiments, games, crafts and activities included. Challenge yourself to try canoeing, archery, fishing and stream exploration 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, $135, $125 members. [Register]

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $135, $125 members. [Register]

Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $135, $125 members. [Register]

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $135, $125 members. [Register]

Park Adventure Camp
(Ages 5-7)

An adventure awaits you each day, whether it's hiking, archery, animal tracking, science inquiry or pedal boating the pond. Get outside and make new friends. 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 $103.50, $93.50 members. [Register]

Nature Camp
(Ages 8-12)

An outdoor adventure is waiting for you at the Metroparks. Explore the trails, search for animals and splash into fun. Hands-on activities, games and crafts will have you searching for animals all across the park. Challenge yourself to try canoeing, archery, fishing and stream exploration during field trips. Don't be bored this summer, stay active. 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 day. 

Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, $189, $179 members. [Register]

Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Side Cut, Lamb Center, $189, $179 members. [Register]

Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, $189, $179 members. [Register]

Survival Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Food, water and shelter are taken for granted most of the time, but what if you were lost in the wilderness and had to fend for yourself? Campers face and learn to overcome obstacles encountered when  trying to survive primitive conditions. Individual and team skills through hands-on activities will keep campers very active and in the outdoors. 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, $117, $107 members. [Register]

Paddling Camp
(Ages 8-12)

Get ready for a fun and action packed week on the water filled with paddlesports, skill building and teamwork. Campers will learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding while exploring  how 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, $135, $125 members. [Register]

Pioneering Arts
(Ages 8-12)

Nature is the greatest artist of all and ancestors harnessed it to make beautiful and useful things. Campers will explore natural dyes, weaving, tin punching and other traditional arts of the past. An appreciation and understand of nature, history and art is sure to evolve during this creative week. 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, $94.50, $84.50 members. [Register]

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, $117, $107 members. [Register]

American Indian Adventure Camp
(Ages 8-14)

Get ready to head 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, $94.50, $84.50 members. [Register]

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, $144, $134 members. [Register]

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, $117, $107 members. [Register]

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, $198, $188 members. [Register]

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 $184.50, $174.50 members. [Register]

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