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Metroparks Summer Camps

Summer is prime time for adventure, building new skills, making memories and learning about the natural world around you. Whether it's kayaking at Oak Openings or chasing insects through the meadow at Wildwood, Metroparks offers opportunities for kids to connect with nature and get outside this summer.

Camp registration opens on February 1, 2020. Fee includes a t-shirt for all children. All participants should bring a packed lunch and a reusable water bottle each day.

Early Bird prices are valid until May 31st. Families with more than one child can take advantage of the multi-child discount until May 31st: sign-up more than one child at a time for camp and receive an additional $10 discount off the price for the other child (children). 

Families who sign up a child for more than one week of camp can take advantage of the multi-week discount until May 31st. Sign up a child for two or more weeks of camp and receive an additional $10 discount off your additional week(s) of camp. Member's discounts are also available. There is a camp for every family's budget and financial assistance is available. 

For camp registration assistance call 419-407-9789

For additional information call 419-407-9704

Below is a list of camps being offered in 2020.   

Click Here to apply for Summer Camp Scholarships


Virtual Summer Camps

All materials provided and delivered to your doorstep! Log-on to Nature this summer with Metroparks Virtual Camps. Each week of camp is different and includes exclusive experiences and engagement through age-appropriate hands-on activities including virtual escape rooms, crafts, games and special guest appearances from our partners at Nature’s Nursery and The Toledo Museum of Art. Register for one week, multiple weeks or join mid-summer. An internet connected device with a camera is required. Campers will receive a delivery of a week’s worth of materials 1-3 days prior to the beginning of each camp week. The delivery includes materials for 10 games, crafts or activities and access to five exclusive interactive live naturalist talks. Naturalist talks will occur Monday-Friday 11am-11:45am. Camp T-shirts will be made available for purchase separately and mailed. Fee: $25, Reservations

Ages 3 to 5

Ages 5 to 7

Ages 8 to 12


Art of Nature Virtual Camp
(Ages 8 to 12)

Metroparks Memories delivered to your doorstep! Log-on to Nature this summer with Metroparks Virtual Camps. Campers will engage in exclusive age-appropriate art-based activities exploring nature through many mediums, including writing, painting, drawing, music, and more. An internet connected device with a camera is required. Campers will receive a delivery of all required materials for the week's art activities 1-3 days prior to the beginning of the camp. The delivery includes materials for 10 games, crafts or activities and access to five exclusive interactive live talks from Metroparks Toledo Naturalists and our friends at the Toledo Museum of Art. Live talks will occur Monday-Friday 11am-11:45am. Camp T-shirts will be made available for purchase separately and mailed.  $25, Reservations

June 29 through July 3 [Register]
Monday through Friday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

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Wee Workshop Camp
(Child Only Ages 3 to 5)

It is never too early to discover your Metroparks! Join us for a week filled with nature-related activities including crafts, storytime, and nature walks all focused around going green. Dress for outdoor play, and bring a water bottle. Children should be toilet independent. Fee $95 (Members $85), Reservations

JULY 27 THROUGH 31 [Register]
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to Noon
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

Outdoor Explorers Camp
(Ages 5 to 7)

There is so much to discover at the Metroparks all it takes is some exploration! During this week-long adventure, campers will learn the importance of "going green" as they meet the plants, animals and habitats that need our help. Through immersive nature walks, searches for critters, hands-on experiments, crafts, games, archery and canoeing, campers will gain a greater appreciation for our ecosystem and learn fun and exciting ways to help it. Camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack is provided. Fee: $160 (Members $150), Reservations

 

JULY 6 THROUGH 10 [Waitlist
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

JULY 20 THROUGH 24 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge

AUGUST 3 THROUGH 7 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wildwood Preserve. Metroparks Hall

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Nature Camp
(Ages 8 to 12)

Going green is not just about recycling, although that is important. How we interact with nature, learn from history, and use science can have an impact on the earth. Join us for a week-long adventure combining immersive outdoor exploration in the parks, hands-on activities, games, crafts and outdoor skills like archery, canoeing and tree climbing. Bring a friend or make a new one here as you learn more about keeping the earth clean, safe and natural. Camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. Fee: $200 (Members $190), Reservations 

JULY 13 THROUGH 17 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall

JULY 27 THROUGH 31 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge

Paddling Camp
(Ages 8 to 12)

Beat the heat and make a splash at this action-packed week-long camp! Build techniques and teamwork skills as you learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in a safe and fun environment. Paddling Camp includes in-water activities so campers should be prepared to get wet. The camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. NEW for 2020 on Thursday evening enjoy an overnight camping experience and glow paddle after dark (campers must be accompanied by an adult). Registration for this overnight experience is included in the camp fee. Fee: $250 (Members $240), Reservations 

JULY 13 THROUGH 17 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blue Creek Nona France

 

 

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Outdoor Skills Academy
(Ages 8 to 12)

New for 2020! Can't choose just one outdoor skill to hone for the summer? This sampler camp will immerse campers in a new outdoor skill every day. From learning new paddle strokes to sharpening your wilderness survival skills, taking your tree climbing skills to new heights or giving archery a shot this camp has it all! Outdoor Skills Academy camp content is designed for the skills and abilities of campers age 8 to 12 and is not appropriate for younger children. The camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. Fee: $225 (Members $215), Reservations 

AUGUST 3 THROUGH 7 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center

Survival Camp 
(Ages 8 to 12)

Shelter, water, fire and food! Do you know the basics needed to survive in the out-of-doors? Campers will work with nature to practice techniques and sharpen survival skills to feel at home in the globally unique Oak Openings wilderness during this exciting and active camp! The camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. NEW for 2020 on Thursday evening enjoy an overnight camping experience (camper must be accompanied by an adult). Registration for this overnight experience is included in the camp fee. Fee: $250 (Members $240), Reservations

JULY 6 THROUGH 10 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge

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Mountain Biking Camp
(Ages 11 to 14)

NEW for 2020! Further your mountain biking skills and your love for adventure at Metroparks newest summer camp experience. Campers will learn bike maintenance, mountain biking essentials and the fundamental skills required to safely conquer the trail. Mountain biking camp content is designed for the skills and abilities of those campers aged 11 to 14 and is not appropriate for younger children. All campers must be able to ride their bikes, use the brakes and shift gears. This camp is suitable for beginner to intermediate riders. All campers will need to supply their own bike and helmet. The camp will be held daily, with rainy day program options if necessary. A daily snack will be provided. Fee: $225 (Members $215), Reservations

JULY 27 THROUGH 31 [Waitlist]
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse

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