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2017 Cincinnati Parks' Summer Nature Day Camps

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FULL DESCRIPTIONS IN PRINTABLE FORM FOR ALL OF THE CAMPS OFFERED AND OUR TEEN COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM, PLEASE CLICK HERE . Online registration continues below.

 

 NEW THIS SUMMER:

STANBERY CAMPS are now scheduled for the 1st week of the season:  June 12 - 16 

ONE WEEK of Preschool Discovery Mornings and NatureCamps in the Parks at Mount Airy Forest
July 31- August 4.

At Trailside Nature Center:

- Stars Wars - Going Rogue! Camp
   July 10 - 14


At LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center:
- Narnia - Prince Caspian Camp:
   July 17 - 21 
- Harry Potter's Secret of the Chamber Camp:
   July 24 - 28
- Pokémon Camp: 
   July 31 - August 4

 
 

 



DISCOVERY MORNINGS IN PARKS (Ages 3½ – 5)
*Monday - Friday, 9:45 - 11:45am
Children must have turned 3 by January 1, 2017 and be toilet trained. Each day features a different aspect of the "COLORS!” theme. Campers enjoy hikes, active games, animal encounters, crafts, songs and more. As much as possible, children are grouped by age.
*Week of July 3 at French Park does not have camp on 7/4. 

NEW LOCATION: July 31 - August 4 at Mt. Airy Forest 

Program repeats; register for ONE session only.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THESE SPECIFIC CAMPS AND FEE INFO (PDF)

 


NATURECAMPS IN PARKS (Ages 5-12)
5 year olds must be entering 1st grade in Fall, 2017.
*Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Theme this year: Amazing Animals and Classifications
Held entirely outdoors, campers participate in active fun centered around a new theme each summer. Children are divided into groups by age. The Friday cookout is a popular activity at camp. 
*Week of July 3 at French Park does not have camp on 7/4.

NEW LOCATION: July 31 - August 4 at Mt. Airy Forest 


To ensure room for everyone, register for no more than 2 of the NatureCamp sessions listed for the summer.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THESE SPECIFIC CAMPS AND FEE INFO (PDF)

 




 

LABOITEAUX NATURE CENTER
5400 Lanius Ln near College Hill / Northside

ART-topia Camp ages 5 (entering 1st grd) - 8
9:30am - 3pm, July 3 - 7, (no camp on 7/4)   

Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Camp   
ages 6 (entering 1st grade) - 12, 9:30am - 3pm, June 19 - 23


NEW Narnia: Prince Caspian Camp
ages 6 (entering 1st grade) - 12     
9:30am - 3pm, July 17 - 21  

Pokémon Camp
ages 6 (entering 1st grade) - 12
9:30am - 3pm, July 31 - August 4


H. Potter's Stone of a Sorcerer, ages 7 - 12,
9:30am - 3pm, June 12 - 16 

H. Potter's Secret of the Chamber, ages 7 - 12,
9:30am - 3pm, July 24 - 28  


ART-rageous Camp, ages 9 - 13
9:30am - 3pm, July 10 - 14

REVAMPED Outdoor Skills Camp, ages 10 - 14,
9:30am - 3pm, June 26 - 30
(daytime adventures only; all activities on site!)


CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE SPECIFIC CAMPS AND FEE INFO (PDF)

 




TRAILSIDE NATURE CENTER, BURNET WOODS
3400 Brookline Drive near Clifton / Univ. of Cincinnati

GRAND! Camp, ages 3 - 4, grandchild with grandparent
10am - 1pm, July 5 - 7, (Wed - Fri)  
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF GRAND! CAMP (PDF)

 

Preschool Camps, ages 4 - 5,  (preKdg), 10am - 1pm  
New activities for each week!  
Habitat Hunt: June 19 - 23

Movers and Shakers: July 17 - 21

Urban Safari Camps
ages 6 (entering 1st grade) - 8,  9:30am - 3pm
Register for only 1 session
Session 1: June 12 - 16  
Session 2: July 31 - August 4
 
NEW Star Wars: Going Rogue!  a
ges 9 - 12
9:30am - 3pm, July 10 - 14 

Mission to Mars Camp
, ages 9 - 12
9:30am - 3pm, July 24 - 28


 CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE SPECIFIC CAMPS AND FEE INFO (PDF)

 



CALIFORNIA WOODS NATURE CENTER
5400 Kellogg Ave near Calif. / Anderson Twp

Preschool Camps, ages 4-5, (PreKdg), 10am - 1pm
Register for only 1 session 
Session 1: June 26 - 30
Session 2: July 24 - 28

Nature Detectives
ages 6 (entering 1st grade) - 8, 9:30am - 3pm
Register for only 1 session
Session 1: June 19 - 23  
Session 2: July 17 - 21  

Creek Week, ages 7 - 9, 9
:30am - 3pm
Register for only 1
Session 1: June 12 - 16
Session 2: July 3 - 7 (no camp: 7/4)  


Nature Art & Theater, ages 7 - 9, 9:30am-3pm, July 10 - 14   

Outdoor Skills, ages 10 - 13, July 31 - August 4  
9:30am - 3pm (Mon. - Wed), Campout: Thurs. 7pm - Fri. 9am

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE SPECIFIC CAMPS AND FEE INFO (PDF)

 


PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES NOTED BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING

Camps are non-refundable and can not be reduced for partial attendance.

Camp registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please only register for the camps your child can attend and which do not conflict with other summer plans you may have. Camp fees may not be prorated for any days of camp missed due to weather cancellations (see below for more information), homesickness, voluntary withdrawal, behavior challenges, illness or injury.

If you are unable to use your registration for the child listed on the camp, you can transfer it to another immediate family member or choose a new camp if spots are available. All transfers have to be coordinated by our Bettman main office staff at 513-321-6208. ANY TRANSFERS NOT COORDINATED BY OUR OFFICE WILL BE NULL AND VOID. Any changes to a camp registration need to be made by 9am on the Friday before the chosen camp week. 

If you would like to donate your camp spot, please call our main office at 513-321-6208.

Due to the popularity of our camps, we will provide a wait list for all sold out camps in case of a cancellation.  Call 513-321-6208 to be placed on the list.  You should check weekly for openings that may occur in previously sold out camps. Parents will NOT be able to sell their camp registration on the wait list. 

Age Appropriateness and Grouping Reminders

Camp Groups: Campers are divided into groups of similarly-aged children for the week's activities. Camp provides an excellent opportunity to make new friends in a fun-filled environment. If your child would like to be placed with one special friend, please name that child on the registration form. 
We can place children with the requested friend only if both children request to be placed together, the children are close in age and space is available.

Age Appropriateness of Campers Registered: The age range per camp is clearly stated on the website and attached materials. Parents should pay close attention and review this before registering campers. For example, a child must be at least 5 and entering 1st grade to be registered for all FULL DAY camps (9:30am - 3:00pm).
If a child of the wrong age is registered for a camp, you will be notified by our main office and we will try to accommodate you in another camp but we can not provide a refund.

Please call 321-6208 with questions.

Weather Conditions

For NatureCamps and Preschool Discovery Mornings in the Parks:
These camps are held completely outdoors in large neighborhood parks without indoor facilities that can accommodate large groups of children. If severe weather (thunderstorms and heavy rain) is predicted during the start or end of camp, a delayed start or early dismissal may occur. If severe weather is predicted for extended hours during camp, these camps may be canceled. Outdoor activities continue during a light rain. If a camp is canceled for the day, parents will be notified by email at least an hour before the starting time. No refund will be given for a canceled camp day. 

For the camps occurring at California Woods, LaBoiteaux Woods and Trailside Nature Center, the buildings provide a safe haven during severe weather (thunderstorms and heavy rain). Camp activities will occur indoors until the severe weather has passed; outdoor activities continue during a light rain.

During heat alerts at all camps, hiking and other lively activities occur earlier in the day and quieter activities later.

Step 1: Summer Camp Selection and Registration

Please remember that several camps have repeated sessions and restrict the number of camps you can register for in that series:  
- only 2 of the NatureCamps in Parks
- only 1 of the Preschool Discovery Mornings in Parks
- only 1 of the Preschool Camps, Nature Detectives Camps and Creek Weeks at California Woods
- only 1 of the Urban Safari Camps at Trailside Nature Center

CHANGES TO CAMP REGISTRATION: All requests for registration changes must be made by 9am on the Friday prior to the chosen camp.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please fill in all of the following to register for camp. Enter one child's info at a time. Fields that show an * are required fields that must be completed.  After you complete the first page of registration, you will be able to return here to add more children/camps in a single transaction. Look for the words ADD ANOTHER CAMP/CAMPER in the top right section of the second page.

You will receive an email confirmation once registration is complete. There is a $3.00 administrative fee.

Online registrations end at 9am on the Friday before the camp starts.  If you would like to check the availability of camp spots after the deadline, please call our main office, the Bettman Center, at 513-321-6208 on Monday before 8:30am.


Currently SOLD OUT camps: 
All at California Woods
All Preschool Discovery Mornings at Ault plus French 1 & 3
All NatureCamps at Ault plus French 1
Pokémon, Outdoor Skills, both Narnias & both Harry Potter's at LaBoiteaux Wds
GRAND Camp, Habitat Hunt Preschool Camp Mission to Mars and Star Wars at Trailside 

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