Group of kids lifting up a hanging craft they made at Nature Camp


2021 Nature Explorers Day Camp 

Children ages 7-12 will love spending a day off school having an outdoor adventure and connecting with nature during these fun day camps! Campers will enjoy hours of fun learning all about the great outdoors from a master naturalist. Activities include crafts, games, and the chance to see wildlife up close!

Winter Day Camp

Theme: Winter Out We Go!

Spring Break Day Camp

Theme: Our Amazing Atmosphere!

Mon, Feb 15

12 to 3 pm


Sledding (if snow)

Animal Tracking

Ice Magic

Winter Habitats

Tue, Mar 30

11 to 3:30 pm


Weather Tracking

Data Collection

Weather While Hiking

Climates Big & Small

Wed, Mar 31

11 to 3:30 pm


Kite Making

Kite Flying

Wind Observation

Tracking Wind Patterns

Thu, Apr 1

11 to 3:30 pm


Light, Shadows & Snow

"Collect" Sunlight

Shadow Play

Real/Faux Snow


What Campers  Learn

Campers explore the varied habitats that the nature preserve has to offer and enjoy collecting & observing the many things we see and find.

Our camp fosters teamwork, respect for one another, and the environment.

Earth systems science (how everything in the environment works as a system) is at the core of our learning adventures.

Cancellation Policy:
Please contact us ASAP if your child will be unable to attend camp. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the scheduled camp date to receive a refund. You will be refunded the camp fee minus a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be issued with less than 14 business days notice. Beech Creek Gardens will only cancel a camp due to severe weather warnings and extremely high winds.

A typical day at camp goes something like this...

  • Welcome, introductions, news and important stuff, prep to head out on the adventure

  • Adventure time (see topics listed by dates

  • Lunch (spring break camp & summer camp)

  • Outdoor games / outdoor activity

  • Art, craft or construction (build something) activity

  • Snack time

  • Free time at Nature Playce

  • Head for home

Questions? Please call (330) 829-7050 or email the camp instructor, Nancy Baker-Cazan at

Bring: Sack lunch, water bottle, backpack for your "stuff"

Clothing: Campers will be outside more of the time, so dress for the weather (layers are best), bring extra socks, boots & lots of smiles

COVID-19 Modifications

We are adhering to all mandatory protocols for day camps as outlined by the state of Ohio.

Read our Reopening Plan to view a list of all the precautions in place at Beech Creek Gardens.

You can sign up for one, some or all of the camp days.

Space is limited. Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting each camp date to 18 campers per day (9 campers per adult).

In order to not exceed these new limits, we are only accepting online registration and payment, so that we can most accurately control the number of registrations.

Register & pay online only here.

Note: If a camp date is full, we can add your name to a waiting list for that date if you wish. Please email the camp instructor, Nancy Baker-Cazan at


February 15

  • Non-Members: $20 per child

  • Members: $15 per child

March 30 & 31, April 1

  • Non-Members: $27.50 per day per child

  • Members: $22.50 per day per child

Drop Off & Pick Up Times

(Occurs 15 minutes before & after the camp duration)

February 15

  • Camp: 12-3 pm

  • Drop off: 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

  • Pick up: 3:00 - 3:15 pm

March 30 & 31, April 1

  • Camp: 11 am - 3:30 pm

  • Drop off: 10:45 - 11:00 am

  • Pick up: 3:30 - 3:45 pm

  1. Online payment is required before registering your camper(s). Visit our online store here on to add all your selected camp dates to your cart and pay for all of them in one transaction.

    If the site prevents you from adding quantities, then that specific camp date has reached the 18 person limit and you will be unable to add additional quantities to your cart.

    Members - During online checkout, enter promo code CampMember to receive your $5 discount per camp day.

    If you would like to become a member, you may use the member promo code and please also add a membership to your cart here. For more information about becoming a member, click here.

    You will receive a payment confirmation email after purchasing your camp dates.


  2. Within 3 days after paying, you will receive an email from our camp instructor, Nancy Baker-Cazan, with a link to complete an online registration form for each camper.

  3. After submitting the online registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with all your responses for your records and also a link to download the "How to Prepare Your Camper" information packet.

Camp Registration Protocol

How to Register


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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.