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!
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.
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
Free time at Nature Playce
Head for home
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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
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.
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.
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