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SUMMER CAMPS

2022 Summer Adventure Day Camps

 Join us for a one-of-a-kind camp! Children aged 7-12 years will experience several enriching activities designed to spark their curiosity and creativity. Below are the different dates and activities for Summer Adventure Camps 2022. Feel free to sign up for as many as you wish.

Members! Use code: SummerMember for your member discount!

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How To Pay & Register

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Choose and pay for your desired dates HERE.

After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a password to the registration page. (Be sure to check your spam folder.)

Fill out the online registration form. Be sure all the required fields are filled then click the submit button at the bottom of the form.

June 8 & 9, Hit the Trails!

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Campers will get the chance to explore all of our trails and Miss Nancy's Secret Hide Outs. 

June 15 & 16, Kites Bubbles Windbags & Pinwheels!

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Kids will decorate & fly kites, mix up & test some awesome bubble stuff, and explore Bernoulli’s Principle with windbags and make some sensational pinwheels.

June 22 & 23, Fabulous Feathered Friends!

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Kids will get up-close encounters with the raptors and other birds at Raptor Hallow. Mr. Josh will lead and share exciting information about each bird. We will also collect natural materials and create enrichment toys for the sanctuary critters.

June 29 & 30 

Archery with ODNR

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Back by popular demand, our wildlife officer friends from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will again help campers learn about archery. Each camper will get to experience the thrill of using a bow and shooting an arrow under expert guidance. Don't worry if you have never done this before - you will have fun learning.

July 6 & 7, Splashing for Macros

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Yep - Our favorite day! Kids will be in the creek looking for crayfish and other aquatic life large enough to see without a microscope. Plan to get wet!

July 13 & 14, Get Buggy!

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It’s our day to visit the Butterfly House and caterpillar nursery, which is always a treat. Then we will hike up to the pollinator field and capture some exciting specimens for mounting and study. 

July 20 & 21, Lichen Hunt!

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It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere! Well, at least it is plentiful here. Kids will explore the woods and collect many different types of Lichen. Then, using magnifiers and microscopes, take a close look and learn all about their importance in our environment.

July 27 & 28, Snakes!

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Ohio is home to some fascinating snakes, several species call Beech Creek home. How many can you find? How many can we name? It's up to us to find them all! 

August 3 & 4, Let's Rewind!

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Our favorite activities from the summer packed in one day. 

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 $20 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.

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.

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Questions? Please call (330) 829-7050 or email education@beechcreekgardens.org.

Bring: Healthy lunch, water bottle, pump or lotion insect repellent (recommendations), and backpack (label all items with camper's name).

Clothing: We recommend campers wear comfortable, rugged clothes & shoes that can get muddy, or grass & dirt stained. Dress for the weather (layers are best), bring extra socks, and wear hiking boots or shoes. On water days, a change of clothing is recommended for the afternoon.

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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

How to Register

  1. Online payment is required before registering your camper(s). Visit our online store 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 25 person limit and you will be unable to add additional quantities to your cart.

    Members - During online checkout, enter promo code SummerMember to receive your discount.

    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.


     

  2. After payment, you will receive an email with a password to the registration page. 

Camp Registration Protocol

Pricing

  • Non-Members: $45.00 per day per child

  • Members: $40.00 per day per child

Drop Off & Pick Up Times

(Occurs 15 minutes before & after the camp duration)

  • Camp: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm

  • Drop off: 9:15 - 9:30 am

  • Pick up: 3:15 - 3:30 pm