• Enter the “Camper of the Week Contest”

    Camping is full of rewards of its own: fresh air, Nature’s sights and sounds, the calming influence of a campfire, and priceless time with family — or just yourself and the Great Outdoors. Within Geauga Park District, four parks offer clean, safe and scenic primitive and lean-to camping opportunities that offer something for everyone to enjoy.

    Now, Geauga Park District’s Camper of the Week Contest will also reward one lucky camper or camping family each week with a $50 Walmart gift card courtesy of Geauga Cares4U (State Rep. Diane Grendell, Pat Preston, Howard Bates & Judge Tim Grendell).

    Wednesday, June 24, is the contest kick-off, and entries will be accepted weekly through the following Tuesday all summer long, concluding with the final week beginning Wednesday, September 2.

    Not sure where to camp? Learn more about camping in your parks, and make your reservation, at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org under Activities, then Camping. (Please note that campsites must be reserved online at least seven days prior to the reservation or by phone before 4 p.m. the day of the reservation, as walk-up/first-come-first-served camping is no longer permitted.)

    To enter the contest, just send a picture of yourself and/or your family posing with your campsite, taken within the week you are entering, to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org with name, age, hometown, date, campsite location in the email body and “Camper of the Week Contest” in the email subject line. Contest Rules: To qualify to win, campers or camping families must reside in Geauga County, and entry photos must have been taken at a Geauga Park District campsite within the week of entry. Campers may enter weekly for a chance to win, but win only once. Winners will be chosen by Geauga Park District Executive Director John Oros. Winning photos and names may also appear on our social media or publicity materials.

    “Geauga Park District has a lot to offer in 32 primitive campsites at four parks,” Oros said. “Big Creek Park, Chickagami Park, Headwaters Park and The West Woods all offer different experiences, and I can’t think of a better way to experience the sights and sounds of Nature, and everything else these parks have to offer, than by staying overnight with your family. Enjoy!”

    Please remember be courteous to others while camping and practice safe social distancing — and good luck!