What’s new with Geauga Park District’s Adventure Day Camps this summer?
“We got a new set of fishing poles!” said Naturalist Karie Wheaton. “Also, campers will be fishing and hiking at Big Creek Park this year. They were at Beartown Lakes Reservation last year and didn’t do the hiking portion. I think it will be a popular addition.”
Plus, all biking this year will begin at Headwaters Park, allowing campers to explore the newly paved section of The Maple Highlands Trail that stretches to Middlefield.
Geauga Park District’s 7th annual camps will be offered in week-long form for youth entering grades 5-7 the weeks of June 10, July 8, July 15, July 29 and August 5. The week of June 24, a Junior Naturalist Camp for this age group will also direct the focus to streams, lakes and forests for discovery of insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, astronomy and more.
For teens entering grades 8-10, week-long experiences will be the weeks of June 17 and July 22. Both of these weeks will include the popular high ropes course fun at Claridon Woodlands. Plus, single-day “X-Treme Adventures” will be held July 1 (the all-new Wilderness Skills), July 2 (Kayak Challenge), July 3 (Natural History) and July 5 (Adventure Day, which includes the high ropes course).
Every camper parent who replied to last year’s survey said their child would return this year – with the exception of three who were aging out.
“Both my kids had a great time,” one wrote. “The counselors are great with the kids, and everyone seemed to have fun.”
“Great program!” wrote another. “Kept our daughter active.”
“Keep up the good work!”
A week of camp costs $150 for Geauga residents or $175 for out-of-county residents. Phone-in registration begins March 20 at 440-286-9516. Also at this time, the button below will lead to a list of all available options.