Our camps focus on hands-on experiences with the natural world.

Campers will develop skills, go hiking, make crafts, sing songs, explore their national park, and more. This is a unique way for your children to experience the wonder of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. All camps are ACA accredited.

 

Theater Camp-Acting Out(side) | June 25-29, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp |  July 9 – 13, 2018

     Camp – ology | July 23 – 27, 2018

Junior Ranger Day Camp | July 30 – August 3, 2018

Leadership in Training

Peter Wilson

Theater Camp-Acting Out(side)

Monday, June 25th-Friday, June 29th

Have your camper join us and our co-facilitators Magical Theatre Company for a week of acting, voice, and stage skills with the beauty of Ohio’s only National Park. Cuyahoga Valley National Park becomes the stage as campers learn to express themselves creatively through drama. The week will conclude with a final performance at 5:00pm Friday.

Entering grades 4-11 in Fall, 2018

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm (no after care available on Fridays)

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*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

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NPS

Junior Ranger Day Camp

Monday, July 9th-Friday, July 13th

In this unique day program, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard. From hands-on science to hiking among towering deciduous and coniferous trees, your venturesome explorer will discover the wonder and beauty of the great outdoors. They will learn about the tiny critters living in the soil and the red-tailed hawk perched in the hemlock tree at this engaging, adventurous camp. By the end of the week, your child will have earned their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge!

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm (no aftercare available on Fridays)

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*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

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Melanie Nesteruk

Camp – ology

Monday, July 23rd-Friday, July 27th

Camp-ology is specifically designed for your little science enthusiast! From seeing firsthand the rocks that form in Cuyahoga Valley to discovering the hidden ecosystems of our ponds and streams, your child will discover their favorite “ology” through hands-on learning and exploration at this engaging day camp. We will keep minds sharp over the summer break by discovering different branches of science through immersive hikes and hands-on science experiments. With each day of camp, your inquisitive scientist will indulge in the wonders of our natural world while building lasting friendships in a safe environment.

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm

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*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

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Emily Schreiber

Junior Ranger Day Camp

Monday, July 30th-Friday, August 3rd 

In this unique day program, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard. From hands-on science to hiking among towering deciduous and coniferous trees, your venturesome explorer will discover the wonder and beauty of the great outdoors. They will learn about the tiny critters living in the soil and the red-tailed hawk perched in the hemlock tree at this engaging, adventurous camp. By the end of the week, your child will have earned their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge!

Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by age.

Before Care 8-9am

After Care 3-5pm (no after care available on Fridays)

Click the registration button for pricing

*If choosing the deposit option, an email will be sent for your final payment two weeks prior to camp. 

REGISTER

Leadership in Training (LIT) Volunteer Opportunity

The Leadership in Training (LIT) program is an opportunity for youth entering grades 10th – 12 in the fall of 2018 to volunteer between 40 – 120 hours in Cuyahoga Valley National Park this summer.  LITs will be trained to be counselors and support our program instructors and camp administrators. LITs will be introduced to campers (aged 6-12) just like program instructors and will be responsible for providing supervision for campers alongside staff. Throughout the week, LITs will be trained on essential leadership skills and explore the education center’s campus with program instructors.  Apply below and select to volunteer one or more of the following weeks: July 9th – 13th, July 23rd – July 27th, or July 30th -August 3rd.

ACA Accreditation

ACA Accreditation means that this camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association® collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.