TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS 2021

METRO PARKS 2021 SUMMER CAMP – PARENT HANDBOOK     (Click here for AGE SPECIFIC CAMPS)
 
COVID-19 – Guidelines for Summer Camps
 
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS – for Campers Ages 6–12
Camps at Blendon Woods, Highbanks Dragonfly Day Camp, Homestead & Scioto Grove AND For Campers Ages 6-8 at Highbanks Northern Shelter

 
 

SURVIVE THE FOREST

Do you have what it takes to survive the forest? We’ll spend our week learning about best outdoor practices as we explore campfire cooking, primitive water purification, shelter building, wayfinding and wilderness first aid. Get ready for a week full of recreation and skills-based activities. Fishing, creeking, and a cookout will also be provided. Campers should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes a t-shirt and daily snacks.

WEEK 1: June 14–18
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

WEEK 2: July 12–16
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

Blendon Woods
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Dragonfly Day Camp
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Northern Shelter
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Homestead
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Scioto Grove
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2


POLLINATOR POWER

Fly in to a week all about pollinators as we explore species diversity, build a giant flower and host a Chopped style challenge with food produced thanks to pollinators! Fishing, creeking, and a cookout will also be provided. Campers should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes a t-shirt and daily snacks.

WEEK 1: June 21–25
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

WEEK 2: July 19–23
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

Blendon Woods
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Dragonfly Day Camp
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Northern Shelter
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Homestead
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Scioto Grove
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2


TALONS AND TEETH

What makes the ultimate animal hunter? Some predators use size, strength, or speed. Others hide, make traps, use venom or work together as a team to help capture their prey. Throughout the week we’ll design the perfect predator, make an owl costume, perform predator/prey relationship skits and examine traits such as talons, teeth and more. Fishing, creeking, and a cookout will also be provided. Campers should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes a t-shirt and daily snack.

WEEK 1: June 28–30 (3-day Camp)
Fee: $90 (Franklin County Residents) / $100 (Non-Residents)
This week not available at Highbanks Norther Shelter

WEEK 2: July 26–30
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

Blendon Woods
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Dragonfly Day Camp
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Northern Shelter
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Homestead
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Scioto Grove
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2


NATURAL SCIENCES

Put on your lab coat and safety goggles and head on over to Metro Parks summer camp to learn about the science behind the great outdoors! In this camp you will learn about how fruits and vegetables grow, how to make rainbows, and more. You’ll even get to take home your own galaxy in a jar. End the week with a day focused on sustainability- how to keep our earth clean and healthy. Fishing, creeking, and a cookout will also be provided. Campers should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes a t-shirt and daily snacks.

WEEK 1: July 6–9 (4-day Camp)
Fee: $120 (Franklin County Residents) / $145 (Non-Residents)
This week not available at Highbanks Northern Shelter

WEEK 2: August 2–6
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

Blendon Woods
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Dragonfly Day Camp
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Highbanks – Northern Shelter
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Homestead
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2

Scioto Grove
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2


CALLING ALL CAMPERS

Celebrate an awesome summer as we say goodbye to the 2021 Camp Season in this week-long outdoor adventure! Whether you’ve already attended camp or this is your first week, campers will have a blast celebrating the spirit of camp by playing games, making crafts, and exploring the park. Fishing, creeking and a cookout are also included. Campers should wear athletic shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes a t-shirt and daily snacks.

WEEK 1: August 9–13
Fee: $150 (Franklin County Residents) / $175 (Non-Residents)

Blendon Woods
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1

Highbanks – Dragonfly Day Camp
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1

Highbanks – Northern Shelter
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1

Homestead
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1

Scioto Grove
AGES 6-8 (Registration)         WEEK 1
AGES 8-12 (Registration)       WEEK 1