Registration opens on Monday, February 9, 2015. Early bird pricing ends March 31.
Meet some of the cool critters that call streams, lakes and ponds home, as we explore the creeks of Sharon Woods and discover fossils from an ancient sea. Crafts, animal encounters and outdoor fun abound, so come join us as we celebrate the wonder of water!
We’ll explore and discover our native wildlife. Bugs, birds, snakes and frogs are a few of the many animals we will meet on this woodland adventure. A tasty snack will be provided. (Please notify the Naturalists of any food allergies prior to camp by calling 513-521-7275, ext. 240.)
Fairies, Gnomes & Neighbors
Explore the magical land of Sharon Woods. We will tell tall tree tales and make fairy houses and gnome homes from forest finds. Meet animals that live in the woods and learn all about them during this charming camp. A tasty snack will be provided. (Please notify the Naturalists of any food allergies prior to camp by calling 513-521-7275, ext. 240.)
Nature’s Myths & Mysteries
The wild is a weird and wonderful place, and we hear many stories about nature that seem too good to be true. Learn the truth to many nature myths while hiking, rolling over logs and getting up close and personal with live animals. We’ll design experiments, make crafts and discover how amazingly strange nature can be.
Creeks, Critters & Canoes
Get hands-on with some of the animals found in our Great Parks. Catch crayfish at the creek. Investigate what could be under the rocks. Learn what the bizarre array of animals tells us about the health of our streams. On our last day, we’ll take what we learned and get an up-close look at our waterways by canoeing around Winton Lake.
We’ll explore forests, creeks, meadows and more as we discover the amazing creatures that call Sharon Woods home. Along the way we’ll meet live animals, make cool crafts and find out just what it takes to walk on the wild side!
Ultimate Challenge Camp
It’s a fast-paced, three-day adventure in Winton Woods! Take on individual sports such as archery, golfing, rock-wall climbing and kayaking. You will also be challenged with team-building and partnered activities such as a low ropes course and canoeing.
Great Outdoors Camp
Five fabulous days in the park! Enjoy the different outdoor experiences of Winton Woods and a visit to Miami Whitewater Forest with low ropes course, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking, rock-wall climbing, wetland exploration and more. The adventures are endless with the Great Parks! Different experiences all day, every day.
Certified archery instructors will cover archery basics using a compound bow during this two-day camp. This program will cover basic instruction with tournament style shooting and many fun archery games.
This camp is all about paddling! Join our certified American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor and staff on a three-day exploration into the world of water sports. The first two days will be spent learning and practicing our kayak skills on Winton Lake. On the third day, we will take a river trip to the Little Miami River.
Do you have the skills to survive in the wilderness? Learn to create water “out of thin air,” start a fire, build a shelter, create a snare and signal for help, just to name a few. Campers will be provided with a fire-starter that will be theirs to keep after camp concludes.
You’re All Wet
Cool off this summer at a camp that is guaranteed to get you wet. Challenge yourself to all sorts of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, creeking and more. We’ll visit wetlands, catch aquatic critters and explore many water habitats throughout the Great Parks.
Growing Up a Farm Kid Camp
Get up close with the farm animals as you help out with some simple farm chores, read stories, make crafts and play games. One parent or adult caregiver is requested to stay (at no cost) to play and learn along with their toddler or preschooler.
Discover the world of ponies and their friends as we learn how to care for them. We’ll brush and groom a pony until he shines, go for an assisted pony ride every day, play horsey games and make crafts.
Explore the farm while feeding the rabbits, planting the garden, riding a pony, making crafts, playing games and reading stories. Hands-on opportunities allow you to discover and investigate in a safe, friendly, fun environment.
Get ready for a week of exciting and enriching farm experiences! Help care for the animals each day with farm activities that include feeding the cows and chickens and grooming ponies. There’s time to explore the creek, hike in the woods, fish at the pond and more.
Have a fun week on the farm meeting friends and caring for the animals. We will help the farmer brush and saddle ponies, create animal toys and games to enrich their lives and help out with feeding and cleaning. Spend time getting to know your fellow campers while creeking, hiking and playing team-building games.
To register for horseback riding camps, please visit the Winton Woods Riding Center page.
Summer Horse Camps
Location: Winton Woods/Winton Woods Riding Center
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Session 1: June 1–5
Session 2: June 8–12
Session 3: June 15–19
Session 4: June 22–26
Session 5: June 29–July 3
Session 6: July 6–10
Session 7: July 13–17
Session 8: July 20–24
Session 9: July 27–31
Advanced Horse Camp: August 3 – 7
One-week, all-day horseback riding camps cover all aspects of horse safety, breeds, colors and markings of horses, anatomy of the horse, grooming, tacking and riding. Riders of any experience level will be challenged!