Fishing Camps

Registration opens on Monday, February 9, 2015. Early bird pricing ends March 31.Fishing Camp 101: Reeling in the Basics
Ages: 8–12
Location: Lake Isabella
Early Bird Price: $80
Regular Price: $100
Dates:
June 8–12, 7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

all-about-kids-1213Fishing Camp 101 is designed to teach the basics of fishing, perfect for young fishermen and women who are just learning or who have never fished before. Learn casting skills, proper knot tying techniques and how to bait a hook and use lures, as well as sport fish identification. Each day will also include a visit from a guest speaker to further your knowledge of fishing and the great outdoors. Rods, reels and supplies are all provided.

 

Fishing Camp 202: Exploring Deeper Waters
Ages: 12–15
Early Bird Price: $100
Regular Price: $120
Location: Lake Isabella
Dates:
June 29–July 1, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Fishing Camp 202 is designed for the more experienced fishermen and women, going beyond the basics. Explore different types of fishing, learn the basics of making your own lures and how to take care of their tackle and meet with guest speakers to further your knowledge of the sport. (Campers must bring their own tackle and gear. Lunch will be provided each day.)

 

lake issabella

Lake Isabella
The 28-acre pay lake is stocked weekly (March-October) and offers fishing from the bank, dock or rental boat. Electric trolling motors are permitted to use with rental boats. Personal watercrafts, such as canoes and kayaks, are not permitted on the lake. Lake Isabella also has a full-service boathouse. An Ohio State Fishing License is not required.

Other Summer Day Camps in the Hamilton County Park System

Registration opens on Monday, February 9, 2015. Early bird pricing ends March 31.

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Nature Camps

Ex-Stream Explorations!
Ages: 6–9
Location: Sharon Woods
Early Bird Price: $150
Regular Price: $170
Dates:
June 9–12, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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!

 

Awesome Animals
Ages: 4–5
Location: Sharon Woods
Early Bird Price: $100
Regular Price: $120
Dates:
June 16–19, 9:30 a.m.-noon

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
Ages: 4–5
Early Bird Price: $100
Regular Price: $120
Location: Sharon Woods
Dates:
July 7–10, 9:30 a.m.-noon

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
Ages: 8–11
Early Bird Price: $150
Regular Price: $170
Location: Sharon Woods
Dates:
July 14–17, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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
Ages: 10–13
Early Bird Price: $170
Regular Price: $190
Location: Sharon Woods
Dates:
July 28–31, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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.

Wild Explorers!
Ages: 6–9
Early Bird Price: $150.00
Regular Price: $170
Location: Sharon Woods
Dates:
August 4–7, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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!

Adventure Camps

Ultimate Challenge Camp
Ages: 10–14
Early Bird Price: $130
Regular Price: $150
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost
Dates:
Session 1: June 3–5, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Session 2: June 23–25, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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
Ages: 8–14
Early Bird Price: $280
Regular Price: $300
Location: Winton Woods/Winton Centre
Dates:
Session 1: June 8–12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Session 2: July 6–10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Session 3: July 20–24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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.

Archery Camp
Ages: 12–17
Location: Adventure Outpost/Winton Woods
Early Bird Price: $75
Regular Price: $95
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost
Dates:
June 15–16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Kayak Camp
Ages: 11–15
Early Bird Price: $145
Regular Price: $165
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost
Dates:
July 15–17, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Survival Camp
Ages: 12–17
Early Bird Price: $130
Regular Price: $150
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost
Dates:
July 27–29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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
Ages: 8–14
Early Bird Price: $180
Regular Price: $200
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost
Dates:
August 3–6, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Farm Camps

Growing Up a Farm Kid Camp
Ages: 2–5
Early Bird Price: $50
Regular Price: $60
Location: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Dates:
Session 1: June 8–11, 9:30– 11 a.m.
Session 2: June 15–18, 9:30–11 a.m.

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.

Pony Camp
Ages: 4–6
Early Bird Price: $80
Regular Price: $90
Location: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Dates:
Session 1: June 23–25, 9:30– 11 a.m.
Session 2: June 30–July 2, 9:30– 11 a.m.
Session 3: July 7–9, 9:30– 11 a.m.

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.

Barnyard Friends
Ages: 4–5
Early Bird Price: $70
Regular Price: $80
Location: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Dates:
July 13–16, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

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.

Farm Adventures
Ages: 6–10
Early Bird Price: $125
Regular Price: $145
Location: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Dates:
Session 1: July 20–24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Session 2: July 27–31, 9 a.m.–1 p.m

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.

Barnyard Blast
Ages: 9–13
Early Bird Price: $125
Regular Price: $145
Location: Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Dates:
July 27–31, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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.

Horse Camps

To register for horseback riding camps, please visit the Winton Woods Riding Center page.

Summer Horse Camps
Ages: 7–17
Price: $350
Location: Winton Woods/Winton Woods Riding Center
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dates:
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!

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