Summer Camp Fun! Countywide outdoor adventures scheduled for youth entering grades 5 through 10.
The Great Outdoors in the summer months should seem like an absolute wonderland for our young people. Exploring the ravines, getting wet in the streams, making s’mores, making friends – all part of growing up. That feeling when the weather’s finally getting warm should draw them out to get dirty, get moving, forget all their troubles . . .
. . . and if you’re reading this and wondering how you’re ever going to get your kid away from the screens, you’re not alone. Thankfully Geauga Park District has an affordable solution that won’t feel like a punishment: sign them up for week-long or day-long summer camp experiences that travel to different parks throughout the county!
Entering their fifth year, Geauga Park District’s summer camps are tailored to two specific audiences, youth entering grades 5 through 7 and teens entering grades 8 through 10. Fun camp activities include exploring, biking, kayaking, fishing and sending rockets and kites high into the sky. And most importantly, they’re outside in the fresh air, in Nature.
All-week-long camps are offered for the younger audience the weeks of June 12th and 26th, July 10th, 17th and 31st, and August 7th, and for the older audience the weeks of June 19th and 24th. These five-day experiences cost just $150.
For teens less likely to invest a full week, Geauga Park District also offers single-day “X-TREME” adventures the week of July 3rd – not quite a toe dipped in, as the name might imply, but an easier time commitment, and only $30 a day.
And new this year, before-care is available at an additional fee for campers registered the weeks of July 17th, 24th and 31st.
Details on all of Geauga Park District’s summer camp opportunities can be found online at http://bit.ly/gpdcamps. Sources are available for camp scholarships; for details, please call 440-286-9516.
Camp spaces fill quickly, so Geauga Park District naturalists recommend signing up as soon as possible.
“This was the best camp for my child … he will be coming back,” wrote one parent in a survey.
“The social interaction, games and laughter is what my daughter loves,” wrote another. “She had a great time. Thank you!”
Geauga Park District’s summer camps are sponsored by the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure, established in memory of the late Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Charles “Chip” Henry, who had a great passion for Nature and youth.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit us online at Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.