Explore the world, mine for resources, and go on quests. Sounds like playing a video game right? Not this week! This week you will build fortresses out of blocks, craft potions, shoot mobs with bows and arrows, craft your own armor, and go on a quest through the forest. Then, you will combine all your skills to see if you can make it in Survival Mode.
Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Xenia Station, this 32-mile ride will take you towards Jamestown and back to Xenia Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and could include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Hop like a frog and slide like an otter - we are exploring water. Play games about water animals, make cute crafts, learn how water moves through the world, and listen to storybooks about water. The week will end with a splash party! Each camper will receive a Puddle Jumpers cap.
One of the best parts of summer is playing in the water. Join in the fun by finding fish in the river, searching for salamanders in the creek, and building a vegetable boat. Plus, you’ll experiment with the amazing chemistry of water. All supplies for the veggie boats included. Each camper will receive their own water bottle.
In partnership with the City of Beavercreek Parks & Recreation, get out and enjoy our local parks, meet new people, all while getting some exercise. Get your heart rate up and get moving on these weekly walks that are guided and self paced. Registration is required through the City of Beavercreek Parks & Registration. To register, or inquire about the full schedule, please call 937-427-5514.
Thursday, August 1, 9:30 AM-10:30 PM Indian Mound Reserve: Indian Mound Reserve Cedar Cliff Falls lot
Enjoy the region's bike trails with an early morning ride led by a GCP&T Trail Sentinel. Beginning at Xenia Station, this 29-mile ride will take you towards Corwin and back to Xenia Station when finished. This ride is for the intermediate skill level and could include a short, off-trail portion. Riders must be 18 and over and wear a helmet to participate. Ride will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
Bigger and better than ever! Explore our largest park to find the perfect place to build a fort. Go on a quest to see if you can outsmart some of Ohio’s cleverest critters. Play in the mud! Wade through Caesar Creek and catch a crawdad. Learn to play disc golf. Play a HUGE game of capture the flag. The fun never stops in nature’s playground. Each camper will receive a GCP&T disc golf disc.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Aug. 5-9, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM Caesar Ford Park
Night Ride: Xenia Station to Fifth-Third Gateway Park
Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region's bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.
There is no better place to view the Perseids Meteor Shower than Twin Towers Park so come on out, lean back and observe as much sky as possible directly above you. The rates of Perseids visible will increase from about 10 p.m. all the way through dawn, so the later you can look the better. Earlier in the night there will be fewer meteors, but the ones that appear will have longer tails as they graze along more of the atmosphere.
Be sure to bring along a blanket or chairs! Find you perfect location and enjoy...
Tue., Wed. Aug. 13-14, 9:00 PM-5:00 AM Twin Towers Park