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Winging It

American Goldfinch? Check. Eastern Bluebird? Check. Bald Eagle? Maybe. Join in on the fun as we explore the traits and lives of birds we find as we travel around the county. Spend three days searching the woods, rivers, prairies, and wetlands for birds, some that can fly over 120 mph or others that travel over 5,000 miles to spend their summer in Ohio. Learn how to identify local bird species, use binoculars, and how to become a part of one of the largest citizen science projects in the world. Each camper will receive their own field notebook.
Mon., Tue., Wed. Jun. 10-12, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Russ Nature Reserve

Grab your ROD and keep it REEL

Calling anglers of all ages! Dust off your ROD and Reel, grab a fishing buddy and hook some memories during this FREE catch-and-release fishing event! 50 Rods and Reels will be given to anglers 16 years of age and younger that complete the Passport to Fishing program involving hands on learning stations sponsored by the Division of Wildlife beginning at 9 a.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. The fishing derby is co-sponsored by the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Optimist Club and runs from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. The first 100 anglers registered for the fishing derby will receive a fishing goody bag as well as prizes and awards for all. Awards presentation and a picnic lunch will follow the fishing derby. For any additional questions email info@gcparkstrails.com or call 937-562-6440.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for this program. Click here to volunteer.

Saturday, June 15, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Spring Lakes Park

Bike Camp - Ages 10-14

Come join the Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinels and Park Rangers for a week-long bike camp that features cycling rules, safety, bike trail etiquette and more! Bike camp will be based at Xenia Station, 150 S. Miami Avenue, Xenia. All skill levels are welcome but participants must know how to ride a bicycle, training wheels not allowed. During the week, cyclists will ride a different paved trail each day with a stop for a brown bag lunch and ice cream too! Participants will learn basic handling skills, street/intersection knowledge and traffic skills. All participants must have a proper fitting helmet.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jun. 17-21, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Xenia Station

Naturalist Camp

What’s the best job in the world? Being a naturalist! Experience what it is like to work as a naturalist by taking care of animals at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center and completing your own scientific investigation. The week will end with an overnight at the Cincinnati Zoo where you will investigate zoo animals, get a chance to see how they care for their animals, and experience an animal encounter. The overnight stay, dinner Thursday and breakfast and lunch Friday are included. Each camper will also receive their own field notebook.
Monday. June 17, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Tuesday. June 18, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Wednesday. June 19, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Thursday. June 20, 9:00 am-11:45 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Friday. June 21, 12:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Spring Valley

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.
Saturday, June 22, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Advanced Outdoor Skills

Life in the woods just got more intense! Spend the week learning to navigate, learning survival fishing methods, learning basic leathercraft, and building a shelter. Thursday night will be an overnight spent exploring the woods and sleeping in your shelter. Thursday’s dinner, a snack, and Friday’s breakfast are included. Each camper will receive their own whetstone. Campers must have completed Basic Outdoor Skills to participate in Advanced Outdoor Skills.
Monday. June 24, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane
Tuesday. June 25, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane
Wednesday. June 26, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane
Thursday. June 27, 9:00 am-11:45 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane
Friday. June 28, 12:00 am-12:00 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Sperling Lane

Night Ride: Xenia Station to Cedarville

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.
Saturday, July 6, 7:00-9:00 PM
Xenia Station

Minecraft Unplugged

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.
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jul. 8-12, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Greene Trails Cycling Classic - Greene County Resident ONLY

Experience the nation's largest network of paved trails while enjoying a camplike experience of making friends and memories.

Ride a different trail each day and then return to camp for delicious food, activities and friendships at the 2017 Greene Trails Cycling Classic. The unique camp aspect offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to relax and meet fellow cyclists. Based in Greene County, Ohio, GTCC is a family-friendly, one to four-day bicycle tour.
All rides begin and end at the campgrounds located at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center in Xenia - where four of five Greene County trails converge at Xenia Station. (All trails are paved)
Routes are supported for rider convenience and safety - including rest stops supplied with snacks and beverages. Routes include on-trail, out-and-back trips, as well as extended rides on rural routes for designated days. The network of trails is part of the nation's largest paved trails network.

Sun, Thu., Fri., Sat. Jul. 18-21, 8:00-11:45 AM
Fairgrounds Recreation Center

Greene Trails Cycling Classic - 1 Day Ride

Experience the nation's largest network of paved trails while enjoying a camplike experience of making friends and memories.

Ride a different trail each day and then return to camp for delicious food, activities and friendships at the 2019 Greene Trails Cycling Classic. The unique camp aspect offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to relax and meet fellow cyclists. Based in Greene County, Ohio, GTCC is a family-friendly, one to four-day bicycle tour.
All rides begin and end at the campgrounds located at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center in Xenia - where four of five Greene County trails converge at Xenia Station. (All trails are paved)
Routes are supported for rider convenience and safety - including rest stops supplied with snacks and beverages. Routes include on-trail, out-and-back trips, as well as extended rides on rural routes for designated days. The network of trails is part of the nation's largest paved trails network.

Sun, Thu., Fri., Sat. Jul. 18-21, 12:00-12:15 PM
Fairgrounds Recreation Center