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The Magic of Nature

Step right up and reach into the Magical Ranger Hat! Whatever you pull from it is what we will do...

...we might explore the creek, plant some flowers, or make friends with a bug! You never know just what will come out of the hat, but you know it will be fun!

Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jun. 7-11, 9:30-11:30 AM
James Ranch Park

Roughin' It!

Cooking over an open fire, tossing a tomahawk, and building your own shelter are all included in this week of outdoor adventure. Each camper will also receive their very own pocket knife. Campers will spend Thursday night with us at a campout at the Narrows. Transportation, tents, dinner, snack, and breakfast will be provided during the campout.

Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Monday. June 14, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Tuesday. June 15, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Wednesday. June 16, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Thursday. June 17, 9:00 am-11:59 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Friday. June 18, 12:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Critter Camp

Come explore the wonderful animals that call our parks home! We will spend the week searching for wild critters in all sorts of habitats, exploring creative ways to tell about animal lives, and learning to care for and handle some of the GCP&T program animals.

Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Monday. June 21, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Tuesday. June 22, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Wednesday. June 23, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Thursday. June 24, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Friday. June 25, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Adventure Awaits

Cue up the epic soundtrack and grab your fedora, because we're going on an adventure! Each day we will conquer a new and exciting quest. We'll solve puzzles, search for hidden clues, and complete challenges to uncover the secrets of Ohio's past, present, and future!

Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jun. 28-Jul. 2, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Indian Mound Reserve: Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound lot – Log Cabin

Sasquatch Safari

Have you heard the rumors? Strange creatures are said to lurk in the woods. Can you find them? Each night we will follow the clues Sasquatch and his pals leave for us to unravel. Are they real? Can you find the elusive cryptids when we follow their trails through the woods, in the ravines, or while floating downriver?
Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Mon., Tue., Wed. Jun. 28-30, 7:00-10:00 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Water Blast

This week will be a blast! We'll play human battleship, build and ride in boats on the Little Miami River, slide down a 100 foot slip n slide, and play in a massive pile of bubbles! On Friday we'll add to the fun with a day of water games and water slides. H2-Oh Yeah!!
Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Monday. July 12, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Tuesday. July 13, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Wednesday. July 14, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Thursday. July 15, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Friday. July 16, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Junior Ranger Academy

Would you like to become certified as a junior ranger and become an ambassador to Greene County Parks & Trails? Then join our week-long Junior Ranger Academy if you are up for the challenge.

Youth, ages 10-13, will spend a week with the Ranger Division completing exciting missions and experiencing nature first-hand.

Cadets will get experience in:
Crime scene investigating
Archery
Gun safety
First aid
CPR
Agility...and so much more.

Friday will end with a graduation celebration at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center with cadets officially becoming certified Junior Park Rangers.


Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jul. 19-23, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Greene County Parks & Trails Headquarters – Garage

Hooo done it?

Greene County's animals have stories to tell and mysteries to solve. Join Shakespeare the Owl Detective as he tries to help the honeybees solve the case of the missing nectar and other mysteries while exploring the forest, the pond, and the prairie at the Russ Nature Reserve.
Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Jul. 19-23, 9:30-11:30 AM
Russ Nature Reserve

Grossology

Poop, vomit, pee...and things gross and stinky. That's right, this weeks camp will focus on all things GROSS.

Campers will be playing poop tag, meeting some stinky animals, doing some gross experiments and more!

Do you have the stomach for this camp? Sign up now for a lot of "gross" fun!

Program details may change dependent on COVID protocols.

Mon., Tue., Wed. Jul. 26-28, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch

Naturalist Camp

Ever wondered what it would be like to have the best job in the world? Come find out! This week we will show you what a naturalist does. We'll care for animals, tell stories, play games, and study the natural world. On Thursday, we will go on a downriver tubing adventure to kick off our fun filled overnight campout. We'll explore the park in the dark and search for Greene County's nocturnal animals.

Lunch and dinner Thursday, the overnight stay, and breakfast and lunch Friday are included.

Program details subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

Monday. July 26, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Tuesday. July 27, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Wednesday. July 28, 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Thursday. July 29, 9:00 am-11:59 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
Friday. July 30, 12:00 am-2:30 pm
Narrows Reserve: Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch
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