April 18, 2016

Park District offers summer camps for kids

BATAVIA, Ohio (April 15, 2016) – Clermont County Park District’s Summer Camp Programs provide wonderful opportunities for children of all ages to spend a week exploring nature, making new friends and learning. The week includes outdoor adventures, hands-on activities, storytelling, active games and craft projects. Check out www.clermontparks.org to find out more details and reserve your child’s spot today by calling the main office at 513-732-2977.

Pre-K Summer Camp & Storytime Session 1 (Ages 3 ½ – 5 **Must be potty-trained and must be 3 years old by January 2016)
Time & Dates: 9:30 a.m.-noon June 13-17
Location: Sycamore Park
Fee: $50
Join us for a week of morning fun at Sycamore Park. Each day features a different “color” in nature! Pre-K campers will enjoy hikes, active games, crafts, songs and puppets.

River Camp #1 (Ages 6 -7)
River Camp #2 (Ages 8 – 10)
Time & Dates: 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. June 27-July 1
Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park
Fee: $60
River campers will explore different aspects of the Ohio River and surrounding habitats. Become a Junior Biologist as you explore and test water quality through sampling and searching for elusive macroinvertebrates. Learn about the water cycle and the history of Chilo and the Ohio River through hands-on activities and fun games.

Outdoor Survival Camp (Ages 10 – 13)
Dates: July 18-July 20 Campout: July 21-July 22
Time:  Mon -Wed 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Campout: Thurs- Fri 6 p.m.- 9 a.m.
Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park
Fee: $65
Compass? Check! Hiking boots? Check! Shelter? Check! Outdoor survival skills? Check! Are you prepared for the wilderness? What about a zombie apocalypse? Join our naturalists for a weeklong adventure in the great outdoors! Survivalists will acquire important outdoor survival skills including how to read a compass and orienteer, build shelters, identify edible plants, set up a tent, fire building, knot-tying, and animal track and sign identification. On Thursday evening, campers will learn how to use their night vision during a night hike, test their skills by cooking their dinner over campfire, and sleep under the stars during our overnight campout.

Pre-K Summer Camp & Story time Session 2 (Ages 3 ½ – 5 **Must be potty-trained and must be 3 years old by January 2016)
Time & Dates: 9:30 a.m. -noon Aug. 8-Aug. 12
Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park
Fee: $50
Join us for a week of morning fun at Chilo Lock #34 Park. Each day features a different “letter” in nature. Pre-K campers will enjoy hikes, active games, crafts, songs and puppets.

All registrations must be received by 9 a.m. on the Friday before the camp starts.  All fees are used to improve parks and educational programs.

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