Thursday, June 2, 2016

Darke County Parks Summer Camps

Adventure is everywhere during the Darke County Parks Summer Camps.
For over a decade, Darke County Parks summer camps have been an annual tradition for families. In the parks continued commitment to get kids outside to learn, appreciate, and enjoy nature, they offer two styles of camps, day camps and mini camps. The classic day camps are similar to the format the parks has done for the last ten years featuring crafts, take home items, lots of nature, and fun.

Though the posted registration deadline for the first two day camps titled “Get out and Paddle” and “The Forest Awakens” has passed, registration has been extended to accommodate the most children possible. “Get Out and Paddle,” a canoe and kayak camp for 10-12 year olds, will run June 13th through 17th from 1pm to 4pm with a $75 fee being charged, and “The Forest Awakens,” a conservation themed camp for 8-9 year olds, will run June 20th through 24th from 9:30am to 12:30pm with a $70 fee being charged.

Other camps with spaces still available include “Adventure Zone,” a high intensity adventure camp for 13-15 year olds running June 27th through July 1st with a $95 fee; and “Splish Splash,” a wet and wild water camp for 6-7 year olds running July 18th through 22nd with a $65 fee.

The mini camps are a newer style of camps that allow even more children to learn about their natural world. These camps offer a condensed program with three days of camp involving hands on activity, take home crafts, and lots of time outdoors. The two camps with space still available are “Aquatic Adventures,” a water and creek themed camp for 6-9 year olds, which will run from July 6th through 8th from 2pm to 4pm, with a $30 fee and “Green Team” a recycling and craft themed camp for 9-12 year olds running from August 3rd through 5th with a $30 fee.

For more information about any of these camps or to sign children up, please contact the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email

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