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Summer Day Camps


Day Camps

Children ages 2-17 can take part in summer camps focused on nature, adventure, farm life and horseback riding! Camps are held in various Great Parks across the Cincinnati area, including Sharon Woods, Winton Woods and Lake Isabella. All camps are drop-off, unless otherwise indicated.

Scholarships
Great Parks Foundation offers day camp scholarship opportunities. The Caleb Simpson Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to individuals and groups to help them experience all that the great outdoors has to offer. To apply or find out more, click here.
Adventure Camps
Great Outdoors Camp

Great Outdoors Camp

Ages: 8–14 
Location: Winton Woods
Regular Price: $315

Dates: 
June 11–15, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
June 25–29, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
July 23–27, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

It’s five fabulous days in the park! Enjoy the different outdoor experiences of Winton Woods and a visit to Miami Whitewater Forest. This camp includes low ropes course, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking, rock-wall climbing, wetland exploration and more! The adventures are endless at Great Parks with different experiences all day, every day. 

 

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You're All Wet Camp

You're All Wet Camp

Ages: 8–14 
Regular Price: $215
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost

Dates: July 30–August 2, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Cool off this summer with Adventure Outpost! Campers will hit the water for activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, creeking and more. We’ll visit wetlands, catch aquatic critters and explore water habitats at several Great Parks. 

 

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Ultimate Challenge Camp

Ultimate Challenge Camp

Ages:  10–14 
Regular Price: $150     
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost

Dates:
June 19–21, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
July 17–19, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

It’s a fast paced three-day adventure in Winton Woods! Campers will be challenged with individual sports such as archery, golfing, rock wall climbing and kayaking. They will also learn with team-building and partnered activities such as a low ropes course and canoeing. 

 

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Paddle Sports Camp

Paddle Sports Camp

Ages: 11–15 
Regular Price: $165
Location: Winton Woods

Dates: July 10–12, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

This camp is all about paddling! Join a certified American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor and Adventure Outpost staff on a three-day exploration into the world of water sports. Enjoy learning and practicing kayak and canoe skills on Winton Lake as we maneuver around our surrounding aquatic habitat and spot some of our resident wildlife. 

 

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Archery Camp

Archery Camp

Ages: 12–17 
Regular Price: $95
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost

Dates:
July 5–6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
August 6–7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Trained archery instructors will cover archery basics using a compound bow during this two-day camp. Campers will learn basic archery instruction, as well as tournament style shooting, and take part in fun archery games.

 

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Survival Camp

Survival Camp

Ages: 12–17 
Regular Price: $115
Location: Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost

Dates:  July 24–25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Do you have the skills to survive in the wilderness? Learn to create water out of thin air, start a fire, build a shelter, signal for help and more. Campers will be provided with a fire-starter that will be theirs to keep after camp concludes.

 

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Farm Camps
Growing up a Farm Kid Camp

Growing up a Farm Kid Camp

Ages: 2-5 (with an adult)
Regular Price: $65/child
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates: June 11–14, 9:30–11 a.m.

Get close to the farm animals with your toddler or preschooler. Help with some simple farm chores, read stories, make crafts and play games. One parent or adult caregiver is requested to stay, play and learn along with their child.

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Barnyard Friends Camp

Barnyard Friends Camp

Ages: 4-6

Regular Price: $80
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates:
June 25-28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 2-6 (no camp July 4), 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Does your child love animals and being outdoors? Then this camp is for them! We will spend four days exploring the farm while we visit with the animals, ride a pony, make crafts, play games and read stories. Camper will have hands-on opportunities to discover and investigate the farm in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

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Build It Barnyard Style

Build It Barnyard Style

Ages: 4–6

Regular Price: $95
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates:
July 9-12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 30-August 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The farm needs some handy helpers to assist in building toys for the animals, creating simple machines to fee our farmyard friends, designing wildlife homes in the garden and more.

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Pony Camp

Pony Camp

Ages: 4-6
Regular Price: $100
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates:
June 18-21, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
June 25-28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 2-6 (no camp July 4), 9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 9-12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
July 30-August 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Discover the world of ponies and their friends as we learn how to care for them. Brush and groom a pony until he shines, play horsey games and make crafts.

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Farm Adventures Camp

Farm Adventures Camp

Ages: 6–10
Regular Price: $150
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates:
July 16-20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
July 23-27, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Get ready for a whole week of exciting and enriching farm experiences! Campers help care for our animals each day with farm activities including feeding the cows and chickens and grooming ponies. There’s time to explore the creek, hike in the woods, fish at the pond and more.

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Fun, Farm & Flavors Camp

Fun, Farm & Flavors Camp

Ages: 7–10
Regular Price: $110
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates: July 23-26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Food can be fun! Put on your chef’s hat and apron and help make your own lunch. We’ll visit the farm animals that provide us with the ingredients, gather fresh produce from the garden then create a delicious meal. This camp is recommended for campers willing to try a wide variety of child-friendly foods.

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Barnyard Blast Off

Barnyard Blast Off

Ages: 9–13
Regular Price: $150
Location: Parky’s Farm/Winton Woods

Dates: July 16-20, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Explosions, flying objects and campers unite. Meet farm animals, explore the woods and find out what on the farm we can (safely) explode and send flying.

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Fishing Camps
Fishing Camp 101: Reeling in the Basics

Fishing Camp 101: Reeling in the Basics

Ages: 8–12
Regular Price: $140
Location: Lake Isabella

Dates: 
June 4–7, 7:30–11:30 a.m.
June 25–28, 7:30–11:30 a.m.

Want to learn the basics of fishing? This camp is perfect for young anglers who are just learning or who have never fished before. Campers will be taught casting skills, proper knot tying techniques and how to bait a hook and use lures, as well as how to identify the fish they catch. All tackle and gear provided.  

 
 

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Fishing Camp 202: Exploring Deeper Waters

Fishing Camp 202: Exploring Deeper Waters

Ages: 12–15
Regular Price: $140

Location: Lake Isabella 

Dates: June 18–21, 7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Let’s learn about the different types of fishing! This camp is perfect for young anglers who already know the basics. Campers will be taught how to make their own lures and take care of their tackle. Guest speakers will add further knowledge of the sport. Campers must bring their own gear. 

 

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Horse Camps
Spring Break Horse Camp

Spring Break Horse Camp

Ages: 7–14
Price: $240
Location: Winton Woods/Riding Center

Dates: 
March 27-29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m
April 3-5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m

Winton Woods Riding Center spring break horse camps are Tuesday-Thursday, full-day camps. Topics covered include horse safety, breeds, grooming and riding. This camp is suitable for beginners to advanced beginner level riders. Registrations accepted on a first-come-first-served basis until camps fill and/or begin.

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Summer Horse Camp

Summer Horse Camp

Ages: 7–14
Price: $320
Location: Winton Woods/Riding Center

Dates: 
June 4–7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
June 11–14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
June 18–21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
June 25–28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 2–6 (no camp July 4), 9 a.m.–4 p.m. no camp on July 4)
July 16–19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 23–26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 30–August 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 6–9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Winton Woods Riding Center summer horse camps are Monday-Thursday, full-day camps. Topics covered include horse safety, breeds, grooming and riding. This camp is suitable for beginners to intermediate level riders. Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis until camps fill and/or begin.

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Advanced Summer Horse Camp

Advanced Summer Horse Camp

Ages: 7–17
Price: $320
Location: Winton Woods/Riding Center

Dates: 
June 25–28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 30–August 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

To qualify for this Advanced Camp, riders must have achieved at least Novice level in lessons OR have attended at least four prior horse camps. Topics covered include horse safety, breeds, colors and markings, grooming, tacking and a variety of riding styles. Camp is Monday-Thursday, full-day (9 a.m.–4 p.m.).

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Hunt Seat Bootcamp

Hunt Seat Bootcamp

Ages: 11 & up
Price: $395
Location: Winton Woods/Riding Center

Dates: July 9–13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

This camp is designed for serious riders who are part of an Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team or who are collegiate Hunt Seat (IHSA) bound. Riders participating in this camp should have an intermediate or better level of riding proficiency with experience in the Hunt Seat/Hunter Jumper style. Campers will receive intensive under saddle coaching, with a focus on proper equitation, excellent sportsmanship and horsemanship. There will be no lack of fun along the way, but campers will leave polished and ready for their next show.

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Nature Camps
Wee Wonder About Nature Day Camp

Wee Wonder About Nature Day Camp

Ages: 4–5
Regular Price: $120
Location: Sharon Woods

Dates: 
July 10–13, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
July 10–13, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Come out and explore just how wonderful nature can be through hands-on activities. Along the way, we will meet live animals, get creative and have fun in the great outdoors. Sign up for both sessions for even more fun and exploration.

 

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Wild Explorers! Day Camp

Wild Explorers! Day Camp

Ages: 6–11
Regular Price: $190
Location: Sharon Woods

Dates: 
June 12–15, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 
June 19–22, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 
July 17–20, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 

A nature adventure is waiting for you! Each day we’ll roam the forests, fields and creeks of Sharon Woods as we unearth ancient fossils, have close encounters with live animals and discover the amazing creatures that call this park home. Explore even more by signing up for all three sessions. 

 

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Digital Photography Day Camp

Digital Photography Day Camp

Ages: 11–17
Regular Price: $132
Location: Sharon Woods

Dates: June 26–29, 9 a.m.–noon

Campers will spend four days in the park developing creativity and photography skills with a professional photojournalist. We’ll use nature to learn and practice basics such as composition, exposure and flash, macro and fast-action settings and portraits. Campers must bring their own digital camera (point-and-shoot, mirrorless or DSLR) with one lens.

 

 

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Photos on the Go Day Camp

Photos on the Go Day Camp

Ages: 11–17
Regular Price: $132
Location: Sharon Woods

Dates: 
July 24–27, 9 a.m.–noon

Join a professional photojournalist as we explore the parks through photography. Learn how to take stunning photos on a smart phone and then edit them on the fly to create amazing works of art. Campers must bring their own smart phone, iPod Touch or tablet with a camera.

 

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