Nature Camps - Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Nature Camps


Our Nature Camps, offered throughout the year, are a fantastic and fun way to immerse your child in the study of the natural world. Research indicates that children who understand more about the natural world around them will be better citizens of it. Our camps are a perfect way to spend the day when school is not in session. Our professional staff incorporate games, hikes, crafts, animal encounters, learning activities, and snacks around a central theme. 


We have camp options for children 4-12 years old. Our Junior Explorers Camps (only in the summer) are open to children  4-6 years old. Our Nature Camps are open to students ages 6-12 years old. For Nature Camp, students who are 6 years old have to be 6 by the camp date and have completed kindergarten. Each camp is listed below as either "Nature Camp" or "Junior Explorers Camp."

Upcoming Camp Schedule:

Spring Evening Camp! - FULL!!

Date: May 19, 2023    Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Come explore the sights and sounds of nature at dusk!
This evening camp will include a night hike, games, crafts, and s'mores around a campfire! 

Price:        Members: $35         Non-members: $45

Pre-Registration is required. 



Summer Nature Camps!

Our three-day Nature Camps are a fantastic and fun way to immerse your child in the natural world! Each week we will explore a different theme through games, hikes, crafts, animal encounters, activities, and snacks! Campers must be 6-12 years old to attend Nature Camp.

Dates & Themes: 

June 21-23: Wilderness Survival Camp - FULL

Could you survive out in the woods? Learn survival techniques such as shelter & fire building!

June 28-30: Art in Nature Camp

Campers can appreciate and create art in nature through this Ohio Bird Sanctuary camp! By creating their own paint, going on nature hikes, studying an owl's camouflage up-close, and more, campers will see the beautiful artwork found in the natural world all around us!

July 12-14: Summer STEM Camp - FULL

Campers will dive into various science experiments, crafts, and even amazing snacks like solar heated s'mores! This is the perfect camp for any young scientist to explore the world of STEM.

July 19-21: Nature Detectives Camp - FULL

Nature can be mysterious, but thankfully, it leaves a lot of clues for us to investigate. From looking for tracks in the dirt to dissecting owl pellets, we will study the clues left behind by the animals all around us. 

July 26-28: All About Birds Camp

There is no better place to learn all about birds than the Ohio Bird Sanctuary! We are crazy about birds! With their unique anatomy, huge diversity, and incredible adaptations, come learn about what makes birds so extraordinary! This camp will include live bird presentations, hiking with binoculars to look for songbirds, playing outdoor games, and painting birdhouses!

August 2-4: Wilderness Survival Camp - FULL

Could you survive out in the woods? Learn survival techniques such as shelter & fire building!


Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm each day


Price (per 3-day camp):   Members: $105   Non-members: $120

Pre-Registration is required. Press the button below!

Register for Summer Nature Camp!




Summer Junior Explorers Camp!  - FULL!!

Your child will explore the natural world through hands-on activities,  hikes, games, crafts, and animal encounters! These two-day camps are for children 4-6 years old. (Children must be potty-trained to attend. No pullups please.)

Dates & Themes:

June 13-14: Feed the Birds!

June 15-16: Feed the Birds!

August 8-9: All About Wings!

August 10-11: All About Wings!

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm


Price (per 2-day camp):        Members: $50        Non-members: $60




NEW!! Online Camp Registration! 
In order to provide more ease for families when registering for camp, we have switched our entire registration process online! Simply click the button below, and you will be redirected to an online registration form. Fill it out for each child you are registering, pay online, and you are all set! 
We know this is a new process, so if you have any issues, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, and one of our Education Team members will help walk you through the process. 







If you have any questions about Ohio Bird Sanctuary Camps, please use the link below.

 Camp Questions 


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