Get Kids Outside With Metro Parks Summer Camps

With last week’s record-breaking temperatures on everyone’s mind, it’s the perfect time to start planning summer adventures for your children. Some of my favorite memories from my childhood are the ones that include muddy hands, extra bug spray and the great outdoors. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get your kids outside and learning, then you’ll definitely want to keep reading. Columbus Metro Parks opens registration for their amazing camp programs this Wednesday, March 1st. Spots are limited, so be sure to know exactly which programs your child would like to participate in and be ready to register as soon as you can.

Campers kayaking via Metro Parks Blog

Traditional Day Camps

Offered at Highbanks, Homestead and Scioto Grove for grades K-6, the Traditional day camps offer campers the opportunity to go fishing, play water games, crafting and hiking. The camps run from 9-4 with before/after care available. The cost for the week is $150.
Pro tip: If you’d like the day camp experience for less, consider booking July 5-7, offered at a discounted price of $90 due to the holiday. Click here for more information.

Nature Adventure Camps

Nature Adventure Camps are offered for a variety of ages, including grades K-9. For the little ones, consider the “Peek-a-Boo and Nature Too” camp. Tiny campers will get to experience all of the fun the great outdoors has to offer through games, crafts, story time, creeking and so much more. For kids grades 1-3, “Creature Features” will teach campers all about the animals found in Central Ohio and the environment they live in. For 4,5, or 6 graders, checking out the “Metro Parks Explorers” camp is an absolute must. Campers will tour multiple park facilities, including Slate Run Living Historial Farm and the bison at Battelle Darby. For a full list of Nature Camps offered, pricing and schedules, click here. 

Campers with Counselor at Highbanks Metro Park via Metro Park Blog

There are so many wonderful opportunities through Columbus Metro Parks camps, and as a Columbusite, I’m elated that programs that encourage science, outdoor play and imagination are so available to our youngest citizens. As we mentioned above, registration for these camps can get pretty competitive, so we highly recommend getting your “ducks in a row” before registration opens on March 1st at 8 am.