Peninsula, OH - The Ohio Division of Wildlife and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association are joining forces to offer children a new and truly unique summer camp experience “The Wild Ohio Animal Adventure” is a six-day residential summer camp and will take place at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center from July 15-20.The camp is for children entering grades 4 through 6.
Throughout the week children will have the opportunity for hands-on adventures that will stimulate their appreciation for and knowledge about Ohio’s wonderful wildlife. Each morning the children will participate in activities designed to help them learn about mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians. In the afternoons campers will choose from electives that spark their interests, such as building bat and bird boxes, orienteering, shooting sports, fishing, and much more. The camp will include large group fish census and raptor programs. Instructors will include staff from the Division of Wildlife, area Project WILD facilitators, and Association staff
“We are excited to partner with the National Park Association to provide children with this in-depth opportunity to learn about Ohio’s native wildlife,” stated Jamey Graham, Wildlife Communication Specialist with the Division of Wildlife. “A residential summer camp program offers an extended period for the children to explore and learn about Ohio’s natural heritage.”
Students will stay in the modern, air-conditioned dormitories at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. They will also have time to enjoy the recreational aspects of the park including exploring the trails, participating in evening campfire programs, and swimming. Supervision will be provided by college-age counselors, hired and trained by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
Cost is $425 and includes lodging, meals, snacks, activities, and even a camp T-shirt.
For more information and registration materials call 1-800-642-3297 or go www.cvnpa.org