Summer Camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

For twenty years, we’ve made it our mission to create unforgettable summer camp experiences for children in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Your child will make new friends, discover his or her creativity, and explore the natural world through the magic of summer camp at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. Our overnight and day camps for kids entering grades 1-10 focus on hands-on experiences: outdoor skills, hiking, camping, singing songs around the campfire, games, crafts, and more! Discover our Outdoor Adventure camps, Theater camps, and Junior Ranger day camps.

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Outdoor Adventure Overnight Camps

Eco Adventure | for kids entering grades 5-9 | July 16-21 or July 30-August 4
Go kayaking, explore your park after dark on night hikes, and learn camping and outdoor skills.

Eco Adventure Express | for kids entering grades 3-6 | June 11-13 or June 14-16
Explore ponds and streams, go for a night hike, and learn about park plants and wildlife. Great for first-time campers.

Green Team Express | for kids entering grades 6-10 | July 5-7
Join the park ranger team for important trail maintenance and invasive species removal projects, and learn backpacking skills as you expore your park. 

 

Theater Overnight Camps

Theater Camp | for kids entering grades 4-10 | June 18-23
Let your inner star shine as the national park becomes your stage! Hone your acting skills among the trees and ponds of your park, and be part of a final performance at the end of the week.

Theater Camp Express | for kids entering grades 4-10 | August 7-9
The drama of the theater mixed with the classic fun of summer camp! Note: there will not be a final performance for this camp.

 

Junior Ranger Day Camps

Junior Ranger Day Camp | for kids entering grades 1-6 | July 10-14 or July 24-28
From towering trees to tiny critters, get up close with the wonders of nature in your national park. At the end of the week, you’ll earn your Junior Ranger badge! Before- and after-care available.

 

Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

All camps take place at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC) at 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula, OH 44264. The CVEEC is a 30-minute drive from downtown Cleveland and downtown Akron.

1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264  |  Tel 330 657 2909  |  Fax 330 657 2328