Preservation Parks Camps

In 2016, we are offering a week-long "Outdoor Adventurers" camp for age 10, and a week-long "Time Travelers" camp at Gallant Farm, for ages 9, 10 & 11. In addition, children ages 6 & 7 can explore various habitats in a series of 3 one-day camps, and 8- and 9-year-olds can experience science during a series of 3 half-day camps. Camps provide fun and engaging outdoor experiences that teach kids about the wonders of the natural world, and our Time Travelers camp introduces children to 1930s and 1940s farm life, through hands-on experiences that will create life-long memories. All camps are led by our highly-qualified education staff who have a combined 40 years of environmental education experience. Our staff members are passionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality and safest outdoor learning experiences for all campers! Our goal is to inspire campers to share their experiences with others around them and to continue their outdoor exploration and learning throughout the rest of their lives.

Education Services Manager
Rich Niccum
(740) 524-8600 ext. 3


Summer Camps 2016

Registrations are now being taken for the 2016 Preservation Parks Summer Camps. Two (2) 1-week camps, and six single-day camps are offered this year. A discount is available for campers who enroll in all three Habitat Thursdays and/ or Science Saturdays. The on-line registration system is explained in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) attachment. Registrants will be required to create an account, and can then set up separate profiles for each child being enrolled.  (This same account can be used to sign up for Preservation Parks programs.)

For a full brochure and registration materials, click on the links below, or for more information,
scroll to the bottom of this page.

Register here

Registration FAQs
Summer Camp Guide 2016

One-Week Camps

Outdoor Adventurers — age 1o
June 27-July 1 [Register by June 13]
Deer Haven Park
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Time Travelers — ages 9-11
July 11-15 [Register by June 27]
Gallant Farm
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

One-Day Camps

Habitat Thursdays — ages 6-7
June 9 [Woodland and underground habitats; held at Emily Traphagen Park]
July 14 [Water habitats; held at Shale Hollow Park]
August 11 [Prairie habitat; held at Deer Haven Park]
All sessions will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register for each two weeks in advance
$30 fee per session; $80 when you sign up for all three

Science Saturdays — ages 8-9
June 11 [Dig It! –  held at Shale Hollow Park]
July 16 [Spiders, Bees & Moths, Oh My! – held at Deer Haven Park]
August 13 [Take Flight – held at Deer Haven Park]
All sessions will be 9 a.m.-noon
Register for each two weeks in advance
$20 fee per session; $50 when you sign up for all three

Questions or having problems with registration? Call 740-524-8600, ext. 6 or e-mail: