Preservation Parks Camps

We offer a variety of week-long camps during the summer for children ages 7 - 12. Our Summer Explorers Nature Camps provide fun and engaging outdoor experiences that teach kids about the wonders of the natural world. Our Summer Explorers Farm Camps introduce 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 Summer Explorers! 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 Explorers Camps 2015

Watch for information in February about our 2015 summer nature and farm camps.

Here’s what some past campers and their parents have to say about their Summer Explorers experiences.

“Great activities, open and supportive environment, great price.”

“Your camp was the best I’ve seen in a long time. It was fast paced and the kids were engaged but not rushed. My son loved the counselors as well.”

“Liz & Sarah made it so much fun, even for a very hot week. We liked the specimen books so she could share with the family at the end of camp. Of course the edible dirt (Oreo snack) was a hit!”

“My son loved the camp and couldn’t wait to return each day. He loved all the outdoor experiences, such as exploring the pond and creek, and really enjoyed learning facts and information.”

“The variety of activities that were offered each day – from inside and outside activities to creeking to hiking, etc. Lots of variety.”

“We will definitely be signing up again next year. Love everything about it, except for the long drive from home. Even that won’t stop us!”

“My daughter loved playing in the (farm) house and getting to dress up in the clothes. My son attended the boy (farm) camp – he loved eating food out of the garden, finding out about edible plants/ flowers and blacksmithing.”