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About CincyNature Summer Camp

CincyNature summer camps are week-long, nature day camps for children and teens, ages 3 through 13. Camps take place from June through August at Cincinnati Nature Center’s two sites: Rowe Woods in Milford and Long Branch Farm & Trails in Goshen.

Children challenge their minds and bodies while using their imaginations and creativity in a natural setting. Each camp offers unique, age-appropriate activities introducing children to new and exciting outdoor adventures in a safe and friendly environment. Fresh air, hands-on activities, close encounters with animals and plants, and increased knowledge of the natural world help build confidence, generate excitement, and gain knowledge about the environment.

  • Low camper to staff ratio.
  • Camps focus on a variety of nature-based topics.
  • Highly trained staff, including a camp director to ensure quality.

 

CLICK HERE to LOG BACK IN to your CAMP REGISTRATION ACCOUNT FOR CINCYNATURE CAMP (UltraCamp)! You may use this link to update account information.

 

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About Our Camps

Campers

Campers explore the natural world outdoors and should be able to move themselves along gravel and wood chipped trails, up and down hills, across boardwalks, and over flat and uneven ground with minimal assistance. Campers interact with peers in collaborative activities and games. To ensure safety for both campers and staff, each camper should be capable of maintaining appropriate self-control in social situations.

We’re happy to make reasonable accommodations for children with special needs, depending on their requirements. Parents and guardians with questions regarding the ability of camp staff to meet a child’s needs should contact Bekah Cohen, camp director, at rcohen@cincynature.org or (513) 831-1711, ext. 137.

Cancellations and Transfer Policies

As of Friday, May 15, Cincinnati Nature Center has changed our cancellation and transfer policy for the remainder of the 2020 camp season. The new policy is as follows:

  • Refunds will be offered if the request is made by 9 am two weeks' in advance of the camp session. All cancellations are subject to a minimum processing fee of $25 per camp per camper. All requests must be completed online by logging into your camp registration account (UltraCamp) and cancelling your camp reservation. If you have questions, please email registrar@cincynature.org.
  • Cancellation requests made with less than two weeks’ notice will not be refunded except when the request is for unforeseen medical issues. If you wish to cancel a CincyNature Camp session for unexpected medical reasons within two weeks of a camp session you will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. Please make the medical cancellation request in writing before the start date and time by emailing the specifics of your request to registrar@cincynature.org.
  • Transfers requests from one camp into another without charge may be possible with at least two weeks’ notice. Please email registrar@cincynature.org at least two weeks in advance of your child’s camp start date and include the specifics of your request.

Waiting List

Campers on our wait lists get priority when a camp spot becomes available. Campers registered for the wait list will be contacted by email in the order their registrations were received. Please provide a preferred email address so you can be reached if an opening becomes available. If registration does not take place within 24 hours of the email contact, the next camper on the list will automatically be contacted. If the camp opening is within one week of the camp start date, the 24-hour response policy will not apply.

Siblings at CincyNature Camp

In CincyNature Camps where there is a large age range, such as 5-9 year olds in Enchanted Forest, or 6-13 year olds in Creek Quest, etc., campers are separated into smaller, age-appropriate groups. Campers are split based on age to ensure appropriate activities and challenge level for campers. Siblings attending these large age range camps are often separated into different groups. Trail groups will consist of 8 campers with  camp counselors. Groups will be preassigned and children will be separated into groups on the first day of camp according to age. If your child has a sibling registered in their camp and you wish to place them in the same trail group, please indicate this on your online health form under, “additional information” and we will do our best to do so as long as you indicate this TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start of camp in Ultracamp. If you wish for your child to be placed  a family member whose ages are not within one year of one another, our policy is to place the older camper with the younger camper’s trail group. The group that your child is assigned to will be your camper’s trail group for the week. Individual groups will not interact with one another.

Attending CincyNature Camp with a Same-Age Friend or Sibling

Trail groups will consist of 8 campers with 2 camp counselors. Groups will be preassigned and children will be separated into groups on the first day of camp according to age. If your child has a friend or relative registered in their camp and you wish to place them in the same trail group, please indicate this on your online health form under, “additional information” and we will do our best to do so as long as you indicate this TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start of camp in Ultracamp. If you wish for your child to be placed with a friend or a family member whose ages are not within one year of one another, our policy is to place the older camper with the younger camper’s trail group. The group that your child is assigned to will be your camper’s trail group for the week. Individual groups will not interact with one another.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Cincinnati Nature Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital, or family status.