April Session @ French Park: Saturdays, April 5, 12, 26 & May 3, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
September Session @ Ault Park: Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Camp Canine has everything!! Exercise for you and your best friend on a 30 minute guided hike each Saturday, weekly giveaways, prizes and owner & pet bonding activities. Special guests share information and techniques to ensure the well-being of your dog.
*NEW THIS YEAR*: Dogs have the opportunity to earn a Cincinnati Parks' Citizenship Badge at each session. We have two separate badges they can earn if the dog attends both camps.
Beyond our themed camps with special activities, all of our award winning camps for children ages 3 – 14 include trail hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor games, interactions with live animals, and many more fun, hands-on activities! NEW THIS YEAR: Early bird discounts in February, camps with extended hours from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Harry Potter Camp, H2 Whoa! Camp, and "BIG" Kid Camp for Adults 50 and up!
February Early bird discounts apply to: LaBoiteaux Woods' Camps – Outdoor Skills Camp on June 16 - 20 from 9:30am - 3:00pm, Preschool Camp on June 23 - 27 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, Parade Camp on June 30 - July 4 from 9:30am - 3:00pm; Trailside Nature Center's Urban Safari Camp on July 28 - August 2 from 9:30am - 3:00pm and the "BIG" Kids Camp on July 23 -25 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Sat., March 1 - Breakfast seatings from 9:00 a.m. - noon - Oak Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest
You and your family will enjoy a hay wagon ride to the Arboretum and interact with costumed sugar makers from the past. Along the way, you will taste maple sap, tea and sugar. Join in as we simulate how trees produce sugar and discover how people have tapped into this sugar source over the centuries.
A free pancake breakfast is provided before your program begins.
Program fee: $8 per person. The full program, including breakfast, takes approximately 2.25 hours. Reservations with breakfast are required. REGISTER TODAY!
PANCAKES IN THE WOODS
Sun., March 9, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve
Start the first day of daylight savings time change by celebrating the maple season! Enjoy pancakes and sausage grilled by celebrity chefs. Learn about the process and story of maple sugaring. All proceeds benefit California Woods and Magrish Riverlands Preserves. Suggested Donation: $7 per person.
RAVINE TO FREEDOM
Sun., March 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
College Hill was considered the second most important community along the Cincinnati Underground Railroad during the 1840’s-1850’s. Hike along a ravine used by escaping slaves to avoid the “public, narrow and dusty turnpike” on their way to abolitionist home in the area. The hike covers 1.5 miles of ROUGH hill terrain on and off the trail. After the hike, view historic documents and maps following the slaves’ routes and possible stops. Appropriate for ages 10 - adults. Sturdy footwear is required. Fee: $5 per person. Call 542-2909 by March 13 for more information and paid reservations.
Fri., March 21, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – The Wolff Planetarium in Burnet Woods
The Zodiac...the ancient calendar of the skies that ruled our fates. Are you truly as bull-headed as Taurus, do you have the heart of Leo the Lion, or do you strangely find yourself drawn to water, constantly wondering, is this really the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? Unlock the mysteries of the Zodiac as we ask the age old question, "What's your sign?" Programs are open to adults & children ages 5+ accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited. Fee: $5/person. Call 751-3679 for more information or paid reservations.
Tues., March 25, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Caldwell Nature Preserve
OUTDOOR SURVIVAL FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Fri., March 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Avon Woods Nature Preserve
ME AND MY BEST FRIEND
*RESCHEDULED* Sat., March 29, 10:00 a.m. - noon – Ault Park
For the 2nd year, Cincinnati Parks is partnering with local dog trainer, Lisa Desatnik, to present a fun and educational program for children ages 6-9 on the safe way to play and care for their puppy or dog, bite prevention and how to approach dogs. A demonstration dog is here to spend the day with us so please keep your dog in comfort at home. Games, a craft and a "doggie bag" add to the fun! Fee: $8 per child (caregiver/parent free of charge). For reservations, call 321-6070 ext 11 before Mar. 19. Visit: SoMuchPETential.com for more information on Lisa Desatnik.
We operate 5 Nature Centers offering programs in neighborhood parks. More info about a specific Nature Center Park Naturalists are happy to customize our programs to best fit your educational needs. Please view our School Program Brochure!