Kids and Youth Programs

Stark Parks kidsSometimes kids need their own space and time. Stark Parks has initiated programs to tap into their physical and mental development and budding curiosity.

Registration is required for these popular programs.

Adventure Kids Programs & Hikes

These programs for pre-school and elementary-aged children are typically nature focused with an outdoor hike, craft, or game.  Live and taxidermy wildlife may be used depending on the topic.  The sessions are divided into age groups.

Youth Archery

Electronic devices aren’t even a consideration once the kids get into archery!  In archery sessions, learn about the equipment, proper shooting technique, and safety before spending some time working on your skills.  All equipment will be provided. Participants should arrive on time and must wear closed toe shoes.


These annual camps typically happen in the summer or around typical breaks in the local school schedule.  Topics and themes may include wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation, outdoor adventure, ninja camp, and science.  Fees for camps cover costs of additional supplies.  Age ranges vary depending on the camp.  Visit the Summer Camps page for 2023 information.

Fishing Derbies

Derbies for children, ages 4 to 15, offer a fun and safe environment to introduce children to fishing or continue their interest.  An average of five derbies are held April to Aug. each year with prizes awarded.  Find the annual schedule on the Fishing Derby page.