2022 Adventure Days

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"I am bored, there is nothing to do" will not be uttered this summer in Stark County, Ohio!  Summer Adventure Days (formerly called summer camps) offer fun recreation, nature, history, and wildlife experiences at the park.  

Online registration will begin May 1, but may be unavailable for several days at some point while a new reservation system is implemented.  Please call 330-477-3552 for assistance if a registration link is not included below.  

Adventure Days will take place in several different parks.  Please note the location, day and times in each description.  Content for each session (Archery, History, and Wildlife) will be different, so feel free to sign up for more than one.

Don't forget to prepare for time spent outdoors!  Bring a hat and sunglasses, a water bottle, sunscreen, close-toed shoes (no sandals), insect repellent, and curiosity.

Looking forward to seeing you enjoy Stark Parks this summer!

Archery Adventure Days (Ages 9 to 12)

Boy shooting bow and arrow

Dates:
June 14, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
June 15, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
June 16, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
July 12, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
July 13, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
July 14, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter
Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to Noon, Tam O'Shanter Park-Shelter

Price: $10 for Stark County Resident/$15 non-Stark County Resident

Details: If you have watched Robin Hood or Hunger Games and been impressed with archery and bow and arrows, this experience is for you!  This introductory-level program for youth to emphasize safety, proper shooting form, and recreational target shooting.  All equipment provided.  Sessions are exactly the same each day, please only sign up your child for one day to make sure others have a chance to participate.  

Junior Wildlife Adventure Days (Ages 5 to 8)

Two kids with butterfly

Dates:
June 8, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
June 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
June 10, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Price: Free

Location:  Wildlife Conservation Center-Sippo Lake Park 800 Genoa Ave., Massillon 44646

Details: Tour the Wildlife Conservation Center bustling with live animals (large and small) and head out on the trail to see critters in their native habitats.  Plan on being outdoors for the majority of the adventure.  

A drop-off waiver must be signed by a parent.  Pick Up and Drop Off is at the front entrance to the Wildlife Conservation Center.  

History Adventure Days (Ages 8 to 12)

Kids on trail during Summer Camp

Dates:
June 14, 15, or 16, 9 a.m. to Noon
July 12, 13, or 14, 9 a.m. to Noon
Aug. 9, 10, or 11, 9 a.m. to Noon

Price: $10 for Stark County Resident/$15 non-Stark County Resident

Location:  Quail Hollow Park  13480 Congress Lake Ave, Hartville 44632

Details:
  Experience a morning of adventure and learn about “cool old stuff.” We’ll take a tour of the historic manor house and learn about what life was like for the families that lived on and farmed the land. Explore the forest trails and try some shelter building for fun!

Drop off and pickup will be at the Nature Center

Wildlife Adventure Days (Ages 8 to 12)

Kestrel with kids looking up

Dates:
June 14, 9 a.m. to Noon
June 15, 9 a.m. to Noon
June 16, 9 a.m. to Noon
July 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
July 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
July 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to Noon
Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to Noon
Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to Noon

Price: $10 for Stark County Resident/$15 non-Stark County Resident

Location:  Wildlife Conservation Center-Sippo Lake Park 800 Genoa Ave., Massillon 44646

Details:

Tour the Wildlife Conservation Center bustling with live animals (large and small) and head out on the trail to see critters in their native habitats, and participate in a bioblitz to take a closer look into what happening with the teeny creatures in tiny spaces all around us. Plan on being outdoors for the majority of the adventure.  

A drop-off waiver must be signed by a parent.  Pick Up and Drop Off is at the front entrance to the Wildlife Conservation Center.  

Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp (Ages 16 to 18)

Group of wildlife campers

Dates:
June 21-23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Price: $20 for Stark County Resident/$25 non-Stark County Resident

Location:  Wildlife Conservation Center-Sippo Lake Park 800 Genoa Ave., Massillon 44646

Details:

Whether you are exploring your career interests, deciding a major, or looking to volunteer, this experience will give you a great perspective on what wildlife rehabilitation is all about.  Expect a hands-on training, but you will not be expected to do anything that you are not comfortable with.

Participants should complete a Volunteer Application, Background Check, and Volunteer Waiver by June 3, 2022.  You will receive an email with instructions on completing the necessary forms after registration.

Summer Fest, July 30 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pedal boats docked at Sippo Lake Marina

Dates:
July 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  Sippo Lake Park

Details:

Everyone can enjoy summer fun- fishing, hiking, archery, games, crafts, scavenger hunts, s'mores, and more!  This drop-in event will take place throughout Sippo Lake Park!  Pedal boats will be available for rental and food available at the Sippo Lake Marina.  Fishing poles will be available to borrow and free bait.  No pre-registration required.  

Summer Art Camp (Ages 6 to 17)

Dates:
June 2 and 3 – 9 a.m. to Noon 
June 2 and 3 – 1 to 4 p.m.
June 6 and 7 – 9 a.m. to Noon
June 6 and 7 – 1 to 4 p.m
June 9 and 10 – 9 a.m. to Noon
June 9 and 10 – 1 to 4 p.m
June 21 and 22– 9 a.m. to Noon
June 21 and 22 – 1 to 4 p.m
June 23 and 24 - 9 a.m. to Noon
June 23 and 24 - 1 to 4 p.m

Location:  Sippo Lake Park

Details:

Do you have a creative kiddo at home? Summer is a great time for kids to try new things or sharpen their creative skills. Summer Art Camp is an opportunity for students to experiment and make art using a variety of media.

Participants will create 6 projects after attending two, 3 hour sessions. Attendees will sign up for two, back-to-back, AM or PM sessions.

Projects are planned and designed for all age groups to feel successful and challenged and are the same for every session of Art Camp. Students are encouraged to wear clothes they can get messy or an apron.

Each session consists of a two day back-to-back class in either a morning or afternoon time slot, during which participants will create 6 projects. Must be able to attend both days. Each two day session is $75.00, covering the cost of instruction and supplies.