2021 Summer Camps

To ensure the safety of campers and staff during COVID-19, this year’s summer camps will be held in person as single-day, small group (8 children/group) sessions from 9 am to noon. 

Please note the location, day and times in the camp descriptions.  Content of each camp will be slightly 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 your own curiosity.

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

Ninja Adventure Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Kids on trail during Summer Camp

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

Details: Experience being a Ninja for the day! You’ll have time to meet your ninja team members (ninjas love teamwork!) and hone your archery skills at the Hoverball archery range. Afterward, you will make a hiking stick craft and then take a stealthy hike to see what kinds of critters are nearby. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to show your bravery by completing the ninja warrior course!  Parents will drop off and pick up their ninjas in front of the clubhouse at Tam O’Shanter Park.  

History Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Price: $10 for Stark County Resident/$15 non-Stark County Resident
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. We’ll create hiking sticks and explore the forest trails, and try some shelter building for fun!

Drop off and pickup will be at the Nature Center

Wildlife Adventure Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Young Heron and Helping Hand

Price: $10 for Stark County Resident/$15 non-Stark County Resident
 Wildlife Conservation Center-Sippo Lake Park 800 Genoa Ave., Massillon 44646

Details: Come along as we explore Ohio's busiest season for wildlife. We'll tour the Wildlife Conservation Center bustling with creatures big and small. We'll make hiking sticks before heading out on the trail to see critters in their native habitats and then we'll take a closer look into what's happening with the teeny creatures in tiny spaces all around us. 

Science Camp (Ages 6 to 8)

Price: $10 per student
Summer is for exploration!  Children ages 6-8 years-old can become scientists and explore the natural world with scientific tools, work together on experiments, explore the outdoors, and meet our animal ambassadors in this exciting day camp!

June 22 and 23, 2021, 9 a.m. to Noon, Exploration Gateway-Sippo Lake Park
5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708

Virtual Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp (Middle School and High School Students)

Price: Free
Are you in middle school or high school considering a career with animals? We will be doing a virtual version using Zoom of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp to take you behind the scenes at the Wildlife Conservation Center at Sippo Lake Park.

This stand-alone program will show you what a typical day might look like as a wildlife rehabilitator, training/education requirements, and why we do it. We'll also talk about some of the lesser-known roles at the park that work with live animals.

This program will show live animals and areas of the Wildlife Conservation Center where access is limited.