Introducing Imago’s Backyard Adventures

Backyard Adventures take the many components that make camp special and brings them to your yard!

Backyard Adventures will be week long experiences that campers do WITH Imago but at home.  These Adventures will get campers to really explore and know their yards and nearby natural areas. The Backyard Adventures will still feature the exploration, guidance, community and fun that make Imago camps special.

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Wait, so do parents have to do all the work?

Adventures are designed to be simple enough that our adventurers can do most activities on their own or with minimal support. 

Also our leaders will be available at any time during the session for questions and help. 

What's Included in the Materials Box?

The Materials Box will include everything that the Adventurer will need to complete the activities with the exception of basic at home supplies (e.g. paper, pencils). 

The box will also have special materials such as field guides, terrariums, and more that the Adventurer can use to continue their explorations all summer long!

Are the Video Meetings Mandatory?

We think that having us all together a few times a day helps to build that camaraderie that makes camp special. That said, we know that sometimes devices are not available, or your Adventurer would rather be out… adventuring.

We’ll record the meetings and make them available in case your Adventurer wants to watch them later. 

How will the Adventures be Hosted?

Adventurers will interact with us and other campers through two simple ways. All of the Adventure information, activities, and places for submission will take place in an Online “Classroom”. Video meetings will take place on Zoom. 

Recommended for Ages 8 and up

  • Week-long mission-based experiences. Each day will be filled with new skills, activities and challenges.
  • Adventures include group video calls, guest presenters, challenges, team games, and collaborations. 
  • Mission kit with all the materials Adventurers will need for the week (and more!).
  • Imago counselors will be available to lead the groups, play group games and help campers individually and in small groups.
  • What Backyard Adventures are Not: Hours in front of a computer. 

Typical Daily Schedule

9:00 am – Morning Hangout with whole group to learn new skills and explain activities.

9:30 – 11:30 am – Activity Time! Also time for Adventurers to work with each other and with Imago leaders.

11:30 – Harvest! We’ll come back together to share our findings and our creations and tell stories of our adventures.

After Harvest – The Adventures continue! All the materials and information will be available to our adventurers so that they can work on their explorations all day long.

Discovery Week
June 8 – 12 | Full

Campers will have the opportunity to explore the nature that lives right outside their door! This week is filled with fun discovery opportunities where campers will investigate bugs, birds, trees and more!

Inventions Week
June 15 – 19 | $65 till 6/4, then $90
Registration Closes on 6/9

Campers will have the opportunity to use knowledge of the natural world to create amazing inventions! This week will challenge campers to create solar ovens, ziplines, amazing forts, and more!

Artists in Nature Week
June 22 – 26 | $75 till 6/10, then $100
Registration Closes on 6/16

Featuring instruction and projects from guests artists and our friends from Wordplay and the Cincinnati Art Museum.