2023 Summer Camp Registration will be open on 2/6!

Calling all summer campers!

Join Imago for a summer of fun! We’ll explore the Imago woods, play fun camp games, and connect with each other and the earth.

Each week of camp will explore fun and unique themes from bugs to legendary creatures. A week of camp at Imago is sure to provide treasured life-long summer memories!

You can find weekly camp themes, pricing information, and spots remaining in the boxes below.

Trail Rompers

Trail Rompers (Ages 4 – 6)

Enjoy a wonderful week of wonder and fun immersed in the outdoors. Each week we explore a nature theme with games, hikes, songs and art.

Times: Monday-Friday | 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $105

Trail Rompers Weekly Themes

Ohio is home to all sorts of amazing creatures! Campers will spend the week engaging in unique, hands-on activities as they learn all about the amazing animals that call Ohio home.

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $105

Dive into a world of wonder and creativity. From creating magical stories to going on fantastical adventures, campers will have a blast this week using their imagination to explore our magical forest!

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $105

Learn about the importance and beauty of trees all around us. This week campers will be looking up to explore the hidden wonders of Imago’s wooden giants. They will build their own trees, discover the magical connections of root systems, make tree friends, and learn about all of the creatures living above us!

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $105

Get ready for an adorable week! From tadpoles to coyote pups, campers will have a blast learning about all kinds of baby animals.

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $105

This week campers will learn about the coolest reptiles living in our own backyards! Get to know the snakes, turtles, and lizards of Ohio as well as the largest reptiles on earth! We’ll even learn about some reptiles of legend and their amazing origin stories.

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $105

Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers (Ages 7 – 10)

Each week is a new theme that we will explore with hikes, games, and art-making. Campers will have the opportunity to make life-long memories and friends, while spending the week immersed in creative, hands-on nature based programming.

Times: Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $175

Nature Explorers Weekly Themes

An Imago classic is back! Campers will spend the week putting on a play of their own. Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to create their own costumes, build their own sets and props, and have a ton of fun exploring the world of theater. This week features a performance of the campers’ play on Friday afternoon.

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $175

Spend a week creating and inventing with Imago! Throughout the week campers will flex their creativity and problem-solving skills as they take on the challenges of creating Rube-Goldberg machines, building incredible forts, upcycling cardboard into amazing new creations, and more!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $175

On your mark, get set, play! During this week campers will learn how to design and create games. They’ll play and design running games, hide-and-seek games, water games, and even create and solve mysteries! 

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $175

*Due to the Fourth of July Holiday there are four days of camp programming this week. Camp will run on Monday and then Wednesday through Friday

Nature is filled with a variety of sounds. During this week, we dive deep into the sense of hearing. Camper will learn about creatures with amazing ears, make their own sounds and music in nature, and use their listening skills to discover wonderful moments in the woods!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $140

Get ready for a delicious week! This brand-new camp concept will get campers cooking. Campers will learn about cooking over a campfire, create their very own recipes, and harvest and prepare food from the garden and forest.

Times: 9:00 – 3:00
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $175

Get ready to explore the amazing world of animals! Each day is a deep exploration of a different group of animals, from fish to marsupials. Through games, hikes, and art-making, we’ll get to know what makes each group unique and look for reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals at Imago’s nature preserve.

Times: 9:00 – 3:00
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $175

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp (Ages 11 – 14)

Come explore the incredible outdoors of Cincinnati with Imago! Campers will spend the week going on natural adventures such as kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and more. This week also includes a one-night overnight camping experience.

Times: Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 3:30pm*

*Includes one overnight camping experience on Thursday 6/16

Cost: $275

Adventure Camp

The ultimate Imago camp. Each day our campers head out (by van or bus) to explore a new natural wonder in our region. The camp features kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering, hiking, and a whole lot more.

Times: 9:00am – 3:30pm*
*Thursday 6/15 will include an overnight camping experience
Ages: 11 – 14
Cost: $275

Camp FAQs

How is Imago Responding To COVID?

Imago is committed to offering meaningful and fun experiences for our campers while taking the safety of our campers, our staff, and our families very seriously. For this reason, Imago has developed COVID procedures that are informed by the latest recommendations and guidelines from the CDC, the American Camp Association, and the state of Ohio. Click here to view the current version of Imago’s Camp COVID Prodedures. 

For more information about our COVID procedures and policies do not hesitate to contact us.

Where do Camps Take Place?
All camps take place at Imago’s 16-acre urban nature preserve, just 5 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. Our street address is 700 Enright Ave.
What makes an Imago camp special?
Our camps tap into the power of nature to shape young lives and create amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Nature:
Our camps emphasize being outside and feature activities that are not common in everyday life. From hiking to working on a garden, each day is full of new experiences that tap into children’s natural affinity for the outdoors.

Skills:
Campers will learn new skills in natural history, outdoor recreation, sustainability, and outdoor survival.

Community:
Our camps are not just a collection of campers, but rather a community. From chores, to inventing games, to making snacks, our camps are designed so that campers can be a part of a thriving camp community.

Camper Led:
Finally, we believe that the best camps are the ones that the campers help to shape and create. Our camps intentionally have time for camper led inquiries, games and activities.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Our 2022 Cancellation and refund policies reflect the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19. In the event of an illness, we want to protect our campers, families and staff, while still protecting some of the time and resources that Imago invested in planning and preparing for the camp. Click here to view our cancellation and refund policies. 
Is there a way to see a schedule for the whole summer?

Yep! Here’s the link: Full Summer Schedule

What are the counselors' qualifications?
Counselors must pass a criminal background check, and are extensively trained in Imago’s education standards and policies.
For more information
Have a question or comment that’s not addressed? Give us a holler. You can call us at (513) 921-5124, or email us at camps@imagoearth.org
Are there scholarships available?
A key component of Imago’s values is making sure all families that want to connect with nature are able to do so regularly. For this reason, we want to lower barriers to attending camp. As such, we offer an honor system, needs-based scholarship for our camps.

Click here to learn more about scholarship availability and how to apply.

If you have questions, send us an email at camps@imagoearth.org

I'm interested in working or volunteering with camps

There are a few opportunities for working with camps at Imago:

  • Summer Nature Camp Internship:
    The Summer Nature Camp Intern is an integral part of Imago’s education team who assists in designing and running our summer camp programming. Learn more and apply here

  • Junior Counselor Volunteers: Junior counselors provide support to Imago summer camp staff by leading activities, creating meaningful relationships with campers, providing program support, and more. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older. Read the full description and apply here
What are the camper to counselor ratios?
The camper to counselor ratios are at most 6 to 1, but for a majority of our camps the camper to counselor ratio is smaller.