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. 

Covid-19 Policies

All camps will be run using state and federal COVID guidelines. Click here to view the current version of Imago’s COVID Policies.

Cancellation & 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. 

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

*With the exception of Marvelous Mammals (7/5-7/8) which will run Tuesday-Friday

Trail Rompers Weekly Themes

Campers will discover the wonderful world of insects as they dive into learning about creatures like ants, bees, and fireflies! Campers will take part in unique and exciting hands-on programming that digs deep into the lives of insects and why they are important to our environment.

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

Let’s look up and get to know the amazing creatures and creations that we see in the sky! This week, campers will learn about local animals that fly – like birds and flying squirrels – as well as human creations that fly – like paper airplanes and kites.

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

*Please Note: Because of the Fourth of July holiday, this is a four day camp week. Camp will run Tuesday-Friday 9:30am – 11:30am

There are so many marvelous mammals in the world, and during this week of camp we will be getting to know some local favorites. Each day will focus on a different marvelous mammal. Campers will be introduced to the characteristics that make mammals special while we do crafts, play fun camp games, and explore Imago’s nature preserve.

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $84

We know that humans live in different places and in different types of homes, but what about our animal neighbors? This week, campers will explore different animal homes and habitats. We’ll hop around Imago’s nature preserve in search of the places our animal neighbors call home.

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

How can we use our senses to explore nature? Campers will spend their week learning about animals with amazing senses and will also learn how they can use their own senses to explore the natural world.

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

Trail Rompers Spots Remaining:

If there are not spots available in your desired week of camp, you can still register and join the waitlist.

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

On your mark, get set, explore! This week campers will build teamwork skills, solve puzzles and play cooperative games. Whether they are solving a scavenger hunt or entering the Animal Olympics, campers will explore the dynamics of Imago’s nature preserve! 

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

Dive into a week of camp that’s all about water! Campers will spend the week exploring all the wet and wonderful things water has to offer. From bubbles and fun water games to learning how to protect this important resource, campers will have a blast discovering all the different things water can do!

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

This is a camp about animals that don’t exist except for in stories and myths (or do they exist?). Campers will learn about the cultural significance and origins of cryptids like bigfoot, the loch ness monster, and the local Loveland Frog!

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

Become an outdoor detective during this week of map making, trail building, and animal tracking! This week campers solve mysteries on the trials, practice their camouflage skills, and learn some basics of outdoor survival. Campers will engage in the endless mysteries of nature!

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

Come investigate the vibrant and diverse habitats Imago’s nature preserve has to offer! Campers will spend the week learning about different habitats and the animals’ homes that can be found there.

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

Nature can be weird, really weird. From animals that are not what they seem to plant juices that have curious properties, we’ll explore the weird side of nature with Imago this week! Campers will spend the week enjoying hands-on activities designed to illuminate answers about strange things in the natural world around us.

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

Nature Explorers Spots Remaining:

If there are not spots available in your desired week of camp, you can still register and join the waitlist.

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp (Ages 11 – 14)

The Imago favorite is back! Campers will spend their week rock climbing, kayaking,  hiking and doing lots of exploring. This camp features one 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 6/16 will include an overnight camping experience
Ages: 11 – 14
Cost: $275

Adventure Camp Spots Remaining:

If there are not spots available in your desired week of camp, you can still register and join the waitlist.

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.