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; 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Cost: $90

 

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Campers will participate in engaging, hands-on activities that inspire a sense of wonder and knowledge about pond life. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and discover frogs, dragonflies, turtles and more!

9:00 – 12:00
Ages 4 – 6
$90

Campers will spend the week engrossed in the wonders of the forest, learning about everything from trees, bears and even the decomposers who help keep the forest clean.

9:00 – 12:00
Ages 4 – 6
$90

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in engaging, hands-on activities that explore all the wonders the sky has to offer- from birds to rainbows!

9:00 – 12:00
Ages 4 – 6
$90

Campers will engage in exciting, hands-on programming that introduces them to how plants grow, garden-friendly insects, and the delicious results of gardening. 

9:00 – 12:00
Ages 4 – 6
$90

Campers will spend the week learning about the amazing critters and creatures that live beneath the earth’s surface. Campers will have the opportunity to discover and explore amazing things like caves, moles and worms!

9:00 – 12:00
Ages 4 – 6
$90

Nature Explorers Camp (Ages 6 – 10)

Each week is a new theme that we will explore with hikes, games, and art-making. Campers will shape the camp community by working on the camp garden, helping to prepare the camp snack and inventing camp games.

Ages: 6 – 10
Times: Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00.
Cost: $150

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Campers will discover the wonderful world of insects as they dive into learning about creatures like ants, caterpillars, 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.

9:00 – 3:00
Ages 6 – 10
$150

Campers will journey through different ecosystems, compete in animal olympics and hunt for treasures as they team up to go on amazing adventures throughout the week. Campers will have the opportunity to develop leadership and team skills as well as diving into new depths of knowledge about the world around them.

9:00 – 3:00
Ages 6 – 10
$150

Campers will be able to unleash their creativity as they spend the week creating amazing structures and inventions out of recycled items and materials found in nature! Campers will have the opportunity to engage in unique and creative projects as they design and build things like pinball machines, bridges, and robots.

9:00 – 3:00
Ages 6 – 10
$150

Your camper will become an eco champion! Campers will learn what simple, everyday steps they can take to be good stewards of our environment. Campers will have the opportunity to create eco-friendly items such as reusable snack bags, natural cleaning products and more.

9:00 – 3:00
Ages 6 – 10
$150

Adventure Camps (ages 9-14)

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

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Adventure Camp at PRM (6/22 – 6/26)

The popular and traditional adventure camp with 5 days of hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing. We end the week with a guided wild cave tour to a little known cave in Southern Kentucky.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm (overnight Thursday into Friday)

Ages: 9-14

Cost: $325

 

Ranger Camp (7/6  -7/10)

Campers will spend the week learning outdoor skills and exploring our 21 acres of “wilderness” at the end of Enright Avenue. Campers will spend the week building forts, learning how to build campfires, mastering how to navigate with compasses and more. The week will culminate with an outdoor camping experience at Imago on Thursday night!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm (overnight Thursday into Friday)

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $200

Camp FAQ’s

Are there scholarships available?

There are limited scholarships available. If you have questions about scholarship, send us an email at camps@imagoearth.org and we can provide more information.

Is there a way to see a schedule for the whole summer?
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 if I need to cancel?

First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another camp so your camper can have the experience of summer camp. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us.

– If you cancel with more than 30 days till the camp start date, then you will receive a full refund
– 15-30 days until the camp start date – 50% refund
– 2 weeks prior to start of camp – NO REFUND

Where do Camps Take Place?

Most camps take place at Imago’s 16 acre urban nature preserve, just 5 minutes west of downtown Cincinnati. One week of camps (6/24-6/28) are based at Pleasant Ridge Montessori School.

Assistant Counselors

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This is a volunteer position that is perfect for youth ages 13 – 17 who are interested in being outdoors, working with kids, or learning more about sustainability. The Assistant Counselor (AC) works closely with camp staff to provide a safe and fun camp experience. Duties include co-leading hikes, games and activities and helping to prepare camp materials. We ask that each applicant be able to commit to one week of camp (at least) for most of the camp day – we can be flexible as well, within reason.

What are the counselors' qualifications?

Each counselor is First Aid/CPR trained and certified. Counselors also must pass a criminal background check, and are extensively trained in Imago’s education standards and policies.

What are the camper to counselor ratios?

Each camp has a 6 to 1 camper to counselor ratio.

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