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 nature stories to outdoor skills.  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.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Our 2024 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 (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 – 12:30pm
Cost: $125

Trail Rompers Weekly Themes

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s snowing? All the wondrous ways weather can happen will happen this week! Rain, snow, rainbows, tornadoes, we will discover it all.  We will even learn about how the sun and other celestial bodies play a part in the weather outside.

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $100

No Camp on 5/27

Let’s jump into the world of our favorite stories! Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jamberry, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie and more! We will read, create crafts, and then bring the books to life!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

No passports needed, we are ready to explore the world! Each day we will “visit” a new biome, including the desert, rainforest, ocean, and forests!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

From the biggest elephant to the smallest ant, the fastest cheetah to the slowest snail, and the coldest arctic, to the hottest desert; Nature has it all! We will explore the most extreme parts of our world!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $100

No Camp on 6/19

Get your shovels ready, we are going to dig! We will uncover what’s under our feet from worms, to fossils, to volcanoes and more, sometimes what we can’t always see is the best to explore!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

This week we will take a look at all the wonderful components of growing your own garden!  We will master using gardening tools, plant our own seeds, decorate plant pots, and learn the importance of bees and butterflies!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $100

No Camp 7/4

Nature sure is beautiful! We will investigate the pretty plants that grow all around us from trees, fruit, and leaves to tropical plants and wildflowers. Along the way we will create our own gardens to take home!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

What do you want to be when you grow up? A chef? Engineer? Artist? This week we will explore a variety of jobs you may dream of being and how they can all connect with nature!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

Get ready to sing! Each day we will learn a new nature song, and by the end of the week come up with a song of our own! We will also dive into the topics of the songs, create our own instruments, and of course dance!

Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Ages: 4 – 6
Cost: $125

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: $195

Nature Explorers Weekly Themes

Once upon a time in the woods far far away there were campers who used their imagination to tell the greatest stories ever inspired by nature! Join us as we pursue the great art of storytelling through play writing, improv, comics, and more!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $195

We will be traveling back in time to learn about what the Earth was like a long long time ago. We will discover dinosaurs,  and creatures of the ice age. Then we will fast forward to life as pioneers. But wait, after we uncover the past we will plan our dream for a better future!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $156

No camp 6/19

Get ready to create! We will delve into the mediums of painting, sculpting, upcycling, photography, and fiber arts as we are inspired by the beauty of the great outdoors!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $195

Get your camping gear ready, we are learning how to survive in the great outdoors! We will start the week setting up camp. Then will continue acquiring outdoor skills such as fire starting, knot tying, cooking, and shelter building!

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $195

Grab your lab coats, we have some experiments to do! Each day we will step into the world of a different scientist! Let’s become entomologists, meteorologists, zoologists, geologists, and physicists and delve into how much there is to investigate about our world!

Times: 9:00 – 3:00
Ages: 7 – 10
Cost: $195

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: $325

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 6/13 will include an overnight camping experience
Ages: 11 – 14
Cost: $325

Camp FAQs

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 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.

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 is your cancellation and refund policy?

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
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.