Nature Camp

2017 Nature Camp at The Bay!

Join us for our 14th year of fun-filled outdoor adventures at Nature Camp! Each year has a different theme, and all are designed to encourage youth’s natural curiosity of the outdoors by engaging them in fun and educational activities.

Our days are spent enjoying hands-on nature exploration on the Bass Islands, sign up for one of our several camps.                                                                                      2017 Nature Camp Registration Forms will be Posted Soon! We will post information on our Facebook page, the PIB Gazette, and our Nature Newsletter.

Nature Educators:                                                                                                        Put-in-Bay Nature Camps- Jackie Taylor, Kate Ptak, Lisa Brohl, and Debbie Larcey                                                                                                                         Middle Bass Nature Camps- Tina Larson and Barbara Pepper

Questions? Visit the Wildlife Center during hours of operation 255 Meechen Rd. or call us at 419.285.3037, and email at

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND CAMP TIMES AND DATES                                          Monday, June 26th– Friday, June 30th                                                                   Theme: Amazing Arthropods!                                                                                      More information coming soon!

PUT-IN-BAY NATURE CAMP- “Pollinator Power!” Pollinators are the hardest working creatures in the garden, and on mid-summer days they are in large amounts on flowers and fruits at the Wildlife Center and around the Bass Islands. This year we will learn all about bees, butterflies, humming birds, beetles, and other pollinators while practicing safe ways to watch them work with a beekeeper! We will examine the “pollinator evidence” at the South Bass Island Light House and a variety of other places around the islands, and sample edible flowers and fruits on the islands. The older campers will get to kayak for the day, and camp-out one night (9-10 South Bass Island and 11-14 Kelleys Island).

TIMES AND DATES                                                                                                   

Intro to Nature Camp: AGE 4                                                                                          3 MORNINGS FOR 1 HOUR- 9:00 TO 10:00                                                        Monday, July 10th– Wednesday, July 12th                                                                                                                      CAMPER FEE – $40.00

MY FIRST NATURE CAMP: AGE 5-6                                                                              3 DAYS FOR 90 MIN. GRP 1: 10:30 TO 12:00 OR GRP 2: 1:30 TO 3:00             Monday, July 10th– Wednesday, July 12th                                                                                                               CAMPER FEE – $45.00

NATURE CAMP: AGE 7-8                                                                                                4 DAYS FOR 90 MIN. GRP 1: 9:00 TO 10:30 OR GRP 2: 11:00 TO 12:30          Monday, July 17th– Thursday, July 20th                                                                                                                      CAMPER FEE- $60.00

Environmental Adventure Camp I. AGE 9-10                                                                 4 DAYS FOR 120 MIN. 1:30 TO 3:30 Camp-Out Wednesday at 4pm- Thursday at noon Monday, July 17th– Thursday, July 20th                                                                                                                     CAMPER FEE – $100.00

Environmental Adventure Camp II: AGE 11-14                                                             2 DAYS FOR 120 MIN. 10:00 TO 12:00 Camp-Out Wednesday at Kelleys Island Pick-up Thursday morning                                                                                             Monday, July 24th– Thursday, July 27th                                                                                                                      CAMPER FEE – $110.00



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