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Wildlife Winter Camps Minimize

  Wild in Winter (ages 4-12)
December 22nd and/or 23rd
Half-day: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Full-day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Let the kids go Wild in Winter at Ohio Wildlife Center! 
Do you need more time to shop and prepare for the holidays? Then drop the kids off for a fun-filled Holiday Wildlife Workshop.  Children ages 4-12 will spend time participating in animal care, nature hikes and learning how Ohio's animals adapt to the winter season. They will even get a chance to do crafts and make gifts for family members!

Preschoolers (ages 4-6) choose from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. half day sessions. Children (ages 7-12) attend a half day or full day session from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Wildlife Spring Camps

Spring Break Wildlife Camp (ages 7-12)

Backyard Explorers 
Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 2nd; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily

Outdoor wildlife lovers…this is the camp for you!  Join us for an exciting week immersed in learning about the wild animals in our midst.  Why do wild animals have conflict with people? What is the rehabilitation process?  We will spend time each day feeding and caring for our resident wild animals such as opossums, woodchucks, snakes and turtles, squirrels and chipmunks and many more.  Through outdoor games, hikes and aquatic bio-surveys, we will find out how the species of Ohio adapt to a variety of habitats and challenges as the seasons change around us.  A nutritious snack is provided.

Registration will open soon!
 

Wildlife Summer Camps Minimize
OWC is one of only a handful of wildlife centers in the nation that offers children ages 4-16 the special opportunity to interact with wild animals.  These are fun-filled, action-packed weeks at a working wildlife center.  Campers take a hands-on role in learning about Ohio's native wildlife, including the care and husbandry of our resident animals, hikes, biosurveys, nest box monitoring, and other conservation activities.  

**NEW CAMP THEMES FOR 2015 SEASON**
Registration will open the first week in January!




WildCare (ages 7-12) 
"Keepers of the Wild"

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - Noon 

Choose from the following dates:
June 15th - 19th             July 6th - 10th          August 3rd - 7th
June 22nd - 26th            July 20th - 24th        August 10th - 14th

Wildlife lovers who want to explore pre-veterinary medicine, animal keeping and biological sciences will not want to miss this camp!  With daily hands-on practices, campers will study our resident education animal's biology, special health concerns or needs, learn to feed and care for the animals and track animal health and treatment throughout the week.  Campers will also learn how to preform animal exams, read x-rays, bandage wounds and calculate medications.  Campers will work on a WildScience project where they will use scientific method to study, discover and  present on a question and hypothesis they select, research and analyze. Campers will tap into their creative and innovative sides to engineer equipment critical to good wildlife care and medicine.  From species-appropriate "furniture" (perches. Shelves. Climbing structures) to nesting bins and enrichment devices, campers will design and create equipment that may be used by wildlife centers across the country. The camp week includes animal science oriented games, hikes and time in our popular Aquatic Study Pond Living Lab! 


SCRAM! Camp (ages 13-16) 
"Homeward Bound: Reuniting Wild Families"

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - Noon 
July 13th - 17th

During SCRAM! Camp, our Junior Keepers will be challenged to discover the common causes of human and wildlife conflict.  They will research the issues and design a project to help people solve conflicts humanely and prevent injury or illness to humans and wildlife in our communities. Campers may build reuniting kits for squirrels or raccoons that can be loaned to homeowners.  Some may choose to construct one-way doors that safely and effectively move animals out and not in. Others may design ways to prevent birds from striking windows or plan habitat and landscape designs that deter geese, deer and other wildlife from areas of concern.  Junior Keepers will be handling and caring for our resident wild animals daily as part of their keeper experience and career exploration into animal and veterinary sciences in wildlife or biology fields.


SCRAM! Wildlife is OWC’s humane wildlife management business, income which goes 100% to the support of OWC’s wildlife rehabilitation and education mission.  Community education is one of the primary activities of SCRAM, and this camp will give young people a hands-on look at peaceful coexistence with wildlife and wildlife management techniques.




Owlets Summer Camp (ages 4-6)

"​Wild About Water" 

AM Session: 9 a.m. - Noon
PM Session: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Choose from the following dates:
June 29th - July 1st 
July 27th - 29th
     
Owlets preschoolers enjoy three (3) half-days (choose from either AM or PM sessions) of hands-on immersion in nature through hikes, games, stories and the opportunity to learn how to feed and care for the smaller wild animal residents at OWC such as turtles, squirrels, birds, opossums and rabbits.  Campers will learn animals’ basic needs of food, water, shelter and space, (and for pet animals, toys and love!) as well as how to behave safely around both wild and domestic animals.  Campers will explore the wetlands and ponds at OWC in depth.  Our new Living Lab study area will provide a place for campers to hold specimens and identify and observe them.  Even our youngest campers will enjoy utilizing the tools and technology to bring microscopic aquatic organisms to larger-than-life for easier study.