There’s an endless list of things for kids to do and explore outdoors, and Geauga Park District is pleased to present programs proving just how incredible (and fun) nature can be. Here’s a list of the programs and events geared directly to kids that still have room for more attendees! Before you come out, in light of the coronavirus, visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org to check for new or different registration requirements as our naturalists continue to adjust to fluctuating state guidelines. Thank you for understanding! For more on Geauga Park District, call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
Thursday, July 23: Family Camp Days: Rockets! 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Geauga County residents entering fifth-10th grade and their family members are welcome to Observatory Park to build and launch rockets – a favorite camp activity. All campers must have a registered adult in attendance, and each person attending must register in advance and complete a waiver. “Astro-Nat” Chris will be there to guide you through constructing and launching your rocket. Rocket kits and engines will be provided. Make sure to wear long pants for walking through tall grasses as you recover your rocket! Registration required. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.
Saturday, Aug. 8: Movie Night: “Up” 8-11:30 p.m. Observatory Park. Watch Disney Pixar’s “Up,” rated PG. Free ice cream while it lasts. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments for your group. Cancelled in inclement weather. Registration required beginning July 20 for Geauga residents and Aug. 1 for out-of-county residents.
Friday, Aug. 21: Homeschool Days: Family Learning Fair. 1:30-3:30 p.m. The West Woods, Nature Center. Homeschoolers and families, drop in anytime during program hours to participate in fun activities and information from Geauga County Public Library and Burton Library, Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, Fairmount Center for the Arts, and other organizations that offer educational opportunities for homeschool students. Partially outdoors, so dress for the weather. Allow an hour or more to participate. Adult must attend with student.
Saturday, Aug. 29: Scout Day: Bear Cub Scouts – Fur, Feathers & Ferns. 9-11 a.m. Orchard Hills Park, Lodge. Work on your Fur, Feathers & Ferns required adventure, requirements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to fully complete this adventure. To maximize attendance and minimize no-shows, only four registrations per person; only register participating scouts. Registration required at 440-279-0880.
Saturday, Aug. 29: Scout Day: Brownie Girl Scouts – Eco Friend Badge. 1:30-4 p.m. Orchard Hills Park, Lodge.
Brownie Girl Scouts, learn more about outdoor spaces and how to teach others to treat them with kindness. Complete all requirements to earn the Eco Friend badge. To maximize attendance and minimize no-shows, only four registrations per person; only register participating scouts. Registration required at 440-279-0880.
Saturday, September 19: Scout Day: Junior Girl Scouts – Geocacher Badge. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Big Creek Park, Meyer Center. Junior Girl Scouts, enjoy a morning of high-tech hide and seek as you work toward your Geocacher Badge. Bring your own GPS unit or enabled device or use the park’s. To maximize attendance and minimize no-shows, only four registrations per person. Register only participating scouts. Registration required at 440-279-0880.
Saturday, Sept. 19: Scout Day: Wolf Cub Scouts – Finding Your Way Elective. 1-3 p.m. Big Creek Park, Meyer Center.