Nature Camps are going virtual, and they’re FREE for everyone!

Virtual Camp Begins June 15th

We are bringing nature camp to you this year! Miss Melissa, Miss Cheryl, and Mr. Mike will be providing fun-filled nature camp activities virtually.

Virtual Camps will include access to a private Facebook group, camper-only YouTube videos, games, camp skills, and more! Camps are designed for ages 6-12, but all are welcome to register. The first 100 Erie County residents to register will receive a Nature Camp Swag Bag!

 

FAQs

What ages can participate?

Virtual Nature Camps are designed for ages 6-12, but anyone can sign up!

How do I register my child(ren)?

You can register online at this link bit.ly/VNCregister or by calling (419) 625-7783 x221. Due to health precautions and facility restrictions, there is no in-person registration available at this time.

Who gets a swag bag?

The first 100 Erie County residents under the age of 18 to be registered will receive a swag bag. Swag bags will be delivered directly to you – no need to pick them up!

What do Virtual Nature Camps look like?

Virtual Nature Camps (VNC) will be a combination of video content and community engagement that takes place over the course of several weeks. The experience will center in a private Facebook group (what we’re calling ‘VNC Basecamp’). Camp Leaders will post short to medium-length videos with activities, games, camp skills, and other topics for campers to watch at their convenience and at their own pace. From time to time, Camp Leaders will ‘go live’ to have a more interactive experience with campers. These live sessions will be announced ahead of time in the VNC Basecamp.

Are Virtual Nature Camps an all-day commitment?

No. Virtual Nature Camps will be a self-paced and at-your-convenience experience that will encourage campers to spend time outdoors and explore nature with new eyes!

Why do I have to register?

Firstly, we want to cater the Virtual Nature Camp experience to the specific campers who register. Knowing what age groups and demographics are registered will help create the best camp experience possible. Also, the VNC Basecamp will be a private group and all content will be released exclusively to registered campers. Registering will let us keep in touch with campers directly.

What are the technology requirements to participate in Virtual Nature Camps?

Access to email and YouTube. A Facebook account that can be added to a private group is also recommended. Email will be the primary form of correspondence between Camp Leaders and Campers.

Registration opens May 18th at 9AM!

There is no fee for Virtual Camps, but registration is required.
The first 100 Erie County residents to register will receive a free Nature Camp Swag Bag!
To register, please call (419) 625-7783 x221 or click the button below.

Facility Closures & Program Cancellations

Facility reservations, in-person programming, and indoor facilities, except for restrooms, will remain suspended/closed through the month of August. Erie MetroParks asks that restroom use be limited to emergencies only. All Erie MetroParks' properties remain open to the public. Park guests are asked to observe proper social distancing at all times.