Deerassic Park Education Center is dedicated to providing high quality outdoor education experiences to youth to encourage them to be active in the outdoors and to nurture an appreciation for all the opportunities nature and the environment have to offer. One of our most popular ways we do this is through our summer camps. Sign your kids up to have a one-of-a-kind experience this year!
EXPERIENCE DEERASSIC CAMP LIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME!
BRAND NEW to the 2021 Camp Lineup is Taste of Deerassic! From ages 6-8, kids have the opportunity to try out the camp experience for the very first time! This 2 day experience slowly works kids into the magic of camp life to see if it’s right for them! They will have a blast doing all sorts of outdoor activities we have to offer under the constant supervision of a special hand-picked staff just right for new campers! These include but are not limited to: archery, fishing, scavenger hunts, creeking, field games, inflatable BB gun range, nature exploring, crafts and much more!
June 8th-9th, 2021 – SOLD OUT
COST: $60 – 2 DAYS
LET NATURE BE YOUR CANVAS!
Art Camp is a great way for kids to get outside and express their artistic side! Two sessions are offered, one day each. A beginner session ages 6-8 and an intermediate session ages 9-11. Kids will have a blast creating all sorts of nature inspired crafts we have to offer! These include but are not limited to: rock art, nature sketching, wind chimes, canvas painting, painting with nature, and clay modeling!
BEGINNER (AGES 6-8): June 15th, 2021 – SOLD OUT
INTERMEDIATE (AGES 9-11): June 17th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $30 – 1 DAY
GET ON TARGET WITH DEERASSIC!
Want to tune up your archery skills? New to archery completely? Archery Camp is suited for the long time archer or a beginner! In 4 days, kids will learn the basics of archery all the way up through learning some more advanced different styles and fun games with the sport of archery! Activities include but are not limited to; NASP style shooting (bows and arrows will be provided), range safety and improved accuracy, target games, 3D shooting, archery launch shot, archery tag, field games to break up the day, 90 meter shot, aerial archery, archery balloon painting, and make your own arrow pen and tie-dye your own archery camp shirt!
June 21st-24th, 2021 – SOLD OUT
COST: $100 – 4 DAYS
THERE’S NEVER A DULL MOMENT AT JUNIOR CAMP!
From ages 9-11, kids will have a blast doing all sorts of outdoor activities we have to offer over 4 days! These include but are not limited to: canoeing, kayaking, gaga ball, archery, giant slip ‘n slides, fishing, kickball, scavenger hunts, creeking, wiffleball, tie-dying shirts, field games, riflery, nature exploring, and low ropes courses! Two sessions available, please only register for one.
SESSION 1: June 29th – July 2nd, 2021 – SOLD OUT
SESSION 2: July 20th-23rd, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $100 – 4 DAYS
STEP UP TO SENIOR CAMP!
Senior Camp is designed for the teen who still wants the camp experience, but is ready for new challenges. We combine all the fun and excitement of Junior Camp, with bonus features reserved ONLY for Senior Campers. From ages 12-15, kids will have a blast doing all sorts of outdoor activities we have to offer! These include but are not limited to: canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, gaga ball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, archery tag, giant slip ‘n slide, fishing, kickball, watersports, creeking, wiffleball, tie-dying shirts, field games, riflery, nature exploring, and outdoor dodge ball!
July 6th-9th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $100 – 4 DAYS
MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER!
Beat the heat this summer and come out to Deerassic for a day full of nothing but outdoor water activities! From ages 9-15, kids will have a blast doing things such as: giant slip ‘n slide, water balloons, paddleboarding, super soakers, water games, and slip ‘n slide kickball! In an event of bad weather, this camp will be rescheduled. Two sessions available, please only register for one.
SESSION 1: July 13th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
SESSION 2: July 15th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $30 – 1 DAY
CHANNEL YOUR INNER BEAR GRYLLS!
BRAND NEW to the 2021 Camp Lineup is Survival Camp! This camp is designed for the teen who wants to take it up another notch with their camp experience and really challenge their outdoor skills! We will challenge campers to execute real life situations as if they were stranded in the backcountry! From ages 12-15, kids will have a blast learning basic survival skills such as but not limited to; building a fire, basic first aid, what to take with you in the wilderness, harvesting fresh water, fishing with simple tools, building a shelter, tracking, navigation, survival food, knot tying, edible plants and insects, and much more! Campers will also get to experience several team building activities to break up each day and have some fun playing kickball or canoeing, or completing a low ropes course! (Please understand this camp is all about having fun learning new things. This camp in no way certifies campers in anyway to be “expert outdoorsmen/women” but is simply to just further their knowledge of the woods!)
July 27th-29th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $75 – 3 DAYS
BECOME THE ULTIMATE HUNTER!
BRAND NEW to the 2021 Camp Lineup is Bowhunting Camp! This camp is designed for the teen who wants to take it up another notch with their camp experience and really challenge their hunting skills! This camp is designed for any kid interested in hunting whether it’s with a bow or a gun, and caters to those with zero knowledge coming in or even those who think they are already experts! From ages 12-15, all kids will take a lot of knowledge away from this camp along with having the best week of their life! Campers will experience all sorts of various activities related to hunting game animals such as deer and turkey. Activities include but are not limited to; various archery shooting skills both with a compound and crossbow, scent control, hunting the wind, deer calling, aging & scoring, land management, turkey calling, decoy set up, shot placement, tracking, field dressing, tree stand and blind set ups, trail camera surveying, mock scrapes, food plots, and so much more! Campers will also get to experience several team building activities to break up each day and have some fun playing kickball or canoeing, or completing a low ropes course! (Please understand this camp is all about having fun learning new things. This camp in no way certifies campers in anyway to obtain a hunting license, but is simply to just further their knowledge of the woods!)
September 4th-6th, 2021 – SPOTS AVAILABLE
COST: $100 – 3 DAYS
LET’S GO SQUATCHING!
The Salt Fork Area is known for its Bigfoot sightings! Come have a night full of fun at Deerassic in search of him! Kids ages 9-15 will arrive on a Friday evening and stay OVERNIGHT through Saturday morning and enjoy a fun-filled time of outdoor activities. Activities include but are not limited to: canoeing/kayaking, archery, night hikes, a bigfoot investigation, print casting, a scavenger hunt, glow-in-the-dark kickball, creeking, fishing, campfire, and enjoy a movie to close out the night! Kids will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, a change of clothes, and closed toed shoes.
October 8th-9th, 2021 – REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE
COST: $50 – 1 NIGHT
WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND!
Winter can be a WONDERFUL time to be out at Deerassic Park! Kids ages 9-14 will arrive each morning and enjoy a fun-filled time of outdoor themed activities. Activities at this camp are controlled by the weather… so dress appropriately! if the weather happens to be unseasonably warm, we’ll go outside for some fun! If it decides to snow during that week, we’ll take advantage and do some sledding and make snowmen! If the weather just doesn’t want to cooperate, we’ll still have a blast in our brand new Education Complex! Activities may include but are not limited to: sledding, building a snowman, sno-cone making, indoor field games such as kickball, wiffleball, dodgeball, gaga ball, ornament making, crafts, indoor bb gun range, indoor archery, hiking, low ropes, cookie decorating and deer education.
December 27th – 29th, 2021 – REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE
COST: $75 – 3 DAYS
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Deerassic Park Camps are all about kids having fun, exploring the outdoors, meeting new friends, and being themselves! Camps are geared towards different age groups as well as different interests. All camps however, are geared towards having fun in the outdoors and learning new things!
Camp times vary, but all camps consist of jam-packed days of fun activities we offer here at the Park. Kids will show up to Deerassic and hit the ground running, having a blast all day with meals, and drink breaks throughout the day. For more information about specific camps, please see the links above.
Campers will be provided lunch everyday (or dinner for the Bigfoot Lock-In) which is included in the registration price. Snacks and drinks will also be provided throughout the day. If your child has any special dietary needs, please send them with a packed lunch.
Every chance is given to utilize the planned activities even in the event of somewhat uncooperative weather (misting, slight rain, etc.). However, in the event that the weather is completely uncooperative, we will continue scheduled programming indoors without rescheduling. The show and fun goes on! (This excludes the Hydro Camps. These have rain days in place to reschedule.)
REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS
Please see the specific camp pages for registration, forms, and any additional information. Call 740-435-3335 Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.