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Earth Camp 2017

Earth Camp, Common Ground’s signature summer day camp, is a safe and exciting educational opportunity for children ages 6-14 to enjoy outdoor recreation while learning about the environment and realizing their own potential. Each week includes hiking, games, arts and crafts, music, swimming, horses, and nature exploration. Pricing is $195 per week (optional busing fee is additional). Financial Assistance is available.

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What people are saying:

“My son absolutely loved the whole experience. He talks about it all the time, shows off his shirt, and has been bugging me to send him for the full summer next year.”

Weekly Descriptions

Earth Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Choose one week, join us for all six, or anything in between!


Week 1 — June 19-23

Use your imagination, senses, and curiosity to explore the Earth around us. Earth is our home and it is our job to take care of it for future generations. This week you will be challenged to increase your awareness of the world around you.

Wild Ohio

Week 2 — June 26-June 30

Inquire, investigate, and discover amazing plants and animals that are indigenous to Northeast Ohio. Explore the many habitats that are on our 30 acres through interactive, hands-on activities and nature hiking.

Radical River

Week 3—July 3-7

Explore the East Branch of the Vermilion River that runs through Common Ground. ”Go with the flow” while taking river walks and learn about the awesome power of the river and the role it plays in our lives. Camp is open on July 4th

Nature Survival Quest

Week 4—July 10-14

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the wilderness? Learn about surviving in the wild and the basics of finding your way when lost. Become your own Survivalist utilizing your outdoor living skills! Solar Pizza anyone?

A Bugs Life

Week 5 – July 17-21

Bugs, Bugs, everywhere! Interact with these creepy crawly wonders in their natural habitat, exploring our 30 acre property. Come live a day in the life of your favorite insect!

Best of the Best

Week 6—July 24-July 28

We’re taking the BEST songs, games, and crazy activities from our first five weeks and smashing them together for one incredible week. This summer’s going to end with a bang!


Common Ground is located in Oberlin, Ohio. Head to our directions page and find out about other things to do and places to stay in the area, or you can learn more about our organization, which has always proudly been not-for-profit.