Earth Camp

Connecting Kids with Nature for 25 Years

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All summer camps are canceled for the 2020 season. Read more here.

Earth Camp is a fun, exciting, and educational summer day camp for children ages 6-15. Kids enjoy time outdoors while learning about themselves, others, and the environment. Each week features a unique environmental theme, ranging from wildlife studies to river and watershed exploration. Memories are made as campers enjoy experiences like hiking, river walking, team building activities, art, music, drama, swimming and more.

Earth Camp Weekly Descriptions

Good Ol' Fashioned Camp
Runs Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2020

Kick-off summer in the great outdoors with camp favorites. Hiking, Gaga ball, river exploration, art and more.

Trees, Trees, and More Trees
Runs Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2020

Trees are everywhere and Common Ground is full of them! Campers will have the opportunity to learn all about the trees that surround them every day and participate in our Tree Climbing Adventure provided by Common Ground Facilitators.

Runs Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2020

Use your imagination, senses, and curiosity to explore the earth around us. This week you will be challenged to increase your awareness of yourself, each other, the world around you, and how we’re all interconnected through interactive, environmentally focused activities.

Radical River
Runs Jul 6 - Jul 10, 2020

Explore the east branch of the Vermilion River that runs through Common Ground. “Go with the flow” while taking river walks and interacting with “critters” that make the river their home. Learn about the awesome power of the river and the role it plays in our lives. Camp is open July 4th (Four day camp option available this week only).

A Bug’s Life
Runs Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020

Bugs, bugs, everywhere! Did you know that bugs outnumber us 200 million to one? Interact with these creepy crawly creatures in their natural habitat on our 30-acre property. Come live a day in the life of your favorite insect!

Wild Ohio
Runs Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2020

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.

Nature Survival Quest
Runs Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2020

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?

Best of the Best
Runs Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020

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!

Earth Camp Fees

Earth Camp costs $205 per week.

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! Save $20 when you register by March 31.

Camp Hours

Camp begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.

Before and After Care

We offer Before and After Care for your campers. Drop off begins as early as 7:30am and pick up as late as 5:30pm.

  • Before Camp Fee: $30 per week
  • After Camp Fee: $50 per week

High Ropes Adventure

Add more adventure to your camp week! Campers will test their stamina, agility, and flexibility as they push pass perceived limitations; while being on a challenge course suspended 20 feet above ground.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years
  • Minimum Height: 4’10” tall
  • Maximum Weight: 250lbs (Subject to harness fit.)
  • High Ropes Adventure Fee: $28 per week


Caregivers have the option to transport their children to and from camp OR can take advantage of busing options. Designated locations are in Elyria, Lorain, and Oberlin.

  • $30 / week

For more bus schedule and locations visit here.


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