CMHA at Camp Mary Orton

A series of weeklong day camps full of fun.

Camp Mary Orton is proud to partner with CMHA to offer our day camp programs to CMHA families. Below you will find information for Discovery Day Camp and Adventure Academy.




Discovery Day Camp – A traditional outdoor camp for children ages 6 to 12. Different themed activities provide a unique experience each session. Regardless of which session campers attend, their days will be filled with organized games, arts and crafts, swimming, and hiking and exploring our 167 wooded acres.

All Meals and snacks are provided.



Adventure Academy – A week-long day camp for 7 to 14-year-olds filled with high-energy outdoor activities that help campers learn teamwork, leadership skills, self-confidence, and most importantly, have fun! 

All meals and snacks are provided.




Camp will run Monday through friday, June 10 - August 2, 2024
Camp will be closed June 19, and July 4 and 5.

Discovery Day Camp Activities

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Camp includes the following:

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Creeking
  • Archery
  • Ravine Crossing (weather dependent)
  • Nature education
  • Special Guests
  • Meals and snacks provided

Adventure Academy Activities

Monday – Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each camp includes the following:

  • Meals and snacks provided

Discovery Day Camp: Back to Nature

Ages 7-12
  • All activities listed above

Adventure Academy: Base Camp A

Ages 7-10
  • All activities listed above

Discovery Day Camp: Career Exploration

Ages 7-12
  • Detailed education and hands on learning about the selected weeks career path w/ a selection of the activities listed above.
  • Beginning in 2024 Lunch and Snacks will now be provided for Discovery Day Camp participants.
  • A lesson plan customized to our participants from one of our partnered presenting organizations

Adventure Academy: Base Camp B

Ages 10-14
  • All activities listed above
  • Three-level high ropes course

2024 Day Camp Schedule

Registration links can be found in camp descriptions below.

Discovery Day Camp

Adventure Academy

Learn about some of the animals that call Ohio home! Build shelters, play animal-themed games, identify tracks, and see some birds of prey with a visit from the Ohio School of Falconry.

This week’s presenters: Michael Durst w/ Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Ohio School of Falconry.

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

This week, your camper can dip into their artistic side. In addition to our regular programming, we will also be delving into more in-depth arts and crafts, improv games, songs, and a talent show at the end of the week.

This week’s career development presenter: John Egbert, local professional artist.

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

PLEASE NOTE: Camp Mary Orton will be closed June 19th, this week will be offered at a pro-rated price.

Come to Camp Mary Orton’s first Career Development experience, where the campers will have the opportunity to plug in and design their own video game with our partner and special guest presenters Tech Corps. After they are done in the computer lab they will have a chance to enjoy many of the other activities we have to offer.

Register here (8-11 yrs. old)

Our biggest week of the past three summers is returning. Get ready to get wet with an over-pouring of water-based activities.

Due to the extremely shortend week there will not be a dedicated career development component to this week.

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

PLEASE NOTE: Camp Mary Orton will be closed July 4th and 5th, this week will be offered at a pro-rated price.

Join us and our new Partners at National Center for Urban Solutions for Medic! a Career Exploration week focusing on different medical fields. Your camper will learn about the fields of Nursing, Radiology, Lab work, Pharmacy, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Dentistry interactive activities and instruction.

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

During our third career development week, campers will bring ideas to life as they learn digital animation with our good friends from Tech Corps. And as always, they will get to finish their time each day with us by participating in activities around our property.

Register here (8-11 yrs. old)

Get your game face on!!! During this week, your campers will get the opportunity to form teams and compete in camp-wide games and activities in an attempt to win the CMO Cup. Whether you are defending Red’s 2023 win or trying to claim the cup, a good time will be had by all.

This week’s guest presenter: Highbanks Metro Parks

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

For our Final Career Exploration week, we welcome not only our partners at National Center for Urban Solutions but also Ohio State Fire Marshall, Kevin Reardon and Members of the Fire Prevention Bureau as we learn more about the fields of medicine and some of our emergency services.

Register here (6-12 yrs. old)

2024 Policies and Information

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