Discovery Day Camp

DISCOVERY DAY CAMP

~A week long day camp full of fun.~

A traditional outdoor camp for children aged 6 – 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.

2024 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

Registration Begins January 16, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Camp will run Monday through friday, June 10 - August 2, 2024
Camp will be closed June 19, and July 4 and 5.
we're expanding

What's New in 2024?

This year Discovery Day Camp is adding career exploration activites throughout the summer. Each week will feature presenters from diverse careers leading campers through activities related to their daily work. In addition, four DDC weeks will feature in-depth career exploration programs on healthcare and technology, provided by community partners.  Your campers will have the opportunity to learn from our new partners at Tech Corps and the National Center for Urban Solutions through a series of hands on, fun and engaging lessons throughout the week. During the time they are not in the Career Exploration component of their day, your campers will be able to enjoy a selection of the other fun and exciting activities Camp Mary Orton is known for.

 

If you are interested in our more traditional Discovery Day Camp programs from years past, don’t worry we have those too look for Discovery Day Camp: Back to Nature weeks where your campers can run and explore with their friends over Camp Mary Orton’s 167-acre property.

 

Regardless of which week you choose, we are now providing catered lunches through Blue Bow Tie Catering. If that name sounds familiar it is because they are the folks who have been providing healthy, nutritious, and delicious lunches to Adventure Academy for the past several years. Snacks will also be provided by Camp Mary Orton.

Activities

Camp includes the following:

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Creeking
  • Archery
  • Ravine Crossing (weather dependent)
  • Nature education

Discovery Day Camp: Back to Nature

Ages 6-12
$ 375
00
Per Week
  • All activities listed above
  • Lunch and snacks provided

Discovery Day Camp: Career Exploration

See description in "2024 Schedule" (below) for ages
$ 499
00
Per Week
  • All activities listed above
  • Lunch and snacks provided
  • A week long career exploration program provided by a community partner

2024 SCHEDULE

Back to nature (BTN)
Career Exploration (CE)

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 Joe Dorian with the Ohio School of Falconry.

Cost: $375.00

Ages 6 – 12

This week, your camper can express their artistic side. In addition to our regular programming, we will delve into 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, and Joe Dorian with the Ohio School of Falconry.

Cost: $300.00

Ages 6 – 12

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

Tech Corps instructors will teach campers programming concepts to design their own retro videogames using MakeCode Arcade. Campers will work individually or in groups to create different games that can be played on an arcade console. After they are done in the computer lab, they will enjoy our regular outdoor activities.

Cost: $399 

Ages 8 – 11

Explore our wonderful creek feeding into the Olentangy River. Hear the tale of Turtle Rock and learn about the diverse river ecosystem and critters living there.

Cost: $285.00

Ages 6-12

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 3-day week there will not be a dedicated career development component this week.

Cost: $225.00

Ages 6 – 12

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

During this fun and interactive week, led by NCUS campers will participate in age-appropriate demonstrations/projects, explore different career fields and paths within the healthcare industry, learn what a typical day is like, and what education is required. When not with NCUS they will enjoy our regular outdoor activities.

Cost: $499.00

ages 6 – 12

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 presenter: Michael Durst w/ Dept. of Natural Resources.

Cost: $375.00

Ages 6 – 12

Tech Corps returns to teach campers to innovate and invent as they explore the world of 3D animation. Campers will work in teams to develop storyboards and scripts for their own digital animation movie. Through stop-motion technology, sound effects, and voiceovers, students will bring their animated movies to life. After they are done in the computer lab, they will enjoy our regular outdoor activities.

Cost $499.99

Ages 8 – 11

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

Cost: $375.00

Ages 6 – 12

Get your game face on! During this week, campers will form teams and compete in camp-wide games and activities in an attempt to win the CMO Cup. Whether they 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, and Joe Dorian with the Ohio School of Falconry.

Cost: $375.00

Ages 6 – 12

During this fun and interactive week, led by NCUS campers will participate in age-appropriate demonstrations/projects, explore different career fields and paths within the healthcare industry, learn what a typical day is like, and what education is required. When not with NCUS they will enjoy our regular outdoor activities. Members of the Fire Dept. will also be stopping by as we learn about some of our emergency service providers.

Cost: $499.00

Ages 6 – 12

This week, your camper can express their artistic side. In addition to our regular programming, we will delve into arts and crafts, improv games, songs, and a talent show at the end of the week.

This week’s career development presenter: John Egbert.

Cost: $375.00

Ages 6 – 12

2024 Policies and Information

We would like to thank all of our Discovery Day Camp Partners and look forward to working with them this summer.

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