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June 2019

Intro to Creating a Backyard Pollinator Garden

Saturday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Black Oak Park,
1552 Ambridge Rd. OH 45459 United States
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Honey bee on flower

A pollinator garden can be beautiful as well as useful. Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. Unfortunately, most landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat, forage and housing. Learn varieties of plants and flowers you can add to your garden now to attract pollinators!

July 2019

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 1, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
hand with phone taking photos of trees

Don’t get bored sitting inside all summer! Visit your parks to complete a fun nature-themed photo scavenger hunt! Register by June 27 to receive instructions to start your adventure! Instructions emailed to participants July 1. Each teen who completes the scavenger hunt by 4:30 p.m. on July 31 will receive a prize! (ages 11 – 15)

Hidden Meadows Day Camp: Community ROCKS

Monday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Two children playing in Holes Creek, Hidden Meadows Day Camp

We will bring the spirit of Independence Day to this week full of games and activities that help others in our community and help the environment. Your child’s heart will swell with pride while having fun outdoors! (ages 5 – 12) (a.m. and all day option available)

July 1 – July 5 (no camp July 4)

Sugar Valley Camp: All the Buzzzzz

Monday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E. Centerville Station Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Creeking at Bill Yeck Park

We will explore the park like busy bees! This week will focus on active games that help us understand pollinators and native plants that fill the prairies of the park. (ages 5 – 12)

July 1 – July 5 (no camp July 4)

Early Adventures

Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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2 men with small children on shoulders

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with a beneficial experience. There are new unique sounds, colors, sensations and textures to process. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Kids Night Out: Party in the USA!

Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Oak Creek South Park,
790 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458 United States
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three children jumping in patriotic bags

Children will sport their red, white and blue as we play classic games, like potato sack racing! We will make Independence Day crafts and decorate their bikes and helmets for an Americana Children’s Bike Parade around the park. Decorating supplies provided, but you may bring your own as well. The bike parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. (ages 4 – 8)

Early Adventures

Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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2 men with small children on shoulders

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with a beneficial experience. There are new unique sounds, colors, sensations and textures to process. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Patriotic Chalk Party!

Wednesday, July 3, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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chalk art drawing

Let’s get the park ready for the most colorful Americana ever! Help us create a patriotic parking lot before the festival! All chalk will be provided. This event will feature local chalk artist Tiffany Kelly of “Chalk N Awe” creating a beautiful and unique design.

Registration is not required.

Early Adventures

Thursday, July 4, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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2 men with small children on shoulders

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with a beneficial experience. There are new unique sounds, colors, sensations and textures to process. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (birth – 4 years with adult companion)

Americana Festival Children’s Area

Thursday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Activity Center Park,
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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Americana Festival in Centerville, Ohio

Celebrate Independence Day at the Americana Festival!

Visit our booth on Main Street and walk down the Activity Center Park driveway to enjoy children’s entertainment, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more!

Registration is not required.

Early Adventures

Thursday, July 4, 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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2 men with small children on shoulders

Taking your little ones outdoors provides them with a beneficial experience. There are new unique sounds, colors, sensations and textures to process. These leisurely hikes provide quality family time in nature! (ages 0 – 4 years with adult companion)

Bike Centerville Community Ride

Sunday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Forest Field Park,
2100 E. Centerville Station Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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man on bicycle on Holes Creek Trail

Take advantage of this opportunity to explore Centerville and Washington Township by bicycle. The ride will be led by trained and experienced bike leaders and will help you learn routes to shopping, parks and more! Rides will be an easy-paced 10 to 15 miles that start and end at a park. (ages 18 and up)

Tennis Leagues

Sunday, July 7, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
tennis leagues

Join a Park District tennis league and play tennis in the parks this summer! Several levels of play allow opportunities for all abilities. All leagues are 10 weeks long. League schedules and rules are mailed out prior to league play. Registration deadline: Sunday, June 23. (ages 18 and up)

Adventure Camp C

Monday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook,
6588 McEwen Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459 United States
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teen boy shooting bow and arrow, archery

Combine outdoor adventure and nature education with this week-long camp at various parks throughout Centerville and Washington Township. Adventure Camp includes hiking, archery, games, survival challenges and an overnight. All campers receive a t-shirt. Camp is held at various locations throughout the week. (ages 12 – 15)

July 8 – 13

Hidden Meadows Day Camp: Adventure Racers

Monday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grant Park,
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Centerville, OH United States
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Two children playing in Holes Creek, Hidden Meadows Day Camp

Adventure racing is all the rage, so we will do our own adventure racing this week. Each day we will get a “leg up” on tasks like hiking, orienteering, reading maps and trekking new terrain. On the last day, we will put our new knowledge to the test for a day full of adventure! (ages 5 – 12) (a.m. and all day option available)

July 8 – July 12