Camping is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature. It doesn't matter if you bring all the latest gear or the bare essentials. Join Cleveland Metroparks for a weekend of overnight camping in three different reservations in the Park District. Experienced campers and interested beginners should take advantage of these fun, easy overnights that will hold you over until your next big camping trip. Enjoy a family campout close to home with these upcoming camping programs in June:
Family Campout at Squire's Castle
Friday, June 27 - Saturday, June 28 � 6 p.m. to 11 a.m.
Squire's Castle � North Chagrin Reservation
Customize your camping experience at Squire's Castle. Bring your own tent or rent one of ours. You can choose to play disc golf, go slacklining, enjoy the bonfire or take a nighttime hike at Squire's Castle. Or, you can choose to do all of the above. Before you pack up in the morning, enjoy breakfast around the fire. Registration and fee ($10 for individuals, $20 for a family of two, $30 for families of three to six people) are required. Dogs are not allowed. Squire's Castle is located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation, south of Chardon Road/Route 6 in Willoughby Hills. For more information and to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-341-1704.
Great American Campout
Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, June 29 � 5 p.m. to 10 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Spend a night camping in South Chagrin Reservation. Bring your tent for a fun night of outdoor activities, a hike, and dinner and breakfast around the fire. This campout is for children ages 7 years and older with an adult. Registration by June 23 and fee ($15 per person ages 7- 15 and $20 per person ages 16 and older) are required. For more information and to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-247-7075.
Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, June 29 � 7 p.m. to 11 a.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your family and friends to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation for an evening under the stars. Watch bats fly over the canal during the night hike and sing songs around the campfire. Enjoy a light breakfast and hike before packing up on Sunday morning. This program is for children ages 6 and older with an adult. Registration and fee ($25 per family) is required. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights. For more information or to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.