Create each of your evening time experiences from the choices below.
Choose one to two evening activities ranging from a traditional campfire to our fun-filled theatrics/dance party!
Join us around a blazing fire underneath the evening sky in our cozy outdoor amphitheater. Follow the lantern-lit path down to the cove, where our staff will tell stories, sing songs, and offer the quintessential camp experience for you and your students. Running Time: 50 minutes. Ages 6-12.
Come and dance the night away at Heartland’s Dance Party! Students will learn new and old line dances like the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide and have fun doing silly (or impressive) dance moves with their peers to modern pop music. So, put on your dancing shoes and boogey! Running time: 1 hour. Ages: 8-Adult.
Get ready to run in this action-packed combination of Capture the Flag and Freeze Tag. At the whistle, teams will race across the field to the stash of “gold” on the opposite side, without getting tagged by the opposing team. The team who collects the most gold wins! Running time: 50 minutes. Ages 8 – 18. Minimum group size: 50.
Ohio Living History
Step back in time to 1798 and visit the Alum Creek Settlement. Students follow pioneers along a trail notorious for attacks from the natives. Once safely at the village, students take part in period activities such as candle making, crafts, games, tomahawk throwing, carpentry, militia, and campfire cooking. This can be done as a daytime class or an evening activity. Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes. Ages 8 – Adult. Minimum group size: 50.
Extreme Nature Charades
Get ready to put your brains and brawn to the test! Gathering together in the gym, students will be placed into cabin teams for an extreme relay/race/charade showdown. Students will sprint to get their action cards and hastily act out their actions. It could be a person, place, thing, or natural event. Which team will be the first to complete their charades? Help us find out! Running Time: 50 minutes. Ages 8-Adult
Join us as we explore nature trails at night. Students use their senses just like the nocturnal animals that are active all around us. Hiking through the fields and forest, we will discover the creatures, sights and sounds of the night hours. If the skies are cloudless, we will enjoy spectacular star-gazing. Running Time: 50 minutes. Ages 6-18.
On your marks, get set, go! Students will enjoy an evening filled with classic and unique relays alike. Our focus will be more on creativity and fun, instead of who wins these relays. Expect silly smiles and rounds of cheers and laughter as we take part in the zany relays. Running Time: 50 minutes. Ages 6-12.
Come one, come all to the grand Oakwood stage for a night of performances by staff, students, teachers, and cabin leaders. Skits, songs, and audience games debut on stage as we gather for an evening of laughter and entertainment. For students who want to participate, we offer a drama workshop to learn skits. Running time: 1 or 2 hours.
Let the games begin! This program is chock-full of individual and team competitions, Students will out-shoot the competition in “knockout”, strive to be king in “9 square in the air”, survive until the end in “gaga” and battle each other in a hula hoop contest. Winners enter their names into a drawing for the “Final Showdown.” A special prize awaits the last student standing!
Each traveling tribe has its own individual fire with a combination of games, activities, and songs led by one Heartland staff member. These are meant to provide a special experience to promote small group community and organized fun around the campfire.
Take it to the Hoop
The goal of the game is for one team to eliminate all of the other team’s hula hoops by catching a ball inside of their hula hoop. This game creates a challenge for teams to strategize, communicate, and encourage one another as the game becomes more difficult as it progresses. This game is fun for large groups to create team comradery and allows for high participation. Running time: 1 Hour; Grades 4th and up
Bats make up the second largest family of mammals, but because of their nocturnal and secretive nature, many people know little about them. In this activity, students will explore the hidden world of bats and learn about the adaptations bats possess and the challenges they face. This seasonal activity is scheduled alongside two other evening programs. (Running Time: 15 min.)