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Did You Know?

Did you know that you can use a cricket's chirping to calculate the temperate? Find out how here.

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books


Going Camping Mad Lib

Make a Life List of Animals
Explore your own backyard or your camping site, and make a list of all the creatures you find there. Then keep it going!

My Little Camp
If you were a mouse, what would your campground look like?

National Parks Virtual Tour
Choose between 360 degree tours of live cams or some of the coolest parks in the nation! You might not have heard of them all...

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Brought to you by Nature Bridge. There are several scavenger hunt themes to choose from, but all are equally fun!


A to Z Maps Online
For free with your library card. Learn all about the place you are camping - from tree maps, to bird maps, and topography.


Eco Kids Planet
Learn about nature and the conservation of resources.

Highlights Hello
Read short stories and articles or follow along with the creative activities. Great to look at around the campfire!


Garfield Travel Adventures [DVD]
Garfield travels! In one adventure, he’s horrified that Jon is going to take them all - including Odie – "back to nature!"

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown! [DVD]
Charlie Brown and his friends are in a raft race at summer camp – against a bunch of cheaters!.

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild [DVD]
Stuart joins his family for a camping trip in the great outdoors, where Petra is kidnapped by some angry animals, and Stuart has to use all his scouting skills to help her!


Book of Stuff to Do Outside
Brought to you by Discover the Forest. Twelve pages of fun activities to do outdoors! Click on the link at the top left of their list, and print! (Ask your grownups if it’s okay to download.)

Learn to Prevent Wildfires
Learn about fire safety and other general camping rules.

Species Guide Index of Ohio Wildlife
Hiking or camping in Ohio? Use this guide to learn about the wildlife you see! Each entry has a full description and a photograph.

What’s That Snake?
It’s easy to identify Ohio snakes! Click on "Begin Quick I.D."

What Tree Is It?
Look up any Ohio tree by its leaf, fruit (or seed), or name.