Homeschool Programs

The Clermont County Park District provides a local resource for homeschool families via weekday educational nature programs that encourage hands-on learning. Join other homeschool families and the Park District for experiential learning.

Public Homeschool Programs

All of our public homeschool programs are free throughout the 2019 – 2020 school year. Advanced registration is required as registration is limited and programs have minimum attendance requirements. To make a reservation, please call the naturalist office at 513-760-8393 or email

Upcoming Homeschool Programs:

Wilderness Survival Skills
10 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, Sycamore Park

Compass? Check! Hiking boots? Check! Shelter? Check! Are you prepared for the wilderness? Students will put their skills to the test as they learn how to orienteer with a compass, build shelters, identify edible plants, and learn important first aid tips. Each element will include hands-on activities and challenges. Recommended for grades 2 to 7.

Native American Life
10 a.m. 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, Sycamore Park
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, November 21, Sycamore Park

Discover what Ohio was like before Cincinnati was settled by pioneers. Students will step back in time and learn how Native Americans worked, played and lived in the great forests of Southern Ohio. Program includes interactive games, a hike and activities that focus on the tribes of Southeast Ohio. Recommended for grades 1 to 6.

Earth Rocks!
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, Sycamore Park
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, December 19, Sycamore Park

Join us to journey back in time and find evidence of animals that once roamed Clermont County. We will collect fossils along the East Fork Little Miami River, explore soil and soil life, discover how our land has changed, and examine the rock layers that lie beneath out feet. Recommended for grades 1 to 6.

Create your own program

Homeschoolers are encouraged to team up with 10 or more paid participants (adults and children; $4 per person) to schedule any offering from our program listings. Please call the naturalist office at 513-760-8393 or email to arrange a program or if you have a specific topic not on our list. All of our school programs are available for homeschool groups and can be tailored to meet specific standards and needs. To view our current program offerings, please follow this link: Clermont County Park District School Programs.

Program details
The Clermont County Park District is a secular governmental agency. We teach all of our programs based on commonly accepted scientific principles and theories.