OMK Upcoming Events

2019 Schedule of Events


                      Teen Only Events

June 5th to 9th

Teen Leadership Camp - Central
This youth program provides an opportunity for military teens to participate in a 5-day leadership conference. It's another great opportunity for your teens to build confidence and develop friendships with other youth in similar situations, all while participating in adventures found at camp
Military Teen Ages 12-17

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June 29th to 30th

Teen Leadership Weekend - Northeast
Teens will participate in a variety of sessions and discussions focused on developing leadership skills all while exploring all that the zoo has to offer.
Military Youth Ages 12-17 |

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August 5th to 9th                                                                              

OMK Camp Kelleys Island TEEN CAMP - Kelleys Island
Wakeboarding, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, boat rides, swimming, rafting, island bike riding, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, crafts, group games, mini golf, team challenges, bonfires, and much more!
Military Youth Ages 12-15 |

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Youth Only Events


August 5th to 9th

OMK Camp Kelleys Island YOUTH CAMP 
Swimming, crafts, line-dancing, hiking, basketball, miniature-golf, snorkeling, campfire cooking, boating, skits, talent shows, night hikes, and much more!
Military Youth Ages 9-11 |

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Family Events



May 18th to 19th

Family Day Overnight- Northeast
Engage the staff to teach adaptations and how we all must adapt to our surroundings. Attendees will spend the night and explore further in the morning.

Family and/or friends 

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September 7th to 8th

Family Overnight Event - East Central
Participants will engage in a experience with a naturalist led pasture tour, night hikes, campfires and hands on activities.

Military Youth Ages 5-12 with parent(s)

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Family Day Event at a Pumpkin Patch 
Perfect for the entire family! We'll spend the morning together, participating in hands-on fun activities (workshops for parents and youth will be separate)…followed by lunch and family fun on the farm!
Entire Family




Hero Camps- *Strong Families Workshops



April 13th

HERO Camp - Northwest
Engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. related activities and programming at a youth development facility.
Military Youth Ages 6-12 |

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June 1st

HERO Camp - Northeast

Participants will engage in learning about equine. They will get the opportunity to help with grooming, horse painting, and equine assisted games. While learning about the animals, there will also be learning about emotional awareness and resilience.
Military Youth Ages 8-12 and Parent Program|

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HERO Camp - Central

Learn about healthy living from college athletes along with how they balance school, sports, and life.

Military Youth Ages 6-12 and Parent Program |

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December 15th, 2018


Hero Camp Winter Wonderland

Come and enjoy the afternoon of fun and fellowship. The Columbus Zoo will have their animals available along with photo with Santa, crafts, hot chocolate, face painting, STEM activities and much more!

Registration Opens November 5th.

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*STRONG Family Workshops
The words of our past participants say it best " There is a wealth of information and resources to be obtained, this isn't your average parenting workshop!" Our strong families program has something for every parent; participate in hands on activities, share as a part of a focus group, create a toolkit to take home of valuable resources and gain valuable insight from some of your own peers on parenting tips. Our workshops focus on helping children succeed in the area of academics, home life and peer interaction. Come join us in a dialogue on what makes strong families!
Free, unless noted in registration

Any Military Parent(s) | Registration opens with respective HERO Camp



Troop and Family Camp - Weekend Camps


Troop & Family Camps are designed for the whole family to spend a fun-filled weekend together strengthening ties and building camaraderie with other military families. Be sure to check the specific details for each camp on our website, as each camp has different activities, then pick the camp that best suits your family. Who defines your family? You do.

Each camp will provide a unique experience. Activities that may be available at your selected camp are: waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, bike riding, family games, crafts, campfires, high ropes, zip line, canoeing, hiking, basketball, archery, fishing, and, more.                   

$85 for up to 4 family members ($10 per additional family member)


August 16th to 18th

August 23th to 25th
September 20th to 22th th
September 27th to 29th


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