Indian Village Outdoor Education Center
3200 Indian Village Rd. Columbus, OH
Christina Snyder (614) 645-5980
Casey Smith (614) 645-3380
The mission of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Outdoor Education program is to enrich the lives of our citizens through instilling a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors through collaborative learning while fostering environmental and community stewardship.
- We provide environmental education and outdoor programming to residents of all ages in the City of Columbus and surrounding communities.
- Free and low cost programs are offered year round.
- We offer after school enrichment classes, school field trips, winter and summer day camps, scout and youth group programming, private programs for the general public and special events.
- We facilitate opportunities for children and adults to form personal connections with nature and peers through experiential learning.
- We are committed to the Leave No Child Inside movement and strive to expand our programming in order to reach all members of our community.
Fall-Winter 2013 Program Guide
Read more about our upcoming public programs and special events.
Private Programs, Facility, and Portable Rock Climbing Wall Rentals
Have your next meeting or family reunion at our facility! Rent our climbing wall for your special event, festival, field day or block party.
Here are a few interior pictures of our facility...
Picture Group 1
Picture Group 2
Looking for a fun outdoor birthday adventure? Check out our birthday party packages!
Educational School Field Trip and Experience Guide
Let us be an extension to your classroom. Bring your class to visit us or we will bring our program to you.
Nature and Adventure Scout Programs
We offer specific programs for scouts! Have your next meeting or event at our site and participate in archery, canoeing, rock climbing or other fun outdoor activities.
CRC (Community Recreation Council) Volunteer Program
The Outdoor Education Community Recreation Council is a group of local community members who volunteer their time to help improve the Outdoor Education Section of Columbus Recreation and Parks. It is a great opportunity to meet other families who are actively involved in Outdoor Education programs and to help the community. GET INVOLVED NOW TO GET EARLY CAMP REGISTRATION IN 2014! (View brochure for requirements for early registration.)
2013-2014 Winter Camps
Winter camp flyer, and parental information.
2014 Summer Camps
Summer camp brochure, forms, and information coming January 2014!
Register for summer camp, programs, and special events online.
More about Indian Village Outdoor Education Center
Indian Village Outdoor Education Center is located on the west bank of the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir and is only minutes away from urban life!
Our facility hosts a trail system, caves, Ottawa Education Lodge, creeks, and access to the Scioto River. Entering the gates of Indian Village is like stepping into a different world with mature trees and abundant wildlife.