FAMILY DAY at Trailfest Celebration 2018
Saturday, April 28

Welcome to the Buckeye and North Country Trailfest Celebration at Camp Oty'Okwa. We are excited to offer a special Family Day event, and thank our partner Crane Hollow Nature Preserve for their sponsorship. The day of family-friendly events allows children to experience a day outside exploring nature. There are no age restrictions for the day's events.

Join us for a fun, hands-on adventure as we hike to a larger than life rock maze at Camp Oty'Okwa. The hike is 1 mile long and follows a maintained trail. It is not appropriate for strollers. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring a snack and water bottle in your pack.

In the afternoon, turn your inspirations from the trail into meaningful works of art!

9:30 am: arrive at Camp Oty'Okwa
Restrooms are available at the large, white barn at the entrance to camp and at the dining hall near the shelter where we will meet for our 10:00 am hike to Split Rocks. Meet your leader, Heather Stehle (and her elementary-age sons), at the shelter near the flagpole between 9:30 - 10:00 am. Heather is a local resident, Director of Crane Hollow Preserve, and a Buckeye Trail Association Board Member. If you have problems finding us, call Heather on her work cell at 740-438-5777. Verizon and Sprint cell service work the best in the Hocking Hills area.
10:00 am hike: Split Rocks? Rock On!
Join us for this family friendly hike where we will explore the Split Rocks area of Camp Oty'Okwa. The 200-acre forest surrounding Split Rocks is dedicated by the Old-Growth Forest Network. Here, perhaps as the result of a past earthquake, the massive Black Hand Sandstone has split into numerous large vertical slabs creating a maze-like feature on the interior.
12:00 pm: Lunch
Hike back to the main area of camp to eat lunch and use the restrooms. We can eat as a group or if you are camping on-site, you'll have time to return to your area to retrieve items, use the restrooms, etc.
1:00 pm Art Exploration: Inspired by Blazes of Blue
This family friendly program will introduce participants to local artist, Norm Fox, who will guide us as we transform our intangible inspirations from the trail into tangible, meaningful works of art. Each participant's efforts and artwork will be supported and encouraged. All supplies provided. You may "make and take" your project(s) or you may choose to display them to inspire all of the other Trailfest participants.
Continue making art as long as you'd like. Or enjoy time with your family exploring the trails. Get together with your new friends and hike as a group! Staying for dinner and evening program? We welcome you to enjoy dinner with the other Trailfest participants (payment/signup required) and then enjoy the evening program! Just remember to register for these items separately on the registration form.

• If you have already registered for TrailFest Celebration on the full event registration form, there is no need to also register for Family Day, it's included. Just show up!
• Each adult must complete a separate registration form - using a unique email address. Adults must remain present with youth at all times.
• Meals are only available to people who pre-register and will not be available for purchase after the pre-registration deadline.
Saturday Family Day Events Only - $10.00
You will be asked to provide your children's names here on the actual registration form, along with meal options. (limit 5)
Saturday Lunch - Lunch comes with your Family Day Registration. Please designate 0-10 year old's meal choices above, and how many ADDITIONAL lunches you need for the rest of the family here.
Ages 11+ Staying for Dinner? - $13 each
Children ages 0-10 receive free meals. Please designate their meal choices when adding them on the actual registration form.
Please indicate dinners for the REST of the family here.
Ages 11+ Sunday Breakfast - $8.50 each
Children 0-10 eat free, please designate their meal choice when adding them on the actual registration form.
Please indicate breakfasts for the REST of the family here.
Tent Camping - $10.00
There is plenty of room to pitch a tent at Camp Oty'Okwa. There's no need to rush away from such a beautiful location. $10 covers the cost for the whole family. Sunday TrailFest Celebration events are free but are primarily focused on the BTA Annual Business Meeting.
Discounted BTA Household Membership - $30.00
Join the BTA Family! Attend BTA events around the state all year round, receive our quarterly newsletter and support our work to build, maintain, protect and promote Ohio's 1,400+ mile state trail.
If you are coming for Family Day, please register at this link
NOTE: If you are already registerd for TrailFest Celebration, you do not need to register separately for Family Day.

Photos courtesy of Hocking Hills Tourism Association