Mar 20, 2018

Contact Isabel Clark  at  if you would like to participate in current effort to supply art packs to children that are in need.   


Credit Management & Access to Capital

Mar 21, 2018

2 - 4 pm


World Ultimate Frisbee Championships

Jul 14, 2018

WUCC 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA / 14 - 21 July 2018

Cincinnati Ultimate is delighted to be given the opportunity to host the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC 2018) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) of WUCC 2018 is pleased to invite qualified teams to participate in the event.

We have a wonderful venue on the outskirts of Cincinnati in Lebanon, and we look forward to welcoming teams from across the globe. We will be doing our best to make sure you have a fantastic experience in Ohio.

2018 Fort Ancient Programs

Jul 15, 2018

various dates and times

Fort Ancient Programs 2018


April 7, 2018- Fort Ancient Lecture Series #3 – 10:30-12:00pm

Dr. Jarrod Burks will discuss “New Earthwork Discoveries in Southern Ohio-Revealing the Bounty of Hidden Ancient Monuments with Aerial Photos and Geophysics”.

In 1914 William C. Mills, then curator of the archaeology at the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, published the “ Archaeological Atlas of Ohio:. At that time, this was state-of-the-art in earthwork mapping. Nearly 600 sites with enclosures were depicted in the book’s 88 maps- one for each county. However, not all were verified on the ground and since 1914 many of the sites have been “lost”.

For 15 years, Burks has been tromping around Ohio surveying earthworks with a magnetometer. These surveys have led to several important new finds at known sites and the discovery of previously unknown enclosure sites in a few instances. More exciting are the results of an ongoing, systematic examination of older aerials, primarily from the 1930s, 1950s, and 1960s…which have uncovered dozens of new enclosure sites.

In this presentation, we will examine new magnetic survey data and some of the more interesting new discoveries from the aerial photo analysis. Ohio is one of the most unique regions in the world for ancient earthwork construction and the evidence is mounting!

The program is free to the public, but general site admission applies to the museum for non-members.


April 7, 2018 – Dave Woehr – Wild Flower Tour – 2:00 – 4:00pm

Enjoy the outdoors on this annual spring hike with Dave Woehr, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. There will be a hike through the woods and prairie at Fort Ancient. Participants will learn about the early spring flowers and plants that are sure signs that spring is here.

General site admission applies for non-members


May 5, 2018 –Behind the Scenes– 11:00am, 2:00pm

Join us for an educational overview of the history of Fort Ancient and of the people who came to ceremony, worshipped and lived in this area. There will be a hands-on experience of spear throwing and the early game of double ball plus an opportunity to see the mounds and hike the trails.

General site admission applies for non-members.


June 11-15, 2018- Fort Ancient Summer Camp – 9:00am – 3:00pm (for 4th-6th graders)

“Let’s Rock at Fort Ancient” is a five day summer camp focusing on several important geological aspects of the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve area in southwestern Ohio ( and Ohio in general) and how these aspects influenced life at Fort Ancient. The camp will utilize a combination of approved and age appropriate instructional material, ’hands on’ classroom activities, geologic hand samples, videos, Fort Ancient Museum exhibits, nearby field-trips, short hikes around Fort Ancient and presentations from external experts in Ohio rocks and fossils. There will be five themes, one for each day of the camp. Day 1-Rocks Talk!, Day 2- Good Times With Fossils!, Day 3-Glaciers Were Cool in Ohio!, Day4- Let’s Build Fort Ancient!, Day 5- Sustainability: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow!

An advanced non-refundable registration of $159 per person is required as the camp is limited to 20 participants. Online registration will begin by February 19, 2018.


June 21, 2018- Summer Solstice Sunrise Program – Open gates at 5:30 am – Free to the Public

Join Fort Ancient in welcoming the first day of summer through this exciting program of observing the sunrise as the Ancient peoples did 2,000 years ago. Watch the sun rise between two walls of earth when aligning yourself between the earthen wall and a stone covered mound. Guests will also learn the importance of Fort Ancient to those who built it between 100BC and AD 500.


July 7, 2017 - Pam Hall - Mask Making from Natural Objects - 10:30am-12:30pm

We will have a wide variety of natural materials available plus you can bring your own. After viewing a diverse group of visual examples, we will speak briefly about using many sizes, shapes, and textures of objects which have personal significance to create a finished mask. These masks reflect the faces of Nature and do not reference Native mask making.  Symmetrical vs. asymmetrical balance will also be discussed as we consider how the masks will take shape. Join us for this creative, fun hands-on activity. This activity is suited for participants from ages 8 through adult.

This activity requires an advanced non-refundable registration of $10 per person as the class size is limited to 20 people. Regular site admission also applies for non-members.


July 14, 2018 –

Prairie in Bloom Nature Hike with Dave Woehr - 2:00 pm – 4:00pm  

During the middle of summer, there are many things that can catch your attention if you know what to look for. Join Fort Ancient volunteer, and Certified Ohio Volunteer Naturalist Dave Woehr, as he walks you through the prairie and woods to learn about the plants, bugs, and wildlife around Fort Ancient.

General site admission applies for non-members


July 21, 2018 – Archaeology Day – Artifact and Fossil Identification -12:00 – 4:00pm

Learn about the history of Fort Ancient through 30 minute tours and then have your fossils and artifacts identified by a professional archaeologist and geologist (from 12:30-3:30pm). Guests will also have the opportunity to throw a spear with an atlatl (spear thrower), learn a game called double ball, play in the interactive classroom and dress in the 18th century clothing, then stroll through the museum and hike a trail. Bring a picnic lunch for the picnic area.

General site admission applies for non-members.


July 28, 2018- Rocks Talk at Fort Ancient!   Todd Stephenson - 10:30-12:00p

This class provides an introduction to the rocks and fossils of the Fort Ancient area and their influence on the the Native American Indians who lived there. There will be ‘hands on’ evaluation of samples using geologist tools to see and hear what the rocks tell us. This class will also include a section on the importance of flint at Fort Ancient for making tools and spear/arrow head construction. Highlight geologic examples of rocks and minerals from various locations in North America as a result of trade activity.

BIO- Todd Stephenson was born in Kings Mills, Ohio. He earned a B.S. and M.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Cincinnati. Todd is a retired petroleum geologist executive having worked 36 years in the oil and gas business with assignments in U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and South America. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years and has been very involved in STEM educational activities in Texas and Oklahoma. He is a member of the Dry Dredgers, a local fossil collecting club affiliated with the University of Cincinnati as well as a member of the Dayton Society of Natural History.

General site admission applies for non-members.


August 11, 2018 –Behind the Scenes Tour- 1:00-3:00pm

Join us for an educational overview of the history of Fort Ancient and of the people who came to ceremony, worshipped and lived in this area. There will be a hands-on experience of spear throwing and the early game of double ball plus an opportunity to see the mounds and hike the trails.

General site admission applies for non-members


August 25, 2018 “A Woodland Feast at Fort Ancient” -6:00p-7:30p

Come and join us with a delicious feast from the harvest of our gardens and natural environment as the Native American Indians did centuries ago.


September 1, 2018- “Glaciers Were Cool in Ohio”-10:30a-12:00p- Todd Stephenson

This class will touch on the topic of climate change in Ohio during it’s recent geologic past. The class will introduce the topic of glaciers and provide evidence for the presence of multiple episodes of glacial activity in Ohio ( maps/landform pictures, samples, fossils, videos). There will be a short ‘CSI-like’ presentation on “The Burning Tree Mastadon” found in 1989 in Licking County, Ohio. Finally, Ohio’s glaciers had an impact on soil formation and how they directly influenced the location and construction of earthwork sites like Fort Ancient and many others found in Ohio.

General site admission applies for non-members


September 8, 2018 – “ Good Times With Fossils”- 10:30a-12:00p- Todd Stephenson

There will be an introduction to fossils. What are they? How do they Form? How old are they? Where can you find them? There will be a brief discussion of geologic time and a description of the warm shallow Ordovician sea that covered this area hundreds of millions of years ago. Instruction will highlight the world class fossil beds found in the Fort Ancient and greater Cincinnati area. There will be opportunities to view, touch, and describe the fossils that are typically found in the area utilizing: magnifying glass, hand lens, microscope, posters and reference books. Resource material will be provided to highlight free publicly available collecting sites in southwestern Ohio.

General site admission applies for non-members


September 15, 2018 - Dave Woehr, OCVN –Fall Nature Hike- 2:00-4:00pm

Join Dave Woehr, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist as he walks a trail and introduces us to all of the plants, bugs, trees and wildlife around Fort Ancient.

General site admission applies for non-members.


September 22, 2018– Keith Bengtson- The Harvest Gathering of the Crops – 12:00 - 4:00pm

We will explore Native American cooking methods and the preservation of food including hands on experiences such as making hominy, stringing beans, and grinding corn to name a few of the activities. Feel free to drop in on this activity or stay the entire time! There will be information and a lot of first-hand outdoor activity!

General site admission applies to non-members.


October 13, 2018 –– Fort Ancient Fall Tour 2:00-4:00pm

Join site manager, Jack Blosser on a two hour hike through the grounds of Fort Ancient and enjoy the changing fall colors while learning about the archaeological history of the largest and best preserved “ hill top enclosure” in the United States. Walk through the same gateways as those who made this ceremonial gathering place 2,000 years ago.

General site admission applies for non-members.


October 13, 2018– Keith Bengston – Wilderness Skills - 12:00-4:00

We will explore techniques of hunting, fishing, tanning and trapping. During this presentation we will shoot bows and arrows as well as spears. Information will be given on how to set traps, tan hides and make jerky among other skills to live in the natural world. This program is open to all as there will be activities for children as well. All of the presentations will have opportunities to have first-hand experiences in doing all of these things. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for possible changing Ohio weather as we will be outdoors. You can drop in and take in as much as you like because this is ongoing throughout the afternoon

General site admission applies for non-members.


October 20, 2018- Teacher Appreciation Day-Bring your ID for Free Admission 12:00p-3:00p

Come and join us to experience an informative orientation on Fort Ancient, its 2,000 year old history, and the people who built this amazing earthwork as an astronomical observatory and ceremonial site. The goal is to show you, the teacher, the opportunities that await you and your school children. You will become the students and Fort Ancient volunteers will be on hand to take you through our wonderful educational program that is designed for grades 2-6 and 6-8. Volunteers will lead you through the museum with a grade appropriate scavenger hunt. There will be hands-on opportunities to play the game of double ball, learn to throw a spear with an atlatl ( spear thrower ), and enjoy our educational interactive room with over 60 artifacts, an 18th century dress up area, drums and rattles, and a wigwam. The day is for you ,teachers, to honor the work that you do.


December 21, 2017 – Winter Solstice Sunrise Program – 7:30 am

 As the leaves have fallen leaving the trees bare at the end of autumn, guests will be able to clearly view the 2,000 year old earthen walls as the sun rises on the shortest day of the year. Experience the solstice as ancient people may have done during this ceremonial moment several thousand years ago.

This event is free to the public.

Summer Enrichment Camps

Aug 10, 2018

Warren County ESC 2018 Summer Enrichment Camps


Who says that summer camps cannot be fun and educational at the same time?

Warren County Educational Service Center is proud to offer its sixth annual summer enrichment camps for Warren County and surrounding area students ranging in grades 5th – 12th.  The summer enrichment camps are made possible through partnerships with universities and businesses offering interest areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Camp favorites like Construction, Raspberry Pi, Waterbotics STEM, LEGO Mindstorm and Exploring Healthcare are back, along with new camps like Fitness and Web Development.

2018 Warren County Educational Service Center Summer Enrichment Camps:

  • SINCLAIR GUITAR BUILDING CAMP, $130 | June 4-8, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Grades 7th – 12th.

Have you ever wondered how a guitar is made?  Students will build from a kit their own electric guitar from start to finish.  They will learn along the way how everyday science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) apply to constructing a guitar.  Students will also get to apply their own artistic expression to their guitar through finish.  The end product will be a playable electric guitar to take home.

  • THE HOME DEPOT CONSTRUCTION CAMP, $80 | June 11-14, 2018 or July 16 - 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Grades 6th – 8th. What is better than building something with your own two hands and being able to give back to the community at the same time? Learn from construction experts during both of these 4-day Construction Camps.  Receive an introduction to construction including use of both hand tools & power tools, measuring & cutting, framing, painting & finishing.  Using the tools that they will receive just for attending Construction Camp, students will build their own toolboxes.  June Camp students will build a shed from start to finish.  July Camp students will build porch swings & gardening boxes. 
  • FITNESS CAMP AT ANYTIME FITNESS, $55 | June 11-15, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Grades 9th - 12th. Ever wonder what it takes to be a personal trainer or work in the fitness industry?  High school students interested in the Fitness Industry will gain more than just muscle.  During this week long Fitness Camp, students will learn about proper movement and technique, as well as nutrition and how to measure weight and body fat.
  • SINCLAIR WATERBOTICS STEM CAMP, $135 | June 18-22, 2018| 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Grades 7th - 12th. Ever wanted to build a robot for the water?  Waterbotics STEM Camp is designed to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields.  The camp offers students the opportunity to experience in these areas first-hand.  Students will have fun working in teams, learning math, science, and technology skills by designing and building aquatic LEGO robots and solving four design challenges.
  • SINCLAIR WISTEM CAMP, $145 | June 25-29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Female Freshman - Seniors. Young Women enjoy learning about science too!  WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Camp will give young women in high school the opportunity to explore different fields of study associated with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Each day these young women will focus on an area of study like computer science, biology, chemistry, and physics.  The ultimate goal of the camp is to expose young women to the vast array of exciting careers and opportunities in STEM fields.  Field trips to the Cincinnati Zoo and Kings Island, along with hands-on activities are designed to inspire the development of passion for STEM. 
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE A.C.C.E.S.S. CAMP, $175| June 27-29, 2018 | Overnight Camp | Sophomores & Juniors. Wilmington College Academic College Classroom Experience for Student Success (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Camp is a college campus experience in the truest sense.  During this three-day overnight program, current high school sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to not only gain college preparatory skills, but also immerse themselves in a real college experience.  Students will gain a valuable insight towards success and opportunities.
  • WEB DEVELOPMENT CAMP, $125 | July 9-13, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades 7th – 10th.

Ever wanted to create your own website?  Students will learn the building blocks of websites including HTML and CSS and how to make them responsive for any device.  Web Development Camp is a crash course on how to design and set up your very own Wordpress website.  Students will work in teams to create example sites to practice common scenarios and solve real-world problems.  Students will then independently create their own site on a topic of their choice.  Javascript and JQuery may be used to add page enhancements and advanced functionality.  At the end of the camp, students will be ready to independently continue with front-end web development.

  • SINCLAIR RASPBERRY PI CAMP, $190 | July 16-20, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Grades 7th – 12th.

Have you ever wanted to build your own mini arcade cabinet?  Now you can!  The only camp of its kind in Southwest Ohio.  Students will build and bring home a mini arcade cabinet, called a Cupcade, to play retro computer games.  This arcade is based off of the single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi.  In addition to technology and programming students will also solder their own micro controllers for the buttons and joysticks.

  • LEGO® MINDSTORM® CAMP, $125 | July 23-27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Grades 5th – 7th.

Students will work in groups to build a LEGO Robot all while strengthening their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  They will design and program land LEGO robots to solve problems through feedback from the robots reactions with the motors, lights, ultrasonic, and color sensors that are attached to the robots.

  • TECH CAMP, $80 | July 23-27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Grades 6th - 8th.

Ever wonder how video games created?  Campers will be exposed to programming principles and problem-solving related to sequential reasoning using GameMaker to develop a video game.  Campers will then further develop this notion of sequential reasoning to a software-hardware combined scenario developing a small computer interfaced Arduino project that they can take home with them.  Topics covered will be program flow control, variable storage, counters, digital vs analog inputs and outputs, pulse width modulation, and basic electronics.  All software and files are available for students, so their fun can continue long after Tech Camp has ended.

  • CINCINNATI STATE EXPLORING HEALTHCARE CAMP, $55 | August 7 – 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Grades 9th - 12th. Students interested in the healthcare career field will participate in a robust job shadowing experience.  Campers will be introduced to healthcare career programs by exposing them to different career fields through instructor led lectures, engagement activities, and skill enhancement workshops.

You can view all of the Warren County Educational Service Center’s Summer Enrichment Camps or register on their website .


2018 Summer Enrichment Camps

By Warren County Educational Service Center

Grade Levels:  Grades 5-12

When:  Various dates in June, July, & August