Summer Education Programs

2017 Summer Camp Education


We are now booking Summer Camp Education programs!

Please call our Education Department at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240 to book your trip or with any other questions! You can also email us at . We request you have all of your booking information readily available so that we can efficiently reserve your trip. Upon calling, please have at least three dates that work for your school.

Education Programming is limited and we book programs on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Times


JUNE 2017 – AUGUST 2017
June 2nd through August 11th
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Cuyahoga Critters program departs at 9:50am and ends at 11:35am.
Canal Camp program departs at 11:45am and ends at 1:35pm.
*maximum capacity is 76 passengers per program, per day

Departure Locations

Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill Street West
Peninsula, OH 44264
*located behind Winking Lizard Peninsula

Description of Programs Offered

Cuyahoga Critters

Suggested Grade Level: Preschool – 3rd

Through the use of American Indian storytelling and props your group will learn all about the animals that call Cuyahoga Valley National Park home.  Groups will peer out the windows of the train to search for the animals as they scurry through the park. The program is designed to inspire a sense of wonder and to help your students heighten their discovery skills while interacting with the physical environment.

Canal Camp

Suggested Grade Level:  2nd and up

Children have always found a way to have fun. Your group will participate in old and new camp activities like games, songs and stories and travel to the Canal Exploration Center. Once there, they will participate in old time games that children of the canal era would have played. They will reboard the train after 30 minutes at the CEC and return to Peninsula. This program is designed to educate students on how and why The Canal Era changed the area, and how these waterways were the “highways” of the day.

Education Rates and Policies

Education Rates:

Students: $7.00
Teachers: $9.00
*Limit of 76 passengers per day.

Payments and Due Dates:

Final payment is due 10 business days prior to your trip.  If we have not received a final payment by the indicated due date, the seats allotted for your school/organization will be released. No exceptions.  At this time, a final head count is due.  After this date you are responsible to pay for the number of tickets being held for your school/organization.  We do not issue refunds under any circumstances.