PROGRAMS



2018 TraiFest Celebration has great programs lined up for your participation. See below for the basic event outline. Details about hikes are available on the Hiking/Outings Tab. Check back frequently for updates to the daytime programming.

WEDNESDAY • April 25
TIME WHAT DESCRIPTION WHERE
3:00-6:00PM (Unless other arrangements have been made.) Registration Camp open for registration Camp Oty'Okwa
7:00PM NPS Roundtable A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable Camp Oty'Okwa
THURSDAY • April 26
TIME WHAT DESCRIPTION WHERE
8:00AM-6:00PM (Unless other arrangements have been made) Registration Camp open for Registration Camp Oty'Okwa
Early AM Breakfast/Lunch to go Fuel before your hike! Pick-up your lunch for your hike. Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
All day Hiking Activities Hikes of various lengths throughout the day TBD
All Day NCTA Board Meeting Camp Oty'Okwa
5:00PM Happy Hour Join us to officially kick-off 2018 Trailfest Celebration Camp Oty'Okwa
6:00PM Supper Buffet-style supper to refuel after a great day of hiking Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
7:00-9:00PM Evening Program NPS Awards and Introduction to Appalachian Ohio with Pat Quackenbush, ODNR Naturalist Camp Oty'Okwa
9:00PM Campfire Camaraderie around the campfire Camp Oty'Okwa
FRIDAY • April 27 • Watch for more exciting programs to come soon!
TIME WHAT DESCRIPTION WHERE
8:00AM-8:00PM (Unless other arrangements have been made) Registration Camp open for Registration Camp Oty'Okwa
Early AM Breakfast/Lunch to go Fuel before your hike! Pick-up your lunch for your hike. Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
All Day Hiking Activities Hikes of various lengths throughout the day See Hiking page for details
AM/early PM PROGRAMS Incredibly educational and inspiring programming Camp Oty'Okwa
All Day Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour Join us on a tour of our cultural and environmental heritage, from Camp Oty’Okwa to the historic Village of Shawnee and back again, that may change your view of Appalachia and learn how our BT/NCNST is part of its future. (extra charge) https://littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.blog/
Order a Lunch to Go when you register (remember to pick it up at breakfast) or bring your own sack lunch.
Village of Shawnee
12:00PM Lunch Sandwich-style lunch available for workshop attendees and campers Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
3:00-8:00PM Trailfest Celebration Goes to Town! a) Grandma Gatewood Story documentary, Trail Magic
b) a book signing by Ben Montgomery author of Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
c) Urban Air, a downtown festival with more than 70 Airstreams lining the streets, food trucks, craft beer, and music. You are on your own for dinner, so plan to try a food truck or one of the Logan restaurants.
Main Street, Logan
8:30PM Nighttime Hike Explore the nighttime at Camp Trail at Camp Oty'Okwa
9:00PM Campfire Camaraderie around the campfire Camp Oty'Okwa
SATURDAY April 28 • Watch for more exciting programs to come soon!
TIME WHAT DESCRIPTION WHERE
7:00AM-4:00PM Registration Camp Oty'Okwa
Early AM Breakfast/Lunch to go Fuel before your hike! Pick-up your lunch for your hike. Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
All Day Hiking Activities Hikes of various lengths throughout the day See Hiking page for details
All Day FAMILY DAY Sponsored by Crane Hollow Nature Preserve Day of kid-friendly programs to introduce a new generation to the wonders of the outdoors Camp Oty'Okwa
AM/PM PROGRAMS Incredibly educational and inspiring programming Camp Oty'Okwa
All Day Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour Did you miss yesterday’s tour? Join us on a tour of our cultural and environmental heritage, from Camp Oty’Okwa to the historic Village of Shawnee and back again, that may change your view of Appalachia and learn how our BT/NCNST is part of its future. (extra charge) https://littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.blog/
Order a Lunch to Go when you register (remember to pick it up at breakfast) or bring your own sack lunch.
Village of Shawnee
12:00PM Lunch Sandwich-style lunch available for workshop attendees and campers Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
5:00PM Happy Hour Join us to share good conversations with friends – old and new Camp Oty'Okwa
6:00PM Supper Buffet-style supper to refuel after a great day of hiking Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
7:00-9:00PM Evening Program An Evening of Trail Preservation and Land Protection with Josh Knights, Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy;

Passing the Torch to 2019 Buckeye TrailFest and NCTA Celebration
TBD
9:00PM Campfire Camaraderie around the campfire Camp Oty'Okwa
SUNDAY • April 29
TIME WHAT DESCRIPTION WHERE
7:00AM Chapel   Camp Oty'Okwa
Early AM Breakfast   Dining Hall, Camp Oty'Okwa
9:00AM BTA Annual
Business Meeting
For all BTA members Camp Oty'Okwa
10:00AM BTA Board Meeting BTA Board of Trustees' quarterly meeting Camp Oty'Okwa
12:00 Noon Chapter/Section Supervisor BTA Chapter and Section Supervisor meeting Camp Oty'Okwa