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Maple Syrup at Camp Ken-Jockety

Did you know that Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartlands’ Camp Ken Jockety is home to its very own sugarbush? Camp Ken Jockety is home to over 400 maple trees! Our staff works tirelessly throughout the year to maintain and harvest sap so you can enjoy our locally-made maple syrup. Our syrup-making starts in January when we begin tapping our maple trees. When the weather is just right, we collect the sap and drive it to our sugarshed. There, the sap is processed into syrup by heating it to evaporate the excess liquid. From January to March, girls and their families are able to help us tap trees, hike through our sugarbush, and celebrate at our Tree Tappers Maple Syrup Festival. You can even pick up materials to tap maple trees of your own! 

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Tree Tappers Festival

Bring the whole family out to experience the Camp Ken-Jockety Maple Syrup operation. Hike our maple grove, help us split wood for our wood-fired evaporator, and visit the sugarhouse! There is something for kids of all ages, and maple syrup will be on sale! Arrival times will be every 30 minutes so make sure your group registers simultaneously. 

Sat., March 4, 2023 & Sun., March 5, 2023
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.)
$12 per person

More Maple Programs

Maple Chef Jr.

New and improved for 2023! Want to showcase your cooking skills? Maple Chef Jr. is the place for you! Create your own recipe including maple syrup in the dish and see if you have what it takes to become the ultimate maple chef. More details to come. 

Grade Level: Ambassadors, Seniors, Juniors, Cadettes
Sat., March 4, 2023
Sun., March 5, 2023

Maple Hike

Did you know that there’s a lot of science and engineering involved in making maple syrup? Join us at Camp Ken-Jockety to learn all about the whole process of how we make maple syrup, starting with identifying maple trees to having maple syrup drizzled over your pancakes! This is sure to be an informative and sweet time! 

Feb 4, 12, 18, 26
9:30am-12:30pm
1:30-4:30pm
Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.)
$8 per person

 

Maple Syrup Makers Kit Pick Up

Get all the supplies to make maple syrup in your backyard! You’ll also get advice from Camp Ken-Jockety’s maple syrup experts through virtual sessions you can attend to learn more throughout this very sweet season.

Begins Jan. 30
$25 per person

Tree Tapping

Help us prepare for the 2023 maple syrup season by helping us tap our maple trees at Camp Ken Jockety! You’ll learn all about our maple syrup production while helping us tap our trees! You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how we prepare for the maple syrup season while working with the GSOH maple syrup team!

Grade Level:  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Volunteers

Jan. 22, 28
1:00-3:30
Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.)
$8 per person