The Slip N Fly is only open to the public for two weeks in August, but it’s worth the wait. It’s like the classic slip 'n slide and an intimidating waterslide had a baby.
The highest flying end-of-summer pool party is just around the corner, as Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp's (3495 Tugend Rd., Butler) Slip N Fly Fest is set for this weekend.
According to Camp Director Justin Travis, the actual Slip N Fly was created in 2008 as a byproduct of the youth action sports training camp.
"The ride was designed to be a ski ramp, but we got bored one day and turned it into the Slip N Fly. So now the camp has both," Travis tells Scene.
The music and sports fest surrounding the glorified slide started about seven years ago, growing from a local party into a statewide event.
If unlimited rides on the actual Slip N Fly seem too extreme, the "wettest fest in the Midwest" hosts beach volleyball and corn hole tournaments for cash prizes as well as poolside DJs, live musicians on the main stage and black light silent discos, fireworks and more. All the camp's skateparks and mountain bike courses are open for use as well, and parking and camping are free.
The Ohio-famous slip-n-waterslide is only available for public use during the camp's festivals in August, but can be rented for private events as well.
Tickets for this year's fest are available here. And learn more about the event right here.