Camp Watershed offers outdoor learning opportunities


NEW PHILADELPHIA — Rural Action, a local nonprofit, is hosting an outdoor summer camp June 13-17.

Children from 8 to 12 years old are invited to participate. Caregivers can drop off their children at Tuscora Park between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and pick them up at Tuscora Park at 4 p.m. Children will be transported from the park to various locations around the county where they can explore and learn about their surroundings. Lunch is provided daily. The cost of activities for the week is $75. This will be Camp Watershed’s ninth year and the first return to fully in-person activities since the COVID pandemic.

Campers will spend their days learning about watersheds, macroinvertebrates, acid mine drainage, recycling and more. There will be chances of getting dirty while exploring, hiking and playing in the local coves. Campers will spend a morning learning the ins and outs of fishing: everything from habitat requirements, proper handling and baiting a hook. Participants will have the chance to test their new skills in a stocked pond.

For more information, please contact Sarah Robinson at [email protected] or visit Registration closes June 6. Limited financial assistance is available; contact Action Rurale for more information.

Children will have plenty of time to explore local streams, rivers and lakes during Camp Watershed.

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