The Raccoon Creek Partnership will offer spring and summer environmental education opportunities starting this month.

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Youngsters are pictured enjoying one of the day camps a few years ago.

Saturday, April 14 – Spring Day Camp – Amphibians: Held from 10 am – 1 pm to explore the woodlands and discover amphibians as they spring to life! Please dress for the weather (sunscreen, bug spray, rain coat) and bring a packed lunch. Designed for kids 5 and up, younger kids welcome with an adult. Camp is free, however donations are welcome!

Saturday, April 21 – Family Fun Day: From Noon-2 pm, spend quality time with the whole family learning archery, fishing, and hiking! Please dress for the weather (sunscreen, bug spray, rain coat). Event is free, however donations are welcome!

Summer Science Camps

They will have a five-day camp and a three-day camp this summer. Summer camps are from 9 am – 4 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided. The suggested donation is $50 for the full week of camp. Scholarships, early drop off, and late pick up may also be available. Summer campers should dress for the weather, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. A change of clothes is also encouraged! 

June 18 – 22 Watershed Wildlife: Explore your watershed and discover the plants and animals that live in it! Join them for a week of outdoor fun including games, canoeing, art projects, pond studies, and more while making new friends! This camp is designed for youth ages 6 and up.

July 30 – August 1  Sustainable Living: Join them for an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while learning new ways to protect and care for our environment! Activities will include pond and stream exploration, canoeing, growing plants, discovering new ways to use recycled materials, and learning about watershed restoration. This camp is designed for youth ages 10 and up!

All programs occur at the Waterloo Aquatic Education Center, located at 9660 State Route 356 in New Marshfield, Ohio. For more information or more detailed directions, reach Kimberly Brewster at or call 440-708-6148. You can also visit their  website at

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