Summer doesn’t have to create idle minds. Northwest Indiana parents are invited to engage their children in learning while having fun by registering them for participation in either Earth Camp or Camp Water and Me, two enviro-camps run by the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County and offered through the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department. Appropriate for children ages 6 through 12, the enviro-camps help to introduce kids to environmental issues in an enjoyably entertaining way. The fee for each camp is $10 per child, and both camps run four days from 9 a.m. to noon and are led by Mr. Abe, the district’s educator, who brings environmental education to thousands of students each year in schools throughout Porter County.
Scenes from Earth Camp 2012
Children will have a fun-filled week of activities in the park learning the roles that water, trees, and worms play in keeping our planet healthy through outdoor, interactive, hands-on experiences. Some activities will include the Recycling Olympics, a microscopic exploration of live worms, nature walks, scavenger hunt, Frisbee golf, Edible Landfill, recycling crafts and a Nature Detective journal.
Water & Me Camp
Lakefront & Riverwalk
Through hands-on activities and games, kids will get a chance to learn all about the important role water plays in the environment and in human health. Some activities will include a journey with Fred the Fish, water quality monitoring, relay races, arts and crafts and a beach exploration and fun day!
Scenes from 2012 Camp Water & Me
For more information or to register for these camps, contact Mr. Abe, 466-8278 or