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​​​​​Eco Explorer Camp Overview

Eco Explorer Camp is a summer day camp that provides campers with daily opportunities to explore and connect to the outdoors, practice environmental stewardship and appreciation, and engage in environmental education with a purpose. "Explorers" will participate in activities, investigation and service learning projects in a variety of locations throughout Erie County around three themes; land, air, and water.

Ages: 11 - 15

Air Weeks: Let your inner explorer take flight! During Air Week, Explorers will engage in hands on experiences at two different lighthouses, a pontoon boat birding tour at Presque Isle State Park, investigate pollinator habitat, and build bat boxes, just to name a few engaging experiences.

  • June 10-14
  • July 15-19
  • August 5-9

Water Weeks: Come whet your explorer whistle with us! During Water Week, Explorers will be Citizen Scientists, engaging in watershed investigation, wetland restoration and tours of Erie Water Works, the Erie Maritime Museum, and the Lettie G. Howard, just to name a few engaging experiences.

  • June 17 – 21
  • July 22 – 26
  • August 12 - 16

Land Week: Calling all explorers! During Land Week, Explorers will learn about bike safety and repair and ride the "yellow bikes" at Presque Isle State Park, visit urban parks, assist in trail, garden and tree care throughout Erie County, just to name a few experiences during this activity packed week.

  • June 24 - 28
  • July 8 – 12
  • July 29 - August 2

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pick Up/Drop Off: Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Registration Information:

Eco Explorers can register for just one week or for an entire three-week (land, air, water) series (does not need to be consecutive weeks).

Click here to see Eco Explorer Camp 2019 registration fees. 

Some need based on scholarships are available. Directions on how to apply are included within registration form.

Click here to register!

Thank you to our camp sponsors: