Our 8th Annual Camp Prairie Creek will be July 25th-29th, 2016. Applications are now open! It's first come first serve so sign up now!
Camp Prairie Creek, sponsored by the Muncie Sanitary District and Stormwater Management, is a free youth environmental day camp for youth going into 1st through 8th grade. It is a day camp that runs from 9a-3p Monday through Friday.
We will be hiring camp counselors for camp in 2016. Please email if interested. All counselors must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check and drug screen.
If you have any questions please contact Jason Donati at:
Camp Prairie Creek is a free youth environmental day camp for youth participants living within Muncie and Delaware County, ranging from 1st through 8th grade. The Stormwater Management Department and Prairie Creek Reservoir created and hosted the first annual Camp Prairie Creek in the summer of August 2009.
The birth of Camp Prairie Creek came from the idea that local youth needed more accessible water education and recreational opportunities since the City's only public pool would be closed the Summer of 09' due to financial restraints. Stormwater Management and Prairie Creek Reservoir joined together to educate local youth about water related issues and outdoor recreational safety while maintaining a strong emphasis on preserving our environment.
Many activities and lessons taught at camp were derived from the Project WET curriculum, which had a lot of emphasis on water quality, pollution prevention and the water cycle. Other activities included education about recycling, conservation, vermi-composting (worm composting), trees, fish and wildlife, macroinvertebrates, mapping and outdoor recreational safety. A tree was planted at the site of the first annual Camp Prairie Creek, near the lodge were many activities took place.
The long week of fun and education is always celebrated with a family fun day cookout the last day which includes games, pontoon boat rides around the reservoir, swimming and fishing. Families are invited to attend and hang out with their campers all day and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
On the final family fun day each camper is awarded with a Delaware County Youth Environmental Stewardship Certificate for their participation and new found interest in helping to preserve the environment in all that they do..
We are pleased to announce that Camp Prairie Creek won the Clyde W. Hibbs Conservation Education Award from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society for it's creative strategies for engaging children with nature and teaching them principles of sustainable living.
Stay tuned for upcoming information on upcoming Camp Prairie Creek announcements and if you have any questions regarding Camp Prairie Creek please feel free to contact Stormwater Educator Jason Donati at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-213-6450.
First Graduation Class of Camp Prairie Creek 2009
2011 (with AmeriCorps NCCC team)