Camp Prairie Creek

Camp Prairie Creek class of 2015 after the awards ceremony
Camp Prairie Creek class of 2015 after the awards ceremony

Our 10th Annual Camp Prairie Creek will be July 23rd-27th, 2018. Applications will open on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 9a on our website here. It's first to come first serve, so check back here starting June 27th!

Camp Registration is Now Open!

To register for camp click here: Camp Prairie Creek Application

Click here for a Paper Application

Mail to:

Attn: Jason Donati

Stormwater Management

300 N High Street

Muncie, IN 47305


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.

Campers will learn about being environmental stewards through recycling, water education, plant identification, interactions with live animals and more. Campers will also explore nature through hikes in the woods and learn how to fish. Camp is first to come first serve through registration, and registration will open on June 27th, 2018. Please note that all campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Mail to:
Attn: Jason Donati
Stormwater Management
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

We will be hiring camp counselors for camp in 2018. 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:

Email: jdonati@msdeng.com
Work: 765-213-6450

Camp Prairie Creek is a free youth environmental day camp for youth participants living in 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, vermicomposting (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 where many activities took place.

Kids doing an activity image

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 a Delaware County Youth Environmental Stewardship Certificate for their participation and their newfound 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 its 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 jdonati@msdeng.com or 765-213-6450.

Camp Prairie Creek Graduating Classes from 2009-2017 

First Graduation Class of Camp Prairie Creek 2009 image
First Graduation Class of Camp Prairie Creek 2009
Camp Prairie Creek Graduating Class 2010 image
2010
Camp Prairie Creek Graduating Class 2011 image
2011 (with AmeriCorps NCCC team)
Camp Prairie Creek Graduating Class 2012 image
2012
Camp Prairie Creek 2013 image
2013
Camp Prairie Creek 2014 Group Photo
2014
Camp Prairie Creek 2015 Group Photo
2015
Camp Prairie Creek 2016 Group Photo
2016

2017



Please enjoy a video highlighting some of the people and activities that make Camp Prairie Creek possible!