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July 19, 2016 - July 22, 2016
The Presque Isle Partnership is proud to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Erie and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Environmental Education Specialists at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to sponsor Outdoor Stew. The event will take place on Presque Isle Lagoon, Elk Creek, and Lake Erie.
Youth from the Boys & Girls Club of Erie participate in a four-day camp that focuses on four principles: Leave No Trace, I Conserve, Get Outdoors, and Environmental Stewardship.
On the first day, campers will participate in a welcoming ceremony and begin to learn all about Presque Isle and its rich history before spending time exploring the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
The second day will start with the kids embarking on a research vessel where they will operate underwater ROV’s to investigate shipwrecks on the floor of Lake Erie. Later that day, kids will fish, learn how to cook fish, and learn water safety before kayaking in the lagoons of Presque Isle. They will then be transported to Erie Bluffs State Park where they will kayak Elk Creek into Lake Erie and camp overnight.
The campers will hike, learn how to set up camp, sing camp songs, and learn how to clean up camp the next morning practicing ‘Leave No Trace’. Outdoor Stew concludes with kids taking a walk on the beach, and reflecting on everything they learned.