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Outdoor School 2016-2017

Camp Blue Diamond is a beautiful setting for learning about the environment, and what needs to be done to protect it for future generations. During the 2016-2017 School Year, Shaver's Creek Outdoor School and Camp Blue Diamond will host seven weeks of Fall Outdoor School and six weeks of Spring Outdoor School.
Discovery takes place along the trail at Outdoor School

Fifth grade classrooms from HuntingdonCounty, MifflinCounty,and various other Pennsylvania schools will be part of the Shaver's Creek Program. Students from State College Friends School will do their own Environmental Education programming with CBD providing the facility and foodservice.

Each week at Outdoor School two or three classrooms and their teachers come to learn about Pennsylvania wildlife, how early settlers lived, and what can be done to protect the environment.

During Outdoor School, CBD provides the foodservice, facilities and maintenance.  Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center provides the instructors and programming and gets the volunteer counselors from Penn State and Juniata College. 

 

At Outdoor School kids discover the intricacies of the natural world. They discover just how rugged and dangerous the wild places can be, but also how fragile they are too. They learn how their lifestyles and decisions can protect and preserve the environment not only for themselves, but also for their children and grandchildren.  

While at Outdoor School, students will have meals in the Main Lodge and sleep in the Summer Camp Cabins. The Summer Camp Cabins are fully winterized and have electricity and heat.

If you have questions about Shaver's Creek Outdoor School please contact Ellen Will at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. To learn more about Shaver's Creek Outdoor School visit their webpage. This site has a sample schedule and a packing list for students who are coming.

If your school would like to do its own Environmental Education programming, and have questions about facilities, rates or foodservice contact Camp Blue Diamond or call CBD at (814) 667-2355. Rates listed on the Lodge or Cabin webpages are not applicable to Outdoor School or Environmental Education groups.