Wonderful World of Water Day Camp
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The Wonderful World of Water Day Camp is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania American Water Company and the Lackawanna River Conservation Association. This is a water-themed day camp for children between 7 and 11 years of age, held on August 5 to 8, 2019. The four-day camp runs from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM each day at the Valley Community Library and the adjacent Blakely Borough Recreation Complex, along the Lackawanna River in Peckville, PA, through additional collaboration with the Library Association and Blakely Borough.

The Wonderful World of Water Day Camp Curriculum includes:

  1. Introduction to Watersheds
  2. Introduction to Water Habitat & Water Quality
  3. Ways the human community generates Water Pollution
  4. Practices used to prevent pollution & manage adverse impacts to water

The Valley Community Library and Blakely Borough Recreational Complex lie along a one-mile reach of the Lackawanna River, noted as a Class “A” Fishery for native brown trout. The library offers assembly space and lavatory facilities, an outdoor playground area where most of our activities take place, along with indoor activity space in the event of inclement weather. The Recreational Complex offers an open picnic/assembly pavilion with nearby porta-lav units and access to several thousand feet of the Lackawanna River for several types of educational activities. These activities include water quality sampling, aquatic habitat assessment, macro-invertebrate sampling, understanding riparian functions, and looking at the role of the river and watershed in relationship to the human community and culture.

The LRCA welcomes this opportunity to partner with Pennsylvania American Water to produce a shared environmental education program for the children of the Lackawanna River Watershed and nearby areas of Northeast Pennsylvania, served by Pennsylvania American Water.

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