Rural Action’s Sunday Creek Watershed, Monday Creek Watershed, and Environmental Education Programs offer four summer day camps each year. The camp is a week of fun-filled adventure for children: exploring streams, engaging in service projects, learning about the environment through games, visiting with area professionals, and eating freshly prepared local food!

2021 Watershed Camps

Get ready for another year that gets campers wet and muddy. Campers will swim with crawdads in swimming holes, turn over rocks to find salamanders, and learn how to build different types of shelters such as the lean-to.

Monday Creek Watershed Camp: New Straitsville, OH | AGES 8-12

July 12-16, 2021

Monday Creek Kids Camp will feature field trips where campers will canoe, swim, learn fishing skills, explore the natural world by looking for critters and recording what they find, crafts, and get to tour the area’s treatment systems for Acid Mine Drainage (AMD). The week will also include favorite activities like catching macroinvertebrates (crawdads and the like), wilderness survival skills, hiking, and archery.

Camp will meet in the New Straitsville Veterans Memorial Park. Pick up will be there as well. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily and transportation will be provided for field trips.

The cost of camp is $50 per camper.

Once you register, you will receive a waiver that you must sign and return to Rural Action before the start of the camp.

More Info/Register

If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact us!

Kylee Nichols | | 740.394.2047

Sunday Creek Watershed Camp: Wildcat Hollow | AGES 7-13

June 7-11, 2021

Registration Closed: Camp is Full

Margaret Creek Watershed Camp: Sugar Bush Farm | AGES 7-13

June 21-25, 2021

Registration Closed: Camp is Full

Junior Counselor Positions available at Watershed Camps

Do you still want to attend camp? There is an opportunity for previous graduates to help lead our summer camp and take part in all the fun! If your child graduated from the camp but still wants to be involved, please contact Darcy at, or call 740-677-4047 ext. 310.

Camp Watershed with the Middle Tuscarawas Watershed Office| New Philadelphia, Ohio | AGES 8-12

Join Rural Action for our sixth annual Camp Watershed! During this fun-filled day camp children ages 8-12 will tour natural areas throughout Tuscarawas County and the surrounding areas and learn about the outdoor world around them. Breakfast, lunch, and healthy snacks will be provided daily and transportation will be provided. Contact the Middle Tuscarawas Watershed office at (330) 859-1050 to learn more about this opportunity or to register your child. Some financial assistance is available.

Contact for more information. Camp will run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off will be at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia.

A detailed schedule and more need-to-know information will be sent out closer to the date of the camp. Once you register, you will receive a waiver that you must sign and return to Rural Action before the start of the camp. If you have any problems with registration, please contact us!

Spring Break Day Camp: Multiple Locations | AGES 7-12

Ready for a nature break over spring break? Send the kids to a day in the woods with Rural Action! We’ll explore the woods and creeks, playing and learning about ecology and survival skills. It’s a perfect day for any kid who loves animals, nature, forts or adventures.

Groups were limited to 8 kids and 2 adults, and were entirely outside. Camps were scheduled for several dates in March and April 2021 near Albany, Glouster, and Nelsonville/Logan.

Look for Spring Break Day Camps again in 2022!

Rural Action Membership

Rural Action is a membership-based non-profit in Southeastern Ohio. On the registration form, we have provided the opportunity to become a member of Rural Action for an additional $20. A membership with Rural Action helps us to continue our work with children, clean watersheds and illegal dumpsites, create access to quality local foods, and revitalize Appalachian Ohio!

We would love your membership. With the membership, you will receive access to our events, volunteer opportunities, workshops, and more.