Tag Archives: Camp

Hiking in a Winter Wonderland!

Students learn about the watershed all year long! Some of you may be wondering what we do at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC) in the winter. The temperatures have dropped, the ponds have frozen, and there’s snow everywhere. … Continue reading

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A Weekend for Cadettes

On October 10-12th we welcomed thirty-one girls from seven troops across northeast Ohio. During their stay, the girls had an amazing time exploring the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and completed three badges: Night Owl, Animal Helper, and Field Day! The … Continue reading

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2014 Clam Bake

Our Annual Clam Bake at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center was held on September 21 this year. This event draws in members of the community for an evening of fun, food, and support for the CVEEC’s educational programs. The … Continue reading

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End of the Internship Reflection

As we approached the last week of our 2013-2014 resident programs, we asked our intern staff to reflect back on the year.  Here is what they had to say: MADDIE: Any advice for future interns? Take advantage of the park, … Continue reading

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From Camper to Teacher

This week at the CVEEC, we were joined by 7th grade students from St. Paul Catholic School in North Canton, Ohio.  Colleen Justus, the lead school coordinator for their trip, is actually a former camper of our resident program! Colleen … Continue reading

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Alternative Spring Break: Students Choose Restoration and Relaxation

College students often spend their spring breaks relaxing at the beach. The group that visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) had something different in mind. They wanted to make a difference! This past weekend, more than 30 college students from Ohio, … Continue reading

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5 Things You Might Not Know About the CVEEC

  1. The CVEEC has been hosting school groups since 1994. Cuyahoga Valley Association (CVA), a non-profit organization consisting of two employees at the time, agreed to operate the Environmental Education Center in 1993.  They partnered with the National Park … Continue reading

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Akron Public Schools’ Winter Excursion

Twenty eight students joined us for a wonderful winter day excursion in the park.  Though we were hoping the snow would stick around for a day of sledding, Mother Nature had other plans.  Instead, we set Akron Public Schools (APS) … Continue reading

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Winter at the CVEEC

It’s easy to imagine camp in the summer time; sunny skies, green grass, t-shirts, bugs, and frogs galore.  So… what do we do here in the winter?  Though the skies are often gray, the grass is dead and covered in … Continue reading

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The Story of the Stonecutter

(adapted from a Chinese fable) Once upon a time, there lived a stonecutter.  His job, all day long, was to hike through the mountains, break off slabs of rock, and carry the slabs back down to the village.  Though stonecutting … Continue reading

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