Getting the Next Generation Involved

Earth Charter Indiana is looking for Fort Wayne community members, especially youths ages 8-18, who are interested in working with us later this year on youth-led local initiatives for a healthier climate and environment. Their goal is to achieve city-wide action to cut fossil fuel emissions, reduce waste, and preserve natural resources by capturing the voices of concerned youths and supporting the missions of existing environmental organizations. The sustainability initiatives they pursue will be inspired by the work of youth in Oregon and the Indianapolis area, who have appealed to their city councils and governments about making sustainability a part of the city code, but they will also be uniquely designed for the needs of the Fort Wayne community and the interests of the youth who lead those efforts. The local contact for that effort is Tessa Horan, intern for Earth Charter Indiana. For more information, please reach out to her at Thanks.

River Camp 2016: Extended Deadline!

The deadline for this year’s River Camp has been extended from June 11th to June 20th!

Register your children today by calling 427-6000 or online at

River Camp is made possible by multiple partnerships between the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and local organizations, all focused on helping kids 8-12 years of age gain a better understanding on our local waterways.

Camp will be held at Shoaff Park Riverlodge July 5th – 8th from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information and a full list of partners, please click this link to the flyer: River Camp flyer.

River Camp 2016

The Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) is partnering with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreations Department and the ERC to create this engaging recreational camp, along with several other educational, cultural, and recreational groups and institutions to create a platform to foster enthusiasm for and improve stewardship of our waterways.

River Camp is a day-camp event that will provide a holistic view of waterways, their issues, social dynamics, and overall stewardship while promoting the main concept of engagement and enjoyment.

Aimed at adventurous kids aged 8 – 12, River Camp uses games, activities, lessons, and science (along with the occasional foray onto the river itself) to teach campers about where the rivers come from and where they go, what lives in them, and who can use them.

To sign up, visit the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Dept website, or call them at 260-427-6000. Space is limited and registration closes on June 11th.

See the attached file for more information: River Camp Press Release