Educators’ Week at Camp Oty’Okwa 2017

Life on a Sandy Delta

June 4-10, 2017 at Camp Oty’Okwa

Join us for our 9th year experiencing the natural history of Ohio at Camp Oty’Okwa.  The 700+ acre camp is under conservation easement and includes a dedicated state nature preserve, beautiful woodlands, hiking trails, and wonderful rock outcrops.  Participants will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge and learn techniques that will help them improve their skills as an educator.

The delicate balance of people, natural resource use, and technological advances is at the heart of many local, national, and global news stories. Throughout the week, participants will explore hands-on best practice strategies for introducing people to the natural world and these issues. Using their professional expertise and experience, top naturalists and educators from around the state will facilitate sessions using the camp and local resources. Sessions will provide opportunities to gain an understanding of topics related to state standards by immersing the participants in a natural setting and a stimulating learning environment.


Credit:  Participants can earn up to 3 semester hours of graduate credit or 50+ contact hours.

Arrival and Registration: 4:00pm Sunday, June 4

Departure: 1:00pm Saturday, June 10


Workshop fee for all participants:
(50 contact hours, lodging, meals, sessions, and materials): $400

Additional fee for graduate credit:
(3 semester hours):  $525.00 fee to Ashland University
(2 semester hours):  $350.00 fee to Ashland University


Click here for the registration flyer.

Click here for the event schedule.

Return registration to:

Or mail to: Cathy Knoop, 19772 Keifel Road, Laurelville, OH 43135

For additional information: 740-603-3911


Session registration:  Upon receipt of your deposit and registration, you will be sent the list of sessions.  You may then request the sessions you prefer. Sessions will be filled as they are requested. The size of some sessions will be limited.