Merry Lea Spring Break Day Camp

Are you looking for a way to keep your student entertained during spring break? Look no further!  Merry Lea will be hosting Spring Break Day Camp this year for students in K-5th grades! K-2nd grade students will be stationed at our Farmstead Barn while 3rd-5th graders explore our Learning Center all week!

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2019 Friends of Merry Lea Dinner

At this event, we’ll look both backward and forward with gratitude for the capable leadership we’ve enjoyed during Executive Director Luke Gascho’s tenure, August 1998 to June 2019. We’ll hear from past and present staff, students and board members.

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Conservation Leadership School

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is offering a week-long conservation “school” June 10-14, 2019 for upcoming high school juniors and seniors interested in the conservation of natural resources in northern Indiana. The week will feature a variety of workshops, activities, and learning experiences. Cost is $25.00 per student that covers lodging and meals (scholarships available). Application and teacher letter of recommendation required by May 6th.

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Retirement Reception for Luke Gascho

Join us as we wish Executive Director Luke Gascho well in a new phase of life after 21+ years of service to Merry Lea. We’ll have homemade ice cream, lawn games and canoeing with a short program at 3 p.m.

Registration is not required, but it will help us plan. If you know you’re coming, please fill out our two-question form.

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The Merry Lea Mission

  • Providing a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals
  • Providing environmental education for people of all ages
  • Providing a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or excessively disturbing its ecosystems
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