for the 18th annual Lobster Clambake and Auction

Help children make memories at camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
$185 ticket | $250 patron ticket

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Why We’re Celebrating

Over the last 23 years, 75,000 youth have left their urban and suburban environments to experience extraordinary education programs at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. An important part of the Conservancy’s mission is to ensure every child who wants to attend these programs can, regardless of ability to pay. More than 1,100 will need a scholarship to attend during the school year. We need your help to provide scholarships and general operating funds to support all our environmental education programs.

EXPERIENCE the Environmental Education Center as Clambake guests are invited to meander through the campus and share in camper experiences.

ENJOY an on-line auction, which allows for easy viewing and bidding. Auction opening dates will be announced in September.

EXPECT a few new surprises as our auction items expand.

Additional Details

Silent Auction Offerings: Online Auctions open September.
: The party is rain or shine.
Parking: Valet parking is provided.
Attire: Clambake casual.
Questions? Call 330-657-2909 ext. 222 or email


Sampling of Auction Packages for Clambake 2017.

  • A Personal Cruise of the Lower Cuyahoga (ship channel) guided by experts from the Port of Cleveland

A truly unique opportunity to get a guided boat tour up the Cuyahoga ship channel on one of the Port Authority’s work boats dedicated to removing floating debris. Learn about the river’s storied industrial past and its exciting resurgence as a cleaner, healthier place for wildlife, urban redevelopment, recreation and modern industry. The Port will supply the boat, expert guides, skipper and refreshments (light snacks and drinks) Guests may bring their own “adult” beverages. Limited to 4 people. Date and time to be agreed by the Port and winning bidder. Cruise typically takes 3 hours and may be rescheduled in event of inclement weather.

Thank you Port of Cleveland

  • Rolling Beneath the Deep

Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel underneath Lake Erie as you and two guests will have the rare opportunity to tour the Cleveland Salt Mines. This tour will take you five miles out, under Lake Erie to see the operations of the mine up close. You can rehash your tour with a $100 gift certificate over lunch or dinner around the corner at a fun & hip restaurant in Ohio City. This tour is for 3 individuals 18 years or older, with restrictions: must be able to walk independently, tours only available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between April 1 and August 1, 2018.

Thank you Cargill Deicing Technology

  • Enjoy a week in Siesta Key!

Come see why Siesta Key is continually voted one of the best beaches in the world. Stay in a beautiful third floor, two bedroom, two bath condo and a pull out queen in the living room. Can accommodate six individuals. Screened in porch has views of the pond and beach. The property contains tennis courts, a fitness center and two heated pools that are open all year. The unit is on a private beach next door to the public beach and within walking distance to downtown Siesta Key. Not available at Christmas or January through March.

Thank you Michael and Darlene Porter

  • Debbie DiCarlo, photographer extraordinaire will share her tips and take you to her favorite spots in CVNP

Have a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera and want to accelerate your expertise with macro or waterfall photography? Debbie DiCarlo , a local award winning nature photographer, will spend 2 hours with you in Cuyahoga Valley National Park sharing tips on camera settings, lens choice, composition and exposure. She will also assist you with any questions you may have about camera gear, accessories and post editing. See her work at

Session to take place in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on a mutually agreed upon date and time. Expires 12 months from date of award.

Thank you Debbie DiCarlo

  • Birding with the Best

Nothing better than four friends and two amazing guides to help you spot and identify what flies through the Valley! Join Dwight and Ann Chasar, two of the region’s acclaimed birders, on a 3-hour outing in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They will share their knowledge and skill while assisting you and your friends in spotting birds that share our park with us – they know how to spot the hard-to-find species. Mutually agreed upon date.

Thank you Dwight and Ann Chasar

  • Send a Child to Camp!

Your 100% tax-deductible donation will change a child’s life. It costs $250 to give a deserving kid from an urban school district the opportunity to spend four days in their national park at CVEEC. Over 40% of our students need scholarship support. People like you make it happen! Thank you!

2017 Sponsors (Individuals)

Chris & Ray Gurnick/Seaway Bolt
Joanne Kim & Jim Nash
Cheryl & Joe Levanduski
Lisa & Thom Mandel
Kathy & Andy Moock
Janine & Dick Patterson
Dianne & Terry Squire
The Steere Family


2017 Underwriters

Mustard Seed Marketing
North Coast Litho
Dedee & Rory O’Neil
Thirsty Dog Brewery Company
Vincent Lighting