October 1, 2023, 4-8:30 PM

Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center 

3675 Oak Hill Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Join us for this never ordinary, always extraordinary fall celebration at the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. Help raise funds to ensure that every student — regardless of family resources – can explore nature in their back yard, their community, and their national park.

As a guest you are invited to explore the Environmental Education Center, meander through the campus, and share in camper experiences.

Enjoy an extraordinary dinner that includes cocktails, appetizers throughout the campus, along with a decadent dessert and open bar.

Melanie Nesteruk

Give every child the chance to explore and make memories in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For over 25 years, the Conservancy and CVNP’s Environmental Education Programs have provided children with quality education and all the fun that a camp experience offers. From scientific exploration of the Cuyahoga River to singing around a campfire, a generation of children have enjoyed what they often describe years later as their “best week of school.” Over 30,000 children have benefited from the overnight program and over 200,000 from day programs. YOUR SUPPORT makes this possible for many children whose families could not otherwise afford to send them to an educational and nature-based experience. As we celebrate, we look forward to more years of sharing Cuyahoga Valley National Park with children and investing in them as well as the future of our planet.

Please visit our Exploration donation page to make a generous gift and see specific examples of how your dollars benefit children in CVNP. 

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Hors D’oeuvres

– Butternut Squash Flatbread

– Seasonal Cheese Display

– Crudite

– Roast Cherry Bruschetta

– Gorgonzola Bruschetta

– Sweet Potato Croquette

– Wild Mushroom Pot Sticker

Soup Station

– Corn Bisque

Dinner Under the Tent

First Course

– Pumpernickel Loaf

– Grilled Peach Salad

Entrée Course Served Family Style

– Chilled Haricot Vert Salad

– Glazed Carrot

– Fall Wild Rice

– Brie & Spinach Chicken Roulade

– Cranberry Braised Short Ribs

– Stuffed Sweet Potato (vegan entrée)


– Pumpkin Spiced Bundt Cake

Catering courtesy of Driftwood Catering

Purchase Tickets:




Jeff and Cindy Miller

Jim and Diana Snider