To help people become better connected to the outdoors and to help them to grow their appreciation for the protection of our special places, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) began expanding its recreational programs and events in state parks and forests through Get Outdoors PA. E

GOPA Goals:

  • Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;  

  • Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;

  • Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;

  • Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;

  • Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;

  • Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way;

The Outdoor Eagles Club meets after school one Monday per month and is open to students in grades 1-5.  East students meet in the Art room from 3:30pm – 4:45pm, Cressona students meet in the Cafeteria from 3:30pm – 4:45pm (West/St. Ambrose can attend the club at Cressona). 


All necessary equipment is provided, and we will be outdoors if the weather permits.

You may send a snack with your child to have during club time.


Cost is $8 per topic – Get a $5 discount when registering for 3 or more topics!

If registering online, to have a discount applied, you must call Rec office before paying! (570) 366-1190


      East              Cressona            TOPICS

   1/13/20          1/27/19            Scat Snacks – learn about animal poop and make an edible version (NUT       ALLERGY: candy w/ nuts)

   2/10/20          2/24/20          Fitness Challenge – monitor heart rate and body temp while completing     easy fitness obstacle courses

   3/23/20          3/30/20         Seed Bombs – learn about plants, seeds, and soil and make clay seed bombs to plant in your garden

   4/20/20          4/27/20           Build a Bug – collect bugs and learn about their roles in nature, and build an edible bug out of fruit

   5/11/20          5/18/20           Blast off into Summer – help build and launch model rockets while learning about flight and space


669 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961


P:  570-366-1190

F:  570-366-4928

Hours of Operation

School Year Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours TBD

A community partnership:

Auburn Borough, Cressona Borough, Deer Lake Borough, East Brunswick Township, New Ringgold Borough, North Manheim Township, Orwigsburg Borough, Wayne Township, West Brunswick Township & Blue Mountain School District

The Blue Mountain Recreation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Programming Provider