Where Nature, History and Creativity Meet
Spring: May 7-May 20
Summer I: June 11 - June 24
Summer II: July 9 - July 22
Parent Residency I: August 6- August 12
Parent Residency II: August 13 - August 19
Fall: October 15 - October 28
Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel Town in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Sanctuary’s property covers 545 acres, includes a pristine glacial lake, Lake Lacawac and its watershed; two ponds, arboreal bogs, forests with hiking trails, and a Camp Lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend one to two weeks at Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and limited studio space is provided.
Artists are provided:
* a comfortable, rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House
* access 545-acres which includes a glacial lake, 2 ponds, shore access to Lake Wallenpaupack, ledges natural area, and forests.
* interaction with scientists conducting research at Lacawac.
Artists provide their own transportation and take care of their meals while at Lacawac. The lodge and guest house are well equipped with cookware and dishes and all necessary kitchen amenities. Both the lodge and guest house have wireless internet. Residents should bring a laptop if they so desire. A telephone is available in lodge and coulter visitor center. Residents should have a calling card or pre-paid phone card if they wish to place long-distance calls. Cell phone connection is generally available at Lacawac.
Information on restaurants, grocery stores and other conveniences will be provided when individuals are accepted for a residency. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The staff of Lacawac Sanctuary will do everything in our power to make each residency at Lacawac inspired, productive, and rejuvenating.