We invite you to participate in activities that celebrate the outdoors, such as our hiking, our educational workshops and lectures, nature presentations, music concerts and bird watching. And if you value what Lacawac offers our community and our region, we hope you will consider becoming a member. Find a program that’s right for you or try something new – but don’t miss these exciting opportunities:
Register for our programs by calling: 570.689.9494 or emailing: email@example.com
Plein-air Watercolor Workshop! “The Lake at Lacawac…”
Saturday, May 20th
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructors: Renee Emanuel, NSPC&A, and Bill Teitsworth, AWS
Renee and Bill have conducted annual painting workshops at Lacawac for over 25 years, and look forward to returning this spring to this very special place! Workshop day will begin with an on-location demo. The day continues with plenty of group and individual instruction, mini-demos as needed, and group critique at 4:00 PM. Painters in any medium, and at all levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome.
Renee Emanuel is a signature member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, a two-time winner of the Marion Sola de Mendes Award, and a two-time winner of the Richeson-Shiva Award. Bill Teitsworth is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and the winner of the Greathouse Medal, the High Winds Medal, and the Silver Medal of Honor.
Registration Fee: $75, plus $10 Lacawac day-use fee. Contact Renee and Bill for more information or to register (pre-registration required): Web: www.etstudioart.com Phone: 570 842-9252 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hike with Brodhead Watershed Association
Saturday, May 20th
Free, but registration is required. Please register early; this hike is limited in size. INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email email@example.com. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
2PM - 4PM
Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon canoe paddle on Lake Lacawac. Learn about the scientific research being done at Lacawac Sanctuary and what makes it such an ideal place for ecological study. All ages welcome. Boats, paddles and life jackets are provided.Personal lifejackets may be used. Reservations required as spaces are limited. Cost: $15 - $10 members.
Bird Banding and Breakfast
8AM - 11AM
Join university professors Dr. Meg Hatch and Dr. Robert Smith to check mist nets and learn about bird banding birds. After enjoy a sit down breakfast and presentation on parental bird behavior. Registration limited. Cost: $15- Members $10
Lenape at Lacawac
Saturday, June 17th
7PM - 9PM
Join us for a special presentation by an Upper Delaware National Park Service Ranger about the Lenape people and their lives in Eastern PA, followed by a night hike on the Maurice Broun Trail. All ages welcome. Bring a head lamp or flashlight and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Registration appreciated. Free.
Close Encounters with Birds of Prey with Bill Streeter
Saturday, July 8th
12PM - 2PM
Lacawac is proud to present the Delaware Valley Raptor Center’s live birds presentation. Let these magnificent avian creatures captivate you! Eagles, owls, falcons and hawks will take the stage at Lacawac. First come, first seated. Registration appreciated. Cost: $10 Adults - $3 children.
The Young Geezers: A One Night Only Reunion Concert
Sunday July 9th
They are back for one night only! Don’t miss this charming and melodic folk gospel and bluegrass trio. Treat your ears to an intriguing mix of great vocal harmonies and fine acoustic instrumentation, plus anecdotes to amuse. Registration appreciated. Cost: $15- Members $10
Historic Lodge and Grounds Tour
Saturday, July 22nd
10AM - 12PM
Take a leisurely hike around the great camp and learn about the architecture and history of the Adirondack Great Camp.All ages welcome. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Registration appreciated. Meet at the Historic Lodge. Free.
Saturday, Aug 5th
10AM - 1PM
Take a hike and learn about the unique watershed surrounding Lake Lacawac. Learn how to protect your own watershed and the importance of water conservation. In addition there will be an introduction to orienteering, compass and topographic map use along with a geocaching and GPS. Bring water and a snack, wear comfortable shoes. Registration appreciated. Free.
Sunday, Aug 27th
2PM - 4PM
Enjoy a Sunday afternoonscenic canoe paddle on Lake Lacawac. Boats, paddles and lifejackets are all provided. Personal life jackets may be used. All ages welcome. Reservations required as spaces are limited. Cost: $15 - $10 Members
In Search of Song Birds
Saturday, September 16th
8AM - 10AM
Join experts from the Pennsylvania Audubon Society in search of migrating birds passing through Lacawac on their long journey south. Wear comfortable shoes. All ages welcome. Registration appreciated. Free.
Beginner's Watercolor Workshop
Saturday September 23rd
1 PM - 4 PM
No experience necessary, only a desire to learn! We'll go over some drawing basics before moving to watercolors and finish with an original painting of Lake Lacawac. Ages 16+. Registration appreciated. Cost $15 - $10 Members
Saturday, September 30th
10 AM - 12PM
Let Nathaniel Whitmore from the Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society share his wealth of knowledge about wild edibles and how they are enjoyed by wildlife and humans. This is a short distance hike. Wear comfortable footwear. All ages welcome. Registration appreciated. Cost $10 - Members $5
Saturday, October 7th
Join us for a night of owl netting and banding with The Pocono Avian Research Center. Owl banding is an important part of understanding and preserving the populations of these night time predators. Registration appreciated. Free program, $5 donation appreciated.
Saturday, October 21st
1PM - 4PM
Enjoy the scenery and the stories on this 3 mile hike to the shoreline of Lake Wallenpaupack. Learn about GPS and geocaching at Lacawac, learn how to use GPS as well as a compass. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your water bottle and a snack. All ages welcome. Registration appreciated. Free.
Veterans Day Hike
Saturday, November 11th
10 AM - 12PM
Delight in a leisurely hike to Lake Lacawac on a crisp autumn day, wear comfortable shoes. All are welcome. Registration appreciated. Free.
Holiday Tea and Tour
Saturday November 18th or Sunday November 19th
Lacawac’s historic 1903 Watres Lodge will be dressed for the upcoming Christmas season while you enjoy a variety of baked goods and finger foods with seasonal tea. Experience the beauty of this summer estate and hunting lodge with a guided tour. Register in advance – seating is limited. Cost: $25 per guest.
Deck the Halls Tour
Sunday, December 3rd
1PM - 3PM
Get into the holiday spirit at Lacawac Sanctuary with a hike to the Adirondack Great Camp. Afterwards enjoy hot cocoa at the Watres Lodge.