Summer Day Camps 2017
Join us for a fun filled week of adventure and learning!
Lacawac's 550-acre field station has meandering trails, open fields, lakes and wetlands in which to explore nature through hands-on activities, creation of art, thematic games, science experiments, specimen studies, and nature observation. Campers will be fully immersed in our living laboratory and discover how they fit into the complex web of our diverse ecosystem.
Conservation Leadership Academy
June 25-June 30
$300 per participant
($75 for Pike/Wayne County Students)
Join the team at Lacawac for a week of fun, adventure and hands-on learning. High school students will be immersed in a week long resident camp at the beautiful and historic Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station. Campers will experience science along-side local environmental professionals and resident university researchers. Field trips include a day kayaking the upper Delaware River, ropes course, collecting water samples from a boat on Lake Wallenpaupack, and a Sustainable farm tour. Campers will also canoe on Lake Lacawac, use the lab to analyze lake samples, participate in leadership activities around the campfire, go on a night hike, and more.
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Ages 5-6; 9 am-1 pm
$75 per child
Explore forest and water habitats to find creatures in, under, and around Lacawac. Campers will build positive relationships with nature and each other through creative play, experiential nature walks, and hands-on activities. Each day will focus on different types of animals that live at Lacawac.
July 17- 21
Ages 7-8; 9 am-4 pm
$95 per child
Connect with nature by exploring Lacawac’s unique ecosystems. Investigation, observation and problem solving will allow young scientists to develop a keen understanding and appreciation of our natural world. Students will have the opportunity to create individual projects as well as engage in group activities.
Ages 9-10; 9am-4pm
$95 per child
The beauty of the natural world is celebrated during a week of painting, writing, sculpting, and drawing. Campers will find inspiration through hiking and other engaging activities which will encourage artistic expression. Campers will create both individual and group projects which will be shared with parents during an end of the week showcase.
July 31-Aug 4
Ages 11-12; 9am-4pm
$95 per child
Building shelters, starting fires, and tracking animals are only a few of the exciting activities campers will enjoy while exploring the terrestrial and aquatic environments at Lacawac. Problem solving and team building in a noncompetitive environment will foster leadership skills and build confidence. Adventurers will enjoy outdoor recreation on a whole new level.
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Our Camp Philosophy and Staff
- Lacawac's camp counselors are certified teachers with years of environmental education background.
- All staff and interns have obtained child abuse and criminal history checks.
- A counselor to camper ratio is 1:8.
- Counselors are trained in first aid and CPR.
- The staff believe that exploring nature is the most effective way to instill a sense of wonder and love for the environment.
- Each counselor incorporates STEAM learning: science, technology, engineering, art and math to connect children to their natural resources and foster creative thinking skills.
- Lacawac stands true to its mission of research, education and preservation by shaping the next generation of scientists and environmental stewards.