High School Summer Camps 2016
Conservation Leadership Academy
Pocono Environmental Leadership Academy offers high school students experiences in being an environmental scientist and leader that will open the door to a future in environmental science and related fields. PELA is led by faculty members and scientists from prestigious colleges and universities through theory-based courses and a lot of hands-on experiences exploring mature forests and lake ecosystems.
Dates & Locations:
June 26-July 1
Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station
Eligibility & Deadlines: Open youth ages 13-17. Applications are due by April 22, 2016. Qualified students will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning in early May until all spaces are filled.
Tuition: $100 Wayne County Residents, $250 Non-Wayne County Residents
This is a residential program. Students live at Lacawac Sanctuary. Two, same-sex students per dorm room. Tuition covers housing, meals and activities
Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy (DESLA)
Drexel's Environmental Science Leadership Academy (DESLA) is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training, and two parts environmental science field experience. Students habitat-hop from seaside, to salt marsh, to maritime forest, all along the New Jersey coastline, or in the lush forests and lake ecosystems of the Poconos. Whether on the shore or in the mountains, students gain hands-on experience in a range of research areas, including beach, marsh and Pine Barren ecology, botany and paleontology.
The "tour guides" on these adventures are all-star Drexel professors and expert scientists from the nation’s oldest natural history museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Students gain a broad understanding of what it means to be an environmental scientist and what it takes to be a leader in the field. Through a combination of theory-based courses and a lot of hands-on experience—the heart of a Drexel education—students will bond together through a research-rich summer adventure that will open the door to a future in environmental science and related fields.
Dates & Locations:
July 10-16, 2016
Barnegat Bay Field Station
Ocean Township, NJ
July 31- August 5, 2016
Lacawac Sanctuary & Field Station
Lake Ariel, PA
Eligibility & Deadlines: Open to rising high school juniors and seniors (students who will be junior or senior in September of the coming year). Applications are due by April 22, 2016. Qualified students will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning in early May until all spaces are filled.