Summer Camps

Hands-on nature camps for the Lehigh Valley and Carbon County, PA

New for 2018! Watershed Camp

Through a week of educational excursions on and around the Lehigh River, campers will learn about watersheds and why we should protect them. This 9:00-3:00 day camp will take place July 16-20. More details to be announced in the coming months!

Young Ecologists Camp

The Young Ecologists Camp is a summer day camp for youth currently in grades 5-7 who are interested in nature and the outdoors. Participants in this annual camp meet at the Osprey House at 9:00 a.m., travel by bus to various study sites, and return to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center by 3:00 p.m. Some current and past camp activities and programs include raptor identification, owl pellet dissection, stream and pond ecology, tree/leaf identification, and hikes at Lehigh Gap Nature Center and on the Appalachian Trail.

The 2018 camp will take place June 18-22. Click here for more information on this year’s camp. Please contact us at if you have any questions, or if you are interested in registering a child.

Conservation Leadership Academy

In partnership with Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, we offer the Conservation Leadership Academy for middle and high school students of diverse backgrounds. This is a day camp (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for approximately 15 students/campers, plus two leaders from the Color of Nature program. The program exposes students to nature, conservation issues, and conservation careers, and allows them to experience outdoor recreation through such activities as hiking on the Appalachian Trail and kayaking at Beltzville State Park.

The 2018 camp will take place August 6-10. Please contact if you have any questions, or if you are interested in registering a child.