Summer Camps

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

Watershed Camp

Watershed Camp is a summer day camp for youth finishing grades 6-12 who are interested in nature and the outdoors. Through a week of educational excursions on and around the Lehigh River, campers will learn about watersheds and why we should protect them. Activities will include paddling, macroinvertebrate studies, hiking, and much more! Camp participants will 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.

The 2019 camp will take place July 16-19. Details TBA.

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 2019 camp will take place June 18-21. Details TBA.

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 2019 camp will take place August 5-9. Details TBA.