Summer Camps

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

Watershed Camp

Watershed Camp: This Summer… More Information Coming Soon!!!!!!!!

 Discover what a watershed is and why it is important!

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 2017 camp is full. Please contact us at if you’d like to be added to the waitlist.

Conservation Leadership Academy

In partnership with Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, we offer the Conservation Leadership Academy for middle and high school students of color. This is a day camp (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for approximately ten students/campers, plus two leaders from the Color of Nature program. This 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.

Click here for more information about the 2016 Academy.