Summer Camps

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

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.

Click here for more details and to register for the 2017 camp.

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.

Save the dates for River Camp: July 17-22, 2017

NEW! River Camp: LGNC aims to provide a low-cost opportunity for youth (entering 6th – 12th grades) from the communities surrounding the Lehigh River to explore the Lehigh River watershed while learning to boat on the river. Thanks to our partnership with a local river outfitter, we will not only teach about safe, responsible boating, but also about wildlife in and around the river as well as community development/ecological issues. Throughout the course of this program, youth participants will have fun engaging in outdoor recreation while gaining an unparalleled appreciation of all that the river provides for wildlife and humans. More details and registration coming soon. Email to be placed on a contact list once registration is available.

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