Summer Camps

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

River Camp

River Camp: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 2017
A summer day-camp for kids entering 6th – 12th grades.Thanks to our partnership with a local river outfitter (Jim Thorpe River Adventures), campers will learn about safe, responsible boating, while we teach about history and ecology in and around the river. Throughout the course of this program, youth participants will have fun learning a new sport while gaining an unparalleled appreciation of all that the river provides for wildlife and humans. Cost – $110/camper

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.

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