The RELC Conference is a biennial gathering of residential environmental education center directors, program directors, and program coordinators.

When: Friday, January 16 – Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Check-in begins at 4:30pm Friday.

WHERE: Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 - 570-828-2319.

FEE: $295/person includes all meals, accommodations for 4 nights, conference registration, and Saturday field trips.

Please register below:Download Schedule




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Please indicate date and time of departure.

I will need transportation to and from the airport. Transportation to PEEC will be provided on Friday (1/16) at 2:00 & 4:00pm and on Saturday (1/17) at 12:00pm from Newark airport. I will be using the overnight accommodations at PEEC. Lodging consists of shared sleeping spaces, dormitory style, with shared, modern bathroom facilities. Linens will be provided for guests. I will make other arrangements for housing during the conference. I understand the registration fee is not reduced for those not staying on campus.

I would like to register for one of the following Saturday (1/17) field trips.

Park History Tour – Explore the Park to find the many scenic & historic sites within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area – great photo opportunities!

Grey Towers Tour – Visit this National Historic Site to tour the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the US Forest Service and twice Governor of Pennsylvania.

Park History Tour – Grey Towers Tour –  
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- Cancellation prior to 12/20/14 – Full Refund Less $50
- Cancellation between 12/20/14 and 01/11/15 – Full Refund Less $100
- Cancellation 01/12/15 or later – No Refund

2018 Applications are Available

Sci-Q Update: Due to the winter storms and PEEC's week-long loss of power, the Sci-Q deadline has been extended to April 15. If you have already submitted an application and you have not received a confirmation, please resend your completed application. Occasionally power outages cause glitches with our email system. 

Come be a part of this unique, week-long camp designed for aspiring scientists like you! The Sci-Q Project will be held from Sunday, July 1 - Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Students will interact with local college professors, hand-picked for their fun, approachable nature, as they showcase their research in a variety of fascinating fields. They'll also share their personal stories about the challenges and rewards of becoming scientists.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will give you a definite edge in this exciting career path. The program is limited to just 20 talented students who will be entering grades 8-10 in the fall of 2018.  

The 2018 Sci-Q Project is funded by Sanofi Pasteur. Each student who is accepted is asked to pay only a nominal fee ($75.00) to participate in the program, while the balance of the tuition, room, and board will be covered.

Topics to be Explored

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Geology and Paleontology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Entomology
  • Neuroscience
  • Organic Chemistry Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Education





Participants will conduct fieldwork on an ongoing scientific research project during the week. Field trips are also planned for the week.


2018 Sci-Q Application 

Project Timeline

  • March 31, 2018 April 15, 2018- Applications due to PEEC
  • April 10, 2018 April 20, 2018- Notification of Participants
  • April 30, 2018 May 10, 2018- Payment of $75 fee to PEEC with acceptance verification
  • July 1, 2018 - Arrival at PEEC 2:00-4:00 pm
  • July 1 - July 7, 2018 - SCI-Q PROJECT
  • July 7, 2018 - Departure from PEEC 11:00am 


To see videos from previous Sci-Q camps, check PEEC's YouTube Video Page.  Applications are competitive! Please complete the application and submit to PEEC. Applications can be scanned and emailed with the subject line: Sci-Q Project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to PEEC, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.

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Discounts are taken from the tuition of camp and do not include the cost of additional services such as bagged lunches or transportation. Discounts cannot be combined.

  • Early Bird Discount - Register your child by the end of March for a 10% discount! PEEC must have received a completed camper registration form and a nonrefundable deposit per session by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Friend of PEEC (Scarlet Tanager and above) - 10% discount. Cannot be combined with other promotions. To become a Friend of PEEC, please visit our membership donation page, call 570-828-2319, or stop by to sign up! 
  • Sibling Discount - If enrolling two or more campers the same week from the same family, save $10 per child for day camp or $20 per child for residential camp. This discount can be used for multiple siblings and weeks but cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Park Partner Discount - If you work for the National Park Service or a park partner organization, your child may be eligible for a discount. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Discount cannot be combined with other promotions.

For more information or to take advantage of these discounts, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 570-828-2310 ext. 240.


Camperships (Financial Assistance)

Camperships can help offset the cost of our camp program for up to two weeks and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funding for camperships is provided by the Heather Rosborough Fund, the Biondo Family Foundation, and Buck-a-Book donations.

To apply for a campership, submit the following documents to PEEC:

  • A copy of your National School Lunch Program (NSLP) eligibility letter (Determine eligibility here using chart on second page of document)
  • A letter explaining the financial need of your family
  • A list of which sessions you’d like to send your child to camp

After PEEC receives the items listed above, you will be contacted about your family’s eligibility. Unfortunately, PEEC cannot guarantee, confirm or hold spaces for campers until a registration form and deposit are received.

Financial aid may cover up to 50% of a camper's tuition for up to two weeks.

If you have any questions or need assistance with this process, call PEEC at 570-828-2319, or email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Merit Based Camperships for Residential Camp

PEEC will award four merit based camperships to attend residential camp programs to those who show interest in environmental education, sustainable living, and an appreciation for nature. These camperships will cover 50% ($375) of a residential program, leaving the family to fund the remaining 50% ($375).


To be eligible, potential campers must submit a typed essay describing 1) why attending a week of residential camp at PEEC is important to them and 2) how they incorporate environmental education, sustainable living, and/or an appreciation for nature into their lives in the past, the present and/or potentially the future.

Essays must be typed and 400-500 words (usually about 2-3 pages double spaced) and submitted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF.  Qualified campers will be entering grades 5 through 11 in the fall of 2018 and must write the essay themselves. One entry per camper.


Submit the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Full name of camper and grade they will be entering in the fall of 2018
  • The specific residential program applicant is interested in attending
  • Parent(s)’ name, email, address, and phone number where they can be reached
  • Attached Word document or PDF


Friday, May 18 at 4:30pm

Other details:

  • Essays will be judged based on sincere or meaningful discussion of the impact of PEEC’s camp and its mission.
  • Awarded recipients will be notified on June 1 via email. Upon accepting the campership, families will have until June 15 to register and pay the deposit on their camp week.
  • Any unclaimed or remaining campership awards will be dispersed on a rolling basis – please check back to this page for updates.



A Great Resource for Homeschool Families

Pocono Environmental Education Center offers a variety of classes and can tailor them to multiple age groups. Our classes are designed for groups of 15 participates, this includes adults and children as part of the class.  Minimum group size is 9 participates. At PEEC, homeschooled students can learn and have fun with classes such as team building, orienteering, interpretive hikes, canoeing, hands-on ecology classes, and more. Hands-On Field Study – Classes meet science requirements for PA, NY, & NJ. We offer these programs October through March. 

Ages 3 and younger: 

Ø  1 hour of programming (average 4-5 activities).  

Ø  $10 for one child and one adult. Maximum group size is 7 adults and 7 children.

Ø  *Complimentary play room is available for ages 3 and younger with scheduling of any older age group programming. (Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.)*

Ages 4 to 6 years old: 

Ø  1.5 hours of programming (average 4-6 activities).  

Ø  $10 for one child. Maximum group size of 10 children.

Ø  First adult chaperone free, $5 for each additional adult up to 5 total.

 Ages 7 to 9 years old:

Ø  1.5 hour of programming (activities vary with class selection).

Ø  $10 per child with maximum of 12 children.

Ø  First adult chaperone free,  $5 per additional adult up to 3 total. 

Ages 10 to 13 years old: 

Ø  1.5 hours of programming (activities vary with class selection).  

Ø  $10 per child with maximum of 13 students. 

Ø  First adult free, $5 per additional adult up 3 total.

Ø  *This age range is eligible for low ropes, team building and canoeing*

For a older groups of 15+ students, we are happy to provide programming.  Please call PEEC at 570-828-2319 for further information.





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