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PEEC welcomes the opportunity to host programs, meetings, reunions, retreats, conferences, workshops, camps, and special occasions.  PEEC works closely and cooperatively with all guests to ensure a shared and successful program.

Meetings & Retreats Brochure
Conference & Retreat Guide
College & University Trips & Retreats
     The perfect off-campus meeting place for college & university groups! 
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For more information, contact PEEC at 570-828-2319 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Single day, multiple day, or multiple week programs
  • Facilities for classes and/or groups of 15 - 300 for meetings, sleeping, and dining
  • Year-round facilities
  • Award-winning Dining Hall with passive solar design
  • Meeting Rooms available in our Main Building; additional meeting space and outdoor meeting venues on Lower Campus

PEEC's Team Building and Leadership training sessions are designed to promote leadership, self-confidence, communication, & teamwork.

Team Building Brochure

TEAM BUILDING

Team Building programs consist of a series of challenging outdoor problems designed to foster leadership, self-confidence, communication, and teamwork within and among the members of any group.  The program requires participation of all team members to plan and execute the solutions to physically and mentally stimulating tasks. 

THE CONFIDENCE COURSE

As a complement to the group-oriented tasks of the challenge course, team building programs may include low ropes elements, collectively referred to as the “Confidence Course.”  These activities develop trust within the group, as well as individual confidence. 

Each group’s Team Building experience will be different. The PEEC facilitator will design a program to suit the ages and abilities within the group. The focus of the program is on the process, so the number of activities completed may vary.

Our well-qualified staff is trained in all aspects of challenge/adventure education and will facilitate the Team Building and Leadership Training experiences at PEEC. 

Call PEEC for more information, rates, availability, or to schedule your Team Building program.  These sessions require a 3-hour commitment. Lunch and/or refreshments are also available upon request.  Casual, outdoor clothing, light-weight hiking shoes and /or sneakers are recommended.

Call PEEC for information at (570) 828-2319.

The best way to experience our environmental lessons is to visit PEEC for a hands-on adventure. If that is not possible, PEEC staff may be able to bring a program to you.

Our most popular Outreach Programs are

  • Wildlife Study - Students will learn to identify wildlife and signs of wildlife through hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom.  Focus is placed on understanding habitat, human impacts, and relationships between wildlife and their environment.  Up-close examination of skins and skulls may be included.
  • Bat Study - This lesson will cover the myths and misconceptions about bats and show students how important these creatures are to humans.  The lesson also includes information on White Nose Syndrome.  Activities will explore the beneficial aspects of bats, adaptations, predator/prey relationships, and life histories.
  • Town Meeting - Students simulate a meeting of community members with different interests in a piece of public land and try to convince the ‘panel’ that their interest in the land’s use is the best use of the property.  Develops individual opinions, personal values, and an understanding of how land-use decisions can be made.
  • Team Building through Group Initiatives - A series of challenges which promote team building, cooperation, and decision making within a group.  Students need to work together in order to accomplish the task with minimal help from teachers or staff.

Contact PEEC for availability, pricing, and to see how we might be able to tailor a program especially for you!


Phone: 570 -828-2319
Fax: 570-828-9695
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Academic Programs

"PEEC provides our students with an authentic field experience that can’t be duplicated in a traditional setting. We have found that all of the activities are connected to Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards and the common core standards students will see on standardized testing. The PEEC staff does an excellent job engaging our students in hands-on learning activities that promote critical thinking skills. These are just a few of the reasons why our school has made PEEC part of our program for the past 35 years."

Jamie Peck and Jill Laverty
Stetson Middle School
West Chester, PA
 

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College & 

PEEC is one of the largest and longest running residential environmental education centers in the northeastern United States.  Approximately 10,000 school students and 2,000 educators study at PEEC annually, representing various grade levels in public and private schools from the urban, suburban, and metropolitan areas of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

PEEC Programs

PEEC’s education programs are designed to provide a holistic presentation of the natural world.  The curriculum includes sessions focused on life and earth sciences, natural history, environmental ethics, and environmental science, as well as a sprinkling of recreational activities such as hiking, orienteering, and canoeing. 

PEEC's programs

  • combine educational, recreational & social living skills.  
    View the Program Planning Packet and PEEC's Program Activity Guide.
  • can be single-day or multi-day (overnight).
  • feature a 200,000 acre classroom.
  • are designed to meet the individual needs and interests of each school.
  • align with Learning and Academic Standards for PA, NY, and NJ.
  • are led by a professional, educated, and well-trained staff.
  • are complemented by modern, yet rustic facilities for sleeping and dining (groups of 15 – 300).
  • are available year-round … easy to arrange…easy to afford.

Arrange a PEEC Experience

Refer to our Program Planning Packet for more information. 
Call (570)828-2319 with questions and to confirm availability. 

Visit PEEC for a Preview and Tour
Call (570)828-2319 to arrange a personal preview and tour.   

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Professional Development for Educators

PEEC offers periodic workshops in life & earth sciences, natural history, environmental ethics, and environmental science for educators.

Contact PEEC at (570)828-2319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

 

 

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