Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty…Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

PEEC is an ideal place for academic programs, team building, family programs, scouts, retreats, conferences, and workshops.  Individualized programs are designed by PEEC staff to meet each group’s specific needs.  Facilities are available year-round and are designed for individuals and groups of all sizes.

Calendar / Public Programs

Family Programs

  • Weekend getaways are scheduled throughout the year and include lodging, meals, and educational programs.
  • Seasonal, family-oriented activities include canoeing, orienteering, natural history, crafts, cross-country skiing, hiking, field trips to local areas of interest, and more!

2017 Family Nature Getaway Brochure

Workshops

  • PEEC offers workshops in birding, photography, quilting, drumming, and more.
  • Public programs provide opportunities for educators, naturalists, families, and the general public.

For more information, see our Calendar page. 

EcoZone!

Explore our hands-on discovery room!  Crawl through the Bat Cave, sit in the Eagle's Nest, explore the Beaver Lodge, and more!  For more details & photos, visit our EcoZone! page.

The EcoZone is open to the public several dates each month.  Please check our Calendar page for specific dates and times. 

Homeschool Programs

Programs are available to introduce nature and environmental studies to homeschooled groups. 

  • Groups of 15 to 300 -- Pre-K to Graduate Level
  • Residential or Day Trips -- Programs tailored to individual group needs & budgets
  • Hands-On Field Studies -- Curriculum aligned with Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey State Standards 

For more information, see our Homeschool Programs page.

Meetings & Retreats

PEEC welcomes the oppportunity to host programs, meetings, reunions, retreats, conferences, workshops, camps, or special occasions.  PEEC works closely and cooperatively with all guests to insure a successful experience.

  • Single day, multiple day, or multiple week programs
  • PEEC's facilities can accommodate various size classes and groups (15 - 300) for programs, meetings, sleeping, and dining.
  • The campus is available year-round.
  • PEEC is a great place to plan & host a family reunion.

For more information, see our Meetings & Retreats page.

Nature Adventure Camp

PEEC focuses children's curiosity on the natural world during Nature Adventure Camp.

  • Week-long, themed camp weeks, such as Creepy Crawlies and CAMOUFLAGE!
  • Camp weeks for children & teens ages 3 - 15
  • Day and residential camp programs available

For more information, see our Nature Adventure Camp page.

Outreach Programs

PEEC staff are available to present educational programs at various locations:  schools, libraries, exhibits, workshops, or special events.

  • Small group hands-on or auditorium-style presentations
  • Indoor & Outdoor locations

For more information, see our Outreach Programs page. 

School Programs

PEEC provides individualized education programs for groups of various ages and sizes. 

  • Groups of 15 to 300 -- Pre-K to Graduate Level
  • Residential or Day Trips -- Programs tailored to individual group needs & budgets
  • Hands-On Field Studies -- Curriculum aligned with Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey State Standards 

For more information, see our School Programs page.

Scout Programs

Fulfill Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge requirements at PEEC.

  • Boy Scout & Girl Scout Weekends
  • Boy Scout & Girl Scout Badge Fests
  • Individualized programs for troops

For more information, see our Scout Programs page.

Team Building / Low Ropes Course

PEEC staff will lead groups through our challenge/adventure courses.

  • Team Building promotes self-confidence and teamwork.
  • Groups learn to work together and build on the successes or failures resulting from their efforts.

For more information, see our Team Building page.

 

PEEC's EcoZone Exploration & Discovery Room offers visitors the opportunity to explore nature's inaccessible places on a life-sized scale.  

Explore and Discover . . .
a beaver lodge, a bat cave,
an eagles' nest, a fossil pit, and more!

 

The EcoZone is open to the public for self-guided tours on the scheduled weekend dates listed below.
Call PEEC about a private group tour:  570-828-2319. 

 

2018 EcoZone! Information

All Dates:  1:00 - 4:00pm unless noted otherwise.*

Cost: $2.00/person. Children under 3 are free.

Saturday, February 10

More Dates will be Added as the Calendar is Finalized.

 

Since our EcoZone is primarily used as a part of our PEEC classes for schools and other visiting groups, it is not open to the public on a daily basis.

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

 

 

 

 

  

PEEC Day Camp kids during Pond Study

About PEEC's Nature Adventure Camp

Our nature adventure camp is designed to help campers grow and explore while under the guidance of staff.  Our staff are instructors, interns, and couselors who are hired based on experience and given extensive training in childhood behavior, special needs, risk management, and other camp-related topics.  All PEEC staff members undergo background checks before working with children. 

 

Don't have a login? New Family Enrollment

 

2017 Mail-in Summer Application

DAY CAMP

PEEC's nature day camp has been running since 1998.  Campers will enjoy hiking, playing games, and exploring a national park under close supervision by trained camp staff.  The camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch is available for $50 per week and includes a sandwich, fruit, granola bar, and chips.  Campers with special dietary needs can be accommodated if at least one week's notice is given.  

Transportation service is available for $50 per week at Milford Health Center.  Pickup times are 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

NEW for 2017!

Before Camp Care is available for $25 starting at 8am.

After Camp Care is available for $25 until 5pm, $50 for both.  Single day before or after camp is available for $15. Any camper picked up later than 5pm will incur a $15 late fee. 

2017 Summer Dates 

 

RESIDENTIAL CAMP

Our Nature Adventure residential camp is available to Junior Naturalists and Senior Naturalists and is designed as a "next step" in camping at PEEC. Junior Naturalists will go on field trips to local environmental and historical sites, and Senior Naturalists will go on a backpacking or river trip within the park. These sessions run from 9:00 a.m. Monday to 4:30 p.m. Friday.  The cost includes all meals, special exclusive programs, and off-site trips. Financial assistance may be available - contact PEEC for details.

2017 Summer Dates

 

VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR PROGRAM 

Our volunteer counselor position is a leadership program for young adults (15+ years old) interested in working at summer camp, changing children's lives, and gaining real-life job experience.  Because this is considered a training position and not a camper program, the applicant volunteer should be responsible for communication and following through with the application process.  Applications must be received by May 15 to be considered. Volunteer counselors must attend a pre-camp orientation and mandatory child abuse prevention training (2017 Date TBA).

View details and apply via PEEC's employment page

 

CAMP OPEN HOUSE

June 22nd from 6pm-8pm

Stop by our camp open house! This is an opportunity for families to take a tour of PEEC's campus, meet camp counselors, ask questions, and play games with other families and staff members. Bring an article of white clothing to tie-dye!

 

More information:

View all available sessions and descriptions

Discounts and Camperships - Information about discounts and financial assistance.

2017 Camp Brochure (pdf) - A pdf containing camp information, age groups, sessions, and dates.  Printable on 8.5" x 14" paper.

2017 Day Camp Packet or 2017 Residential Camp Packet - This is what families recieve after registering. Contains camp policies, packing lists, and additional details.

Call or email PEEC: 570-828-2319, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

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Bring Your Troop to PEEC

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a variety of classes and activities that will help fulfill requirements for environmental and outdoor scout badges. 

A day or weekend program at PEEC can be individually designed to meet each scout troop's needs.  In addition to badgework, troops can add activities such as team building, challenge courses, or a campfire.

 

Scout Program Discounts!

PEEC offers discounts for scout groups that schedule programs outside our Badge Fests or Scout Weekends.

Our instructors love teaching outdoor, nature, and environmental badgework and programs. We also have several Merit Badge Counselors on staff who are available to teach badges and sign blue cards. 

Call us for more information or to schedule a day program or overnight adventure:  570-828-2319.

 

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GIRL SCOUT BADGE FESTS

Payment is required at registration.  Space is limited - call early! Bagged lunches and overnight lodging may be available – call for rates. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. 

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

$25 for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes / $5 for Seniors

9:30am to 4:00pm

Attention all Girl Scouts!  Brownies will work on the Outdoor Adventurer badge, Juniors will focus on the Flowers legacy badge and Gardener badge. Cadettes will work towards the Trailblazing badge. Seniors will work on the Adventurer badge.

  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

$25 for Brownies and Juniors / $5 for Cadettes and Seniors          

9:30am to 4:00pm

Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work!  Brownies will work on the Senses and Hiker badges; Juniors will focus on the Animal Habitats badge from It's Your Story - Tell It! Cadettes and Seniors will work on service projects for the Girl Scout Ranger program.  

 

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BOY SCOUT BADGE FESTS

 Payment is required at registration.  Space is limited - call early! Bagged lunches and overnight lodging may be available – call for rates. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. 

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

$25

9:30am to 4:00pm

Attention all Bears, Webelos and Boy Scouts! Bears will work on the Bear Necessities adventure (pre-req 5 and 9). Webelos will work towards Webelos Walkabout adventure. Boy Scouts will work towards the Wilderness Survival badge (pre-req #5. bring survival kit; scouts will need to spend a night in a debris shelter).

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  $25

9:30am to 4:00pm

Join us for a fun day of badge work! Bears will work on Fun, Feathers, and Ferns. Webelos will work on the Into the Woods adventure. Boy Scouts will work towards the Environmental Science badge (pre-req 3e and 3f; bring a camera). 

 

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