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.

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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.

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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

2023 Applications are Available 

Be a part of this unique, week-long camp designed for aspiring scientists like you! The Sci-Q Project will be held from June 25 - July 1, 2023 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 2023.  

The 2023 Sci-Q Project is funded by grants and donations. 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

  • Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Entomology
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science





Participants will conduct fieldwork on an ongoing scientific research project during the week. 

2023 Sci-Q Application 

2023 Sci-Q Project Timeline 

  • April 30 - Applications due to PEEC
  • May 9 - Notification of Participants
  • May 31 - Payment of $75 fee to PEEC with acceptance verification
  • June 25 - Arrival at PEEC 2:00-2:30 pm
  • June 25 - July 1 - SCI-Q PROJECT
  • July 1 - Departure from PEEC 11:00am 

The 2023 Sci-Q Project is funded by


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. 



Quick Jump


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.

  • Priority Camp Registrations: Current camp families will have priority registration until October 30 when the database is open to the public. 
  • Sibling Discount - If enrolling two or more campers the same week from the same family, save $10 per child for day 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. 223. 

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

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..



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 10 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 14 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 older groups of 15+ students, we are happy to provide programming.  Please call PEEC at 570-828-2319 for further information.

 *** We do our best to accommodate groups of all sizes. Please notify your program planner 24hours in advance if you anticipate a sudden drop in attendance. A minimum fee of $100 will be rendered for groups below 10 people. ***



With a 38-acre campus located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PEEC is an exceptional place for customized field trips and retreats of all types and sizes. PEEC has something for everyone and facilities are available year-round.

School Programs

  • Individualized education programs for groups of 15 - 280; overnight or day trips for Pre-K to Graduate-Level students
  • Hands-on field studies; curriculum aligned with Pennsylvania and Next Generation Standards 
  • Details available on our School Programs page.


Meetings & Retreats

PEEC facilities can accommodate day or overnight meetings, conferences, and retreats. For more information, see our Meetings & Retreats page.


Summer Camp

PEEC offers: 

  • Nature Adventure Day Camp for Ages 3-15; see our Nature Adventure Day Camp page.
  • Week-Long, Overnight Science Camp for Grades 8-10; see our Sci-Q page for details


Public Programs & Workshops

  • Seasonal, family-oriented activities include canoeing, orienteering, natural history, crafts, cross-country skiing, hiking, field trips to local areas of interest, and more!
  • Public programs provide opportunities for educators, naturalists, families, and the general public.
  • Previous workshops, led by experts in their fields, have included birding weekends, photography weekends, and fiber arts workshops.

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2023 Public Program Calendar


Scout Programs

PEEC offers Scout BSA and Girl Scout Badge Fests, along with individualized scout trips. See our Scout Programs page for additional information. 


Outreach Programs

In-person or virtual environmental education programs are available for schools, libraries, exhibits, or special events.  Details are available on our Outreach Programs page. 


Homeschool Programs

Programs are available for hands-on environmental education for Pre-K to high school level students. Curriculum aligns with Pennsylvania and Next Generation standards.  More information is available on our Homeschool Programs page.



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