campers around campfire

About PEEC's Nature Adventure Camps

Day Camp: PEEC day camp is for children ages 3 through 15 and runs June, July and August. Six different programs, for campers of different ages, are offered every week. Each week of camp, for each age group, has a different specific theme--from nature photography to fishing--so that campers enrolled for multiple weeks will learn different things and have different experiences. Programs challenge each age group appropriately and include both educational and recreational activities. The camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Resident Camp: For middle school and high school students, PEEC also offers five-night "sleepaway" camp . Like the day camp, each week has a specific outdoor adventure focus, from backpacking to biking to canoeing. Nights may be spent in PEEC cabins or at campsites along the river or the Appalachian trail, depending on the program. The overnight camps provide students with real challenges and a great sense of accomplishment.


Special Needs Camp - "Growing Green": PEEC works closely with Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania to offer the "Growing Green" residential camp program for children with special needs. Five week-long camp sessions are held, and campers may join either a children's group or a young adult group for ages 15 and up. Growing Green campers experience nature first hand by maintaining PEEC organic garden and assisting in trail maintenance. We also focus on life skills that provide a sense of independence. A compassionate and qualified staff trained by Easter Seals helps campers tap into their strengths. Growing Green campers live on the same campus, and at the same time, as PEEC day camp and resident camp, providing many opportunities for joint activities.


PEEC summer camps are led by instructors and counselors with training in childhood behavior, special needs, wilderness first aid and risk management, as well as expertise in subjects relevant to PEEC's mission including ecology, botany, astronomy, boating and orienteering.

 Jump to Age Group Descriptions   



June 24 to June 28 - Into the Wild

Learn about all the different mammals we have in the area. 

July 1 to July 5 - Water World

Campers will be able to participate in fishing, canoeing, waterfall exploration, and pond searching. 

July 8 to July 12 - Winged Wonders

Dive into the birds, bats, and insects that fly past your heads. 

July 15 to July 19 - CSI Week

Become a Crime Scene Investigator for the week and help solve a wildlife mystery that has occurred on PEEC property! 

July 22 to July 26 - Recreation Fitness

While playing large games and fun sports, learn about how to make what you are doing more sustainable for the environment and your life.

July 29 to August 2 - Digging for Dinos

Come join us for a week of exploring different prehistoric creatures & geological history.

August 5 to August 9 - Animal Olympics

Campers will participate in different Olympics  events using animal adaptations from field races to frog collecting!

August 12 to August 16 - Outdoor Survival

Campers will learn about backpacking, purifying water, building shelters and fires, edible plants, animals to avoid, and practice fishing.



July 7 to July 12 - PEEC into Space

Come stay with us and enjoy the night sky! Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in late in the morning, and stay up late at night! 

July 14 to July 19 - Summer Survivor

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Our new program will offer campers the opportunity to learn more about the outdoors and see how well they can survive in the wilderness. 

Sci-Q Project: June 16 to June 22 - Application Required

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 2024. 

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

Nature Adventure Day Camp - Summer Camp Campfire 


 Age groups are based on the grade campers will be entering in fall 2024.


TADPOLE (4 - 5 years old) - $225

Our youngest group will focus on introducing your child to the outside world. 

POLLIWOG (1st - 2nd grade) - $225

Campers will get to explore PEEC through hiking, crafts, games, and more. 

WET AND SLIMY (3rd - 4th grade) - $225

Wet and Slimy campers will get to enjoy swimming and more water activities. 

JUNIOR NATURALIST (5th - 7th grade) - $250

Every Thursday evening, Jr. Nats will stay until 8pm for a campfire dinner.

SENIOR NATURALIST (8th - 10th grade) - $275

Every Wednesday, Sr. Nats will get to go rafting down the Delaware River.   


Return to top


Additional information