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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that last their whole life through.”

Rachel Carson

2020 Residential Summer Camp Now Enrolling!

Our residential camp program allow campers to experience the adventure of camping in a national park and explore the great outdoors. See below for program details as well as information about financial assistance

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Trail Trekking: July 20th through 24th, 2020 

Naturalist (5th-8th grade)

 Spend a week exploring the vast wilds of Northeastern PA! Campers will go on daily excursions into the surrounding PEEC forests to learn about wildlife. Campers will stay in PEEC cabins by evening and enjoy the opportunity to explore by day. Evening programming may include night hikes, astronomy and overnight camping in our tent site along with a Thursday fire-side cookout!  

 

Cost: $750

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Financial Assistance

Please see PEEC's Discounts and Camperships page for a complete list of ways to help offset the cost of sending your child to camp at PEEC. A unique merit-based campership opportunity for residential programs is included below. 

 

Merit Based Camperships for Residential Camp

PEEC will award 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 can cover up to 50% ($375) of a residential program.

Requirements:

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 8 in the fall of 2020 and must write the essay themselves. One entry per camper.

Submission:

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 2020
  • Parent(s)’ name, email, address, and phone number where they can be reached
  • Letter from Camper expressing interest in attending residential week of camp and why as Word document or PDF
  • Additional items that increase consideration in award:
    • Letter form Parent expressing financial need
    • Copy of National School Lunch eligibility letter or SNAP benefits

Deadline: 

Campers must be registered with paid deposit by Friday, June 12, 2020

Other details:

  • Essays will be judged based on sincere or meaningful discussion of the impact of PEEC’s camp and its mission
  • Recipients will be notified on June 15 via email of awarded funding and have until June 26th to confirm acceptance of funding. 
  • Any unclaimed or remaining campership awards will be dispersed on a rolling basis – please check back to this page for updates

Questions?

Do you have questions about our program? Would you like to visit PEEC and take a tour before registering? Contact our Camp Directors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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