Lacawac Sanctuary announces summer day camps
Children experience nature through artistic expression, games, scientific experiments, and environmental observation


Day campers at Lacawac Sanctuary (Facebook photo)

LAKE ARIEL — Lacawac Sanctuary Environmental Education Center, a 550-acre field station with meandering trails, open fields, lakes and wetlands, has announced its 2019 Summer Day and Residential Camps program.
Experience nature through hands-on activities, artistic expression, thematic games, scientific experiments, and environmental observation. E-STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math taught through environmental education) is incorporated into the camps to foster problem solving, innovation, self-reliance, and logical thinking. Campers will be fully immersed in Lacawac's living laboratory and discover how they fit into the complex web of our diverse ecosystem.
Weeklong day camps are open for children ages 5 to 12. For information regarding themes and dates visit lacawac.org/summer-camps.html.
Lacawac’s residential camp, Conservation Leadership Academy, is a weeklong experience for middle and high school students ages 13 to 17. Participants will be immersed in STEM and Conservation activities at the beautiful and historic Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station. Students will experience hands-on science programs along-side local conservation professionals and resident university researchers. Enjoy a day kayaking the upper Delaware River. Additional program highlights include water quality sampling on Lake Wallenpaupack, conducting tree surveys, canoeing on Lake Lacawac, fishing on Heron Pond, assisting with aquatic research in the field and in the lab, participating in bird banding, and gaining leadership skills.
For more than 50 years Lacawac has inspired a love for nature and ecology among families, researchers, and students throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. Lacawac offers signature programs throughout the year including: PLEON (Pocono Lakes Ecological Observatory Network) and K-12 Education Programs.
For more information on our day and residential camps, email Jamie Reeger, Director of Environmental Educaton at Jamie.reeger@lacawac.org. Additional information may be found at Lacawac.org.