PEEC welcomes the opportunity to host school programs, group meetings, workshops, reunions, training, camps, or special occasions. PEEC staff will design and deliver single and multi-day outings or supplement existing programs with various activities and services.
PEEC's facilities can accommodate various size (15 – 300) classes and groups for programs, meetings, sleeping, and dining. The campus is fully operational and open all year long.
The Main Education Building is the hub of activity at PEEC and houses a large meeting area for presentations and gatherings, three classrooms, administrative offices, educational displays, and the book store.
Main Education Building classrooms are equipped with tables, chairs, chalkboards, and dry-erase boards. PEEC is also equipped to run slides, power point presentations, dvds, and cds. Wi-Fi internet access is available in the Main Education Building and across much of the campus.
PEEC’s Book Store
The Book Store offers a variety of books, guides, and resources that complement everyone’s PEEC experience. Earth friendly souvenirs, hats, t-shirts, bandanas, and water bottles are available. Call 570-828-2319 to arrange PEEC souvenirs for your entire group.
The Dining Hall serves as the main food service venue for all PEEC guests and visitors and is a 'natural' choice for special events in the Poconos. The 3600 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility, seating 250 people, boasts several 'green' strategies incorporated in its design, construction, and function. Catering services are also available.
The Dining Hall received a 2006 Honor Award and in 2007 was named one of the Top Ten ‘Green’ Buildings from the American Institute of Architects. The facility boasts many sustainable properties such as passive solar heating, natural ventilation methods, energy efficient insulation, day-lighting, and the use of recycled and non-toxic materials for construction.
“The new Dining Hall is so unbelievable and so spacious and I love the fact that the building is environmentally friendly."
-Roberta Jacoby, Teacher, Elkins Park Middle School
All meals and snacks are prepared on-site by a professional food service staff and served buffet style. All catering needs such as coffee breaks, barbecues, and elegant buffet meals are arranged to suit each group’s individual needs.
Special dietary needs will be addressed when PEEC is notified 3 weeks prior to a group's visit. The Food Service manager is available to meet with all interested parties to design the most appropriate menu and services to meet each group's individual religious and/or medical needs and requirements. Sample menus and catering options are available.
PEEC’s guests may be housed in a number of overnight accommodation options:
PEEC has two duplex-style Guest Lodges that comfortably sleep 40 people (20/wing). Each wing has a private bedroom for 2 adults, a large handicap accessible bathroom with showers, and a communal area for bunk beds with camp-type mattresses. Guest Lodges meet ADA standards and have received rave reviews by schools, scouts, and other groups. Sustainable and 'green' materials were used in the design and construction of the lodges.
Four Family Duplex Cabins are located on PEEC's lower campus and sleep up to 6 people on each side of the cabin. Each side has 3 bunk beds and a private bathroom/shower.
PEEC’s Cabins comfortably sleep 2 - 12 people on wooden bunk beds with camp-type mattresses. The Cabins have heat, electricity, and private bathroom facilities. Guests can either bring their own sleeping bags / linens or rent a linen packet from PEEC.
A YURT is a cross between a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome and a luxury safari tent. The circular, canvas-covered yurts have plywood sub floors, wood lattice walls, windows, and a framed door entry. YURTS are very popular and can be found in numerous national and state parks throughout the country. PEEC’s YURTS are the first in the Poconos.
PEEC has four YURTS that sleep up to 8 guests each, and four larger YURTS that sleep up to 12 guests each. Four YURTS are ADA accessible.
YURTS are furnished with bunk beds, heat, electricity, and ceiling fans. A large stand-alone bathroom/shower facility has been constructed in the village.
The Group Tenting Area includes 5 tent platforms. The tent site is located in a spruce and pine forest and is a short walk to and from the main campus facilities.
The Nature Lodge features classrooms for activities and indoor events and offers private, out of the way space for small group meetings and workshop sessions. The Nature Lodge has heat, electricity, private bathrooms, tables, and chairs. Its location on the lower campus affords easy access to cabins, hiking trails, team building courses, campfire areas, a large pavilion, gazebo, and the YURT village.
PEEC's 38 acre campus is situated in the middle of the 77,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is surrounded by an additional 100,000 acres of public land…giving our guests access to an enormous outdoor classroom. PEEC programs and activities take full advantage of the opportunities that come with this location.
Depending on the season, visitors can canoe or fish (with valid PA license) on PEEC ponds or cross-country ski through towering pine forests, shady hemlock gorges, diverse upland and lowland forests, ponds, streams, and waterfalls. PEEC has easy access to the Delaware River, boreal bogs, and a quarry containing 400 million year old fossils.
Currently, there are four team building courses, three orienteering courses, two sensory trails, 12 miles of hiking trails, several picnic areas, two campfire rings, an open air teaching venue, a large outdoor pavilion, gazebo, and an ADA trail/boardwalk.