Meditation Grove River Birch Trees
If you would like to sponsor a tree for yourself or in celebration of someone you love, please fill out the form below.

Tree Sponsorship - $250
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 Active Adventures   Boys & Boats Bridge the Gap   EcoZone   Growing Green     Sci Q Project Summer Science in Pconos  WoW

Grant funding for these and many other PEEC programs has been provided by

  • AM Skier
  • Anne Spychala Family Charitable Foundation
  • Berkowitz II Foundation
  • Best Buy
  • Biondo Family Foundation
  • Christopher Reeve Foundation
  • Constellation Energy / Exelon
  • Dancing Tides Foundation
  • Environmental Education Grant
  • ESSA Bank & Trust Charitable Foundation
  • GA Stetson Middle School
  • Garden Tiller, MANTIS
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foudation
  • Greater Pike Community Foundation
  • Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
  • Invisible Prince Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Kinney Shoes Foundation
  • Litzenberger Family Foundation
  • Lumber Liquidators
  • Maroon Five / Reverb
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Speological Association
  • National Speological Society
  • NCAC
  • Norcross Wildlife Foundation
  • Orange & Rockland
  • Outdoor Nation
  • PA Arts
  • PA Department of Environmental Protection
  • PA Fish & Boat Commission
  • PA Power & Light Electric Utilities
  • Patagonia
  • Pocono Arts Council
  • Price Chopper Golub Foundation
  • PSE&G
  • Ronald McDonald Charities
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • The Dime Bank
  • Victoria Foundation
  • Walmart
  • Waste Management
  • William Penn Foundation


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

Rachel Carson

2017 Residential Summer Camp Dates are Here!

Our residential camp programs allow campers to experience the adventure of camping in a national park and explore the great outdoors. We offer three different experiences - see below for program details as well as information about financial assistance



Don't have a login? New Families Enroll Here 

Rather not apply online? Mail-in Application 


River Expedition: July 24th to July 28th, 2017

Senior Naturalist (8th – 11th grade)

Live an extraordinary life on this three-night river expedition. Spend your days paddling a canoe and nights camping in tents at riverside campsites. Can beginner paddlers join? They shore can! This is also a fun way for more advanced paddlers to hone their skills.

Cost: $750


Outdoor Adventures: July 31st to August 4th, 2017 

Junior Naturalist (5th-7th grade)

Practice outdoor living skills, Leave No Trace philosophies, and learn to use a compass on this adventurous week. Campers will master primitive shelter building skills throughout the week and have the option to sleep under the stars in their shelters on Thursday's campout.


Cost: $750


Appalachian Trail Expedition: August 7th to August 11th, 2017

Senior Naturalist (8th-11th grade)

Make memories to last a lifetime on this three-night backpacking trip. Wake up in a tent surrounded by trees and new friends, hike along the historic Appalachian Trail, and experience the great outdoors. Campers will also learn how to plan a backpacking trip from tent setup to cooking a meal on the trail. 

Cost: $750


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 four 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 will cover 50% ($375) of a residential program, leaving the family to fund the remaining 50% ($375).


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 11 in the fall of 2017 and must write the essay themselves. One entry per camper.


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 2017
  • The specific residential program applicant is interested in attending
  • Parent(s)’ name, email, address, and phone number where they can be reached
  • Attached Word document or PDF


Friday, April 14 at 4:30pm

Other details:

  • Essays will be judged based on sincere or meaningful discussion of the impact of PEEC’s camp and its mission
  • Awarded recipients will be notified on May 1 via email. Upon accepting the campership, families will have until May 14 to register and pay the deposit on their camp week
  • Any unclaimed or remaining campership awards will be dispersed on a rolling basis – please check back to this page for updates


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


Our 3rd Annual Wild Things – Dragonfly Ball on Saturday evening was a rousing success! One hundred sixteen guests attended and, as you saw, the evening was filled with fellowship, fine food and drink, great music and dancing, and most of all … overwhelming support for PEEC’s mission!  Thanks to you, we achieved this year’s objective for the 21st Century Sustainability Campaign and have now reached the quarter million mark in campaign support since the campaign’s inception in 2013.  Thanks to the generosity of PEEC’s friends, we also raised more than $5,000 toward our 2016 campership assistance fund. Your financial support has made a real difference!  Thank you very much.




If you would still like to help with the campership fund, we hope you will click here:


Family Nature Getaway Weekends

Escape the demands of everyday life.

Enjoy the great outdoors.

Spend time with your family & friends.

  • Family Nature Getaways are scheduled throughout the year and include lodging, meals, and activities.  
  • Stay in a private PEEC cabin (heat, elelctricy, & private bath) or in a Yurt (heat electricity, & adjacent bathhouse). 
  • Daytime activities may include morning bird walks, canoeing, teambuilding, orienteering, animal tracking & stalking, eco-crafts, cross-country skiing, hiking, and more!
  • Evening activities may include square dancing, campfire with s'mores, night hikes, live animal presentations, ice cream social, owl prowl, and astronomy.
  • Call PEEC for commuter and day rates.
  • PEEC is only 2-hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Bus and train pick-ups are available for an addional charge.

For more information, download PEEC's 2017 Family Nature Getaway Brochure


Public Nature Programs

  • PEEC offers seasonal, family-oriented programs year-round.
  • Guided hikes, amphibian searches, night hikes, EcoZone! Discovery Room, cross country skiing, and canoeing are a few of the many options.

For more information, see our Calendar page or Public Program Calendar.


Cancellation Policy for Public Programs:

  • Cancellations received 14+ days prior to event date: Payments or deposits will be refunded.
  • Cancellations received with less than 14 days' notice: Payment or deposit will be forfeited.

Cancellation Policy for Overnight Workshops & Programs:

  • $100 deposit required per cabin (previously $50/person)
  • Cancellations received 14+ days prior to arrival date: Deposit is refunded less a $50 service charge.
  • Cancellations received with less than 14 days' notice: Deposit will be forfeited.

Additional information