Nature Camps | Lackawanna College

Nature Camps

Join us for a week of fun and adventure exploring the natural habitats of our 211-acre facility. Experienced staff will guide children through innovative experiential activities focused on discovery and teamwork to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all life. More information about each of these camps is available in the links below.

We also offer summer courses for high school students entering Junior or Senior year to earn college credits!

Summer Camp Options

For more information or to register for one of the below programs, call: (570) 842-1506.

A Closer Look Camp

For ages 5 and 6. This discovery-based camp nurtures children’s curiosity, wonder and creativity. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children develop connections to Earth by engaging in first-hand experiences with plants and animals. Camp is $80 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.

Backyard Habitats Camp

For ages 7 and 8. Campers investigate the world around them and discover what is hiding in the forest, in the wetland, and in the meadow. Learn about the unique adaptations animals have to survive in NEPA. This camp is filled with plenty of outdoor fun with time for discovery, learning, hiking, nature crafts and playing. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.

Eco Explorers Camp

For ages 9 and 10. Join us for a week of fun and adventure! Campers will spend time exploring the natural habitats of our 211-acre facility while investigating local ecosystems and the interconnections of all life. Campers will participate in fun activities centered on natural history, discovery, teamwork, outdoor exploration, hiking, nature crafts and games. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.

Honey Bee Camp

For ages 7 and 8. This discovery-based camp has children investigating honey bees and other beneficial pollinators! Through hands-on activities, participants learn about bee biology, take an in-depth look at bee anatomy and learn about their challenges and survival. Throughout the week, children will get an up-close look at honey bees and hives in our apiary and learn about the vital role they play in our food system. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.

Wilderness Survival Camp

For ages 9 and 10. Campers learn survival skills, increase self-confidence and gain a new-found respect and sense of responsibility for the world around them. Activities include plant identification, fire by friction, shelter building and animal tracking. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.

Eco Quest Camp

For ages 11 – 13. Eco Quest camp combines outdoor recreation with concepts of natural history and conservation to develop campers’ eco-awareness and leadership skills. Highlights include a live animal presentation and field research techniques, outdoor skills, hiking, geocaching and team-building obstacles. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited.