Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
October Events – 2018
Columbus Day Family Camp Weekend
Adults $225 / 25% off ages 7-10 / 50% off ages 4-6 / free under 3 / commuter and day rates available – call for details
Bring your friends and family to experience PEEC in the splendor of autumn. Animal presentations, canoeing & kayaking, nature hikes, crafts, campfire and more! Price includes three nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch. Call for details.
Saturday, October 6 – 11:00am-4:00pm
$5 per car
Celebrate Fall at PEEC’s 8th annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy animal presenters, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-timey activities, & more! Bring your family & friends to this great event!
Vacation Nature Camp: Wild Wayfarers
Monday, October 8 – 9:00am-4:00pm
$40 per Child
Come take a walk in the wilds as we create our own hiking sticks and take an adventure out into the Delaware Water Gap! Grades 3-5 only.
$290 Full Workshop / Commuter rates available
Capture the beautiful fall colors of the Delaware Water Gap with Certified professional photographer, Kathy Peoples. Learn about exposure, composition and more. Geared towards DSLR type cameras. A tripod is recommended, but not required. Includes lodging and meals. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for a great hands-on experience capturing the beauty of autumn under the guidance of an amazing teacher!
Bridge the Gap: PEEC Bike Outing
Saturday, October 13 – 1:00-4:00pm
Join us for a bike ride along the McDade Trail! We will provide all equipment and transportation. Please bring a water bottle and wear sturdy footwear. We will have extra water and snacks available. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation. Call for details.
Intro to Orienteering
Sunday, October 14 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn the basics of how to use a map and compass on our orienteering course and see if you can locate all of the markers. Space limited.
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, October 14 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2 per person
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. No registration required.
Boy Scout Badge Festival
Saturday, October 20 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 Full Day
Attention all Bears, Webelos and Boy Scouts! Join us for a fun day of badge work! Bears will work on Fun, Feathers, and Ferns. Webelos will work on the Into the Woods adventure (pre-req: do one of 1-4). Boy Scouts will work towards the Mammal Study badge (pre-reqs 3; bring a camera). Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!
Signs of Fall Hike
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Take a hike with us and discover the science behind the wonderful season of fall. We’ll discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about!
Fungus Among Us
Sunday, October 21 – 1:00-3:00pm
Search for fungus and lichen as you learn about the amazing world of decomposition and nutrient cycling. No collecting will be done within the Park.
Girl Scout Badge Festival
Saturday, October 27 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 Full Day for Brownies, Juniors / $5 for Cadettes and Seniors
Attention all Girl Scouts! Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work. Brownies will work Outdoor Art Creator and Senses badges, Juniors will focus on their Camper badge (call for overnight options). Cadettes and Seniors will work on service projects for the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!
Little Eco Explorers: Bats
Sunday, October 28 – 10:00-11:30am
$5 per child
A fun hands-on program for young children! Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on bats. Call for details.
Sunday, October 28 – 1:00-3:00pm
Make fire without matches by learning techniques that involve sparks and found or prepared tinder. Ages 10+ please.