Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center offers summer day camps

Eco Quest Campers enjoy s’mores and a fire they built during a past Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center summer day camp. - Submitted photo

COVINGTON TWP. — This summer, more than 200 local youths ranging from ages 5 through 18 will have the opportunity to participate in Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) Summer Day Camps, which are focused on connecting children to nature.

Each week-long camp takes place at LCEEC’s 211-acre property and LEED Gold Certified facility. The property, located at 93 MacKenzie Road, is home to plants and wild animals, forested areas, a stream, a marsh, meadows, instructional gardens and indoor and outdoor classroom space. Campers will spend time exploring natural habitats and playing summer games, while the experienced staff guides them through innovative experiential activities.

A low camper-to-counselor ratio ensures children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies healthy.

High school students interested in getting a jump-start on their college career can register for a 10-day Environmental Quality field course. Students will assess the quality of the environment to determine the extent and sources of pollution. This course is open enrollment for any high school student who has completed their sophomore year. Completion earns students three credits towards their Environmental Science degree, which are transferable within Lackawanna College or other institutions.

Other weekly themes include ArtVentures, Wilderness Survival, Backyard Habitats, Closer Look, Eco Explorers and Eco Quest.

On the last Friday of each camp, LCEEC hosts a family program where parents and siblings can come watch campers receive their Ecological Awareness Certificate of Completion and present a program about their week’s experience.

For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506 or email wheelerm@lackawanna.edu.

Eco Quest Campers enjoy s’mores and a fire they built during a past Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center summer day camp.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Eco-Quest.jpgEco Quest Campers enjoy s’mores and a fire they built during a past Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center summer day camp. Submitted photo