The staff at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are preparing for PEEC’s popular Summer Day Camp.
Summer Day Camp begins June 24 and continues through August 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers ages three years to 11th grade, will have up to eight weeks to explore, play and learn about the natural world. Parents can choose individual weeks or register their children for the entire summer with the assurance that PEEC staff members are fully trained in CPR/First Aid and have completed all background checks.
Tadpoles (three-five years) will have seven weeks of camp available. Parents can choose from themes "Fantastic Frogs," "Bugs & Butterflies" or "Amazing Animals." Tadpoles stay at PEEC for either a morning half-day or whole day sessions. They will enjoy games, crafts and outdoor discoveries. A PEEC instructor will oversee a maximum of 12 children with the help of camp counselors and volunteers.
The Wet & Slimies (first - fourth grade) can choose from camp weeks such as "Fossil Frolic," "Water World" and "Creepy Crawlies" during eight sessions. The campers will experience weeks full of crafts, games, hikes and nature discover sessions. They will be encouraged to explore the natural world around them, while being closely supervised by experienced camp staff.
Junior Naturalists (fifth – seventh grade) will participate in creative activities that nurture their natural curiosity about the environment. Included will be the ever-popular "Camouflage!" week, as well as "Fishing Frenzy" and "Outdoor Living Skills." During the eight weeks, campers will participate in activities such as interpretive hikes, educational games, fun projects and more. Junior Nat weeks may also include a late night or an overnight stay at PEEC.
Senior Naturalists (eighth – 11th grade) will have five weeks of activities. Themes will include "Ultimate Adventure," "River Rendezvous" and "Outdoor Survival Skills." The Senior Nats will have weeks filled with adventures and challenges, plus trips at the end of each camp week. The "Backpack Explorer" week will include a three day, two night backpacking trip.
PEEC has a Volunteer Counselor Program for teens ages 15 and up. Volunteer Counselors will learn the expectations of a real job while guiding children and changing lives. Visit the PEEC website for details or call (570) 828-2319.
Further information is available on-line at http://peec.org/programs/summer-day-camp along with registration forms and on-line registration. For additional details or to have information mailed, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319. Weekly registration fees range from $150 - $250 depending upon the camper’s age and the activities included in each week. Options available to parents, for an additional charge, there are bagged lunches provided by PEEC and transportation from several area locations.
For more information, call (570) 828-2319 or visit PEEC on-line at www.peec.org.