Summer Camp

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education offers two exciting, environmentally-based summer camp programs: Nature Ramblers for younger children and Adventure Treks for pre-teens and teens. All camp programs are run by experienced environmental educators and offer children and teens unparalleled opportunities to explore the natural world and their connection to it.

Registration is now open. Register now.

2014 Nature Ramblers Summer Camp Brochure


Based on 340 acres of diverse habitat, our Nature Ramblers Summer Camp provides children aged 3 to 9 intimate and ongoing access to forests, fields, streams, ponds and even an organic farm garden. Nature Rambler campers explore the natural world through hands-on discoveries and experience nature in their own personal way. Weekly camp topics range from ecology to geology, writing to art and photography, history to birds and bugs, and space to aquatic life. There is something for all interests! Kids will hike, get dirty, play outdoors, and go on field trips. Above all, campers will make new friends and have an unforgettable summer! All camp programs are led by experienced environmental educators, with an educator-to-camper ratio of 1:6 for the three to five-year olds and 1:8 for older children. Our educators work with each child to foster his/her understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

Teen Treks

The Schuylkill Center’s Summer Adventure Treks challenge pre-teens and teens to improve their outdoor knowledge and skills in a supportive setting. Participants learn more about themselves, strengthen self-confidence, have a lot of fun and gain teamwork skills while exploring the outdoors in unique and fun ways. They’re continually challenged in very safe and incredibly fun environments under the guidance of experienced instructors and outdoor guides.

Adventure Camps for 10-12 year-olds: Each adventure begins here on our picturesque grounds. Exploring, learning and playing in 340 acres of fields, streams, ponds and forests. Participants get to know each other and the staff before setting out on three day outings to various parks and forests in the mid-Atlantic area. During the day, we’ll be heading out for organized activities such as biking, white water rafting and swimming. Then at night we settle down by the camp fire to talk about the days adventure, roast marshmallows and sing songs as we reflect on being in the great outdoors. Every week is a new adventure, campers have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities, ecosystems and adventures.

Adventure Treks for 13-15 year-olds: These trips focus more on adventure and challenge teens in new and exciting ways. On Monday morning at drop-off, teens will venture out for 5-day adventures for teens that love outdoor recreation. The duration and intensity of these trips are specifically designed for adventurous youth looking to have an amazingly memorable summer. The days are spent on boards, bikes and rafts and nights we refuel around the campfire, talk with new friends and rest up for the adventure ahead.

Equipment needs are minimal: sleeping bag, day pack, and clothing packed in a backpack or duffle. All specialized equipment is provided.

All of our Adventure Trek activities, their duration and intensity, are specifically designed for adventurous youth.  Equipment needs are minimal:  sleeping bag, day pack, and clothing packed in a backpack or duffle.  The Schuylkill Center provides all specialized equipment.

2014 Camp Program Policies and Procedures

Before and Aftercare
Beforecare is available for all campers
Aftercare is available for campers ages 4 - 15
Before and After Care Policies

Financial Assistance for Summer Camp

A limited amount of financial assistance is available for families with low income or financial hardships. Applications for assistance for the summer of 2014 are due April 7, 2014.
Application form and instructions

For more information on any of our summer camp programs, please email us at scee@schuylkillcenter.org or call 215-482-7300 x110. 

Become a Member and Save!

Become a member of the Schuylkill Center and take advantage of discounted prices and priority registration for summer camp programs, as well as other great benefits! For more information on membership, please contact Patricia Boyle, Development Assistant, at (215) 482-7300 x.112 or patty@schuylkillcenter.org, or check out our Membership page.


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