We're already planning for next year's camp, being held July 20-27th, 2024!
Ages 14 through this year’s H.S. Graduate
Sponsored By: Monroe County Conservation District and Monroe County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and Generously Supported By: The Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and Numerous Service Organizations Conservation through Education
In an attempt to instill in our youth a positive conservation ethic and an increased awareness of our environment, the Monroe County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the Monroe County Conservation District sponsor the Monroe County Conservation Camp along with generous support by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and numerous service organizations.
Each summer, this week-long, activity filled, residential camp gives 30 students, ages 14 to this year’s high school graduate, the opportunity to work with experts from throughout the county and fellow campers to gain insight into our natural resources and their proper management. The camp is held in late July and utilizes the student-owned East Stroudsburg University Stony Acres Recreational Facility in Marshalls Creek as a base camp. Conservation Camp is a non-profit venture designed to expose students to the fundamentals of conservation in meaningful, exciting and thought-provoking ways.
Over 1,000 students from Monroe County have attended our Conservation Camp. Many now are pursuing careers in various conservation fields and return to actively participate in camp programs each year. The camp program is a unique blend of guest speakers and hands-on experiences covering every aspect of our natural resources.
PROGRAM PRESENTERS INCLUDE: PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Game Commission, Bureau of Forestry, Monroe County Conservation District, Monroe County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Trappers Association, Stony Acres Ropes Course Staff, National Park Service, Tobyhanna Conservation Association, and Monroe County Planning Commission.
LOCATION: The Monroe County Conservation Camp is held at the student-owned Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary and Recreational Facility in Marshalls Creek. Directions to the East Stroudsburg University owned complex: From I-80 take the Marshalls Creek Exit (exit #309) onto Rt. 209 North to Marshalls Creek. At the T-intersection, make a right and immediately get in the left turning lane. Turn left at the traffic light onto 402 North, go a short distance and take left fork at firehouse onto Creek Road approximately 5 miles. Look for Stony Acres sign on left.