DCNR's ECO Camp for High School Students - Exploring Careers Outdoors


ECO Camp - Exploring Careers Outdoors

Where can a high school student experience a variety of outdoor careers? Where can you learn first-hand about the job of a forester, geologist or park manager? Where can you have a great time meeting new friends while enjoying outdoor recreation activities in Pennsylvania state parks and forests?

Please pass along to your High School students entering grades 10-12.  Deadline to apply is April 15th.

  • DCNR- ECO Camp
  • July 12 – 17, 2015
  • FREE

For more information, read below or go here http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ecocamp/index.htm

What is ECO Camp?

ECO Camp, Exploring Careers Outdoors, is a week-long residential camp for high school students focusing on outdoor careers in recreation, conservation and natural resources. Professional staff from DCNR including state parks, geology and forestry, act as counselors and educators, exposing students to a variety of careers and outdoor recreation activities while interacting with students on a daily basis.

Where and When is ECO Camp?

During the second full week of July, the program is conducted at the Kirby House near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The site offers experiences in a variety of outdoor careers including forestry, fisheries, park management, geology, outdoor recreation and much more. The 2015 camp will be July 12-17.

Who can Attend ECO Camp?

High school students must be entering 10th grade through 12th grade and have a C average or better. Students attend free of charge and are selected by committee based on their application, essay and recommendation.

What is the Cost?

Students participate free of charge. ECO Camp is funded by DCNR and implemented by professional DCNR staff.

How do I Get Involved?

Read the brochure. If you think this camp is for you fill out and submit the application.

 Contact ECO Camp

ECO Camp Coordinator
Bureau of State Parks
Outdoor Programming Services Division
PO Box 8551
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551
e-mail: RA-ECO_Camp@pa.gov