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.
The Schuylkill Center’s Monkey Tail Gang is an after school program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grades. We offer after school care (from school dismissal time to 6:00 pm) that includes nature exploration, outdoor and indoor play, group activities and snacks.
The Schuylkill Center’s Day-Off Camps get children outdoors and into nature when school’s closed but you still have to work. Trained educators lead students ages 5 through 12 on unique nature-themed explorations that take advantage of our science lab, Discovery Center resources and 340 acres of beautiful wooded trails, streams and ponds.
The Envirothon is an academically oriented program of study for high school students, focused on the environment, which culminates in a day of competition at The Schuylkill Center.
The Schuylkill Center welcomes students to their outdoor classroom. Students receive vibrant context for learning with hands-on exploration and observation of nature at the Schuylkill Center. Our 340 acres of fields, forests, and ponds are a living laboratory for students of all ages.
The Schuylkill Center offers guided scout programs for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts groups, designed for specific age groups and interests. Our naturalists help scouts earn badges while exploring the Center’s 340 acres of natural area and four miles of hiking trails.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental EducationOrganization Street Address: 8480 Hagy's Mill RoadOrganization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19128Organization Phone Number: 215-482-7300Short Description of Organization:
The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature. We use our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment.Program Street Address: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd
19128Program Phone Number: 215-482-7300Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Sports and RecreationDoes your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Do not Know
- Earth and or Space Science
- Environment Science
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- Center City
- South Philadelphia
- Southwest Philadelphia
- West Philadelphia
- Lower North Philadelphia
- Germantown-Chestnut Hill
- During school
- After school
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 501-1000 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- 3rd - 6th grade
- 7th - 8th grade
- 9th -12th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not knowWho can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groupsCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
We have wheelchair accessible trails, and staff have been trained do work with all types of students, abilities, and behaviors.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: YesIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: YesIs transportation to and from your program provided?:
- No students must provide their own transportation.
- No we travel to sites and students.