Summer Camp, After School Program, Day Off Camps, Envirothon, Guided Group Lessons, Scouting

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and Not Accepting MentorsProgram Tags: afterschool, envirothon, and summercamp

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  • 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 Name: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    Organization Street Address: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Organization Phone Number: 215-482-7300
    Short 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
    Program Phone Number: 215-482-7300
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Environment Science
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Sports and Recreation
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Do not Know


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 501-1000 individuals
    How 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 week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can 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.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?:
    • No students must provide their own transportation.
    • No we travel to sites and students.



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and Not Accepting Mentors
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