Upcoming Events

Take a Hike. Join a Crew. Hear a Song. Make a Rare Find. Build a Community.

Photo: Mary Linkevich
April 8, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Manada Conservancy office@manada.org 717-566-4122

Native Plants in Your Landscape

Manada Conservancy

Join us for a panel discussion about the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape, and how to get started. This will be a virtual program. Check back in March 2021 for more details and to register for the program link.

April 25, 2021 8:00am - 3:00pm

Ironmaster’s Challenge Trail Running Event – 50k & 15/20k

For 10 years, participants have been enjoying this springtime adventure challenge in two separate events, a 50k and 15k, both culminating in a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the famed halfway point along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. We cannot wait to offer another fun and satisfying day —  you will experience the same rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, spring wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single track trails through Michaux State Forest.

June 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm
Contact: Berks Nature 610-372-4992

Wildands Conservancy Summer Camps

Offerings in Emmaus & Bethlehem – Plus Two More Locations!

At summer camp, we inspire all ages to be future environmental stewards. Browse offerings at each location, or bookmark this page for later!  Creek splashes, views through animal eyes, all that is wild and in disguise. The magic of summer memory making comes alive with Wildlands!

For June, Wildlands will be offering age-level summer camp options through live and interactive video sessions and hands-on kits.

To learn more and to register, click here.

We appreciate your patience as we work quickly to bring this offering to your families! Please know decisions for July and August are pending state-level guidance.

With half- and full-day options every week, our summer camps have flexibility built right in.

Half Day
Fee: $185
9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Snack provided

Full Day
Fee: $285
9 am – 4 pm
Send a non-perishable lunch

June 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm
Contact: Berks Nature 610-372-4992

Berks Nature Summer Camps

Please note, all registration must be done online. Secure your child’s place and register them today through our easy, online portal!

Prices listed are per camper, per week, and reflect the extension activities planned for campers in grades 3-8 that week. Don’t want to send your child for a full day of camp? We offer half-day, morning Eco-Camp at a rate of $135/week per child (preschool through kindergarten) and $125/week per child (1st through 6th grade).

Full-day Eco-Camp begins at 9am and runs until 4pm. If you choose our half-day option, you can expect to drop your camper off at 9 and pick them up at noon.

Berks Nature’s Eco-Camp is led by a team of veteran teachers, supported by members of our staff. Click here to get to know the camp leaders your child will be working with, and then meet the Berks Nature staff.

Each week, the following age groups will be offered:

Preschool: Ages 3 (potty-trained) to Kindergarten (5 years old)
This group will have their own preschool director and instructors, separate from the older campers.

Grades 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th:
First through 3rd grade will form the second camp group, followed by grades 4-6.

June 21, 2021 - August 13, 2021 8:30am - 3:30pm
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Hawk Mountain Summer Camps

Our Summer Nature Camps, designed for youth entering grades 1 – 6, get kids outdoors, developing a deeper connection with the natural world through fun and educational activities. We provide a highly-trained environmental educator for each camp and limit group size based on optimal teacher-student ratios.

Meeting live animals, hiking woodland trails, role-playing, making art and craft projects, learning from scientists and special presenters, exploring natural areas, telling and listening to stories, and conducting experiments fill the campers’ days. Off-site trips may be included to study water creatures or explore regional highlights. Campers can choose one week or join us for the entire summer!

* Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reserves the right to modify and/or change camp program activities and structure based on health, safety, and other variable factors.

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, daily
Cost: $250, $200 for Members
Evening care 3:30-4:30 PM available for $25 per week.
Registering for 4 or more weeks? You qualify for a $50 discount! Contact us at dawson@hawkmountain.org.

Non-refundable $50 deposit required to reserve camp registration. Registrants can choose to pay deposit and balance at the same time. Deposit must be paid online, balance can be paid online, in person, over the phone, or by mail-in check.

Once registered, parents/guardians must download, complete, and submit forms and waivers via mail or email.