Growing Green FAQs
Where is the camp located?
Easterseals Camp Growing Green takes place at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) located at 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.
Directions from the Lehigh Valley:
- Take 22 East to Route 33 North toward the Poconos and Stroudsburg.
- Route 33 will merge with Route 209. Follow signs to Interstate 80 East.
- Take 80 East to exit 309 Marshalls Creek/Route 209. Follow Route 209 North for approximately 17 miles. You will see the sign for PEEC between mile markers 8 and 9. The sign is directly opposite the road to camp.
- Turn left onto Brisco Mountain Road.
- At the top of the hill, bear right at the stop sign and PEEC will be on your right.
- Follow the signs directing you to check-in.
Do you offer transportation to and from camp?
No, we are unable to offer any transportation to or from camp.
Where do I go when I arrive at camp on the first day (Sunday) of a session?
We are staggering drop-off and pick-up times for campers. Families will be notified of their assigned time and provided with instructions before the start of camp. We also recommend that only one family member accompany the camper to drop-off/pick-up.
When does camp start? When does it end?
Each weekly session of camp begins on Sunday. We are staggering drop-off times for campers between 1PM and 3PM. Families will be notified of their assigned time before the start of camp. We cannot accommodate early arrivals. Camp ends on Friday and campers must be picked up at their assigned time (to be scheduled between 1PM and 3PM).
Where do campers sleep?
Campers stay in a large, fully accessible duplex-style lodge, with separate sides for males and females. The lodge is air conditioned, and each side has accessible bathrooms and beds. Beds have a camp-style mattress. Campers bring their own twin sheet set, pillow, sleeping bag and towels. The lodge is fully staffed by counselors throughout the night to ensure the safety of all campers.
What kind of food and snacks are available?
Campers dine three times per day in the PEEC dining hall that provides a variety of hot and cold foods that can accommodate most food allergies. Please do not bring snacks or drinks unless it is medically necessary (ie. Thik-it, applesauce or yogurt for taking pills, etc.). Eliminating food in the lodge helps manage the risk of exposure for those with food allergies and does not attract animals or pests (we are in the woods after all).
Who is the camp director and who are the camp counselors?
Karissa is the camp director again this year! You can learn more about her here.
How old must a camper be to attend?
Growing Green is best suited for campers aged 10 to adult. We request that older campers (40+) attend Week 1, so that programming can be geared toward their interests.
How do I apply?
You must register online using CampDocs, our easy, secure online system. You must use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge (not Explorer) as your internet browser to access the system. Staff are available to assist you with the online process if you send an email to email@example.com with a message about your problem. All required forms and documents must be completed in full at least 2 weeks prior to the session start date for which you are registered.
How do I pay for camp?
We accept multiple forms of payments including: Waiver funds, FSS, cash, checks and credit cards. If you are working with a Supports Coordination Agency, please contact your Supports Coordinator for more funding options.
Do you offer scholarships?
Scholarships from Easterseals are available on a limited basis and cannot be guaranteed. Campers that have Waiver or FSS funds should utilize those funds before requesting a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on an as-needed basis and can only be awarded to campers that have ALL pertinent financial information completed in the billing section of CampDocs, our online registration system. You must be registered by May 21st for consideration.
What should I bring to camp?
See our suggested packing list. Please do not bring any valuables to camp. Easterseals cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items. We discourage cell phones. There is typically little to no cell phone reception in the area of camp and we find that phones distract from camp activities.
How do you handle medications?
All medications (prescription and over the counter) must be packaged in a blister pack or individual dosage packs from the pharmacy of your choice (prescription creams and ointments excluded). Most pharmacies should be able to accommodate this request. There are online pharmacies that offer this service as well. If there are any medication changes prior to the start of camp, it must be updated in CampDocs. All medications are administered by our Camp Nurse. If you have questions or concerns about medication administration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.