About the Conservation School
Information for Applicants and Parents
Frequently Asked Questions
County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
Youth Conservation School
- Can a
student who attended in the past attend again this year?
- How much
spending money should a student bring?
- To whom
should I make the registration fee payable?
- Is this a
Conservation School or a Conservation Camp?
- May I
visit my child during the Conservation School?
- Will there
be swimming or fishing at the Conservation School?
No. The high quality of the program requires that the
School be limited to only 20 students. As the number of applicant's
usually exceeds the available space, students are not permitted to attend
more than once.
None. The are no opportunities to spend money at the
The student registration fee is $50.00 and should be made
payable to the Pike County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs.
Because of the "sleep away" nature of the School, it is
often erroneously referred to as the Conservation Camp. However, the
Conservation School should not be confused for a camp. While efforts are
made to keep the learning process fun, the program emphasis is on
education. Students attending the School should be aware that they are
there to learn, not to play games.
Generally, parental visitation is
discouraged. Parents desiring to visit their child are encouraged to do
so during the public program held Wednesday evening at Lacawac Sanctuary.
See the School schedule for the time and topic of the program.
No. Lake Lacawac is one of the most pristine
lakes in Pennsylvania. It has been named a National Natural Landmark.
The Lake is used as a natural laboratory by scientists studying aquatic
biology and related subjects. As such, swimming and fishing are
prohibited in Lake Lacawac so that the natural ecology will be