2017 Camps

Raccoon Creek

August 8-11, 2017
Costs: $35 / child
Raccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18, Hookstown, PA 15050
724-899-2200; raccooncreeksp@pa.gov


9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day


Students entering 9th through 12th grades, as well as graduating seniors.

General Agenda

Day 1: Discovering the park and the issues, conducting a sample study, choosing a research focus

Day 2: Designing and starting investigations, recreational activity (such as kayaking)

Day 3: Conducting investigations, career and higher education activities, analyzing data

Day 4: Recreational activity (such as orienteering), preparing data and presentations, presenting findings to peers and professionals

Food and Drink

Students must bring lunch and a water bottle each day. Snacks and water are provided.


Lightweight long pants, short or long sleeved shirts, sturdy close-toed shoes, and sunscreen are essential for EYE Con campers. Students should also considering bringing a hat and bug spray.


Transportation to and from Raccoon Creek State Park can be provided. If transportation is required, please indicate this on your registration. Also, please coordinate with Adam Hnatkovich (ahnatkovich@paconserve.org; 412-586-2419) for transportation questions.