DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Promised Land State Park

July 22 - August 21, 2018

Sunday, July 22

Sand Castle Contest

Make a sand sculpture to win some candy, and find out where all these rocks in Promised Land came from!

The Bear Out There

Join professional tracker John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge of the Black Bear.

Wednesday, July 25

Outdoor Explorers Discover E Camp

This camp is three days long and is for ages 7, 8 and 9. We explore the great outdoors and engage in interesting activities like dissecting an owl pellet or...

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our fabulous Arts and Crafts Volunteers as they teach you how to make useful and decorative objects from recycled and repurposed materials!

Thursday, July 26

Outdoor Explorers Discover E Camp

This camp is three days long and is for ages 7, 8 and 9. We explore the great outdoors and engage in interesting activities like dissecting an owl pellet or...

Friday, July 27

Outdoor Explorers Discover E Camp

This camp is three days long and is for ages 7, 8 and 9. We explore the great outdoors and engage in interesting activities like dissecting an owl pellet or...

Saturday, July 28

Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

Join Liz Gilpin and her di - STINK - tive pet skunk, Snickers, for a lecture about skunks. You can pet Snickers if you want...don't worry, he's de-scented!

Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night. We'll play some night games, check out some phosphorescent rocks, and call out some owls. Please bring a flashlight...

Sunday, July 29

Sand Castle Contest

Make a sand sculpture to win some candy, and find out where all these rocks in Promised Land came from!

Tuesday, July 31

Blueberry Paddle

It's blueberry season! Hop into a kayak and paddle out to some prime picking spots. Program is for ages 8 and up. Please wear waterproof clothing, water...

Incredible Insects!

There are so many cool bugs! After a brief lecture where we will turn somebody into an insect, we'll capture insects for identification and release. Jars,...

Wednesday, August 1

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our fabulous Arts and Crafts Volunteers as they teach you how to make useful and decorative objects from recycled and repurposed materials!

Pirate's Treasure Hunt

This program is for ages 6 - 12. Learn how to use a compass and read clues to find buried pirate treasure! Parents may drop off their child for this one...

Thursday, August 2

Family Fishing

Go on, take the bait! We'll loan you a rod, reel, tackle and bait to fish the S.M.A.R.T. way. You don't even need a license for this one day, two hour...

Friday, August 3

Beavers and a Movie Campfire Program

Are you fascinated by beavers? After a short lecture, we'll watch the award winning "Beavers - The Biggest Dam Movie" on our outdoor movie screen. Bring...

Saturday, August 4

Potholders

Learn about campfire safety as you make a pot holder from cotton loops that you take home with you!

PA Wildlife - LIVE animal show!

Join Kathy Uhler and her critters from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for a LIVE animal show featuring wildlife of the Pocono Plateau.

Star Party

Join the Lackawanna Astronomy Society for an amusing power point presentation about our universe, then get outside and view some features in their telescopes.

Sunday, August 5

Sand Castle Contest

Make a sand sculpture to win some candy, and find out where all these rocks in Promised Land came from!

The Bear Out There

Join professional tracker John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge of the Black Bear.

Tuesday, August 7

Penn's Adventurers Discover E Camp

This three day camp is for the active 10, 11 and 12 year old. We will spend our days kayaking, practicing archery or building shelters. Advanced payment...

Wednesday, August 8

Penn's Adventurers Discover E Camp

This three day camp is for the active 10, 11 and 12 year old. We will spend our days kayaking, practicing archery or building shelters. Advanced payment...

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our fabulous Arts and Crafts Volunteers as they teach you how to make useful and decorative objects from recycled and repurposed materials!

Thursday, August 9

Penn's Adventurers Discover E Camp

This three day camp is for the active 10, 11 and 12 year old. We will spend our days kayaking, practicing archery or building shelters. Advanced payment...

Saturday, August 11

CCC and Local History Day

Meet a real CCC Boy! Today we honor the Civilian Conservation Corp and all they have done for our great country. There will be free cake and coffee,...

Van Wagner Celebrates 125 years of Pennsylvania State Parks!

Join Van Wagner for a special, one-hour performance of storytelling and music that commemorates the 125th anniversary of state parks. Trace our heritage of...

Sunday, August 12

Sand Castle Contest

Make a sand sculpture to win some candy, and find out where all these rocks in Promised Land came from!

Tuesday, August 14

Little Falls Wildflower Hike

The Turtleheads, Joe Pye Weed and Cardinal Flower are in full bloom along the creek! Learn how to use a Newcomb's Wildflower Guide on this moderately...

Wednesday, August 15

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our fabulous Arts and Crafts Volunteers as they teach you how to make useful and decorative objects from recycled and repurposed materials!

Pond Frolic

Discover what lives in the lake! We'll capture, identify and release aquatic creatures like dragonfly nymphs and tadpoles. Nets, tanks and ID Books provided.

Thursday, August 16

Family Fishing

Go on, take the bait! We'll loan you a rod, reel, tackle and bait to fish the S.M.A.R.T. way. You don't even need a license for this one day, two hour...

Friday, August 17

Salamander Sally

Explore the salamanders of Pennsylvania! After a short lecture, we'll go out to capture, identify and release some salamanders. Transportation to search...

Sunset Paddle

Paddle into the sunset! Please wear waterproof clothing, water shoes and bring a fleece and water. Program is for ages 8 and up. Registration is required...

Saturday, August 18

Potholders

Learn about campfire safety as you make a pot holder from cotton loops that you take home with you!

Who Lives There?

Take an easy one mile hike on our most popular trail, looking for animal homes along the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Bats about Bats

After a short lecture, we'll get up close and personal with our Big Brown Bats!

Sunday, August 19

Sand Castle Contest

Make a sand sculpture to win some candy, and find out where all these rocks in Promised Land came from!

The Bear Out There

Join professional tracker John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge of the Black Bear.

Tuesday, August 21

Basic Archery

Learn how to use a recurve bow, a long bow and a compound bow in this beginners class. For ages 8 and up (smaller children don't have the upper body...