116 Market Street, Lewisburg PA 17837 570-245-8518

Ursids Parents

Welcome Parents:

This is where you can find any information you might need for field school!


 Field School Packing:

You can find a packing list here!


Registration Day Details:


Tuesday August 2, 10:00 AM

  • Check in at the registration table with Academy staff. They will direct you to your cabin where you may unload your bags.
  • Return to the main classroom space at 11:00 AM for Welcome and Orientation.
  •  Parents, please plan to attend this meeting and to depart at 11:40 AM (before lunch)

Pick up:

Saturday August 6, 1:30 PM

  • Parents should plan to arrive at 1:30 PM (after lunch)
  • 2:30 PM Closing Ceremonies (for youth and parents)
  • 4:00 PM approximate time of departure

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Be sure to check in with us on Facebook throughout the week to see what’s happening at field school!

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Directions to Field School:

Click here for printable directions!

Ursids Field School Location: Stone Valley Recreation Area

Stone Valley Recreation Area is located 17 miles from State College, PA. The field school classes will be at the Civil Engineering (C.E.) Lodge; this is also the location of the residential cabins.

The address below (for your GPS) will get you to the area, but will take you to the East Entrance- NOTE: YOU WANT TO TAKE THE WEST ENTRANCE which leads to the C.E. Lodge. It will depend on the direction you are coming from on which entrance you pass first.

ADDRESS: Baree Township, 325 Charter Oak Road, Petersburg, PA 16669

Driving Directions:

  • Take Route 26 to Charter Oak Road (right turn if coming from the North; left turn if coming from the South).
  • Look for Stone Valley Recreation Area signs.
  • You will need to take the WEST ENTRANCE which leads to the C.E. Lodge – the name of this road is LODGE LANE. Follow the signs to the C.E. Lodge.
  • Registration will take place at the C.E. Lodge.



Important Contact Info:

Field School Site


(814) 667-3421

Program Coordinator

Katie Cassidy:

(570) 939-5109



Michele Kittell:

(570) 245-8518


Please feel free to use these numbers if you get lost or need to check in.

NOTE: Cell phone reception is not good for the Director’s and Coordinator’s phones, it is best to call the facility first. If you do not connect, please leave a message. You may also connect by email. We may not return the messages/emails immediately. If it is an emergency please make not of that in your message so we can get back to you promptly.



Cedar Crest College Credit Information:

Here is where you can find more information on our college credit program along with FAQ’s.