2024 Stony Acres Scholarship!

Stony Acres is pleased to announce its annual scholarships (two are being offered this year) available with a value of up to a $1000.00 each in the 2024 Spring semester. This scholarship can be used toward the students’ tuition for either the summer or fall/spring semesters as long as the student is enrolled full time.

The scholarship committee reserves the right to reward a partial scholarship if deemed appropriate.

Mission Statement

The primary purpose of Stony Acres is to serve as a recreation site and field campus for the students, faculty and staff of East Stroudsburg University in support of the Institution’s educational and service mission.

Stony Acres strives to administer facilities, programs and services that encourage the pursuit of outdoors recreational activity, promote co-curricular involvement, foster leadership development, and provide social opportunities.

Stony Acres provides similar opportunities on a contractual basis, for community and business organizations.


small boy holding a fishStony Acres is 119 acre wildlife sanctuary located in Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania.

It offers recreational activities for ESU students, staff and faculty throughout the year.

Additionally, the facilities can be rented and programs can be organized for outside groups on a contractual basis.

Stony Acres offers events to the ESU community as well as the following:

  • Camping in six rustic cabins, each which can accommodate eight people
  • The Lodge for workshops, meetings, banquets, or retreats for over 125 people
  • A fire pit, picnic tables and two pavilions
  • Quality outdoor equipment FREE of charge for ESU students, staff and faculty-equipment for camping, backpacking, cross country skiing, sports, ice skating, and other recreational activities
  • Hiking and interpretive nature trails
  • Frisbee golf course
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Volleyball courts
  • Large field for games
  • Pond for fishing, canoeing or ice skating
  • Challenge Course: trust building, group initiatives, high and low elements
  • 30ft foot Climbing Tower for rock climbing
  • Recreational programs offered to ESU students, staff and faculty, such as ice skating, snow shoeing, fitness challenge, and team building to name a few
  • Hours of operation: Dawn to dusk for day use. Reservations are needed for overnight accommodations.

Contact Us

For reservations, please contact Maddy Constantine, Stony Acres Program Director, at mconstantine@esu.edu or 570-223-8316.

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