Stony acres

About Us

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.


Stony 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 monthly 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 100 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, skiing, 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 Coursetrust 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 the ESU community. Outside groups must make reservations ahead of time.

Directions to Stony Acres

167 Adventure Drive, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

  1. Coming from the…
    • South: Take RT 33 North to 4 lane RT 209 N (follow signs to 80 East). Take I80 East to exit 309 (RT 209) Marshalls Creek exit.
    • East or West: Take 80 (West/East) to exit 309 Marshalls Creek exit.
  2. Follow RT 209 North through 2 stop lights, approximately 2.8 miles to the traffic circle.
  3. At the traffic circle follow RT 209 north toward Milford.
  4. In approximately 1 mile make a left at the first light toward Marshalls Creek, Milford Road, and RT 209 South.
  5. Follow 209 south for 1/2 mile and make a right at the first light.
  6. In Approximately 20 yards you will cross a small bridge and bear left at the “Y” onto Marshalls Creek Road.  There is an old tan firehouse in the middle of the “Y”. Route 402 bears to the right, you bear LEFT!
  7. Travel approx 4.5 miles on Creek Road and Stony Acres will be on your left. This is approx 1/2 mile past the second open grate bridge on Marshalls Creek Road.
  8. Travel up driveway and make a right between fences.


Maddy Constantine

Maddy Constantine

Program Director

Madeline Constantine started at Stony Acres in 1982 and currently is the Program Director. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and her Master’s degree in Movement Studies and Exercise Science from ESU.

Chuck Constantine

Chuck Constantine

On Site Manager/Caretaker

Chuck Constantine started at Stony Acres in 1989 and is the Caretaker and On-site Manager for the property.  He received both his undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education and his Master’s degree in Movement Studies and Exercise Science from ESU.

Enhancing the Warrior Experience

since 1962

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