Student Conservation Association, Historic Preservation Corp

 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Hands on Architectural Conservation Training and Experience


The SCA's conservation ethos includes the treatment of historic buildings.
Training and projects vary each season. 
Crew members receive introduction to preservation related carpentry, painting, and other skills.
After completion of introductory training, crew members graduate to working on historic properties in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.


First Year: Peter's House, Bushkill Pa.
See National Trust for Historic Preservation's Hands On Preservation Experience Article















2015 Program: Todd Lodge, Camp K-E-P, Walpack Twp. NJ.

Replacing damaged portion of sill.

Rebuilding stone steps

Removing broken glass.
   Repairing door jambs (right)


Cutting new glass (above).      Installing and glazing (right).




Cutting and fitting infill to holes and damaged ends of original siding. (above)

Epoxy conolidation and repairs to siding boards. (left)









2016: Christie House, Walpack Twp. NJ.
Condition at start of season
Condition at start of season
Front sill replaced
Front sill replaced.

Surface Prep

Cutting Slate for replacement along the gable ends

Scarfing and sistering Sill

Door restoration


2018: Christie House, Walpack Twp. NJ.
Americorp Training Program.

2018 Initial condition
Rescaffolded for the 2018 Americorp Training
Installation and finishing sash
Sash rehung and finished.
Completion of 2018 Training
Remaining sash and upper portions of main building painted
Cultural Resources team
Cultural Resource crew upon completion of painting.

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