Summer Camp FAQs

Is Briar bush offering Summer Camp during COVID-19?

Briar Bush Nature Center is offering a modified Summer Camp program for the 2021 Summer Camp season. In order to determine if this modified Summer Camp is the right fit for you and your child, please review the Summer Camp and COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.

What should my child wear to camp?

All participants are required to wear a face mask. Your child should dress for outdoor play - it’s nature camp and we’re going to get wet and dirty! Your child should wear shorts/pants, a t-shirt, and closed-toed shoes or sandals. Flip-flops and other open-toed shoes are not allowed.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your child should come to camp with a backpack complete with a reusable 32 oz. water bottle, a full set of extra clothes, a pair of water-only closed-toes shoes/sandals, rain jacket, a plastic bag for wet/dirty clothing, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Do I need to complete a medical form?

Yes, you must complete a medical form after registration. In the confirmation email, you will find a link to the medical form on your registration account. We must have this form completed two weeks before your child’s camp. This medical form also includes a pick-up authorization section, as we check IDs at pick-up. To complete or update the medical form, log into your account here.

What if my child is sick?

If your child isn’t feeling well, please keep your child at home and report the absence. Your child must be fever- and symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to camp. If your child isn’t feeling well at camp, we will notify you - early pick-up may be necessary.

What if it rains?

In the case of rain, campers will put on their rain gear and keep on exploring! We seek shelter in the case of heavy rain, thunderstorms, and excessive heat.

Should I be concerned about poison ivy or ticks?

Our camp staff is trained to identify and avoid hazards like poison ivy and ticks, and they teach the campers as well. However, be sure to check your child for ticks after each camp day.

If you have any questions, please call Briar Bush at (215) 887-6603 or email Melissa Eldridge, Director of Public Programs, at melissa@briarbush.org