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 2020 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?

Your child should dress for outdoor play - it’s nature camp and we’re gonna 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. Campers must wear a face mask or face shield for Summer 2020.

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 camp registration. In the confirmation email, you will find a link to our electronic medical form or you can visit our website to complete it. 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 the medical form, click here.

What if my child is sick?

If your child isn’t feeling well, please keep him/her 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

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