A wonderful confidence building and social bonding experience. Briar Bush never fails to disappoint in providing fun, educational, and adventurous programming.

Our Summer Camp Program


Summer is a time when learning and play go hand-in-hand. Briar Bush Summer Camps give your child the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature through scientific discovery, hikes, crafts, live animal encounters, games, and playtime.


For campers ages 2-12, our 12.5 acres of forest serve as a rich oasis and perfect summer camp setting in the middle of the suburbs. We also provide campers ages 8-12 with the opportunity to explore outside of the Briar Bush forest through regional day trips. We look forward to providing your child with memories full of excitement, new experiences, nature exploration, and all-around fun in the outdoors.


Our Summer Camp Staff


We are very fortunate to have highly experienced educators who love what they do. Our camp staff pass a rigorous battery of clearances, complete relevant trainings and certifications, and care about the health and safety of our campers. Staff members recognize that summer camp is a unique experience in a child’s life and are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for each child.


Full-time staff members lead Full-Day Camps for Ages 8-9 and 10-12 while seasonal counselors lead Seedlings Half-Day Camps for Ages 4-6 and Saplings Full-Day Camps for Ages 6-7. Our seasonal camp counselors are college students or recent college graduates who are carefully selected after an extensive interview process is completed and they have passed all clearances. Their skills, character, experiences, and leadership add to the success of our summer camp program.


Camp Aides, teenage summer camp volunteers (13+ years of age), accompany and assist the staff throughout the summer. Their dedication to our camp program, love of nature, and joy of working with children make all the difference in our summer camp program and in the lives of campers.

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teaching moment - Mark berries - 6-7 camps
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teaching moment - Mary butterflies - 4-6 camps
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