Escape to Nature Camps!

Our original Summer Camp programs have been cancelled. Please see our modified Summer Camp programs below.

Nature + Kids = Learning + Fun

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.


Our 12.5 acres of forest serve as a rich oasis and perfect summer camp setting in the middle of the suburbs. We look forward to providing your child with memories full of excitement, new experiences, nature exploration, and all around fun in the outdoors.

Escape to Nature Pricing and Discounts

Each session is $250.00 per camper per week.

Friends of Briar Bush Members at the Household Level or above receive a 10% discount on our summer camps. Abington Township residents also receive a 10% discount. Members who live in Abington Township receive a stacked discount of 20%! You may purchase a membership at the time of registration to take advantage of early enrollment and discounted fees.

In order to take advantage of discounted fees, your membership must be valid through the last day of your child’s camp(s). You may renew your membership at the time of registration.

It's time to Escape to Nature!

Briar Bush Nature Center understands the importance of nature play and scientific discovery in a child’s development. Our modified half-day Summer Camp program, Escape to Nature, allows us to continue offering an opportunity for children to safely experience the wonders of nature at their favorite backyard nature center while limiting the exposure and transmission of COVID-19.

Escape to Nature Half-Day Camps are offered weekly from July 6th through August 28th for children who have completed Grades K-6 by summer 2020.

Note: Campers are required to wear a face mask throughout the duration of the program. Campers are not allowed to attend camp with neck gaiters/buffs, bandanas, or face shields (without the use of a mask). Please review the Mitigation Plan for more information.

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Summer Camp and COVID-19 Mitigation Plan






This Mitigation Plan has been approved by the Township of Abington and is subject to change.

Escape to Nature Camp Schedule

Escape to Nature Half-Day Camps are offered weekly from July 6th through August 28th for children who have completed Grades K-6 by summer 2020.

*Campers may register for the Morning AND Afternoon Sessions, but the sessions will include the same activities. Campers CANNOT stay onsite between the Morning and Afternoon Sessions as staff will be cleaning/disinfecting and preparing for the next session. Campers will have to be screened again in the afternoon.

Before/After Care is not available for summer 2020.

Summer Schedule

Morning Session: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Escape to Nature Camp Registration

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Abington has updated the program waiver. Please fully review the waiver before submitting your registration.

Note: Before registering for camp, you must review the Summer Camp and COVID-19 Mitigation Plan to ensure you and your child can follow the safety guidelines that have been put in place.

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Thank you to Quinn and Wilson for supporting our Escape to Nature program!

If you have any questions regarding our modified Summer Camp program, please email Melissa Eldridge, Director of Public Programs, at

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