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 OR face shield throughout the duration of the program. Please review the Mitigation Plan for more information.

Briar Bush Nature Center
Summer Camp and COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

 

 

 

 

 

This Mitigation Plan has been approved by the Township of Abington.

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.

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

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

Summer Schedule

July 6-10

#600 Morning Session

#600 Afternoon Session

July 13-17

#601 Morning Session

#601 Afternoon Session

July 20-24

#602 Morning Session

#602 Afternoon Session

July 27-31

#603 Morning Session

#603 Afternoon Session

August 3-7

#604 Morning Session

#604 Afternoon Session

August 10-14

#605 Morning Session

#605 Afternoon Session

August 17-21

#606 Morning Session

#606 Afternoon Session

August 24-28

#607 Morning Session

#607 Afternoon Session

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.

Briar Bush Nature Center values the loyalty of our Summer Camp families. Therefore, we are offering priority registration before opening registration to the public. We will be able to transfer your funds from the original program(s) to the Escape to Nature Camp program(s) and credit/refund the remainder. See the schedule below.

  • Friends of Briar Bush Members – If you are a current FOBB Member and are currently registered for camp, you have priority registration beginning Wednesday, June 17th to Friday, June 19th.

    • You must register between 9am and 5pm via phone so that administrative staff can transfer your current funds to the new program(s).

  • Non-Members – If you are not a current FOBB Member, but are currently registered for camp, your registration period begins Monday, June 22nd to Wednesday, June 24th.

    • You must register between 9am and 5pm via phone so that administrative staff can transfer your current funds to the new program(s).

  • Open/Public Registration – Online registration will become available to the public on Thursday, June 25th.

    • If you are a FOBB Member or Non-Member, currently registered for camp, and want to register during this time, you must call between 9am and 5pm via phone so that administrative staff can transfer your current funds to the new program(s).

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

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