Escape to Nature: Summer Camp 2021
Half-Day Camps for Ages 4-6
Weekly from June 21-September 3
AM Session: 8:30am-11:30am
PM Session: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Discounts may apply.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
Friends of Briar Bush Members at the Household Level or above receive a 10% discount.
In order to take advantage of discounted fees, your membership must be valid through the last day of your child’s camp(s).
Abington Township residents also receive a 10% discount.
Members who live in Abington Township receive a stacked discount of 20%!
You may purchase or renew a membership at the time of registration to take advantage of early enrollment and discounted fees.
Campers may register for both AM AND PM Sessions during the same week, but the sessions will include the same activities.
Campers must be picked up at the end of the AM Session for lunch, then rescreened at PM drop-off.
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.
To set up an account with our new online registration system, click here.
Nature Art & Music
June 21-25, 2021
Nature will be our inspiration this week as we create music and artwork reflecting the natural world and its inhabitants.
Be sure to pack your imagination and creativity this week!
People of the Past
June 28-July 2, 2021
If you could go back in time would you go? Explore your dreams of time travel and experience what it was like to live in a different year, decade, or even another century! Experience life as a Lenape Native American. Investigate life in the 18th century. Play pirate and search for hidden treasure. Earn the title of Knight as you travel back to medieval times.
All About Animals
July 5-9, 2021
From wild animals to pets, the biggest farm animals to the tiniest flea, animals are all around us every day. We'll explore all the different kinds of animals that live at Briar Bush and beyond!
July 12-16, 2021
If you got lost in the woods, would you know what to do? It's survival of the fittest in this camp as we learn the basics of survival, how to find water, food, shelter, and fire safety.
Wizards & Lizards
July 19-23, 2021
Welcome to Briar Bush’s Camp for Wizards and Lizards! We’ll begin camp with the basics: house sorting, wand making, creating spell books and feather quills. Then, we’ll spend the week in Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions and Charms, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Qidditch. Wands at the ready!
July 26-30, 2021
From forests and fields to streams and ponds, we’ll discover a variety of plants and critters that inhabit the natural world around us! Explore and uncover the many habitats of Briar Bush!
August 2-6, 2021
Nature is full of mysteries and stories, if you know how to read its language. This week, we’ll study bite marks on leaves, animal scat, footprints and tracks, skulls and bones, and more as we investigate, collect, and analyze evidence to help solve some of nature's mysteries!
August 9-13, 2021
This week, campers will become architects using nature as building material. Campers will exercise problem solving skills as they complete daily building challenges. Nature provides us with some of the best tools and resources, so why not use them?
Rooted in Nature
August 16-20, 2021
This week, we’re getting back to our roots! Explore the huge trees of the forest and the tiniest of plant parts. Understand the importance of soil, learn about edible plants, and create your own garden. Discover the importance of plants for animals and humans alike!
Master of the Elements
August 23-27, 2021
Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Do you believe you can master all four elements? Stomp in the stream, dig in the soil, explore the energy of the sun, and feel the summer breeze. Explore the power of these elements as you learn to master them!
August 30-September 3, 2021
Experience first-hand what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist! Each day, experience a different aspect of this profession: examine skulls in mammalogy, master bird watching in ornithology, and learn how to measure the height of trees for dendrology without ever leaving the ground.
If you have any questions regarding our modified Summer Camp program, please call Briar Bush at (215) 887-6603 or email Melissa Eldridge, Director of Public Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.