Escape to Nature: Summer Camp 2021


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 and COVID-19

Briar Bush Nature Center understands the importance of nature play and scientific discovery in a child’s development. Our modified Escape to Nature: Summer Camp program 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: Summer Camps are offered weekly from June 21-September 3.

Click the photos below to view our Summer Camp offerings by age-group.

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Half-Day Camps for Ages 4-6

$275 / session

Discounts may apply.

Full-Day Camps for Ages 6-12

$375 / session

Discounts may apply.


Members-Only Registration begins on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9am for Friends of Briar Bush Members at the Household Level or above.

Non-Member Registration begins Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9am.

  • If you would like to purchase a membership to access priority registration, click here to learn how or click the button below.

  • If you decide to purchase a membership at the time of registration, you must add the membership to your cart before adding Summer Camp programs.

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Discounts may apply. Click the photos above for details.

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.

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