Summer Camp Programs

Full-Day Camps for Ages 8-9

Ages 8-9

9:30am - 4:00pm

Before/After Care available

Our Full-Day Camps for Ages 8-9 involve the best of Briar Bush while introducing new adventures for kids. All camps include travel in the Briar Bush Van to regional sites relating to the camp theme. All trip fees are included in camp cost.

Reading the Land

Instructor: Katie Fisk

#307       June 22-26 - cancelled

#412       July 27-31


Nature is full of stories, if you know how to read its language. Bite marks on leaves, animal scat, footprints, and changes in plant life give us clues as to what’s going on in the natural world. Campers will improve their nature “literacy” as they learn to read the land.

Backyard Builders

Instructor: Mark Fallon

#310       June 29-July 2 ($300.00; No camp on July 3rd)

#502       August 3-7


Calling all budding engineers, artists, and nature lovers: this camp has something for you! Nature provides an endless supply of “loose parts” for creative invention- wood, stone, etc. This week, we’ll use natural and recycled materials for creating forts, toys, and more.

Lenape Life

Instructor: Ehren Gross

#402       July 6-10

#505       August 10-14


Philadelphia has changed a lot over 400 years. Imagine a time when the Lenni Lenape people were the only ones that lived here. How were their lives similar to or different than our lives today? We’ll experience the Lenape culture in many ways this week from food, clothing, tools, hunting, and playing games.

Nature Explorers II

Instructor: Heidi Malizia

#405        July 13-17

#509        August 17-21


Discover the wonders of nature in this adventure-based camp! We’ll challenge ourselves on the high ropes course at Barn Nature Center, kayak at Giving Pond, explore in Adventure Woods, hike to local watering holes, and practice archery at Alverthorpe Park.

Wet 'n' Wild

Instructor: Karen Foster

#409       July 20-24

#512        August 24-28


Are you ready to make a splash? We’ll spend the week fishing at Green Lane Park, hiking the ravine at the Schuylkill Center, and exploring the Adventure Aquarium. We’ll also spend time stream-stomping and lake-swimming!

Extended Care

Before and After Care are available for Full-Day Campers ages 8-9.

Please register for Before/After Care at the time of camp registration.

Before Care

8:30am - 9:30am


After Care

4:00pm - 5:00pm


If you have any questions,

please call Briar Bush at (215) 887-6603.

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