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Summer Camp Programs


Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 10-12

Ages 10-12


Our Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 10-12 involve the best of Briar Bush while introducing new adventures to 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. Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 8-9 are not offered the week of July 22-26.

Campers must be age 10-12 at the time of the sessions below in order to participate in Full-Day Travel Camp for Ages 10-12. The five camp themes below repeat twice throughout the summer. Campers cannot be registered for the same theme more than once. Campers registered for more than one week per theme will be removed.

Please call Briar Bush Nature Center at

(215) 887-6603 to be added to the waiting list.

Eco Art

Instructor: Ehren Gross




Wake up your creativity this summer using nature as your inspiration! This week, we'll use nature to create spore prints, Gyotaku "fish printing," natural plant dyes, and more. Join us where art meets nature!

$380.00 | Res: $342.00 | Mem: $304.00*

$475.00 | Res: $427.50 | Mem: $380.00

June 17-18, 20-21* - FULL

July 29-August 2 - FULL

Future Naturalist

Instructor: Kyrstin Schwarz




This week, practice identifying plants and animals along the trails, learn to lead a guided hike with the help of professionals at other parks and nature centers, and spend time improving the habitats at Briar Bush. If you've ever said, “I want to work at Briar Bush!” this camp is for you! 

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

June 24-28 - FULL

August 5-9 - FULL

Habitat Hunters

Instructor: Heidi Malizia




Discover fantastic critters and plants that inhabit the world around us. Stomp in some streams, frolic in the fields and forests, visit local farms, and explore a real cave. Spend fun-filled days uncovering many hidden nooks and crannies both here at Briar Bush and beyond. 

July 1-3* - FULL

August 12-16 - FULL

$300.00 | Res: $270.00 | Mem: $240.00*

$500.00 | Res: $450.00 | Mem: $400.00

Wildlife Biologist

Instructor: Katie Fisk


This week, experience different aspects of Wildlife Biology: 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. Sharpen your observation skills and experience the life of a wildlife biologist!

July 8-12 - FULL

August 19-23 - FULL

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

Take a Hike

Instructor: Briar Bush Educator


Lace your boots and uncover the many wonders of Pennsylvania! Learn how to plan a
hiking trip, read a map, pack a day bag, create a safety plan, and more. Let's find some hidden treasures while exploring Southeast PA. 

July 15-19 - FULL

August 26-30 - FULL

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

$450.00 | Res: $405.00 | Mem: $360.00

Extended Care

Before and After Care are available for Full-Day Campers. Registration for Extended Care is separate from Summer Camp Registration.

Before Care



After Care



If you have any questions, please call Briar Bush Nature Center at (215) 887-6603.

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