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Summer Camp Programs


Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 8-9

Ages 8-9


Our Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 8-9 involve the best of Briar Bush while introducing new adventures for kids. All camps include travel in Briar Bush vans 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 24-28.

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.

Nature Explorers II

Instructor: Heidi Malizia

June 20-23* - $440.00 | Res: $396.00 | Mem: $352.00 - FULL
July 31-August 4$465.00 | Res: $418.50 | Mem: $372.00 - FULL


Discover the wonders of nature in this adventure-based camp. Look forward to kayaking at Giving Pond, indoor rock climbing, hiking to some local waterways, and hitting the bullseye during archery at Alverthorpe Park!

If the session is full, please call Briar Bush Nature Center at (215) 887-6603 to be added to the waiting list.

Animals All Around II

Instructor: Katie Fisk

June 26-30$435.00 | Res: $391.50 | Mem: $348.00 - FULL
August 7-11$435.00 | Res: $391.50 | Mem: $348.00 - FULL

For this second edition, we'll learn about working animals at Milky Way Farm, as well as wildlife rehabilitation and proper pet care. We'll spend time with our animal ambassadors, aiding in their care, learning about enrichment, and getting some hands-on time with them, too!

Backyard Builders

Instructor: Briar Bush Educator

July 3, 5-7* - $380.00 | Res: $342.00 | Mem: $304.00 - FULL
August 14-18$405.00 | Res: $364.50 | Mem: $324.00 - FULL

Calling all budding engineers, artists, and nature-lovers! Nature provides an endless supply of "loose parts" for creative invention. This week, we'll use natural and recycled materials to create forts, toys, games, and more. We'll also create brick-tacular structures at LEGOLAND!

Primitive Skills

Instructor: Ehren Gross

July 10-14 - $405.00 | Res: $364.50 | Mem: $324.00 - FULL
August 21-25 - $405.00 | Res: $364.50 | Mem: $324.00 - FULL

Look forward to developing the skills of fire-making, shelter-building, and tool-making without the use of modern machinery. We'll take trips to local greenspaces, as well as Churchville Nature Center's Lenape Village, where we'll learn more and improve these primitive skills.

Wild Waterways

Instructor: Briar Bush Educator

July 17-21 - $405.00 | Res: $364.50 | Mem: $324.00 - FULL

August 28-September 1 - $405.00 | Res: $364.50 | Mem: $324.00 - FULL


The heat of the summer is the perfect time to explore local waterways. Come spray, splatter, wade, and wallow while we learn about the importance of water and the creatures that live in it! We'll even visit Tulpehaking Nature Center to determine the health of the local watershed.

Extended Care

Before and After Care are available for Saplings 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 at (215) 887-6603.

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