Summer Camp Programs

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Full-Day Travel Camps for Ages 8-9

Ages 8-9

9:30am - 4:00pm

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.

Please note that camps of the same theme include the same lessons, activities, games and field trips. Be sure to register for only one week of a camp theme.

Nature Explorers I

Instructor: Heidi Malizia
June 21-24*
August 1-5


Get ready to explore nature in all its glory. We’ll kayak, take a pontoon boat ride on the Manasquan Reservoir in New Jersey, learn archery, play Frisbee golf, hike, stream-stomp, and tree-climb at Treehouse World! Let the adventure begin!

$425 | Member Price: $340        FULL

$450 | Member Price: $360        FULL


Call BBNC at (215) 887-6603 to be added to the waiting list for full camps.

Home Grown

Instructor: Will Cameron
June 27-July 1
August 8-12


This week, we're getting back to our roots! Learn about the importance of local farming and composting. Visit a farm and an orchard to discover agriculture, pick fresh fruit, and make your own jam. Come grow with us!

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

Call of the Wild

Instructor: Ehren Gross
July 5-8*
August 15-19


Become one with nature and run wild with the pack as you explore the natural world around you. This week, we'll practice animal calls, identify tracks, camouflage in the forest, and more! It's time to answer the call of the wild!

$375 | Member Price: $300        FULL

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

Animal All Around I

Instructor: Katie Fisk
July 11-15
August 22-26


If you're an animal lover, this camp is for you! At Briar Bush, we'll spend ample time caring for our resident critters and create our own animal presentations. Through field trips, we'll learn about animals in human culture, local wildlife, and the residents of Elmwood Park Zoo. On Friday, parents and siblings are invited to a special camper-led animal program from 4-5pm.

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

Wizards and Lizards​

Instructor: Sabrina Rowe
July 18-22
August 29-September 2


Welcome to Briar Bush's Camp for Wizards and Lizards! We'll begin camp with the basics: house sorting, wand making, playing Quidditch, and creating spell books and feather quills. Then, we'll spend the week attending "classes" like Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions and Charms, Astronomy, and more. Wands at the ready!

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

$400 | Member Price: $320        FULL

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



After Care




If you have any questions,

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