Summer Camp Programs

Saplings Full-Day Camps for Ages 6-7

Ages 6-7

9:30am - 4:00pm

Before/After Care available

A full day of excitement, education, and exploration in the outdoors! Each week, lessons and activities build campers' knowledge of natural concepts while games, crafts, hikes, animal encounters, and free-play time to explore make learning tons of fun. Saplings Campers stay onsite, but may visit Highland Elementary's playground and field.

Awesome Adaptations

Instructor: Seasonal Staff

#304       June 15-19 - cancelled

#408       July 20-24

#511        August 24-28


Over time, animals develop special tools that make them unique. These adaptations help them to better survive in their habitat. There are so many adaptations to explore this week!

Bones or No Bones?

Instructor: Seasonal Staff

#306       June 22-26 - cancelled

#411        July 27-31


Our bones help us move, play, and explore, but does every animal have bones? Explore real animal bones and discover live animals with/without backbones!

Hunters and Gatherers

Instructor: Seasonal Staff

#401       June 29-July 2 ($275.00; No camp on July 4th)

#501       August 3-7


Let’s travel back to a time when people lived closely with nature. Build shelters from branches. Explore animal skin clothing. Identify plants and learn hunting techniques. Explore the forest and identify animal tracks. Get ready to jump in the time machine!

Briar Bush, GO!

Instructor: Seasonal Staff

#401        July 6-10

#504        August 10-14


Go from Trainer to Briar Master as you search for animals that call Briar Bush their home. Visit the pond in search of water-types and the sky for flying-types. When you spot a new animal, add it to your Briardex. Then, collect trading cards of each animal!

Fantastic Beasts at Briar Bush

Instructor: Seasonal Staff

#404        July 13-17

#508        August 17-21


Become a wizard-zoologist and discover the fantastic beasts at Briar Bush! Explore the nooks and crannies of the enchanted forest in search of magical creatures and discover what makes these creatures so magical.

Extended Care

Before and After Care are available to Saplings Full-Day campers.

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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