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Awbury Adventures! Summer Camps for Children

Ages 6-13 | Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | June-August 2019

Outside+ Unplugged + Engaged!  Explore Awbury’s 55 acres of woods, pond, farm, field, and our AdventureWoods natural play area.  Hands-on experiences with wilderness skills, diverse ecosystems, and small creatures.  Wildcrafting, foraging, fire building, archery,  cooking, fortbuilding, wide games, water play, arts & crafts – an idyllic summer.  

Scholarships available for children who live in 19138 or 19144 and qualify.  
Please contact Heather Zimmerman at for details.

❦  Get Cooking in the Cope House Kitchen ❦ 

Young chefs get hands-on experience (and great meals)

June 17th – 21st

Ages 9 to 13

Hands-on cooking and baking- focusing on internationally influenced cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients- will delight young chefs. Learn kitchen safety and knife skills, culinary terms and flavor lingo. When not in the kitchen campers will play games, explore the landscape, make new friends, and rollick in the Awbury’s AdventureWoods playscape.

Cooking Camp is sold out

❦  Welcome to Wakanda!  ❦ 

Intisar Hamilton leads a Camp Wakanda craft

June 17th – 21st

Ages 8 to 12

WAKANDA FOREVER!! – Join us for a week long adventure immersed in the people and customs of the River, Mining, Border, Merchant and Jabari tribes. We’ll make art and food, discover the natural wonders of the arboretum, play games and train like the Dora Milaje. This camp is presented in partnership with Colored Girls Museum.

Camp Wakanda is sold out

❦  Camp Katniss  ❦

Campers perfect their camouflaging techniques

June 24th – 28th & July 1st – 5th

(no camp Thursday, July 4th)

Ages 8 to 12

Even if you’re not a fan of the runaway best-selling “Hunger Games” series, this camp will teach you what you need to survive by your wits in the wilderness: it’s two weeks of hands-on survival skills. Intrepid campers will learn archery, fire building, foraging, identifying edible bugs, camouflaging techniques, knot tying, knife skills, water collection, stealth movements, campfire cooking and more! The camp culminates with a team competition to make it to the end of day using your wits for survival. Come prepared for strenuous activity, getting dirty, and eating things you never dreamed of eating!

Camp Katniss is sold out

Click here to be added to the wait list.

❦ Forest Creatures ❦ 

Have fun, build skills, and make friends

June 24th – 28th and July 1st -July 5th

(no camp on Thursday, July 4th)

Ages 6 to 8

Join the fun as we explore the Arboretum looking for native and not-so-native creatures! Through storytelling and imagination, we’ll travel throughout the Arboretum trying to catch fairies, trap gnomes and find inspiration from the animals that call Awbury home.

This camp is sold out.

❦  Ilvermorny Camp for Witches & Wizards 

House teams compete at Quidditch

July 8th – 12th & 15th – 19th

Ages 8 to 12

Does magical blood flow in your veins? If so, you might be a candidate for the Ilvermorny Camp. Come spend two weeks learning the secrets of magic spells, potions, herbology, divination, care of magical creatures, and ancient runes! Play Quidditch, make and eat magical treats, duel other witches and wizards and more!

This camp is sold out.

❦  Nature Foragers  ❦ 

Create and learn in nature

July 29th – August 2nd

Ages 6 to 8

If you like to build, engineer, create, cook and play, then this camp is for you! Each day we will focus on one discipline – music, art, cooking and crafts – and then we will get creative! Campers will forage for supplies and work together and individually to create things made from nature. Some of our creations will be short lived, some will be edible and enjoyed and some will go home with the campers at the end of the week.

$325 for 1 week

❦  Advanced Wilderness Survival Skills  ❦

Campers put their skills to the test during their overnight campout

July 22nd – 26th & July 29th – August 2nd

Ages 10 to 13

Is lighting a one-match fire easy-peasy? Can you recognize edible plants at a glance? Can you build a shelter out of a tarp, a piece of string, and a few sticks? If so, this camp is for you!! Learn advanced wilderness survival skills: building matchless fires, campfire cooking, whittling your own utensils, emergency first aid, and much, much more! Camp will culminate with an overnight campout at the arboretum.

This camp is sold out.

Summer Camp 2019 Registration

Fill out the form below to register your child and pay for Summer Adventures at Awbury Arboretum. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to complete payment - simply choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" after you register. Registering multiple children? Please fill out a new form for each child.

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    >> Registration is NOT COMPLETE until payment has been received through PayPal >> You DO NOT need a PayPal account to complete payment - simply choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" after you register. >> Registering multiple children? Please fill out a new form for each child.