Summer Camp

Ages 8-12 or 10 to 14  |  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm  |  June-August 2017

Explore Awbury’s 55 acres of woods, pond, farm, and field.  Hands-on experiences with wilderness skills, diverse ecosystems, wildcrafting, foraging, fire-building, cooking, fort-building, wide games, imaginary play,  water play, arts & crafts – an idyllic summer.

$225 to $250 per week before April 1st, $275 to $300.00 per week after April 1st

Scholarships available for children who live in 19138 or 19144 and qualify. Email Heather Zimmerman for scholarship information.

Six themed weeks:

Camp Katniss – sold out

June 26 – July 7, 2017  a two week session for ages 8 to 12 – $450.00 early registration (before April 1st), $550.00 after April 1st

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!

 No camp the day of 4th of July

 Harry Potter Week at Awbury – sold out

July 10 – 14, 2017 for ages 8 to 12 –  $225.00 early registration (before April 1st), $275.00 after April 1st

Awbury’s NEW Harry Potter Camp will give children a chance to spend a week focusing on magic and imaginary play.

The Ilvermony School of Magic Summer Classes; carve your wand, play Quidditch, master potions, duel with spells, be sorted to your house, study the art of divination, and try imported treats all the way from Honeydukes. Immerse yourself in the magic!


Get Cooking in the Cope House Kitchen – sold out

July 17-21, 2017 for ages 10 to 14 –  $250.00 early registration (before April 1st), $300.00 after April 1st

One week immersion in culinary arts.


Experience all this and more during this hands on cooking and baking (and of course eating!) camp featuring recipes from around the world.  

Advanced Wilderness Survival Skills

July 24 – August 4th, 2017 a two week session for ages 10 to 14 – $500.00 early registration (before April 1st), $600.00 after April 1st

The Iron Man challenge of wilderness survival!  Take your wilderness survival skills to the next level. If you have already mastered Camp Katniss and are ready for more join us this week for advanced fire starting, shelter building, archery, whittling, plant identification, first aid and water collection. Includes an overnight at the arboretum.

Questions?  You may reach us by phone at 215-849-2855 x21 or email at

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Summer Camp Registration 2017

Fill out the form below to register your child and pay for Summer Adventures at Awbury Arboretum via credit card. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to complete payment - simply choose "Pay with a debit or credit card or Bill Me Later" after you click "Register" at the end of the registration process. Registering multiple children? Please fill out a new form for each child.

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