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Awbury Adventures! Summer Camps for Children

Ages 8-12, 10-14 | Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | June-August 2018

Camp Ad 2017 (for web) thumbnailOutside+ Unplugged + Engaged!  Explore Awbury’s 55 acres of woods, pond, farm, field, and our new 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.  

Save $ when you register by March 1st!  

Scholarships available for children who live in 19138 or 19144 and qualify.

Four camp experiences to choose from:

Camp Katniss  ❦  June 18th – 22nd & 25th – 29th

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!

$550 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($600 after March 1st) This camp is SOLD OUT

Harry Potter Camp  ❦  July 2nd – 6th & 9th – 13th

(No camp on Wednesday, July 4th)

Ages 8 to 12

Calling all muggle-borns! Come and spend two weeks learning spells, potions, divination, herbology, care of magical creatures, and Quidditch at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, the Hogwarts of North America! We will also be making and eating delicious wizard treats, playing magical games, and facing off against each other in the dueling club.

$550 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($600 after March 1st) This camp is SOLD OUT

Get Cooking in the Cope House Kitchen  ❦  July 16th – 20th

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 new AdventureWoods playscape.

$275 for 1 week for early registrants ($300 after March 1st)

Welcome to Wakanda!  ❦  July 16th – 20th

Ages 8 to 12

Join the Colored Girls Museum as we uncover the hidden treasures of Awbury Arboretum in a week long summer camp adventure based on the groundbreaking Black Panther movie. We’ll span the African continent connecting movie magic to real people and places. Art, robotics, music, dance, customs, food & eco warrior training- Welcome to Wakanda!  Scholarships available – please contact hzimmerman@awbury.org for more information.

$300 for 1 week

Advanced Wilderness Survival Skills  ❦  July 23rd – 27th & July 30th – August 3rd

Ages 10 to 14 or graduates of Camp Katniss

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.

$550 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($600 after March 1st) This camp is SOLD OUT


Summer Camp Registration 2018

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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THANK YOU to our counselors, campers, and their families for a great 2017!

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