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Awbury Adventures! Summer Camps for Children

With caution and happiness the Arboretum has decided to run 4 weeks of camp starting in late July. The camps will be half day and will follow covid guidelines as outlined by the city of Philadelphia.

Ages 8-13 | Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM | July 20th-August 14th, 2020

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.  

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2020 IS CLOSED

Scholarships available – click here for application and full details

❦ Ilvermorny Camp for Witchcraft & Wizardry ❦

July 20th – July 31st

Ages 8 to 12

If you are a fan of that famous boy wizard with the scar, this will be the perfect camp for you! Come spend two weeks learning the secrets of magic Spells, Potions, Herbology, Divination, Defense against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, and History of Magic!  Every summer, some new adventure awaits, some new mysterious menace threatens, which only you can overcome! (Familiarity with the book series is a plus, but not required. There will be no spoilers for any child who has not finished reading the series)

$325 for 2 weeks, half-day sessions

❦ Advanced Wilderness Survival Skills ❦

August 3rd – 14th

Ages 10 to 13

Have you moved beyond lighting fires with a match? Can you easily gather the ingredients for a snack from a casual walk through the meadow? Can you throw together a sturdy shelter out of sticks, a tarp, and some vines? If so, this camp is for you! Learn advanced wilderness survival skills: building matchless fires, building a stealth fire, crafting cordage from plants, whittling your own utensils, emergency first aid, orienteering (finding your way with a compass), water filtration, debris hut building, advanced plant foraging, and much, much more! 

$325 for 2 weeks, half-day sessions


Thanks to our campers and counselors for a great Summer 2019!