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Awbury Adventures! Summer Camps for Children

Currently the first four weeks of camp have been canceled. The decision to run Ilvermorny and Advanced Wilderness camps will be made by June 25th. Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time.

Ages 6-13 | Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | June 22nd-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.  

Scholarships available – click here for application and full details

❦ Camp Katniss ❦

Two Sessions are being offered this summer:

June 22nd – July 2nd (no camp Friday, July 3rd)

and July 6th – July 17th

Ages 8 to 12

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness, no matter what is thrown at you? Then, like Katniss Everdeen from the bestselling Hunger Games series, you will learn to live by your wits: in two weeks of hands-on survival skills, campers will learn archery, fire building, foraging for natural foods, shelter building, camouflaging and stealth techniques, knot tying, knife skills, water collection, campfire cooking and more! The camp culminates with an all-day team competition to survive by using your wits and skills. Come prepared for strenuous activity, getting dirty, and eating things you never dreamed of eating!

June 22-July 2: $550 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($600 after March 1st)

July 6-17: $600 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($650 after March 1st)

❦ Forest Creatures ❦

June 22th – July 2nd (no camp Friday, July 3rd)

Ages 6-8

Join the fun as we explore the Arboretum looking for native and not-so-native creatures! Through storytelling, games, and crafts we will let our imaginations lead us on daily adventures. During our travels we might meet goats, spot fairies and dragon eggs, get to know some tree creatures or find out what lives in our newly rehabbed wetlands area.

$550 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($600 after March 1st)

❦ Nature Foragers ❦

July 6th – July 17th

Ages 6-8

If you like to build, engineer, create, cook and play, then this camp is for you! The natural world will be our creative inspiration for poetry, music, art, cooking and crafts 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.

$600 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($650 after March 1st)

❦ 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, History of Magic, and Ancient Runes! Play Quidditch, make and eat magical treats, duel other witches and wizards, and investigate magical mysteries. 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)

$625 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($675 after March 1st)

❦ 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! Camp will culminate with an overnight campout at the Arboretum.

$625 for 2 weeks for early registrants ($675 after March 1st)


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