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Fairies and Forest Friends-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: June 19-23

Are you drawn to enchanted forests?  Come and peek under rocks and in tree crevices to look for mysterious creatures.  Visit our pond and join our bullfrogs in song.  Build fairy homes and woodland fold out of natural materials and let your imagination run loose into a magical world.  what happens when your creations meet the real animals that live in the Brandywine watershed?  Lets find out together!  A visit from a local zoo-on-wheels on Friday will round out the week.

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Cheeky Chipmunks and Silly Squirrels (Two groups) CHEEKY CHIPMUNKS IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: June 19-23

Ever wonder what all those squirrels are chattering about?  And chipmunks-what are they doing down in their tunnels?  A week of discovery awaits you!  Explore our forests, fields creeks and pond to learn about these animals and more!  Catch a frog, surprise a salamander, greet a turtle and spot a hawk.  See where foxes live and raccoons make mischief.  It will be a great week of outdoor fun, topped off by a special presentation from a traveling zoo.  We are pleased to offer this program to two groups of 6 & 7 year olds this week.  Let us know if you’d like to be a Cheeky Chipmunk or a Silly Squirrel and we will find the perfect nook for you!

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Paws, Claws and Hooves-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: June 19-23

What do tracks tell you about animals?  Can you detect a fox den?  Find an owl pellet?  Spot a buck rub?  Spend a week in the Myrick Conservation Center’s forests and fields, learning all about our local animal neighbors.  The fun doesn’t stop on land, though.  Splash through our creeks and dip into our pond to meet some awesome aquatic animals too!  Scan the skies for our fine feathered friends.  Cool off while tubing down the Brandywine Creek.  Go on a horseback riding adventure and wrap up the week with a special Friday presentation about amazing animals.

$275 members / $340 nonmembers

Squeaks and Tweets-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: June 19-23

From mice hiding in the fields to birds twittering in the trees, the BRC is bursting with animals in their habitats.  Play games, roam our 318 acres and boast to your buddies about the fish you caught.  Canoe down the creek and hop on a horse.  Have an up-close and personal encounter with the animals visiting us from a local zoo.

$300 members / $365 nonmembers

Shooting Stars-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: June 20-23

Learn all of the tips and tricks to become the best marksman or woman! Discover how to safely shoot a bow and arrow, crossbow, air rifle, 22 caliber rifle, and shotgun. Keep the fun going, practicing with atl’atl, slingshots and tomahawk throwing. You’ll visit the Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center to learn how to shoot, trap and skeet. Your expert leader and BRC’s Executive Director Jim Jordan, a certified Hunter Safety and Shooting Instructor with over 20 years of experience, will make sure all campers are safe and supervised while having a blast! All equipment provided; no experience necessary.  Top off the week with a relaxing canoe trip down the Brandywine with Northbrook Canoe Company. NOTE THAT THIS CAMP RUNS FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY.

$325 members / $390 nonmembers

Gettin' Grubby-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: June 26-June 30

Come on up to our garden and see what’s growing!  You’ll get a chance to dig in the soil and get those green thumbs all dirty!  Make mud pies, scoop through the muck in the pond and kick through the leaves on the forest floor.  Create a “dirty” treat that you can eat!  Cool off with arts & crafts in the shade, dance through the sprinklers, and enjoy all that our Gettin’ Grubby summer camp has to offer.

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Muddy Mutants-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: June 26-June 30

What on earth is emerging from the depths?  Come discover your inner mud monster at Myrick!  Seek out each dank and dirty corner of our 318 acres.  We have creeks, fields, shady woods, and a pond all brimming with muddy spots to stomp and splash through.  Compete in our “dirty” snack challenge, slip and slide into a puddle of ooze and explore our dusty trails.  You’ll never forget this messy week!

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Sleuthing for Slime-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: June 26-June 30

It’s summertime, and the living is…dirty!  There’s nothing better than getting grubby with your buddies outside.  Spend the week trekking through our forests and fields and splashing in our pond and creeks.  Search for our mud-loving animal friends.  Dip into the water of the Brandywine as you go tubing with Northbrook Canoe Company.  Visit one of the grossest spots in Chester County for a truly memorable adventure!

$250 members / $315 nonmembers

Slop-Chat (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: June 26-June 30

Your BFFs won’t believe all the cool stuff you’ll get to do at camp this week!  Enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer during these fun-packed days.  Try our our challenge activities, practice your target skills, learn to track animals and take a trip to the dirtiest spot in town.  Grab a partner and a paddle and navigate the Brandywine by canoe.  Bring your tent on Thursday night for an overnight adventure complete with campfire cooking, flashlight tag and mysterious snipe hunting.

$325 members / $390 nonmembers

Insta-grime-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: June 26-June 30

LOL all week long at BRC!  We challenge you to stay clean during this week of getting down and dirty.  Explore every muddy corner on our property.  Creek stomping and pond splashing will be a blast!  Throwing tomahwks and atlatls can’t be beat.  Test your problem-solving skills on our challenge equipment.  You’ll love paddling down the Brandywine Creek with your partner in grime!  Flush out the mysteries of clean water at the stinkiest spot around.  Bring your mountain bike on Friday to hit our dusty trails for an off-road adventure.  Bikes will be provided if needed.

$300 members / $365 nonmember

Outdoor Freedom Tikes

Age: 4-5
Date: July 5-7

Summer camp at its essence!  This three-day mini-camp will let your wild child run free!  Play in the shady woods, catch a frog, make some star-spangled arts & crafts, run through the sprinkler and chase the big kids with your water squirters.  Fresh air and sunshine will smile upon you as you enjoy your outdoor freedom!

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $80 members / $145 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $100 members / $165 nonmembers

Outdoor Freedom Junior-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-8
Date: July 5-7

This three-day mini-camp will let your young patriot experience everything under our beautiful spacious skies.  Make lasting friendships with games, campfires, crafts and water play.  Our campers will have the freedom to discover the trails that the Revolutionary War soldiers took on their way to the Battle of the Brandywine.  Celebrate our country’s birthday with a tribute to the role played by our very own Myrick Conservation Center!

$100 members / $165 nonmembers

Outdoor Freedom Senior-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 9-12
Date: July 5-7

Celebrate this sweet land of liberty by spending these three days outside exploring a local treasure-the Myrick Conservation Center.  You’ll have lots of free time to hike to every corner of our property, go fishing and build campfires.  Imagine how the Revolutionary War soldiers crossed our property, on the eve of our country’s independence.  Get back to the glory of nature with a canoe trip down the historic Brandywine!

$150 members / $215 nonmembers

Wiggly Wonders-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 10-14

Have you ever wondered what’s wigglin’ around the underground?  Here’s your chance to flip over rocks, look under leaves and dig down in the dirt to look for critters!  Spend your week discovering some creepy-crawling natural neighbors!  Will it be a worm. salamander or a tadpole?  Come find out!  Cool off under the sprinklers and get buggy during our special insect presentation.

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Grub Huggers and Flutterbys (Two groups) GRUB HUGGERS IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 10-14

We are pleased to open our Creepy Crawlies week to two groups of 6 & 7 year-olds this summer.  Our Grub Huggers and Flutterbys will get the chance to make arts & crafts, dig and discover living critters on our property and visit our pond and creeks.  Fun and games, slip and sliding and lots of free time outside will be topped off by an insect show to make this a memorable week for our young friends.

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Besties with a Beastie-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 10-14

Make friends with a Creepy Crawly right here at the Myrick Conservation Center during this week of bugs and hugs.  Scope out the best spots for wiggly worms and sneaky salamanders to hide.  Spend time at the pond’s edge, scooping up the tadpoles and discovering the dragonflies.  Take a trip to the University of Delaware and meet a scientist who studies bugs!  Search for underwater insects as you tube down the Brandywine.  Meet some special multi-legged friends up close during your insect show!

$250 members / $315 nonmembers

Selfie with a Spidey-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 10-14

Say cheese!  You’ll be amazed how much fun you’ll have posing for pictures with BRC’s creepy-crawly residents!  Use a worm to catch a fish.  Try to spot a monarch butterfly.  Imitate a praying mantis.  Count the spots on a ladybug beetle.  Take a trip to the University of Delaware to meet a bug scientist and learn about what they do.  Canoe down the Brandywine and search for aquatic insects.

$300 members / $365 nonmembers

Bug Zappers (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: July 10-14

Fasten your seatbelts for a week of adventures exploring all things buggy.  After you’ve discovered all the Creepy Crawlies here, we will zip you over to a local swimming hole to look for them there!  Meet an entomologist at the University of Delaware, and learn about their work.  Find out what bugged the early residents of Hopewell Furnace and greet the bees of a local apiary.  Detect dragonflies as you canoe down the Brandywine, and let the crickets chirp you to sleep at Thursday night’s campout.  Dare your campmate to eat a crunchy mealworm for breakfast during our special insect presentation.

$350 members / $415 nonmembers

Tiny Troopers-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 17-21

Knock Knock.  Who’s there?  It’s BRC’s Tiny Troopers, here to save the day!  Don your cape and learn what it means to be a green superhero!  Meet some local bird rescuers and see how they are helping take care of our flying friends.  You’ll do your part to protect the planet during this fun-filled week of games, recycled crafts, songs and nature!

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Nature Patrol-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 17-21

Calling all superheroes!  We need your help to defend Planet Earth!  Grab your cape, fire up your green reserves and blast off to protect our natural realm.  Use your super powers to test our waters and see if they are healthy.  Fight off plant invaders, and beat the heat by planting native vegetation.  Meet the superheroes of the bird community when a local bird rescue comes to visit.  Battle for the greener good in our ultimate water challenge, and celebrate victory at the end of the week.

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Eco-Defenders-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 17-21

Who is the vilest environmental villain at the Myrick Conservation Center?  Your mission is to seek and battle it out with this dastardly foe.  This assignment will take you down the winding waterways of the Brandywine and to the secrets of the past at a local museum.  Team up with an ally at a local bird rescue in the fight to save the skies.  The cape you design will provide you with the superpowers needed to meet these challenges and more!

$250 members / $315 nonmembers

Wildlife Wolverines (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 17-21

Use your special powers for the greener good this week and share your “mutant healing factor” with Planet Earth!  Protect river wildlife from litter as you paddle down the Brandywine.  Tap into renewable energy as you visit a hydroelectric power plant.  Introduce yourself to the heroes  of the skies when you meet a visiting local bird rescue organization and learn how they are protecting feathered fliers.  You’ll be challenged by eco-friendly games and green activities all week long.  Camp out on Thursday night, and continue the adventures into the evening hours.

$350 members / $415 nonmembers

Earth Avengers-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: July 17-21

Do you have what it takes to protect the planet?  We’ll need your strength, smarts and skills this week to keep it green here at the Myrick Conservation Center!  After you evaluate our property and ensure its health, you will take a few off-site trips to expand your mission.  Start the week off with a tour of a recycling facility that turns fryer oil into fuel and harvest a homegrown snack fit for a wholesome hero.  Patrol the water of the Brandywine Creek by canoe.  Plan for a future of clean energy as you visit a hydroelectric power station.  Dive into a local cave and check out the Earth’s underground wonders.  Learn how a local bird rescue group is take care of injured birds and what you can do to help.  This week of fun and adventure will keep you fighting for Mother Nature!

$350 members / $415 nonmembers

Homes for Gnomes-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 24-28

What makes the best habitat for a tiny creature?  Create special homes for your imaginary friends and then look for the real homes of our Myrick Center Conservation animals.  Visit our garden to pick your own fresh veggies and cook them over a fire you help to build!  Water games, camp songs and fun arts & crafts will make this a wonderful week for you and your friends!

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Bear Essentials-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 24-28

Get back to nature, and enjoy the simplicity of outdoor fun at its essence!  Fresh air, shady woods and cool water will be the backdrop for all the great games and activities we have planned for you this week.  Build a fort, make a campfire, pick a veggie, catch a crayfish and make new friends.  Our hundreds of acres are open for you to discover and explore!

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Forest Rangers-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 24-28

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?  Can you tie a know?  Start a fire?  Cook outside?  Build a shelter?  Come learn all these skills and more this week at BRC!  Practice water safety as you tube down the Brandywine.  Take a trip to a local farm to learn how to grow your own food and live off the land.  Bring your new skills home, and be ready for anything!

$275 members / $340 nonmembers

Greentopia-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 24-28

It’s Survival Week and we challenge you to join us!  Get back to basics and learn what you need to thrive in the wild.  How to find clean water, tie a knot, read a map, build a shelter, use a knife and build a fire are just some of the essential skills you’ll practice!  Navigate the Brandywine Creek by canoe and tour a local farm to experience green living at its finest.

$325 members / $390 nonmembers

Strive to Survive (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: July 24-28

Can you hear the call of the wild?  It’s beckoning you to the Myrick Conservation Center for this week of summer survival adventure!  Learn the tricks of the trade, like how to track animals, start a fire without a match and navigate sans GPS.  You’ll venture by canoe down the Brandywine Creek and challenge yourself with target practice at a local archery academy.  Test your skills on Thursday night as you camp out under the stars.

$350 members / $415 nonmembers

Petite Pebbles-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 31- August 4

Camp songs and rocking adventures are waiting for you at BRC!  Spend the week playing in the shady woods, turning over rocks in the creek, splashing in the pond and making new friends.  Cool off in the sprinklers and on the wet slippery slide.  Games, crafts and a campfire will make this a great summer experience!

Half Day (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM): $110 members / $175 nonmembers
Full Day (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $165 members / $230 nonmembers

Boulder Buddies-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 31- August 4

Rock out with your summer camp friends as you explore the Myrick Conservation Center’s sprawling acres.  Trek through the woods, visit our quarry, stomp across the creeks and sneak a peek at the pond.  Play new games, create fun crafts and learn about our local plants and animals.  Spring through our sprinklers and show off your silly moves on the slippery slide.  Songs around a friendly campfire built by you and your friends will make this a week you’ll never forget!

$165 members / $230 nonmembers

Rock Stars-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 31- August 4

Set the stage for fun with your sense of adventure and playful imagination!  Flop onto a tube, set your dial to “relax” and drift down the Brandywine Creek.  Tune your target skills with slingshots and tomahawks.  March to your own beat through our Lenape Village, skip pebbles across our pond and roll down our grassy slopes.  Take a trip to some local treehouses where you can climb up into the green canopy, and get groovin’ in the grove.

$275 members / $340 nonmembers

Rolling Stones-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 31- August 4

A rolling stone gathers no moss, and neither will you during this fun-filled week at BRC!  We will keep you movin’ and groovin’ in the fresh air each and every day.  Hiking, campfire building, games, target shooting and discovery will give you a summer camp experience you’ll never forget.  Take a trip down the Brandywine by canoe and join us for climbing adventure on the rocks at a local state park.

$300 members / $365 nonmembers

Cliffhangers-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: July 31- August 4

Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging!  A week of rockin’ adventures will challenge you to reach for the stars! Perfect your paddling technique down the Brandywine Creek with Northbrook Canoe Company.  Test your knowledge of local plants, animals, and landscapes on our 318 acres of trails, fields and woods.  Hang out with your friends, try your hand at archery and spend a day climbing the rocks at a local state park.

$300 members / $365 nonmembers