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Tiny Trekkers- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: June 20-24

Start the summer off with tiny treks on our property.  Stroll your way to the pond and take a guided canoe ride.  The lazy days of summer are here.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members/ $280 non-members

Hip Hikers-/Wonderous Walkers (Two groups offered this week- Please pick one.) BOTH CAMPS ARE NOW FULL

Age: 6-8
Date: June 20-24

It’s time to stroll into summer and hike our property.  Do you have hip hiking gear?  Bring it along…we’ll have a show and tell and also show you how to be prepared for any hike.   Take a trip to a local park and choose your stroke…either swim with our counselors or practice in a tube.

$205 members/ $280 non-members

Water Wizards- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: June 20-24

Are you skilled in navigating the local waters?  You’ll have a magical time strolling our trails.  Be wise, you could wear yourself out with too much fun.

 $290 members/ $365 non-members

Peaceful Paddlers- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: June 20-24

It’s time to practice your paddling strokes…learn how to canoe on our pond and tube down the Brandywine.  There’s more fun at a local park where you can practice your swim strokes or just plain play.  Had enough water?  Stroll our peaceful property and explore what summer 2022 has in store for you!

$330 members/ $405 non-members

Kindred Kayakers

Age: 12-15
Date: June 20-24

It’s time to let loose…summer is here.  Warm up with a stroll to your kayak.  Take it easy with your “kindred kampers” and explore the 318 acre property at Myrick.  Want more practice with your strokes…maybe ditch your tube and swim down the Brandywine.

$350 members/ $425 non-members

Incredible Inchworms- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: June 27-July 1

Inch your way around our property and observe the critters that crawl here every day.  Learn why they’re not creepy and how to treat them.  Make a replica of your favorite insect and explore how they’re different.  Enjoy a special visit from The “BugMan”!

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members/ $280 non-members

Wonderful Whirligigs- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: June 27-July 1

Whirl your way into the wonderful world of creepy crawlies.  Just what is a creepy crawlie?  Where do they live?  Are some of them good?  Become the guest of our resident creepie crawlies and play alongside them.  Invent and create your own to take home.  Enjoy a special visit from The “BugMan”!

$205 members/ $280 non-members

Daring Dragonflies/Dazzling Damselflies (Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.) DARING DRAGONFLIES IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: June 27-July 1

Prepare to be dazzled with all things crawling at our camp.  Dare to explore for more on your field trip.  Float like a dragonfly as you go tubing down the Brandywine.  Put creepy wrigglers to use as you go fishing.  Enjoy a special visit from The “BugMan”!

$290 members/ $365 non-members

Crawling Crayfish- (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: June 27-July 1

Claw your way down the Brandywine in a canoe…you may just find a crayfish.  What lurks in our fields and streams…do they have 6, 8, or more legs?  Maybe some don’t even have any.  Don’t get bugged out, we’ll crawl our way to more excitement offsite and see if some friends creep into your heart.  Enjoy a special visit from The “BugMan”!

$370 members/ $445 non-members

Shooting Stars

Age: 12-15
Date: June 27-July 1

Learn all 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 while practicing with atlatls, 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 an offsite excursion.

$435 members / $510 non-members

Lenni Lenape- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 5-8

Live like a native, come explore how the Lenape lived all those years ago.  Taste the difference between a pancake and Lenape salpon (frybread).  Make a brush shelter to take a nap in.  Stalk the wild animals and play games to hone your hunting skills.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $115 members / $190 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $155 members / $230 non-members

Colonial Colonists- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-8
Date: July 5-8

Way back when during colonial times, there were little modern conveniences.  How did they do it?  Find out what it took to feed a family and keep a roof over your head.  How did they shower?  Maybe it was at Shaw’s Bridge.

$155 members / $230 non-members

Prairie Pioneers

Age: 9-12
Date: July 5-8

The pioneer days were long ago.  How did they do it?  Learn some of the skills that were used to survive on the open prairie.  Take a trip back in time and find out what innovations made life easier.

$225 members / $300 non-members

Happy Homesteaders (Overnight at Myrick)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 5-8

What’s it like to live in the past?  Do you have what it takes to make a homestead?  Learn how to build shelter, live off the land and BE HAPPY.  Take a trip and be challenged to feed your family.

$250 members / $325 non-members

Puddle Jumpers- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 11-15

Have a jumping good time while exploring all that water has to offer and just how much there is on earth.  Play with water, play in water and even make a mud pie.  End the week with a camp wide slip & slide kickball tournament.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 nonmembers

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members / $280 nonmembers

Creek Stompers/River Rafters (Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.) BOTH CAMPS ARE NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 11-15

Meander your way down to our stream and discover the animals that live there, the plants that grow there, and just what the water has to offer both…or maybe is too much water a problem?  Continue to get drenched playing water games.  Love the water?  Visit a local park to stomp and “raft” in the creek.  End the week with a camp wide slip & slide kickball tournament.

$205 members / $280 non-members

Swamp Busters (Late stay cookout on Thursday)- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 11-15

Explore what our wetlands have to offer as you learn how to protect them.  Not bogged down?  We’ll bust out of here and take a secret field trip.  Get wet and wild as we tube down the Brandywine.  End the week with a camp wide slip & slide kickball tournament. On Thursday, stay until 8 for a cookout!

$310 members / $385 non-members

Wetland Waders-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 11-15

Wade through our wetlands discovering what lives there.  Are streams different from ponds?  Are those different from creeks?  We’ll go wild as we canoe down the Brandywine and take an offsite trip to explore all things wet.  End the week with a camp wide slip & slide kickball tournament.

$350 members / $425 non-members

Tough Mudders

Age: 12-14
Date: July 11-15

How tough are you?  It’s time to get wet and wild with 3 water activities!  Go kayaking, learn how to paddleboard and end the week with a camp wide slip & slide kickball tournament.  Still have more in you?  See who wins the mud sculpture contest.

$355 members / $430 non-members

Counselor in Training

Age: 15
Date: July 11-15

Get a leg up on what it takes to be a camp counselor at BRC.  You will go through a condensed version of the very same training our counselors do.  Two days will be spent “in training”, two will be spent with two different age groups and you get to paddleboard with the 12-14s.  Upon successful completion, CITs will leave with a certificate of achievement.

Put your training to use if you volunteer the week of August  1st  to help with the camp at BRC’s Saalbach Farm (transportation required).  In return, you will receive documented volunteer hours for school.

$355 members / $430 non-members

Green Guardians- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 18-22

Come discover what is green and why on earth it needs to be guarded.  Learn what it’s like to be a hero helping protect wildlife.  What special power will you share with your camp mates?

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members / $280 non-members

Tiny Troopers/Planet Pals (Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.) THESE CAMPS ARE NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 18-22

Become a planet pal among the animals and plants that call BRC home.  Scout around and find out why this habitat needs a hero to protect it from aliens.  Discover just what or who those aliens are.  Have intergalactic fun at a local park.

$205 members / $280 non-members

Myrick Marvels (Late stay cookout on Thursday)- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 18-22

Marvel at the super powers of the great outdoors.  The day will fly as you discover what lurks under rocks, in the ground or above the trees.  Splash and play at a local park.  Take a field trip and see the wonders of another marvelous outdoor space made possible by one of the greatest planet heroes. On Thursday, stay until 8 for a cookout!

$310 members / $385 non-members

Conservation Crusaders

Age: 10-12
Date: July 18-22

Come join our crusade to help save the planet.  Discover how the power of water is harnessed.  Canoe down the Brandywine and compare that to the power of a bigger river.   Conserve some items in your recycling bin and make a priceless piece of art.

$350members / $425 non-members

Kareer Kamp

Age: 12-15
Date: July 18-22

Join us as we explore green “kareers”.  Hear from our very own watershed conservation director.  Find out what it’s like to work at Longwood Gardens.  Discover what it takes to fight wildfires.  Remember those kayak trips?  What’s it like to run a recreational outfitter like Northbrook Canoe?

$350 members / $425 nonmembers

Friendly Frogs- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: July 25-29

Hop through the Myrick Conservation Center and learn about all things animalia.  From wings to hooves to webbed feet…you will hike our property to discover the different types of habitats and animals that live here.  Come learn how different animals eat, move, play and live.  Top off the week with a visit from Hawk Mountain.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members / $280 non-members

Migrating Mammals- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: July 25-29

Migrate through the Myrick Conservation Center and learn about the different habitats of animals.  Do all animals migrate, or maybe they hibernate?  Is it all, some or none?  Come learn how different animals eat, move, play and live.  Go on an adventure to a local farm and top off the week with a visit from Hawk Mountain.

$230 members / $305 non-members

Tenacious Turtles/Leaping Lizards(Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.) THESE CAMPS ARE NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: July 25-29

Leap like a lizard into the Brandywine when you go tubing.  Go on an adventure to a new zoo we’ll be visiting.  Are you as tenacious as an aquatic turtle…hold on for the time of your life as you discover the animals at the Myrick Conservation Center!  Top off the week with a visit from Hawk Mountain.

$290 members / $365 non-members

Willful Walleyes (Overnight at Myrick)-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: July 25-29

Come willing to find magnificent animals.   You may just see a mallard at our pond or find a walleye when fishing.  Find more as you take a leisurely canoe trip.  Compare all those animals to others you encounter on an offsite field trip or on your overnight.  Which ones have similar behaviors, habitats and colors?  Top off the week with a visit from Hawk Mountain.

$375 members / $450 nonmembers

Birds of Prey

Age: 12-15
Date: July 25-29

Birds of a feather flock together…start your week with an exciting field trip to the New Bolton Center.  Discover all the fascinating ways you can work with animals.  Then continue discovering water animals as you go kayaking down the Brandywine.  End the week with a visit from Hawk Mountain.

$350 members / $425 non-members

Whispering Willows- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: August 1-5

Do willows really whisper?  If you listen closely, you’ll hear them tell you about the differences between trees, shrubs, meadows and gardens.  Follow your nose to take a tour of our property’s blooms.  Spend time in our garden sampling the fruits of our harvest.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 nonmembers

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members / $280 nonmembers

Cultivated Cattails- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-8
Date: August 1-5

Are cattails really cultivated?  What about a cats tail? Join us to learn about the many uses of plants, including just how versatile a cattail really is.  You may even take a nap on a bed of cattails.  Come play in our garden and learn about the differences between flowers, fruits and vegetables.  Have an adventure at a local orchard.

$205 members / $280 non-members

Feathery Ferns- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 9-12
Date: August 1-5

Are all plants the same?  Explore the differences between ferns and the vegetables in our garden and the flowers in our fields.  What can you eat?  Do they have other uses?  Take a field trip and find out how potato chips are made.

$350 members / $425 nonmembers

Variegated Vegetables (Overnight at Myrick)

Age: 12-15
Date: August 1-5

Join us on a botanical adventure.  What will you eat?  Take a field trip and find out how potato chips are made.  Wash it all down with a kayak trip down the Brandywine.  Sleepy?  Pitch you tent or hammock and sleep out under the stars…but first, you will need to harvest and cook your dinner over an open fire.

$375 members / $450 non-members

Tour Guides-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 4-5
Date: August 8-12

Take a tour through our amazing natural environment.  Explore what it takes for our animal friends to survive.  Get crafty and make a shelter that will help one of them.  Can you survive in the water?  What about in the woods?  Celebrate the end of our camp season with a campfire and s’mores.

Half Day (9:00AM – 12:00PM) – $145 members / $220 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $205 members / $280 non-members

Fearless Foresters-THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 6-7
Date: August 8-12

Are you fearless enough in a dark forest…learn how to navigate if lost.  Then compare the natural environments of our property and a local park on the Brandywine.  Celebrate the end of our camp season with a campfire and s’mores.

$205 members / $280 non-members

Noteworthy Naturalists/Shelter Builders (Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.) SHELTER BUILDERS IS NOW FULL

Age: 8-9
Date: August 8-12

Ignite your child’s passion for the great outdoors.  Learn skills to become a noteworthy naturalist.  Trek through our 318-acre property and discover how mother nature can help you build a shelter. Celebrate the end of our camp season with a campfire and s’mores.

$290 members / $365 non-members

Adventure Outfitters- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 10-12
Date: August 8-12

Are you outfitted for several adventures?  Join us as we take you on a trek through our 318-acre property to find your canoe.  Make a campsite…whoops you forgot your tent, now what do we do?    Are you ready to take fun to new heights, we’re playing paintball!  Celebrate the end of our camp season with a campfire and s’mores.

$355 members / $430 non-members

Eco Experts- THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL

Age: 12-15
Date: August 8-12

Become an eco expert as you hike the trails and fields at the Myrick Conservation Center.  Can you survive a hike to your kayak?  Have the adventure of a lifetime as you experience the thrill of paintball.  Celebrate the end of our camp season with a campfire and s’mores.

$355 members / $430 nonmembers