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Mud Monsters (CM)

Age: 6-7
Date: June 12-16
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Get wet & muddy at Chandler Mill Nature Preserve as you explore mud.  Enjoy making mud sculptures, painting with mud and playing mud games.  Too dirty?  You can rinse off in the Red Clay Creek.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Soil Scientists (CM)

Age: 8-9
Date: June 12-16
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Get down and dirty at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve as you discover how important soil is.  It’s not just for mud pies.  Become a scientist as you explore how to filter water with soil or how soil can affect plants and animals.  Clean off as you go tubing down the Brandywine Creek.

$325 members / $400 non-members

Tiny Trekkers (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: June 26-30
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $235 members/ $310 non-members

WILD Wanderers (CM)

Age: 4-5
Date: June 26-30
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Get WILD at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve and Wonder, Investigate, Learn and Discover all its beauty as you wander the property exploring nature’s great curiosities.

Half Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Hip Hikers/Wonderous Walkers (MC) (Two groups offered this week- Please pick one.)

Age: 6-7
Date: June 26-30
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$235 members/ $310 non-members

Water Wizards (MC) (cookout)

Age: 8-9
Date: June 26-30
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

 $355 members/ $430 non-members

Peaceful Paddlers (MC)

Age: 10-12
Date: June 26-30
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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!

$385 members/ $460 non-members

Topsides (CM)

Age: 10-12
Date: June 26-30
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Take a hike at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve to start your summer off…enjoy your lunch in one of the many nooks and crannies of this great preserve.  As you go canoeing, can you stay above the waterline?  Visit another preserve and compare the differences in habitats.

$340 members / $415 non-members

Shooting Stars (MC)

Age: 12-15
Date: June 26-30
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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, tomahawk throwing and 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.

$450members / $525 non-members

Incredible Inchworms (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 5-7
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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) – $100 members / $175 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $140 members/ $215 non-members

Wonderful Whirligigs (MC)

Age: 6-7
Date: July 5-7
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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”!

$140 members/ $215 non-members

Wriggly Worms (CM)

Age: 6-7
Date: July 5-7
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Discover the creepie crawlies that call the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve home.  Use our worm viewer to discover the secret life of worms.  Enjoy a visit from “The Bug Man.”

$140 members / $215 non-members

Daring Dragonflies (MC)

Age: 8-9
Date: July 5-7
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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”!

$195 members/ $270 non-members

Slithering Snakes (CM)

Age: 8-9
Date: July 5-7
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Slither your way through the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve and discover all the creepy crawlies that live there.  Have a splash and go tubing down the Brandywine Creek.  If you’re lucky, you’ll see a beaver slither through the water! Enjoy a special visit from the “Bug Man!”

$195 members / $215 non-members

Crawling Crayfish (MC)

Age: 10-12
Date: July 5-7
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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”!

$230 members/ $305 non-members

Fabulous Fireflies (MC)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 5-7
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Light up your holiday week the natural way. Explore the many creepy and slithering residents of Myrick. If you’re not creeped out enought, come see what “The Bugman” has to share. It will be a bioluminescent week!

$230 members / $305 non-members

Lenni Lenape (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 10-14
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Prairie Pioneers (MC)

Age: 6-8
Date: July 10-14
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$265 members / $340 non-members

Colonial Colonists (MC) (cookout)

Age: 9-12
Date: July 10-14
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$410 members / $485 non-members

Happy Homesteaders (MC)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 10-14
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$390 members / $465 non-members

Puddle Jumpers (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 17-21
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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) – $165 members / $240 nonmembers

Full Day (9:00AM – 3:00PM) – $235 members / $310 nonmembers

Dew Drops (CM)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 17-21
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Trickle on through Chandler Mill Nature Preserve’s wetlands and discover all the benefits of water…it’s not just for cooling off on a hot summer day!  Enjoy extra water play in the Red Clay Creek.

Half Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Creek Stompers/River Rafters (MC) (Two groups offered this week. Please pick one.)

Age: 6-7
Date: July 17-21
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Swamp Busters (MC) (cookout)

Age: 8-9
Date: July 17-21
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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!

$355 members / $430 non-members

Wetland Waders (MC)

Age: 10-12
Date: July 17-21
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$340 members / $415 non-members

Mysterious Marshes (CM)

Age: 10-12
Date: July 17-21
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Discover the mysteries at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve.  Can you find a marsh?  Who lives there?  Go canoeing down the Brandywine Creek and test your fishing skills.

$340 members / $415 non-members

Tough Mudders (MC)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 17-21
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$390 members / $465 non-members

Tour Guides (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 24-28
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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?

Half Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Fearless Foresters (MC)

Age: 6-7
Date: July 24-28
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Are you fearless enough in a dark forest…learn how to navigate if lost.  Then compare the natural environments of the Myrick Conservation Center and a local park on the Brandywine Creek.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Tinder Bundles (CM)

Age: 6-7
Date: July 24-28
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Go on an adventure at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve.  Discover how to make tinder bundles from natural items and use those bundles of joy to start your own campfire and roast some marshmallows.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Noteworthy Naturalists

Age: 8-9
Date: July 24-28
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Ignite your child’s passion for the great outdoors.  Learn skills to become a noteworthy naturalist.  Trek through the Myrick Conservation Center’s 318-acre property and discover how mother nature can help you build a shelter.  Go on a secret adventure.

$375 members / $450 non-members

Storm Chasers (CM)

Age: 8-9
Date: July 24-28
Location: Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Have an adventure at the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve with all the activities planned this week.  Create your own shelter and see if you can survive a storm!  Need more?  Go on a field trip and go tubing down the Brandywine Creek.

$375 members / $450 non-members

Adventure Outfitters (MC) (overnight)

Age: 10-12
Date: July 24-28
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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!  Spend the night on Thursday.  Can you survive a competition with the 12 – 15s?

$420 members / $495 non-members

Eco Experts (MC) (overnight)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 24-28
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.  Spend the night on Thursday and be challenged in a whole new way.

$420 members / $495 non-members

Whispering Willows (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: July 31- August 4
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Cultivated Cattails (MC)

Age: 6-8
Date: July 31- August 4
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$295 members / $370 non-members

Feathery Ferns (MC)

Age: 9-12
Date: July 31- August 4
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.

$380 members / $455 non-members

Variegated Vegetables (MC) (cookout)

Age: 12-15
Date: July 31- August 4
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Join us on a new botanical adventure.  Take a field trip and discover the wonders of a hidden gem.  Enjoy a kayak trip down the Brandywine.  Enjoy harvesting a portion of your dinner and cooking it over an open fire.

$410 members / $485 non-members

Friendly Frogs (MC)

Age: 4-5
Date: August 7-11
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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 Jungle John.

Half Day (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – $165 members / $240 non-members

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – $235 members / $310 non-members

Migrating Mammals (MC)

Age: 6-7
Date: August 7-11
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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 Jungle John.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Tenacious Turtles and Leaping Lizards (MC) (Two groups offered this week- Please pick one.)

Age: 9-12
Date: August 7-11
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Leap like a lizard into the Brandywine Creek when you go tubing.  Go on an adventure to a zoo.  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 Jungle John.

$320 members / $395 non-members

Willful Walleyes (MC)

Age: 10-12
Date: August 7-11
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

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.  Which ones have similar behaviors, habitats, and colors?  Top off the week with a visit from Jungle John.

$390 members / $465 non-members

Birds of Prey (MC)

Age: 12-15
Date: August 7-11
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Birds of a feather flock together…start your week with an exciting field trip taking care of and riding horses.  Discover all the fascinating ways you can work with animals.  Then continue discovering water animals as you go kayaking down the Brandywine Creek.  End the week with a visit from Jungle John.

$390 members / $465 non-members

Tiny Troopers (MC)

Age: 6-7
Date: August 14-18
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Become a planet pal among the animals and plants that call the Myrick Conservation Center 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.

$235 members / $310 non-members

Myrick Marvels (MC)

Age: 8-9
Date: August 14-18
Location: Myrick Conservation Center

Discover the superpowers of the great outdoors.  The day will fly as you discover what lurks under rocks, in the ground or above the trees.  Head out on a tubing trip down the Brandywine Creek.  Take a field trip to marvel at the wonders at a science & nature museum.

$320 members / $395 non-members