Barn Nature Center Summer Camps offer youth the chance to get up close and personal with ourover 60 rescued and re-homed animal residents. During our week-long programs, campers will embark on adventures filled with animals, science, games, arts and crafts and many other fun activities! Campers have the opportunity to become animal caretakers and will learn what it takes to keep our animal friends happy and healthy. They will assist our staff in the daily animal care, bathing, grooming, weighing, handling, and designing enrichment for our animals. We'll play interactive and educational games, work together to complete team building challenges, and even learn how to be an animal educator!
This year we will be hosting 6 weeks of Summer Camps, each with their own theme! See the different options below!
Our Summer Camps are recommended for youths entering grades first though sixth.
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MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNT:For every 3 weeks of camps purchased, we offer a $50 discount off the third week. This can be used for multiple children in a household (for instance, a family with 3 children coming 1 week or 2 children coming 2 weeks) as well as 1 child attending 3 weeks of camp.
All camps run 9:00am-3:00pm Campers must come with a packed lunch, re-usable water bottle and any weather specific needs. Snack will be provided everyday.
SOLD OUT: Veterinarian Camp I
Does your child dream about being a veterinarian? If they want to go into this specialized field to save and care for animals, then this week of summer camp is right for them! Students will investigate the basic biology of the magnificent animal kingdom and gain an understanding of what it takes to step into this profession. They'll discover what is needed to keep animals healthy and strong. Your child will learn bandaging, how to take vitals, animal body composition, the different types of veterinarians, and more! This week also features a special guest speaker, a real veterinarian, who will share their expertise with our campers. Register now to start developing your future veterinarian!
To be held: June 26th - 30th
SOLD OUT: Animal Kingdom
Explore the fascinating world of the Animal Kingdom! Fur, feathers, scales, exoskeletons, eggs, and more! Join us to discover how scientists classify all different types of animals. Campers' eyes will be opened to a whole new world as we investigate animal taxonomy, biomes, predator/prey relationships, and fascinating adaptations through fun, interactive activities, crafts, and hands-on animal interactions. Don't hesitate to enrich your child in the Animal Kingdom today!
To be held: July 17th - 21st
SOLD OUT: Superhero Senses
Sticky like Spiderman! Strong like She-Hulk! Fast like Flash! Flexible like Elastigirl! The animal kingdom is filled with creatures that have superpowers and amazing adaptations that are used to survive in their environments, defeat their predators, and sneak attack their prey, campers will discover all of the unique and fascinating abilities our animals possess, as well as their own senses. Which animals camouflage the best, run the fastest, or smell the strongest? Your child will learn all this through themed activities and crafts, while also enjoying hands-on animal interactions. Don't wait to register your child for the opportunity to explore the Superhero Senses that take place right here at the Barn Nature Center!
The great outdoors has a lot to offer, and the Barn Nature Center is ready to utilize it! Your child will come and challenge themselves to explore the world of nature and all it has to offer. This camp provides the opportunity to understand basic survival needs right in the safety of Doylestown. Campers will not only develop personal survival skills, but will also learn the key components of animal/wildlife survival. We welcome campers with any range of experience to participate in activities such as fire starting, identification of plants, venturing on a Bug Hunt, examining animal tracks and scat, and more all while gaining an appreciation for nature. Register them today and give them a week of enjoy the great outdoors!
To be held: July 10th - 14th
SOLD OUT: Zookeeper Camp
Being a zookeeper is a profession many children dream about. Here at the Barn Nature Center, that dream can start today with our Zookeeper Camp! Campers will be immersed into the world of zoo keeping as they learn how to care for exotic animal species from around the world. This week your child will discover what it takes to be a zookeeper through hands-on interactive experiences in animal care, designing exhibits, animal training, enrichment, and they will end the week with their own Keeper Talks. This week also features a visit from a professional zookeeper! If you have an aspiring zookeeper in your home, this is the perfect camp. Register now to ensure your child's spot as a Zookeeper-in-Training at the Barn Nature Center!
To be held: July 31st - August 4th
SOLD OUT: Veterinarian Camp II
It's the final week of camp, Vet Week II! Whether your child joined us for Vet Week I or is here for the first time, this camp is a great fit for individuals who love and/or want to pursue a career as a Veterinarian. Campers get the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a vet through hands-on activities and crafts. The focus this week will be on learning suturing techniques, how to use syringes as if administering medications, animal biology and physiology, and more This week also features a special guest speaker, a real veterinarian, who will share their expertise with your camper. Register now for our final week of camp to give your child a thrilling last week of summer!
Campers have the opportunity to learn what it takes to properly care for pets at home, as well as animals in a zoo or facility, by learning about nutrition, enrichment, and professional animal husbandry.
Our campers indulge in the beauty and wonder of nature learning about Ecosystems, Habitats, and their own back yard.
Our Team Building challenges empower youth to develop communication skills, trust, confidence and work together as a cohesive group.
Please Note: All camp dates, times, and prices are subject to change due to enrollment.
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Barn Nature Center 1283 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 Phone: 445-205-0793