Kid’s Nature Days 2018-2019

*BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!  You must pay in full at the time of registration in order to qualify for a free Kid’s Nature Day.*

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Kid’s Nature Days 2018-2019

October 8th, 2018

November 6th, 2018

November 12th, 2018

December 27th, 2018

December 28th, 2018

January 21st, 2019

February 18th, 2019

April 18th, 2019

                                                                                                                      April 19th, 2019

Why only have camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons?! Our Kid’s Nature Days are scheduled for days when most schools are off.  Each Kid’s Nature Day provides exciting seasonal adventures for your child. Staff and campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps, and marsh in all weather. Some of our favorite past adventures:

  • seeing who can catch the most leaves falling from the trees
  • ice skating on a frozen swamp
  • examining Fairy Shrimp thriving in the Delhaas vernal pools
  • kayaking on the first warm, spring day
  • and more!

Kid’s Nature Days run from 9:00am-4:00pm and are drop-off only.  Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

Pricing: $40/child per day for members; $50.00/child per day for non-members.  Balance must be paid in full at time of registration.
Click here to download registration form.  Please mail form and payment to 1306 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 or bring it into the center.  Please call 215-785-1177 with any questions.

*BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!  You must pay in full at the time of registration in order to qualify for a free Kid’s Nature Day.*


Summer Camp 2019

A nature-based day camp for children ages 4-17

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*New this year: Frog Camp, a camp for teens (ages 13-17)*

Summer Camp at the Silver Lake Nature Center: 

Silver Lake Nature Center’s grounds have about 4.5 miles of trails routed through a variety of habitats, including; Coastal Plain woodlands, lake, marshes, fields, wet meadows, and an unglaciated bog. Our facilities house animals, classrooms, and offices, providing ample space for campers to thrive.

Silver Lake Nature Center’s Summer Camp is divided up into three camps Tadpoles (ages 4-5), Froglets (ages 6-12), and Frogs (ages 13-17).  Frogs are one of the stars here at SLNC, and with all of water we have they are only a hop away. Just like we admire the life cycle of a frog from tadpole, to froglet, to adult frog we also watch our campers grow and succeed over the years as SLNC campers.

Our Camp Features:

  • Camper staff ratio of 1:5
  • College educated, adult counselors
  • Small group sizes
  • Both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Prevent summer learning loss (shh! do not tell the kids)
  • FREE lunch for full-day camps (Froglets and Frogs)

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Tadpole Nature Camp (ages 4-5)

SLNC’s Tadpole Nature Camp for preschool aged children, provides a half day of fun-filled outdoor play and exploration. Our Early Childhood Education Specialist, PattiAnn Cutter, designed this program to increase children’s awareness of and connection to our Natural world.

Tadpole Campers will get to engage in Nature exploration excursions, outdoor games, creative arts, free-play in our “Natural Play Area,” science experiments, being Nature detectives, making new friends, and much more!

4 – 5 year olds* are invited to join us for THREE weeks this summer, from July 8th- 12th ,  July 29th- August 2nd, and August 19th- 23rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

*Must be at least 4 years old and “potty-trained” for Preschool Nature Camp.

Fee per Preschool Camper is $120 per week. ($35 Household Membership is required.)

For more info on the Tadpole Nature Camp, contact PattiAnn Cutter at 267-880-5022 or pacutter@buckscounty.org.

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Froglet Nature Camp (ages 6-12)

Froglet Camp runs for nine weeks from June 24 to August 23, full day from 9 am to 4 pm, with before and after care also available.

Unlike other camps, our day offers structure with plenty of free time and social interactions built-in.  Campers will wake up their bodies and minds during their “Challenge of the Morning”, followed by a morning hike with children their own age.  During choice activities, children of all ages will grow and challenge themselves while having fun (and learning!). Lunch and free time provide campers with unstructured play time to be kids. After free time, campers will help with chores in order to gain responsibility and help to create a sense of place.  Your child will learn and grow as a person without even knowing it!

Our unique camp format ensures that campers will never be bored!  Campers get to choose from 3-5 different activities, twice daily.  While our focus is on nature, we also offer art, cooking, engineering, poetry, and sports!  Our staff is constantly adding more activities from day-to-day and week-to-week, so even campers that attend all 9 weeks of camp will be entertained!

Popular choice activities during the 2018 camp season: kayaking, fishing, watercolors at the lake, natural dyes, healthy cooking, waterfall explorations, wildlife photography, dream catcher weaving, and fire building.

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Please contact Camp Director, Kassandra Archer, with any questions regarding 2019 Summer Camp:

E-mail: kaarcher@buckscounty.org

Phone: (267)880-5024


Frog Nature Camp (ages 13-17)

New this year:  Frog Camp runs for nine weeks from June 24 to August 23, full day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with before and after care also available. Our Frog Camp will run alongside our Froglet Camp but mornings will be spent separately.  Frog Campers will begin their day at our unique Eartship Building.  Separating teens from the younger children in the morning will give counselors and campers more freedom to explore and learn.  Our Frog Campers will get to go on longer hikes, work on more in-depth projects, and learn skills that will help them excel in high school and beyond.

After lunch Frog Campers will integrate with our Froglet Campers for afternoon chores and choice activities. Choice Activities allow campers to choose from 3-5 different activities.  While our focus is on nature, we also offer art, cooking, engineering, poetry, and sports!  Our staff is constantly adding more activities from day-to-day and week-to-week, so even campers that attend all 9 weeks of camp will be entertained!

Popular choice activities during the 2018 camp season: kayaking, fishing, watercolors at the lake, natural dyes, healthy cooking, waterfall explorations, wildlife photography, dream catcher weaving, and fire building.

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Please contact Camp Director, Kassandra Archer, with any questions regarding 2019 Summer Camp:

E-mail: kaarcher@buckscounty.org

Phone: (267)880-5024

 


Counselors in Training (CIT’s)

For young adults (age 15 and up), we offer a volunteer opportunity guaranteed to provide them with invaluable job experience and training.  Whether your child wants to become a teacher, biologist, or architect, volunteering as a CIT is the place to start.  CIT applicants will be required to do an interview and pass a criminal background check and child abuse history clearance (free of charge). 

Chosen CIT’s must commit to at least four weeks of camp (Mon-Fri; 8:30am-4:30pm).  There will be a mandatory training the week before camp, June 18th-21st from 10:00am-4:00pm.  Please complete application and return to Camp Director no later than May 1st, 2019. Interviews will take place throughout May.

Please contact Camp Director, Kassandra Archer, with any questions regarding 2019 Summer Camp:

E-mail: kaarcher@buckscounty.org

Phone: (267)880-5024