Asbury Woods Nature Center offers a variety of summer camp options for children from preschool to 8th grade. Providing each child with a positive and educational camp experience is our primary goal. The questions below are ones that parents often have about our camps, but if you do not see an answer to your question, give us a call at (814) 835-5356.
All of our camps for K – 8th grade campers run Monday – Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Preschool camp runs either Monday – Wednesday, Wednesday-Friday or Monday – Friday and begins at 9 am and ends at Noon.
We are now happy to accept online registration.You can also download a printable registration form, which you can mail, along with payment, to: Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd., Erie, PA 16506. We are not able to accept camp registrations over the phone.
With our new online registration system, you will be able to see if a session has been filled. When a session is marked as filled, we are not able to accept additional campers for that session. Thank you for your understanding.
Online camp registrations must be completed 24 hours in advance of the start of the session. Online registration automatically closes after this deadline.
Our preschool camp is available to children who are 4 or 5 years old and have not yet attended Kindergarten. Nature Camp sessions are available to children entering K – 5th grade. Art Camp is open to children entering K - 8th grades. For all camps, campers grade is determined by what grade they are entering into in the Fall.
Children should bring a sack lunch and a drink to every day of camp except Friday. If desired, parents are encouraged to apply bug spray and sunscreen to their children before leaving home. Each child also needs to have a completed emergency contact form and signed behavior contract on file by the first day of camp. Parents of registered campers may download an emergency contact form and behavior contract on our summer camp page. Parents will receive more detailed information about camp activities from their child’s camp educator.
For Preschool and Nature Camps, please bring your child to: Asbury Woods Nature Center at 4105 Asbury Rd., Erie PA, 16506. For Art and Digital Photography Camps, please bring your child to Brown’s Farm Barn, which is located at 5774 Sterrettania Rd., Fairview, PA 16415.
For our preschool camps, we maintain a ratio of one adult for every ten campers. For our camps offered to school-aged children, we maintain a ratio of one adult for every fourteen campers. All camp staff are adults, are professionally trained, and certified in CPR and first aid.
We strive to be inclusive as possible of all campers, within the capacity of our staff and facilities. We are happy to discuss accommodations that your child would need in order to participate in summer camp activities. We encourage parents of a child with a disability to contact us prior to enrolling in camp to discuss their child's specific needs. Regardless of disability or impairment, all children are expected to abide by our Positive Behavior Plan in order to ensure the safety of all campers and to create positive experience for all.
Please contact Kelley Lang, Education and Visitor Services Manager, by email or call (814) 835-5356.