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Parent Information

You will find all the information you need for your child to have fun and be comfortable while attending camp at Asbury Woods this summer.

Camp Location and Schedule

Asbury Woods Nature Center has two main facilities where our summer camp programs are taught. 

Junior Naturalists Camp

Junior Naturalist Camp is located at Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd. Erie, PA 16506.  Camp begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Campers who arrive before 8:45 am or are picked up later then 3 pm will be supervised by the Extended Care Educator, and their families will be charged the regular extended care rate.

Pollywog Camp

Pollywog Camp is located at Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Rd., Erie, PA 16506. Preschool camp begins at 9 am and ends at noon. Extended care is not available with this program.

Nature Art Camp

Nature Art Camp is located at Brown's Farm Barn, 5774 Sterretania Rd. 16514.  Nature Art Camp begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Campers who arrive before 8:45 am or are picked up later then 3 pm will be supervised by the Extended Care Educator, and their families will be charged the regular extended care rate.

Mixed Media Mania & Digital Photography Camp

Mixed Media Mania and Digital Photography Camp are located at Brown's Farm Barn at 5774 Sterretania Rd. 16514.  Art camp begins begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm.  Please do not drop off children before 8:45 am.  There is no Extended Care at this location and we want children to be safe and adequately supervised at all times.

What to Bring to Camp

Campers attending full day programs need to bring a sack lunch and drink each day, except for Friday.  Campers attending preschool camp do not need a sack lunch.  Campers should refrain from bringing toys and other special items from home to play with during camp.  Camp educators will direct campers to place those items in their backpack until the camp day is over.

All campers should bring a backpack to camp each day to keep their belongings together. Campers should bring a water bottle to camp each day. Parents should, if desired, apply sunscreen and bug spray to their campers prior to coming to camp each day. Please review the Welcome Letter for the camp your child will be attending. Specific information for your child's camp is contained in the letter. All campers must have a completed Emergency Contact Form on file and a signed Positive Behavior Plan on file by the first day of camp.

Welcome letters

Pollywog Camp

Junior Naturalist Camp

Nature Art Camp

Mixed Media Mania

Digital Photography Camp


What to Wear to Camp

Forms

All campers must have an Emergency Contact Form and a signed Behavior Contract on file. You can download these forms here and bring the completed forms on the first day of camp.  They will also be mailed to you 2 weeks prior to your child's camp session.  Please review the Behavior Contract with your child prior to attending camp.

Emergency Contact Form

Positive Behavior Plan

Extended Care

Extended care is available to campers K - 4th grade who are attending either Junior Naturalist or Nature Art Camp.  There is one flat rate of $35 for extended care.  Morning care runs from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Breakfast is provided to campers attending morning extended care.  Afternoon extended care runs from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  If your child is attending afternoon extended care, you are welcome to provide your child with an additional snack to enjoy during this time.

Day Trip to Buttermilk Falls

Both Nature and Art Camp hike to Walnut Creek and spend one day at Buttermilk Falls during the camp week. All campers need to be dropped off at Brown's Farm Barn, located 5774 Sterrettania Rd.16514, on the day we go to Buttermilk Falls. Usually, we do this activitiy on Wednesday, but this can change due to inclement weather. If a change to the schedule must be made, your child's educator will communicate that on Tuesday. Please see the Buttermilk Falls handout for all the details of what to bring (and NOT bring) on this fun day at the creek.

Buttermilk Falls Handout