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Asbury Woods Announces Summer Camp Scholarships

Posted Jun 03, 2020


Carissa Snarski
Development & Marketing Director
Phone: (814) 836-6179
Email: csnarski@asburywoods.org

Erie, PA (June 3, 2020) – Asbury Woods is pleased to announce the creation of summer camp scholarships thanks to support from the William & Ethel Hovis Fund of the Erie Community Foundation.

This scholarship program is to provide financial support for families seeking to participate in the Asbury Woods summer camp program. The program is intended for families who could not otherwise afford to provide their child with an Asbury Woods summer camp experience.  Families may apply for financial assistance for one week of camp per child in the household. Camp scholarships will cover 100% of the cost for a week-long camp program.  Scholarships are for the 2020 Summer Camp season only.

Asbury Woods summer camps are infused with nature exploration, play and discovery, STEM experiments, cooperative games, and outdoor recreation. We also offer a selection of nature art themed camps where campers use a variety of artistic media and tools as well as natural objects to create art. Middle school campers will engage in challenging adventures including off-road biking, assisting with the care of the Asbury Woods exhibit animals, and creating nature-based art projects.

For over 40 years, Asbury Woods has been conducting top quality day camps for children in elementary and middle school, and providing leadership opportunities for kids in high school.

Our focus is on providing a meaningful outdoor nature and recreation opportunity for youth in our community while ensuring the upmost attention is given to the health, safety and well-being of campers, their families and our staff. 

As previously released, modification to programming, spacing, cleaning, and camp operations have been enacted to ensure a virus-aware and safe camp experience. For more details on summer camp safety protocols please visit our website.

For more information on summer camp offerings, safety measures, and to apply for a camp scholarship please visit: www.asburywoods.org/camp

Summer Camp Application


The mission of Asbury Woods is to inspire a greater connection to the natural world by protecting, managing and interpreting our property; providing outdoor recreational opportunities; and offering environmental education experiences.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, Asbury Woods manages and maintains 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 87,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.