Summer Camps

Summer Like it Should Be!

Audubon's 2020 summer day camps are designed for kids ages 5-18, with the lone exception of our Mini Birding Camp For Adults. Campers explore the outdoors, visit the pond, make crafts, observe birds and other wildlife, and, of course, have lots of fun! This year camps will look at biomimicry, animal adaptations, and how humans got ideas from nature! STEAM programs will be incorporated into the curriculum.

Each session is unique—only the fun stays the same! Choose your location, and then join us for one, two or more sessions—you decide! We want to share nature with everyone, regardless of financial need. Scholarships to our camps are available. Download a camp scholarship application here

Teens 13-18 years old: Audubon-Naturalists-in-Training (ANTS)

Audubon-Naturalists-in-Training (ANTS)

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – June 18

Audubon-Naturalists-in-Training is for teens age 13-18 who love to be outside and work with children. ANTS assist our Outdoor Discovery Camp staff in leading our day camp of nature exploration, trail hikes, games, and crafts for kids ages 5-12. ANTS must attend this 1-day, 4-hour training course (10am to 2 pm), and commit to a total of 30 hours of service during this summer's day camps in June and July. Questions and preferences for which camps you want to help with may be directed to Scott, sdetwiler@aswp.org. ANTs training is eligible for scholarships. Session cost is $50.



6th-8th grade: Middle School StEEm Ecology Camp

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: July 20 - 24

This camp puts the Environment in STEM education. Nature is our classroom as we discover the
streams, meadows and forests of our local watersheds. We will explore design and engineering in nature and look at real-life issues in search of solutions—all with a focus on our local birds, pollinators and other wildlife. We will cap off the week with a visit to Todd Nature Reserve and the Buffalo Creek watershed in Sarver, PA. This camp is suitable for those entering 6th,
7th and 8th grade. This is an all day camp, from 9 am - 3 pm. Students must
provide their own lunches.

Camp cost for members: $275

Camp cost for non-members: $300

5th - 8th grade: Birdz Camp

Birdz Camp

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – June 15-19 

Birding is cool, fun, and the fastest-growing outdoor activity in America. Campers will develop new skills by spending quality time in the field with the correct equipment and with one of our expert guides. Included are guest speakers, visits to Todd Nature Reserve and North Park, and a trip to Moraine State Park to look for Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Cliff Swallows rounding out the week. Each participant will receive a birding field pack complete with binoculars, field guides, & other materials. This is an all day camp, from 9 am - 3 pm. Students must provide their own lunches. 

Camp cost for members: $275
Camp cost for non-members: $300

5th - 8th grade: Wilderness Skills for Survival Camp

Wilderness Skills for Survival

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – June 15-19

Succop Nature Park – July 27-31

Todd Nature Reserve (single day camp) - August 10

These are the skills you need to know now! Learn to recognize the best plants to use when building proper shelters and fires, then build them! Secure your shelter with knots using natural fibers, and cook over an open fire like a pro. Orient yourself with just nature as your guide. This is an all day camp (except at Todd Nature Reserve, which is a single day camp), from 9 am - 3 pm. Students must provide their own lunches. 

Beechwood and Succop camp cost for members: $275
Beechwood and Succop camp cost for non-members: $300

Todd one day camp: $55 member/ $60 nonmember

3rd - 6th grade: Audubon Trailblazers Camp

Audubon Trailblazers

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17

Observe, identify, explore—and make a difference in the world. We will contribute to real-world citizen science by studying butterflies, birds, plants and more. Each week special projects will make our reserves better for plants, animals and people. For kids entering grades 3-6 this fall. Beechwood camp week has a morning (9am-12pm) session and an afternoon (1pm-4pm) session. Get a free bonus hour from 12pm-1pm and chaperoned lunch and recess when you register for a full day. Campers must provide their own lunches.  Camp cost for members: Half Day $125; Full Day $275

Camp cost for non-members: Half Day $150; Full Day $300

K - 2nd grade: Audubon Explorers Camp

Audubon Explorers

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17

Succop Nature Park:  July 20-24 

Jump like a toad, zing like a dragonfly, and sway like a tree! Explore forest, field, and pond for birds and bugs, frogs and foxes. Make nature crafts, play games, and get dirty along the way. Each week features a new and exciting nature theme. Each camp week has a morning (9am-12pm) session and an afternoon (1pm-4pm) session. Get a free bonus hour from 12pm-1pm and chaperoned lunch and recess when you register for a full day. Campers must provide their own lunches. 

Camp cost for members: Half Day $125; Full Day $275
Camp cost for non-members: Half Day $150; Full Day $300

Mini Birding Camp for Adults

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve:  June 5-7

Birding is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activity in America. The primary objective of this camp is for every participant to emerge from the course with a lasting knowledge of and appreciation for birds, particularly the birds of Western Pennsylvania. Campers will develop their birding skills by spending time in the field observing species with one of our expert guides and Master Birder graduates. Included are visits to Todd Nature Reserve June 5th), Moraine State Park (June 6th), and Harrison Hills Park (June 7th). This is an all day camp, from 8am - 4 pm with an hour and a half break for lunch.

Camp cost for members: $75
Camp cost for non-members: $125

Ages 12-17 and Scouts: Merit Badge Camp Sessions

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – June 29, 30, and July 1, 2, 3

Succop Nature Park – July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Want to develop your scouting skills over the summer while earning your Merit Badges? This camp is open to anyone age 12-17, even if you're not a Scout. Topics will include Bird Study, Geocaching (participants must bring a GPS-enabled smart phone or other device), Insect Study, Wilderness Skills, and Environmental Science. Please see MeritBadge.org for details on the material we will cover. Bring a lunch and a blue card. This camp runs from 9AM-3 PM.

You must register for each day independently and you only have to register for the days you want. Cost is $25 per participant, per day.

BEECHWOOD FARMS NATURE RESERVE

Monday: Bird Study; all requirements met

Tuesday: Geocaching (Participants must bring a GPS-enabled smart phone or other device); all requirements met

Wednesday: Insect Study; all requirements met except #9, Raise an insect 

Thursday: Wilderness Survival; all requirements met except #8 stay overnight in your natural shelter

Friday: Environmental Science; all requirements met

SUCCOP NATURE PARK

Monday: Bird Study; all requirements met 

Tuesday: Orienteering; all requirements met except 7, 9, and 10

Wednesday: Soil & Water Conservation; all requirements met

Thursday: Environmental Science; all requirements met

Friday: Wilderness Survival; all requirements met except #8 stay overnight in your natural shelter

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