Camp Descriptions

Tiny Trackers : ages 4-5 (Half Day)

Tiny Trackers : ages 4-5 (Half Day)

June 23 – August 15
9:00 am – 11:30 am Monday-Friday
Total of 8 Weeks Available. Sign up for however many weeks you want!
Pricing: $120 members; $150 non-members
Except June 30 – July 3: $90 members;   $120 non-members

Multiple Week Discount: Register for a minimum of 4 weeks and receive $10 off each additional week.

Camp Themes

June 23 – 27 CAMP IS FULL
Operation Insect

Bugs, butterflies and beetles, add in a few worms, wasps and spiders and you have a recipe for fun! These creepy crawlies can make your heart sing as you discover fascinating bugs that call Tyler home. Explore ponds, look under logs and swing nets through grass as you hunt for bugs of all shapes and sizes.

June 30 – July 3 CAMP IS FULL
Lenape Life

Experience the daily life of Lenape children who lived in our region 1,000 years ago. Learn what the little girls and boys wore, what they ate and how they passed their time. Campers will play Lenape games and explore our wigwam along with making crafts and tasting Lenape food.

July 7 – 11
Totally Terrific Trees! CAMP IS FULL

Explore our fun tree houses this week while learning all about trees! From their leafy branches to their tangled roots, trees provide habitats for plants and animals, give us air to breath, shade to rest in and food for us to eat. Get to know the trees as you roll logs, make applesauce and create leaf prints. You’ll even have the chance to meet a fungi [FUN-GUY] and his mushroom friends.

July 14 – 18 
Pondering H2O CAMP IS FULL

Play, discover and get wonderfully wet this week at Tyler! Adventures include plenty of time exploring our creeks and pond in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs and other friends. We will also have water races, paint with water and learn about the life that depends on water by playing games and doing fun experiments.

July 21 – 25 3 SLOTS LEFT
Flower Frenzy 

How do butterflies, bees and birds help flowers do their job? We will explore Tyler’s vegetable garden, fields and woods looking for flowers. Learn about tall flowers and small flowers, flowers we can eat and flowers that smell good (or bad!). Get your hands dirty in our garden, dissect a flower and grow your own alfalfa sprouts to enjoy on your Friday sandwich.

July 28 – August 1 CAMP IS FULL
Whooooo’s in the woods? 

Animals are everywhere especially in our woods! Discover what animals slither and which ones bound, who lives up in a tree or in a hole in the ground. Learn about food chains as we investigate herbivores and insectivores. We’ll play games, explore the North Woods, make and follow animal tracks and even dissect an owl pellet!

August 4 – 8 CAMP IS FULL
Fun in Nature! 

This week is all about having fun in nature! We will go on berry hunts, explore the arboretum with scavenger hunts, roll down hills, play in the stream and hike to Indian Rock (6 and older). Awaken your natural curiosity, hone your natural intelligence, and learn to feel at home in the woods.

August 11 – 15 
Pondering H2O CAMP IS FULL

Play, discover and get wonderfully wet this week at Tyler! This week’s adventure includes plenty of time exploring our creeks and pond in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs and other friends. We will also have water races, paint with water and learn about the life that depends on water by playing games and doing fun experiments.

Young Explorers ages 5 - 11 (Full Day)

Young Explorers ages 5 – 11 (Full Day)

June 23 – August 15 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
Total of 8 Weeks Available. Sign up for however many weeks you want!
Pricing: $200 members; $230 non-members
Except June 30 – July 3: $160 members;   $190 non-members
Before and After Care available at extra cost.

Multiple Week Discount: Register for a minimum of 4 weeks and receive $10 off each additional week.

Camp Themes 

June 23 – 27
Operation Insect CAMP IS FULL

Bugs, butterflies and beetles, add in a few worms, wasps and spiders and you have a recipe for fun! These creepy crawlies can make your heart sing as you discover fascinating bugs that call Tyler home. Explore ponds, look under logs and swing nets through grass as you hunt for bugs of all shapes and sizes.

June 30 – July 3 ONE SLOT LEFT
Lenape Life 

Experience the daily life of Lenape children who lived in our region 1,000 years ago. Learn what the little girls and boys wore, what they ate and how they passed their time. Campers will play Lenape games and explore our wigwam along with making crafts and tasting Lenape food.

July 7 – 11
Totally Terrific Trees! 6 SLOTS LEFT

Explore our fun tree houses this week while learning all about trees! From their leafy branches to their tangled roots, trees provide habitats for plants and animals, give us air to breath, shade to rest in and food for us to eat. Get to know the trees as you roll logs, make applesauce and create leaf prints. You’ll even have the chance to meet a fungi [FUN-GUY] and his mushroom friends.

July 14 – 18 CAMP IS FULL
Pondering H2O

Play, discover and get wonderfully wet this week at Tyler! Adventures include plenty of time exploring our creeks and pond in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs and other friends. We will also have water races, paint with water and learn about the life that depends on water by playing games and doing fun experiments.

July 21 – 25 CAMP IS FULL
Flower Frenzy

How do butterflies, bees and birds help flowers do their job? We will explore Tyler’s vegetable garden, fields and woods looking for flowers. Learn about tall flowers and small flowers, flowers we can eat and flowers that smell good (or bad!). Get your hands dirty in our garden, dissect a flower and grow your own alfalfa sprouts to enjoy on your Friday sandwich.

July 28 – August 1 CAMP IS FULL
Whooooo’s in the woods?

Animals are everywhere especially in our woods! Discover what animals slither and which ones bound, who lives up in a tree or in a hole in the ground. Learn about food chains as we investigate herbivores and insectivores. We’ll play games, explore the North Woods, make and follow animal tracks and even dissect an owl pellet!

August 4 – 8 CAMP IS FULL
Fun in Nature!

This week is all about having fun in nature! We will go on berry hunts, explore the arboretum with scavenger hunts, roll down hills, play in the stream and hike to Indian Rock (6 and older). Awaken your natural curiosity, hone your natural intelligence, and learn to feel at home in the woods.

August 11 – 15 CAMP IS FULL
Pondering H2O

Play, discover and get wonderfully wet this week at Tyler! This week’s adventure includes plenty of time exploring our creeks and pond in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs and other friends. We will also have water races, paint with water and learn about the life that depends on water by playing games and doing fun experiments.

Young Naturalists: ages 11 – 13 (Full Day with Sleepover and Field Trip)

Young Naturalists: ages 11 – 13 (Full Day with Sleepover and Field Trip)

July 7 – August 15:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
Sign up for however many weeks you want!
Young Naturalist: $270 member; $300 non-member
Before and After Care available at extra cost.

Multiple Week Discount: Register for a minimum of 4 weeks and receive $10 off each additional week.

These camps are designed for older campers who are ready for a more in-depth experience, focusing on extended activities, team building, and off-site adventure. Every Wednesday, campers embark on a field trip to a local destination. On Thursdays, campers will stay for a sleep-over, camping out in tents and enjoying special activities such as stargazing, roasting marshmallows around a camp fire, and exploring the Arboretum after dark. Dinner and breakfast will be provided and Tyler’s historic Barn will serve as an inclement weather back-up.

Camp Themes 

July 7 – 11 CAMP CANCELED
Where Am I? 

Have you ever been lost in the woods and wondered “Where Am I?”  This week you will hone your navigation skills using a map and compass and discover how to interpret signs in nature. Learn how the Lenape got around in the woods, and try your hand at letterboxing.  On Wednesday, travel to Churchville Nature Center and learn the lay of the land!

July 14 – 18 CAMP IS FULL
Pondering H2Osheds

Play, discover and get wonderfully wet this week at Tyler! Adventures include plenty of time exploring our creeks and ponds in search of frogs, crayfish, water bugs and other friends. Learn what watershed you live in and what animals call it home too. On Wednesday, go canoeing down the Brandywine River with the Brandywine Valley Association and participate in water quality testing.

July 21 – 25
Earth, Wind and Fire CAMP IS FULL

What’s at the center of our Solar System? The Sun! The Sun gives light and heat to our planet, plays an important part in food chains, and powers the water cycle.  Create wind boats, rain gauges and a sundial!  You even get to cook a s’more in a solar cooker!  On Wednesday, watch the stars at the planetarium at the Franklin Institute.

 July 28 – August 1 CAMP IS FULL
Art in the Arb

Come and discover the many faces of Mother Nature!  Capture nature’s beauty through painting and drawing, working with clay, crafting with natural materials, and photography. On Wednesday, travel to Longwood Gardens and try your hand at using oil pastels to create original works of art inspired by the garden settings.

 August 4 – 8 SIX SLOTS LEFT
Nature Detectives

Did you know you can be a detective in your own backyard? Join our young citizen scientist detectives to learn how to monitor, record and report Tyler’s natural happenings to studies around the country. On Wednesday, travel to Stroud Water Research Center and get your hands wet with a watershed monitoring citizen science program.

August 11 – 15 CAMP IS FULL
Survivor Tyler

Are you up for the challenge?  Learn basic outdoor survival skills including what to pack for a day hike, what to do in case it starts to thunder and how to start a fire. On Wednesday, travel to Churchville Nature Center and experience the life of the Lenape and learn how they survived without electricity, cars or even grocery stores.


Camp Details

  • Extended childcare is available for Young Explorers and Naturalist campers for an additional fee.
    • Early drop-off is offered from 8 to 9 am
    • After care from 3 to 5 pm.
    • Campers must be pre-registered for this service.
    • Fee: $10 per hour/fraction of an hour, or $60 per week.
    • Payment is due on the first day of the camp session.
  • Multiple Week Discount: Register for a minimum of 4 weeks and receive $10 off each additional week.

Additional information will be sent upon receipt of registration.

Dress for the outdoors as portions of each program are held outside in fields and forests, along streams and at the pond.

Junior Counselor volunteer opportunities are available (minimum age: 15). For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 610-566-9134, x205.

2014 Counselors

Meet the 2014 Summer Camp Counselors! Your kids are in great hands with these experienced counselors who will be teaching and mentoring your young ones during the summer.

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(L-R) Chelsea, Gabriel, Amy, Josh, Rachel, Zade

 

Martha Moore, Camp Director

Ms. Moore serves at Youth Education Coordinator overseeing all public, school, birthdays, and scout youth programs. Ms. Moore has 14 years professional experience in non-formal environmental education. She received her B.S in Environmental Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Tyler Arboretum in December 2007, she worked for The Howard County Conservancy as the Director of Education, did a year of service through AmeriCorp and worked at three other nature centers as an educator. Martha is responsible for enhancing and expanding the youth programs at Tyler Arboretum. This is Martha’s eleventh year as a Camp Director.

Registration

Registration Form

Please call for availability before sending in registration. Thank you!

Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received, and are limited to Tyler members from January 2 – February 17. Registration is open to the public after February 17.

Multiple Week Discount: Register for a minimum of 4 weeks and receive $10 off each additional week.

Registration, by email, mail or brought in to our Visitor Center, should be directed to Joanne Landau, Registrar at ext. 215.

Payment in full, or a $50 deposit per session, must accompany the registration form. If a deposit is submitted, the remainder of the fee is due by June 1. Places cannot be held without payment.

A full refund will be issued for cancellations made before May 1, less a $10 administration fee. A full refund, less a $50 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations made in writing at least 10 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal or absence with less than 10 days notice.

Forms


Questions about registration? Call 610-566-9134 x215
Questions about camps? Call 610-566-9134 x202
Questions about volunteering? Call 610-566-9134 x205

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