Professional educators lead small groups of kids in
hands-on nature explorations and outdoor discovery!  

Summer Science Academy features science-based day camp programs for children ages three through 6th grade. If you child enjoys spending time outdoors and learning about about nature, they will love summer camp at the Conservancy! All camps are held at the Conservancy's Brownstone Barn. 

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be made for cancellations after May 31, 2019.  Cancellations on or before May 31 will quality for an 80% refund.


Exploring the East Branch Creek

Single day adventure for students who have completed Kindergarten - 4th grade!

Just can’t get enough of the creek?  Grab your water shoes and head down to the stream with us to learn about plants and animals in the stream community!  Spend the morning with your feet and hands in the water and the afternoon learning about animals who depend on the creek each day. Through active explorations, games, songs, books and crafts, we will take the day to examine this most incredible ecosystem.  

Bring your brown bag lunch and a drink, your extra dry clothes and a towel. 

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $30 Members/$40 Nonmembers

Dates:  Thursday, June 27, 2019 (rain date -June 28)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (rain date - July 3)- This date is full, please choose one of the other dates.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 (rain date - August 23)

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Summer Explorers - The Secret Life of Plants

For students who have completed Kindergarten - 3rd grade

This year all things green take center stage as we investigate the world of plants. What is photosynthesis and why is it so important? What role do plants play in the food chain? We will learn more about wildflowers, trees, vines and bushes and their relationships with local animals. Explorers will take part in experiments, demonstrations, games and more to find about the ‘Zing’ plants add to our lives.

Time:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers

Students who have completed kindergarten or 1st grade (choose one week):
July 8-12, 2019 or
August 5-9, 2019

Students who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade:
 August 12-16, 2019

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Summer Afield -
Whatza’ Watershed?

For students who have completed 4th - 6th grade

We all live in a watershed, yet many don’t know what it is. What is a watershed and why are they important? We will learn what a watershed is, learn more about the Perkiomen Creek watershed, take a journey with a water molecule, wade into a tributary and explore a flood plain! A special field trip will show us how the water we use is cleaned. Students will put their new knowledge to work as they develop their own land use action plan and build it for a presentation on the last day.

New this year- the second session of Summer Afield will be a full day! The morning session will be the same as the June 17-21 week. In the afternoon we will be doing additional activities related to the topic.

Session 1:
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers
Date: June 17-21, 2019

Session 2: New- full day program!
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fee: $200 Members/$240 Non-Members
Dates: July 22-26, 2019

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Green Growing Things

For 3-6 year olds and their favorite adult

Does your 3 to 6 year old like to explore outdoors?  Listen to birds?  Watch curious little animals?  Make friends with green plants?  

This program is full of discovery walks, songs, activities, crafts and stories to learn more about this ‘wonder-filled’ season! 

Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Time: 9:30 -11:00 am
Fee per session: $40 Members/$45 Non-Members
*Pre-registration with payment required.  

We also offer a summer service learning opportunity for students who have completed grades 7-12.  Apply to be a Summer Assistant.

Thank you to Costco Wholesale for supporting Summer Science Academy!