BVRA Summer Day Camp 2021

BVRA Summer Camp

Explore,,, Discover... Play... Experience... Summer!

At BVRA, we strive to offer a unique summer camp experience that your child will love.  This summer, we are bringing back all of our campers' favorite activities, like: gardening, swimming at the community pool, and enriching art and science activities.

Our goal is for every camper to feel excited when arriving in the morning, and leave camp happy and exhausted at the end of the day.  Our program discourages screen time, and focuses on development of imagination, cooperation, and confidence through outdoor activities.  For this reason, electronic devices are not allowed at camp.  

New names, same camp environment!

BVRA is happy to announce that camps will be hosted at the BVRA Nature Studio (Formerly known as the Warming House) and the Emerald Drake Play Garden - A place where Little Dragons learn to Fly!  (Formerly Nature's Cool Play Garden).  Emerald Drake means Little Green DragonWhat a better name for our ferocious Little Dragons in Lewisburg! 

 

CAMPS FOR EVERYONE!

BVRA NATURE EXPLORER'S - MINI DAY CAMPS

Mini Day Camp is for children ages 3-5 years old.  These kids love to explore!  The kids must be potty-trained.  Weekly camp is from Monday through Thursday in the Emerald Drake Play Garden from 9 am - NoonEnrollment is limited to six kids.  Parent drop-off is permitted.   Weekly Themes mirror the BVRA Adventure Camp.

BVRA  ADVENTURERS -  FULL DAY CAMPS

Summer Day Camp is open to campers ages 5-11 years of age who have completed Kindergarten and are moving into first grade through starting sixth grade.  Adventurers enjoy or seek adventure! Camp is from Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Parents will do drop off from the car again this year.  Counselors will greet the campers and escort them inside the campground.

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

This year, BVRA is introducing a junior leadership program for kids in the community from ages 12-15.  More information to come.  Call the office if you are interested.

 

Summer Camp Location

BVRA Summer Day Camp is based out of the Warming House/BVRA Nature Studio, located at 205 Saint Lawrence Street. This prime location gives campers access to the Lewisburg Recreation Park, Skate Park, the Lewisburg Community Pool, the Rail Trail, and the many other resources used for camp. This cozy bungalow is where we start and end the day. Throughout the day, campers are on the go in our community.

Daily Adventures

At BVRA Summer Camp, our kids are always on the go. This summer campers, will enjoy afternoons at the Warming House/BVRA Nature Studio, Emerald Drake Play Garden, Lewisburg Community Pool (at least twice a week), and the St. Mary's Street Playground.  There will be guest speakers and presentations each week related to nature and recreation.

What to Bring to Camp

  • Lunch and snacks.  Let counselors know if there are any dietary restrictions. At times, camp will provide special snacks
  • A reusable, labeled water bottle
  • Beach towel for lunch time and at the pool
  • Mist/Spray Sunscreen and Hand Sanitizer - labeled with child's name
  • Weather appropriate clothing. Hats for sunny days, raincoats and boots on soggy days, warm clothes for certain field trips, etc.  We will be outside
  • Sturdy Shoes are Required.  Flipflops will only be allowed at the swimming pool
  • PLEASE PREPARE YOUR CHILD APPROPRIATELY FOR ALL WEATHER
  • Comfortable Clothing (a change of clothing is recommended)
  • Masks (required COVID safe protocols will be in place)
  • Bathing Suits on Pool Days
  • Don’t Bring: electronics, valuables, or other items that might be lost or distract from camp

Dates and Times

Camp will begin Monday, June 21st. The last day of camp will be Friday, August 13th. Camp runs Monday through Friday and begins each day at 8:30 am. Campers must be picked up between 4:30 and 4:45 pm 

Discounts

Additional Child Discount:

Siblings from the same household who register for two or more of the same weeks of camp will receive a discount of 10% off their total camp 

You need to call the office 570 524-4774 to receive the multi-week-multi-child discount.

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*Full Summer Camp Enrollment (8 weeks) - 10% discount does not apply to full summer enrollment which is already discounted  

*The Brazilian Soccer Camp in not included in this discount option.    (*information coming soon*)

*Resident rates are reserved for those living in East Buffalo Township or Lewisburg Borough. Residents of these municipalities pay tax dollars to support the Recreation Authority.

Registration Information and Payment Information

Spaces fill quickly!  Avoid the wait-list and register early.  Maximum enrollment is 30 campers per week.

To register your child for Summer Camp:

    1. Log into your account and add the full summer, or the individual weeks that suit your family.
    2. Have a problem logging on or making an account?  Call the office at 570-524-4774.
    3. You can pay online or over the phone with a credit card. Full payment is required with online registration.
    4. You can pay in person with check or cash at the BVRA main office. (This option is still discouraged if possible during COVID).
    5. If you sign up for 6 or more weeks of camp or sign up for the entire summer camp, you are eligible for a 50% deposit that is required at the time of registration.  You must register through the office for this service.  Call the office at 570-524-4774.  The remaining balance will be due July 16, 2021.
    6. After you complete registration a receipt will be sent to your email.
    7. Before the start of camp, you will be emailed a camp packet.  This packet will contain everything you need to know about summer camp, as well as a variety of forms that will need completed NO LATER THAN one week prior to camp starts.
    8. One per child and return it to BVRA.  Forms can be emailed to bvraprograms@bvrec.org or mailed to the office at 815 Market Street, Suite 182 Lewisburg PA 17837. 
    9. We have a camp orientation for new parents of new campers before the start of camp.  June 17, 2021 at 6 pm at the Warming House/BVRA Nature Studio, 205 Saint Lawrence Street Lewisburg, PA 17837

Waiver and Additional Information

In order for your child to participate in Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority camps, we require a packet of information, including a COVID Waiver,  Photo Waiver, Emergency Contact Form, Code of Conduct, and Parent Release Form to be completed and returned one (1) week prior to your camp start.  Your child cannot attend camp without the completed paperwork packet.  Please click the link below, print, complete, and return to us.

Information Packet Click Here

Waiting List For Full Camps

If a specific week of camp enrollment is full, additional requests for space will be placed on a waiting list with priority based on the order in which completed enrollment forms are received. If a vacancy occurs, the individual at the top of the waiting list will be given until 5:00 p.m. on the following business day in order to accept the vacancy and pay any fees that are due. After that, the vacancy will be made available to the next subsequent individual on the waiting list.

Refund Policy

Weeks are fully refundable minus a $25.00 fee for each refund transaction (if you return multiple weeks at once, you will only be charged $25.00).  Refund requests must be received one week in advance of the start of camp. 

Refunds for medical reasons must be accompanied by a physician’s note and shall be considered on a case by case basis. In instances where a refund will be issued the refund total shall take into account any days of activity already attended.

Register soon! Spaces are limited!

Camp starts Monday, June 21st and runs through Friday, August 13th. (August 12th for Mini Camp)
The full summer price reflects that there are only 8 weeks of summer camp.

PRICING:

  • BVRA Mini Day Camp - Monday - Thursday - weekly rates - Resident $125; Non-resident $140.
  • BVRA Mini Day Camp Full 8 week session - 8 weeks for the price of 7 - Resident $875; Non-resident $980.
  • BVRA Summer Day Camp - Monday - Friday - weekly rates - Resident $245; Non-resident $260.
  • BVRA Summer Day Camp Full 8 week session - 8 weeks for the price of 7 - Resident $1,715; Non-resident $1,820.
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Activity

Age

Days

Date/Time/Location

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Full Summer and Mini Day Camp
 8 weeks for the price of 7!

 

6-11

 

3-5

M-F

 

M-TH

Adventurers

6/21/2021 - 8/13/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

6/21/2021 - 8/12/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 1
June 21 - June 25, 2021

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL & PRIMATIVE SKILLS

An introduction to wilderness survival preparation and response: be prepared, building shelters, making fire and more...

5-11

 

3-5

M-F

 

M-TH

Adventurers

6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

6/21/2021 - 6/24/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 2
June 28 - July 2, 2021

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Follow the footprints of local wildlife to learn about the habitats, homes, and adaptations of native mammals, birds, and more...

 

5-11

 

3-5

M-F

 

M-TH

Adventurers

6/28/2021 - 7/2/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

6/21/2021 - 7/1/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 3
July 5 - July 9, 2021

WATER WORKS

Bring your squirt gun, swimsuit, and water shoes and be prepared to get WET while we explore water in its many forms through experiments, games, and team activities that teach why water is important

5-11

 

3-5

M-F

 

M-TH

Adventurers

7/5/2021 - 7/9/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

7/5/2021 - 7/8/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 4
July 12 - July 16, 2021

FUN IN THE GARDEN

Discover the benefits of sustainable gardening practices including composting, gardening with worms, and cooking with fresh ingredients

5-11

 

3-5

M-F

 

M-TH

Adventurers

7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

7/12/2021 - 7/15/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 5
July 19 - July 23, 2021

GET MOVING - FEET, FLIGHT, AND FITNESS

Explore biodiversity within the animal kingdom and gain an appreciation for evolution through adaptation.

5-11

 

3-5

 

M-F

 

M-TH

 

Adventurers

7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

7/19/2021 - 7/22/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 6
July 26 - July 30, 2021

INTO THE WOODS

Earn your Junior Forest Stewardship Award and learn about local plants and wildlife while hiking and exploring the BVRA West Field Trail.

5-11

 

3-5

 

M-F

 

M-TH

 

Adventurers

7/26/2021 - 7/30/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

7/26/2021 - 7/29/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 7
August 2 - August 6, 2021

CRACKING THE CRIME

Become a wildlife investigator and hone investigation skills through activities that develop observation, record keeping, and memorization skills while solving a wildlife mystery.

5-11

 

 

3-5

M-F

 

 

M-TH

Adventurers

8/2/2021 -8/6/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

8/2/2021 - 8/5/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*
BVRA Summer Day Camp: Week 8
August 9 - August13, 2021

GET ENERGIZED

Campers will explore energy and motion while using solar energy to roast smores, constructing mini machines, and building a model vehicle.

5-11

 

 

3-5

 

M-F

 

 

M-TH

 

Adventurers

8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Nature Explorers

8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

See Fees Above*