BVRA SUMMER DAY CAMP will return in the summer of 2018. Registration for next summer will start March 1, 2018.
Lewisburg's most popular day camp was a success this summer with new activities and new field-trips! BVRA Summer Day Camp is the type of camp you remember from your childhood. Campers spend summer days enjoying a variety of outdoor activities including swimming at the community pool, biking on the rail trail, gymnastics, gardening at the Community Garden, yoga and special programs with our community library. Each week along with our regular activities, we have a full day field trip to a local destination.
Play is the primary focus of our unique program. Our talented and trained staff will work hard to provide kids with fun filled days. We hope that every camper is excited to arrive in the morning, and leaves camp happy and exhausted at the end of the day. Our program discorages screen time, and focuses on development of imagination, cooperation, and confidence through outdoor activities.
Summer Day Camp is open to campers ages 5-13 years of age who have completed Kindergarten.
Summer Camp Location
BVRA Summer Day Camp is based out of the Warming House, 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 Children's Play Garden. This cozy bungalow is where we start and end the day. Throughout the day, campers are on the go in our community.
Field Trips, Tours & Daily Trips
At BVRA Summer camp our campers are always on the go. This summer campers will enjoy Yoga and dance lessons at Downtown Dance in downtown Lewisburg, afternoons at the Lewisburg Community Garden, Bowling, Swimming twice/week and movies on the big screen at the Campus Theatre. Overall, campers walk an average of 2 miles when going to their various activities.
In addition, each week campers will board the bus for a fun filled day of adventure. While our 2017 field trip schedule is not entirely confirmed, below is a tentative listing of our scheduled trips. On field trip days the bus will depart from the warming house at 9am and return at 5pm.
June 21—Millbrook Marsh & Penn's Cave
June 28—Suessical the Musical
July 5—Whitaker Center & Capital
July 12—Pioneer Tunnel
July 26—T&D's Cats & Woodward Caves
August 2—Black Moshannon State Park
August 9— Reptiland
August 16—RB Winter Park
2017 Theme: Around the World in 50 Days
New in 2017! BVRA summer camp will have a continuous theme! Each week will be assigned a different area of the globe. Campers will get a passport at the beginning of the summer. We'll kick the summer off with travel tips and passports. And each week campers will participate in fun activities related to a different area of the globe. Some activities will include an Artist of the Week w/ an art project & healthy snack.
Themed weeks will be announced shortly. Check back soon.
What to Bring to Camp
Lunch and a snack in a brown paper bag.
A reusable, labeled water bottle.
Spray Sun Screen, labeled.
Weather appropriate clothing. Hats for sunny days, raincoats and boots on soggy days. Warm clothes for certain field trips.
Comfortable Clothing.Please don't bring: electronics, valuables, other items that might be lost or distract from camp.
BVRA Summer Day Camp is for kids 5-13 years old. 5 year olds must have completed Kindergarten.
Sign up for Full summer (one price for all 10 weeks), Half the summer (5% off for the NEW 5 week option) or weekly options (weekly prices, you choose the week). If a week is full please call the office at 570-524-4774 to be added to the waitlist.
To sign up an additional child or the 5 week summer option, please call the office @ 570.524.4774.
Upon completing your enrollment you will be emailed an enrollment packet. Printed paper copies can be picked up at the BVRA Office. We must receive your child's completed enrollment packet with contact, medical, and other pertinent information completed, before your child may start camp.
Dates and Times
BVRA Summer Camp will start the first full week of summer vacation. Lewisburg Schools are scheduled to let out the week of June 5th. Camp will begin the following Monday, June 12th.
The last week of camp will be the last full week of summer vacation. We are waiting for the official 2016-2017 Lewisburg School calendar but currently the last week of camp is scheduled for the week of August 14th.
Camp runs Monday through Friday and begins each day at 8am. Campers must be picked up by 5:30pm. Campers can be registered for early drop off or late pickup for an additional fee. Call the office at 570-524-4774 to set this up.
Full Summer Rate- 10 weeks: $1,840 (Resident)* / $1,920 (Non-Resident)
Get ten weeks of summer camp for an eight week price!Additional child discount. Siblings from the same household will receive a discount of $60 on each additional child's enrollment fee.5 Week Option- Sign up for five weeks or more of summer camp and receive 5% off your overall enrollment fee.*Resident rates are reserved for those living in East Buffalo Township or Lewisburg Borough. Residents of these municipalities a discount because tax dollars from Lewisburg Borough and East Buffalo Township support the recreation authority.
**To qualify for the additional child fee, you must have at least two children from the same family registered for the specific week you are purchasing.
Please take the following steps to register your child for Summer Camp:
1. Choose one or more of the options below (payment is required at this time) - Discounts will be taken at time of payment.
2. For payment questions please contact the office (570) 524-4774
3. After you register a camp packet will be sent to the email you provided. A paper copy can be picked up at the office.
4. Complete one form per child then return completed forms to the BVRA office (589 Fairground Rd, Suite 3, Lewisburg PA 17837)
5. Once BVRA has received all completed camp form(s) you are officially registered!
6. Please plan on attending camp orientation Sunday, June 4 or Wednesday June 7 from 6-7pm at the Warming House, St. Lawrence and St. Mary Street!
A 50% payment up front is required at the time of registration and to reserve weeks. Remaining balances must be paid in full by June 5, 2017. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover), online or at the BVRA office: 589 Fairground Rd, #3 Lewisburg PA 17837.
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. If this does not occur, the vacancy will be made available to the next subsequent individual on the waiting list.
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 by the Friday one week before the Monday start of a camp week. Later requests will only be refunded if the child’s spot can be filled.
* If a child becomes sick after a camp week has begun, a refund may be available for an extended illness of four or more consecutive days. A doctor's note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation is required. Upon review, participants may receive a full refund for the unused days with the exception of the $25 processing fee.
Registrants wishing to transfer or switch weeks must do so by calling the BVRA office at 570-524-4774. Requests must be received by the Friday before the Monday start of a camp week. Later requests will only be transferred upon approval from the BVRA office.