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Summer Camp 2021

Urban Nature Camp at BZBI Early Childhood Education 2021: Open Enrollment Begins Now!

We are excited to announce our 8 week Urban Nature Camp, offering flexible schedules and enrollment options this summer! You can enroll your child for the first session (June 21-July 16), the second session (July 19-August 13), or all eight weeks (June 21-August 13); daily and weekly schedule options and tuition for each session are outlined below for children ages 18 months through 5 years old (your child MUST be at least 18 months of age by their start date).

The summer program is led by a core group of our teachers who are excited to bring a taste of nature to the city through bi-weekly learning themes, all while embracing our Reggio Emilia-inspired, play-based philosophy. We continue to follow COVID-19 related health and safety protocols per the CDC and the Philadelphia Department of Health.

What is Urban Nature Camp all about?

Urban nature camp gives us the opportunity to connect with the outdoors and reap the benefits of being in nature, even in the city. We can investigate nature, immerse ourselves in it, and even enrich our urban surroundings by making our own contributions to nature. This includes experiences such as:

  • Planting and caring for our own urban garden
  • Finding and using natural materials for open-ended and meaningful creative expression and sensory exploration
  • Discovering and valuing the habitat we share with animals and insects in the city
  • Engaging with the weather and the elements and observing how they are impacted by the city environment
  • Lots of time outside exploring the city to find nature on the sidewalks and at Rittenhouse Square Park

We are planning an exciting program around the following bi-weekly themes:

Weeks 1 and 2: Plants, Rocks, and Minerals
Weeks 3 and 4: Insects and Animals
Weeks 5 and 6: STEAM in Nature (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
Weeks 7 and 8: Camping

There are limited spaces available, please reach out to Director of Early Childhood Education, Sara Goldfuss, for more information.