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Educational Camps for Children

Bugs on the trailBurritt camps for children offer unique day-camp programs for children during school breaks.

Each spring, summer,  and fall we offer day camps for students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade (K-5). Each camp centers upon hands-on learning activities specially designed to explore environmental, historical, scientific and cultural experiences while providing hours of fun. Campers will be divided into age-appropriate groups for each camp, and activities will be designed for each developmental level. Camp hours are from 9:00-2:00, For an additional charge, we offer an extended day option that allows you to drop off your child as early as 7:45 and pick him/her up as late as 5:30. Reservations must be made for camp and extended day. There are no refunds for cancellations made within one week of the camp. Need-based scholarships are available by contacting Alice Kirsch at or 256-512-0148 for assistance.

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Burritt Nature Rangers Summer Camp 2016

 Summer Adventures- 2016

Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each week of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:45 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for each day of extended day is an additional $5/morning only, additional $10/afternoon only, or $15/both morning and afternoon.

Camp Refund Policy-see bottom of page.

Wild about Survival -June 6-10, 2016 

Burritt on the Mountain has teamed up with Fresh Air Family of Birmingham to offer “Wild about Survival”.  We will explore the Burritt wilderness as we track the legendary beast Bigfoot by identifying calls and tracks, reading a map, using a compass, foraging for food and water, as well as learning other survival and safety skills.  This camp is also sponsored by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Officers will stop by each day to talk about dealing with bullies, teach outdoor survival skills, teach gun safety, and even bring the K-9 unit for a visit.  Campers will build a debris shelter, learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, discuss how to spot potential predators, and learn about fire and fire safety.  After this exciting week you will be ready for anything.

Registration deadline: May 31.  $185 (members), $195 (non-members)

Itsy Bitsy Critters –June 13-17 

This camp is for any kid who is crazy about bugs!  Discover weird and fascinating things you never knew about the insect world. Some bugs can be real pests, but other bugs can actually help make our lives and communities better.  It’s a bug’s world at Burritt, and we’ll explore that world through nature hikes, bug hunts and other fact-finding explorations. Come join us for a great adventure of bug-hunting, craft-making, and game-playing. 

Registration deadline:  June 7.  $155 (members), $165 (non-members)

Gross Out Camp – June 20-24

Burritt is proud to announce our partnership with Fresh Air Family as we present Gross Out Camp!  We are excited to host the Birmingham-based group as they bring their special blend of “Ewww!” and “Awesome!” to Huntsville.  We’ll take science out of the textbook and into our hands as we take a closer look at the wonderful and weird things that make up the world around us.  The Burritt staff and Fresh Air Family’s expert teachers will show you the ickiest things to love about biology, chemistry, and environmental science.  The fun experiments, dynamic demonstrations, and plenty of outdoor exploration will show all our campers that gross can be great!

Registration deadline: June 14th, $185 (members), $195 (non-members)

Into the Whimsical Woods - June 27-July 1, 2016

Join us for a fun filled week of exploring the Whimsical Woods at Burritt while learning lots about how things grow.  A real botanist will help us discover what edible and medicinal plants are growing all around us.  We will learn about tree identification and make our own dichotomy key to identify the trees in the Whimsical Woods.  We will also learn about the pharmacy families grew during the 1800’s to help them feel better.  We will do a bit of gardening, plant our own seeds, and make sun prints.  Come ready to learn and play outside.

Registration deadline: June 21. $155 (members) $165 (nonmembers)

Hey Diddle Diddle – July 11-15  

Burritt and HSO’s Symphony School are excited to offer a sixth year of violin camp! This perennial favorite offers campers the opportunity to receive quality instruction in the violin from the Symphony School’s experienced staff, plus the crafts, games, and active fun that Burritt does best. This year we’ll explore folk music traditions from around the world – no previous experience required! Join us for a memorable week with music and fun that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Registration deadline: July 5.  $185 (members), $195 (non-members), $15 weekly violin rental

Pasture to Page, Forest to Fable – July 18-22

Can you look at a rhinoceros and see a unicorn?  What kind of lizard seems most like a dragon?  Come along as we discover the wonderful animals that fill our world – and some of the truly fantastic creatures that they inspired.  Be ready to investigate the barnyard and examine the woods as we learn about the animals that live there.  Bring all your creativity to imagine the origins of the mythical beasts we love to read about.  A week filled with crafts, animal facts, and plenty of outdoor play will leave you ready to dream up some fanciful creatures of your own!

Registration deadline: July 12. $155 (members) $165 (nonmembers)

Best Days of the Year – July 25-29

This year get a double dose of celebration as Burritt brings you a week of holidays!  Come learn more about the special days we look forward to, and find out about the occasions other cultures celebrate.

Why do we have the customs we do? What are some of the most unusual holidays? What is your favorite day of the year? We’ll pack in a year’s worth of fun as we explore these special days with stories, crafts, and games that every child is sure to enjoy.

Registration deadline: July 19. $155 (members) $165 (nonmembers)

Camp Refund Policy

If a camper withdraws from camp after enrolling, a $15 administration fee will be held and the rest of the camp fee will be returned.An additional $50 fee for supplies will be charged if a camper withdraws from camp in the last 2 weeks before the camp. No refund will be given if cancellation is within one week of camp. However, a family may choose to apply the camp fee (minus the administration fee) to another camp if there is space available.

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