Berks Nature
Summer Learning Program: Berks Nature Eco-Camp - Wild Things and Wilderness Survival

Our popular Wild Things Week returns, where campers of all ages will learn how to survive in the wilderness using the bare necessities carried in a backpack. This week will include archery instruction and learning how to fish with a rod and bait, as well as first aid and basic survival skills, and using a compass.

Preschool: Our younger campers will go through obstacle courses in The Nature Play Zone, designed to simulate hiking different areas through the woods. Additionally, we’ll take hikes to learn the importance of staying on the trail, and the natural dangers of hiking, including poison ivy, ticks, bees and other things.

K-4: Campers will learn about trails and trail markings, as well as how to pack basic hiking necessities. We’ll learn archery from a qualified instructor, as well as how to fish with a rod using bait.

5-8: Older campers will take part in longer, extended hikes, allowing them to backpack with supplies. Prior to these hikes, campers will plan out and pack the materials they will need for the hike. Through simulation exercises, this group will explore the wilderness and be faced with situations that may occur on a hike- from basic to more intense.

Special Excursion: French Creek Park. We’ll walk the trails and complete the orienteering course at French Creek on Wednesday, July 31st.

Campers should bring their own lunch. Some snacks are provided.
575 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Eligibility: Preschool and up. Varies per camp.Click here for information
Hours: July 29-August 2nd; 9:00am to 4:00pm; Half-day option: Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 12:00pm. Before and after care available at $25/each, am and pm, per week
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 372-4992 Main
  • (610) 372-2917 Fax
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Click here to register
Fee Amounts: $210/per camper (Preschool)
$235/per camper (K-8 with excursion)
Scholarships are available
Service Contact: Anne Muvdi, Camp Director, 610-372-4992,
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