July 7 – July 11, 2014 and Information for Next Week

Our happy campers have enjoyed three weeks of camp. It’s hard to believe, but we are already coming up on our 4th week of camp, Arts Fest, and a whole lot more!  Read along for yourself.

Week in Review:

Nearly ninety Juniors and friends took part in this week’s Bring a Friend to Camp Day and Pizza and Dance Party. Thanks for submitting those permission slips on time!  Seniors enjoyed a field trip to Monster Mini Golf this past Thursday.  On Friday, Science and Nature minors and Pre-Majors launched their rockets into a sunny sky, and all campers (even some staff) had a howling good time trick-or-treating around the camp and dressing in costume for Halloween in July.

Looking Ahead:

July 17:     ARTS FEST!  Festivities begin at noon. WEAR CAMP T-SHIRT.
July 18:     ROLLER SKATING PARTY! at the Palace Roller Skating Rink in Philadelphia for Junior and Senior Campers (ages 7 and up). SEND MONEY for Food and Arcade games. (Reco: $15 – $20). CAMPERS MUST WEAR SOCKS.
July 18:     Pre-Majors Dance and Pizza Party!  (Ages 3 –6). Do not pack lunch unless your child does not like pizza.

Staff Spotlight

This week, we are proud to feature artist and third year Art Teacher, Emily Elliott.  Emily teaches painting, drawing, and Project Runway at Burn Brae. During the school year, Emily teaches Art in Philadelphia schools. 

She chose Burn Brae of Creative Arts for her own daughter Fiona, a four year-old Pre-Major, because of the variety of interests she gets exposed to even at her age, including theatre, French, dance, piano, recorder, art, and guitar.

Some camps profess to do art, but at Burn Brae, “we do Art!” says an enthusiastic Emily.  Given the unique opportunity to work more intimately with students in a smaller class setting, Emily gets campers, including the more reluctant artists among them, to apply everyday tools to engage in the creative process and learning, rather than focusing on the end product alone.  Her teaching style emphasizes that there is no prescribed criteria for determining artistic merit, and allows the student instead, to discover their own abilities within the scope and structure of a given project.

Burn Brae is delighted to have Emily Elliott on board, yet again! 

In Other Important News:

Need More of Burn Brae? If you need more weeks of camp, or are interested in Camp Plus (Aug 18 – 29), please give us a call at (215) 657-3388 or email your requests to burnbraedaycamp@aol.com ASAP so we can accommodate you.

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Please Note

  • The weekly Newsletter, News You Can Use! @ Burn Brae Day Camp, as well as Permission Forms and other important camp information are posted to our website each weekend.
  • Many of our buildings are air-conditioned for these hot, summer days!
  • Please label all camper belongings including instruments and cases.
  • Drive slowly as you come in and out of camp each day. The speed limit is 5 mph!
  • Remember to put on sunscreen each morning! Girls with long hair shuld wear ponytails when swimming. Goggles are optional but advised to protect sensitive eyes. Footwear must be worn from the locker room to the pool.


  • Self Drivers: IF YOUR CAMPER WILL BE ABSENT, PLEASE CALL THE CAMP OFFICE BY 8:30 AM. If you use camp transportation, please call your driver by 7:30 AM if your camper will be absent.