August 4 – August 8, 2014 and Information for Next Week

This week was Olympic Week @BurnBraeDayCamp. Campers enjoyed some friendly competition and showed team spirit while representing their teams, Red (Neverland) and White (Oz) team. Monday’s opening ceremonies kicked off the week in grand style on the field. Daily schedules were adjusted to accommodate team meetings, as well as a range of performances including team songs, cheers, skits, a banner competition and dance presentations for the Grande Finale on Friday.

Stay tuned for pictures from this week’s events which will soon be posted on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

We look forward to another exciting week during Week 8. Take a peek for yourself.

Looking Ahead:

August 14:     Arts Fest II and Family Visitation Day! WEAR CAMP T-SHIRT and NAME TAG. 

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT OFFER: Sign up for Summer 2015 Camp Season and secure 2014 rates, get first pick of classes, and your choice of Burn Brae Day Camp sweatshirt, pants, long sleeve shirt, or camp bag.

August 15:     33rd BURN BRAE CARNIVAL (Inflatable Rides & More!)
August 18:     CAMP PLUS Session One Begins! Two sessions beginning August 18 through 29, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Session Cost: $450 each. Sign up for both weeks to receive a $50 discount ($850 total).

Staff Spotlight


Burn Brae Day Camp is “A Home Away from Home” for Marissa Cylinder, a fifth year dance, and third year creative writing teacher at Burn Brae. Marissa has been dancing since second grade, and currently teaches Tap (her specialty), Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Broadway dance majors, and Modern Dance as a minor. She keeps coming back for more Burn Brae life each summer because of her love for the children and staff, who are like an extension of family.

Marissa graduated from Arcadia with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance & Music. She teaches third grade and conducts an afterschool program for dance in the Morrisville Borough School District of New Jersey during the school year.

Introduced to Burn Brae by a close friend, Marissa found it to be a unique place where she could get to know children on a more individual basis. She enjoys introducing them to new styles of dance, and hearing positive feedback from parents regarding how their children have progressed over time.

Can you believe Marissa choreographs 30 dances each summer? This means she has choreographed well over 150 dances since being at Burn Brae! Marissa clearly enjoys what she does, especially at Burn Brae; it is an outlet for her to express her creativity just as much as it is for her students. She encourages them to chase their own dreams and shoot for the stars.

In Other Important News:

Please give us a call at (215) 657-3388 or email your requests to burnbraedaycamp@aol.com or click to access an enrollment form here.

SUMMER 2015.
Enroll with a deposit of $400 by August 15 to receive current 2014 rates. Register at Arts Fest II on August 14. If you are unable to attend, you may send in your deposit before that date.

BIRTHDAYS at BURN BRAE in SUMMER and BEYOND. Let us cater to you for your child’s next birthday party any time of the year.  Let us know what you need, and we can make it happen.  Professionally staffed, themed parties (Sports, Pool, Ga-Ga, Disney, character, favorite movie, etc.), we aim to please.  Click here for more info.

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.