June 29–July 1, 2015 and Information for Next Week

This past week was full of fun! On Tuesday, our Jr campers had Bring A Friend to Camp day and an after camp Dance and Pizza Party.

On Wednesday, the Sr campers went to the historic Ambler Movie Theater and watched The Princess Bride.

On Thursday, everyone wore Red, White and Blue. Some of our musicians played patriotic music at flag raising. We ended the day with camper show time and red and blue Rita’s Water Ice.

In nature, we are learning about snakes and spiders. We are fascinated by the array of tarantulas, pythons, and scorpions that are part of our science and nature program.

In art, we have an “organic twist” to our art program this summer. We are making our own paper using grass, leaves, and other natural items. We are also making our own paint.

In music, we are jamming in rock band and jazz band, incorporating so many wonderful instruments and vocals…creating a very cool sound; learning both contemporary and classic music. Some of our piano students are composing original music.

In theater, our junior campers are busy rehearsing for the Little Mermaid and our seniors are rehearsing for Pitch Perfect.

In Movie Production, both junior and senior majors are very involved in writing story boards, shooting footage and editing with our new iPads, and of course acting in their own movies.

In pastry arts, the campers made and decorated animal shaped sugar cookies using professional pastry bags and tips just like the pros!

In sports, we are learning so many fun activities such as corn hole, ladder ball, mat ball, ultimate football and Frisbee, badminton, volleyball, tennis, and archery. We will continue to learn a wide variety of sports and activities throughout the summer.

In dance, we are busy rehearsing some beautifully choreographed routines for Arts Fest.

In Teen Quest, we are busy in our internships around camp, creating our podcasts, and having our first of several interesting guest speakers. Laura Zarrow, Executive Director for Lifelong Learning at the Wharton School at Penn and radio host of Women@Work on Business Radio powered by The Wharton School on Sirius XM 111. Laura ran an innovations tournament with our Teen Quest campers to create a name for their podcast. The podcast will be called “Feel the Burn”.

Our Movie Production counselor, Eric Van Wie, is performing at the Act II Playhouse from July 9-12 in “Fred’s Magic World”. The show is a cross between a magic show and a comedy for all ages. If interested visit www.act2.org .

We have so many more awesome activities here at camp… too many to list this week!

Cell Phones: Cell phones are NOT PERMITTED AT CAMP! Please check to make sure your child does not bring their cell phone to camp. If we see your child with their phone, we will take it and hold it in the office and they can pick it up at the end of the day. Parents, we need your cooperation! 

Housekeeping and Important Dates:

Safety First!

Campers must come to camp with sneakers on every day! Please pack flip flops or sandals to wear to and from the pool.

Please make sure that your camper has a bathing suit with them every day. We are anticipating some very hot days, and therefore it is important that our campers stay cool.

Also, please remember to send your child with sunscreen so they can reapply it throughout the day. If your child needs assistance, please let us know.

What's for Lunch? Not sure what to pack your camper for lunch, yet again? Consider Smart Lunches, a convenient, online, lunch ordering program that caters to busy families needing a variety of options and convenience. You can choose healthy and allergy friendly foods. Visit www.smartlunches.com to sign up and order. Use the coupon code SUMMER2015 to get your free drink every day when you order a full week of lunches. Orders must be placed at least two business days in advance.For a quick overview check out the Smart Lunch page on our website or go to www.smartlunches.com.

July 9:      Sr. Bring a friend to camp and after camp dance and pizza party (Ages 10+, including Teen Quest). See the website for                    more information and permission slips. 
July 10:   Roller Skating at Palace Roller Rink (Northeast Philadelphia) for all campers ages 7 and up including step-up, Teen                         Quest, and apprentices. We will be out of camp during the morning. Skate rental is free unless your child would like                         roller blades. Campers may bring money for food and/or arcade games. We suggest at least $10. Money should be                         sent in an envelope with your child’s name on it. Before care campers should bring their money to the office. Tara will                   collect money from everyone else at morning drop off for safe keeping. Money will be handed out at the rink, we do                       this to prevent campers from losing their money prior to arrival at the rink.  More information will come home with                         your camper early next week. Permission slips are not needed. 

                  Pre-Majors (ages 3-6) will have a Pizza Party during lunch

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 should wear ponytails when swimming. Goggles are optional but advised to protect sensitive eyes. Footwear must be worn from the locker room to the pool.


  • Can’t Get Enough of Burn Brae? Campers are having a blast! Want to stay longer than planned? You can extend your child’s stay up through August 28, and can choose nonconsecutive weeks. For those who use camp transportation, contact us as soon as possible, as space is limited in camp vehicles.Give us a call at 215-657-3388 or email us at burnbraedaycamp@aol.com to make arrangements.

    Parties and Outings at Burn Brae: Let us cater your child’s next birthday party. Let us know your child’s interests and we will build a party that is right for them. We even do pool parties on the weekends!We also do corporate picnics, family outing, scout parties, and more! See the website for more information.

    We are social! Like us on Facebook to view photos. Please share our postings and feel free to tag us in your own postings about camp. We are getting rave reviews from parents of our campers via phone calls and through emails. We would greatly appreciate you posting your positive comments on our Facebook page. Thank you!

    Check out our website every weekend at www.burnbraedaycamp.com. We post updates, permission slips, weekly newsletters, and photos of our campers in their activities at the end of every week.