WELCOME TO THE 2022 CAMP SEASON

ALL GROUPS ARE FULL. Please add your child to the [Waitlist](https://forms.gle/fmyv9ZqdEe356p7R6). Many circumstances change and we may be able to accomodate many on the waitlist, but we will not know you need a spot unless you add your child. It is time-stamped.

What is Miss Betty's Day Camp Sunshine and fresh air. Freedom to explore art and nature. Swimming in the cool, clear Pickering Creek. Fun and games with friends or relaxing in the shade. That’s the idyllic beauty of Miss Betty's Day Camp.

We welcome CURRENT 1st through 6th Graders as Campers. We cannot accept kindergarten students at this time because we are so full. Please make sure that you edit the profile for returning campers to select the correct CURRENT grade level.

7th graders are eligible for the volunteer Peace Corps. 8th graders and older to can apply for our Counselor and Staff Positions.

Camp will run Mondays through Fridays, June 20th-July 29th, from 9am-3pm. (Closed July 4th).

Please see our Tuition page for Rates, Refund Policies and Financial Support.


Message from the Director

Dear Camp Families,

On this cold, snowy day I am sitting here dreaming of hot summer days by the creek at Miss Betty’s. I am very excited and honored to be the new Director of Miss Betty’s Day Camp and join you there this summer.

Miss Betty’s Day Camp has been a special place for me since my childhood, and now as a parent. I am indebted to Matty and Cathy for welcoming my children as campers over the last several years and giving them summers filled with wonderful activities, friends and explorations. I am delighted to work closely with Cathy at the Charlestown Playhouse, and now at MBDC. I am in touch with Matty often, and he will always have a special home at camp.

There are so many camp activities - playing in the creek, hammering in the woodshop, friendship bracelets, bombardment, and cookouts - that have remained the same over the years even as the world around us has changed. Part of what drew me back to Miss Betty’s in a leadership role is the opportunity to keep this environment of vibrant outdoor play accessible and relevant for all children today. Time to be outdoors and with friends is more important than ever. I hope that Miss Betty’s is a place for your child to reset and recharge after a busy school year by connecting with good friends, choosing creative activities that fit their interests, and engaging the natural world in the creek and meadow.

Our camp is built on the premise that we are a community that plays and works together. This is why we ask for your help during the pre-camp Work Party to get our facilities ready, and welcome other contributions of time, skills and materials. It is also why we offer financial support - if your children or children you know are a good fit for camp but cannot afford it or need to make a payment plan, please reach out to us directly.

Being a community also entails responsibility for each other’s health and well-being. We are a camp grounded in respect and kindness. We are also focused on providing a safe experience. We will make decisions regarding masking and vaccinations to the best of our abilities, following Chester County Health Department and CDC guidance. It will be up to all of us to be respectful in light of any challenging situations that Covid may bring. We certainly hope and expect that camp will be as “normal” as possible this summer.

I have already heard from quite a number of families who write about their children’s magical summers at Miss Betty’s Day Camp. I am so happy that Miss Betty’s is a place of joy for your children.

I look forward to getting to know you and your family this summer! Warmly,

Allegra

Address
Pickering Grove Park
Route 113 (between Yellow Springs and Pikeland Road)
Chester Springs, PA 19425

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Miss Betty’s Camp is grateful to West Pikeland Township for leasing us the Pickering Grove Park and to French And Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust for holding the Easement on the property.