General Information, Summer 2024

Miss Betty's Day Camp is based on the concept of free play in a safe, inclusive and engaging environment. Campers choose their own activities from what is offered in the specialty tents or by their tent group counselors. The staff and camper's creativity and ideas are encouraged.

The counselors create a welcoming tent group by offering tent group activities, eating lunch together, and going to the creek, specialty tents or special events together. However, friends or siblings in different groups can also easily spend time together. Daily activities include playing in the creek, woodshop, arts and crafts, clay, nature exploration, bombardment (a popular game for some campers, similar to dodgeball), board games, capture the flag and similar games, and other "good old-fashioned fun". There is also a weekly cookout for lunch, and an all-camp "theater" gathering each Friday afternoon.

The children who enjoy camp the most are comfortable being outdoors in the heat (or other weather) and do not mind getting messy. While we have many options for both quiet children and gregarious ones, we only have outdoor spaces. We also need all campers to be able to follow rules designed to keep them and others safe, including staying with a counselor at all times and being respectful of other people and property.


Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, July 26. Week 1: June 17 -21 (open on Juneteenth) Week 2: June 24-28 Week 3: July 1-5 (open on July 4th) Week 4: July 8-12 Week 5: July 15-19 Week 6: July 22- 26 (half day Friday)

Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuition: $275 per week or $1,500 for 6 weeks (Please see the Tuition page for more payment/registration/refund information).

Work Party: $100 deposit is required at registration. $100 Deposit will only be returned to families attending the work party (Please see the Work Party page for dates and times).

Camper Ages: All children who have finished 1st - 6th grade are welcome to attend! Register your child using the grade they will have COMPLETED in June 2024.

Location: Pickering Grove Park, RT 113 in Chester Springs, PA across from Hallman's General Store.

What to bring: Each child should bring a lunch with plenty of water, a towel and creek shoes that will not slip off. (Old sneakers are the best. Flip flops are not allowed). They should arrive wearing their bathing suit if they plan on going in the creek. Please mark children's belongings with their name and be prepared to get messy!

Camp Director: Allegra Churchill