Teacher Partners for Summer Camp Startups

The Burlington (NJ) Quaker Center for Conference wishes to partner with school teachers with a good knowledge of local history, science and art to create and run day or overnight summer camp(s) at/from the Center. The camps’ focus could be a single subject or combination of subjects; the length 1-2 weeks; the subjects repeating or reflecting events at nearby venues. Our location is 1 block from the RiverLINE light rail train from which many museums, historical sites and recreational venues are within walking distance. We have a commercial kitchen, hall, recreation room, 88 beds, showers, and more amenities with which to house and foster a camp. We have marketing, logistics and facilities people to develop and run it with you.

We’re located in historic Burlington City, est. 1677, 3 blocks from the Delaware River and 1 block from the Burlington Towne Center RiverLINE rail stop. Our property was acquired in 1692, served as alternate-year site of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and encompasses the 2nd meetingroom built in 1783. Although is situated along the main street in the heart of the City, it is set back from it, buffered by a brick wall, front lawn, covered porch, the thick Meeting House walls, and nestled in a tranquil 1.58 acre space. The burial ground has tens of trees over 50 feet tall. One sycamore is 19′ 2″ in diameter. Lenape Indian Chief Ockanickon is buried beneath it.

In all, the fully wheelchair-accessible facility comprises a ground-floor dining/hall for 120 people, commercial kitchen, boardroom for 15 people, and a personal discussion room for 7 people; a 2-story 1783 meetingroom for 200 people; a 2nd floor 1783 seminar room for 100 people; a 2-floor, 7-room dormitory of 88 twin-sized beds (41 bunks, 6 singles) as well as bathrooms and showers; and a colorful basement recreation room — all under one roof. There is also an elevator, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. Amenities include chairs and tables; cookware and dinnerware; digital projector and screen; podiums, microphones and speakers; and dry erase boards.

The RiverLINE travels north to Trenton or south to Camden with connections to Princeton and Philadelphia, making it possible for day trips north to the Roebling Museum, Old Barracks Museum, William Trent House, NJ State House, NJ State Museum and Planetarium, Waterfront Park (baseball), Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Art Museum, and Morven (former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion), and south to the Adventure Aquarium, Campbell’s Field (baseball), Camden Children’s Garden, Walt Whitman House, Liberty Bell, Independence National Historical Park, DOZENS of museums and events in Philadelphia and much, much more.

Other than history, science and art, the City location and conference amenities at the Center would suit camps for culinary arts, nutrition, wellness, or yoga; magic, movies, improv, or theatre; and foreign languages, creative writing, or general arts, to name a few.

Camps at the Center would be an entrepreneurial pursuit for both parties. Rather than the Center asking for its full rental fees from the new camps, it would take a percentage of the registrations. The more successful the camps, the more both parties benefit. We can assist with research for programming and marketing, graphic design for advertising, ad placement, online registration and payments, background checks for counselors or volunteers, contracting of cooks or caterers, group discounts from venues, assistance from local officials, and emergency maintenance of our facility.

Contact Catherine at 609-387-3875 or Cie@BurlMHCC.org for information.