Summer Youth Programs
ONLINE CATALOG

 

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Summer Day Camps

For ages 5 - 11
Unique nature-themed experiences

Arboretum campers make new friends and explore science concepts while discovering the wonder of the natural world in a fun, hands-on setting. 

 

Summer Weekly Children's Garden

For ages 5 - 13
Ten weekly sessions

Pairs of gardeners will share the bounty and responsibility of a kid-sized plot of vegetables and flowers throughout the summer!

 

Groups (12 or more students)

Suggested ages 6 - 10
Learning in groups can be fun!

Enjoy a 1-hour enrichment experience with your class or a group of friends! Get extra hands-on scien-terrific fun during an Arboretum visit.

 

   
    2018 Kids Summer Programs
Calendar at a Glance

 

To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone.

Summer Program FAQs
Review the helpful FAQ page!

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email:
 ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy
For the following Summer Kids Programs:
Registration fees include a $25 non-refundable deposit
 • Ages 5-7 Day Camps • Ages 7-11 Day Camps (excluding Friday Favorites) • Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
REFUNDS
Refunds less a $25 non-refundable deposit will be given for those cancelling 30 days or more before the start of camp. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 30 days or more before the start of camp with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date

For the following Summer Kids Programs:
• Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Friday Favorites* • PeaPods for Preschoolers • Intergeneration TogetherTime

REFUNDS
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be given for those cancelling two weeks or more prior to class date. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 2 weeks or more before the start of the program with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date


Browse Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
           PlantMaker Studio
         Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
          Ages 5-7 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Fridays*
          Ages 5-10 Groups: Summer Field Trips
          Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training Program     

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Pruning Essentials
          Floral Design
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
          Pollinator Summit 2017
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Floral Design
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
          Digital Editing & Organization
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine: Making, Tasting & Appreciation
Healthy Living through Nature
          Healthy Living
Nature Appreciation
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          NBT Classes, Programs, Events
Book Club
          Book Club

 


 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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