Summer Day Camps 2019
Ages 5 - 7

 


 

Nature's Superheroes Day Camp (Ages 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 9 a.m. - noon (950-06-17-19)

Uncover the secret identities of incredible plants and animals that have their very own super powers as we explore how super-strength, super-speed, x-ray vision and invisibility all play key roles in the natural world.
  • Create your own superhero persona complete with cape and accessories
  • Choose your superpowers based on the real-life super abilities of animals and plants from around the world
  • Refine your superpowers through games, obstacles, scavenger hunts and more!
  • Save the world with science! Learn how to be a "Superhero for Nature" at home and in your neighborhood
Limit 16, Learning Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies



ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Creation Station Day Camp (age 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, June 24 - 27, 9 a.m. - noon(950-06-24-19)
OR
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 9 a.m. - noon(950-07-08-19)

A not-so-traditional creative summer experience full of variety, fun, and nature-adventures!

  • Discover how unusual art-project materials such as pendulums, potatoes and pine needles can be used to design unique works of art. 
  • Play with color by concocting fizzy mixtures, creating edible paint, and mixing up some magic mud. 
  • Explore the Arboretum gardens and woods together while hunting for items to make fragrant herb potions and a tiny tree houses. 
Limit 16, Learning Center

register

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist
Monday - Thursday, June 24 - 27, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members,
 includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we’ll contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

 

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp (Ages 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 9 a.m. - noon (950-07-15-19)
OR
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - July 25, 9 a.m. - noon (950-07-22-19)

Join in for a wild ride! Based on the celebrated book series, "The Magic School Bus," this camp comes to life with a literary twist and different science-themed adventure each day. While exploring the Arboretum, we'll connect science concepts to the natural world through:

  • Imaginative projects and science experiments
  • Puppet shows, songs, and mud play
  • The use of binoculars, microscopes and other investigative tools
Magic School Bus is a trademark of Scholastic Inc; this camp is inspired by (but not affiliated with) the Magic School Bus books.
Limit 16, Learning Center

register  Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members
, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies 
register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - July 25, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies




Squiggles, Wiggles and Giggles Day Camp (Ages 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1, 9 a.m. - noon (950-07-29-19)

Special Guest: Bruce the Bug Guy
Creepy crawlies are some of the coolest creatures around! Hearts will sing (or buzz) with adventure while searching for bugs, worms and butterflies and find out why these critters play such an important role in the ecosystem.

  • Discover the best places are to observe these animals in action
  • Be part of the fun when Bruce the Bug Guy brings in some buggy guests for an especially up-close and personal encounter
  • Dig even deeper to get the scoop on dirt while exploring what it's made of, where it came from and of course, what type makes the best mud pies!
Limit 16Learning Center
register Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

 

Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp (Ages 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - noon (950-08-05-19)
OR
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon (950-08-12-19)

Special Guest: Live reptiles from The Reptile Experience
Let the Wild Rumpus start! Explore the Arboretum's wonder-filled hidden places while searching for wild things high and low.

  • Bring imaginative nature-play to life through crafts, cooking, games, hikes, and dancing! 
  • Become a wild thing by wallowing in squishy mud and planting wild projects to take home. 
  • Discover the amazing world of animal adaptations, and experience an up-close encounter with real wild things from the The Reptile Experience. 

Where the Wild Things Are is a trademark of Harper Collins Publishers; this camp is inspired by (but not affiliated with) the Where the Wild Things Are book.
Limit 16, Learning Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we’ll contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members
, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies
register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we’ll contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members,
 includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies



ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Garden Harvest Hoopla Day Camp (age 5 - 7)

Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - noon (950-08-19-19)

It's harvest time in the gardens, join in on the excitement! Collect fragrant herbs, delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers, then use the harvest to mix up tasty snacks and create works of art.

  • Investigate garden ecosystems 
  • Join in the fun with imaginative outdoor nature play
  • Bring home goodies from the garden to share with family
Limit 16, Learning Center
Waitlist  Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members
, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

 

 


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