Summer Day Camps 2018
Ages 5 - 7
FOUR-DAY CAMPS

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

Summer Day Camp Party with Dolls or Stuffed Animals (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, June 18 - 21, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-06-18-18)

From creating to playing, baking to making, share the fun of camp with a favorite doll or stuffed animal! Make new friends while on the lookout for tadpoles and treasures, explore the magic of the Arboretum gardens using bits of nature and big imaginations to craft unique accessories for dolls, stuffed animals and campers alike. Take home planting projects, and end the week with a festive tea party using herbs from the garden to make delicious dishes and tasty teas.
NOTE: Bring a doll or stuffed animal to camp each day
Limit 16, Learning Center

register 2 spots left
$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 25 - 28, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-06-25-18)
OR
Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-08-06-18)

Welcome to a not-so-traditional creative summer experience full of variety, fun, and nature-adventures! Discover how unusual art-project materials such as spray bottles, twigs and antacid tabs can be used to design unique works of art. Play with color by concocting fizzy mixtures, chalkboard slime, and a DIY lava lamp. Explore the Arboretum gardens and woods together while hunting for items to make fragrant herb potions and a tiny tree house for an animal creation.
Limit 16, Learning Center

register  Sold out. Add you name to the waitlist 
Creation Station Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members,
includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies 
register

Sold out. Add you name to the waitlist 
Creation Station Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members,
includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies


wild things dolls, credit Minowa Naitoh/Flikr
photo: Minowa Naitoh/Flikr


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

Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-07-09-18)
OR
Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-07-16-18)
Special Guest: Live birds from University of Minnesota Raptor Center

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 UofM's Raptor Center. 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 1 spot just opened!
Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 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
Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 9 a.m. - noon
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

 
composite photo: Jamie/Flikr and Arboretum

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

Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-07-23-18)
OR
Monday - Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-07-30-18)

Join in for a wild ride! Based on the celebrated book series, "The Magic School Bus," this new science camp comes to life with a literary twist and different themed adventures each day. Curiosity will be piqued while conducting science experiments, creating imaginative projects and exploring the Arboretum. Favorite kid activities like puppet shows, songs, and mud play are coupled with the use of binoculars, microscopes and magnifying glasses to look closer at scientific concepts and connections in the natural world. 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 or register for the July 30-August 2 session, below
Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 9 a.m. - noon

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

register Sold out, add your name to the wiatlist
Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 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

Bug Hunters and Dirt Detectives Day Camp (age 5 - 7)
Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-08-13-18)
Special Guest: Exotic insects from Como Park Zoo

Creepy crawlies are some of the coolest creatures around! Hearts will sing (or buzz) with adventure while searching for bugs, worms and butterflies. Discover why these critters play an important role in the ecosystem and where the best places are to observe these animals in action. Investigations continue as Como Zoo brings in some buggy guests, and we 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 16, Learning Center

register  3 spots left
$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 20 - 23, 9 a.m. - noon
(980-08-20-18)

It's harvest time in the gardens, join in on the excitement! Collect fragrant herbs, delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers, then use the harvested goodies to mix up tasty snacks and create works of art. Investigate garden ecosystems to learn whether the bug crawling under that leaf is a pest or valued guest. Use science principles to inspect the wow-worthy insides of fruits and vegetables, take time for imaginative outdoor play, and bring home some beauty from the garden to share with family.
Limit 16, Learning Center

Waitlist  Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$120 members/$138 non-members
, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

 

 


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Kids Programs Summer 2018

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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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Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
          PlantMaker Studio
          NaturePlay for Wee Ones begins June 2018
         
Garden Fun Stops begins June 2018
         
1-Hour Tram begins April 28, 2018
          Guided Walking Tours
begins May 3, 2018
         
StoryTime
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 0-5 with adult
          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    

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Fungi & Mushrooms
         
Trees
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts
          Botanical/Floral Design
         
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine
          Herbs
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Herbs
          
Shinrin-yoku
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
          Birds
          Trees

          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          1-Hour Tram
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings
          
Shinrin-yoku


 

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