Summer Day Camps 2017
Ages 5 - 7


Garden Gatherers Day Camp
Wednesday - Friday, August 16 - 18, 9 a.m. - noon

It's harvest time in the gardens! Use science principles to investigate the wow-worthy insides of fruits and vegetables, make seeds explode open, wallow in the squishy mud, and make ketchup with your feet! Prepare delicious garden-picked snacks together and harvest some beauty from the garden to take home and share with your family. Each day will include a fun circle time, snack, planting project, and time for imaginative nature-play.
Limit 16, Learning Center

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Wednesday - Friday, August 16 - 18, 9 a.m. - noon
$90 members/$99 non-members,
includes Arboretum admission, snacks and any project supplies.


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.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

Camps and Summer Childrens Garden require acknowledgement that parent/guardian has read and understands the Participant Agreement and Complete Waiver and Release Form. 

Click here to download PDF form for Summer Childrens Garden

Click here to download PDF form for Childrens Summer Camps

Teenage Counselor-in-Training Program!

for Ages 12-15
2017 Job Description 

Step One : Fill out an application and send it as an attachment to One of our Children's Educators will then call you to set up an interview date/time.

Step Two: Successful applicants will be notified, pay fee,* and be able to select desired summer programs to assist.

Browse Quick Links

           PlantMaker Studio
          Garden Fun Stops
          Nature Play for Wee Ones
          Tram Tours & Docent-Guided Walks
          One-Hour Enrichment Experiences
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Summer Day Camps
          Weekly Childrens Garden
          One-Hour Enrichment Experience

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Pruning Essentials
          Floral Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Pollinator Summit 2017
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Floral Design
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Digital Photo 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
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          NBT Classes, Programs, Events
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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