Explore the Arboretum and create art based on observations. Learn new techniques as you experiment with pencil, paint, clay and pastels. Different projects each summer for repeat campers. Includes a special curator-led exploration of the Arboretum's new sculpture garden!
Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11, 9 a.m. - Noon
$79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center
Unravel the mysteries of plants. Explore the Arboretum gardens and soils, conduct experiments, and write a secret message using plant-based invisible ink! Start new plants without using seeds (use leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems or spores instead). Bring home plants and projects to continue discoveries at home.
Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-August 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
$106 member/$118 non-member, Price includes snacks and any project supplies, Limit 18, Learning Center
Some plants are airborne only as seeds, and some spend their entire lives 200 feet in the air! Examine the ways that plants use the air, from breathing to flying to pollination. Experiment with seed propulsion by catapult and parachute, use the sun to cook a snack, and bring home special air-loving plants. Combine this camp with "Arboretum Adventures" for a full-day option. Bring your own water bottle and bag lunch each day.
Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-August 1, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
$79 member/$88 non-member, Price includes snacks, Limit 14, Learning Center
Explore, hike, forage, collect, build, and imagine an epic path through some of the hidden places at the Arboretum! Awaken your sense of adventure and creativity while we play outside. Adults, visit www.ChildrenAndNature.org to discover the latest on the critical importance of nature play. Combine this camp with "Fly Away Plants For 1st - 2nd Grade Grads" for a full-day option.
Thursday, August 15, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
$35 member/$38 non-member, Price includes tastings in class and leftovers to bring home, Limit 12, Learning Center
Wraps and Rolls! From calzones to burritos, eggrolls to samosas, experiment with different ways to roll up garden fresh ingredients into super tasty eats! (Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children's Garden!)
To register, make note of class name(s) and number(s), then click the leaf to go to our OnLine store!
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu
Summer Day Camps
Families (Adult + Child)
Pre-K - Kindergarten Grads
1st - 2nd Grade Grads
2nd - 4th Grade Grads
5th - 8th Grade Grads
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