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Dear Summer 2020 Families, 

We have made the difficult decision to cancel regularly scheduled 2020 on-site Day Camps, Children's Garden, PeaPods for Preschoolers programs for June, July and August 2020, as we are not able to offer the programs in the way they were originally intended and designed. We know this may be disappointing for families and children who were looking forward to enjoying the variety of activities we had planned ( -it is for us too!). Paid registrants have been automatically refunded; no action needed on your part. If you are in a position to consider donating back a portion of your refund to support the ongoing work of youth education in light of our current financial difficulty, you can donate here.

NEW! Activity Kits To-Go
Summer Activity Kits To-Go, complete kids for kidsOur team of Arboretum Kids Educators has created a limited number of themed Activity Kits To-Go! From growing your own plants to mixing magical potions, outdoor challenges to arts and crafts, these unique packs will provide kids with hours of engaging, easy-to-follow, hands-on activities to complete where you live.

Stay Tuned!
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Thank you again for your patience and understanding! We look forward to connecting in person with you again in future days. Until then, be good to your bodies, minds and hearts by finding fun and safe ways to spend time outside together!

Wishing you well,
Malia Brandt
Arboretum Day Camps Program Manager

Arboretum Education Office
612-301-1210 (we are working remote, please leave a message and we will return your call from our home offices)

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*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

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Some in-person programs: postponed or canceled
Find details at COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates

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