Summer Day Camps 2021

 

For your safety during summer 2021, we are keeping our groups small and avoiding the need for campers from different groups to mix together. All sessions will be held primarily outdoors and will follow all current state and university guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols, which are subject to change.

Camper hiding in plant during EcoSpy Day Camp
Campers making nature inspired art at Day Camp

The EcoSpy + Creative by Nature Full-Day Camp Bundle (Ages 7 - 9)

$265 member/$295 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, all project supplies and the added value of an extra lunch hour (bring your own bag lunch) filled with bonus games and activities, PLUS flexible extended drop off and pick-up times*! Please review the Covid Safety information prior to registering.

REGISTER SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday-Thursday, August 9-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Limit 12 full-day bundles, Meet at Picnic Shelter B across from the Learning Center

*Drop off from 8:30-9 a.m., Pick up between 4-4:30 p.m.


Camper hiding in plant during EcoSpy Day Camp

Eco Spy Academy Day Camp (Mornings)

** TOP SECRET ** New recruits needed for Eco Spy Academy training. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work undercover to develop skills of stealth, awareness and survival. The natural world will be the setting for experiments and investigations in chromatography, forensics and code-breaking.
  • Receive top-secret instruction and a secret agent name
  • Solve mysteries
  • Craft a sneaky hiding spot for spy gear
  • Train as a garden detective
  • Team up with other secret agents to hunt for clues that will reveal some of the Arboretum's hidden wonders!

Campers making nature inspired art at Day Camp

Creative by Nature Arts and Crafts Day Camp (Afternoons)

Mix creativity, a love of nature, and a little imagination using the outdoor world as inspiration for fabulous arts and crafts while discovering ways to use gathered items in one-of-a-kind creations.
  • Use nature's patterns as models for unique and colorful designs
  • Create sun-dyed prints, seed paper and tiny treasures
  • Hunt for natural materials to use in your art-making in the Arboretum's gardens and forests
  • Host a gallery show to showcase art works on the final day of camp



CANCELLATION POLICY: Camps may be refunded up to 30 days prior to the camp start date for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to the start date. Should the Arboretum need to cancel the program for any reason, a full refund will be given. See full Youth Education cancellation policy.

CAMP WAIVER/RELEASE: Adults registering children for in-person Arboretum Day Camps accept the terms of the waiver and release as part of the online checkout process.

 


 


Summer Youth FAQ

Questions?
Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
arbedu@umn.edu
612-301-1210*
*We are temporarily working from home, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges
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The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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