Summer Day Camps 2021
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Arboretum campers make new friends and explore science concepts while discovering the wonder of the natural world in a fun, hands-on setting through unique, nature-themed experiences.

All In-Person Summer 2021 Day Camps are SOLD OUT.

As guidelines change, we may add more spots or new experiences! Be the first to know about kids programs by subscribing to receive "Kids & Family" emails

Hogswood Camp to go, child dressed up in costume, photo KiselevAndreyValerevich/Shutterstock

Consider ordering instead:
Activity Kits To-Go

Ages 5 - 12
Order a themed, nature-inspired all-inclusive activity kit for summertime fun where you live!

 

Covid-19 Information: 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.

Calendar at a glance grid

2021 Day Camp Calendar
Calendar-at-a-Glance  
Ages 5 - 7

4-DAY CAMPS (MON - THU)

Half-Day 9 a.m. - noon

Full-day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Ages 7 - 9

Day Camps ages 7-11

4-DAY CAMPS (MON - THU)

Half-Day 9 a.m. - noon

Full-day Bundles 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FRIDAY FAVORITE MINI-CAMPS
Half-Day 9 a.m. - noon


Ages 9 - 11

kids playing in the maze garden

4-DAY CAMPS (MON - THU)

Half-Day 9 a.m. - noon

Full-day Bundles 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FRIDAY FAVORITE MINI-CAMPS
Half-Day 9 a.m. - noon


Looking for Children's Garden?

Due to Covid-19 safety guidelines, we are not able to offer the Children's Garden program for summer 2021. Don't despair, our Children's Garden team has made two amazing Green Thumb Garden Kits To-Go, so you can create your own garden and follow the weekly garden lessons where you live! Please click the link to order one or both kits. Rest assured, we'll be back at it next year!

 


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 during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges

Cancellation policy

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

Waitlist
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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