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

Eco Spy Academy Day Camp

$132 member/$147 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all project supplies. Please review the Covid Safety information prior to registering.

REGISTER Ages 9 - 11 only
SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday-Thursday, June 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon
Limit 12, Meet at Picnic Shelter B across from the Learning Center
REGISTER Ages 7 - 9 only
SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday-Thursday, July 19-22, 9 a.m.-noon
Limit 12, Meet at Picnic Shelter B across from the Learning Center

** 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!

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

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy

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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