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.

Boy dressed in cape for Nature Superheroes day camp
campers playing at an Arboretum water feature

Nature's Superheroes + Wild Child Full-Day Camp Bundle (Ages 5 - 7)

$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, June 28-July 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Limit 12 full-day bundles, Meet at the Learning Center
REGISTER SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
Monday-Thursday, July 26-July 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Limit 12 full-day bundles, Meet at the Learning Center

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

Enjoy a full day of Arboretum-style adventures that combine these morning and afternoon themed camps, separated by a fun lunch hour. These camps are offered bundled together as full-day only, and are not available individually as half-day options.

Boy dressed in cape for Nature Superheroes day camp

Nature's Superheroes Day Camp (Mornings)
Special Guest: Live reptiles from The Reptile Experience

Uncover the secret identities of incredible plants and animals that have their very own super powers as we explore how super-strength, super-speed, x-ray vision and invisibility all play key roles in the natural world.
  • Create your own superhero persona complete with cape and accessories
  • Choose your superpowers based on the real-life super abilities of animals and plants from around the world
  • Refine your superpowers through games, obstacles, scavenger hunts and more!
  • Save the world with science! Learn how to be a "Superhero for Nature" at home and in your neighborhood
  • Get an up-close look at live reptiles and other superheroes of the animal kingdom!

campers playing at an Arboretum water feature

Wild Child Adventures Day Camp (Afternoons)

Explore, discover, and connect to nature in fun and imaginative ways! Campers will look for mysteries in fallen logs, build forts in the woods, develop a sense of curiosity, and cultivate a love of the natural world through outdoor play and child-led adventures.

  • New themes and activity stations each day including building, art, and water play
  • Fun engineering challenges that develop confidence and creative thinking
  • Lots of time for spontaneous free play, wonder, and discovery with new friends


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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