Summer Youth Programs 2022

 Excited summertime girl outside, photo YuliyaEvstratenko/shutterstock

campers walking along a garden path 

Day Camps

Ages 5 - 13. An engaging mix of science-based, nature-inspired programs that encourage friendship, stimulate learning, inspire exploration, and support a love of the natural world and all its wonders.


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

Activity Kits To-Go

Ages 6 - 12. Order a themed, nature-inspired all-inclusive activity kit for summertime fun where you live! Quantites are extremely limited for 2022, order early to guarantee your kit!


 grandfather and boy playing in nature, photo MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock

Family Programs

For kids ages 3-5 and 5-11, together with an adult. Family programs are designed for children together with an adult. Come play and explore the wonders of nature! 


Children's Garden is now Green Bean Family Garden Time!

Ages 5-11 together with an adult. This new flexible, convenient Saturday morning program opens the Children's Garden area to more families with decreased cost and less commitment. Join us for one session or come for them all! 


Teen Counselor-in-Training

Ages 12-15. 
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is designed to provide opportunities for responsible, positive youth mentors to increase leadership skills by sharing a passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world with younger campers and gardeners.


Not available summer 2022

Summer Field Trips for Groups
This program is suspended for 2022. Sign up to receive email updates by clicking the "Summer Field Trips (Groups)" box at the bottom of the form!

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
Cancellation policy

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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 "waitlist" button or link 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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