Summer Youth Programs


Summer 2021 Kids Camps & Programs 


Announcement and launch of registration for the summer lineup is expected around mid-March 2021Be the first to know when we open registration: check the box for "Kids & Family" emails

 Excited summertime girl outside, photo YuliyaEvstratenko/shutterstock
campers walking along a garden path 

Day Camps

Ages 5 - 11
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 5 - 12
Order a themed, nature-inspired all-inclusive activity kit for summertime fun where you live!

 grandfather and boy playing in nature, photo MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock

Family Programs

Ages 3-5, together with an adult
PeaPods for Preschoolers is designed for ages 3-5 together with an adult. Come play and explore the wonders of nature!

Not available summer 2021

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!


Teen Counselor-in-Training
This program is not being offered to new recruits in 2021. We will be reaching out in March to those who were accepted last year to gauge interest and availability for a possible reduced schedule this summer.

Summer Field Trips for Groups
This program is not currently being offered in 2021. Sign up to receive email updates by clicking the "Summer Field Trips (Groups)" box at the bottom of the form!

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*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

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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