Summer Day Camps 2019
Ages 7 - 11

 

 

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Hogswood Forest School of Magic Day Camp (ages 7-11)

Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (980-08-19-19-02)

Calling all witches and wizards! Experience the wonder and excitement of a magical world at Hogswood Forest, North America's premier nature witchcraft and wizarding school! 
  • Students will be sorted into "houses"
  • Study nature-based subjects like ‘Herbology,' ‘Potions' and ‘Care of Magical Creatures' 
  • Play "Kidditch"
  • Brew butter beer
  • Explore the Forbidden Forest
  • Compete in a friendly wizarding tournament!

Big imaginations and optional magical attire are encouraged!
Limit 24, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register Sold Out! Add your name to the waitlist.
Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

Bundle Waitlist This bundle is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-11)
985-08-19-19
Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • STEM Studio Day Camp (morning) 
  • Hogswood Forest (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Wild About Animals Day Camp (ages 7-11)

Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon (980-08-12-19)

Special Guest: 
Live reptiles from The Reptile Experience

Become a wildlife biologist searching for signs of Arboretum animal life using nets, magnifying glasses, binoculars, and field guides
  • Study animal and insect masters of camouflage to learn about the adaptations that enable them to hide in plain sight
  • Discover how changes in structure, function, and behavior help creatures survive and thrive
  • Hone scientific observation skills through team-building games
  • Participate in real Citizen Science research projects
  • Get an up-close look at live reptiles and other surprise guests of the animal kingdom!

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon 

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

register Bundle Sold out, add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-9)
975-08-12-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this bundle
August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Wild About Animals (morning)
  • Pinecraft (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

register  1 spot left
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 9-11)
995-08-12-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this bundle
August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Wild About Animals (morning)
  • Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

 

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Eco Spy Academy Day Camp (ages 7-11)

Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - noon (980-08-05-19)

** 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! 

Limit 16, Learning Center Picnic Shelters

register Sold out, add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

Bundle sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-9)
975-08-05-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this bundle
August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Eco-Spy Academy (morning)
  • Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

  Bundle sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 9-11)
995-08-05-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this bundle
August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Eco-Spy Academy (morning)
  • Mad Scientist's Laboratory  (afternoon) 
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m


photo: Woodland Classroom

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

PINECRAFT Day Camp: Take the World of MinecraftTMOutdoors!

Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (970-08-12-19) (ages 7-9 only for this session)

Get away from the screen and into the wild, learning about nature through a real outdoor MinecraftTM-themed adventure! 
  • Survive in an unfamiliar environment, build an epic house, forage for food, mine for materials and fend off wandering monsters through a series of challenges
  • Develop survival skills through fire-making, mapping, and plant identification
  • "Creative mode" also allows time for creating potions, planting take-home projects and imaginative nature exploration

NOTE: Not an official MinecraftTM product. Not approved by or associated with Mojang.

Limit 24, Learning Center Picnic Shelters

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this session
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

  Bundle Sold out, add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-9)
975-08-12-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this bundle
August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Wild About Animals (morning)
  • Pinecraft (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m



ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge Day Camp (ages 7-11)

SELECT A SESSION
Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ages 7-9 only)

(970-08-05-19)
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ages 9-11 only)
(990-08-12-19)

Enjoy the yummiest week at the Arb! Explore the world through your taste buds as you harvest, wash and prepare ingredients from our farm-fresh gardens to create delicious appetizers, salads, snacks, and desserts.

  • Explore how food is grown and gets to your plate
  • Learn basic kitchen safety and cooking techniques
  • Put your new culinary skills to the test in a Thursday cooking challenge!
  • Transform easy-to-make foods into extra fancy delights! 

Limit 16, Learning Center Picnic Shelters

register

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this session
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 12 - 15 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this session
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies  

Bundle sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-9)
975-08-05-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 7-9 only for this bundle
August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Eco-Spy Academy (morning)
  • Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

register  1 spot left
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 9-11)
995-08-12-19
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this bundle
August 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Wild About Animals (morning)
  • Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge (afternoon)x
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

 child scientist with his experiment, photo Free styler/shutterstock
photo Free styler/shutterstock

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

Mad Scientist's Laboratory Day Camp (ages 9-11)

Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ages 9-11 only)
990-08-05-19

Join the madness as you conduct crazy science experiments with unusual materials! Design, create, test, and refine solutions to surprising scientific challenges while making new discoveries about our amazing natural world.
  • Extract DNA from a strawberry
  • Mix shaving cream rainbows
  • Uncover the hidden colors in leaves
  • Create and taste-test tye dyed toast
  • Make a battery run on dirt 
  • Test the properties of mystery powders
  • Simulate erosion with a chocolate mudslide
Limit 16, Learning Center Picnic Shelters
register Sold Out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 5 - 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this session
$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

This bundle is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
SPECIAL NOTE! Ages 9-11 only for this bundle

Full-Day Bundle (Ages 9-11) 995-08-05-19
August 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

  • Eco-Spy Academy (morning)
  • Mad Scientist's Laboratory (afternoon) 
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

 

ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

STEM Studio Day Camp (ages 7-11)

Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - noon (ages 7-11 only)
980-08-19-19-01

Investigations and innovations abound as the dynamic subjects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are used to inspire curiosity and new discoveries in the natural world.
  • Develop problem-solving skills using LEGOTM bricks, microscopes and a wide variety of other materials to conduct imaginative experiments. 
  • Team up to design, create, test, and refine solutions to engineering challenges
  • Explore the summer exhibit's willow sculpture and let it inspire you to make a miniature stick creation of your own

Limit 16, Learning Center Picnic Shelters

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Monday - Thursday, August 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - noon

$120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and project supplies

  This bundle is sold out. Add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens!
Full-Day Bundle (Ages 7-11)
985-08-19-19
August 19 - 22 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • STEM Studio Day Camp (morning) 
  • Hogswood Forest (afternoon)
$240 members/$275 non-members, includes 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! *Drop off from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pick up between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

A Friday Favorite Mini Camp (ages 7-11)
Outdoor Survival Skills

Friday, August 9, 9 a.m. - noon (989-08-09-19)

Practice surviving and thriving in the great outdoors! Construct an outdoor shelter, make fire starters, prepare a snack using fire, complete an orienteering treasure hunt, and hike the Arboretum in search of outdoor adventure!

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Friday, August 9, 9 a.m. - noon

$30 members/$35 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, a snack, and any project supplies



 
ARBORETUM MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT REGISTRATION!
Memberships start at $60
Membership Levels & Benefits

A Friday Favorite Mini Camp (ages 7-11)
Summer's Greatest Hits

Friday, August 16, 9 a.m. - noon (989-08-16-19)

Campers' favorite activities from a variety of Arboretum Summer Day Camps are brought back for one final hurrah! Come for an action-packed day filled with crafts, games, science experiments, adventures and fun camp-tacular surprises! 

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Friday, August 16, 9 a.m. - noon

$30 members/$35 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, a snack, and any project supplies


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