Summer Day Camps 2018
Ages 7 - 11
FRIDAY FAVORITES ONE-DAY CAMPS

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Friday Favorites One-Day Camps (ages 7-11)
Fridays 9 a.m. - noon.

Fridays are fun days at the Arb! This series of one-day mini-camps brings together some of summer's most popular activities and outdoor games, along with opportunities to dig a little deeper into the fascinating world of pollinators. Combine these fun-packed morning sessions with weekday camps to make a 5-day session, or just come for the day!
Each session: Limit 16
$30 members/$35 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, a snack, and any project supplies


  Arts and Crafts-Trash to Treasure: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. - noon
(995-06-22-18)

Let trash inspire your imagination! Explore your creative side with a full morning of arts and crafts activities seeing things people normally throw away in new and surprising ways.

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center


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


  The Buzz About Bees: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. - noon (995-06-29-18)

Discover the hidden world of bees and the amazing work they do! Go on a pollinator safari to learn about the incredible diversity of bees that call Minnesota home. Observe bee behavior, taste test honey, and put on a beekeeping suit to get an up-close look inside a working honey bee hive.

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center


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

  Fort Building: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, July 13, 9 a.m. - noon (995-07-13-18)

Become a master fort builder this summer! Using sticks, rope and other natural material, campers will work together to construct one-of-a-kind shelters for a morning of imaginative outdoor play!

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center


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


 

Mud!: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, July 20, 9 a.m. - noon
(995-07-20-18)

Campers will explore, play, jump and squish in mud, glorious mud! Create mud crafts, search for critters that live in the mud and eat a "dirt" cup snack. Campers should come ready for a muddy good time! Parents, don't worry! Kids are 100% washable, and will be sprinkler-washed before being returned to you. Bring a towel, dry change of clothes and a plastic bag to hold the wet ones.

Limit 16, Learning Center

register 

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


  Gifts from the Honey Bee Hive: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, July 27, 9 a.m. - noon
(995-07-27-18)

Explore the extraordinary life of a honey bee colony and how it creates honey, beeswax, and other treasures. Use these "gifts of the hive" to make your own beeswax products and honey treats! Take home exciting projects and recipes.

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center


register 

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

 

 

CSI Arboretum: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, August 3, 9 a.m. - noon
(995-08-03-18)

Put your detective skills to work solving uniquely Arboretum-themed "whodunits." Use forensic tools and techniques, teamwork, and real plant science to unlock clues and unravel mysteries.

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

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


  Butterfly Bonanza: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. - noon (995-08-10-18)

Bring your sense of wonder as we explore the awe-inspiring lives of butterflies. The Arboretum gardens are the perfect setting to search for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies! Use magnifiers and microscopes to look at them up close, create uniquely butterfly-themed crafts, and more.

Limit 16, Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

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

  Summer's Greatest Hits: A Friday Favorite One-Day Camp (ages 7-11)
Friday, August 17, 9 a.m. - noon
(995-08-17-18)

Campers' favorite activities from a variety of Arboretum Summer Day Camps 2018 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  $30 members/$35 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, a snack, and any project supplies

 

To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone.

Summer Program FAQs
Review the helpful FAQ page!

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email:
 ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy
For the following Summer Kids Programs:
Registration fees include a $25 non-refundable deposit
 • Ages 5-7 Day Camps • Ages 7-11 Day Camps (excluding Friday Favorites) • Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
REFUNDS
Refunds less a $25 non-refundable deposit will be given for those cancelling 30 days or more before the start of camp. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 30 days or more before the start of camp with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date

For the following Summer Kids Programs:
• Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Friday Favorites* • PeaPods for Preschoolers • Intergeneration TogetherTime

REFUNDS
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be given for those cancelling two weeks or more prior to class date. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 2 weeks or more before the start of the program with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date


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Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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