Summer Day Camps

at the Arboretum

Summer Day Camp registration opened Tuesday, January 17 at 9 a.m.

Arboretum campers make new friends and explore science concepts while discovering the wonder of the natural world in a fun, hands-on setting through unique, nature-themed experiences.

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Registration tips

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Click here to read tips for Jan. 17 opening day of registration

Pre-shop before registration opens.
Browse all Day Camps now to know which camps you want ahead of time. Use the filters to narrow your search by age, date, and more. Register as soon as you can when programs open! Summer programs are in high demand and often sell out quickly after opening. Knowing which camps you want ahead of time will speed up your checkout process and give you the best odds of getting the camps you want. You will have 15 minutes to complete all purchases in your cart, so shop quickly and efficiently.

Register Online.
For the fastest camp registration once camps open, please register online! We anticipate a delay in the phone response time due to call volume, so registering online is the best way to get a spot quickly!

Complete checkout within 15 minutes.
Once you add an item to your cart, you will have 15 minutes to check out. Your spot in the program is reserved while the item is in your cart. If you do not check out within 15 minutes, the spot will be released back for sale.

Add multiple items to your online cart.
For the most efficient online checkout, we recommend adding all desired programs to your online cart first, then checkout to purchase all the products together in one transaction. You may navigate back and forth between the shopping cart and the programs pages, the registration system will remember what you've already added to your cart.

Have your checkout information ready
Be prepared to enter the following information in order to add each item to your cart:

  • Child first and last name
  • Child gender identity
  • Child birth date
  • Name of child's friend/sibling if they wish to be grouped together (if applicable)
  • Medical or behavioral concerns
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Emergency Contact 1 phone/name/relationship to the child
  • Emergency Contact 2 phone/name/relationship to the child
  • Your relationship to the child
  • Acknowledgement that you have read and understand the Camp Cancelation Policies, and you have read and agree to the Participant Agreement and Waiver/Release.


Have kids in different age groups?
Use the helpful weekly calendar at-a-glance to see which camps run concurrently on the same dates for different ages. 

Did your camp choice sell out?
During opening day, we encourage you to check back often and try the register button again. It is possible that another customer had held that camp in their cart, but then removed it from their cart or released it back for sale. We also encourage you to follow the waitlist link that will be listed for sold out programs, then complete the form to add your name to the waitlist! If a spot opens, we will contact those on the waitlist in the order they were added to the waitlist.

Cancelation policy
Our Camp cancelation policies have changed for 2023. Please review the details under the Youth Summer Day Camps tab prior to registering.

Day Camp search

Use filters in the grey box below to narrow your camp search. Tip: Use the "Filter by availability" filter to find camps that still have openings.

If you have siblings who would like to attend different camps concurrently, you can also browse camps by condensed weekly list view.


Creation Station Day Camp

(Ages 5-7) Creation Station Day Half-Day Camp (morning)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Creative by nature day camp

(Ages 7-9) Creative By Nature Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood Forest camp

(Ages 9-11) Hogswood Forest School of Magic Half-Day Camp (June)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Creation Station Day Camp

(Ages 5-7) Creation Station Day Half-Day Camp (afternoon)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood Forest camp

(Ages 7-9) Hogswood Forest School of Magic Half-Day Camp (June)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Creative by nature day camp

(Ages 9-11) Creative By Nature Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
1 spot left

weekly garden adventures camp

(Ages 5-9) Weekly Garden Adventures Day Camp 2023

$190 member/$210 non-member
Every Friday, June 23-Aug. 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (no July 7 session)
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

fort day camp

(Ages 7-11) Fort Building: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, June 23, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Wild things and Wild Child camp bundle

(Ages 5-7) Where the Wild Things Are + Wild Child Nature Play Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

wildlife and cooking day camp bundle

(Ages 7-9) Wild About Wildlife + Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Pinecraft and water wonders day camp bundle

(Ages 9-11) Pinecraft + Water Wonders Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

buzz about bees day camp

(Ages 7-11) The Buzz About Bees: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, June 30, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

superhero kid at day camp, photo by Arb staff

(Ages 5 - 7) Nature's Superheroes Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

outdoor survival day camp

(Ages 7-9) Outdoor Survival Adventure! Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Eco spy camp

(Ages 9-11) Eco Spy Academy Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Arb architects day camp

(Ages 5-7) Arb Architects Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Eco spy camp

(Ages 7-9) Eco Spy Academy Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

incredible edible cooking day camp

(Ages 9-11) Incredible Edible Cooking Challenge Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 10-13, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

mud day camp at the Arb

(Ages 7-11) Mud!: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, July 14, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

superhero wild camp bundle

(Ages 5-7) Nature’s Superheroes + Wild Child Nature Play Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Pinecraft and water wonders day camp bundle

(Ages 7-9) Pinecraft + Water Wonders Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Bio Blitz and Green Thumb Garden day camp bundle

(Ages 9-11) Bio Blitz! + Green Thumb Garden Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

gooey sticky fizzy science day camp

(Ages 7-11) Gooey, Sticky, Fizzy Science: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, July 21, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Messtival Day Camp

(Ages 5-7) MESS-tival Festival Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Messtival Day Camp

(Ages 7-9) MESS-tival Festival Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Messtival Day Camp

(Ages 9-11) MESS-tival Festival Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

outdoor survival day camp

(Ages 7-9) Outdoor Survival Adventure! Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

PINECRAFT day camp

(Ages 9-11) PINECRAFT Half-Day Camp: Take the World of Minecraft Outdoors!

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Eco trek day camp

(Ages 11-13) Eco-Trek Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 24-27 1-4 p.m.
1 spot left

Kitchen science day camp

(Ages 7-11) Kitchen Science: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, July 28, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Arb architects and wild child day camp bundle

(Ages 5-7) Arb Architects + Wild Child Nature Play Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 31-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood and Green Thumb Garden Camp bundle

(Ages 7-9) Hogswood + Green Thumb Garden Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 31-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Earth wind air fire day camp

(Ages 9-11) Earth! Wind! Fire! Water! Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, July 31-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

csi day camp

(Ages 7-11) CSI Arboretum: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Garden harvest hoopla day camp

(Ages 5-7) Garden Harvest Hoopla Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

PINECRAFT day camp

(Ages 7-9) PINECRAFT Half-Day Camp: Take the World of Minecraft Outdoors!

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood Forest camp

(Ages 9-11) Hogswood Forest School of Magic Half-Day Camp (Aug.)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Wild things Day Camp

(Ages 5-7) Where the Wild Things Are Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood Forest camp

(Ages 7-9) Hogswood Forest School of Magic Half-Day Camp (Aug.)

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

wild about wildlife day camp

(Ages 9-11) Wild About Wildlife Half-Day Camp

$142 member/$157 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

outdoor survival day camp

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

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

harvest hoopla and wild child day camp bundle

(Ages 5-7) Garden Harvest Hoopla + Wild Child Nature Play Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Earth wind air fire day camp

(Ages 7-9) Earth! Wind! Fire! Water! Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

Hogswood and Eco trek bundle day camp

(Ages 9-11) Hogswood + Eco-Trek Full-Day Camp

$285 member/$315 non-member
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

greatest hits day camp

(Ages 7-11) Summer’s Greatest Hits: A Friday Favorite Mini Camp

$35 member/$39 non-member
Friday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-noon
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

CIT

(Ages 12-15) Teen Counselor-in-Training

$100 fee
Applications are open for Summer 2023.

 

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