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.
Subscribe to the Kids & Family Programs email list to receive Summer kids program notifications and updates. Also browse All Youth & Family Programs to find more family programs and summer kits-to-go!
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.
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.
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.
Helpful information - Education
Cancellations & Exchanges for educational programs
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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Effective Thursday, May 12, 2022, masks are no longer required for classes at the Arboretum. As a community, it is important that we continue to respect and honor the decision of those who choose to wear a mask, recognizing the concerns of those who are immunocompromised or are taking steps to protect their families or others.