Summer Nature Camps

Summer Nature Camps

The Arboretum offers nature-based summer camps in June and July for children ages 2 to 12. Registration is underway.


June 13–17, 10–11:30 a.m.
Ages 2–3, with a grown-up
$70 members/$80 non-members/$10 discount per additional child

From little acorns… mighty oak trees grow! The Arboretum’s littlest campers will explore the wonders of nature with all five senses: tasting berries in the Funshine Garden, touching wiggly tadpoles in the wetland, splashing in the stream, and much more. Songs, games, crafts, and healthy snacks are part of the fun. Grown-ups are asked to join their little ones throughout the camp experience.

June 20–24, 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 4–6
$80 members/$90 members/$10 discount per additional child

Love to play in the water? Join other campers for a week of water fun, from splashing through the stream in search of frogs to making rainbows with the Funshine Garden hose. Along the way, we’ll learn about the amazing water cycle, as well as cool plants and animals that live and grow in watery places.

June 27–July 1, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 7–9
$125 members/$145 non-members/$10 discount per additional child

If the outdoors is your favorite place to be, then this camp is for you! We’ll spend a wild and wonderful week exploring the diversity of plants and animals that call the Arboretum home. Climbing trees, building forts, wading in streams, and gathering blackberries are part of the fun. Along the way, we’ll craft cool nature stuff to use in your own backyard, including a pocket sundial and a water scope. Healthy snacks, games, and team-building will round out the week.

July 11–15, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Ages 10–12
$180 members/$200 non-members/$10 discount per additional child

Spend a week discovering the great outdoors! Get wet and dirty, climb trees and build forts, explore ecosystems of the Eastern Shore, and track the habits and haunts of the Arboretum’s wildlife. Campers will engage in traditional camp activities, environmental games, team building, and ecological investigations. This hands-on camp allows campers to experience nature through a variety of lenses, including science and the arts.