The Arboretum is a great place for children to discover nature in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, forests, cultivated gardens, and meadows. Our Summer Adventure Programs explore not only plants but also birds and other animals. Children embark on a different adventure each week, where they learn about natural habitats, make crafts, play games, and enjoy a snack.

Summer Camps:

  • June 15 - 19                Wilderness Survivors

  • June 22 - 26               Pioneer Days III

  • June 29 - July 3       Canyon Magic

  • July 6 - July 10        Master Naturalist Junior

  • July 13 - July 17       Raptor Rangers, and owl pellets


Camp Times:

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Wilderness Survivors

Survival skills, Search and rescue, shelter building, Friday campout. Lead Educator Sofia Nicholson. $250


Pioneer Days III

Two days of activities at the Pioneer Museum (alternates with younger campers), two days of activities at the Arb with a final day of Pioneer games/field day. Lead Educator Kris Haskins. $250


Canyon Magic

The intersections of geology, ecology, and human history in the processes of the creation and protection of our watersheds and canyons.  Includes field trip to Walnut Canyon. Lead Educator Sofia Nicholson. $250


Master Naturalist Junior

Nature is not for the foolhardy.  Create a partnership with nature for survival as you practice gardening and learn about greenhouses and our resident bug wars, cook with herbs and food from the Arb’s gardens, learn about the healing properties of herbs, and make your own soap and salve. Lead educator Lisa McDonough. $225


Raptor Rangers and owl pellets

Feed, train, and explore the vomit from our local carnivorous raptors!  Discover the dirty side of our raptors by concluding camp with your very own camper-run raptor show! Lead Educator Alyssa Collins and Airborne Raptors. $250


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Multi-day camps for elementary school kids at The Arboretum