Explore summer science camps for children entering kindergarten that offer opportunities to play, paint, explore, and learn. Designed by Arboretum experts, these camps provide a foundation for the next generation of young conservation and environmental scientists, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Week-long camps run Monday, June 5, through Friday, August 11. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023.
Learn more about each camp below and find availability for each session:
- Dinos, Gingkos, and Me
- Eric Carle’s Friends
- Leaf Zoo
- Mud Buddies
- Pond Pals
- Squishy, Squashy Art
- Where The Wild Things Are
For questions about registration, call 630-719-2468 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For parents requiring additional schedule flexibility, after selecting the camp/s your child will attend, be sure to select the option “add more to your cart” to review additional supervised play options that extend pick-up and drop-off times as needed. Already registered for summer camp and need to add Supervised Play? Register here for Supervised Play, or if you need help, read the Supervised Play Registration Helpful Hints document.
Once your child is registered, you will be emailed a Welcome Letter, Registration Form, and a Medical Authorization Form if applicable, to send back before camp begins.
Due to an increase in demand, many of this year’s Summer Science Camps have already sold out. Please add your name to the Summer Science Camp waitlist to be contacted for the camp sections you are interested in, should additional seats or additional sections become available.
The Arboretum strives to provide accessible experiences for all children. Contact the camp and scout supervisor at 630-719-4890 or email@example.com to discuss your child’s needs prior to registration.
Summer Science Camps are generously supported by: