Explore summer science camps for children entering third or fourth grade 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.
Summer Science Camp registration opens on Monday, January 2 for donors including Thornhill Society level memberships and Morton 6 memberships. On Sunday, January 15, registration opens for members including Morton 4 to Morton 1 memberships. On Sunday, February 5, registration opens to the public.
Learn more about each camp below and find availability for each session:
- Adaptive Art
- Adventures in Art
- Critter Cases
- Forest Forts
- Going Buggy
- New! Leaf Laboratory
- Rooted in Science
- Slime Time
- New! STEM: Branching Out
- Sticks and Bricks
- New! Wild Survival
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your child’s needs prior to registration.
Summer Science Camps are generously supported by: