Explore the 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 6, through Friday, August 12.
Learn more about each camp below and find availability for each session
- Drawn to Nature
- Forest Forts
- Nature Unframed
- New! STEM: Wild 100
- Outdoor Adventures
- Scales to Feathers
- Slime Time
- The Arb Rocks!
- Walk in the Wild
- Wetland Wonders
To register by phone, 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 for Supervised Play here. or if you need help try our Supervised Play Registration Helpful Hints.
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. For the safety of participants and staff, health protocols regarding the new coronavirus, including face masks, wellness checks, and daily disinfection of high-touch materials and spaces will be utilized.
The Morton Arboretum is accredited by The American Camp Association. As such, our masking and Covid-19 policies are updated according to their preset standards and follow all CDC guidance. Currently, campers are required to wear masks when indoors and when they are unable to socially distance or are in crowded locations outdoors. Summer Science Camps at the Arboretum are also supportive of campers who choose to continue to wear masks in all settings. These policies will be updated as required and emailed in the Welcome Letter sent one week before camp begins. Camper safety is of the utmost importance within the programs and the driving force behind any and all policy adjustments. For questions please contact Meghan Wiesbrock, manager of school and camp programs, at email@example.com.
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: