This summer, unlock your child’s imagination with interactive outdoor adventures among 1,700 acres of trees at The Morton Arboretum’s 2022 Summer Science Camps.
Through science experiments, STEM, art, and creative play, The Morton Arboretum’s innovative camps will inspire your child to become a Tree Champion.
Discover more than 100 camps for children in prekindergarten through eighth grade, 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, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022.
View an electronic brochure of camp descriptions, registration details, and a schedule chart of camps.
Find camp availability by age group and register online:
- Entering Kindergarten
- Entering Grades 1 and 2
- Entering Grades 3 and 4
- Entering Grades 5 and 6
- Entering Grades 6 through 8
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 here for Supervised Play 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 public health including face masks, wellness checks, and daily disinfection of high-touch materials and spaces will be utilized.
Specialized Offering: Native STEM Camp
This summer, the Morton Arboretum is pleased to offer Native STEM Camp, in partnership with The Trickster Cultural Center. This special camp will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different STEM activities that are part of the native and indigenous culture of our region. Registration for this program opened on May 10th. For all the registration and class information, visit the Native STEM Camp page.
Masks are currently not required and are optional to be worn during the summer science camp program. Masks are recommended for camp participants who are not fully vaccinated, and any camp participants who choose to mask during camp will be fully supported by camp staff during their session of camp. Arboretum staff are closely monitoring the local transmission level of COVID-19, and if the transmission level moves to level high, participants will be required to wear masks when in indoor settings.
This policy is in accordance with CDC and American Camp Association guidance for COVID-19. Updated protocols and details regarding the current transmission level are located in the camp parent letter, which is sent to participants one week before their camp session. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Meghan Wiesbrock, Manager of School and Camp Programs.
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: