This summer, unlock your child’s imagination with interactive outdoor adventures among 1,700 acres of trees at The Morton Arboretum’s 2023 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 5, 2023, through Friday, August 11, 2023.
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.
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
For questions about registration, call 630-719-2468 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Due to an increase in demand, many of our Summer Science Camps have already sold out. Please add your name to the Summer Science Camps waitlist to be contacted for the camp sections you are interested in, should additional seats or additional sections become available.
Supervised Play—Before or After Camp Options
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.
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: