This summer, unlock your child’s imagination with interactive outdoor adventures among 1,700 acres of trees at The Morton Arboretum’s 2021 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 7, through Friday, August 13.
- View an electronic brochure of camp descriptions, registration details, and a schedule chart with clickable links to each individual camp registration page.
- View this clickable chart and click on the camp name to register online.
- Need help registering online? Try our Summer Science Camp Registration Helpful Hints.
- 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 Parent Welcome Letter and Medical Authorization Form 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 American Camp Association recently released new guidance for day camps in response to Phase 5 of Restore Illinois. This new guidance allows for some adjustments to the Arboretum’s current mask policies for summer science camps. Unvaccinated campers will be required to wear masks when indoors and during more crowded periods of the day (drop off and pick up). However, they will not be required to wear masks when hiking, playing games, or exploring outdoors. Instructors will continue to encourage social distancing when seated or eating lunch, and masks may be required within public settings of the Arboretum that tend to be more crowded (i.e the Children’s Garden). Summer Science Camps at the Arboretum are also supportive of campers who choose to continue to wear masks in all settings. Camper safety is of the utmost importance within the programs, and the driving force behind this policy adjustment, which follows new CDC guidance. For questions please contact Meghan Wiesbrock, manager of school and camp programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: