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Summer Camps at the Dallas Arboretum

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Plan the perfect summer activity for your child. Organized by age, these camps cater to your child's interests and needs for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Join us this summer for fun and adventure! Check out our list of 2015 programs with something for everyone in your family, from 3 years to 8th grade. Registration is now open! For more information, please contact education@dallasarboretum.org.

Parents must fill out and hand in the Camp Contact and Health History Form on the first day of camp

Parent/Toddler Program: Baby Bugs Click for More

Parent/Toddler Program: Baby Bugs

10 a.m.

$75 ($65 members)

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Our popular program for parents and children ages 18-36 months is now being offered in September.


Each one-hour class is packed with hands-on activities focused on a particular nature-related theme. The fun begins in our classroom with songs, a book and a craft, followed by a short walk to a garden location for more exploration and games. Closed-toed shoes, water bottles for both parent and child, and a stroller are recommended.


Registration fees include the series of three classes for one child accompanied by one adult caregiver.


Wednesday series:

September 9, 16 and 23


Thursday series:

September 10, 17 and 24


Friday series:

September 11, 18 and 25

What Parents are Saying Click for More

“I thought this camp was perfect, and the counselors were terrific!” Parent of a 9-year-old boy


“Thank you so much for having these camps. Our family loves the Arboretum camps and the kids look forward to it every year! We will continue coming!” Parent of a 7-year-old boy


“My daughter has attended camps at the Arboretum since she was 5 – we love your camps!” Parent of an 8-year-old girl


“My child loved every minute of camp. Keep up the great job!” Parent of a 4-year-old girl

“I feel very safe dropping my children off to camp” Parent of 5 & 6-year-old girls


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Can I register my child for an older or younger age group?

No. Our lesson plans are carefully designed for certain age ranges.


What if there is no age-appropriate camp for my child’s sibling?

Unfortunately, due to limitations of space, we are not able to schedule every age range in every time slot. We hope that you are able to find a combination of camps that suits the needs of your family.


Where should I park to drop off and pick up my child?

Please read your confirmation email carefully for details on parking, drop-off and pick-up. Procedures will vary week by week and camp by camp.


What should my child wear to camp?

Children should wear comfortable clothes that can get messy. Closed-toe sneakers/tennis shoes are required due to the uneven terrain in the garden. Apply bug repellent or sunscreen before camp if desired.


Do you provide a snack?

No. For half-day camps, each child should bring one small, nutritious snack such as a granola bar or fruit. For full-day camps, each child should bring a lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or heated. Please consider packing a peanut-free lunch or snack.


What should my child bring to camp?

Each child should bring a small tote bag or backpack containing their snack and reusable water bottle. For camps ending at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m., also bring a lunch that does not need refrigeration or heating. Please do not send toys or cell phones. 


Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

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