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Summer Camps

We had a great summer filled with fun in the sun! Campers explored the world of scientists, creepy crawlies, enjoyed paddling adventures at White Rock Lake and more.

We are busy making plans for 2017. Check back in March for complete camp listings.

Adventure Camp (5th-7th grade) Click for More

We had a great summer filled with fun in the sun! Campers explored the world of scientists, creepy crawlies, enjoyed paddling adventures at White Rock Lake and more.


We are busy making plans for 2017. Check back in March for complete camp listings.


Review the camps we offered for 2016 below.

The Wondrous World of Wings (3rd & 4th grade) Click for More

The Wondrous World of Wings (3rd & 4th grade)

Explore the fascinating world of flight through this STEM-based camp. Campers will investigate how insects, birds and other living and non-living things are engineered to fly or glide.

June 13-17; July 25-29; August 8-12
9-2 pm
$245 ($225 members)

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Cool Science Explorations (1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade) Click for More

Cool Science Explorations (1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade)

If you are into STEM science, this camp is for you! Each day campers will experience the day as a different scientist exploring the areas of life, earth or physical science. Days will be action-packed with lots of hands-on experiments and activities.

1st & 2nd grade
July 20-24; July 11-15; July 25-29; August 8-12
9-2 pm
$245 ($225 members)

3rd & 4th grade

June 27-July 1; July 18-22
9-2 pm
$245 ($225 members)

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​Little Critters (3 year olds) Click for More


Little Critters (3 year olds)

Campers will have fun exploring a new animal each day, discovering where they live, learning what they eat and investigating their life cycle. 3 day camp


June 7-9 or July 6-8
9-12 pm
$165 ($150 members)

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​Creature Feature (ages 4 – K) Click for More

Creature Feature (ages 4 – K)

Go wild about animals in this all time favorite camp. Campers will explore the world of garden creatures, go on nature safaris, and build a giant spider web and other nature-based activities.

June 6-10; June 27-July 1; July 25-29
9-12 pm
$220 ($200 members)

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Back to the Future (ages 4 – K) Click for More

Back to the Future (ages 4 – K)

Young STEM scientists will explore the world of dinosaurs, fossils and volcanoes in this action packed camp. Take part in a dinosaur dig and a volcanic eruption and experiment with rocks and fossils. Each day investigate new and exciting science topics from Earth’s past or its future.

June 13-17; July 11-15; August 1-5
9-12 pm
$220 ($200 members)

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​Backyard Bugs (ages 4 – K) Click for More

Backyard Bugs (ages 4 – K)

Are you crazy about bugs? Campers will investigate the characteristics of insects, metamorphosis, the fascinating world of bees and many more tiny creatures.

June 20-24; July 18-22; August 8-12
9-12 pm
$220 ($200 members)

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Project: Bug! (1st & 2nd grades) Click for More

Project: Bug! (1st & 2nd grades)

Love bugs? Campers will investigate the world of tiny creatures, their naturally engineered design and the tricks they use to survive. Come explore the fascinating world of creepy crawlies.

June 13-17; June 27-July 1; July 18-22; August 1-5
9-2 pm
$245 ($225 members)

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Quest Camp: Aquatic (6th-8th grade) Click for More

Quest Camp: Aquatic (6th-8th grade)

Come and explore the importance of H2O in this STEM environmental camp. Campers will test water quality, explore watersheds, investigate aquatic creatures, engineer ways to clean or purify our water sources and learn to kayak on White Rock Lake.

July 11-15
9-3 pm
$385 ($350 members) (Full scholarships available)

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