Summer Camp 2017

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Summer Camp 2017

For ages 5 to 12
June 5 – August 11, 2017
Half days 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, full days 9 am – 3 pm
After camp is also available from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Children are taught in classes by age: (5 – 6, 7 – 8, and 9 – 12)

Register your kids for our fun-filled week long camps that explore the natural world through active, hands-on indoor and outdoor adventures at this 155-acre nature sanctuary.

Need a longer day for your child? Add After Camp to your camp registration. Students are supervised as they play board games, read books or watch a movie. Snack will be provided for After Camp.

Fees per week: Members Nonmembers
Half Day, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145 $190
Full Day, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $275 $340
After Camp, 3:00 – 5:00 pm $60 $75

 If your desired age group is no longer listed below or says SOLD OUT, please email cspade@houstonarboretum.org to be placed on the waiting list for the class.

Summer Camp 2017

Forest Rangers
Dates: June 5 – 9

Have you ever wondered what types of trees and wildlife are in the Arboretum’s forests? Come explore the outdoors with us while learning about forest and wildlife management, tree measurements, prescribed wildfire, and woodland insects! We will discover new ways to work with our hands through woodworking and a conservation project!

Fun in the Sun
Dates: June 12 – 16
Have a cool time this summer learning to kayak, fish, geocache, and more. Under the shade of our tall trees we’ll play fun games, build cool shelters, get wet and messy, and learn the skills needed to be an outdoor adventurer!

City Critters
Dates: June 19 – 23
Wake up to the wild in your own neighbourhood – from the tiniest bug to the larger critters that fly, hop, and slither through our city. Learn about the many creatures that share our space, and become a habitat helper to improve your own backyard environment.

Nature’s Inventors
Dates: June 26 – 30
Do you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? It’s from the world around them! Humans have learned so much from nature’s brilliant designs, colorful patterns, and unique behaviors. Discover which gadgets and gizmos were invented based on plant and animal adaptations. Get creative as you plan and build your own inventions!

SOLD OUT half day ages 7-8SOLD OUT half day ages 9-12
Register full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

Going, Going, Gone?
Dates: July 5-7
Prorated to account for July 4 holiday: ($90 half day member / $120 half day nonmember / $170 full day member / $210 full day nonmember / $40 after camp member / $50 after camp nonmember)

Have you ever seen a Red Wolf, a Texas Horned Lizard, a Houston Toad, or a White-nosed Coati? These animals are all native to Texas, yet seldom seen because they are endangered or threatened species. Games, educational crafts, and outside activities will help us learn about the rarest of Texas animals and the reasons for their scarcity.

SOLD OUT half day ages 5-6Register half day ages 7-8Register half day ages 9-12 SOLD OUT full day ages 5-6Register full day ages 7-8Register full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

Forest Rangers
Dates: July 10 – 14

Have you ever wondered what types of trees and wildlife are in the Arboretum’s forests? Come explore the outdoors with us while learning about forest and wildlife management, tree measurements, prescribed wildfire, and woodland insects! We will discover new ways to work with our hands through woodworking and a conservation project!

SOLD OUT half day ages 5-6SOLD OUT half day ages 7-8SOLD OUT half day ages 9-12
SOLD OUT full day ages 5-6SOLD OUT full day ages 7-8SOLD OUT full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

Fun in the Sun 
Dates: July 17 – 21
Have a cool time this summer learning to kayak, fish, geocache, and more. Under the shade of our tall trees we’ll play fun games, build cool shelters, get wet and messy, and learn the skills needed to be an outdoor adventurer!

SOLD OUT half day ages 5-6Register for After Camp

City Critters
Dates: July 24 – 28
Wake up to the wild in your own neighborhood – from the tiniest bug to the larger critters that fly, hop, and slither through our city. Learn about the many creatures that share our space, and become a habitat helper to improve your own backyard environment.

SOLD OUT half day ages 5-6SOLD OUT half day ages 7-8Register half day ages 9-12 SOLD OUT full day ages 5-6SOLD OUT full day ages 7-8Register full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

Nature’s Inventors
Dates: July 31 – August 4
Do you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? It’s from the world around them! Humans have learned so much from nature’s brilliant designs, colorful patterns, and unique behaviors. Discover which gadgets and gizmos were invented based on plant and animal adaptations. Get creative as you plan and build your own inventions!

SOLD OUT half day ages 7-8SOLD OUT half day ages 9-12
SOLD OUT full day ages 7-8Register full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

Going, Going, Gone?
Dates: August 7 – 11
Have you ever seen a Red Wolf, a Texas Horned Lizard, a Houston Toad, or a White-nosed Coati? These animals are all native to Texas, yet seldom seen because they are endangered or threatened species. Games, educational crafts, and outside activities will help us learn about the rarest of Texas animals and the reasons for their scarcity.

SOLD OUT half day ages 5-6SOLD OUT half day ages 7-8SOLD OUT half day ages 9-12 SOLD OUT full day ages 5-6SOLD OUT full day ages 7-8SOLD OUT full day ages 9-12 Register for After Camp

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