Summer Camp 2018

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Summer Camp 2018

For ages 4 to 12
June 4 – August 10, 2018
Half days 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, full days 9 am – 3 pm
After camp is also available from 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Children are taught in classes by age: (4, 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.

*Registration Notes: Campers must be registered according to the age they will be at the time of the camp. The Houston Arboretum reserves the right to transfer, if possible, a camper to the appropriate class according to age. Parents will be notified. 

Camp registration closes per week, the Friday before the first day of camp, at noon.  

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 (4), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $165 $200
Half Day (5-12), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $155 $200
Full Day, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $285 $365
After Camp, 3:00 – 5:30 pm $75 $90

*Family Tree membership level and above required for member discount.

Summer Camp 2018

Angry Earth
Dates: June 4 – 8
Sometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes all rock our world. Learn how wind, ice, snow, raging storms, and Earth’s inner fire have transformed the planet and life on it.

Hop, Slither & Crawl
Dates: June 11 – 15
Fantastic frogs, slithering snakes, leaping lizards, slippery salamanders, awesome alligators and terrific turtles.  Curious about these extraordinary creatures?  Spend the week discovering fascinating facts about reptiles and amphibians. Students will learn to safely and carefully observe these intriguing animals.

Native Americans
Dates: June 18 – 22
Discover how the first Texans lived.  We’ll learn how the Native Americans lived in harmony with their environment and how they utilized natural resources.  Students will have the opportunity to practice shelter-building, food-gathering, and pottery and weaving skills using native materials.  We’ll also learn to communicate with Native American sign language and play traditional Native American games.

Eye on the Sky
Dates: June 25 – 29
Where did inventors get the idea for airplanes, rockets or gliders? Nature has a wealth of organisms that take advantage of wide open spaces. We will spend a week learning about the natural and man-made wonders of the sky. Explore questions about bees, kites, helicopters, tall trees and more.

Grossology
Dates: July 2-3 and 5-6
Prorated to account for July 4 holiday:
Half Day (4): $130 member / $160 nonmember
Half Day (5-12): $120 member / $160 nonmember
Full Day: $225 member / $275 nonmember
After Camp: $60 member / $72 nonmember

It may be disgusting, but feces, blood, and regurgitation are all important elements in nature. Students will identify animal scat, learn why some animals regurgitate, why some animals suck blood, and why some people EAT bugs! Oh, that’s gross!

Angry Earth
Dates: July 9 – 13
Sometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes all rock our world. Learn how wind, ice, snow, raging storms, and Earth’s inner fire have transformed the planet and life on it.

Hop, Slither & Crawl
Dates: July 16 – 20
Fantastic frogs, slithering snakes, leaping lizards, slippery salamanders, awesome alligators and terrific turtles.  Curious about these extraordinary creatures?  Spend the week discovering fascinating facts about reptiles and amphibians. Students will learn to safely and carefully observe these intriguing animals.

Native Americans
Dates: July 23 – 27
Discover how the first Texans lived.  We’ll learn how the Native Americans lived in harmony with their environment and how they utilized natural resources.  Students will have the opportunity to practice shelter-building, food-gathering, and pottery and weaving skills using native materials.  We’ll also learn to communicate with Native American sign language and play traditional Native American games.

Eye on the Sky
Dates: July 30 – August 3
Where did inventors get the idea for airplanes, rockets or gliders? Nature has a wealth of organisms that take advantage of wide open spaces. We will spend a week learning about the natural and man-made wonders of the sky. Explore questions about bees, kites, helicopters, tall trees and more.

Registration for this week’s camp is closed. Please feel free to check out our last camp for the summer!

Grossology
Dates: August 6 – 10
It may be disgusting, but feces, blood, and regurgitation are all important elements in nature. Students will identify animal scat, learn why some animals regurgitate, why some animals suck blood, and why some people EAT bugs! Oh, that’s gross!

Registration for this week’s camp is closed. A huge thank you for another great summer!

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