Summer Camp 2020

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Summer Camp 2020

For ages 4 to 12
June 1 – August 7, 2020
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)

Summer Camp registration will open on February 4 for Arboretum Members and on February 18 for nonmembers. 

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.

Cost per week: Members Nonmembers
Half Day (4), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $165 $210
Half Day (5 & 6), 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

After Camp: Need a long 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. A snack will be provided.

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

*Registration Notes: Campers must be registered according to the age they will be at the time of the camp. 4-year-old campers must be at least 4 years old to participate. The Houston Arboretum reserves the right to transfer (if possible) a camper to the appropriate class according to age. Parents will be notified. 

**Be sure to double-check your cart at checkout for waitlisted camps before processing! Once the registration is paid it is considered final.

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

Great news, the 5-6 classes have an increased maximum class occupancy! We will now have a class for our 5-6 half day campers and a separate class for our 5-6 full day campers.

Summer Camp 2020

Spiders & Arachnids
Dates: June 1 – 5
What do the Green Lynx, Brown Recluse, Golden Orb and Black Widow have in common? They’re all spiders! Spiders can climb the tallest buildings and creep through the tiniest of cracks. Their silk is stronger than the strongest steel or any other man-made fiber. No wonder they are heroes of lore and literature from mythology to the movies. Join us for a week of exploring spiders through stories, hands-on crafts, games, and field investigations.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6 full day. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

Survivor
Dates: June 8 – 12
Come and experience the skills that animals, plants, and people need to survive. We will learn how to build a basic shelter, use echolocation to find food, and find out how to navigate with a compass. Enthusiastic instructors will ensure that everyone succeeds in our Arboretum tribes.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6 full day and the 7-8 class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

WOW! The Wonders of Water
Dates: June 15 – 19
Explore the wonderful world of water! Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body. Water cycles, a wetland safari, water creatures, and water labs will make this week a splash!

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 7-8 class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

Creative by Nature
Dates: June 22 – 26
Explore the connections between art and nature as we use the world around us as creative inspiration. Go for hikes to study Arboretum organisms, and then see how nature will inspire our works of art! Explore the use of natural materials to create projects like hiking sticks, mud paintings, and flower presses.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 7-8 class and the 9-12 class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

Eat or be Eaten
Dates: June 29 – July 3
Please note – this camp session is NOT prorated for the 4th of July holiday.

Why does a cat stalk its prey? Why are some grasshoppers shaped like a leaf? Life on our planet is a never-ending struggle between predators and prey. Come and find out how creatures great and small use smarts, speed, strength, special senses, coloration, and weapons to survive.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6 half day. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

Spiders & Arachnids
Dates: July 6 – 10
What do the Green Lynx, Brown Recluse, Golden Orb and Black Widow have in common? They’re all spiders! Spiders can climb the tallest buildings and creep through the tiniest of cracks. Their silk is stronger than the strongest steel or any other man-made fiber. No wonder they are heroes of lore and literature from mythology to the movies. Join us for a week of exploring spiders through stories, hands-on crafts, games, and field investigations.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

Survivor
Dates: July 13 – 17
Come and experience the skills that animals, plants, and people need to survive. We will learn how to build a basic shelter, use echolocation to find food, and find out how to navigate with a compass. Enthusiastic instructors will ensure that everyone succeeds in our Arboretum tribes.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6 full day and the 7-8 class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full. Waitlist for the 7-8 class is full.

WOW! The Wonders of Water
Dates: July 20 – 24
Explore the wonderful world of water! Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body. Water cycles, a wetland safari, water creatures, and water labs will make this week a splash!

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

Creative by Nature
Dates: July 27 – 31
Explore the connections between art and nature as we use the world around us as creative inspiration. Go for hikes to study Arboretum organisms, and then see how nature will inspire our works of art! Explore the use of natural materials to create projects like hiking sticks, mud paintings, and flower presses.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 4 year-old class. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

Eat or be Eaten
Dates: August 3 – 7
Why does a cat stalk its prey? Why are some grasshoppers shaped like a leaf? Life on our planet is a never-ending struggle between predators and prey. Come and find out how creatures great and small use smarts, speed, strength, special senses, coloration, and weapons to survive.

Register for Camp Register for After Camp

*Please note that the following have SOLD OUT: 5-6 full day. We do have waitlists available. Simply proceed with the registration and you will be automatically added until full.

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