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Summer Camp

Ages 4 to 12
June 6 – August 12, 2022
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.

After Camp

Campers will enjoy outdoor nature walks, games, or time on the Nature Playscape and indoor activities like crafts, board games, and card games. In the event of weather advisories, students will have the option to watch child appropriate nature videos or movies.


Pricing

4 and 5-6 Year Old Half Day

9 am – 12 pm
$190 member / $240 nonmember

5-12 Year Old Full Day

9 am – 3 pm
$295 member / $370 nonmember

5-12 Year Old After Camp

3 – 5:30 pm
$85 member / $100 nonmember

The week of July 4th will be prorated – please see below for pricing.

Family Tree membership level and above required for member discount.

Registration Notes: Houston Arboretum Camps are fundamentally educational in nature and curriculum-based. 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 shopping cart for waitlisted camps before continuing to the checkout page. Once the registration is paid it is considered final.


Micro World

June 6 – 10

An entire universe of living things is thriving right outside the limits of our eyes. Using microscopes and hand lenses to understand this hidden world shows us nature from a new perspective. Tunnel down through the forest floor and dive into a drop of water to see what tiny creatures are all around us. 

Outdoor Adventures

June 13 – 17

Learn what it takes to be an adventurer in Texas! Gain experience and knowledge about exciting outdoor skills like geocaching, hiking, camping, and camp crafts. Have fun with outdoor leadership and team-building challenges. 

First Texans

June 20 – 24

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 American Indian games. 

Nature’s Inventors

June 27 – July 1

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. What will you be inspired to invent?

Angry Earth

July 5 – 8
This camp is prorated due to the 4th of July holiday

4 and 5-6 Year Old Half Day
$150 member / $190 nonmember

5-12 Year Old Full Day
$235 member / $295 nonmember

5-12 Year Old After Camp
$70 member / $80 nonmember

Sometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, and 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. 

Micro World

July 11 – 15

An entire universe of living things is thriving right outside the limits of our eyes. Using microscopes and hand lenses to understand this hidden world shows us nature from a new perspective. Tunnel down through the forest floor and dive into a drop of water to see what tiny creatures are all around us. 

Outdoor Adventures

July 18 – 22

Learn what it takes to be an adventurer in Texas! Gain experience and knowledge about exciting outdoor skills like geocaching, hiking, camping, and camp crafts. Have fun with outdoor leadership and team-building challenges. 

First Texans

July 25 – 29

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 American Indian games. 

Nature’s Inventors

August 1 – 5

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. What will you be inspired to invent? 

Angry Earth

August 8 – 12

Sometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, and 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. 

Registration note: the 4-year-old, 5-6 half-day, 5-6 full-day, and 7-8 full-day classes have reached capacity. After Camp has reached capacity. Waitlists are available until they have been filled.