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Winter Camp

New this year: 4 year old classes!

January 2 – 5, 2018
For explorers ages 4 to 12
Children are taught in classes by age: (4, 5 – 6, 7 – 8, and 9 – 12)

Fees:                                        Members*                                 Nonmembers

Half Day (4) 9am-noon           $135                                          $180

Half Day (5-12) 9am-noon      $125                                          $165

Full Day 9am-3pm                  $225                                          $285

*Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

Nature Rangers

Have you ever wondered what a naturalist does? We will use our 155 acre nature sanctuary as base camp to hone our naturalist skills. Discover the secrets of the forest as you learn how to track animals that make their home at the Arboretum. Listen to bird talk, make tools for scientific investigation, and help the Houston Arboretum with a conservation project!

Live animal encounters, outdoor games, nature hikes, and lots of hands-on fun science activities are always a part of the Arboretum experience.

The 5-6 age group and 7-8 age group are full but you can still register online to get on our waitlist!

Register Online

Winter Camp FAQs

Morning Camps: Bring water & a snack
Day Camps: Bring water, lunch and a snack.
Arrival times: No sooner than 8:30 am, but before 9 am please
Pick up time: End of camp time, else we may charge $1/minute.
Medications: We do not administer medications
Mosquitoes: We do carry DEET spray, or please bring your own
Sunscreen: Please bring your own
Lunchtime: Children will eat lunch, clean their space, and then have the option to play board games, read books, color, or watch a G, child-oriented film during their daily lunchtime
Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received via email to If notice is received 0-10 days prior to the camp indicated, there is no refund. If notice is received 11+ days prior to the indicated camp, it will be a 50% refund, minus a $25 processing fee.
Transfers: We do not offer and can not guarantee transfers between camps. If a camp transfer can be accommodated, there is a $25 processing fee per transfer per camp.
Attire: Children will be spending time both outdoors and indoors; Please be sure to send your child with outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather (coat, hat, etc.)
Inclement Weather Policy In the event of inclement weather, we will make an announcement about camp closure as quickly as possible. Updated information will be available on our website and we will send an email to participants about any cancellation, if possible. If camp is closed due to inclement weather, there will be no refunds or exchanges.


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