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Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Find your place in nature!

 

 

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Camps also integrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and develop a sense of exploration and adventure in children.

Camps are designed for specific ages/grades. Children need to be the designated age or grade by the date the camp occurs. Grade levels are the grade your child will be entering in the fall 2019.

Our new Camp Plus option lets you extend the fun up until 5 pm. Only available for select camps.

*Excludes one day and Girl Scout camps.

Cool Science Explorations

Ages 4 – Kindergarten | 1st & 2nd grade

Age 4-K

In this NEW camp, young scientists will investigate the world of science and nature around them. Campers will investigate the smallest creatures that call the Arboretum home, including some found right under their very own feet! This week is also packed with daily engineering explorations with objects that float, sink, roll and pop.

Weeklong camps:
June 3-7
9am-12pm
$250 ($225 members)

Register for Cool Science Explorations Weeklong

One-day camps:
Join us for one or two days of science explorations.
July 1 I July 2
9am-12pm
$60 ($50 members)

Register for Cool Science Explorations One-Day


1st & 2nd Grade

If you are into science, then this camp is for you! Each day your child will learn as different scientists: engineer, astronomer, geologist, chemist, biologist and more! Days will be action-packed with hands-on experiments and activities and campers will keep a science notebook of their experiments to inspire them throughout the rest of summer!

Weeklong camps:
June 10-14 I July 8-12
9am-3pm
$270 ($250 members)

Register for Weeklong Cool Science Explorations

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Add Camps Plus for 1st & 2nd Graders

 

Creature Feature

Ages 4 – Kindergarten

1st & 2nd Grade

Ages 4 – Kindergarten

Go wild about animals this summer! Last year’s popular camp returns with ALL NEW garden critters! Each day campers will explore the fascinating world of the animals that call the Arboretum home. Investigate where animals live, how they survive and what makes them unique. Hands-on explorations, games and nature safaris in the garden reveal the secret lives of squirrels, lizards, turtles and more!

Weeklong camps:
June 3-7 | July 8-12
9am-12pm
$250 ($225 members)

Register for Creature Feature Ages 4-K


1st & 2nd Grade

Ever wonder how wild animals big and small survive at the Arboretum? In this camp, children will investigate the amazing feats that happen right under their own noses. How do lizards walk on windows and walls? How do squirrels and rabbits escape from nightly predators? Hands-on explorations, games and nature safaris in the garden reveal the secret lives of animals.

Weeklong camps:
July 22-26 I August 5-9
9am-3pm
$270 ($250 members)

Register for Creature Feature Grades 1 & 2

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus for Grades 1 & 2

One day camps:
Join us for one or two days of critter explorations.
July 1 | July 2
1-4pm
$60 ($50 members)

Register for One-Day Creature Feature 


Makers in the Garden

Ages 4 – Kindergarten

1st & 2nd Grade

3rd & 4th Grade

5th & 6th Grade

 

Ages 4 – Kindergarten

Does your child love to make, tinker, build or invent? In this NEW camp, children will explore, design, construct and share their DIY creations. Using an array of materials and technologies, campers will create bugs, flowers, buildings, and other nature-inspired objects to take home while learning about the natural world around them.

Weeklong camps:
June 10-14 I July 22-26
9am-12pm
$250 ($225 members)

Register for Makerts Age 4-K


1st & 2nd Grade

Does your child love to make, tinker, build or invent? In this NEW camp, children will explore, design, construct and share their DIY creations. Using an array of materials and technologies, camper will create nature-inspired objects to take home. Activities will include: circuits, animatronics, contraptions and more!

Weeklong camps:
June 17-21 I July 29-August 2
9am-3pm
$270 ($250 members)

Register for Makers Grades 1& 2

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus for Grades 1 & 2


3rd & 4th Grade

One day camps:
Join us for one or two days full of DIY projects that campers can take home!
July 1 I July 2
9am-12pm
$70 ($60 members)

Register for Makers Grades 3 & 4


5th & 6th Grade

One day camps:
Join us for one or two days full of DIY projects that campers can take home!
July 1 I July 2
1-4 pm
$70 ($60 members)

Register for Makers Grades 5 & 6

 

Adventure Camp

3rd & 4th Grade

5th – 7th Grade

 

Adventure Camp Jr. | 3rd & 4th Grade

In this specially-designed outdoors camp for adventurous kids, campers will work in teams to navigate the Arboretum, hike a local nature preserve and learn how to kayak in a swimming pool! Campers will learn about their role in the environment during nature investigations.

Weeklong camps:
June 17-21 I June 24-28
9am-3pm
$385 ($360 members)

Register for Adventure Camp Jr.

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus Adventure Camp Jr.


Adventure Camp | 5th – 7th Grade

Come and experience adventure in Dallas’ great outdoors! Campers will work in teams to navigate the Arboretum, hike a local nature preserve, learn to cast a fishing rod and kayak on White Rock Lake. Teams will work together to design and build an obstacle course challenge and race each other to the finish line!

Weeklong camps:
June 17-21 I June 24-28
9am-3pm
$385 ($360 members)

Register for Adventure Camp

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm Monday-Thursday.
Not available on Friday due to kayaking.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus Adventure Camp

 

SciQuest

3rd & 4th Grade

5th – 7th Grade

SciQuest Jr. | 3rd & 4th grade

Last year’s wildly popular camp is back with all new STEM discoveries. Ever wonder what it would be like if you were the first kid in space? STEM activities include investigations about NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, Mars Insight and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, in conjunction with the University of North Texas. Find out what you would need to survive as we explore the history and future of space travel! Campers will explore with mBot robots, 3D printing, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies.

Weeklong camps:
July 22-26 I August 5-9
9am-3pm
$385 ($360 members)

Register for SciQuest Jr.

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus SciQuest Jr.


5th – 7th grade

Last year’s wildly popular camp is back with all new STEM discoveries. Ever wonder what it would be like if you were the first kid in space? STEM activities include investigations about NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, Mars Insight and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, in conjunction with the University of North Texas. Find out what you would need to survive as we explore the history and future of space travel! Campers will explore with VEX IQ robots, 3D printing, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies.

Weeklong camps:
July 15-19 I July 29-August 2
9am-3pm
$385 ($360 members)

Register for SciQuest Camp

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5 pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camps Plus SciQuest Camp

 

Girl Scout Camps

Brownie Camp

Junior Camp

Brownie Camp

Join us for a week filled with fascinating nature and art investigations in the most beautiful place in Dallas! In this NEW camp, girls will earn and receive the following badges: Outdoor Art Creator, Bugs, Outdoor Adventurer and Hiker. Days will be packed with outdoor and indoor activities, garden explorations and friendship. Open to registered Girl Scout Brownies only.

Weeklong camps:
July 8-12
9am-3pm
$330 ($300 members)

Register for Brownie Camp

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camp Plus Brownies


Junior Camp

Come experience nature and art explorations in one of the most beautiful gardens in the country!  Girls will earn and receive the following badges: Outdoor Art Explorer, Gardener, Animal Habitats and Flowers. The week is filled with indoor and outdoor hands-on investigations, adventures in the garden, fun games and friendship. Open to registered Girl Scout Juniors only.

Weeklong camps:
July 15-19
9am-3pm
$330 ($300 members)

Register for Girl Scout Junior Camp

Camp Plus:
Extend the fun! After care from 3-5 pm each day.
$65 per week (members $55)

Register for Camp Plus Girl Scout Junior

 

 

Organization:

Dallas Arboretum

Location:

8525 GARLAND ROAD
Dallas, TX, 75218
United States

Phone:

214.515.6615
Contact name: 
Dallas Arboretum
Email address: 
Dates: 
07/15/2019
07/16/2019
07/17/2019
Time: 
9 am-12 pm; 9 am-3 pm