Get Lost in the Natural World! Awaken the Wild in You!
Discover a new theme each week, which is tied to the plants and animals that live at the Arboretum. We’ll roam the Bartlett’s grounds from swamp to forest to greenhouse. Along the way we will create art, complete hands-on investigations indoors and out, have lots of time to play, and enjoy nature together!
Complete nature immersion experiences for youth from June 24 - August 16.
Camp hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Preregistration required.
Snack provided, however children are responsible for their own nut-free lunch. Children should dress appropriately for weather.
Early Bird Discount before February 26!
Membership Discounts Available. Join Today!
Space is limited, so please make your reservations soon. Full payment is required at registration; 50% refundable up to April 15. No refunds after April 15. *Member discounts are applied for family and senior memberships only. Member Discount: 15% • Early Bird Discount (before Feb.26): 10%. Best discount will be applied up to 25%. NOTE: If you have been issued a special discount code, it overrides other discounts listed and only the percent associated to the code will be applied at checkout.
If you are not currently a member, please click here to get your family membership to qualify for the additional savings.
For more information, please call 203.883.4035, email Education Director Mike Belletzkie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to download our summer camp brochure 2019.
June 24 - June 28, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Insects! The forest is alive with critters if you know where to look. Spend the week discovering how a variety of animals move, where they live, what they eat, and how to find them! $425/week
Learn to identify animal tracks and signs in the woods
Create your own animal footprint cast
Make a bird’s nest
Meet live animals
Potions & Concoctions
July 1, 2, 3 (3-day week), Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
Use plants to make secret potions! Spend time in the Bartlett’s beautiful herb garden – and use the plants we harvest in creative ways. Delight in mixing and making your own concoctions! $255/week
Create herb infused olive oil
Make herb infused soap
Make natural bath bombs
Make temporary lava lamps
Raiders of the Lost Artifact
July 8 - July 12, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
Calling all treasure hunters! Dig up fossils, artifacts, and lost treasures in a camp experience like no other where you become Indiana Jones and hunt for lost treasures! $425/week
Search for fossils and artifacts in our archeology site
Go on excited treasure hunts
Create your own fossil
Create your own dinosaur egg
Dissect an owl pellet
Craft & Build
July 15 - July 19, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
Discover your creative side while experiencing the wonders of nature! We will build lots of exciting projects. Let’s get crafty and build this summer! $425/week
Build and decorate a popsicle stick cabin
Take the egg drop challenge
Build and decorate bird house and bird feeders
Build a recycled city
July 22 - July 26, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
The great bug hunt! Hike the trails looking for different creatures. Make bug jars to keep specimens. Investigate bugs all around us. $425/week
Make bug jars to keep specimens
Build a solitary beehive
Meet a real life bee keeper
Watch butterflies emerge from a cocoon and release them outside
July 29 - August 2, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
Let’s cool off this summer with water and nature! Search for animals and insects in the pond. Meet aquatic animals. Make a splash at the arboretum! $425/week
Build and race twig boats down the river
Search for animals and insects in the pond
Meet aquatic animals
Learn and play with bubbles
Go on a boat ride
Discover Garden to Table
August 5 - August 9, Entering Kindergarten to Entering 5th Grade
“Dig in” to food crops! Harvest from our vegetable garden, create garden-inspired crafts, and prepare and eat a variety of snacks. $425/week
Cook with veggies grown right at the Arboretum
Create your own herb garden
Make seed balls
Decorate a flowerpot to take home
Visit a farm for fruit picking
August 12 - August 16, Entering 2nd Grade to Entering 5th Grade
Test your survival skills and learn new ones on an adventure into the wilderness. We will spend the week becoming survival experts! $425/week
Learn all about wilderness survival gear
Learn how to make a water filter out of natural materials
Build a shelter
Cook smores over a campfire
Become a survival expert on a hiking field trip
Space is limited, so please make your reservations soon. Full payment is required at registration; 50% refundable up to April 15th. No refunds after April 15, 2019.