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Summer Camp

Summer Camp at The Bartlett!!
The lush grounds of the Bartlett Arboretum feature 20 acres of manicured gardens showcasing plants from around the world, while our trails wind their way through nearly 70 acres of forest, wetland, meadow and pond habitats. We offer a unique opportunity for children to explore and learn about plants, animals, and a variety of nature-related topics in a convenient and safe residential setting.

Children joining camp will be on their way to becoming true junior scientists and naturalists. They will learn all about the natural world around them and connect with it on a daily basis. Our enthusiastic staff consists of college aged men and women who are passionate about nature and protecting it for future generations. Your child will learn the basics of gardening, work on creative art activities, meet plants and animals from around the world, and most importantly, have days full of fun!

We look forward to providing your child with a summer program filled with exploration, hands-on learning and fun as they expand their appreciation of nature.

Summer Week 1: July 7th - July 11th
A great session for the explorer in your family. Well investigate and learn about every habitat at the Arboretum and see whats happening with our plants and animals as summer heats up. Well scoop in the pond, check for returning butterflies and get familiar with our gardens and grounds.

Champion Trees and Special Plants Week 2: July 14th - July 18th
The Arboretum is home to some spectacular trees. Campers will learn all about their history, importance and special features. Well also investigate some of our more exotic species be spending time in and around our greenhouse and Tropical Garden.

Flowering Plants, Butterflies & Honeybees Week 3: July 21st - July 25th
Our Perrenial Garden, Honeybee hives and Butterfly Garden will be in full swing by the middle of the summer and campers will get up close and personal with exciting pollinators and the plants they interact with. Well use microscopes and magnifying glasses to take a closer look at these amazing insects and do some collecting throughout the week.

Edible Gardening Week 4: July 28th - August 1st
As more and more families and communities become connected to where their food comes from well take this week to showcase our Vegetable and Herb Gardens. Campers will help harvest crops from our gardens to share with their families at home, and well have some special snacks during the camp day as well!

Animal Week Week 5: August 4th- August 8th
This is the week for animal lovers. This week you will study and learn about a different animal family every day. We will have some special visitors bring animals in for you to meet as well as going out and finding animals on our grounds and in the woods. Campers will learn basics in birding, how to identify animals tracks, and what our furry friends like to munch on throughout the woods

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Extended Day: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4* - 11 years *4 year olds enrolled attend half day camp from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with an option to stay for lunch.

$300 for Members
$350 for Nonmembers
$20/day for extended day
$150 for Members (4yr old half day)
$175 for Nonmembers (4yr old half day)

Mini Session: $195 for Members/$225 for Non Members

Please contact Todd DuPont at for more information.
Registration required and space is limited.

For more information please download the Summer Camp Brochure: 2014 Summer Camp Brochure

To register, please download the Summer Camp Registration form: 2014 Summer Camp Registration

Please download and complete the Health Form: Health Form