Registration has opened for the Garden’s summer camps. S.E.E.D (Summer Exploration, Engagement, and Discovery) Camp in the Garden offers fun and stimulating experiences for kids from preschool to middle school. Camps sell out every year, so make sure to sign up today!
Subjects this year include the following:
Ancient Animals: From dinosaurs to dire wolves, megalodons to megafauna, ancient animals once roamed the earth. In this camp for children ages 4 to 5, we’ll learn all about the many incredible creatures that lived long ago.
Critter Connection: Texas is home to many amazing creatures both large and small–you just have to know where to look! Each day in this camp for children ages 6 to 7, we’ll learn about a different Texas native critter through fun explorations, activities and games.
|Ancient Animals (Ages 4-5) — June 5-9, 9 am – 12 pm|
|Critter Connection (Ages 6-7) — June 5-9, 9 am – 3 pm|
|Ancient Animals (Ages 4-5) — June 12-16, 9 am – 12 pm|
|Critter Connection (6-7) — June 12-19, 9 am – 3 pm|
|E-STEAM Explorers (12-14) — June 20-23, 9 am – 3 pm|
|Wilderness Skills (8-11) — June 26-30, 9 am – 3pm|
|Earth, Moon and Stars (4-5) — June 26-30, 9am – 12pm|
|Wilderness Skills (8-11) — July 10-14, 9 am – 3pm|
|Earth, Moon and Stars (4-5) — July 10-14, 9am – 12pm|
E-STEAM Explorers: In this camp for children ages 12-14, we’ll explore the world around us through the lens of environmental science, technology, engineering, art and math. Campers will design and build solar ovens to cook s’mores, 3D model and print a custom bubble wand, discover career connections, and so much more.
Wilderness Skills: Spending time in nature opens our hearts and minds, but it can take some savvy skills to navigate safely! In this camp for children ages 8 to 11, we’ll become leaders in outdoor citizenship and hone our survival chops in the supportive environment of the garden. Campers will learn to identify resources and threats in nature, construct a survival shelter and build teamwork through fun challenges.
Earth, Moon & Stars: Outer space won’t seem so far away in this camp! Children ages 4 to 5 will learn all about our place in the Solar System and how the moon and sun affect life on Earth. Campers will become astronomers as they investigate day and night cycles, seasons, constellations, and more.
Students will enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. “We play games, make crafts and conduct investigations that help students appreciate the world around them and teach them to see themselves as an integral part of nature,” says Anna Sorelle, innovative learning manager for special programs.
Instructors also introduce social and emotional learning techniques that teach campers to self-regulate in new environments and be fully present for the camp experience.
“I hear again and again that families appreciate the warmth and welcome that our staff offer our campers,” says Sorelle. “We strive to help every camper feel safe and welcome so that they learn and grow with us.”