Summer Camps

To Register
Online under each camp description

Call: 614.715.8028
Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Download a Registration form

Nature is the touchstone for the Conservatory’s summer camp programs. Children explore the natural world through the lens of science and the arts. Each week is themed and includes age-appropriate and enriching activities. Camps are offered for ages 5 through 13. Please contact the Camp Coordinator at 614.715.8028 for more information.

Camp Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm and Friday, 9am–3pm

After you register, you will receive a confirmation packet with emergency medical and release forms that must be signed and returned to the Conservatory for registration to be complete.


Ages 5–6  |  Ages 7–8  |  Ages 9–11  |  Ages 11–13
 

Green Thumbs - Ages 7–8

June 6–10
Dig into gardening fun! It’s time to get dirty in the garden and put green thumbs to work. Plant and pick while discovering how a garden grows.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Art in the Garden - Ages 5–6

June 6–10
The gardens are full of color and texture just waiting to inspire you! Explore the gardens and practice art skills in this week of outdoor fun. By the end of each day, everyone will be wearing soil, paint and smiles.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Junior Urban Gardeners

June 13–17
It's planting season! Learn the skills to achieve garden greatness. Experts on community gardening and urban garden design lead activities in planting, creating, and learning about all things green.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Nature Detectives - Ages 7–8

June 13–17
Grab some binoculars, roll up your sleeves, and get outside. From pond study to bird watching, investigate the many environments and gardens of the Conservatory. 
 
$200 members; $210 non-members

Story Books Alive - Ages 5–6

June 13–17
Have you ever tasted green eggs and ham, or knitted a thneed? Get ready for a storybook adventure with a week exploring the magical world of Dr. Suess and other favorite children's books.  
$200 members; $210 non-members

Art Adventures - Ages 7–8

June 20–24
Calling all budding artists! Use the Conservatory’s flowering gardens and art exhibits to create works of art, preserve flowers, and experiment with patterns and colors.  It will be an imagination art creation!
$220 members; $230 non-members

Dough Crazy - Ages 9–11

June 20–24
Pretzels, pizza & pie! Don an apron and dig your hands into mixing, kneading, rolling, baking and filling doughs of all kinds.
$220 members; $230 non-members

Happy Habitats - Ages 9–11

June 20–24
Learn about the homes of plants and animals. Roll up your pant legs and explore the pond for dragonfly nymphs, or use investigative skills in the dense rainforest biome.
$220 members; $230 non-members

Week of Wack - Ages 11–13

June 27–July 1
Get crazy with food experimentation, mystery ingredients, and surprising food pairings. It will be a week of imagination food creation— with a dash of competition!
$220 members; $230 non-members

Summer Scientists - Ages 9–11

June 27–July 1
There are discoveries to be made and fun to be had. From biology to engineering, spend a week exploring the awesome world of science.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Snack Attack

June 27–July 1
Let’s party!  Discover how to make healthy snack foods using fresh produce, from dips and wraps to something sweet to eat. Learn how to throw a party and get ready for July 4th celebrations.
 
$220 members; $230 non-members

Garden Chefs - Ages 7–8

July 11–15
Yum, yum, yum, fresh food is fun! Plant, pick and learn in the garden, then wash the dirt from your hands, don an apron, and create in the kitchen using the fresh harvest.  
$220 members; $230 non-members

Fine Art Camp - Ages 9–11

July 11–15
Find inspiration in the Conservatory diverse plant life, gardens and art pieces. Channel your inner Picasso and paint, sculpt and create masterpieces.
$220 members; $230 non-members

Little Pirates - Ages 5–6

July 11–15
Yo ho ho and a whole lot of fun!  Grab a map and spyglass—a treasure hunt and excitement awaits those who are ready for this pirate adventure.
$200 members; $210 non-members

The "Bs" of Pollination - Ages 5–6

July 18–22
They crawl, they fly, and they pollinate. With a magnifying glass in one hand and binoculars in the other, spend the week outdoors, searching for the creatures responsible for fruits and vegetables.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Cookbooks and Passports - Ages 9–11

July 18–22
It’s a short journey from the garden to the kitchen, but you’ll travel across the globe. Learn about gardening and cooking and prepare foods from different regions of the world. 
$220 members; $230 non-members

Everything Paper - Ages 7–8

July 18–22
Paper is an awesome medium for art masterpieces. Learn to make paper, sculpt, cut, fold, and paint. The paper possibilities are endless!
$220 members; $230 non-members

Summer Sampler - Ages 11–13

July 25–29
Summer is the ultimate time for food and sun. Harvest ingredients for salads and salsa, and learn how to make your own ice cream. Enjoy the last day of camp with an exciting cook-off.  
$220 members; $230 non-members

Global Chefs - Ages 7–8

July 25–29
Travel the world without leaving the kitchen and gardens!  Learn about faraway places and cultures and prepare fresh and healthy international recipes.  
$220 members; $230 non-members

Whoa Water! - Ages 9–11

July 25–29
Grab some water shoes and explore the most important resource in the world. From pond study to water balloons, this will be a week of fun, laughter and learning.
$200 members; $210 non-members

Garden to Kitchen - Ages 9–11

August 1–5
Grab a spade, and a spatula. Dig into the world of gardening and learn about growing your own food. Then, head into the kitchen to enjoy cooking and sampling a variety of fresh-picked foods. 
$220 members; $230 non-members

Love'n the Oven - Ages 7–8

August 1–5
There is nothing better than something fresh baked in the oven. Make favorite baked goods, with a nutritional boost, and add fun flavors with garden produce.
 
$220 members; $230 non-members