Summer Nature Discovery CampCounselor Rebecca Unger, dark shirt, takes children to the Stone House from the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's grounds Aug. 10. Assisting are volunteers Emily Wertheimer, back left, and Erica Einhorn. A number of programs are scheduled at the arboretum this fall.

One-week sessions from June 27th – August 19th, 2016
Turtle Tots: 9am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-3pm (Ages 3½-5)
Explorers: 9am- 3pm (Entering 1st Grade – Entering 3rd Grade)
Hawks: 9am-3pm (Entering 4th Grade – Entering 5th Grade)(Hawks only offered select weeks)

Each week of Nature Discovery Camp will explore a different nature theme. Campers will spend the day exploring that theme through guided investigations, hands-on exploration, and outdoor activity. Please bring a lunch and snack and dress for the outdoors!

You can find descriptions of our weekly themes here:

Summer Camp Themes 2016.pdf

Please note:  Only families who are Arboretum Members can participate in this program.

Register Online:

Turtle Tots   Explorers   Hawks

Health Forms

If your child is participating in any of our weekly classes (Turtle Tots or After school Clubs) or camps, please be sure to have a health form completed and given to us by the first class. This ensures the health and safety of all of our participants!

You can download the health form here:  Camper_Health_and_Emergency_Form.pdf

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Please read through our Parent/Guardian handbook for useful information about Arboretum program rules and procedures. All program participants need to sign and return the agreement (found on the last page) two weeks before the start of a camp and/or Arboretum program. You can download the Parent/Guardian Handbook here: Parent Handbook 2016

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Refunds will be made except for a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made after the program begins will require a doctor’s note for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. All returned checks received will be charged an additional $50 fee deduction for bank charges. CHA has the right to cancel any program and CHA will refund the full amount that was paid.