Camps

We have eight weeks of summer camp plus multiple mini camps throughout the year!

Our camps range from 3 years old (must be able to use the bathroom alone) through 4th grade.

 

 

 

 

Spring Break Camp
April 15th – 19th

Explore the Arboretum this spring break and discover the plants and animals that are emerging from their winter homes.  Please bring a snack and lunch and dress for the outdoors.
Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required.  Attend for just one day or for the whole week!.

Turtle Tots (3 year olds – Kindergarten) 9:00 AM-12:30 PM -SOLD OUT!
3 years olds must be able to use the bathroom alone
$55/day or $250 for the week
Register Here

Explorers (1st and 2nd Graders) 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$75/day or $350 for the week
Register Here

Camper Health and Emergency Form
Parent Camp Handbook

Please note:  Only families who are Arboretum Members can participate in our camp programs.

 

 

June Mini Camps
June 10th-14th and June 17th-21st

3 year olds – Kindergarten 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
3 years olds must be able to use the bathroom alone

Summer is almost here!  Get ready for the season with the CHA as we explore the woodlands, play games, and more! This camp is exclusively for our Turtle Tots (3-5 years old).  Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required.  Attend for just one day or for the whole week. Please bring a lunch and a snack.

$55/day or $250 for the week

Week of June 10th Register Here

Week of June 17th Register Here

Camper Health and Emergency Form
Parent Camp Handbook

Please note:  Only families who are Arboretum Members can participate in our camp programs.

 

 

Nature Discovery Summer Camp
Registration will open March 1st

For children in grades Pre-K through 4th!

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides a perfect environment for children to learn about and appreciate the natural world. Your child’s innate curiosity and joy in learning will be sparked by hands-on discovery led by our staff of experienced educators. Each weekly theme incorporates science, outdoor exploration, and critical thinking that challenges and engages interests. Time spent at Nature Discovery Camp will leave your camper with a lifetime of discoveries and memories.

Camp begins on June 25, 2018 for 8-one week sessions. The 3rd and 4th grade group (Trailblazers) will only be offered August 5th -16th (the last two weeks of camp).

Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

New This Year: This year for the week of July 4th we are offering the option to register for individual days (this will be on a separate registration page).
We are also offering a extended care for 1st-4th graders until 4pm, this will be an option in the registration page.

Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Pre-registration, Health Form, signed Parent Agreement (found on last page), and membership are required.  Click below to register online today!

TURTLE TOTS (3 year olds – Kindergarten) 9am to 12:30pm
3 year olds must be able to use the bathroom alone
$250/child per week for the week
Kindergarten Extension Option (Rising Kindergartners only!) 12:30pm-3pm
Extra $100/week

Register Here for Turtle Tots and Kindergarten Extension

Register Here for the week of July 4th Turtle Tots and Kindergarten Extension (Week 2) ($55/child per day + $20/day for kindergarten extension)

EXPLORERS (Campers entering 1st and 2nd Grades) 9am to 3pm
$350/child per week
Extended Care Option 3pm-4pm Pick up is at 4pm sharp (penalties to incur for late pick up)
Extra $100/week

Register Here for Explorers

Register Here for the week of July 4th Explorers (Week 2) ($75/child per day + $20/day for Extended Care)

TRAILBLAZERS (Campers entering 3rd and 4th Grades) 9am to 3pm
Only Offered Weeks 7 & 8 

$350/child per week
Extended Care Option 3pm-4pm Pick up is at 4pm sharp (penalties to incur for late pick up)
Extra $100/week

Register Here for Trailblazers

Camper Health and Emergency Form
Parent Camp Handbook

Please note:  Only families who are Arboretum Members can participate in our camp programs.

 

 

 

 

“My son became our resident naturalist, armed with new facts and discoveries about living things from his favorite camp.” – Lilian Cho, Camper Parent


“It was fun learning about animals and playing cool games.  I liked learning new things about animals that I never knew about.” -Owen C., Explorer

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

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 Camp Handbook

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.