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.

 

 

 

 

Nature Discovery Summer Camp
Weekly Camps from June 24th – August 16th

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 24th 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: We are also offering a extended care for 1st-4th graders until 4pm, this will be an option in the registration page.
              July 4th Mini Camp – Register by day for the week of July 4th

 

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

Turtle Tots and Kindergarten Extension Registration  SOLD OUT!

 

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

Explorers Registration Week 8 is Sold Out

 

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

Trailblazers Registration  Week 8 is Sold Out

Camper Health and Emergency Form
Parent Camp Handbook

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

Vaccination Requirements: Campers must be update to date on their vaccinations or have religious or health related exemptions. Without proof of exemption campers will not be able to attend camp. This is required by the New Jersey Department of Health.

 

 

Fall Mini Camp
November 7th & 8th

Children will explore the Arboretum as the leaves change colors and the weather starts to cool.  Please bring a snack and lunch, and dress for the outdoors.  Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required. Register for one or both days. Children must be three years old by the start of camp and able to use the bathroom alone.

Turtle Tots (3 years olds-K) 9:00 am to 12:30pm
$55 per day

Register Here

 

“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.