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

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.  Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the age below to register today!

Summer Camp Themes 2018

Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required.  Click below to register online today!

Turtle Tots (3 Years old to Kindergarten);
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
$250/child per week  (Week 6 & 8 Sold Out)

Kindergarten Extended Day (Turtle Tots entering Kindergarten);
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$350/child per week (Week 5,6, 7 & 8 Sold Out)

Explorers (Campers entering 1st and 2nd Grades);
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$350/child per week

Trailblazers (Campers entering 3rd and 4th Grades);
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$350/child per week

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 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.