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.


Camp Update (5/31/20): Summer Camp will be open this summer! Camp will be starting on July 6th (what was scheduled to be our second week of camp)


Camp COVID-19 Protocols


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 29th for 8-one week sessions. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the age below to register today!
UPDATE: Camp will start On July 6th (our week 2, we will not have week 1 of camp this summer)

Extended Care Options
Turtle Tots:
Rising kindergartners can stay for Kindergarten Extension until 3pm for an extra $100 per week
Explorers and Trailblazers: Rising 1st-4th graders can stay for extended care until 4pm for $100 a week (or $20 a day)

Weekly Camp Topics

Pre-registration, health forms, signed parent agreement, and membership are required.

Camp is SOLD OUT – Call 973-376-3587 to join the waitlist 

Turtle Tots (4 years olds-K) 9:00 am—12:00pm Campers must be four by January 1, 2020 and be able to use the bathroom alone
$250 for the week
Kindergarten Extension (K only) 12:30-3:00pm
Extra $100 per week

Explorers (1st & 2nd Graders) 9:00am—3:00pm (week 7 Sold Out)
$350 for the week

Trailblazers (3rd & 4th Graders) 9:00am—3:00pm  Only Offered the weeks of August 10th and 17th
$350 for the week


Parent Camp Handbook
Camper Health and Emergency Form
COVID-19 release



August Mini Camps
August 24th-28th
August 31st-September 4th

School hasn’t started just yet, enjoy the last week of summer at CHA. This camp is exclusively for our Turtle Tots (4 years old – rising K).  Pre-registration online, health forms,and membership are required. Attend for just one day or for the whole week. Please bring a snack.

Turtle Tots 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Campers must be able to use the bathroom alone
$55/day or $250/week

SOLD OUT – Call 973-376-3587 to join the waitlist 

Parent Camp Handbook
Camper Health and Emergency Form
COVID-19 release


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.