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

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


2021 Camp COVID-19 Protocols

Nature Discovery Summer Camp 2021


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 28th for 8-one week sessions. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the age below to register today!

Extended Care Options
Turtle Tots:
Rising kindergartners can stay for Kindergarten Extension until 3pm for an extra $100 per week

Bonus Week
This year we will be offering a 9th week of camp for Turtle Tots and Trailblazers

Camp Topics 2021

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

Turtle Tots (4 years olds- Rising K) 9:00 am—12:00pm Campers must be four by the start of camp and be able to use the bathroom alone SOLD OUT
$275 for the week
Kindergarten Extension (Rising K only) 12:00-3:00pm
Extra $100 per week
Email or Call 973-376-3587 to join the waitlist

Explorers (Rising 1st & 2nd Graders) 9:00am—3:00pm – SOLD OUT
$375 for the week
Email or Call 973-376-3587 to join the waitlist

Trailblazers (Rising 3rd & 4th Graders) 9:00am—3:00pm  Only offered the week of August 23rd – SOLD OUT
$375 for the week
Email or 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.