Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Education, Field Trips & Learning

Cape Fear Botanical Garden Summer Camps

Summer 2022

Scholarships may be available. Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org or call 910-486-0221 x 43 for more information. Early bird members-only registration until March 15th. Don’t Forget to Check out our Camp T-Shirt Deals when you register. 

(FULL) Summer Naturalist Ages 11-15 July 19th-21st 9am – 3pm 

This camp is FULL! Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Learn about some of the most amazing environments on Earth with hands-on activities and outdoor explorations.

Kids Gone Wild Ages 8-12 July 25th-29th 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Each day we’ll enjoy new outdoor adventures including touring the Garden Gone Wild exhibit, pond dipping, hiking, and a campfire. Campers will learn nature exploration skills like identifying animal tracks, using a compass and the leave no trace principles. 

Preregister here! Fees: $65 for Garden Members and $80 for Non-Members

(FULL)Naturally Creative Ages 6-10 August 1st-5th 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 

This camp is FULL! Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Learn about some of the most amazing environments on Earth with hands-on activities and outdoor explorations.

(FULL) Animals Around the World August 8th – August 12 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This camp is FULL! Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Learn about some of the most amazing environments on Earth with hands-on activities and outdoor explorations.

(FULL) Day Camp: Beat the Heat Session A Ages 4-7 August 16th 9am – 3pm 

This camp is FULL! Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Learn about some of the most amazing environments on Earth with hands-on activities and outdoor explorations.

(FULL) Day Camp: Beat the Heat Session B Ages 4-7 August 17th 9am – 3pm 

This camp is FULL! Please email bgoldentyer@capefearbg.org to be added to the waitlist. Learn about some of the most amazing environments on Earth with hands-on activities and outdoor explorations.

Day Camp: Crazy, Weird Plants Session A Ages 5-8 August 19th 9am – 3pm

Did you know there’s a plant that can eat insects? And a tree that can walk? In this camp, we’ll learn about crazy, weird plants with science experiments, garden explorations, and a chance to take home a crazy, weird plant of our very own. 

Note: There are two identical sessions of this camp to accommodate more campers. 

Preregister here! Fees: $20 for Garden Members and $30 for Non-Members

Day Camp: Outer Space Session A Ages 8-12 August 23rd 9am – 3pm 

This one-day camp is all about outer space! We’ll build our own model solar system, go on a walk through the galaxy, create constellations, and blast off a rocket of our own. 

Note: There are two identical sessions of this camp to accommodate more campers. 

Preregister here! Fees: $20 for Garden Members and $30 for Non-Members 

Day Camp: Crazy, Weird Plants Session B Ages 5-8 August 24th 9am – 3pm

Did you know there’s a plant that can eat insects? And a tree that can walk? In this camp, we’ll learn about crazy, weird plants with science experiments, garden explorations, and a chance to take home a crazy, weird plant of our very own. 

Note: There are two identical sessions of this camp to accommodate more campers. 

Preregister here! Fees: $20 for Garden Members and $30 for Non-Members 

Day Camp: Outer Space Session B Ages 8-12 August 25th 9am – 3pm 

This one-day camp is all about outer space! We’ll build our own model solar system, go on a walk through the galaxy, create constellations, and blast off a rocket of our own. 

Note: There are two identical sessions of this camp to accommodate more campers.

Preregister here! Fees: $20 for Garden Members and $30 for Non-Members 

EDUCATION MASK REQUIREMENTS

New policy in effect on March 1, 2022:

Cape Fear Botanical Garden continues to closely monitor mask policies from Federal, County, and State health officials. In accordance with Cumberland County Schools, starting March 1st, 2022, masks will be strongly encouraged, but not required during Cape Fear Botanical Garden educational programs for children. Thank you for supporting the Garden during this challenging time. Should you have any questions, please contact our Education Manager, Barbara Goldentyer, at 910-486-0221, ext. 43 or email Barbara Goldentyer (bgoldentyer@capefear.org.)

Learn & Connect

Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides a variety of educational opportunities for all ages in the Fayetteville community. Attend a workshop to refine your gardening skills, bring your group for a guided tour, try your hand at art, drop by for storytime, or join us on a nature walk – there’s something for everyone here at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens!
View the Field Trip & Tours section for information on guided tours or student field trips which are designed to match the NC Essential Standards for Science and other subjects.
Check our calendar for upcoming activities, workshops, story times, and family programs.
Come and grow with us!

Public Programs

The Botanical Garden offers a variety of programs for adults, children, and families in the Fayetteville, NC, area. With cultural events to inspire and excite, and educational activities to energize and delight, we have something for everyone including gardening workshops, nature study, fitness programs, concerts and art exhibits.
Check our Calendar for details, age requirements and fees on upcoming programs. Information is also available on the Garden’s Facebook event listings.
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Field Trips & Tours

Cape Fear Botanical Garden provides tours and educational programs for all ages and abilities. The Garden is a NC Environmental Education Center and an approved Cumberland County Field Trip Destination. Using the living laboratory that exists at the Garden, we offer guided tours, camps, adult workshops, hands-on projects, research opportunities, public special events and more. We can accommodate small or large groups, formal or informal, and will work with you to cater our programs to fit your needs.
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Therapeutic Horticulture

Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s Therapeutic Horticulture programs are uniquely designed to enhance an individual’s experience with nature and plants through motivational and inspirational activities. Research has shown that one’s overall well-being improves with a cognitive, physical, psychological, and social interaction with nature. Our programs offer individuals of all abilities an opportunity to participate in gardening activities, forest discovery walks, energetic hikes, creative nature crafts and healthy snacks, and projects that give back to the community.
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Education Partners

Cape Fear Botanical Garden strives to serve this region as a center for conservation, education, research and the encouragement of environmental stewardship. Education is one of the Garden’s highest priorities.
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