Summer Camps

Nature Nuts

Summer Camp at the Garden

Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games, and crafts in the Botanical Garden!

These programs are brought to us by a Summertime Kids grant of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.



Choose a method to register:

Registration is now open and is due on the Monday before the start of each session. Child must be the minimum listed age as of the first date of the camp session – no exceptions. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Each camp has at least two dedicated Garden staff. Membership discount applies at Household Membership level, to include children. Camps will be canceled no later than one full week out if a minimum of six children is not met. Refunds will not be processed once that decision is made. Maximum 20 children per camp. 

All summer camp attendees will be provided snacks and a water bottle. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Maximum of 20 campers. Register early – spaces fill fast

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non-Member | $215 Membership bundle (includes one year household membership and member camp price)

Day Camp Campers

Critter Camp

Camp activities: 9am-1:00pm (Drop-off starts at 8:30am)
Session One: Ages 6-8; June 17- June 21
Session Two: Ages 9-12; June 24-June 28

Learn about different animals, adaptations and habitats. You will get to know some critters up close through various activities.

Activities will includes things such as:

  • Bird watching and owl pellet dissection
  • Habitat hikes and games
  • Meet and touch captive animals


Nature Detectives

Camp activities: 9am-1:00pm (Drop-off starts at 8:30am)
Session One: Ages 6-8; July 15-19
Session Two: Ages 9-12; July 22-26

Spend a week exploring and learning all about plants, animals, and life in the Garden. Campers will develop an understanding for the natural world and how everything works together while getting their hands dirty in various hands-on activities.

Activities will includes things such as:

  • Investigating animal tracks and signs
  • Dissecting seeds
  • Plant projects and experiments
  • Nature hikes and games