Summer Camps

Nature Nuts

Summer Camp at the Garden

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

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Registration is now open and is due on the Wednesday 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.  Camps will be canceled no later than one full week out if a minimum of six children is not met.  Maximum 20 children per camp.  Each camp has at least two dedicated Garden staff.  Membership discount applies at Household Membership level to include children.

Day Camp Campers

Nature Nuts Camp: Garden Superheroes

Ages: 6-9
Dates: June 18-22, 9am-12:30

Discover real-life connections between superheroes and animals! We’ll learn how animals such as bats,
spiders, and ants have super powers to help them survive! We’ll also learn how we can be superheroes
in the garden as we learn how to compost, recycle, and learn small ways to help local wildlife! Snack
and water bottle included, maximum 20 campers.

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

Nature Nuts Camp: Garden Magic

Ages: 6-9
Dates: July 16-20, 9am-12:30

Join us for a magical week as we search the garden for gnomes, build fairy houses, and make magical
crafts. We’ll even create some magic with mini science experiments! Snack and water bottle included,
maximum 20 campers.

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

Nature Nuts Camp: Garden Sprouts

Ages: 6-9
Dates: July 23-27, 9am-12:30

How does a plant grow? How are they beneficial to humans and animals? We’ll identify various plants
in the garden and get our hands dirty as we learn about soils and plant some seeds. Snack and water
bottle included, maximum 20 campers.

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

Nature Nuts Camp: Critter Camp

Ages: 6-9
Dates: July 30- August 3, 9am-12:30

Each day we’ll learn about different animals and their habitats. We’ll get to know some critters up close
through an insect hunt, pond dipping, bird watching, owl pellet dissection, nature discovery hikes, and
as we meet and touch some captive animals. Snack and water bottle included, maximum 20 campers.

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

Nature Nuts Camp: Art in the Garden

Ages: 6-9
Dates: August 6-10, 9am-12:30

Combine your artistic skills with the outdoors! We’ll let the Garden inspire us and use natural materials
in multiple art projects! We’ll also learn a little as we play games and take hikes outdoors! Snack and
water bottle included, maximum 20 campers.

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

Citizen Science Camp: Dragonfly Detectives

Ages: 9-14
Dates: June 25-29, 9am-12:30

The Dragonfly Detectives program is an inquiry-based science program for NC students grades 4-8.  As a participant, your child will be doing REAL science by getting involved in a variety of citizen science projects. Students will learn how to make hypotheses, collect data to address their hypotheses, analyze their results, and present their findings to the public.

Participants will learn about aquatic systems, animal migrations, dragonfly identification, careers in science, and other topics while doing a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities in the Garden.  A snack and water will also be provided.

This program is in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  Grant funding for this program limits participation to include only those students between 4th and 8th grades (ages 9-14).

Fee: $125 Garden Member (must be household level or above) | $175 Non Member | $215 Non Member plus one year Household Membership

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Junior Master Gardener Camp

The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office & The Cape Fear Botanical Garden proudly announce our third annual Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp!
Who: Ages 6-8 and 9-13
When: June 25th-29th
Where: Cape Fear Botanical Garden
More Information coming soon!
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