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    Embark on a new adventure by becoming an Arboretum Nature Kid!  Arboretum Nature Kids is a school-year enrichment program designed to provide children with joyful experiences in nature, exciting hands-on activities, and meaningful peer interactions, all in a safe setting.  By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed science and art activities, Arboretum Nature Kids unlocks entirely new avenues for children to learn and explore at their own pace while fostering socialization and healthy child development.


    The curriculum will be consistent with the type of activities children experience at Arboretum Nature Camp- Joyful, hands-on experiences that incorporate art, science, and nature education in a way that builds upon children’s inherent curiosity.  It will include explorations of the gardens as well as structured activities in the “classroom.”  The program will provide children with safe socialization and connections to peers in an active natural environment.


    We followed strict safety protocols during our 2020 summer camp program, and have found that our campers have adapted to them with amazing ease, grace, and dedication. The COVID-19 Safety Protocol we adhere to, which was designed in partnership with LA County Department of Public Health and LA Parks & Recreation, details the guidelines we have we follow in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment. The COVID-19 Safety Protocol document can be found HERE.


    Arboretum Nature Kids is designed for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Children must fall within this range to participate.


    As with our 2020 summer camp program, the size of our groups will not exceed 12 children per session. If there is interest from more than 12 families (which we anticipate), we will open up a second group during the same time frame and host the group in our Oak Room classroom. Cohorts will be assembled based on a number of factors, and we will consider requests among those factors.


    All sessions are from 1:30-5:30pm:

    September Session:  9/14/20-10/9/20

    October Session:  10/12/20-11/6/20

    November Session:  11/9/20-12/4/20

    December Session:  12/7/20-12/18/20


      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday PM- 4 week sessions: $500 non-members; $475 members
      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday PM 2 week December session: $250 non-members; $238 members (December 7-18)


    Please register your child HERE. You will enter payment information on the next screen after answering the registration questions for your camper. *Please note the September M/W/F session starts on September 14th, not 18th We are experiencing website issues that are causing the wrong start date to appear for this session.


    If the session you are interested in is sold out, you may elect to be placed on a wait list. If a space becomes available, it will be assigned to children in the order in which they appear on the wait list. To be placed on a wait list, please email with the following information: a) Your children’s name, b) Your children’s ages, c) The sessions you are interested in, and d) The best phone number to reach you at.  


    Cancellations made up to two weeks in advance of session start dates will qualify for a full refund. Cancellations made less than two weeks in advance will only qualify for a refund if the space can be filled by someone on the wait list. In the event any weeks are required to close due to public health concerns or mandates, refunds will be provided for the canceled dates.


    Please contact Brooke Applegate, Youth Education Manager, at or (626) 821-5897.

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    © 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

    Phone: 626.821.3222

    301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007

    Site Design by Kirk Projects