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  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

    In our increasingly technological society, many children have never been more starved for meaningful contact with nature. By integrating playful exploration of our gardens with nature-themed arts and science lessons, our Summer Nature Camp unlocks entirely new avenues for kids to learn.

    Whether for your own children or grandchildren, or for the children of your friends or family, our Nature Camp program can motivate, engage, and inspire any of the kids in your life.

    Do you have questions about what a normal day looks like?  Please read our Letter to Parents Describing Camp and you will be a Nature Camp pro!  At the bottom of the page also see Frequently Asked Questions and find out more! Our camp also has a camper to counselor ratio of less than 5:1, one of the best ratios of any camp in the LA area.

    Dates: One-Week Summer Sessions (M-F) Session 2-9 Themes are here!  More detailed descriptions coming soon!

    Register Here – Session 1: June 03-07: Roots, Shoots, Flowers, and Fruits

    Register Here – Session 2: June 10-14: Life Cycle Exploration

    Register Here – Session 3: June 17-21: Myths and Fairytales of the Forest

    Register Here – Session 4: June 24-28: Birds of a Feather

    HOLIDAY BREAK: July 01-05

    Register Here – Session 5: July 08-12: International Week, Celebrating Diversity

    Register Here – Session 6: July 15-19: From Land to Sea, it’s all Connected

    Register Here – Session 7: July 22-26: Marvelous Mammals

    Register Here – Session 8: July 29- August 02: The Earth, Our Friend

    Register Here – Session 9: August 05-09: From Storybooks to Real Life

    9:00-3:30 plus AM and PM Extended Care
    Extended Care:
    AM: 8:00-9:00 PM: 3:30-5:00
    Location: Ayres Hall Gate
    Ages: 5-11

    Fees (per session/ week):
    Full Day Member $325 / Non-member $360
    Daily Member $70 / Non-member $75
    10% Sibling discount

    Extended Care: (per session/ week)
    Members: $30 for AM / $35 for PM
    Non-members: $35 for AM / $40 for PM
    T-shirt included in the price of registration.
    For more information, please contact Ted Tegart (ted.tegart@arboretum.org or 626.821.4623)

    Call 626.821.4623 to register for Summer Camp!


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What does a normal day of camp look like?
    Please see our Letter to Parents Describing Camp

    Do you offer a complimentary snack?
    No, we do not offer snacks for campers because of the growing concern for food allergies.
    We recommend packing a snack for your camper.  We have a snack time at around 9:45am and
    if your child is going to be staying with us for aftercare until 5:00pm, we recommend
    packing a second snack as well.

    Can we buy lunch?
    Yes!  You can purchase lunch from the Peacock Café.  It is $5 per day.  If you would like
    to purchase lunch for Monday, the order must be received by Friday the week before.

    What is the maximum number of campers per day at camp?
    We max out at 40 campers per day.

    Do you allow 4 year olds at camp?
    Our youngest age of camper is 5 years old.  You can sign up a current 4 year old for camp
    if they will turn 5 before they attend.

    Can I sign up my 12 year old for camp?
    Absolutely!  12 year olds are welcome at camp, however, please note that they will likely
    be the oldest camper and that camp is structured for 5-11 year olds.  If we have a 12 year
    old camper, we do our best to engage them at their level.

    Do you offer refunds?
    We will offer a refund two weeks before camp; however, there is a $25 processing fee.  If
    it is less than two week before camp, there are no refunds offered.

    Can I get the 10% sibling discount if I purchase camp for my children and my nieces and nephews?
    The 10% discount would only be available to your children, not nieces, nephews or other children.

    Can I purchase camp for my friends kids under my family membership?
    Unfortunately, if you have a family membership, you will only get the membership discount for
    your children.

    What if my membership expires before the week of camp my child is registered for?
    You must have an active membership during the week of camp that your child is registered for.  If your membership expires before your week of camp, you must renew it or you will be charged the non-member price.

    Can I purchase camp for my grandchildren under my Senior Membership?
    Unfortunately not.  Only Family Memberships and above may get the membership discounts on camp.

    What if my child is sick?
    If your child is sick, please call in and we will give you a credit for the day or days of camp
    your child misses.  There are no monetary refunds.

    Is the extended care cost per day?
    No, the cost is per week.  Example:  Mornings: 8:00-9:00am; $25 members; $30 non-members.

    Are children always under supervision?
    Of course! Your child is always being supervised at Nature Camp

    Do you ever leave the Arboretum grounds?
    No, we always stay within the Arboretum’s grounds

    Can my friend pick up my child from camp?
    Yes, only if you have notified us beforehand.  We must have this information prior to pick up.
    We will not release your child to someone who is not on your alternate pickup list.

    For more information, please contact Ted Tegart (ted.tegart@arboretum.org or 626.821.4623).


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