Summer Nature Camp at Arcadia’s Arboretum

Kids can spend their summer learning about nature and animals at the Arboretum. – Courtesy photo / Arboretum

Pack your backpack for a week of exploring plants and history throughout the Arboretum. Are you “naturally” artistic? Apply your creativity to painting, drawing, and sculpting crafts of the environment. All activities are led by instructors and guided by counselors. The camp has a camper to counselor ratio of less than five to one, one of the best ratios of any camp in the L.A. area. So bring your child for some fun and learning at the Summer Nature Camp, at one of Southern California’s most celebrated gardens.

Do you have questions about what a normal day looks like? Please read their Letter to Parents Describing Camp and you will be a Nature Camp pro.

Below is the schedule of dates and themes:

  • Session 5: July 9-13: International Week, Celebrating Diversity.
  • Session 6: July 16-20: From Land to Sea, it’s all connected.
  • Session 7: July 23-27: Marvelous Mammals.
  • Session 8: July 30- Aug. 3: The Earth, Our Friend.
  • Session 9: Aug. 6-10: From Storybooks to Real Life.

The sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ayres Hall Gate for ages 5-11.

The Arboretum also offers Extended Care from 8-9 a.m. and from 3:30-5 p.m., priced at $25 in the morning and $30 in the afternoon for members, and $30 in the morning and $35 in the afternoon for non-members.
Fees are priced session per week and t-shirts are included in the price of registration as follows: members pay $325 and non-members pay $360 for a session.

Half Day Sessions are from 9 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with members priced at $165 and non-members at $180

A 10% Sibling discount is available after the purchase of a session(s).

For more information, please contact Chris Orosz at or (626) 821-5897 and (626) 821-4623 to register for Summer Camp.

June 28, 2018

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