July & August
Garden Members: $36 per day or $180 per week
General Public $40 per day or $200 per week
Campers who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade will discover plants and the natural world through art and science. Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for. The art portion of camp will be taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher and the science portion will be taught by the Botanical Gardens' Education Team.
Campers are required to bring a bagged lunch. Morning and afternoon snack is provided.
Wild and Wacky Water - July 10 - July 14
All about water! Our art focus will be on painting in watercolor using techniques of washes, salt, dropping in color, and spattering! We will paint beach, stream, and ocean landscapes. Learn all about the water cycle and the different ways plants use water. Also includes watery projects and wacky water games!
Pollinators - July 17-21
Buzz! Buzz! Sculpt a honeybee using clay. Paint the symmetry of flowers in watercolor and tempera on our class wall mural. Learn the art of quilling to make a 3-D picture. Find out how pollination works by dissecting flowers and visiting our busy beehive. Explorers will create beautiful butterflies, play pollination games, create a take-home garden and more!
Plants We Eat - July 24-28
Did you ever think of how many different plants you eat in a day? Paint a classical still life composed of fruits and vegetables on a tablecloth. Discover the method of botanical drawing by carefully inspecting plant parts and drawing them to scale. Learn about many of the plants you can eat at the Gardens. Squish oranges and other fruits into juice, make flour, and sample weird looking fruits this week of camp!
Plants and our Planet - July 31-August 4
Become stewards of the planet this week of camp. Design posters on preserving habitat for our wild animals using colored pencils and markers. Cover discarded bottles with paper scraps, paint, and glue to create a beautiful vase. Use recycled materials to craft planters and bird feeders. Play environmentally themed games, explore the Arboretum and test the effects of pollution.
Rainforests - August 7-11
Discover how plants and animals live in the rainforest while exploring tropical greenhouses. Draw colorful parrots, hummingbirds, and monkeys in oil pastels, and create a collage of tropical flowers. Fold an origami snake, play games and build a tropical terrarium to bring home.
Woodland Adventures - August 14-18
What plants, animals and insects live in the forest? Create a painting in tempera of a northwoods scene complete with birds, deer, raccoons, reptiles, and bugs. Weave a wall-hanging using grasses, twigs, and feathers. Use pencil to create leaf and bark rubbings! Explore woodland habitats while learning about local plants and animals, participate in a special camp scavenger hunt, and build a fairy garden.
Summer Camp Interns Needed!
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