OUTDOOR adventure Camps : Ages 9–12

2014 Registration opens April 1st! Click here to download your form!

The Arboretum is a great place for children to discover nature in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, forests, cultivated gardens, and meadows. Our Summer Adventure Programs explore not only plants but also birds and other animals. Children embark on a different adventure each week, where they learn about natural habitats, make crafts, play games, and enjoy a snack.

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Friday, except the week of July 4th (there will be no camp that week.)

Summer Camps:


Woody Mountain Wildlife Watchers, June 17-21

Explore all things furry, feathery, slippery, and scaled in this wild week of adventures. Cast tracks, compete in frog olympics, and check out live animals up close.

Outdoor Survivors, June 24-28

Learn how to survive in the wild outdoors this summer. Build shelters, learn how to read the woods, and find your way with a compass, among many other survival skills. Campers will visit with Coconino County Search and Rescue, and will have the option to spend the last night under the stars.

Art-ventures, July 1-3

Investigate and observe the natural world through a combined lens of art and science. Learn how to use a variety of media to interpret, communicate and enjoy the wonders of the natural world.

Garden Gurus, July 15-19

Spend a week among the pines, wildflowers and gardens of the Arboretum. Learn how plants are awesome pioneers of the forest through scientific investigation, nature hikes, and activities that will bring each camper up close and personal with all things botanical.

Wild Weather, July 22-26

Fly a kite, create a tornado, and forecast the weather, in this hair-raising week of weather explorations! Through games, activities, and visits from weather experts, campers will learn about the amazing world of northern Arizona weather. 


Sign-up your child for two or more camps and get % off!



  • Woody Mountain Wildlife Watchers: $195 for members/$225 for non-members
  • Outdoor Survivors: $195 for members/$225 for non-members
  • Art-venturess: $195 for members/$225 for non-members
  • Garden Gurus: $195 for members/$225 for non-members
  • Wild Weather: $195 for members/$225 for non-members







Summer day camps for middle school kids who want to work with raptors at The Arboretum