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 Outdoor 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.


Summer Camps:

  • June 15 - June 19              Wilderness Rangers

  • June 22 - June 26             Pioneer Days II

  • June 29 - July 3                 Nature Magic II

  • July 6 - July 10                   Raptor Wranglers

  • July 13 - July 17                 Grossology

  • July 27 -July 31                  Art in the Garden


Camp Times:

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Wilderness Rangers

Wilderness Rangers:  Habitats, Protection, and Survival. $225


Pioneer Days II

Two days of activities at the Pioneer Museum and three days at the Arboretum. Includes a field day, games, pioneer foods and more! $250


Nature Magic II

Weaving science, art, theatre, and storytelling with nature as muse. Educator Lisa McDonough. $225


Raptor Wranglers

Discover the role of raptors in nature’s balance while learning how to care for, train, and protect them. Final presentation of student-run raptor program. Lead Educator Alyssa Collins and Airborne Raptors. $250



Nature isn’t always pretty but gross can be fun too!  Learn about creepy anatomy, protective slime, the dirt about mud, how things decay, and explore what owls throw up!  Be prepared to get dirty.  Celebrate camp completion with a disgusting feast prepared by you! Lead educator Lisa McDonough. $250


Art in the Garden

The Arboretum presents this camp in collaboration with the Museum of Northern Arizona. $250


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Multi-day camps for elementary school kids at The Arboretum