2022 Camp Information

All camps are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Wilderness Survivors I

June 27, 2022 – July 1, 2022

Wilderness Survivor Camp is back by popular demand! Learn how to survive in the wilderness this summer!

Campers will get hands-on experience building shelters, tying knots, using a map and compass, and  learning about different edible and medicinal plants.

Learn what to do if you get lost in the wilderness with Coconino County Search and Rescue, and put your new knowledge to the test!

Camp out under the stars (for ages 8-11) will be held on Jul 1, 2022

All camps (except the campout nights) are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Wilderness Survivors II

July 5, 2022 – July 8, 2022

The camp so nice we host it twice!

Wilderness Survivor Camp is back by popular demand! Learn how to survive in the wilderness this summer!

Campers will get hands-on experience building shelters, tying knots, using a map and compass, and  learning about different edible and medicinal plants.

Learn what to do if you get lost in the wilderness with Coconino County Search and Rescue, and put your new knowledge to the test!

Camp out under the stars (for ages 8-11) on Jul 8, 2022

All camps (except the campout nights) are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Creature Camp

July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022

Calling all animal enthusiasts!

Join us this summer and explore the world of wildlife at this hands-on adventure camp.

Campers will learn how to identify animal tracks, navigate field guides, and discover fascinating facts about the animals that live on The Arb’s 200 acres.

We will also get up close and personal with some native species brought to us by our friends at Heritage Park Zoo.

All camps (except the campout nights) are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Water Wonders

July 18, 2022 – July 22, 2022

Looking for a way to cool off this summer while learning all about aquatic ecosystems in Arizona? Come explore with us here at The Arb as we dive into all things water. Campers will explore life in Willow Pond while they learn about the water cycle and the importance of water conservation. 

All camps (except the campout nights) are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Creative Camp

July 25, 2022-July 29, 2022

Let your inner artist bloom!

During this creative week, campers will use our beautiful gardens as inspiration for their very own masterpieces.

We will experiment with various mediums, from paint and clay, to music, dance and drama!

Become a thespian for a day, learn some dance moves, paint a masterpiece, sculpt something new!

Come explore your own creativity and see what you can make!

All camps (except the campout nights) are for ages 5-11 and run for one week from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Registration will open April 4 for members, April 11 for non-members.

Tuition for each Camp Session is $295 for members, or $345 for nonmembers, with 5 scholarships available each session.

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Field Trips!

Field Trips

School is back, and we are ready for spring and fall field trips that engage students with placed-based learning opportunities and encourage discovery in the natural world. Our field trips bring students into 200 acres of green space at The Arboretum, including the greenhouses, gardens, pond, and forests, and are aligned with Arizona k – 5 science standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Field trips are available April 15 – October 31.

Docent-led school programs last approximately 1.5-2 hours, including a  1 hour grade-specific program and an optional mini-hike around The Arb.

Your group is welcome to enjoy lunch in our picnic area before or after your program.

Docent-led Programs cost $5.00 per student.  One adult per 6 students will be free.  Additional adults are $4.00 each.

Self-Guided School Tours cost  $3.00 per student  and include instructional materials for your independent use.

 Questions? contact our Education Programs Manager, Helena.Murray@thearb.org.

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Preschool / Kindergarten

The Five-Alive Senses

Students will be led through The Arb grounds where they will practice using all five senses and discover the ways our senses can be used to explore nature. Highlights include listening to frogs and birds by the pond, smelling plants in the Herb Garden, and feeling different types of conifers on the woodland path.

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1st Grade

Our Homes in the Forest

This program introduces students to the concept of habitat by relating their homes to animal homes. Students learn that animals need a place to live, food to eat, and water to drink – just like we do! We specifically explore the relationships between Abert’s squirrels, birds, insects, and ponderosa pines as we make our way through the forest.

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2nd Grade

Life Cycles on the Colorado Plateau

Students will learn about and compare the different stages in the development of a Western Chorus Frog and a Dragonfly/Damselfly as well as other seasonal plants and animals. They will spend time investigating organisms found in The Arb pond and work together to identify the life cycle stage of each critter discovered.

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3rd Grade

Animal Needs and Adaptations

Students will learn about the importance of riparian areas to plants and wildlife in Arizona as well as the adaptations needed for living in water at different stages of life. They will explore, identify, and share their findings about aquatic invertebrates in The Arb’s riparian areas with classmates.

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4th Grade

Plant Superheroes

Plant superheroes don’t always wear capes! What would happen if we had no plants? Students discover why we need plants and how plants are able to thrive in our arid, high-elevation ecosystem. Students engage in hands-on activities that help build observation skills and promote critical thinking about the plant world and its amazing adaptations.

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5th Grade

Foresters & Forest Investigators

Students will learn about forest ecology and will be able to recognize indicators of healthy and unhealthy forests in our fire-adapted ecosystem. Students will become foresters for a day. Practicing science skills, students evaluate sections of the forest and offer solutions for improving forest health.

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6th - 12th Grade

Service-Learning Program

We have seasonal opportunities available for students to make a difference and get their hands dirty! Send an email to Helena.Murray@thearb.org to enquire about possible opportunities.

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Arb Field Trips are Supported by the Arizona Community Foundation

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Story times and More!

Download our 2022 Events Brochure
Grant Funding for Arboretum Programs from Flag 365, Creative Flagstaff, Flagstaff BBB revenues, APS, and the Arizona Community Foundation