Scholarship Opens March 8th, 2024

2024 Eco Explorers Summer Camps

It is time to get excited for summer 2024 as the Arboretum gets ready to host our annual Eco Explorers Summer Camps! Campers will be immersed in the beauty of nature while utilizing our 200 acre outdoor classroom to enjoy unforgettable hands-on learning and the opportunity to meet other adventurous kids like them! Campers must be prepared to be outdoors most of the day weather permitting.

Camps will be held Monday – Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm for kids ages 5-11.

Registration will open on March 1, 2024 for Arboretum members and March 8, 2024 for non-members.

Please note that camps are held at the Arboretum and require parent transportation to and from camp each day via Woody Mountain Rd.

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

Refunds will not be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the start of your registered camp. Cancellations more than 14 days prior to the start of your registered camp will receive a 50% refund. All refunds subject to $35 administration fee.

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Scroll down for camp descriptions and dates.

Creature Camp 6/10-6/14

Come join us at The Arboretum to learn about the creatures that call our ecosystem home. We will be exploring our 200 acres of gardens, forests, riparian areas, and meadows to see where and how these creatures live. Campers will have a chance to meet some animals up close and personal and learn how they can be protectors of these special habitats.

Pollinator Power 6/17-6/21

This week campers use our beautiful outdoor classroom and natural spaces for an immersive experience learning about native plants and pollinators. Campers will create art and play games to learn about the many pollinators in our ecosystem. They will get insights into their habitats and what can be done to protect them. Come join us!

Weird Science 6/24-6/28

This week our campers will explore the world around them via fun and wacky science experiments. Campers will learn by investigating and asking questions; gaining important critical thinking skills. All while getting messy with hands-on activities and learning how fun science can be!

Wilderness Explorers I 7/8-7/12

Back by popular demand! Campers will explore various wilderness exploring techniques this summer at the Arboretum. Come get hands-on experience learning how to build shelters, tie knots, and use a map and compass to guide your way. Learn what to do if you get lost in the wilderness from Coconino County Search and Rescue and put your new knowledge to the test! Campers ages 8-11 will have the opportunity to camp out and learn how people have used stars to navigate for ages. The camp out requires an additional fee.

Wilderness Explorers II 7/15-7/19

The camp so nice we host it twice! In this camp we will continue building our wilderness skills and knowledge and end the week with an optional camp out under the stars. (Camp out for campers ages 8-11 only, requires an additional fee).

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