Entering Grades 3 – 4
Age 8 and Age 9
Explorers camps offer kids summer science, nature, cooking, and art activities.
NEW! Two-week, full-day camps
It is a whole new adventure at Camp CBG in our two-week, full day camps for Explorers! Campers will explore all the Garden has to offer, make new friends, and jump into a fun filled, outdoor, and educational camp program.
July 15 – 19, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
August 5 – 9, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Campers will become artistically inspired by the Garden and will try their hand at botanical illustration, sculpture, printmaking, and painting. We’ll explore new techniques each day of this outdoor art program.
Botany in the Kitchen
July 8 – 12, 9:30 a.m. – noon
August 12 – 16, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Young chefs will discover how fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nutrients make cooking fascinating. They’ll harvest vegetables and plant an herb garden.
June 17 – 21, 9:30 a.m. – noon
July 29 – August 2, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Campers will learn the elements of composition and framing snapshots, and practice shooting photos around the Garden. They’ll create a pinhole camera and rediscover the magic of nineteenth-century photography. Each camper must bring two disposable cameras on the first day of camp.
July 22 – 26, 9:30 a.m. – noon
August 5 – 9, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how dirty, grimy, and grubby you can get working in a garden? Campers see what is in a day’s work at the Garden—keeping our worm bins healthy, learning about the importance of compost, designing and planting a garden, and meeting a Garden scientist!
June 24 – 28, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
July 29 – August 2, 9:30 a.m. – noon
This year’s all-new mystery will require young CSI team members to try investigative techniques used by the pros to help us get to the bottom of this summer’s hot case.
June 17 – 21, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
July 15 – 19, 9:30 a.m. – noon
A new Garden adventure awaits! Explorers will search for hidden caches using compasses, maps, and GPS as they learn the etiquette of geocaching. They’ll also create a cache for others to find.
July 8 – 12, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
August 12 – 16, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Time for immersion in Japanese culture as we explore Sansho-En, learn the art of bonsai, create sushi-inspired snacks, discover the art of calligraphy, and visit the Shoin House.
June 24 – 28, 9:30 a.m. – noon
July 22 – 26, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Explorers will discover the secrets pioneers used to find water, make a collection of safe and useful plants, create a shelter, and learn about how to predict weather and storms.
ARtist in Residence
CANCELLED- June 17 – 28
CANCELLED- July 22 – August 2
Does your child enjoy the arts? Explorers will discover all the Garden has to offer an aspiring artist – be it visual, culinary, movement, textile, we will create one of a kind masterpieces. Spend two weeks of your summer being inspired by the Garden.
CANCELLED- July 8 – 19
August 5 – 16
Explorers will investigate plant, animal, and human adaptations, while utilizing the scientific process. Ecology, botany, physics, chemistry, equal a whole lot of fun in this exciting two-week camp.