The Chicago Botanic Garden’s signature day camp provides exciting, fun, and enriching outdoor learning experiences for your child, with programs for children ages 6 months to 15 years old. We are happy to offer before-camp and after-camp care for your camper as well.
Science, nature, art, ecology, and cooking camps draw kids from Chicago and the North Shore suburbs, including surrounding areas of Glencoe, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, and Winnetka.
Where Science, Nature & Fun Meet!
Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-day camps to give parents flexible scheduling options. Spend a week or the whole summer at the Garden!
Our instructors are highly qualified, and many have been teaching with Camp CBG for more than five years. All staff members participate in annual training, are first-aid certified, and love teaching.
Rave reviews from parents of campers
"I would just like to thank you and your staff. You have all been amazing. My daughter loved the program, came home excited everyday and I felt totally comfortable sending her and knowing she would be cared for well and safe! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!"
"This was the best camp experience we've had! This was the first time my daughter was eager to share information with us after camp."
"The counselors are so attentive and knowledgeable, the projects are so tangible and exciting to the kids, and it gives them a wonderful ability to explore the Garden!"
"Drop-off and pick-up are excellent—so organized and everyone was so friendly and cheerful."
"I was super pleased with our experience, from the e-mails regarding daily curriculum, to the projects, to the very organized pick-up—it is by far the best camp we have ever attended. I also really liked the home links—talking points for parents to engage their children after camp."