School Day Off Camp

Camps for Kids

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Programs for summer, school breaks, and school days off

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers day camps for children during winter, spring, and summer school breaks, and school days off too. Each camp is lead by highly qualified staff, and accredited by the American Camping Association. Register your child for action packed adventures exploring the Garden with nature and plant investigations, science and art activities, and outdoor discoveries all year long!

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Where Science, Nature & Fun Meet!

Break Camps

Winter, Spring, and Summer Break Camps let children engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden all year long.

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Camp CBG

The Garden's science, nature, art, cooking, and ecology summer day camps are offered from June – August for kids ages 2 to 15.
All camps are sold out and waitlists are full. At this time we cannot take additional waitlist requests. We appreciate your understanding.

Check out the Camp Schedule at a Glance.

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Day Off Camps

It is a day “on” at the Garden! Kids will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers through inquiry-based, hands-on activities.

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These fun outdoor camps offer kids in Chicago's North Shore suburbs a wide variety of activities that take advantage of the facilities and expertise at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Science, nature, art, ecology, and cooking camps draw kids from all over Chicago and the North Shore suburbs, including surrounding areas of Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, and Evanston.

American Camp Association Accredited