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Camp CBG


Summer Camp

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.

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Where Science, Nature & Fun Meet!
June 17 – August 16, 2019

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.

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.

Checkout our camps that extend the summer camp season.

Summer Break Camp
June 10 – 14, 2019

New! Middle School Summer Break Camp Grades 5-8
June 10 – 14, 2019

Garden Adventure Camp
August 12 – 16, 2019

Rave reviews from parents of campers

"The camp was educational and fun. It was a special treat to learn about nature and science in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world."

"Clever, unique activities. Now, our daughter loves going to the CBG to share what she learned about the gardens!"

"I think the subject matter was varied and interesting. The access to the outdoors was unparalleled and as always, the CBG facilities are great."

"Kids were so proud to bring home their plants and art projects. My kindergartener was able to tell us some things she learned about pollinators. My preschooler likes the sensory activities and field trip to the cove."

"We will recommend the camp to friends. My son had a great time!"