Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Summer Adventure Camps at The New York Botanical Garden Allow Children 5–10 Years Old to Explore Nature, Science, and Fun

Registration Now Open for Camp Sessions in July and August 2012.


The New York Botanical Garden is very pleased to offer for the first time a series of week-long, the med summer camps for kids ages 5 to 10. Camps run Monday–Friday, July 9–August 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Registration is now open! Fees are $225/week for Non-Members and $200/week for Members. Early drop-off (8 a.m.) and late pickup (5:30 p.m.) options are available for an additional $25. Call 718.817.8181 for more information or visit

The summer camps are:

Art in Nature
July 9–13: ages 5–7
July 16–20: ages 8–10
This camp allows children to be artists in the Garden. Each day will include time for drawing,
painting, and creating sculptures. Children will embark on outdoor “creativity walks,” as well as
design their own dance performances. The campers will show off their nature-inspired works of
art during a show at the end of the week!

Wild Wetlands
July 23–27: ages 8–10
July 30–August 3: ages 5–7
During this session, children will discover the diversity of the Garden’s ponds, rivers, and
wetlands. Their week will be filled with wetland walks, scavenger hunts, crafts, science
experiments, bird watching, and frog catching. The grand finale of the week will be a canoe trip
down the Bronx River!

Forest Adventures
August 6–10: ages 5–7
August 13–17: ages 8–10
Children will explore the forest native to the Garden and discover others found across the globe!
Campers will uncover the diversity of forest life through scavenger hunts, woodland walks, tree
investigations, bird watching, nature drawings and journaling, outdoor games, and making their
own plant presses. Campers will also get to do some climbing with NYBG tree experts!

Children participating in these adventure camps will spend time indoors and out exploring the amazing flora and fauna of the Garden’s 250 acres. The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, which is specially designed for children to explore outdoor areas like wetlands, meadows, and ponds, will serve as the camp home base.

Participants in the series of camps will get a behind-the-scenes look into the Garden’s world-renowned horticulture and science facilities. “Campers will engage with nature, art, and the environment in unique and fun ways. They will step into our plant science universe to catch a glimpse of the magic,” says Alicia Tait, Assistant Manager of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and architect of the adventure programs.

To register call 718.817.8181. For more information visit the NYBG Camp Web page.

The New York Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the country’s leading environmental education institutions and as a pioneer in the field of informal science learning. With experts in both cultivating and educating people about plants, the Botanical Garden provides educators, children, and families with unique programs to help better understand the important role plants play in everyday life. Information about the Garden’s Children’s Education programs can be found online at


The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10458

The New York Botanical Garden is located on property owned in full by the City of New York, and its operation is madepossible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. A portion of the Garden’s general operating funds is provided by The New York City Council and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Bronx Borough President and Bronx elected representatives in the City
Council and State Legislature provide leadership funding.

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