At age 4 and 5 the world is full of possibilities. During these years, wonder and excitement is the driving force behind each day. The experiences we have during early childhood are what propel our desire to continue learning for the rest of our lives. Through songs, stories, and exploration, campers will get to experience the limitless opportunity offered by 230 acres of classroom space that grow and change with each passing day. Here at the arboretum, children get to lead their own educational process; fostering creativity, independence, and joy while learning to approach the world a scientist.
Make new friends and explore the outdoors with the UW Botanic Gardens! Our day-camps are designed to promote environmental conservation through education and recreation, while having a ton of fun. Camp activities focus on hands-on exploration, play and experiential learning. Depending on the weekly theme, campers may become ethnobotanists, artists, urban farmers or field biologists all while learning about the importance of teamwork and sustainability.