• trinity-homeschool-5-8-14-007WHO:  Children age 4, and 5 who have not yet attended Kindergarten
    WHAT:  Environmental Education Summer Day Camp
  • WHEN: Mon – Fri; 9am – 1pm
  • WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum; pick-up & drop-off at the Education Greenhouse
  • COST: $230/week


UW Employee and Arboretum Foundation Discount: 15% discount available to current UW employees and Arboretum Foundation members (please have your Arboretum Foundation member number or UW NetID ready). We cannot accommodate retroactive discounts. Choose the “Arboretum Foundation or UW Employee Discount” price on the registration page. Anyone can become an Arboretum Foundation member!

Financial Assistance: Limited financial assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis to those who qualify.  For more information, or to apply, please call or email the registrar at 206-685-8033 or uwbgeduc@uw.edu.

2019 Preschool Camp Weeks and Themes

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Wild and Wonderful Water

Water, water everywhere and we’re gonna have fun! Water is a crucial resource for all of the vast and varied life we can find here in the Arboretum. Children will make rainstorms and experiment with water sounds. Pond dipping will let us get up close and personal with a magical underwater world, while our terrestrial explorations may reveal chorus frogs, spotted salamanders, red-winged black birds, or even signs of beavers. Join us for a week of learning, laughter, and exploration among the sights and sounds of the wetlands, ponds, creeks, and H2O of the Washington Park Arboretum.

Bug Safari

Do you have a budding entomologist at home? This week at camp we will look towards some of the smaller members of the animal kingdom for inspiration, adventure, and awe. Ordinary earthworms will be revealed as skilled recyclers, butterflies as a crucial aids for plant pollination We will even find a new respect for mosquitos as masters of the air and the water! We’ll creep, we’ll crawl, and we’ll test out our own wings and antennae at this fun and dirty week of camp.

Super Senses

There are so many marvelous things out there in our wide world, and we rely on our senses in order to experience them. At age 4 and 5, children’s brains are beginning to absolutely explode with perceptual possibilities. During this week at camp, we will learn why each of our senses is important. We’ll forage for sweet tasting berries, learn to listen for birdcalls, use our noses to sniff out our surroundings, and begin to develop the basic observational skills that will allow us to approach the world as a scientist. Children can look forward to exciting experiments and creative crafts that will help them to reflect on what they’ve learned each day.


2019 Preschool Camp Weekly Schedule

Week Theme
June 24-28 Super Senses
July 1-3 (no camp July 4-5) Wild and Wonderful Water
July 8-12 Bug Safari
July 15-19 Super Senses
July 22-26 Wild and Wonderful Water
July 29-August 2 Bug Safari
August 5-6 Super Senses
August 12-16 Wild and Wonderful Water
August 19-22 Bug Safari
August 26-30 Super Senses

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