Thank you for choosing the Cleveland Botanical Garden for your summer camp experience! Please sign and date the agreements at the bottom of this page and complete the required contact info and medical forms within 7 days of the start of camp.

Completed forms are required for your child(ren) to participate in camp.

Cleveland Botanical Garden Summer Camp Form

You can send your form electronically using the secure form below. If you prefer, you can print the following form and email it to our Public Programs Coordinator at jgraham@holdenfg.org.

Camp Hours 

  • Full Week Camps – Monday – Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm 
  • Micro Camps – Your Registered Day from 9:00am to 3:00pm 

Camper Drop Off 

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden front circle 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland Ohio 44106.
  • Children may be dropped off no sooner than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  • Children who are not checked in by 9:15 am will not be able to attend camp for the day.
  • Please drop campers off in the front circle. (Your GPS may take you to the side entrance. Please continue to the main entrance on Wade Oval Dr.) Do not park in the front circle. If you need to park your vehicle, please use the attached garage. 
  • Check-in with camp staff will occur inside the front entrance.
  • Parents should not interact with campers during camp activities. If parents wish to visit the Garden while their child is at camp, they may do so only during public hours. Please be aware that the Garden is closed to the public until 10 a.m. and is closed on Mondays.
  • Camp families should perform a daily self-administered health check. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. If your child exhibits any of the above symptoms or if they have come in to contact with someone who has, they should not come to camp.

Camper Pick Up   

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden front circle 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. — 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106  
  • Anyone picking up your child from camp, including yourself, must be listed in the Authorized Pickup section of the Camper Contact Information Form.   
  • A photo ID (ex: driver’s license or state ID) is required from anyone picking up your child. For your child’s safety, we are not able to release your child without proper identification.   
  • You are welcome to stay and visit the Gardens during public hours after pickup. Please note that the Garden is closed to the public on Mondays.  
  • Early pick-ups can only be accommodated with prior written notification.
  • In the event of an emergency, please call the Garden Security Desk at 216-721-1600 ext. 222 and ask to be put in contact with Summer Camp. The security department will put you in touch with the education department to assist in locating your child. 

What to Bring Daily 

  • Small Snack & Lunch – No refrigeration provided. 
  • Water bottle – we will provide water for refills. 
  • Small Snack & Lunch – No refrigeration provided.
  • Water bottle – we will provide water for refills.
  • A backpack with belongings.
  • Appropriate outdoor attire – We will be exploring outdoors in all weather.
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Please mark all belongings with your child’s name. Holden Forests & Gardens is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Conduct 

Children are expected to display appropriate behavior at all times. To keep all campers safe and enjoy our time together, please review the following guidelines with your child. 

  • Show respect to all participants, staff, and nature.
  • Refrain from causing harm to self, other participants, and staff.
  • Use equipment, supplies and facilities properly.
  • Leave electronic devices at home.
  • Stay with the group.
  • If you’re unsure, ask.
  • Have fun!

Discipline 

Should behavioral problems arise, you will be contacted that day to discuss the nature of the problem. The following disciplinary steps will be applied as needed: 

  • Verbal warning
  • Supervised time-out, away from the group
  • Parents/guardian notified of inappropriate behavior either personally or via email/phone call.
  • Dismissal from camp

Photo Policy

Holden Forests & Gardens may take pictures during programs and events for use in future promotions, publications and advertising. By registering for a program, you are indicating consent to have your picture taken and shared unless you indicate otherwise.

Cleveland Botanical Garden Camp Form

Please complete 1 set of forms per camper.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Contact Information

    List phone numbers where emergency contacts can be reached during camp hours.
  • Authorized Pick-up

    Photo ID is required from all persons authorized for pickup. Please list all persons, including yourself, authorized to pick up your child. Please contact us in advance if anyone other than those listed will be picking up your child.
  • Holden Forests & Gardens Summer Camp Medical Inquiry

  • Medications*

  • *If your child requires medication during camp hours as prescribed by a physician or dentist, the medication can only be self-administered by your child, under the supervision of camp staff with the signed written instructions from the child’s parent orguardian. The written instructions must include the following: child’s name, date of the instructions, the amount of dosage, and timethe medication is to be administered. Please send the medication in secure container with the child’s name and date clearly marked.If your child requires over the counter medication, the same rules apply. Over the counter medication must be in its originalcontainer. The camp staff will secure the medication in a safe place or in the refrigerator as required. Camp staff will not administerany medication without written instructions from the parent or guardian.
  • Healthcare Info & Providers

  • List any of which the staff should be aware (medical, emotional, developmental, learning, social, etc).
  • Medical Inquiry Sheet

    Purpose: To enable parents and guardians to authorize the provision of emergency treatment for children who become ill or injured while under Holden Forests & Gardens authority, when parents or guardians cannot be reached. Important – Part I or Part II must be completed for camp attendance
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Holden Forests & Gardens Summer Camp Waiver

    PLEASE INITIAL AND DATE BELOW:
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

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