Summer Camps

Immersive, nature-focused summer camps at Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden

At the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland and the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle, we offer nature-focused summer camp programs featuring adventurous and educational activities. Daily activities include hiking, primitive fishing and ziplining, which will keep the mind and body active during the summer months.

Registration is now open for the summer 2024 camping season. Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Arboretum Action Camps

Holden Arboretum

Arboretum Action Camps brings immersive, nature-based activity to all age groups. Campers will explore our diverse ecosystems, experience wildlife from all angles, and develop an understanding of the importance of our natural world.

Session 1: June 3-7, 9am-3pm (ages 7-9)
Session 2: June 10-14, 9am-3pm (ages 8-10)
Session 3: June 17-21, 9am-3pm (ages 9-11)
Session 4: June 24-28, 9am-3pm (ages 12-13)
Session 5: July 1-3, 9am-noon (ages 4-6)
NEW! Session 6: July 8-10, 9am-noon (ages 4-6)

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Garden Connection Camps

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Garden Connection Camps will connect campers with the natural world with immersive play, cultural exploration and collaboration with peers.

Session 1: July 8-12, 9am-3pm (ages 6-8)
Session 2: July 15-19, 9am-3pm (ages 6-8)
Session 3: July 22-26, 9am-3pm (ages 7-10)
Session 4: July 29- August 2, 9am-3pm (ages 7-11)

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When signing up for our summer camp programs, we encourage you to take note of our new registration process:

  1. Select your desired camp(s), click register.
  2. Fill out forms for each camper and complete payment using CampSite.

Summer Camps FAQ

Contact [email protected] for other questions/concerns

Yes. Discounts for members and scholarship holders will be applied BEFORE payment is processed.

Cancellations must be requested 48 hours ahead the camp start date in your CampSite account. Cancelling your registration will result in loss of deposit.

You will receive a reminder email 10 days prior to your camp date with instructions about what to bring, drop-off, pickup and what to expect. If you aren’t contacted 10 days prior to your camp date, please contact us.

Apply here. Criteria 1: 1 per camper per summer, select which camp. Criteria 2: Must have transportation. Criteria 3: Scholarship form must be completed for each camper.

Scholarship applications are now closed for the 2024 season.

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