Summer Camps

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

Registration is now closed for the 2023 camping season at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Last minute limited availability! If interested in signing up for camp, please contact

Please email to be put on the list for early registration for the 2024 camping season.

Summer Camps at Cleveland Botanical Garden
Connection Camps
3 sessions (ages 6-11)

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Connection Camps

$325 per member, $375 per non-member

Garden Connection Camps will connect campers with art, history and nature at three beloved cultural attractions in University Circle, with activities like candying fruit and active storytelling.

Session 1: June 12-16, 9am-3pm (ages 6-8)
Session 2: June 19-23, 9am-3pm (ages 8-10)
Session 3: June 26-30, 9am-3pm (ages 9-11)
Session 4: July 10-14, 9am-3pm (ages 6-8)

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Botanical Beginner Camps
5 sessions (ages 4-6)

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Botanical Beginner Camps

Prices vary

Botanical Beginner Camps allow young children and their guardians to engage all five sense with activities like puppet shows and scavenger hunts.

Session 1: July 3, 11am-2pm (ages 4-5)
Session 2: July 5, 11am-2pm (ages 4-5)
Session 3: July 6, 11am-2pm (ages 4-5)
Session 4: July 7, 11am-2pm (ages 4-5)
Session 5: July 10-14, 11am-2pm (ages 5-6)

Registration & Info
Garden MicroMix Camps
4 sessions (ages 3-15)

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Garden MicroMix Camps

$60 per member, $65 per non-member

Garden MicroMix Camp focuses on exploration, stories, games and creative activities while immersed in our gardens.

Session 1: June 5, 9am-3pm (ages 3-15)
Session 2: June 6, 9am-3pm (ages 3-15)
Session 3: June 7, 9am-3pm (ages 3-15)
Session 4: June 8, 9am-3pm (ages 3-15)

Registration & Info
Summer Camps at Holden Arboretum
Arboretum Action Camps
4 sessions (ages 7-13)

Holden Arboretum

Arboretum Action Camps

Prices vary

Arboretum Action Camps include STEM-based challenges inspired by this year’s traveling Nature Connects exhibition, primitive fishing, and touring the tree canopy from the Emergent Tower and Canopy Walk!

Session 1: July 10-14, 9am-3pm (ages 7-9)
Session 2: July 17-21, 9am-3pm (ages 8-10)
Session 3: July 24-28, 9am-3pm (ages 9-11)
Session 4: July 31-Aug. 4, 9am-3pm (ages 12-13)

Registration & Info

Holden Forests & Gardens will be offering immersive, nature-focused summer camps conveniently located at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Led by expert staff members, our programs are designed to spark creativity and build appreciation of the natural world around us. Come hike, learn, and be engaged with the wonders of Northeast Ohio.

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

  1. Select your desired camp(s)
  2. Use the “register” links to confirm your spot on Bookeo
  3. Receive confirmation email with link to forms
  4. Fill out forms and return (online or physical)
  5. Receive confirmation of completed forms
  6. Pay

Summer Camps FAQ

Contact for other questions/concerns

Yes. If you need to arrange to send them with somebody else, we will have all the information we need to accommodate that request.

Yes. We will have staff to facilitate, but these camps require an assigned caregiver who is also a primary or secondary contact on their camp form.

No, but each camper must have a completed set of forms before registration can be processed.

Discounts for members and scholarship holders will be applied AFTER the booking request and BEFORE payment is processed.

Cancellations must be requested 48 hours ahead the camp start date and there will be a $15 processing fee.

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 via bookeo. Criteria 1: 1 per camper per summer, select which camp. Criteria 2: Must have transportation. Criteria 3: Must have completed camp forms.

Register for additional days of these camps through the same process on Bookeo. Each additional day requires its own booking although each camper will only need to complete their forms once.

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