Summer Camps

To Register
Registration is open!

Call: 614.715.8022

Fax: 614.715.8195

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Registration for 2017 Summer Camps is open!

This year, members will receive an additional $25 discount off listed member prices from January 18-20. No promo code necessary; simply sign in with your member ID between January 18-20 and automatically receive $25 off at checkout. Not a member? Join today!

Download the 2017 Summer Camp brochure here, or view camp descriptions based on each age group below.

Nature is the touchstone for the Conservatory’s summer camp programs. Children explore the natural world through the lens of science and the arts. Each week is themed and includes age-appropriate and enriching activities. Camps are offered for ages 5 through 13. Please contact the Camp Coordinator at 614.715.8028 for more information.

Camp Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm and Friday, 9am–3pm

After you register, you will receive a confirmation packet with emergency medical and release forms that must be signed and returned to the Conservatory for registration to be complete.


Ages 5–6  |  Ages 7–8  |  Ages 9–11  |  Ages 11–13
 

Snack Attack (Ages 5–6)

June 5–9
Pick, plant, and discover in the garden.  Once in the kitchen, put on an apron and get sticky with cookie batter and play with your vegetables!  Recipes will include dips, wraps, homemade pretzels, and sweets using produce from the garden. Decorate a recipe book to take home and remember all the fun.
$230, $220 for members

Summer Scientists (Ages 7–8)

June 5–9 
Investigate and experiment through fun activities from all categories of science.  Activities include plant science, food experimentation, fun with simple machines, and more.  There are discoveries to be made and fun to be had!
$210, $200 for members

Summer Scientists (Ages 9–11)

June 5–9
Investigate, experiment, and discover with fun activities from all categories of science. Experiments include fun with simple motors, chemistry, the science of flying, and more. There are discoveries to be made and fun to be had!
$210, $200 for members

Summer Scientists (Ages 11–13)

June 12–16
Investigate and experiment with fun activities from all categories of science. Activities include life science exploration, chemistry experiments, playing with physics, special guests, and more. There are discoveries to be made and fun to be had!
$210, $200 for members

Dough Crazy (Ages 9–11)

June 12–16
Mix, knead, roll, and fill doughs of all kinds. Learn kitchen basics, make pasta by hand, and create sauces with ingredients from the garden. Create and decorate a sweet mini cake from scratch to take home and share. Celebrate the last day of camp with an awesome summer camp birthday party!
$230, $220 for members

Garden Chefs (Ages 7–8)

June 12–16
Dig into the world of gardening and learn how to plant herbs and vegetables at home. Whip up snacks and sides in the kitchen with fresh picked harvest. It will be a week of garden fun, cooking, and an opportunity to make new friends.
$230, $220 for members

The "Bs" of Pollination (Ages 5–6)

June 19–23
They crawl, they fly, and they pollinate.  Discover the creatures responsible for fruits and vegetables. Come explore with a magnifying glass in one hand and binoculars in the other!  Activities include outdoor exploration, pollinator games, arts and crafts, and discovery in the garden. Plant pollinator plants and take home a painted lady chrysalis to observe and release into nature!
$210, $200 for members

Global Chefs (Ages 7–8)

June 19–23
Travel the world without leaving the kitchen and gardens!  Learn about faraway places and cultures as we prepare fresh and tasty international recipes. Campers will explore Mexico, Italy, France, and more!
$230, $220 for members

Global Chefs (Ages 9–11)

June 19–23
Travel the world without leaving the kitchen and gardens!  Learn about faraway places and cultures and prepare fresh and tasty international recipes. Learn the history of garden favorites and sample exotic fruits and vegetables.    
$230, $220 for members

Fine Art (Ages 11–13)

June 26–30
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to find inspiration through plant life and amazing art pieces. Draw, paint, sculpt with clay, and learn from an experienced artist. Practice new art skills and apply to a multimedia masterpiece to take home.
$230, $220 for members

Snack Attack (Ages 7–8)

June 26–30
Party food is not only tasty, it is fun to make! Campers will learn kitchen basics and make scrumptious finger foods and beverages that are perfect for a celebration. Finish off this week of fun with a red, white, and blue party and themed snacks to kick off the July 4th holiday!
 
$230, $220 for members

Snack Attack (Ages 9–11)

June 26–30
Party food is not only tasty it is fun to make! Campers will learn kitchen basics, use a variety of culinary tools, and make scrumptious finger foods and beverages that are perfect for a celebration. Finish off this week of fun with a red, white, and blue party and themed snacks to kick off the July 4th holiday!
$230, $220 for members

Week of Wack (Ages 11–13)

July 10–14
Get crazy this week with some surprising food pairings, sample exotic food, and practice unique ways to cook culinary favorites. Have fun with food experimentation and mystery ingredients, plus a dash of competition. It will be a week of imagination food creation!
$230, $220 for members

Art Adventures (Ages 7–8)

July 10–14
Calling all budding artists, the flowers are in bloom and an adventure is to be had. Come experiment with patterns and colors, play with clay, and have fun creating with different materials. It will be an imagination art creation!
$230, $220 for members

Art Adventures (Ages 9–11)

July 10–14
Calling all budding artists! The flowers are in bloom and an adventure is to be had. Come experiment with patterns and colors, work with clay, and create with different materials. Learn and practice artistic skills with an experienced artist.  It will be an imagination art creation!
$230, $220 for members

Art in the Garden (Ages 5–6)

July 17–21
Find inspiration in the colors of the gardens, adventure in storybooks, and the shapes found in nature. Join us for a week of outdoor fun and art projects using different materials. Campers will go home every day wearing soil, paint, and smiles!
$210, $200 for members

Summer Sampler (Ages 11–13)

July 17–21
Enjoy all the fun summer has to offer during a week that has something for everyone. Spend the morning in the kitchen creating and sampling the best summer dishes. The rest of the day campers will enjoy summer time activities! Camper will build a fairy garden to take home, garden, fish, cook, and have fun outdoors playing water games.  Enjoy the last day of camp with an ice cream social.
$230, $220 for members

Summer Sampler (Ages 9–11)

July 17–21
Enjoy all the fun summer has to offer during a week that has something for everyone. Spend the morning in the kitchen creating and sampling the best summer dishes. The rest of the day campers will enjoy summer time activities!  Campers will build a fairy garden to take home, garden, fish, cook, and play outdoor games including water fun. Enjoy the last day of camp with an ice cream social.
$230, $220 for members

Story Books Alive (Ages 5–6)

July 24–28
Have you ever tasted green eggs and ham or planted a rainbow? From water play to getting dirty in the garden, there is fun to be had and discoveries to be made through the magic of stories. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and take home a painted lady chrysalis to observe and release into nature. Get ready for a storybook adventure!
 
$210, $200 for members

Love'n the Oven (Ages 7–8)

July 24–28
There is nothing better than something baked in the oven. Spend time in the garden and use the fresh harvest to make oven baked treats. Learn baking basics and create tarts, bread, casserole, and more. Bake and decorate cupcakes to take home and share!
$230, $220 for members

Fine Art (Ages 9–11)

July 24–28
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to find inspiration through plant life and amazing art pieces. Draw, paint, sculpt with clay, and learn from an experienced artist. Practice new art skills and apply to a multimedia masterpiece to take home.
$230, $220 for members

Little Pirates (Ages 5–6)

July 31–August 4
Yo ho ho and a whole lot of fun! Grab a map and a spyglass - excitement awaits those who are ready for this pirate adventure.  Activities include pirate arts and crafts, a pirate obstacle course, a treasure hunt, and more!
$210, $200 for members

Summer Sampler (Ages 7–8)

July 31–August 4
Enjoy all the fun summer has to offer during a week that has something for everyone. Spend the morning in the kitchen creating and sampling the best summer dishes. The rest of the day campers will enjoy summertime activities! Campers will build a fairy garden to take home, garden, fish, cook, and play outdoor games including water fun. Enjoy the last day of camp with an ice cream social.
$230, $220 for members

Garden Chefs (Ages 9–11)

July 31–August 4
Dig into the world of gardening and learn how to plant herbs and vegetables. Whip up snacks and sides in the kitchen with fresh picked harvest. It will be a week of garden fun, cooking, and an opportunity to make new friends. Celebrate the last day of camp with a fun garden party!
$230, $220 for members