Summer Camp FAQs

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

*If you are interested in aftercare from 3-5pm for your camper, please contact our registrar at (440) 602-3833.

What to Bring Daily

  • Lunch & Snack – No food service provided. No refrigeration provided.
  • Water bottle – we will provide water for refills.
  • A backpack with belongings labeled with the name of the camper.
  • Face mask. 


Plan to get dirty! For protection during outdoor exploration, the following is recommended:

  • Shirts with sleeves
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sunscreen – apply prior to arrival.
  • Face mask- to be worn at all times during camp. 

Mark all belongings with your child’s name. Holden Forests & Gardens is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Drop Off & Pickup Procedures

@Holden Arboretum

Camper Drop Off

  • Complete your Daily Health Check before leaving for camp.
  • 8:45 – 9am
  • Warren H. Corning Visitor Center — 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio
  • Children may be dropped off no sooner than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • Children who are not checked in by 9:15am will not be able to attend camp for the day.

Camper Pick Up

  • 3 – 3:15 pm
  • Warren H. Corning Visitor Center — 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio
  • Anyone picking up your child will need to present a photo ID (ex: driver’s license or state ID) for release of your child. For your child’s safety, we are not able to release your child unless proper identification is given daily.
  • Anyone authorized to pick your child up from camp, including yourself, must be listed in the Authorized Pickup section of the Camper Contact Information Form.
  • You are welcome to stay and visit the Arboretum after pickup.
  • Please do not pick your child up early without prior written notification.

Covid-19 Procedures

For more insight on pandemic procedures and summer camps, please read the following: HF&G Letter to Parents COVID-19

In the event of an emergency, please call the Visitor Center at 440.946.4400 and ask to be put in contact with Summer Camp.