Summer Camp FAQs

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
Transportation available at Arboretum

What to Bring Daily

  • Lunch – No refrigeration provided. A snack is provided daily; please indicate any allergies in the medical inquiry section of the required camp forms.
  • Water bottle – we will provide water for refills.
  • A backpack with belongings.


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

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

Daily Schedule

@Holden Arboretum

Camper Drop Off

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.