Summer Camps

Holden Arboretum Summer Camps 2021

We are excited to provide in-person day camp at both campuses this summer for children in grades K-7. Each uniquely themed camp is packed with outdoor exploration, hands-on learning, and physical and creative activities that will get kids connected to and excited about nature. 

We are committed to the safety of your child and your family during this time. In order to deliver a safe and fun camp, groups are limited to 8 campers and 2 consistent staff members. Masks are required for both children and staff. Distancing and sanitization protocols are carried out diligently.

For questions, please contact our registrar at

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

Nature Quest Camp

Campers will get in touch with their wild side and foster their adventurous spirit at this classic nature-based day camp. Activities include nature hikes, climbing the Emergent Tower and Canopy Walk, art projects, field games, and so much more.

Session I: June 21st – June 25th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 1 – 2

Session II: June 28th – July 2nd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 3 – 5

Price: $300 member, $325 nonmember

Canopy Camp

Explore like never before from above the treetops! Campers will experience life from a new, lofty perspective as they learn to climb trees using ropes like tree industry professionals, experience the view from the top of the Emergent Tower, practice tree identification, and explore the Arboretum’s neighboring Red Oak Camp throughout the week for select activities.

Session I: July 12th – July 16th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 5 – 7

Price: $325 member, $350 nonmember

New Camp Options in 2021

Introducing Micro-Camps! Not quite ready to step back into the full camp experience but still need time away from screens? Is your new camper nervous about committing to a full week of camp? Join HF&G camp staff for a one-day outdoor program filled with all the camp activities that you know and love, but in an express, low-exposure format!

Herbs N’ Legends Micro Camp

Step outside and into our forests & gardens where magical things happen all the time! Campers will learn the properties of the plants we grow and use them to make whimsical crafts enjoy enchanted activities. Then, we’ll use what we make to navigate the hidden world of fairies & gnomes while creating legends of our own.

Session I: July 6th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising 1-2 graders

Session II: July 8th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising 3-5 graders

Price: $60 member, $65 nonmember