NYBG Camps

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The New York Botanical Garden is the place to be for winter, spring, and summer breaks! Science- and nature-themed Camps for kids in Grades K–5 feature outdoor explorations, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours in the Garden's 250-acre landscape. Ranging from art-inspired camps to investigations of states of matter and adaptations, each week takes full advantage of the garden's vast plant collection, state-of-the-art technology, and unique habitats like the 50-acre native forest, colorful rose garden, wetlands, and Native Plant Garden.

Each season offers unique themes for a variety of age ranges — please see below for details.

Registration Information

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Winter Break Camp:
Cool Science

Campers chill out with fun science experiments and investigate adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive cold winters. We’ll warm up with visits to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory tropical and desert collections to compare the plants growing in those environments. Plus, games, crafts and other hands-on activities round out the day. Learn more

February 15–19:
9 a.m–4 p.m.*;
Section 1: Grades K–2 Register
Section 2: Grades 3–5 Register

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required. Late fees apply if children are picked up after their designated time.

 
 
 
 
 

Spring Break Camp:
Art in the Garden

Explore the Garden from the perspective of both a scientist and an artist. In collaboration with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, campers will engage in fun, hands-on activities and display their art in the Steere Discovery Center throughout the Budding Artists program. Learn more

April 25–29:
9 a.m–4 p.m.*;
Section 1: Grades K–2 Register
Section 2: Grades 3–5 Register

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required. Late fees apply if children are picked up after their designated time.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Camp

Each week celebrates a different theme for exploring the garden: Art in the Garden, Wild Wetlands, and Forest Adventures. From painting with plant parts to hiking in the forest, the summer will be full of adventure. Sign-up for one or several weeks.
Learn more

All weeks listed offer concurrent programs for students entering grades K–2 and 3–5 in fall 2016. Click here to register.

Summer Break Session I
(July 11–July 29)
Summer Break Session II
(August 8–August 26)

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required.