NYBG Summer Science camps

Art in Nature Camp

Bring out the nature-loving artist in your child with this week-long camp! Through fun activities and nature explorations, kids experience the connection between art and nature.


Children become artists in the Garden throughout this week-long camp. Embarking on daily nature walks with sketchbooks in hand, they are ready to find inspiration anywhere. Campers will have the opportunity to view impressionistic art on display in the Mertz Library Art Gallery and create their own nature-inspired masterpieces. Each day will be filled with outdoor explorations, hands-on activities, and time to create individual and collaborative art.

Get Ready For Camp!

We are excited for artistic Adventure Campers to join us this summer for a week of fun! Every day will be packed with entertaining hands-on activities. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for Art in Nature camp:

  • Pack a smock or old t-shirt to put on over regular clothes while working on art projects
  • Bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen for outdoor adventures
  • Pack two healthy snacks and a lunch—please do not pack food items containing nuts of any kind
  • A positive attitude! Adventure Camps provide each camper with a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas

Dates and ages

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

July 11–15, 2016
August 8–12, 2016
9 a.m.–4 p.m.*

Registration Information

$300 Non-Members | $275 Members

Call 718.817.8181 to Register
or Click here

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