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Camps

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–8 feature outdoor explorations, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours in the Garden’s 250-acre landscape. 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, wetlands, and Native Plant Garden.

Each season offers unique themes for a variety of age ranges. All camps run Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Winter Break Camp

Looking for enriching activities for your child over Winter Break? Weeklong science and nature camps for kids in Grades K–5 feature indoor and outdoor explorations, science investigations, and more in NYBG’s 250-acre landscape.

Camps will run concurrent sessions by age groups. Using separate spaces and instructors, groups will have the weekly topic tailored specifically for their age and learning level.

A boy doing a science experiment.

February 19–22, 2019

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Section 1: Grades K–2 
Section 2: Grades 3–5
$240 Non-Member | $220 Member

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

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February 19–22, 2019

Campers chill out with fun science experiments, games, and hands-on activities during Winter Break Camp. Kids explore states of matter by turning liquids into solids and investigate adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive cold, icy winters. They warm up with visits to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory tropical and desert collections to compare the plants growing in these environments.

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We are excited for all of our Adventure Campers to join us 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 camp:

  • Bring a water bottle and clothing appropriate for outdoor adventures.
  • Pack two healthy snacks and a lunch—please do not pack food items containing nuts of any kind.
  • A positive attitude! NYBG Camps provide a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas.

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Spring Break Camp

The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and the Edible Academy are the place to be for kids on Spring Break! Choose among several different day camps—offering playful and educational opportunities for children Grades K–5.

Camps will run concurrent sessions by age groups. Using separate spaces and instructors, groups will have the weekly topic tailored specifically for their age and learning level.

Two children exploring a plant with microscopes.

April 22-26, 2019

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Weekly: $350 Non-Member | $315 Member

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

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April 22-26, 2019

Kids celebrate the wonders of the spring season at The New York Botanical Garden. Using the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden as a home base, campers explore the special spots throughout the NYBG grounds where buds are blooming, animals are busy nesting, and other signs of spring are unfolding. Experiments, hands-on activities, and fun science games and crafts round out each day.

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April 22-26, 2019

Dig in to the spring season! Using the Edible Academy’s new greenhouse and gardens, campers will investigate plant growth, learn all about vegetables, and engage in hands-on, garden-focused art, science, and craft activities.

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We are excited for all of our Adventure Campers to join us 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 camp:

  • Bring a water bottle and clothing appropriate for outdoor adventures.
  • Pack two healthy snacks and a lunch—please do not pack food items containing nuts of any kind.
  • A positive attitude! NYBG Camps provide a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas.

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Summer Break Art, Sustainability, and Culinary Camps

Weeklong camps at the beautiful new Edible Academy campus use the gardens as inspiration for art projects, environmental stewardship, or culinary innovation. Sign up for one, two, or all three weeks within a session.

Camps will run concurrent sessions by age groups. Using separate spaces and instructors, groups will have the weekly topic tailored specifically for their age and learning level.

Campers learning about vegetables.

Session 1: July 8–26, 2019
Session 2: August 5–23, 2019

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Weekly: $350 Non-Member | $315 Member
3-Week Summer Session: Save 10% when you register for all 3 weeks! Use code EASU19 at checkout.

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

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July 8–12, 2019
August 5–9, 2019

Calling all budding artists to paint, craft, and create in the garden! Younger campers explore the shapes, colors, and textures of the outdoors to make art inspired by nature at the beautiful Edible Academy campus. Older artists learn about art and artists inspired by nature, build curiosity and self-confidence in creative self-expression, culminating in a portfolio of projects representing a variety of media and techniques.

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July 15–19, 2019
August 12–16, 2019

How can the sun power both plants and buildings? What is a green roof? How does the watershed work? Younger campers get hands-on as they explore the sustainable technology throughout the new Edible Academy campus. Older campers explore ecosystems, get deep down in the earth, and harness the power of the sun by investigating the technology that makes the Edible Academy work and applying it to real-world challenges.

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July 22–26, 2019
August 19–23, 2019

Whether you are a “top chef” or a beginner in the kitchen, sharpen your skills in a weeklong culinary camp! Chop, measure, and flavor produce harvested from the garden in creative recipes both healthful and delicious. Younger campers will learn the basics of new culinary techniques as they make, sample, and share a suite of age-appropriate recipes. Older campers have the opportunity to develop advanced culinary skills and develop recipe inventions of their own.

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We are excited for all of our Adventure Campers to join us 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 camp:

  • 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! NYBG Camps provide a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Summer Break Science Camps

Discover the world using a mix of nature exploration, science activities, art, group projects, and more in our vast 250 acres. Sign up for one, two, or all three weeks within a session.

Camps will run concurrent sessions by age groups. Using separate spaces and instructors, groups will have the weekly topic tailored specifically for their age and learning level.

Two campers using binoculars to investigate the wetlands.

Session 1: July 8–26, 2019
Session 2: August 5–23, 2019

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Weekly: $350 Non-Member | $315 Member
3-Week Summer Session: Save 10% when you register for all 3 weeks! Use code CPSU19 at checkout.

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

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July 8–12, 2019
August 5–9, 2019

Campers become junior scientists as they go behind the scenes to learn about the amazing science research happening at NYBG. Campers design experiments and collect data out in the “field” on lots of exciting organisms and phenomena!

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July 15–19, 2019
August 12–16, 2019

Help your kids develop a love of nature! Through forest hikes, nature explorations, and scavenger hunts, campers will experience the wonderful world of our native woodlands.

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July 22–26, 2019
August 19–23, 2019

Have your kids ever wanted to get their “feet wet” and learn about the amazing world of marshes, ponds, and rivers? This camp allows children to act like scientists and explore these natural worlds.

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We are excited for all of our Adventure Campers to join us 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 camp:

  • 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! NYBG Camps provide a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas
  • Wild Wetlands Camp: Be sure to pack a pair of water shoes or boots, or a second pair of sneakers in case feet get wet while exploring.

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Summer Break Field Science Camps

Do you have a tween who loves spending time outdoors, collecting data, and working in teams? Students will get wet and dirty as they learn more about the plants and animals on the Garden grounds and go behind the scenes to find out about field research happening at the Garden, in the city, and around the world! Sign up for a single week or a series of weeks.

Two boys learning in the forest.

 

August 5–23, 2019

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Weekly: $350 Non-Member | $315 Member
3-Week Summer Session: Save 10% when you register for all 3 weeks! Use code SCISU19 at checkout.

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

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August 5–9, 2019

Campers explore unique ecosystems to collect data on biodiversity. Soil testing, forest diversity sampling, and water quality monitoring are some of the methods campers will practice as they gather information and report on findings.

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August 12–16, 2019

Campers learn about citizen science projects happening all over the world, and participate in projects happening at NYBG. Teams use tools like iNaturalist to observe plants and animals, and contribute data to science.

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August 19–23, 2019

Campers make a difference at NYBG! Learn about native and exotic plant and animal species. Campers can advocate for natural habitat restoration by creating seed “bombs,” bird and bat houses, and insect hotels.

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We are excited for all of our Adventure Campers to join us 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 camp:

  • 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! NYBG Camps provide a fun and safe space to meet new friends and explore new ideas

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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