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Science 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–5 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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718.817.8181
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Spring Break Camp

Kids celebrate the wonders of the spring season at New York Botanical Garden. Using the Adventure Garden as a home base, campers explore the special spots throughout the Garden 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.

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.

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9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Section 1: Grades K–2
Section 2: Grades 3–5
$300 Non-Member | $275 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.

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.

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718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Summer Break Camps

NYBG is the place to be for kids on summer break! Choose between three different day camps offering playful and creative opportunities for children to explore the world around them using a mix of nature exploration, science activities, group projects, our vast 250 acres, and more. Concurrent sessions are offered for students entering grades K–2 and 3–5 in fall 2017 with content designed specifically for their age and learning level. We balance curiosity-driven free time with content-based activities that incorporate both structured and self-directed learning. And, of course, we make it fun! Sign up for a single week or a series of weeks.

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Session 1: July 10–28
Session 2: August 7–25
Section 2: Grades 3–5
9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Weekly: $325 Non-Member | $295 Member
3-Week Summer Session: Save 10% when you register for all 3 weeks! Use code CPSU17 at checkout.
Be sure to register for the appropriate age group: kids entering grades K–2 or grades 3–5 in Fall 2017.

*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.

 

July 10 – 14, 2017
August 7 – 11, 2017

Campers become junior scientists as they go behind the scenes of the amazing science research happening at NYBG, while designing experiments and collecting data in the field.

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July 17 – 21, 2017
August 14 – 18, 2017

Help kids develop a love of nature through forest hikes, nature explorations, and woodland scavenger hunts!

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July 24 – 28, 2017
August 21 – 25, 2017

Kids get their “feet wet,” taking on the roles of scientists and exploring the natural worlds of marshes, ponds, and rivers.

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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.

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718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

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Winter Break Camp

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.

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.

Photo of kids in the discovery center

February 20–24, 2017

9 a.m.–4 p.m.*
Section 1: Grades K–2
Section 2: Grades 3–5
$300 Non-Member | $275 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

 

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.

REGISTER

Contact Us
718.817.8181
childed@nybg.org

FAQs