Summer Camps

Cleveland Botanical Garden Summer Camps 2021

 We are excited to provide in-person day camp at both campuses this summer for children rising grades 1-7. 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

Habitat Hunters

Come explore the incredible and diverse habitats of the Ohio woodlands and gardens, the Madagascar Spiny Forest, and the Costa Rica Cloud Rainforest all in one week! Campers will investigate the connections between flora and fauna featured at Cleveland Botanical Garden by touring our curated spaces, meeting our animal residents up close, and enjoying exciting games and creative activities.

Date: June 7th – 11th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 1-2

Price: $300 member, $325 nonmember

Amazing Adaptations

Nature is expressive, innovative, and inspiring – just like you are! Come along and explore the fascinating ways that plants and animals adapt to live in ever-changing and extreme environments of the Madagascar Spiny Forest and the Costa Rica Cloud Rainforest.

Session I: July 26th – July 30th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 3 – 5

Session II: August 2nd – August 6th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising grades 3-5

Price: $300 member, $325 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 20th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.,m.

Grades: Rising 1 – 2 graders

Session II: July 22nd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades: Rising 3 – 5 graders

Price: $60 member, $65 nonmember


Intergenerational PreK Program: Sensational Senses @Botanical Garden

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