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Summer Science Camps

This summer, unlock your child's imagination with interactive outdoor adventures among 1,700 acres of trees at The Morton Arboretum or in your own backyard. Through science experiments, art, and creative play, the Arboretum's innovative Summer Science Camps will inspire your child to become a tree champion. Discover more than 100 camps for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, designed by Arboretum experts. 

NEW! Virtual Camps

Explore the new addition to Summer Science Camps, Virtual Camps! Sessions are available for children in first through sixth grade. REGISTER NOW >

In-Person Camps

Please use the search options to view or register for a session by grade level or date.
or call 630-719-2468 to register (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

View a complete list of in-person camps hosted at the Arboretum: PDF icon Summer Science Camp Brochure 2020 Printable PDF

All June in-person camp sessions have been canceled. For refund information, visit this webpage.

July and August in-person camp sessions will run as scheduled with health and safety measures in place.



    Youth Volunteer Program

    If you are entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in fall 2020 and are interested in volunteering with our Summer Science Camps, follow the link for more information on our Youth Volunteer Program. The volunteer selection process takes place in April each year.  http://www.mortonarb.org/join-support/volunteer/youth-volunteers



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    The Morton Arboretum has partnered with The National Inclusion Project to support staff training for youth programming.

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    Summer Science Camps are generously supported by Molex. 

    This project is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency