Summer Camps

Holden Forest & Gardens Summer Camps

The Holden Arboretum

The Arboretum Experience

This summer camp allows campers to experience the Arboretum and explore some of the 3,500 acres with hikes and nature activities.

Date: Monday– Friday, June 24 – 28
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Holden Arboretum
Instructor:  Education staff
Cost: $150 per child member; $180 per child nonmember

Ages: Children entering grades 5-7


Nature Quest

Activities include nature hikes, climbing the Kalberer Emergent Tower and Murch Canopy Walk, art projects, field games and much more. A daily snack is provided.

Session 1: Children entering grades 1-2

Date: Monday– Friday, July 8 – 12
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Holden Arboretum
Instructor:  Education staff
Cost: $130 per child member; $160 per child nonmember

Session 2: Children entering grades 3-5

Date: Monday– Friday, July 22 – 26
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Holden Arboretum
Instructor:  Education staff
Cost: $130 per child member; $160 per child nonmember


Working with Nature

Campers get a hands-on look at what professionals do in the fields of conservation, research, horticulture and forestry.

Date: Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Holden Arboretum
Instructor: Education staff
Cost: $150 per child member; $180 per child nonmember

Ages: Children entering grades 6 – 9


Overnight Adventure

This fun-filled three-day experience includes canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, a ropes course, zip-lining and more.

Date: Wednesday – Friday, Aug. 7 – 9
Time: 8am Wednesday – 4pm Friday
Location: Holden Arboretum and Red Oak Camp
Instructor: Red Oak Camp and Education staff
Cost: $210 per child member; $230 per child nonmember

*fees include all meals, cabin lodging and programming
Ages: Children entering grades 6-8


Cleveland Botanical Garden

Garden Discovery Camp

Campers will enjoy stories, scavenger hunts, stories, crafts and games during this hands-on, nature-based day camp.

Session 1: 

Date: Monday– Friday, June 10 – 14
Time: 9am – Noon
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Instructor:  Education staff
Cost: $130 per child member; $160 per child nonmember

Ages: K – 2

Session 2: 

Date: Monday– Friday, June 17 – 21
Time: 9am – Noon
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Instructor:  Education staff
Cost: $130 per child member; $160 per child nonmember

Ages: K – 2