Summer Garden Camp

Garden Explorers

Monday, June 27, 2016 through Friday, July 1, 2016 – 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Campers harness exciting technology to become Citizen Scientists and share their findings with the world.

This new camp for 3rd–5th graders blends two 21st century movements to inspire and empower a new generation of naturalists.

Each day begins with a geocaching treasure hunt as the Garden Explorers use handheld GPS to discover that day's Citizen Scientist activity.

Next, they hunt data in the garden: How many bird nests are in the gardens? What pollinators can they find? Campers collect and load their findings into on-line databases used by scientists worldwide.

Drawing on the expertise of the arboretum staff and research powerhouse NC State University, Garden Explorers combines technology, outdoor fun, and scientific research in a unique and meaningful program that teaches campers they CAN make a difference.

Enrollment is limited to 12 campers. Campers bring a bagged lunch and snack from home.

Rising 3rd to 5th graders.
$225.00 for members, $255.00 for nonmembers.
Registration is closed for this event.

Registration fees are 100% refundable when the Arboretum cancels the camp. Memberships are not refundable.

Participants wishing to withdraw from a camp that has not been canceled by the Arboretum must provide a written request by May 27, 2016. If the withdrawal request is received by May 27, 2016, a refund will be given minus a 15% administrative fee per child per camp. No fees will be refunded if registration is canceled after May 27, 2016.

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Camp drop off and pick up will be in the brick circle at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at or (919) 513-7011.