Summer Garden Camp

Project PLANTS Summer Camp

Monday, July 25, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016 – 8:30 am–4:00 pm

Dive into a week-long adventure exploring the natural world!

students looking at flower

Project PLANTS is a summer camp for rising 7th grade students who are excited to explore the natural world and see science from a new angle. Each day, students will be engaged in hands-on activities covering topics such as plant development and processes, plant propagation, plant breeding, vegetable and fruit production, post-harvest issues, and environmental stewardship.

Daily experiments, activities, recipes, and crafts will inspire a new appreciation and curiosity for everyday science and inspire a lifelong interest in horticultural and agricultural sciences.

student holding funnel

Lunch and snacks are provided to campers as well as all materials needed for the activities. Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from camp.

Students attending Project PLANTS Summer Camp will be admitted based upon the student's interest in science and conducting a research project, the student's past involvement with science, and access to science enrichment.

Applications are due April 15, 2016.

Project PLANTS is a collaboration between the JC Raulston Arboretum, NC Cooperative Extension 's 4-H Grow For It Program, and the Department of Horticultural Science and generously supported by a Student Science Enrichment Program Grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

students collecting date from field

student holding test tube

Rising 7th graders.
A nonrefundable application fee of $10.00 is required with every application. Scholarships are available to cover camp fees.
Registration is closed for this event.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Camp drop off and pick up is at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center.
Please contact the program coordinator, Sarah Dinger, at or (914) 815-5226.