Garden STEAM

Monday, July 15, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019 – 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Campers collaborate to discover creative solutions to garden challenges.


The Arboretum's gardens are filled with opportunities to use STEAM topics: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day, campers use their creativity to solve the daily challenge and see how these topics come together in the gardens.

This all new camp is a fun way to explore the gardens while learning about the plants, animals, and science happening beneath the surface and above!

camper working on project

Enrollment is limited to 18 campers. Campers bring lunch and snack.

Other Camps for rising 4th through 6th graders
Want more time in the garden this summer? We have other summer camps for rising 4th through 6th graders. Check out these camps for your camper:

Rising 4th to 6th graders.
$235.00 for Arboretum Family Members, $265.00 for Nonmembers.

Member registration begins on January 28, 2019. Public registration begins February 11, 2019. A link to registration will appear on the Web page once it opens.

If you would like to become a member to enjoy early registration, discounted camp registration fees, and other year-long benefits, please visit our membership page membership page. Membership must be at the Family/Dual level to take advantage of the early registration.

Registrations received during the member only period that are not associated with a current family dual membership will be moved to the wait list. These registrations will be completed during public registration only if there are spaces still available. To make sure your registration is completed, join now!

Registration fees include a camp t-shirt and all program resources and materials required for camp. Campers are responsible for providing snack and lunch each day of camp.

We work with community organizations to provide scholarships. If you have questions about scholarships, contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator at


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 24, 2019. If the withdrawal request is received by May 24, 2019, 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 24, 2019.

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