Nature Detectives
Children's Program

Full—Waitlist Started

Monday, June 22, 2020 through Friday, June 26, 2020 – 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Who or What is Wreaking Havoc in Our Gardens?

group planting in white garden

Our young Nature Detectives learn a variety of green and growing lessons as they trail a "Mixed-up Gardener" who does everything in the garden exactly the WRONG way.

Designed by elementary education and horticulture specialists, this active, outdoor curriculum gives campers the satisfaction and confidence that comes from solving problems with their newly acquired knowledge.

pictures of children at camp


Have a Nature Detective from last year? No worries, curriculum is on a three year rotation to allow campers to attend multiple years without repeating activities!

Enrollment is limited to 18 campers. Campers bring a bagged lunch and snack from home.

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Other Camps for rising 1st through 5th graders
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Other Camps for rising 2nd through 4th graders
Want more time in the garden this summer? We have other summer camps for rising 2nd through 4th graders. Check out these camps for your camper:

Age
Rising 1st to 3rd graders.
Cost
$265.00 for Arboretum Family/Dual level or above members, $295.00 for Nonmembers
Registration

Registration begins on January 27, 2020, for Arboretum members at the Family/Dual level or above.

Public registration begins February 10, 2020.

Registration is completed through our online system, Reporter. A link to registration will appear on each camp Web page once registration opens. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. When a camp fills, a waitlist will be started.

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

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 must be at the Family/Dual level or above to take advantage of the early registration.

Registrations received during the members-only period (January 27, 2020–February 9, 2020) not associated with a current Family/Dual level or above membership will be refunded minus a 15% administrative fee. To make sure your registration is completed, join now!

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

Cancellation

Participants wishing to withdraw from a camp must provide a written request by May 22, 2020, to Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu. If the withdrawal request is received by May 22, 2020, a refund will be processed minus a 15% cancellation fee per child, per camp. No fees will be refunded if registration is canceled after May 22, 2020.

If the Arboretum cancels the camp, a full refund will be made.

Membership donations made in association with a camp registration are not refundable.

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