Artists in (Your) Garden

Registration closes Friday, July 3, 2020.

Monday, July 13, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020 – 9:00 am–1:00 pm

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New This Summer—Artists in (Your) Garden

We are bringing the creativity and inspiration of our traditional Artists in the Garden camp to your campers through this online camp. Your camper will find their inner artist, explore different art techniques, and get a taste of using nature in their artwork.

Usually this camp spends time in the Arboretum's various theme gardens to find inspiration for each day's art projects. Even though we can't be in the gardens together this summer, Ms. Ashley, our camp instructor and Ms. Elizabeth, our children's program coordinator have created activities to bring the gardens to your campers to inspire their artwork.

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Each day, campers will receive 2-3 hours of activities to do at their own pace from the comfort of their home. A virtual face to face camp Lunch Bunch will be a time to virtually gather and talk about the day's activities. At each face to face meeting, campers will share what they have done that morning and get a bonus activity for the afternoon to keep the camp fun going.

Sample schedule for a camp day:

9:00 am – 11:30 am: Visit camp web site to view day's activities and complete at camper's own pace.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Break time
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Participate in virtual Lunch Bunch with Ms. Ashley, Ms. Elizabeth, and other Artists in (Your) Garden campers
Afternoon: Additional activity given during Lunch Bunch to be completed at camper's own pace (20-30 minute activity).

Activities have been developed to be as self-guided as possible for the campers. Parents are asked to be "Phone On" or "Eyes On" for most of the activities as the camp activities do not assume any supervision of the campers.

Included in the registration fee is a "camp bucket" filled with materials needed for the camp activities. These buckets will be available for pickup at the JC Raulston Arboretum prior to camp at a designated time. Camp families will receive an e-mail the week prior to camp with a link to the camp web site where activities will be available. Live sessions will be held on Zoom and links will be made available on the camp web site.

Enrollment is limited to 16 campers.

Rising 1st to 5th graders.
$150.00 for Arboretum Family/Dual level or above members, $175.00 for Nonmembers

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.

Registration closes Friday, July 3, 2020.

Cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Camp takes place entirely online.
Try our frequently asked questions, or contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at