Monday, July 11, 2022 through Friday, July 15, 2022 – 8:30 am–4:00 pmJoin the Waitlist Join the Waitlist
Dive into a Week of "Ag-ventures" Exploring the Natural World
Rising 7th and 8th graders will see nature and science from a new angle. This field trip based camp will present STEM topics in horticulture and agriculture to campers through hands-on building activities, experiments, recipes, and field trips. This highly interactive camp aims to inspire a new appreciation and curiosity for everyday science and plant the seeds for a lifelong interest in horticultural and agricultural sciences.
Cultivating Science camp is based on a proven model of garden work, field trips, connections, and learning developed through a partnership with 4-H, NCSU Department of Horticultural Sciences, and the JC Raulston Arboretum.
A new theme is explored each day through hands-on building projects and experiments like solar ovens, hydroponics systems, beehives, and connected further with visits to local farms and industries where campers meet scientists, owners, researchers, and farmers connected to the day's theme. In past years, campers have visited Bayer Bee Care, Sweet Pea Urban Farms, the Well-Fed Community Garden, and toured the horticultural facilities at NCSU among other destinations … and we have many more exciting destinations for this summer!
Camp is limited to 18 campers. Campers bring their own lunch and snacks. Campers will need to provide their own transportation to and from camp, but transportation for field trips throughout the day is included in the registration fee.
- Rising 7th and 8th graders.
- $350.00 for Arboretum Family/Dual level or above members, $380.00 for Nonmembers
Registration begins on January 31, 2022, for Arboretum members at the Family/Dual level or above.
Public registration begins February 14, 2022.
Registration is completed through our online system, Reporter. A link to registration will appear on each camp page once registration opens. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. When a camp fills, a waitlist will be started.
Full payment for camp will be due at the time of registration.
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 early registration.
Registrations received during the members-only period (January 31, 2022–February 14, 2022) 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!
Participants wishing to withdraw from a camp must provide a written request by May 20, 2022, to Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator, at email@example.com. If the withdrawal request is received by May 20, 2022, 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 20, 2022.
If the Arboretum cancels a camp, a full refund will be made.
Membership donations made in association with a camp registration are not refundable.
- 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.
- Try our frequently asked questions, or contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 513-7011.