Monday, June 26, 2023 through Friday, June 30, 2023 – 9:00 am–3:30 pmJoin the Waitlist Join the Waitlist
Who or What Is Wreaking Havoc in Our Gardens?
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.
Have a Nature Detective from a previous year? No worries, curriculum is on a three-year rotation to allow campers to attend multiple years without repeating activities!
Campers bring a bagged lunch and snack from home. Camp size is 15 campers.
Other Camps for Rising 1st Through 3rd Graders
Want more time in the garden this summer? Check out these camps for your camper:
- Rising 1st to 3rd graders.
- $330.00 per camper.
Registration begins on January 30, 2023, for Arboretum members at the Family/Dual level or above.
Public registration begins February 13, 2023.
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 camp registration 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 30, 2023–February 12, 2023) 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 19, 2023, to Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator, at email@example.com. If the withdrawal request is received by May 19, 2023, 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 19, 2023.
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, NC 27606.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 513-7011.