Monday, August 14, 2023 through Friday, August 18, 2023 – 9:00 am–3:30 pmJoin the Waitlist Join the Waitlist
Spark Healthy Habits That Can Last a Life Time!
Young Chefs go from garden to table in this week-long, hands-on gardening and cooking class. Campers learn about growing fresh veggies at home, participate in daily taste tests, and prepare recipes from scratch.
Basic cooking and gardening skills are covered. Campers are closely supervised as they practice kitchen techniques like slicing, chopping, and using kitchen gadgets.
Campers bring a bagged lunch and snack from home. Campers cook their own lunch on Friday. Camp size is 15 campers.
Other Camps for Rising 4th Through 6th Graders
Want more time in the garden this summer? We have another summer camp for rising 4th through 6th graders. Check out this camp for your camper:
- Rising 4th to 6th graders.
- $350.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or (919) 513-7011.