Events And Programs

Awbury Adventures Summer Camp

Ages 6-14 | Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Explore Awbury’s 56 acres of woods, pond, farm, field, and our AdventureWoods natural play area.

Hands-on experience with nature! Learn wilderness skills and wildcrafting, forage for food, whittle, build fires and shelters, cook over a campfire, play wide games, get to know Awbury’s animals, experience magic – it all adds up to an exciting summer at Awbury Arboretum!

Registration is live!

Early Bird registration is 10% off the full camp price. Early Bird registration runs from Feb 1-15.

Scholarships and Sliding Scale Fees

Available for campers who qualify. Click here to see the requirements and to apply for a reduced camp fee. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Director at camp@awbury.org.

Waitlist Information:

If the camp you want is full and you do not qualify for a reduced fee, email camp@awbury.org to put your child’s name on a waitlist for any of the camps. Please be sure to include the child’s name and age, and a phone number so we can call you if a space becomes available. We will be releasing any unused scholarship slots to the waitlist in late April.

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Camp Katniss

June 20-June 30 (no camp June 19) SOLD OUT
or
July 3-July 14 (no camp July 4)

Ages 8 to 12

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness, no matter what is thrown at you? Then, like Katniss Everdeen from the bestselling Hunger Games series, you will learn to live by your wits: in two weeks of hands-on survival skills, campers will learn archery, fire building, foraging for natural foods, shelter building, camouflaging and stealth techniques, knot tying, knife skills, water collection, campfire cooking and more! The camp culminates with an all-day team competition to survive by using your wits and skills. Come prepared for strenuous activity, getting dirty, and eating things you never dreamed of eating! Both of these sessions are identical, so choose one or the other.

June 20-30: Early Bird: $558 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $620 for 2 weeks

July 3-14: Early Bird: $558 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $620 for 2 weeks

Myth & Magic

June 20-June 23 (no camp June 19) SOLD OUT

 

Ages 6-8

Do you believe in magic? Explore the magical side of the arboretum with spells, mythical creatures, enchanted trees, and adventures! Along the way, learn about myths and fairy tales from African, Asian, Native American, and European cultures.

Early Bird registration: $252 for 1 week
Regular registration: $280 for 1 week

Farm to Table

June 20-June 23 (no camp June 19) SOLD OUT

Ages 8-12

Use farm fresh ingredients in making culinary creations, medicines, and farm-related products like soaps, salves, teas, and sachets. Cooking will be taught by chef Gail Hinson, with lessons on how to get the most out of fresh produce.

Early Bird registration: $252 for 1 week
Regular registration: $280 for 1 week

Welcome to Wakanda

June 26-June 30

Ages 8-12

Enter the magical kingdom of Wakanda! Sharpen your problem-solving skills, learn about the different tribes of Wakanda, draw your own superhero comics, make African-inspired artwork, search for vibranium, and have adventures!

Early Bird registration: $306 for 1 week
Regular registration: $340 for 1 week

Farm Friends

June 26-June 30 SOLD OUT

Ages 6-8

An introduction to farms and farm animals for younger children. Learn how plants grow, plant your own seeds, learn about healthy dirt, interact with goats, chickens, bees, and worms, and make simple snacks from farm ingredients

Early Bird registration: $306 for one week
Regular registration: $340 for 1 week

Forest Creatures

July 3-July 14 (no camp July 4) SOLD OUT

Ages 6-8

Join the fun as we explore the Arboretum looking for native and not-so-native creatures! Through storytelling, games, and crafts we will let our imaginations lead us on daily adventures. During our travels we might spot fairies, search for dragon eggs, get to know some tree creatures, or find out what lives in our wetlands area.

Early Bird: $558 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $620 for 2 weeks

Farming & Fun

July 3-July 14 (no camp July 4)

Ages 8-12

Learn about farming, soil health, composting, nutrition, and cooking with fresh produce and herbs in this interactive camp featuring gardens, crops, goats, chickens, and bees. Plant vegetables, dry herbs for teas, make salves, learn about honey extraction, and make pickles. Be ready to get dirty and to try new foods!

Early Bird registration: $558 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $620 for 2 weeks

Ilvermorny Camp of Witchcraft & Wizardry

July 17-July 28 SOLD OUT

Ages 8-12

If you are a fan of that famous boy wizard with the scar, then come learn magic Spells, Potions, Herbology, Divination, Defense against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic, and Ancient Runes! Make magical treats, duel with wands, and investigate magical mysteries.

Early Bird registration: $635 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $705 for 2 weeks

Young Urban Farmers

July 17-July 28

Ages 10-14

Delve deep into the science of soil health, compost, nutrition, and the joys and frustrations of urban farming. Learn about regenerative agriculture, biosequestration, and why organic is good for both people and the land. Learn about the care, feeding, and health of farm animals such as goats and chickens. Make gourmet meals from farm-fresh ingredients

Early Bird registration: $612 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $680 for 2 weeks

Nature Foragers

July 17-July 28 SOLD OUT

Ages 6-8

If you like to build, engineer, create, cook, and play, then this camp is for you! The natural world will be our creative inspiration for music, art, cooking, and crafts. Campers will forage for supplies and create things from nature. Some of our creations will be short-lived, some will be edible, and some will go home with the campers at the end of the week.

Early Bird registration: $612 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $680 for 2 weeks

Advanced Wilderness Survival

July 31-August 11 SOLD OUT

Ages 10 to 14

Have you moved beyond lighting fires with a match? Can you easily gather the ingredients for a snack from a casual walk through a meadow? Can you throw together a sturdy shelter out of sticks, a tarp, and some vines? If so, this camp is for you! Learn advanced wilderness survival skills: building matchless fires,  whittling your own utensils, emergency first aid, orienteering (finding your way with a compass), water filtration, hut building, advanced plant foraging, and much, much more! Session culminates in an optional overnight campout.

Early Bird registration: $635 for 2 weeks
Regular registration: $705 for 2 weeks

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