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!

Masks and social distancing required for all campers and staff.

Registration is live!

Some of our camps are already sold out, except for the slots reserved for children on scholarship. If you think you might qualify for a scholarship or sliding fee, please click the box below to fill out the application.

Camp waiting list: 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 waiting list for any of the camps. Please be sure to include a phone number, so we can call you if a space becomes available. We will be releasing any unused scholarship slots to the waiting list at the end of March.

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.

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Camp Katniss

June 20th-July 1st or July 5th-July 15th

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-July 1: $650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

July 5-15: $600 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Forest Creatures

June 20th-July 1st

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 meet goats, spot fairies and dragon eggs, get to know some tree creatures or find out what lives in our wetlands area.

$650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Nature Foragers

July 5th-July 15th

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.

$600 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Welcome to Wakanda

July 18th-July 22nd

Ages 8-12

Enter the magical kingdom of Wakanda! Search for vibranium, learn about the different tribes of Wakanda, draw your own superhero comics, make treats from different African cuisines, and have adventures!

$325 for 1 week
SOLD OUT

Farm Camp

July 25th-July 29th

Ages 8-13

Want to learn how to run an urban farm? Want to plant crops to take home? Want to create mouth-watering foods from vegetables and herbs you’ve harvested? Want to hang with goats and chickens and learn what goes into raising farm animals? Then this is the camp for you!

$325 for 1 week
1 spot left

Ilvermorny Camp for Witchcraft & Wizardry

July 18th-July 29th

Ages 8 to 12

If you are a fan of that famous boy wizard with the scar, this will be the perfect camp for you! Learn the secrets of magic Spells, Potions, Herbology, Divination, Defense against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic, and Ancient Runes! Read tea leaves, make and eat magical treats, duel other witches and wizards, and investigate magical mysteries. Every summer, some new adventure awaits, some new mysterious menace threatens, which only you can overcome! (Familiarity with the book series is a plus, but not required. There will be no spoilers for any child who has not finished reading the series.)

$675 for 2 weeks
1 spot left

Advanced Wilderness Survival

August 1st-August 12th

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.

$675 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

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