Events And Programs

Summer Camp Registration

Ages 8-13 | 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.

Summer Camp 2021 is sold out**

**Some of the camps listed as sold out still have scholarship or sliding fee spots available.  Click here for application and full details.

Camp waiting list: If you don’t 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.  

two boys building a campfire

Camp Katniss

June 21st-July 2nd & July 6th-July 16th

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!

June 21-July 2: $650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

July 6-16: $600 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Forest Creatures

June 21st-July 2nd 

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 newly rehabbed wetlands area.

$650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Nature Foragers

July 6th-July 16th

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 poetry, music, art, cooking and crafts Campers will forage for supplies and work together and individually to create things made from nature. Some of our creations will be short lived, some will be edible and enjoyed and some will go home with the campers at the end of the week.

$650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Ilvermorny Camp for Witchcraft & Wizardry

July 19th-July 30th

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! Come spend two weeks learning 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
SOLD OUT

Advanced Wilderness Survival

August 2nd-August 13th

Ages 10 to 13 

Have you moved beyond lighting fires with a match? Can you easily gather the ingredients for a snack from a casual walk through the 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, building a stealth fire, crafting cordage from plants, 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! Because of pandemic restrictions, we will not have an overnight this summer.

$650 for 2 weeks
SOLD OUT

Awbury Adventures 2020