Summer Nature Camp

Each summer since 2011, the West Virginia Botanic Garden has offered Summer Nature Camp, and the program continues to grow! All camps are one week long, and exact dates are announced each year in early spring.  Register soon, these popular programs fill up very quickly!

Do you have a child who loves to spend time outdoors exploring nature?

If so, then a Summer Nature Camp at the WVBG may be the place for him or her!

Campers will spend five days at day-camp where they will learn about, explore and immerse themselves in the natural world around them.

2021 Summer Nature Camp Dates

Curious Kids

9 am-12:30 pm


Session 1 June 7-11

Session 2  July 5-9

Nature Explorers

9 am-4 pm


 Session 1 June 14-18

Session 2  July 12-16

Discovery Camp

9 am-4 pm


 July 19-23

There are some camp scholarships available.


Please contact us at for scholarship details or to be placed on a waiting list for full camps.

Would you like to receive advance notice about upcoming events?

Give your child a summer camp experience from the safety of home!

This kit is designed as an alternative to the Camp SOAR offered on-site at the WVBG. The purpose of the kit is to introduce children to some of the key concepts covered at camp, give them (and their family) some fun activities to try, and include some exciting items to aid in explorations. Some of the activities are designed to be done at the WVBG, but others can be done almost anywhere, anytime! There are seven topics that are covered in the kit. The topics include:

  • Outdoor Preparation/Readiness
  • Trail Readiness
  • Observations in Nature
  • Exploring Habitats
  • Orienteering
  • Leave No Trace Principles
  • Stewardship

We will contact you when your kit is ready for pick up (typically within one week of order). 

If you have questions you may contact Erin Smaldone at or 304-322-2093.

Cancellation fee: In the case of cancellation, you will be refunded minus $25. You must cancel two weeks prior to the start of the camp.
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