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 in early spring. Check back often, 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.
2020 Summer Nature Camp Dates
Session 1 June 15-19
Session 2 July 13-17
9 am-12:30 pm
Session 1 June 8-12
Session 2 July 6-10
9 am-4 pm
9 am-4 pm
There are some camp scholarships available, please contact us at 304-293-2093 for details.
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Nature Explorers CampEntering grades 2-5, minimum age 7
- Week-long full-day camp Focuses on learning about and exploring nature Covers topics including trees, flowers, insects, birds, wildlife, and water
Curious Kids CampEntering grades pre K-1, minimum age 4
- Week-long half-day camp Focuses on learning about and exploring nature Covers topics including trees, flowers, insects, birds, wildlife, and water
Camp SOAR: Stewardship, Outdoor Appreciation, and Readinessentering grades 5-8, minimum age 10
- Campers will observe, focus, reflect, and appreciate—all outdoors at the WVBG! Guided trail and garden explorations Lessons in basic outdoor readiness skills Opportunities for creative, focused expression in nature journals Visits from community members in nature-oriented careers Participation in an on-site group volunteer project focused on stewardship and conservation Returning campers will be given mentoring opportunities throughout the week