Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Summer Camps

4703 N Crossover RdFayetteville, AR 72704
Phone: 479-750-2620Website: Visit Website Google Map

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will hold summer camps again this year!

Nature and Art Creativity Camp

MONDAY, JUNE 17 – THURSDAY, JUNE 20 | 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Get outside, learn about the natural world, and have fun creating art! Campers will apply critical and creative thinking skills through interactive and hands-on exploration of science in the natural world including butterflies, carnivorous plants, reptiles, mammals, insects, and much more. Participants will explore and create artwork made with a variety of media and processes inspired by their scientific discoveries!  
*For ages 7 – 10 yrs. old
$195/members or $225/nonmembers

Garden Magic Camp
MONDAY, JULY 8- TUES, JULY 9 | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Join us for a magical day of creativity and science!
Campers will have fun during a magical day of creativity and science! They will learn about the mysterious world of insects and plants while getting ready for the magic of the upcoming Firefly Fling festival. Activities will include creating with natural materials, making potions in our mud kitchen, and building a take-home fairy house or gnome home for their own garden, all while learning about the fantastical lore and magical science around gardens.
*For ages 5 – 8 yrs. old
$180/members or $195/nonmembers

Butterfly Camp
MONDAY, JULY 29 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 | 8:30AM – 3:30 PM
Explore butterflies and caterpillars and even eggs UP CLOSE!

Use a hand lens to distinguish between different types of eggs and caterpillars.  Study butterfly scales through a microscope! Examine which plants are best for pollinators. Be a scientist and participate in real data collection. In this five-day camp, butterfly volunteers will lead campers through hands-on lessons, engaging science projects, and various pollinator activities.

Topics for study include habitat, life cycles, coloration and defense, and butterfly behaviors. Campers will leave with an appreciation for butterflies and other pollinators. All campers will also receive a caterpillar keeper/cage and caterpillar to raise at home!

Basic reading skills are required.

Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

For ages 8 – 11 yrs. old

$220/members or $255/nonmembers