The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will hold summer camps this year!
Nature and Art Creativity Camp
MONDAY, JUNE 12 – FRIDAY, JUNE 16 | 8:30 – 12:30 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
$175/members or $200/nonmembers
Garden Magic: A Single Day Camp
THURSDAY, JULY 6 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM or FRIDAY JULY 7, 8:30-3:30 PM
Join us for a magical day of creativity and science!
Students will learn about the mysterious world of insects and plants while creating costumes for the upcoming Firefly Festival. Activities will include creating with natural materials, making recipes in our mud kitchen, and building a take-home fairy house or gnome home for their own garden, all while learning about the lore and science around gardens.
*For ages 5 – 8 yrs. old
$65/members or $80/nonmembers
MONDAY, JULY 31 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 | 8:45 AM – 3:15 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.
Check-in is at 8:45 am & pick-up is at 3:15 pm.
For ages 8 – 11 yrs. old
$220/members or $255/nonmembers