Summer Camps

Spend the week on an outdoor adventure at our nature-based summer day camps.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running summer camps in 2020.

Perfect for kids ages 4-12. Catch frogs, hike trails, tour the butterfly showhouse, and rediscover the natural world. All camps include fun activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s theme, led by the Garden’s trained environmental educators.


NEW! Pre-and Post-Camp Care

Working around a work schedule? Sign up for our new pre- and post-camp care! Pre-camp supervision is offered 7:30-9 am, and post-camp supervision is offered 3:30-5:30 pm. Supervision is provided by U of A Botanic Garden staff in our Camp Room. $75/week. Available for full-day camp programs only.

Pre- and post-camp care must be selected during registration prior to camp start. You will be notified about your pick-up and drop-off location in advance of the camp start date.


CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the camp starting date will be refunded 50% of the camp fees. No refunds are issued for cancellations within two weeks of camp starting date. No refund, reduction of fees or credit will be granted for late arrival, early departure, withdrawal, or dismissal. For more information email uabg.education@ualberta.ca or call 780-492-3106.


Summer Camp - Trails n' Tails

(Ages 4-6) July 7-10, 2020. 9 am - 12 pm

Pack a snack and get ready to look for tracks! Join us for a week of fur, feathers and fun! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters.  Ages 4-6. $105+ tax.


Summer Camp - How to Train Your Dragonfly- (full-day)

(Ages 6-8) July 13-17, 2020. 9 am - 3:30 pm

From dragons and knights to fairies and gnomes, your adventure awaits! Spend time outdoors playing characters from your favourite stories while learning more about the magic that exists at the Garden! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters.  Ages 6-8. $225+tax.


Summer Camp - Journey to the Secret Garden

(Ages 8-12) July 13-17, 2020, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Come along for a trip you’ll never forget! Follow the map, decode the clues and learn important survival skills as you search for the Secret Garden. Work as a team to forage for food, build shelters and make fire! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters. Ages 8-12 $225 + tax.


Summer Camp - Grossology

(Ages 6-8) July 20-24, 2020, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Muddy boots, stink bugs, and swamps! Spend a week getting up close and personal with everything “gross” nature has to offer and learn how cool science can be! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters. Ages 6-8. $225 + tax.


Summer Camp - How to Train Your Dragonfly (4 half-days)

(Ages 4-6) July 27-30, 2020, 9 am - 12 pm

From dragons and knights to fairies and gnomes, your adventure awaits! Spend time outdoors playing characters from your favourite stories while learning more about the magic that exists at the Garden! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters.  Ages 4-6. $105 + tax.


Summer Camp - Flora the Explora (4 half-days)

(Ages 4-6) August 4-7, 2020, 9 am - 12 pm

Pack your backpack and don’t forget your binoculars - there's so much to explore at the garden! With our sidekick “roots” each day will be an adventure full of riddles, scavenger hunts and fun! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters.  Ages 4-6. $105 + tax.


Summer Camp - Flower Power

(Ages 6-8) August 10-14, 2020. 9 am - 3:30 pm

Plant People Unite! Spend a week enjoying all that plants have to offer us! Create works of art from nature, brew delicious herbal teas, and grow plants of your own. Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week’s individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden’s trained interpreters. Ages 6-8. $225 + tax.


Summer Camp - Nature Detectives

(Ages 6-10) August 17-21, 2020. 9 am - 3:30 pm

Are you ready to help us solve our all time biggest summer mystery! Learn camouflage techniques from butterflies, impersonation skills from ravens and tip-toeing from water striders, and help us crack the case! Camps include fun environmental activities, games and crafts tailored to fit each week's individual theme. All camps are led by the Garden's trained interpreters. Ages 6-10. $225 + tax.