Morris Arboretum’s Summer Adventure Camp –

Registration Opens February 7 with Early Bird Discounts

Summer Adventure Camp at Morris Arboretum, 92-acres of outdoor fun, is a must-do for the nature lover in your family.  This is experiential education at its best with children engaging in many STEAM based activities as they play in the world around them.  Your kids will create memories, new friendships, and grow in maturity with their many explorations.  Take advantage of the early bird discount of $40 off camp tuition by registering by March 1.  Your child will thank you.

Little Lightning Bugs camp is back with new adventures for 4-5 year olds.  Located on the garden campus of the Arboretum, this junior program will offer a curriculum of hands-on science, art and outdoor exploration.  For campers ages 6 to 10, Bloomfield Buddies, returns in the Arboretum’s historic barn, “Barney T. Barn,” located across the street from the garden entrance.  This site offers direct access to historic Springfield Mills, honey bee hives, limitless hiking trails, and plenty of wildlife.

Six weeks of camp are offered, each with a different theme, but all feature exciting adventures, water play, art projects, and outdoor games. The Arboretum’s camp is facilitated by an experienced staff of passionate educators, who teach in local area school districts throughout the year and are eagerly looking forward to celebrating summer with veteran and first-time campers.

Dates & Details:

Camp dates & theme:          Little Lightning Bugs (ages 4-5)    Bloomfield Buddies (ages 6-10)

June 25-29                               Crafty Tree Tots                                  Chemistry, Spells, and Potions

July 2-6 (no camp on July 4)    Critter Camp                                        Full STEAM Ahead!

July 9-13                                  Super STEAM Science                                    Blooming Bug Fest

July 16-20                                Reptiles, Raptors, and Rainbows         Eagle Eye Raptor Rangers

July 23-27                                Arthropod Adventures                        Painting, Poet-tree Party

July 30-Aug 3                          Art, Clay, Nature Play                         Nature Ninja Water Warriors

Time: Monday through Friday9am to 3pm

Cost: $290 for Morris Arboretum members; $310 for non-members per week

Space is limited so sign up today!

On-line registration opens on February 7.  Register by March 1 to guarantee a spot for your young adventurer, and to take advantage of the early bird discount of $40 off regular camp tuition.  Discover more about the program, meet the counselors and sign-up on our website,  It is sure to be a summer full of exciting and educational activities.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-4pm November-March and 10am-5pm April-October.  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information,

Photo Credit:  Marie Ingegneri

Photo Caption:  Morris Arboretum Summer Adventure campers explore the Wissahickon Creek searching for water wild life.  Sign-up your thrill-seeking nature lover for more exciting escapades at the Arboretum this year, beginning February 7 at  Register before March 1 and receive a $40 early bird discount. Your child will thank you.