Morris Arboretum’s Summer Adventure Camp –

Registration Opens January 31 with Early Bird Discounts

Summer Adventure Camp at Morris Arboretum, 92-acres of outdoor fun, is a must-do for the thrill-seeking nature lover in your family! Take advantage of the early bird discount of 15% off camp tuition by registering by March 15.  Your child will thank you.

New this year, a camp has been added for 4-5 year olds, Little Lightning Bugs.  Located on the garden campus of the Arboretum, this junior program will offer a fun hands-on science curriculum.  Exciting changes are underway for campers ages 6 to 10 too!  Introducing Bloomfield Buddies, the same great Morris Arboretum camp will now be held in the Arboretum’s historic barn located across the street from the garden entrance.  This new location 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 26-30                               Backyard Bug Adventure                    Scientific Time Travelers

July 3-7 (no camp on July 4)    Silly Science Fun                                 Grossology Grandeur

July 10-14                                Paint, Sculpt, Play                               Where the Wild Things Are

July 17-21                                Animal “Tales”:                                  Raiders of the Lost Arboretum:  Archaeology

Storytime and Art Explorations           at the Arboretum

July 24-28                                An “Ology” A Day                              Art & Nature Poetry Jam

July 31-Aug 4                          Camp Nature Play                               Nature Ninja Warriors

Time: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm – New Ending Time

Cost: $280 for Morris Arboretum members; $300 for non-members per week

Space is limited so sign up today!

On-line registration opens on January 31.  Register by March 15 to guarantee a spot for your young adventurer, and to take advantage of the early bird discount of 15% 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, visit

Photo Credit:  Tiffany Stahl

Photo Caption:  Morris Arboretum Summer Adventure campers launch paper airplanes from the iconic Seven Arches to test wind speed during science week last year.   Sign-up your thrill-seeking nature lover for more exciting escapades at the Arboretum this year, beginning January 31 at  Register before March 15 and receive a 15% early bird discount. Your child will thank you.