Summer Camps & Programs
Summer Camps & Programs

Summer Camps & Programs

Register now for our camp and program offerings! Kids will learn about gardening, nature and the arts here in our beautiful Maine gardens and forests.


Nature Adventure Camp (Age 6-8)

with Karen Jones
Ages 6-8
Monday-Friday, July 23-27
12:30 - 4 p.m.

Our summer camps for nature adventurers provide fun, enriching opportunities for young people eager to learn about the natural world. Week-long, half-day sessions fully engage children in the outdoors while encouraging imagination and creativity through garden walks, stories, games, arts and crafts and nature-related projects. New, exploration-filled activities will take campers on adventures throughout the Gardens and surrounding forests. By the end of the week, these adventurers will be well on their way to becoming young naturalists!


Butterfly Pinning Workshop for Ages 12 & up

with Erika Huber
Tuesday, July 24
9:30 a.m. - noon
Education Center

Beginners will learn the technique of rehydrating, relaxing, pinning and mounting dried butterflies. We’ll tour our Butterfly House to learn about Maine’s native butterflies and moths and look for a few dried specimens to pin. Each student will receive a spreading board, insect pins, several dried butterflies to pin during class and a display case to take home. All specimens used in this class have died naturally.


Garden Explorers Camp (Age 4-5)

with Karen Jones
Ages 4-5
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Budding gardeners will spend the week digging, planting, watering and harvesting as they learn how to care for our Learning Garden. We’ll investigate the inner workings of a garden from the ground up and get the real “dirt” on plants, lifecycles, composting, garden critters and more! Join us for a week filled with new observations, experiments, taste tests, games and take-home garden projects.  


Garden Investigators Camp-A BUG'S LIFE (Ages 6-8)

with Karen Jones
Ages 6-8
Monday-Friday, August 6-10
12:30 - 4 p.m.

Bug lovers unite as we scour gardens, woods and ponds in search of the Gardens’ tiniest residents. Through activities, observations and a special visit from our resident beekeeper, campers will learn about bug lifecycles, their role in nature and the secrets of their survival. We’ll also spend time investigating the lives of caterpillars and butterflies in our new butterfly exhibit. If your child loves all things creepy-crawly, this is the camp for them!


Adventure Day at the Gardens! (Age 6-8)

with Erika Huber
Wednesday, August 15
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come and spend a fun-filled day with us at the Gardens! Whether taking a boat trip down a tidal river or hiking through our extensive woodlands, we’ll explore some of the many things the Gardens has to offer. Young adventurers will spend the day doing hands-on activities, playing games in the garden, completing nature challenges and conducting pond studies. We’ll even make our own snack right from the garden!


Adventure Day at the Gardens! (Age 9-11)

with Erika Huber
Thursday, August 16
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come and spend a fun-filled day with us at the Gardens! Whether taking a boat trip down a tidal river or hiking through our extensive woodlands, we’ll explore some of the many things the Gardens has to offer. Young adventurers will spend the day doing hands-on activities, playing games in our gardens, completing nature challenges and conducting pond studies. We’ll even make our own snack right from the garden!