Community / Parks

Garden Explorers: Traveling Through Time


Dates (2018 dates will be listed soon)

Session A: Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 6-8.
Session B: Tuesday, June 27 through Friday,June 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 9-12.



Kids explore plants through the ages during this four-day summer camp. A $30 suggested donation is requested. Registration is now open.

Botanical Time Tunnel Summer Kids Program (PDF)
2017 Summer Camp Registration and Liability Release Form (PDF)

Comments from Parents

  • Hi Jennifer,

    Sophie had a wonderful time at the mercer arboretum summer camp this year! She was only able to attend the 1st 2 days but came home every day very happy with the activities. We try and visit the arboretum regularly, and saw the banner outside advertising the summer camp. That is how we came to learn about it. I hope it is something that continues next year too. Please send emails out if there are other programs next summer or even over the christmas break!

  • Our son, Christian, thoroughly enjoyed the camp. He loves being outside and we have had a garden for several years. You encouraged a continued love of gardening. Thank you!!

  • Dear Jennifer,

    Our kid and we all liked this summer camps very much. Maybe, you can considering to extend it longer, i.e. 6 days in two weeks. Please remind us to register it next year.