Summer Camp

Nature Trekkers Summer Camp 2014

for Explorers ages 5 to 12 June 9-August 15

Join Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Naturalist teachers for fun-filled week long camps that explore the natural world through active hands-on indoor and outdoor adventures and hikes at this 155-acre nature sanctuary. Children are taught in classes by age: (5 & 6 yrs., 7 & 8 yrs., and 9-12 yrs.).

Please note: We strongly discourage children from attending the same camp topic twice in one summer.
Class Dates: Monday – Friday, June 9 – August 15, 2014
Times: All day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Morning only: 9 a.m. – noon
Fees:
All day (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) $275 per child members,$340 per child non-members per week
Morning only (9 a.m. – noon) $145 per child members,$190 per child non-members per week
Not a member? Join now! Register Online!

Goosebumps & Mysteries

June 9-13, 2014
July 14-18, 2014
Come unravel nature’s mysteries as we explore creatures of the night, creepy crawlies and the folklore that surrounds them. Learn about bats, spiders and other creepy creatures of the animal world.

Wild Fliers

June 16-20, 2014
July 21-25, 2014
Over 275 different birds have passed through the Arboretum at one time or another. We’ll “meet” some of the most common summer residents and learn their calls and colors. Students will become amateur ornithologists as we explore the ecology of birds, nests and eggs.

Grossology

June 23-27, 2014
July 28-Aug 1, 2014
It may be disgusting, but feces, blood, and regurgitation are all important elements in nature. Students will identify animal scat, learn why some animals regurgitate, why some animals suck blood, and why some people EAT bugs! Oh, that’s gross!

Angry Earth

June 30-July 3, 2014 (reduced fees)
Aug 4-8, 2014
LSometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. Hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes all rock our world. Learn how wind, ice, snow, raging storms, and Earth’s inner fire have transformed the planet and life on it.

First Texans

July 7-11, 2014
August 11-15, 2014
Discover how the first Texans lived. We’ll learn how the Native Americans lived in harmony with their environment and how they utilized natural resources. Students will have the opportunity to practice shelter-building, food-gathering, and pottery and weaving skills using native materials. We’ll also learn to communicate with Native American sign language and play traditional games.