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Summer Camps

  

Summer Adventure Day Camps provide a unique learning experience for children  

4-12 years of age where they will learn science concepts and interact with nature through hands-on activities, arts and crafts and more in indoor and outdoor settings.  

  

Camp formats include: 

Week-long 

         Half-day (9 a.m. to noon OR 1 to 4 p.m.) 

         Full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 

Single-day 

         Full-day only (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 

Additional hours at no extra charge 

         Early drop-off is available from 8 to 9 a.m. and late pick up from 4 to 5 p.m. 

  

All-Inclusive Experience Available with many Summer Adventure Camps 

With early check-in (8 a.m.), extended checkout (5 p.m.) and delicious lunches included on most camp days, Summer Adventure Camps are the best value in the Omaha metro area. Please read the 'Summer Adventure Camp Informational Packet' for check-in, checkout, lunch and discount guidelines for each camp as well as other helpful information.  

  

         Great Deal - Buy one week of camp at regular price and receive 10% off the regular price of the second week of camp*  

  

         BEST DEAL - Buy two camps at regular price and receive 50% off the third camp.* 

 

Please note: Sales are not applicable to single day camps or camps done in conjunction with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium or Fontenelle Forest. The online system may process the discount across the total transaction, i.e. 10% off the second camp may process as 5% off of each camp, but the total discount will be the same.  

 


Fun Camp Themes 

  

NATURE EXPLORERS | MAY 28-JUNE 1, JULY 2-6, AUGUST 6-10 

Binoculars, magnifying glasses and adventures in the garden... oh my! Campers will get up close and personal with the living things that call the garden home, make fun and educational crafts and experience engaging activities while exploring the garden. This camp is for ages 4-12 years.   

         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $219/$199 members, FULL WEEK, HALF-DAY $129/$115 members, SINGLE DAY $59/$55 members 

  

INCREDIBLE EDIBLES | JUNE 4-8 or JULY 16-20 

Campers will explore the world with their tastebuds, find out how insects and animals help plants grow, and much more! Campers will make snacks, pot a plant to take home, and explore how people and animals eat plant parts across the globe. This camp is for ages 4-12 years.  

         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $219/$199 members, FULL WEEK, HALF-DAY $129/$115 members, SINGLE DAY $59/$55 members 

  

ART, WILD BY DESIGN | JUNE 18-22 or JULY 30-AUGUST 3 

From the colors on a caterpillar to the patterns on a woodpecker, to the shape of a  

cottonwood leaf, incredible examples of nature's artwork can be found throughout the garden. Campers will explore the garden and create exciting, educational art projects. This unique camp is for ages 4-12 years and is sure to inspire wonder and creativity!   

         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members, FULL WEEK, HALF-DAY $135/$125 members, SINGLE DAY $65/$59 members 

  

EARTH DEFENDERS | JUNE 11-15 or JUNE 25-29  

Participants will discover ways that they can help keep the Earth healthy and earn an Earth Defender badge for completing this camp! Campers will learn about recycling, how to reuse products from home to create new items, and how to conserve nature as they experience both Lauritzen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest. This camp is for ages 5-12 years. 

         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members of Lauritzen Gardens or Fontenelle Forest. Single days are not available. 

  

DIRTY JOBS | JULY 9-13 or JULY 23-27  

Have you ever wondered how dirty, grimy and grubby you can get working at the zoo or at a botanical garden? Campers will see what it takes to keep Lauritzen Gardens and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium running as they learn about the fun and dirty jobs involved in keeping the garden areas and animal exhibits in great shape. This camp is for ages 5-12 years. 

         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members of Lauritzen Gardens or Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Single days are not available. 

  

Click here for camp descriptions, dates, pricing and more helpful information. 

  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

 

Take a narrated video tour of the gardens here. 

 

For assistance, please email Allison at a.dush@omahabotanicalgardens.org or call (402) 346-4002, ext. 253.  

  

  

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