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Summer Camps

<< CAMP IS SOLD OUT FOR THE SUMMER!   

  

Summer Adventure Day Camps provide a unique learning experience for children   

5-12 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. Camps will be held onsite at Lauritzen Gardens this summer.   

  

<< REGISTER HERE   

  

ALL CAMPS ARE FULL-DAY, FULL-WEEK.   

  

Extended check-in and checkout packages are available.   

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

·         Please note, these options are not available for camps held in conjunction with Fontenelle Forest or Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.  

  

New registration system   

·         Members must be logged into the system in order to receive their discounts. If this is the first time that you have used the system since December 2020, please click register in the upper right-hand corner and register your account using the email that you have on file with the garden. After completing that process, click sign-in (or verify that your email appears in the upper right) and then complete your camp transaction. Member discounts will be automatically applied in the cart.   

·         If you have issues with this process, if member discounts are not populating, or if you do not know which email is on file with the garden, please contact us at (402) 346-4002, ext. 214 or ext. 201.  

  

  

FUN CAMP THEMES THAT CONNECT CHILDREN TO NATURE  

  

ART, IMAGINATION & NATURE   

MAY 30-JUNE 3 - SOLD OUT OR JULY 11-15 - SOLD OUT  

Art, Imagination, and Nature is a bright week of fun and adventure that combines the great outdoors with artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from the garden, campers will use their creativity and imagination to explore the wonders of nature through activities and art projects. Focusing on a new medium each day, campers will put their own imaginative spin on colorful take-home projects, and will discover how to express themselves through different art techniques and disciplines.  

  

   

·         EARLY BIRD PRICING through February 28- $210/$190 members (full week, all day)  

·         Pricing as of March 1 - FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members  

  

  

ENVIRONMENTAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD  

JUNE 20-24 OR  AUGUST 1-5 - SOLD OUT  

This is a week-long CELEBRATION of nature! From World Soil Day to Earth Day to Arbor Day to World Migratory Bird Day, there are a variety of environmental holidays observed around the world each year. These special days show respect for nature and also generate awareness for important environmental issues. Join us for plant parties, bird bashes, and soil soirées as we spread a bit of holiday cheer and learn how we can restore our planet!  

  

  

·         EARLY BIRD PRICING through February 28- $210/$190 members (full week, all day)  

·         Pricing as of March 1 - FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members  

  

  

FLORA, FORESTS AND FIELDS, OH MY!  

JUNE 13-17- SOLD OUT  OR JUNE 27-JULY 1- SOLD OUT  

Get ready to hike, hunt, create, touch, move, smell, and most importantly, DISCOVER! This week's fun activities and onsite exploration at Lauritzen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest will have campers searching for flora in the meadow, wildlife and trees in the forest, and insects in the field as they expand their understanding of nature and their place in it. Children will walk away with new knowledge about local flowers and trees, new friendships, and an inspired sense of connection to nature!  

  

·         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members (Lauritzen Gardens or Fontenelle Forest members)  

  

  

NATURE: FROM DUSK TO DAWN | JUNE 6-10- SOLD OUT  

OR JULY 25-29 - SOLD OUT  

The natural world is bustling during the daytime, but have you ever wondered what happens as you lay your head down to sleep at night? This camp with illuminate campers and open their eyes to the parade of nocturnal creatures that come to life and the beauty that unfolds in the garden once the sun goes down.  

  

  

·         EARLY BIRD PRICING through February 28- $210/$190 members (full week, all day)  

·         Pricing as of March 1 - FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members  

  

  

WINGIN IT | JULY 4-8 - SOLD OUT OR JULY 18-22 - SOLD OUT  

this week full of winged WONDERS, campers will gain a better understanding of the incredible lives of birds, bats, bugs, and butterflies as they observe exhibits at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and explore the natural world at Lauritzen Gardens. This fun summer camp features unique experiences and adventures that celebrate feathers, flight, and many other aspects of winged things!  

  

·         FULL WEEK, ALL DAY $235/$215 members (Lauritzen Gardens or Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium members)  

  

  

  

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:    

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

Take a narrated video tour of the gardens here.  

  

  

FOR ASSISTANCE:  

Please call Christine at (402) 346-4002, ext. 212   

  

<< REGISTER NOW!  

  

We are working closely with the American Camp Association, The Association of Camp Nurses, the CDC, and the Douglas County Health Department to follow their guidelines and provide a safe, healthy, and fun summer camp experience for both your children and our staff.   

  

  

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS  

  

A refund equal to 50% of the purchase price may be given when the refund is requested a minimum of four weeks before the start of the camp, this includes any goods or services purchased in conjunction with the camp. If a refund is requested within four weeks of camp, no refund will be given. The refund of one or more camps may affect the sale prices charged in the previous transaction, and therefore may affect the refund. In the event that multiple camps have been purchased, and a refund is requested, amounts refunded will begin with the least expensive camp and progress higher in purchase price as needed according to purchases within the same transaction. When possible, Lauritzen Gardens can transfer a camp registration to another session. However, transfer requests are based on availability.  

  

  

 

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