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BotaniCamp: Potions & Provisions

Nature Camp for K-5 Students

June 24, 2024 9:00 am -
June 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Houston Botanic Garden’s BotaniCamp, a plant-centric nature camp for K-5 students, uses a sensory and inquiry-driven curriculum to present many opportunities to go beyond just observation. BotaniCamp connects children with plants and nature through thoughtful and diverse lessons, with creative hands-on activities.

June 24-28 — Potions & Provisions
Discover the healing power of common weeds, kitchen herbs, and other medicinal plants in this fun and interactive experience. We will explore the untouched parts of the Garden’s acreage to see which medicinal and edible plants are growing wild, learn how to identify them, and talk about how to use them. We will also harvest herbs from the Garden to make powerful potions to take home and share with family. 

BotaniCamp is $290 per camper per week. Garden members receive a $40 discount per camper per week.

Who can attend BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is open to students ages 5-12. While all campers will be dropped off together and have the opportunity to interact throughout the day, age groups of 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12 will work separately and have age-appropriate activities and curriculum. 

When is BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is a day camp that runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where will my camper(s) spend time during BotaniCamp?

BotaniCamp is a nature camp, and we spend as much time as weather allows outdoors. We are always mindful of dangerous weather conditions, such as excessive heat or strong thunderstorms, and we adjust activities accordingly.

What should my camper(s) wear?

Please send your child to camp in breathable, comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. And, always send a refillable water bottle.

What does my camper(s) need to bring?

Parents are required to provide a sack lunch for campers daily.  Campers will be provided two snacks per regular camp day, and one for after camp. 

Upcoming Events

Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 15, 2024 6:30 pm
Nature Camp for K-5 Students
June 17, 2024 9:00 am
With Park Place Regional Library
June 21, 2024 10:30 am
Unleash Your Creativity
June 22, 2024 1:00 pm
Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Cultivate Self-Care
June 30, 2024 2:00 pm
Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.


9:00 am — 5:00 pm

9:00 am — 8:00 pm

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One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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