K-5 Summer Day Camp 2021
New for 2021, Houston Botanic Garden presents BotaniCamp, an eight-week, plant-centric nature camp for K-5 students. The sensory and inquiry-driven curriculum will present many opportunities to go beyond just observation. Each week’s theme will help campers connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons and hands-on activities. Campers will plant, grow, and interact with natural environments while working with scientists and subject matter experts.
BotaniCamp is just $205/child per week.
*Limited scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the scholarship application.
Water Ways campers will investigate the health of our bayous and other bodies of water. They will identify and observe the inhabitants of aquatic environments, such as turtles in our ponds and herons fishing along the bayou. All will explore the role of water in our lives and our ecosystems.
June 28-July 2 – Register now.
Potions & Provisions campers will explore several aspects of ethnobotany, the study of using plants for traditional medicine. Campers will locate and sample local edible plants and learn to identify harmful species. They will also create their own plant extracts.
July 12-16 – Register now.
Birds of the Bayou campers will learn about our avian friends, beginning with locating and identifying birds in various habitats. Campers will investigate how and what birds eat. They will crack secrets of migration and learn how birds survive in extreme situations.
July 19-23 – Register now.
Ecosystem Adventures campers will become junior explorers and do-it-yourself pioneers. They will practice survival skills, from finding food and clean water to creating serviceable shelters to basic first aid. They will identify local edible plants and discover what can be used in medical emergencies.
August 2-6 – Register now.