Nature Camp

Nature Camps are science-based programs where children participate in lessons, games, and hands-on activities at the Idaho Botanical Garden from July to August. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation letter and an emergency medical form that must be returned the first day of camp.

Outback Idaho Camp June 27-July 1

G’day, campers! Are you ready for a backyard adventure? Grab your walking shoes and get ready to explore the best of Idaho’s diverse landscapes. Discover the plants and critters who live in Idaho’s dry deserts, winding rivers, and Rocky Mountains. If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 5-6, 7-9
Camp time: 9a-noon
Members $100

Non-Members $150

Pollinator Patrol Camp July 5-8

No garden is too big and no pollinator is too small here at the Idaho Botanical Garden! Come meet the creatures, from bugs to bats to birds, that help the plants grow and help us put food on our tables.

If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 4, 5-6
Camp time: 9a-noon
Members $100

Non- Members $150

Garden Explorers Camp July 11-15

Explore life in a garden with all five senses during this week’s sense-ational nature camp! Tickle your tastebuds in our veggie patch, feel your way like an earthworm, sniff out the source of our honey supply, and create a rainbow bouquet of flowers to take home to your family.If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 4, 5-6
Camp time: 9a-noon 

Members $100

Non-Members $150

Wizarding Camp July 18-22

Calling young witches and wizards! Welcome to another term at the Idaho Botanical School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Test your Quidditch skills, study herbology, build a fairy or gnome habitat, and pick up some magic tips from our very own garden critters.

Want to expand your wizarding to include potions and dragonology? Take advantage of our sister wizarding school located at the Discovery Center of Idaho! Visit >>HERE<< to learn more about their afternoon classes. Discovery Center camp registration begins February 24. If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 5-6, 7-12
Camp time: 9a-noon
Member $100

Non-Members $150

Mysteries of the Earth Camp July 25-29

Dig into the dirt with the Idaho Botanical Garden this week and explore all the wonders that exist beneath our feet. Grow crystals, dig up root vegetables, race earthworms, and search for buried treasure.

Want to expand your exploration of earth’s mysteries and learn about the people and animals that inhabited our planet long ago? End your day with the Discovery Center of Idaho! Visit >>HERE<<  to learn more about their afternoon classes. Discovery Center camp registration begins February 24. If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 5-6, 7-12
Camp time: 9a-noon
Price: Member $100

Non-Members $150

Survival School August 1-5

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? We think you do! Each day campers will face a different survival challenge and get help from some clever plants and animals who are masters at life in the great outdoors. If a session is sold out – Call the Garden to put your child on a waiting list, (208) 343-8649. 

Ages: 5-6, 7-9
Camp time: 9a-noon
Price: Member $100

Non-Members $150

Due to high demand, each child may register for no more than two sessions. Payment is refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp class, minus a $10 processing fee.

Children attending morning camps should bring a snack and water bottle each day; children attending full-day camps should additionally pack a bag lunch. We also ask that campers wear closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and a face mask. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation letter and an emergency medical form that must be returned the first day of camp.