Registration Underway for Adkins Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps

Summer belongs to children. For the past eight years, families and children have grown with Adkins Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps. The camps provide extraordinary ways for children to enjoy summer the old-fashioned way—outdoors.

This year, campers will experience the Arboretum in a variety of ways. Preschoolers ages 2 and 3 (with an adult) can join Camp Bumblebee (June 10–14) to catch tadpoles, pick blueberries and look for butterflies in the meadow. Camp Pollywog (June 17–21) campers ages 4 to 6 will float leaf and twig boats down the Blockston Branch, create leafy magic carpets on the forest floor and experience nature as the world’s best playground.

In Camp Paw Paw (June 24–28), campers ages 7 to 9 will explore the history of the Chesapeake Bay region through exciting hands-on activities, including target practice with hand-crafted bows and arrows, natural dye-making, and an archaeological dig. Camp Egret (July 8 – 12) campers will use scientific skills to investigate native wildlife, play environmentally themed games, and engage in daily nature art and journaling.

Registration fees vary, and advance registration is required. Register at or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.