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Seasonal Camps

Phipps' Seasonal Camps, offered year round, connect youth ages 2 - 9 to nature, science and healthy living through fun, participatory environment-based activities—from growing and cooking their own vegetables, crafting with recycled materials, and drawing and photographing nature while exploring the Conservatory and outdoor gardens. Each camp day includes a healthy plant-related snack.

To learn more and register a special child in your life, please call 412/441-4442, ext. 3925.

I Eat Plants

Dates: June 9- 12
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 56 members; $64 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3

Campers in this program will learn all about plants, including how they grow, which parts are edible, where they can be found, and more.


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My Five Senses

Dates: July 14- 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 56 members; $64 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3

Participants in this camp will use all five senses to explore, smelling flowers, discovering new tastes, and seeing and touching live plants.


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We Like Dirt

Dates: Aug 18- 21
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 56 members; $64 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3

Campers will investigate underground life, search for critters that live in dirt, plant and dig, make mud pies, and learn how plants grow.


This camp is no longer accepting registrations. Please email us or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to be placed on the waiting list.

Storybook Forest

Dates: June 16- 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seedling Scientists  ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Just like characters in favorite fairy tales, campers will grow giant pumpkins and beanstalks while learning about the magical world of plants

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A Bug's World

Dates: July 7- 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seedling Scientists  ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Campers will explore Phipps in search of buzzing insects, observe neighborhood bees and meet a real resident bug expert.
  


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Groovin' in the Garden

Dates: July 21- 25
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seedling Scientists ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Kids in this camp will connect with plants and animals through song, movement and dance, using their bodies to learn more about nature.


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Bugs in the 'Burgh

Dates: June 23- 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Budding Botanists ǀ Ages 6 and 7

Campers will
love learning about garden insects as they create scientific journals to track discoveries, try local honey, and meet a bug expert.


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Plant Your Plate

Dates: July 28- Aug 1
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Budding Botanists ǀ Ages 6 and 7

Campers will spend lots of time in the garden, learning recipes for favorite foods, sprouting beans, pickling cucumbers and planting veggies.


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Art Outside

Dates: Aug 11- 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 115 members; $130 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Budding Botanists ǀ Ages 6 and 7

Participants in this camp will look for inspiration in Phipps’ gardens and create exciting art projects using repurposed items and natural objects.

 
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Little Sprouts: 4-day Camp (ages 2&3 w/an adult)

Dates: Mondays October 7, 14, 21, and 28
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 48 members; $60 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

We Love Critters

Join us for a basic introduction into the world of gardens and the critters that live within. With their favorite companion (you!), campers will explore Phipps' gardens, searching for colorful flowers, fluttering butterflies, and crawly critters. Campers will learn how to treat their plant and animal friends with respect, as well as the importance of eating healthy snacks from the garden. 

This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

 

For Little Sprouts 4-day camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Evening Ed-ventures (ages 6-9)

Dates: Fridays
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 20 members; $25 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps Evening Ed-ventures are for children ages 6-9. Each session has a separate, exciting theme and will include an element of science, healthy living, and exploration of the Conservatory. Campers will make their own healthy snacks. It’s kids’ (parents’) night out!

Friday, Nov 15:  Art Party! 
Search the Conservatory for items to use to make art! Sculpt with paper pulp and make a mosaic from materials you can find at home.

This program is no longer accepting registrations.  

Note: Registration and payment are PER SESSION. Register a second child at 50% off!

For Evening Ed-ventures in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Move with Me (ages 3&4 w/an adult)

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month (Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon OR 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (camps within the same day have the same lesson)
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Research shows that being active in nature is important to early childhood health and development. Phipps’ Move with Me classes allow 3- and 4- year-olds to stretch and move in a beautiful and safe environment, alongside a caregiver. Learn together about life cycles, animals and plants through gentle movement exercises that stimulate the senses and teach about the natural world.

Note: Registration and payment are PER SESSION

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Phipps Celebrate! Series

Dates: Saturdays
Time: Varies
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps’ Celebrate! Series consists of 2-hour-long, Saturday programs for youth ages 4-12 that focuses on science, art, and healthy living. Each session celebrates a seasonal event and includes a healthy, seasonal treat.

Groups of 5 or more get member pricing.

 

Saturday, November 9: Celebrate! Fitness at Phipps

Ages 6-9: 1-3 p.m.

Celebrate staying fit at Phipps! Join us to learn how to keep healthy through exercise and food choices. Make a jump rope out of recycled materials, have fun learning new kinds of exercise and create healthy snacks that your body will love! A great way to get a Girl Scout Badge!

This camp has been canceled.

For Celebrate! camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Little Sprouts: Single Servings

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Phipps presents one-day versions of our popular Little Sprouts Camps! Each session will take place in the Tropical Forest and include stories, songs, interactive lessons, and healthy snacks. Adult attendance is required. Register for one or for multiple.

October 24, 25: My Favorite Fruits 
November 21, 22: Our Desert Adventure

Note: Thursday and Friday camps within the same week will have the same lesson. Registration and payment is PER SESSION.
  

Our Desert Adventure, Thursday, Nov. 21: This camp is no longer accepting registrations. 

Our Desert Adventure, Friday, Nov. 22: This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

 

For Single Servings in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Move with Me (ages 3&4 w/an adult)

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month (Feb. 11)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon OR 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (camps within the same day have the same lesson)
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Research shows that being active in nature is important to early childhood health and development. Phipps’ Move with Me classes allow 3- and 4- year-olds to stretch and move in a beautiful and safe environment, alongside a caregiver. Learn together about life cycles, animals and plants through gentle movement exercises that stimulate the senses and teach about the natural world.

Note: Registration and payment are PER SESSION.
The Mar. 11 session has been canceled.

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For Move with Me camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Evening Ed-ventures (ages 6-9)

Dates: Fridays
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 20 members; $25 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps Evening Ed-ventures are for children ages 6-9. Each session has a separate, exciting theme and will include an element of science, healthy living, and exploration of the Conservatory. Campers will make their own healthy snacks. It’s kids’ (parents’) night out!

 

Friday, Feb 14:   Conservation Investigation 
Come solve a conservation mystery at the Conservatory! Repurpose an old product to make something new.

This program is no longer accepting registrations.

 

Note: Registration and payment are PER SESSION. Register a second child at 50% off!

For Evening Ed-ventures in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Phipps Celebrate! Series

Dates: Saturdays
Time: Varies
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps’ Celebrate! Series consists of 2-hour-long, Saturday programs for youth ages 4-12 that focuses on science, art, and healthy living. Each session celebrates a seasonal event and includes a healthy, seasonal treat.

Saturday, February 8: Celebrate! Valentine’s Day

Ages 4-5: 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 6-9: 1-3 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Phipps with flowers! Use a variety of real flowers and plants to make beautiful gifts that put a new spin on the traditional valentine. Prepare holiday snacks out of healthy dark chocolate to give to someone you love!

This program is no longer accepting registrations.

 

 

For Celebrate! camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.  

Little Sprouts: Single Servings

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Phipps presents one-day versions of our popular Little Sprouts Camps! Each session will take place in the Tropical Forest and include stories, songs, interactive lessons, and healthy snacks. Adult attendance is required. Register for one or for multiple.

January 23, 24: Our Bug Friends

February 20, 21: Our Tropical Adventure

Note: Thursday and Friday camps within the same week will have the same lesson. Registration and payment is PER SESSION.
 

 

Our Tropical Adventure, Thursday, Feb. 20: This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

Our Tropical Adventure, Friday, Feb. 21: This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

 

For Single Servings in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Little Sprouts: 4-day Camp (ages 2&3 w/an adult)

Dates: Mondays January 6, 13, 20, and 27
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 48 members; $60 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Our Four Seasons

This January, Little Sprouts will come together to explore the four seasons, as well as the Conservatory, during this hands-on camp, learning about seasonal plants through activities, games, stories, and songs.

Online registration is now closed for this camp.

Move with Me (ages 3&4 w/an adult)

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month (Apr 8, May 13)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon OR 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (camps within the same day have the same lesson)
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members

Research shows that being active in nature is important to early childhood health and development. Phipps’ Move with Me classes allow 3- and 4- year-olds to stretch and move in a beautiful and safe environment, alongside a caregiver. Learn together about life cycles, animals and plants through gentle movement exercises that stimulate the senses and teach about the natural world.

The March 11 session has been canceled.


Note: Registration and payment are PER SESSION.

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For Move with Me camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Evening Ed-ventures (ages 6-9)

Dates: Fridays
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 20 members; $25 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps Evening Ed-ventures are for children ages 6-9. Each session has a separate, exciting theme and will include an element of science, healthy living, and exploration of the Conservatory. Campers will make their own healthy snacks. It’s kids’ (parents’) night out!

Friday, Mar 14:  Deserts and [healthy!] Desserts 
Get up close to prickly cacti and discover what goes on inside of one. Make creative desserts that are healthy and tasty in all climates!

This program is no longer accepting registrations.


Friday, Apr 18:  

Creepy Night Crawlers 
Hunt for creepy crawlers in the dark and learn about bioluminescent insects! Make your own glowing crafts to take home.
 

This program is no longer accepting registrations.

For Evening Ed-ventures in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Phipps Celebrate! Series

Dates: Saturdays
Time: Varies
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Science Education Classroom, CSL

Phipps’ Celebrate! Series consists of 2-hour-long, Saturday programs for youth ages 4-12 that focuses on science, art, and healthy living. Each session celebrates a seasonal event and includes a healthy, seasonal treat.

Saturday, March 8: Celebrate! Natural Beauty
Ages 6-9: 1-3 p.m.

Be a natural beauty inside and out at Phipps. Make natural lip balm and yummy snacks from our gardens and learn how the beauty of nature helps keep us happy and healthy. Explore gorgeous flowers and their role in making seeds through games and songs.

This session has been canceled.

 

Saturday, April 12: Celebrate! The Earth

Ages 4-5: 10 a.m.–noon
Ages 6-9: 1-3 p.m. - Canceled

Visit the Conservatory to celebrate our home, the Earth! Learn why it is important to recycle and how repurposing cardboard and plastic can be fun! Make beautiful crafts from reused household objects and plant a terrarium to take home.

This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

 

For Celebrate! camps in other seasons, please see the appropriate tab above.

Little Sprouts: Single Servings

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 12 members; $15 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Phipps presents one-day versions of our popular Little Sprouts Camps! Each session will take place in the Tropical Forest and include stories, songs, interactive lessons, and healthy snacks. Adult attendance is required. Register for one or for multiple.

March 20, 21: My Favorite Flowers 
April 24, 25: We Veggies 
May 22, 23: Our Butterfly Friends

Note: Thursday and Friday camps within the same week will have the same lesson. Registration and payment is PER SESSION.

 

My Favorite Flowers, Thursday, Mar. 20: This session is now filled.

My Favorite Flowers, Friday, Mar. 21: This session is now filled.

 

We Veggies, Thursday, April 24: This session is now filled.

We Veggies, Friday, April 25: This session is now filled.

 

Our Butterfly Friends, Thursday, May 22: This session is now filled.

Our Butterfly Friends, Friday, May 23: This session is now filled.

Little Sprouts: 4-day Camp (ages 2&3 w/an adult)

Dates: Mondays March 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 48 members; $60 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

My First Garden

Jump into Phipps’ spring version of the popular Little Sprouts Camp for 2- and 3- year-olds (with an adult). Campers will unravel a seed to explore its insides, learn what a plant needs to survive and practice taking care of a garden! Sing songs, read stories and pot plants to take home. 

Registration for this camp is now closed.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to receive full refund. Requests to exchange existing registration for registration of equal value for another camp must be made at least 24 hours in advance. No other refunds or exchanges will be accepted.