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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.

We Like Dirt

Dates: June 8 – 11
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 60 members; $70 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3
Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

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My First Garden

Dates: June 29 – July 2
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 60 members; $70 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Campers will learn what grows in a garden while making discoveries about the plants and animals that call Phipps home.

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My Five Senses

Dates: Aug. 17 - 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 60 members; $70 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Little Sprouts ǀ Ages 2 and 3
Children must be accompanied by an adult

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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Fairytale Forest

Dates: July 13 – 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seedling Scientists ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Campers will learn about the magical world of plants through fun, fairy-themed activities.

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Backyard Art

Dates: July 20 – 24
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members

Seedling Scientists ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Campers will gather natural treasures and make art, connecting to nature as they draw, paint and sculpt.

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A Bug's World

Dates: August 10 – 14
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seedling Scientists ǀ Ages 4 and 5

Campers will explore Phipps in search of the buzzing, creeping and crawling critters that live here.

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Bugs in the 'Burgh

Dates: June 22 – 26
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Budding Botanists ǀ Ages 6 and 7

Campers will practice their observation skills while looking for and learning about Phipps resident insects.

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Dancing with the Plants

Dates: July 27 – 31
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Budding Botanists ǀ Ages 6 and 7

Campers will connect with nature as they explore the lives of plants and animals through movement and dance.

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Nature Explorers

Dates: June 15 – 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members

Flowering Explorers ǀ Ages 8 and 9

Campers will observe nature through the eyes of a scientist, practicing observation skills as they explore various habitats.

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Kitchen Creations

Dates: August 3 – 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 145 members; $160 non-members

Flowering Explorers ǀ Ages 8 and 9

Campers will discover the importance of plants while creating healthy menus and cooking with Phipps-grown ingredients.

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EcoArtist

Dates: July 6 – 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 145 members; $160 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Flowering Designers ǀ Ages 10 and 11

Campers will look for inspiration in Phipps' gardens to create exciting art projects using repurposed and natural objects.

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Climate Defenders (Session 1)

Dates: June 15 – 19
Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members
Location: CSL Classroom

Seed Spreaders ǀ Ages 12 and 13

Campers will explore the world's biomes, learn how climate change affects plants and people, and discover ways to help.

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Climate Defenders (Session 2)

Dates: July 27 – 31
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Fee: $ 125 members; $145 non-members

Seed Spreaders ǀ Ages 12 and 13

Campers will explore the world's biomes, learn how climate change affects plants and people, and discover ways to help.

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No classes are scheduled at this time, Please check back at a later date.

Evening Ed-ventures (ages 6-9)

Dates: Fridays
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 22 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 13: Conservation Investigation
Come solve a conservation mystery at the Conservatory!


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

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Little Sprouts: Single Servings

Dates: Fridays
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 14 members; $16 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Phipps presents one-day versions of our popular Little Sprouts Camps for 2-3 year-old campers and their caregiver. 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.

Please Note: Our Bug Friends will take place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes classroom only, due to construction in the Tropical Forest.

January 16:  Our Bug Friends: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Closed


January 16:  Our Bug Friends: 11 a.m. - noon: Sold Out



Note: Both camps within the same day will have the same lesson.


February 20:  Wonderful Worms: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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February 20:  Wonderful Worms: 11 a.m. - noon: Sold Out





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Little Sprouts: Single Servings

Dates: Friday
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - noon
Fee: $ 14 members; $16 non-members
Location: Tropical Forest Palm Circle

Phipps presents one-day versions of our popular Little Sprouts Camps for 2-3 year-old campers and a caregiver. 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: Lovely Ladybugs, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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March 20: Lovely Ladybugs, 11 a.m. - noon

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Evening Ed-ventures (ages 6-9)

Dates: Fridays
Time: 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 22 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 also enjoy a healthy snacks. It’s kids’ (parents’) night out!

Friday, Mar. 27:  Fun with Food!
Learn about healthy foods through crafts, games and cooking!

Note: Registration and payment are per session.

Register a second child at 50% off!

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

 

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.