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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: 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.

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.


This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

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.

This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

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.

This camp is no longer accepting registrations.

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, Nov 14:  Art Party! 
Search the Conservatory for items to use to make art!

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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.

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 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.

October 17: My Favorite Fruits, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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October 17: My Favorite Fruits, 11 a.m. - noon

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November 21:Our Desert Adventure, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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November 21:Our Desert Adventure, 11 a.m. - noon

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

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.

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

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

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

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

 

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.