Cub Scout Campout in the Children's Garden (6-11 years)

Camping tents on a green lawn.

Join us for a campout designed especially for Scouts! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun.  Visit hands–on activity stations related to different badge requirements; enjoy snacks, night hikes, and camp songs. When you get sleepy, retire to your cozy tent and snooze the night away. In the morning, wake to the sound of birds singing; then enjoy a light breakfast and a chance to explore the Children’s Garden before it opens to the general public.

Girl Scout Campout in the Children's Garden, Friday, August 24

Notes: Tents are not provided; please bring your own tent.  Restrooms will be accessible all night.  For your safety, Arboretum staff will stay on site overnight.  Light evening snacks and light breakfast included.  Consider bringing your own snacks as well.
Limit 70
Recommended ages: For scouts and parents ages 6-11 (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos)

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Schedule and Location

Friday, September 14 through Saturday September 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to  9:00 a.m.
(rain date September 15 through 16)
Children's Garden

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Fee is per person

$30.00 member
$37.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.