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Science Camp

Summer Science Camp

We’re building the next generation of conservation and environmental scientists, outdoor enthusiasts…and tree huggers.


Unlock your child's imagination with interactive adventures in the great outdoors all summer long. Through science experiments, art, and creative play, The Morton Arboretum's exciting camps will inspire your child to become a champion of trees.

With more than 100 camps for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, Summer Science Camp at The Morton Arboretum will stimulate their senses and unlock their imagination. 

Click on the Brochure link below for a full schedule, descriptions and details about 2016 Summer Science Camp sessions.  

PDF iconSummer Camp Brochure 2016

PDF iconSummer Camp Chart 2016


PDF icon Click here to register using our clickable Summer Science Camp chart

To search by week, time or grade level click here or call the register at 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Registration by phone is available (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), please call the registrar at 630-719-2468.

If a camp is sold out, call the Registrar's office (630-719-2468) to join the wait list. 


Counselor In Training (CIT) program

For ages 14-16.

Love nature and working with children? Join our Counselor in Training (CIT) program! Spend one week attending camp learning about the Arboretum, trees, nature interpretation, and stages of child development. Then join Summer Science Camp staff as a volunteer camp assistant. Volunteer hours may be used towards service-learning requirements.

For more information please view the 2016 CIT applicaiton.  The deadline to apply is April 3rd, 2016.

PDF iconCIT application 2016


Parent Information

PDF iconParent Information Letter 2016

PDF iconBehavior Agreement 2016

PDF iconSupervised Play Letter 2016



Call: Call the registrar at 630-719-2468, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

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Presenting Sponsor of Youth Science Camps

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