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 for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade will inspire your child to become a champion of trees.

With more than 100 camps for kids in kindergarten through 8th 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 2015 Summer Science Camp sessions.

2015 Summer Science Camp_Brochure

2015 Behavior Agreement

Clickable 2015 Summer Science Camp Brochure for Registration

Registration for Summer 2015 is open! To see a full description and register through the Class Listing page please click here.


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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 summer CIT program. Please check back in December for applications for summer 2016.


Parent Information

Parent Information Letter 2015

Supervised Play Letter



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



Presenting Sponsor of Youth Science Camps

Presenting Sponsor of Youth Science Camps, Molex