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Expand Your Child’s Mind with Summer Science Camp

Even though it’s only February, it’s not too soon to start thinking about how children will spend their summer. They could spend it in front of the TV or with grandma and grandpa, or they could spend it in the great outdoors!
From hiking and biking to painting and photography to fishing and camping, Summer Science Camps at The Morton Arboretum will expand children’s imagination and engage their sense of adventure.
The Arboretum offers more than 100 different hands-on, interactive Science Camps for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade. With an assortment of half-day and full-day weekly sessions running from June 10 to August 9 (excluding the week of July 4), there is something that will interest every child.
“The great thing about these Camps is that everything is hands-on and kids are doing science, not just reading about concepts,” says Hannah Rennard, manager of curriculum & instruction at The Morton Arboretum. “Whether it's creating their own chalk in an art camp, learning how to geocache, or examining insects under microscopes, campers physically get their hands into the science. They have a blast ‘playing’ and they don't even realize they're learning.”
New this year: To accommodate busy schedules and make life easier for mom and dad, The Arboretum is offering supervised morning and afternoon play. For an additional cost, kids can play at the Arboretum from as early as 8 a.m. until as late as 5 p.m.
New to camp?  Camps fill fast. Be sure to reserve your child’s spot today. Waiting lists start when camps are filled. Sign up now!
The Summer Science Camp is supported by contributions from Molex.