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2021 Summer Science Camps

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This summer, unlock your child's imagination with interactive outdoor adventures among 1,700 acres of trees at The Morton Arboretum's 2021 Summer Science Camps. Through science experiments, STEM, art, and creative play, The Morton Arboretum's innovative camps will inspire your child to become a tree champion.

Discover more than 100 camps for children in prekindergarten through eighth grade, designed by Arboretum experts. These camps provide a foundation for the next generation of young conservation and environmental scientists, artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Week-long camps run Monday, June 7, through Friday, August 13.  


Registration Dates

Registration for President's Council, Thornhill Society, Partner, Friend, and  Morton 6-level members begins on Monday, January 4.

All members can register on Friday, January 15.

General enrollment for all guests begins on Monday February 1.  

Take advantage of the early bird registration discount which is offered to all members and guests before Friday, March 5. Discounts must be applied at the time of purchase. 


Camp Descriptions 

  • View an PDF iconelectronic brochure of the camp descriptions, registration details and a schedule chart with clickable links to each individual camp registration page.  
  • View this PDF iconclickable chart and click on the camp name to register online.
  • To search for camps by grade level or date order, use different search options here.
  • Need help registering online?  Try our Summer Science Camp Registration Helpful Hints.
  • To register by phone, call 630-719-2468 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For parents requiring additional schedule flexibility,  after selecting the camp/s your child will attend, be sure to select the option "add more to your cart" to review additional supervised play options that extend pick-up and drop-off times as needed.  Already registered for summer camp and need to add Supervised Play?  Register for Supervised Play here or if you need help try our Supervised Play Registration Helpful Hints.  

Once your child is registered, you will be emailed a Parent Welcome Letter and Medical Authorization Form to send back before camp begins. For the safety of participants and staff, health protocols regarding the new coronavirus, including face masks, wellness checks and daily disinfection of high touch materials and spaces will be utilized.  

Youth Volunteer Program

If you are entering seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in fall 2020 and are interested in volunteering with our Summer Science Camps, follow the link for more information on the Youth Volunteer Program. The volunteer selection process takes place in April each year.  



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The Morton Arboretum has partnered with The National Inclusion Project to support staff training for youth programming.

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Summer Science Camps are generously supported by Molex. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency