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Summer Camp at Morris Arboretum

Summer Camp

Registrations opens in late January 2023


Our campers made many special memories at the Morris Arboretum this summer! All of our educational programs are uniquely designed within the 92 beautiful acres of the Arboretum. Our goal is to get children as comfortable as possible within nature through fun immersive experiences that encourage scientific inquiry, curiosity, and discovery about the world around them. It is our belief that when children are surrounded by trees, birds, animals, and insects they will come to appreciate and protect them as future stewards of our planet.

Camp runs for six weeks from July to August, and each week we welcome about 50 campers from ages 4–11. Our camp environment is informal, fun, and structured with weekly themes including birds, insects, plants, art, outdoor skills, and mythology. We spend nearly all of our time outside hiking, playing, and making crafts. On hot days we cool off by exploring the creek and playing in sprinklers. Overall, we had a great summer in 2022, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2023!

More information for Summer Camp 2023 including weekly themes, dates, and pricing should all be available by November with registration opening in late January 2023. Stay tuned for more info! For any questions, please contact Ilana Grubin at igrubin@upenn.edu or call 215-247-5777 x127.


Summer Camp walking through the meadow


Summer Camp studying a nest


Summer Camp painting
Summer Camp on Out on a Limb

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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is closed to the public today (9/6) due to potential flooding.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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