Botany Camp

Botany Camp is a morning science program designed for children ages 4-9 to participate in games, crafts and nature walks at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Each class meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – noon. The campers are divided into two classes by age. Each class is limited to 20 children and is supervised by an adult teacher and two aides.

2015 Botany Camps

WILDLIFE WONDERS – full for 5&6 year olds
July 13-17 Classes: Ages 5 & 6, 7-9
Become a Junior ecologist and study creatures on the ground, in the air, and in the water. Go on a nature walk, identify trees and animal tracks. Record your favorite part of each day in your camp journal.

SENSATIONAL SENSES
July 20-24 Classes: Ages 5 & 6, 7-9
Imagine being able to taste with your feet, or to see things that are invisible to humans! We’ll learn about the senses, which may seem weird and wacky to us humans, that animals use for finding food and avoiding predators.

BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, & BLOSSOMS
July 27 – 31 Classes: Ages 4, 5 & 6 
Discover why bees, birds and butterflies need blossoms, why blossoms need bees, birds and butterflies, and why we need them all. Learn how these animals choose and find their favorite flowers. Go on a butterfly hunt.

USEFUL PLANTS
August 3-7 Classes: Ages 5 & 6, 7-9
Plants make almost all other life possible. We’ll have fun creating plant crafts, and investigating how plants are used by animals and how people turn them into food, medicine, shelter, clothes, decorations, and more.

GARDEN FUN
August 10-14 Classes: Ages 4, 5 & 6
Use your senses, imagination and creativity to explore gardens. Activities include blowing bubbles, hunting for roly-polies, digging in the dirt, planting seeds, singing songs, harvesting vegetables, and meeting an earthworm.

Registration

Camp Fees:

Members: $65 per camp
Non Members: $90 per camp

Due to high demand, each child may register for no more than two sessions.

To Register Online:

If not a current member receive member rates by joining or renewing your membership online. Become a Member, complete the online membership form and add it to the cart.

Register Online Now

• Once on the Botany Camp registration page, sign in/register, choose the camp session, and enter the child’s registration information. Add the camp registration to the cart. Garden members will show the discount during check out.

• Go to the cart to submit payment information.

If you experience problems with the online system, have questions, or would like to sign-up over the phone, please call the Garden office at (208) 343-8649, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Register through the Garden Administrative Office:

Call 208-343-8649 to register over the phone or stop by the Garden Office, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to register in person.

Note:

Payment is refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp class, minus a $10 processing fee.

What to Bring

Children should bring a snack each day; wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation letter and an emergency medical form that must be returned the first day of camp.