Summer Camps: Registration Now Open!

Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with STEAM-based camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology and botany. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and a new Chef camp for teens, the Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants and fun!


Little Naturalists Camp (June 5-9)| Ages 3-5yrs | A parent must stay with the child.
Little ones explore nature with walks, crafts, songs and games.
10am-12p, Mon.-Fri.
$108 members/$120 non-members

Eco-Explorers I (June 5-9) | Ages 6-8yrs
Eco Explorers II (June 5-9) | Ages 9-12yrs

Explore nature as you learn outdoor skills, including birding, native plants and local mammals. Experts, from bats to bugs, lead talks. , and have experts lead children through activities. We also make nature based crafts and play games.
9am-3pm, Mon.-Fri.
$198 members/$220 non-members

Little Gardeners Camp (June 19-23) | Ages 3-5yrs | A parent must stay with the child.
Children aged 3-5yrs. will have fun experiencing garden related crafts, stories, potting plants, and exploring the grounds of the Garden.
10am-12pm, Mon.-Fri. A parent must stay with the child.
$108 members/$120 non-members

Garden Superhero Camp I(June 19-23) | Ages 6-8yrs
Garden Superhero Camp II (June 19-23) | Ages 9-12yrs
Become an Elder of the Universe by learning the skills of The Gardener. Learn to sow the seeds of life and acquire a knowledge of botany to cultivate beauty that has been destroyed by super villains around the globe. This camp follows the Junior Master Gardener curriculum to become a green steward of the Earth.
9am-3pm, Mon.-Fri.
$198 members/$220 non-members

Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I (June 26-30) | Ages 6-8yrs
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II (June 26-30) | Ages 9-12yrs  
Registration closes at 12 noon, Friday, June 23rd
Get creative in the Garden! Children will work with paint, clay, natural materials, and others to create and learn about many forms of art.
9am-3pm, Mon.-Fri.
$198 members/$220 non-members

Chef Camp I (July 10-14) | Ages 9-13yrs FULL

Chef Camp II (July 17-21) | Ages 9-18yrs FULL 
Future chefs can hone their skills in the Garden! Tour the Botanical Garden with our very own Chef Dave and discover interesting varieties of fruits and vegetables. Learn kitchen skills while helping create fun new recipes with produce right out of the culinary garden!
9am-3pm, Mon.-Fri.
$180 members/$200 non-members

Science Camp I (July 24-28) | Ages 6-8yrs FULL
Science Camp II (July 24-28) | Ages 9-12yrs Registration closes at 12 noon, Friday, July 21st
Science Rules! Children will conduct experiments, use lab equipment, and learn to follow the scientific method while exploring the Garden. Pond dipping, water analysis, photosynthesis, and other activities await!
9am-3pm Mon-Fri.
$198 members/$220 non-members


Little Naturalist June 5-9, 2017 3-5 10am-12pm $108/$120 REGISTER
Eco-Explorer I June 5-9, 2017 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Eco-Explorer II June 5-9, 2017 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Little Gardener June 19-23, 2017 3-5 10am-12pm $108/$120 REGISTER
Garden Superhero Camp I June 19-23, 2017 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Garden Superhero Camp II June 19-23, 2017 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I June 26-30, 2017 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II June 26-30, 2017 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER
Chef Camp I July 10-14, 2017 9-13 9am-3pm $198/$220 FULL !
Chef Camp II  July 17-21 9-18 9am-3pm  $198/$220 REGISTER 
Science Camp I July 24-28, 2017 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 FULL !
Science Camp II July 24-28, 2017 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 REGISTER


Registration Policies

  • Participants are encouraged to register early. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum registered enrollment by five business days prior to the class.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. You are not registered until payment is made in full.
  • If you are a Garden member, you must register as such to receive your member discounts. Click here to register.


  • Refunds will be issued, minus a $5 processing fee, when you cancel five business days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be made after that date. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.
  • If the Botanical Garden must cancel a class, you will be notified and receive a full refund.