Summer Camps 2020

Tickets will be available for Member Pre-Sale only February 15 – March 1, 2020. Availability for general public registration begins March 1, 2020

Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology, botany and culinary arts. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and CHEF Cooking Camps, the Botanical Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants and fun.

CHEF Cooking Camp I (June 15-19) | Ages 6-8yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp II (June 22-26) | Ages 9-12yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp III (July 6-10) | Ages 12-14yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp I (July 20-24) | Ages 6-8yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp II (July 27-31) | Ages 9-12yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp III (August 3-7) | Ages 12-14yrs
Discover interesting varieties of fruits and vegetables during CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) camp. Develop cooking skills and learn nutrition basics while creating fun new recipes with produce you pick fresh from the Culinary Garden.
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Fee: $350 ($315 member)

Little Naturalist Camp (June 15-19) l Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult
Little Gardener Camp (June 29-July 3) | Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult
Little Artist Camp
(July 20-24) l Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult
Little Scientist Camp
(July 27-31) l Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult
Little ones will have fun experiencing the Botanical Garden with nature walks, crafts, stories, songs and games.
Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee: $150 ($135 member)

Eco-Explorers I (June 15-19) | Ages 6-8yrs
Eco Explorers II (June 15-19) | Ages 9-12yrs
Explore nature as you learn about the great outdoors! Campers will learn about bats, mammals, plants and more from experts. Nature based crafts and the fun outdoors await!
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Fee: $275 ($247.50 member)

Junior Gardener Camp I (June 29-July 3) | Ages 6-8yrs
Junior Gardener Camp II (June 29-July 3) | Ages 9-12yrs
Building planter boxes, growing herbs, experiencing Japanese floral design and learning about garden insects are just some of the activities in the Junior Gardener Camp.
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Fee: $275 ($247.50 member)

Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I (July 20-24) | Ages 6-8yrs
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II (July 20-24) | Ages 9-12yrs
Get creative in the Botanical Garden! Children will work with paint, clay, natural materials and more to create and learn about many forms of art.
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Fee: $275 ($247.50 member)

Science Camp I (July 27-31) | Ages 6-8yrs
Science Camp II (July 27-31) | Ages 9-12yrs
Science rules! Campers will conduct experiments, use lab equipment and learn to follow the scientific method while exploring the Botanical Garden. Pond dipping, solar ovens, photosynthesis lab and other activities await.
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: $275 ($247.50 member)

If you are a Garden member, you must register as such to receive your member discounts. Click here to register for your online account.

Tickets will be available for Member Pre-Sale only February 15 – March 1. Availability for general public registration begins March 1, 2020

Camp Dates Ages Time Fee/Member Fee Link
Little Naturalist June 15-19 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $150/$135 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp I June 15-19 6-8 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register
Eco-Explorer I June 15-19 6-8 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
Eco-Explorer II June 15-19 9-12 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp II June 22-26 9-12 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register
Little Gardener Camp June 29-July 3 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $150/$135 Register
Junior Gardener Camp I June 29-July 3 6-8 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
Junior Gardener Camp II June 29-July 3 9-12 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp III July 6-10 12-14 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register
Little Artist Camp July 20-24 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $150/$135 Register
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I July 20-24 6-8 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp I July 20-24 6-8 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II July 20-24 9-12 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
Little Scientist Camp July 27-31 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $150/$135 Register
Science Camp I July 27-31 6-8 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp II July 27-31 9-12 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register
Science Camp II July 27-31 9-12 9am-3pm $275/$247.50 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp III August 3-7 12-14 9am-3pm $350/$315 Register

Camp Info

  • All campers are provided a daily snack and a refillable water bottle.
  • There is the possibility of daily water play in the Family Adventure Garden, therefore campers are encouraged to bring swimwear and towel.
  • Dress for outdoor play! Sunscreen, insect repellant, and sturdy shoes are recommended.

Registration Policies

  • Participants are encouraged to register early. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum registered enrollment by seven days prior to the class.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. You are not registered until payment is made in full.
  • Registration will end five days prior to the class.

Refunds/Cancellations

  • Refunds will be issued up to 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.