2019 Summer Camp

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

Little Naturalists Camp (June 10-14) l Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult SOLD OUT!
Little ones explore nature with walks, crafts, songs and games.
10am-12p, Monday-Friday
$135 members/$150 non-members

Eco-Explorers I (June 10-14) | Ages 6-8yrs
Eco Explorers II (June 10-14) | 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, Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members

Little Gardeners Camp (June 24-28) | Ages 3-5yrs | Campers must be accompanied by adult SOLD OUT!
Little ones will have fun experiencing garden related crafts, stories, potting plants, and exploring the grounds of the Garden.
10am-12pm, Monday-Friday
$135 members/$150 non-members

Junior Gardener Camp I (June 24-28) | Ages 6-8yrs  SOLD OUT!
Junior Gardener Camp II (June 24-28) | Ages 9-12yrs
Building planter boxes, growing herbs, experiences Japanese floral design, and learning about garden insects are just some of the activities in the Junior Gardener Camp.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members

Science Camp I (July 8-12) | Ages 6-8yrs  SOLD OUT!
Science Camp II (July 8-12) | Ages 9-12yrs SOLD OUT!
Science Rules! Campers will conduct experiments, use lab equipment, and learn to follow the scientific method while exploring the Garden. Pond dipping, solar ovens, photosynthesis lab, and other activities await!
9am-3pm Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members 

Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I (July 22-26) | Ages 6-8yrs
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II (July 22-26) | Ages 9-12yrs
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, Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members

Teen CHEF 101 (July 8-12) | Ages 15-18yrs
Designed for high school students, this camp will teach cooking fundamentals that will serve young chefs now and in the future. Teen Chef 101 will combine kitchen fun and science, as well as address food sourcing, sound nutrition, and understanding food labels.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members

CHEF Cooking Camp I (June 10-14) | Ages 9-12yrs  SOLD OUT!
CHEF Cooking Camp I (June 17-21) | Ages 9-12yrs
CHEF Cooking Camp II (June 24-28) | Ages 12-14yrs
Advanced CHEF Cooking Camp (July 15-19) | Ages 9-13yrs* SOLD OUT!
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! (*Advanced CHEF Cooking Camp is recommended for chefs who have taken CHEF Cooking Camp I)
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$225 members/$250 non-members

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


Little Naturalist June 10-14 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $135/$150 SOLD OUT!
Eco-Explorer I June 10-14 6-8 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
Eco-Explorer II June 10-14 9-12 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp I June 10-14 9-12 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
CHEF Cooking Camp I June 17-21 9-12 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
Little Gardener Camp June 24-28 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $135/$150 SOLD OUT!
Junior Gardener Camp I June 24-28 6-8 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
Junior Gardener Camp II June 24-28 9-12 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
CHEF Cooking Camp II June 24-28 12-14 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
Science Camp I July 8-12 6-8 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
Science Camp II July 8-12 9-12 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
Teen CHEF 101 July 8-12 15-18 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
Advanced CHEF Cooking Camp July 15-19 9-13 9am-3pm $225/$250 SOLD OUT!
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I July 22-26 6-8 9am-3pm $225/$250 Register
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II July 22-26 9-12 9am-3pm $225-$250 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 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.