Camp CBG


Summer Camp

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s signature day camp provides exciting, fun, and enriching outdoor learning experiences for your child, with programs for children ages 6 months to 15 years old. Science, nature, art, ecology, and cooking camps draw kids from Chicago and the North Shore suburbs, including surrounding areas of Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, and Winnetka.

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Where Science, Nature & Fun Meet!

Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-day camps to give parents flexible scheduling options from June 16 to August 15, 2014. Spend a week or the summer at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

Our instructors are highly qualified, and many have been teaching with Camp CBG for more than five years. All staff members participate in annual training, are first-aid certified, and love teaching.

Instructor Spotlight - click here to read about Jim O'Malley, a veteran Camp CBG instructor.

Rave reviews from parents of campers

"Our 4-year-old came home talking about mass and Isaac Newton. I can’t express how cool it is to see my girl say she wants to be a scientist!"

"The amenities for children are wonderful and the fact that they get to spend so much time outdoors is really a treat. It’s a great program all around."

"When asked how she liked her first day of Bug Brigade, my daughter said, 'It was the best day of my life!'"