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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. We are happy to offer before-camp and after-camp care for your camper as well.

Science, nature, art, ecology, and cooking camps draw kids from Chicago and the North Shore suburbs, including surrounding areas of Glencoe, Highland Park, Deerfield, 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 15 to August 14, 2015. Spend a week or the whole summer at the 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.

Rave reviews from parents of campers

"Camp CBG is a rich program laced with learning and leadership. Campers learn to love and respect our environment in a safe environment under the tutelage of a warm and nurturing staff! Who could ask for more?!"

"The counselors are so attentive and knowledgeable, the projects are so tangible and exciting to the kids, and it gives them a wonderful ability to explore the Garden!"

"Camp CBG exceeded all expectations, especially for my first grader. The first day, she proclaimed CBG the best camp EVER. The next day, she told me it was EVEN BETTER. She LOVED the activities and the take-home components (her nasturtium is thriving still)."

"Drop-off and pick-up are excellent—so organized and everyone was so friendly and cheerful."

"I was super pleased with our experience, from the e-mails regarding daily curriculum, to the projects, to the very organized pick-up—it is by far the best camp we have ever attended. I also really liked the home links—talking points for parents to engage their children after camp."