2016 Summer Camps
Explore nature with us!

Join us as we find wildlife friends, dig into gardening, and make crafts, bird houses, and more. Texas Discovery Gardens summer camps are all about the great outdoors! Our programs are both educational and exciting for kids.

Weeklong camps    Day Camps


              

Weeklong Camps

Outdoor Art Summer Camp
June 13-17, 2016
2nd-4th Grade

Discover exciting ways to recreate what you see outside. Each day, we’ll explore a different artistic method and observe new animals!


Wiggly Week Bug Camp; Session 1
June 20-24, 2016
Ages 3-5

From Monarch Monday to Fly Friday, your camper will discover the wonderful world of arthropods!


Backyard Buddies Summer Camp
July 11-15, 2016
Ages 4-5; 1st-4th Grade

Discover more about our animal friends that live in a garden. Each day, we’ll go on a safari to discover new creatures and learn how they help our garden grow. We also trek to the Children’s Aquarium to meet their critters!


From Land to Sea with the Children’s Aquarium
July 18-22, 2016
4th-5th Grade

Take a journey from land to sea! Spend three days at Texas Discovery Gardens exploring the exciting things that live above, in, and underneath gardens, and then spend two days at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park learning all about the underwater world. This camp includes a staff supervised sleepover Thursday night at the Aquarium. Cost $265/week for non-members ($240/week for Dallas Zoo or Texas Discovery Gardens members).
Register through the Aquarium here! Backyard Buddies Summer Camp in Dallas


Wiggly Week Bug Camp; Session 2
August 1-5, 2016
Ages 4-5; 1st-3rd Grade

From Monarch Monday to Fly Friday, your camper will discover the wonderful world of arthropods!


Jr. NEAT Camp
August 9-10, 15-19, 2016
6th-8th Grade

Middle Schoolers: join the Junior Nature Educators At TDG! At our Counselor-in-training style camp, learn more about plants and build a leadership team. Then, assist our youngest campers of the summer!


Budding Botanists Summer Camp
August 15-19, 2016 Ages 3-5

Explore everything about a plant while getting dirty and planting your very own mini-garden. From Muddy Monday to Fruity Friday, we learn all about how plants, people and animals need each other’s help to keep growing!

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Fill out the registration form to reserve your spot! You can pay over the phone, in person or send a check via mail.


Policies/FAQs

Camps run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
We offer Pre-care & Post-care.
Pre-care (8 am drop off) is $20/week/child.
Post-care (pick up at 5:30 pm) is $35/week/child and includes a snack.

My child has a summer birthday. What age group is he/she considered?
Children must be the age of the camp by June 1 or going into the grade level listed. We also require your child has previous classroom experience.

What does my child need to bring?
A lunch (that requires neither refrigeration nor a microwave), a hat, and a water bottle. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen at home! We provide an afternoon snack.

Each weekly camp is $200; $170 for TDG members. If you book siblings and/or more than one class, you'll receive an additional 10% discount.

Register with Fran, 214-428-7476 x 343.

Questions? Ask Erin, 214-428-7476, x 270 or eshields@texasdiscoverygardens.org.

Registration closes two weeks before the start of each camp.

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Day Camps

All About Bugs Day Camp
Monday, June 27; Ages 3-6

Our day will be full of bug encounters, bug songs, bug games and even a bug-themed craft! We will explore where bugs live and why bugs are important.

Chrysalis Day Camp
Monday, July 25; Ages 3-6

Explore the stages of a butterfly’s life and see fascinating caterpillars up close! Learn the difference between a chrysalis and a cocoon and meet the most interesting residents of each!

Bitty Bugs Half Day Summer Camp
Wednesday, June 29 and July 27 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; Ages 3-4

Young ones can learn all about the bugs in their backyard -- and get home by naptime!

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Policies/FAQs

Camps run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
We offer Pre-care & Post-care.
Pre-care (8 am drop off) is $5/day/child.
Post-care (pick up at 5:30) is $8/day/child includes a snack.

Each day camp is $35; $30 for TDG members. Half Day Camps are $20/$17. With an additional child or a session booked, there is a 10% discount (available once).

Register with Fran, 214-428-7476 x 343.

Questions? Ask Erin, 214-428-7476, x 270 or eshields@texasdiscoverygardens.org.

Registration closes two weeks before the start of each camp.

My child has a summer birthday. What age is he/she considered?
Children must be the age of the camp by June 1 or going into the grade level listed. We also require your child has some previous form of classroom experience and be toilet trained. For grade level camps, it is the grade your child will be entering.

What does my child need to bring every day?
A lunch (that requires neither refrigeration nor a microwave), a hat, and a water bottle. Apply sunscreen at home. We provide an afternoon snack.