2014 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 (Full!)
June 16 – 20
1st-4th Grade

Discover exciting ways to recreate what you see outside. Each day, we’ll explore a different artistic method and observe new animals! New this year: we’ll have an artist visit us and teach us their specialty!

Backyard Buddies Summer Camp in Dallas

Backyard Buddies Summer Camp
July 7-11
Ages 3-5; 1st-4th Grade

Our most popular camp session is back! 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. Included in our week is a trip to the Children’s Aquarium to meet their critters!


From Land to Sea with the Children’s Aquarium
July 14-18
4th-5th Grade

Take a journey from land to sea without leaving Dallas! 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 on Thursday night at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Cost $265/week for non-members ($240/week for members of the Dallas Zoo or Texas Discovery Gardens). See details and register through the Aquarium here!


Wiggly Week Bug Camp
July 28 - August 1
Ages 3-5; 1st-3rd Grade

Does your kid crave creepy-crawlies? This brand new camp will satis-‘fly’! We meet new tropical insects each day. From Millipede Monday to Fly Friday, your camper will discover the wonderful world of arthropods!


Budding Botanists
August 11-15 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!

Art Outdoors Summer Camp in Dallas

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 $15/week/child.
Post-care (pick up at 5:30 pm) is $25/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 Barbara, 214-428-7476 x 343.

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

Registration closes two weeks before the start of each camp.

Download the registration form here!

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Butterfly Investigators Summer Camp in Dallas

Day Camps

Chrysalis Day Camp
Tuesday, July 22; Ages 3-6
Wednesday, July 23; 2nd-5th grade

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


Life of a Bug Day Camp
Tuesday, August 19; Ages 3-6
Tuesday, August 20; 2nd-5th grade

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

I Heart Bugs! Day Camp in Dallas
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. With an additional child or a session booked, there is a 10% discount (available once).

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

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

Registration closes two weeks before the start of each camp.

Download the registration form here!

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. 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.