Green Stuff Summer Camp

green stuff dipping in pondEvery year from mid-June to mid-August the Garden’s Education Program offers Green Stuff, a fun hands-on science day camp for children ages 5 to 10.  Examples of activities campers might do include:

  • Go on a five senses tour of the Garden
  • Learn about amazing plant adaptations and habitat diversity
  • Taste foods growing in our Crops of the World garden
  • Become a young botanist and see plant parts up close under microscopes
  • Experiment with growing your own seedlings
  • Hunt for garden animals including birds, newts, lizards
    and compost critters
  • Discover how Native Americans of California used plants
  • Make crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is wonderfully small camp, limited to 12 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. We break-up into even smaller groups for walks with our Botanical Garden docents – 6 children and a counselor with a docent. The counselors are two well-trained UC Berkeley students, undergraduate or graduate students in Plant Sciences and/or Education, who have experience and a love for educating young children and sharing the wonders of plants and nature.

Green Stuff Camp 2017
Monday – Friday; 9 am – 2 pm
$325 per week or $295 w/ Family Membership

Aftercare available 2 – 4 pm
$100 per week or $20/day

Week-long sessions are grouped by age: 5-7 year olds OR 8-10 year olds,
plus special Alumni Week for returning campers 9-11 year olds

Registration NOW open (January 9, 2017)

2017 SESSIONS FOR AGES 5 – 7

June 12 – 16 SOLD OUT! [To be put on the waitlist, email: greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

June 19 – 23   REGISTER [Only 2 spots left!]
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July 10 – 14  REGISTER SOLD OUT! [To be put on the waitlist, email: greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 17 – 21 REGISTER [Only 1 spot left!]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

August 14 – 18 REGISTER [Only 2 spots left!]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

2017 SESSIONS FOR AGES 8 – 10 & 9-11

June 26 – 30 SOLD OUT! [To be put on the waitlist, email: greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 24 – 28 REGISTER [Only 6 spots left!]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 31 – Aug 4 [Alumni Week: AGES 9 -11] SOLD OUT! [To be put on the waitlist, email: greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

August 7 – 11 REGISTER
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

For more camp information, email the Camp Director at manoux@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-4832.

Registration Information

Summer Camp Registration Information

Refunds, less a cancellation fee ($40), will be issued only if your cancellation request is made at least 4 weeks before the first day of camp. No refunds will be given after that time. Please choose your camps carefully.

We are unable to reduce or prorate camp fees for a partial week of attendance.

(Registration for Aftercare may be done in advance for the entire week or on a per-day basis once camp starts.)

Transfers to another week of camp may be made before the first day of camp only if space permits.

All registrations are processed through our online system.  If you prefer to not register online yourself, you may register over the phone with a credit card by calling 510-643-4832, or with a check/credit card in person at the Garden Entrance Kiosk.

To receive the Member rate you must have current Membership at the Family level or higher. Click here if you’d like to become a Member and save $30+ on camp fees.