Registration for Green Stuff Summer Camp 2019 will
open early next year. Stay tuned!

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.

Registration for Summer 2018


Monday – Friday; 9 am – 2 pm
$355 per week
$325 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 10-12 year olds

A few scholarships are available for 8-10 year old sessions.  Inquire with an email to


June 11 – 15 REGISTER [Only 2 spots left]
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

All of the following weeks are now full. Email to be put on a waitlist

June 18 – 22 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 16 – 20  FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 23 – 27 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 30 – August 3 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

August 13 – 17 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER


June 25-29 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

July 9 – 14 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

August 13 – 17 FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER

2018 SESSIONS FOR AGES 10 – 12

August 6 – 10 [Alumni Week: AGES 10 -12] FULL
+ add Aftercare to this week: REGISTER


For more camp information, email the Camp Director at 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 by May 1st. No refunds will be given after that time. Please choose your camps carefully.

Registration transfer to another week of camp may be made if space permits and it is requested by May 1st.

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. Ask about current rates.

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.

For Child Care Tax Credit purposes, please keep the receipt emailed to you upon completing your registration.  The UCBG tax ID or EIN number is 94-6002123.

Policy updated 3/16/2018