Green Stuff Summer Camp

Have your child spend a magical week at the UC Botanical Garden’s award-winning nature camp. Green Stuff camp is a fun hands-on science day camp for children ages 5 to 10, with a special alumni week for returning campers 10-12 years old.  Examples of activities campers 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
  • Keep a nature journal
  • 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 art and crafts from plant material to take home
  • Investigate in a different part of the Garden everyday!

Green Stuff is wonderfully small camp, limited to 10 children per week with 2 counselors, where each child gets very personal attention. The two counselors are a team of one lead staff with a degree and experience in childhood education paired with a well-trained UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate student in Plant Sciences, both of whom have experience and a love for sharing with young children the wonders of the natural world.

Summer 2021 is now full.

Thank you for your interest in Green Stuff Camp!
In order to create smaller groups and fewer cohorts across the summer, we halved the number of available spaces this summer. These spots were filled primarily by families transferring from last year.
While we do not have space available for this year, we hope to see you all next year for Green Stuff Camp 2022! 

Monday – Friday; 9 am – 2 pm
$780 2-week Session
$700 w/ Family Membership

Session 1 (5-7 yr olds) | June 7-18
Session 2 (5-7 yr olds) | June 21-July 2
Session 3 (7-10 yr olds) | July 5-16
Session 4 (7-10 yr olds) | July 19-30
Session 5 (10-12 yr olds) | August 2-13

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