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.

We are working on Summer 2021 – Stay tuned!

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

Availability details to come.


For more camp information, email greenstuffcamp@berkeley.edu