Summer Camps 2024 | Desert Botanical Garden


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Camp 1

Desert AdventureRS Camp

June 10-13 & July 8-11
Ages 8-12
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Program Fee: $295 for general public, $250 for Garden members. Early Bird Price for all $250

Embark on an adventure about outdoor exploration and desert survival! Join us for immersive journeys through the Garden, explore plants and animals of the desert, and tackle hands-on activities and challenges to become a desert adventurer.

Camp 2


June 17-20 & July 15-18
Ages 8-12
8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Program Fee: $295 for general public, $250 for Garden members. Early Bird Price for all $250

Enter a captivating journey of the garden and blend desert exploration with exciting scientific discovery. Unravel the secrets of nature, participate in hands-on experiments and activities, and learn about the plants and animals of the Garden as a desert explorer.


Camp 3


June 24-27
Ages 9-13
8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Program Fee:
$295 for general public, $250 for Garden members. Early Bird Price for all $250

Embrace your creativity in the beauty of the desert. Explore photography, fine arts, and an exploration of nature with the gardens’ unique plants and wildlife as inspiration. Develop art of your own and learn the skills to transform into a desert artist.



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What is the deadline to enroll in a camp?

Enrollment closes the Thursday before each camp begins, which allows adequate preparation time for campers and the education team. Please note that there is limited space in each camp. Once enrollment is reached, registration will close for that camp.

The camp I want to attend is sold out. Is there a wait list?

Yes, when you attempt to register for a camp that is sold out an option to be added to a wait list is provided. If a participant cancels, a Garden staff member will reach out to the provided number to add you the registration list.

Is before or aftercare available?

At this time there is no before or aftercare available outside of the camp hours of 8 a.m – 3 p.m.

Does you program fee include lunch?

No. During each day of camp, campers must arrive with a pre-made lunch.

My child does not meet the listed age or grade level requirements, but they are very mature. May I still enroll my child in camp?

No. The curriculum is based on the set age limit.

I have enrolled my child in a camp but their younger sibling, who does not meet the age level requirements, wants to attend as well. Can I enroll my younger child too?

No. We are unable to make exceptions in the age limits listed.

Who should I contact with any other questions regarding camp?

You may contact the Children’s Education Manager at



Cancellations: Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel a camp due to low enrollment. Camp participants will be notified and refunded in full for cancelations. Desert Botanical Garden is not responsible for any travel related expenses due to cancelation.

Refunds: We are unable to give refunds for camp within two weeks of the start date of camp.  Participants who withdraw two weeks before their camp starts will be charged a 15% cancelation fee. We are unable to refund for missed days of camp.

Transfers: We are unable to do transfers within two weeks of the start of the registered camp. A $10 transfer fee will be applied to each transfer per child. Space is limited for each camp. Transfers will be applicable only if space is available.