Summer Camps

Summer Camp at Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s nature-based camp program will run from June 17-August 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no camp during the week of 4th of July.

Camp Discovery is a fun and educational adventure for students 7-12 years old! It offers kids an opportunity to explore Fairchild’s tropical oasis, hang out with exotic butterflies, experiment with plants that can feed astronauts, and learn about the botanic world around them. Campers are sure to love it!

Registration is open! Please click any of the weeks below to register. An additional registration link for camper information will be in your receipt. For any questions, please email

Week 1 -The Fairchild Expedition

Hand lenses, compasses, pocket journals, and experiments - Become an explorer and try your hand at being a scientist!

Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 4 - Outside The Box

From growing orchids in a lab to turning a city into a garden - Discover new ways of growing plants!

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 2 -The Most Extreme

Weird and wacky - Investigate the wilder side of plants that breaks the rules!

Monday, June 24 -Friday, June 28
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 5 - Final Frontier: Growing Beyond Earth

To Mars, with love - Do you have what it takes to feed an astronaut in space?

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 3 - Land Before Time: Prehistoric Plants

Return to the Mesozoic Era and traverse the world of Jurassic Garden!

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fairchild Challenge

Week 6 - Backyard Botany

Fairchild is for everyone, and so is gardening - Grab your shovels and get ready to get your hands dirty!

Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM