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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers summer camps

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Cory Doman
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland offers several summer camps
Cory Doman
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland offers several summer camps
Cory Doman
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland offers several summer camps

Kids can explore Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens this summer at one of its camps.

There are options available for children ages 2-13, including full day camps beginning June 10, according to a news release.

Phipps’s summer camps provide engaging activities for kids to explore exciting science-related topics, including plants, animals and ecosystems through unique, tailored programs ranging from A Bug’s World and Outdoor Art Explorers to Phipps to Table cooking classes, the release says. Each session includes hands-on activities personalized to each child that will strengthen their connections to nature, plus healthy snacks and take-home crafts.

The release lists these camps:

Little Sprouts: Ages 2-4, with openings available in My Five Senses, My First Veggie Garden, We Like Dirt, Superhero Bugs, Wonderful Worms, Fairies Exploring Habitats, Silly Snails, My First Flower Garden and Remarkable Rocks camps.

Seedling Scientists: Ages 4-6, and include A Bug’s World, Animal Habitats, Fairytale Forest, Backyard Art and The Journey of the Butterflies programs.

Budding Botanists: Ages 6-8, featuring Decode Nature, Phipps to Table and Becoming Scientists programs.

Rockin’ Researchers: Ages 6-10 and offerings include Pollination City and Outdoor Art Explorers.

Older children ages 9-13 will enjoy Phipps’ immersive Science Sleuths: Conservation Crew program, providing a week of incredible scientific discoveries at Phipps’ lush gardens.

Spaces are limited and advance reservations are required.


JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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