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2014 Nature Discovery Summer Camp for Ages 3 - 11

Campers innate curiosity and joy in learning will be sparked by hands-on discovery led by our staff of experienced educators. A variety of creative activities are planned for each week, incorporating art, science and imagination. The camp nurtures children by promoting a positive interest in nature and encouraging a protective attitude toward living things. Nature Discovery Camp starts June 31, 2014 and ends August 22, 2014. Enroll for any or all 8 weeks of day-camp! CHA offers age appropriate day-camp programs from Monday-Friday.

$250 = Turtle Tots (3 years old to entering Kindergarten), please bring a snack
- Morning Session: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Afternoon Session: 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Please register here for Turtle Tots!

$350 = Explorers (entering 1st to 3rd grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM
Please register here for Explorers!
*Registration for the week of July 21-25 (Arboretum Olympics) is CLOSED!

$350 = Hawks (entering 4th and 5th grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM (offered the weeks of 7/7/14; 7/14/14; 8/4/14; and 8/11/14)
Please register here for Hawks!

June 30- July 3: Wonderful World of H2O
July 7- 11: Featured Creatures
July 14- 18: Lenape Life (Turtle Tots)/Outdoor Adventures (Explorers & Hawks)
July 21 - 25: Arboretum Olympics
July 28 - August 1: A Bug's Life
August 4 - 8: Discover Earth (Turtle Tots)/Survival Games (Explorers & Hawks)
August 11- 15: Weird Science
August 18-22: Art in Nature

Parent Handbook and New Camper Health Forms due no later than FRIDAY before your registered summer camp week:
Download the Parent/Guardian Information Packet

Download the Camper Health and Emergency Form

About the Arboretum

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in Short Hills, New Jersey. The property was willed to Millburn Township in 1958. In 1961 an Arboretum Association was formed to work with the Township in order to protect the area. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum includes 16.45 acres of woodlands, 3 miles of trails, and a diversity of floral and fauna species. Our master gardener and woodland volunteers take great care to ensure that plant species indigenous to New Jersey are predominant. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many educational opportunities from school field trips, scout programs, family programs, adult workshops, summer camp, and more.

Learn how you can schedule your visit to the Arboretum here.


February 17 2014
Spring fundraising benefit, “Into The Woods” April 12, 2014 at the Racquets Club
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August 01 2013
New Jersey Rational Free of Trees
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May 08 2013
The arboretum is having a featured on CBS News on the emergence of 17 year Cicadas.
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May 01 2013
The arboretum was featured on WNYC Talk Radio about the cicadas.
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