CAMP WILDFLOWER

Camp Wildflower is an immersive, nature-based learning experience for youth interested in natural science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). By getting outside of the classroom and into the garden, campers explore the world of native plants and become lifelong conservationists. Camp Wildflower is open to all youths in kindergarten through 5th grade learning levels.

Mondays – Fridays

June 6 – July 29, 2022

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SCHEDULE & PRICING

Camp Wildflower is a weekly day camp held mostly outside. Campers can register for a single week or all eight weeks. Sessions begin June 6, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Week 1: June 6 – 10
  • Week 2: June 13 – 17
  • Week 3: June 20 – 24
  • Week 4: June 27 – July 1
  • Week 5: July 5 – 8*
  • Week 6: July 11 – 15
  • Week 7: July 18 – 22
  • Week 8: July 25 – 29

*Please note: Camp will not be held on July 4th. 

 

Pricing

$350 per week, non-members
$290 per week, members
Become a member today!

During the week of July 5 – 8 only, the weekly price will be adjusted to $290 for non-members and $240 for members.

WEEKLY TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS

Which came first, the plant or the pollinator? Explore and discover the different critter and plant characteristics, life cycles and habitats as we investigate insects and plants with hands-on learning throughout the gardens. Weeks 1 & 5
Take a hike along the trails, examine wildlife tracks & scat, investigate animal habitats and learn all about our native tree and plant species. Branch out in this camp as you find out what makes Texas’s wooded areas so enchanting! Weeks 2 & 6
Dig into the topics of soil, rocks, prehistoric life and Texas water. Find out how far rainwater travels in Austin and explore the importance of underground ecosystems. Weeks 3 & 7
Become a sleuth in the natural world, looking for life under a rock, on the bark of a tree and even in the grass. Using their senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals, campers will take a closer look to find what’s hiding in plain sight. Weeks 4 & 8

Weekly activities include daily hikes, outdoor exploration and investigation, plant labs, games, nature-based arts and crafts, story time and unstructured nature-play in a safe environment along our trails at the Wildflower Center.

We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Wildflower Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery.

 

REGISTRATION

If you have any questions, please check out our Camp Wildflower FAQ page or email [email protected]

Summer camp registration is divided into age groups by grade: kindergarten and first grade; second and third grade; and fourth and fifth grade. Please enroll your youth in the grade equivalent with their age and according to the grade level they will enter in the fall. All campers must have completed some type of preschool and be capable of attending a full day of outdoors camp.

Many weeks of Camp Wildflower are currently SOLD OUT at this time and are marked as so below. Some availability for registration has recently opened up in some of our 4th – 5th grade groups for select weeks. Please see below for these weeks with open registration.
If you would like to be added to our extensive waitlist please email [email protected] with your child’s name, DOB and your desired week of camp. 


Week 1: Plants & Pollinators
June 6 – 10, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (2 Spots Available!)

Week 2: Wondrous Woodlands
June 13 – 17, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (3 Spots Available!)

Week 3: Texas Rocks & Water
June 20 – 24, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (SOLD OUT)

Week 4: Eco-Investigators
June 27 – July 1, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (1 Spot Available!)

Week 5: Plants & Pollinators
July 5 – 8, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (SOLD OUT)

Week 6: Wondrous Woodlands
July 11 – 15, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (SOLD OUT)

Week 7: Texas Rocks & Water
July 18 – 22, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (SOLD OUT)

Week 8: Eco-Investigators
July 25 – 29, 2022

Register for K – 1st Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 2nd – 3rd Grade Group (SOLD OUT)
Register for 4th – 5th Grade Group (SOLD OUT)

 

SAFETY GUIDELINES

In accordance with the University of Texas at Austin, the Wildflower Center has adopted modified guidelines for health and safety. These modifications will be dependent on the situation at the time of camp. Modifications are subject to change depending on the requirements from the University of Texas at Austin.

For more details on the Center’s response to COVID-19, please review our Safety Guidelines.