Discovery Camp

Get ready for a week filled with fun and adventure in the great outdoors! Discovery Camp programs are based on the philosophy that young people benefit from experiences in the outdoors. It is the mission of the Arboretum’s dedicated and experienced Discovery Camp educators to cultivate a sense of adventure and wonder in the outdoors, foster an enthusiasm for exploration in the natural world, and promote environmental awareness, stewardship and conservation.

Winter Break Camps 2016

Week 1 (Nov 28-Dec 2) – Animals in Winter: Campers will learn about different types of animals each day, meet classroom animals, hike to explore habitats, make unique crafts to take home, and participate in the ecoEXPLORE program.

Week 2 (Dec 5-9) – Winter Expedition: Campers will learn the differences in preparing for winter hikes versus summer hikes, they’ll build debris shelters, go geocaching, learn about survival skills, and participate in the ecoEXPLORE program.


For more information about the Discovery Camp program, contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Coordinator, at 828-665-2492 ext. 224.