Earth Focus Day Camp at the Arboretum


Now in its 15th year, Earth Focus Day Camp continues to create outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3-14.

With more than 1,200 acres containing many different habitats—including the oldest restored tall grass prairie in the world—the Arboretum provides hands-on experience with native Wisconsin plants, animals and habitats.

The research and restoration taking place here teaches children that they can be a positive influence on their world. Our naturalists are enthusiastic and experienced, but the real teacher at Earth Focus Day Camp is our most treasured resource, the land.

Earth Focus Day Camp runs from June through August. Some openings are still available. Follow the link below for more detailed information and a downloadable registration form.

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Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.