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Winter Break Camp (Grades 3-5)

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

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Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
Snow Art
Price per day
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 8 - 10 years old
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this kids camp class:

Children in Grades 3-5 will engage in exciting hands-on outdoor activities while discovering the Garden in winter. They will investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, and dabble in art.

Program Details:

  • December 20, 2021: Ice Investigations
  • December 21, 2021: Evergreen Adventures
  • December 22, 2021: Winter Wonders
  • December 23, 2021: A Visit to Japan
  • December 27, 2021: Winter Celebrations
  • December 28, 2021: Snow Science
  • December 29, 2021: Plant & Animals Adaptations
  • December 30, 2021: Snow Art


  • Dress for the weather, snow included!
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable for outdoor and indoor activities and hands-on, messy fun.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle and a nut-free snack daily
  • Nut-free lunch that does not require refrigeration
  • Backpack to carry projects home

Camp Guidelines

  1. Age Limits: Break Campers must be the appropriate age on or before the start of camp. Your child must be 8 years old by September 1 of the current school year. We regret that we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.

  2. Parent Information: On the first day of camp, a weekly plan for each camp will be available that lists activities and includes suggestions to help you and your camper share the camp experience. Please note that the order of events may change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Please note that both weeks of Winter Break Camp will include the same activities. We do not recommend enrolling for both weeks.

  3. Special Needs: The Garden is committed to providing accessible experiences for all children. If your child will require special accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] to discuss your situation prior to registering.

  4. Staffing: In order to provide the best possible experiences for your children, camp is limited to 20 campers. Camps are led by Chicago Botanic Garden staff and qualified teachers, with assistance from interns and volunteers. Biographies of your campers’ instructors will be available at the drop-off location on the first day of camp.

  5. Please do not bring to camp: The Garden is NOT responsible for any item lost or broken during camp. Please leave the following items at home: personal video game players, cell phones, and MP3 players/iPods.

  6. Camper Code of Conduct:
    *Campers will treat their fellow campers, instructors, and volunteers with respect.
    *Campers will follow directions and stay with their group.

Please read and discuss these expectations with your child. In the event that a camper does not follow the Code of Conduct, or their behavior endangers other campers or interferes with an instructor's ability to provide programming, the coordinator of Camp Programs or camp instructor will inform the parent at pick-up or through a phone call. If a second incident occurs, parents may be asked to withdraw their child from camp. Refunds will not be given for behavior-related withdrawals.

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Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] 24 hours prior to the program’s start date and time. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge. A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file (to be used for future programs).

No refunds for cooking classes or supply-heavy horticulture and art classes will be made within 48 hours prior to the class date and time.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Registration fees for courses grouped and priced as a series will be considered one program and subject to all of the above guidelines. A refund request must be received prior to the start date of the series' first class session and will subsequently cancel your registration in every session of the series. If you choose to re-register for other sessions in the series, the special discount does not apply.


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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...

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