Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Summer Nature Camps 2019

 

(Ages 2-15 years)
Nature Camps at Ladew Gardens provide a unique, fun and educational experience for children aged 2 to 15.  Ladew’s beautiful 250-acre property includes formal gardens, a 1500 square foot, native butterfly & caterpillar house, forests, meadows, ponds and streams. Staffed by our year-round, adult environmental educators and art instructors, we provide a low teacher to camper ratio and incorporate engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities throughout our curriculum.

Ladew is a Maryland Certified Youth Camp (MCYC) through the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 


NATURE DETECTIVES CAMP Into the Woods We Go
Investigate who lives in the woods in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Nature Walk trail. We will explore the gardens and nature walk to learn about the animals and plants that call Ladew home. Daily activities include discovery hikes, experiments, stories, puppet shows and art projects.

                                              
SESSION 1    June 17 - 21
SESSION 2 June 24 - 28
AGES 6 – 7 years & 7 – 9 years
TIME 9 am – 2 pm
FEES $220 Members / $270 Non-members



NATURE PAL'S CAMP 
Woodland Wonders
Celebrate the Nature Walk trail’s 20th Anniversary by exploring and learning about different features and creatures of the woods each day. Activities include discovery hikes, outdoor games, stories, puppet shows and art projects. Snacks are provided.

SESSION 1    July 8 - 12
SESSION 2 July 15 - 19
AGES 4 – 5 years
TIME
9:00 – 11:30 am
FEES $135 Members / $170 Non-members


NATURE TOTS CAMP Forest Friends
Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to share in the wonder of discovering nature through the eyes of a toddler. From songbirds and woodpeckers to deer and foxes, we’ll have a fun time encountering some fascinating animals at Ladew. We’ll incorporate activities practicing fine motor skills, counting, colors, shapes, ABC’s and more. Snacks are provided.

SESSION 1    July 8 - 12
SESSION 2 July 15 - 19
AGES 2 – 3 years w/adult
TIME 9:15 – 11:15 am
FEES $110 Members / $135 Non-members



ART IN NATURE CAMP Wilderness Imagined
This year we will look to the forest for our inspiration. Through sketching, art projects, hikes, and outdoor activities we will dive into the beauty and science of forest ecology. Genres from indigenous to pop, techniques using painting, sculpture and ephemeral art and traditional, recycled and natural materials will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to work with Ladew’s featured 2019 artists-in-residence: Mike and Joanne Bare. Art kits will be provided.


SESSION 1    July 22 - 26
AGES 9 - 12 years
TIME 9 am - 2 pm
FEES $270 Members / $320 Non-members

 
SESSION 2    July 29 - August 2
AGES 12 - 15 years
TIME 9am - 2 pm
FEES $270 Members / $320 Non-members

YOU MUST HAVE A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP OR ABOVE TO RECEIVE THE MEMBER PRICE.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  For more info, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410-557-9570, ext. 226 or spedrick@ladewgardens.com