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Garden Camp 2023


Garden Camp is back for an exciting summer of outdoor fun and learning!

Connecting children to plants and each other through structured activities and unstructured play amidst plants from around the world, Garden Camp currently offers programs for children ages 5 through 14 (rising K through 8th grade).


Our camp is a place for curious minds, active bodies, and budding artists. With experiences anchored in gardening, ecology, art, and wellness, we strive to enrich the “whole child” and develop deep appreciation for plants, comfort with outdoor learning, and a lifelong love of San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Family/Dual+ Members receive first chance at Garden Camp registration, beginning February 1 at 10am.

Members will receive the access link and discount code on Monday, January 30, 2023. Thank you!

Any remaining spots will be open to the public on March 1.
Check this page for frequent updates!

2023 Dates

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Each session of Garden Camp is two weeks long, with hours from 9am-4pm.

Session 1

June 20 - June 30 

*no camp Monday, June 19*

Session 2

July 5 - July 14

*no camp Monday, July 3, Tuesday, July 4 or Monday, July 10*

Session 3

July 17 - July 28
+ Includes Middle School Session +

Session 4

July 31 - August 11

+ Includes Middle School Session +

Please note: Campers may only attend for one session of Garden Camp.

2023 Fees


We are thrilled to continue using our Tier System for the Garden Camp program. Please consider selecting the highest level you can afford, knowing that, in doing so, you are enabling others to participate as well - and our community benefits from greater diversity.

Tier A - $1050: This most closely reflects the market rate of camp pricing and helps enable us to provide a subsidized rate for families in need. ($1250 for Middle School program)

Tier B - $770: Partially subsidized for families needing some support to make camp more affordable.    Suggested for families that make less than $128K* annually.  ($910 for Middle School program)

Tier C: Scholarship program only - see details below. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: All campers receive the same high quality camp experience regardless of payment tier chosen. Your selection is kept confidential. Members will receive a 10% discount regardless of their chosen tier, which will be applied through a discount code sent out prior to registration.

*median household income for a family of 4 in 2020

Note: All prices are subsidized for program weeks with less than 10 days



Garden Camp strives to be accessible for all and offers meaningful scholarships to families in need. 


Full and partial scholarships are  available to SNAP recipients. 

We will update our scholarship section as soon as we have more information to share with you.

Thank you for your patience!

Updated: 1/5/2023

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Scholarship Application Period:


Scholarship recipients will be notified on a rolling basis. Applications will be closed when scholarship funds are disbursed. 


All applicants will be notified of application status beginning March 1 or sooner.

We have not yet opened scholarships for the 2023 period.



Garden Camp was thrilled to run during the last three summer seasons despite the ongoing pandemic. We were able to adapt our program to meet all requirements outlined by the Department of Public Health for an exciting summer.

We are looking forward to continuing our commitment to a safe summer camp season. 

A few of our adapted procedures are listed here:

  • Campers and counselors are requested to wear masks during indoor settings.

  • Campers are kept in stable pods no larger than 12 campers, with 2 counselors each. 

  • Campers are to stay 3 feet apart from each other during lunch and snack.

  • Counselors and Lead Staff are fully vaccinated.

We will continue monitoring any requirements outlined by the Department of Public Health and will adapt our program as necessary. Thank you for your flexibility as we all strive to keep our children safe!

If you have any specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19​ please check your confirmation email for more information before contacting us at [email protected].

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Become a Garden Member today!



Already a member?

Discount code will be sent to Members via email.

Any issues or questions, contact [email protected]

Early registration information will be sent to all Family/Dual+ Members on January 30, and again on February 1 before we go live. Please email [email protected] if you are struggling to locate your information.

Have additional questions? 

See FAQs below or contact Garden Camp

[email protected] 

(415) 661-1316 x404

  • Individual – $70 Unlimited free admission to the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden; invitations to special member events; discounts on programs, books, and plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden and many local nurseries; free admission or discounted entry at many other gardens, access to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture's Lending Collections, and more.
    One personalized membership card or digital membership card Admission: Free unlimited admission to the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden Cardholders admitted to the Garden with one guest per visit Admission to all special member events Free or Reduced Admission at more than 345 participating gardens and arboretums nationwide - including more than 30 in California alone Discounts: Discounts on classes, tours and events 10% Discount at the Garden Bookstore and Plant Shop Discounted Subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle 10% Discount at many local nurseries Access to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture's Lending Collections, which include the main collection, children's books, and teacher/parent resources. Details at
  • Family/Dual – $85  All the benefits of Individual level plus:
    Benefits for two adults and any children under the age of 18 Two personalized membership cards or digital membership cards Includes access to hands-on family programming throughout the year Pre-sale access and discounts on Garden Camp and Garden After-School
  • Garden Lover – $150  All the benefits of Family/Dual level plus:
    Two Guest Passes These one-time-use passes may be given to friends and family to attend special member events and for general admission to the Gardens
  • Begonia – $275  All the benefits of Garden Lover level plus:
    Two Additional Guest Passes (4 total)
  • Orchid – $550  All the benefits of Begonia level plus:
    Two Additional Guest Passes (6 total)

Garden Camp pauses in August.

For more information on Garden Camp: After School program, please click here.

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