Explore our in-person, seasonal camps for children and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps. Highlighting ecology, conservation, and summer-related concepts through hands-on activities, each session takes place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Classroom or Botany Hall Kitchen. Registration is required for all sessions. To learn even more, please call 412/441-4442, ext. 3925.

In-Person Summer Camps

Eat the Rainbow

June 10 – 13 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Ages 7 – 11
$195 Members |  $225 Nonmembers

From protecting eyesight to boosting brain health, learn about the power of eating a variety of foods from a registered dietitian in our Eat the Rainbow camp. In each class, we will be making a color-themed snack, creating fruit and vegetable art, and using our sense of touch to solve mysteries! We will introduce basic knife skills and food safety. Half of our class will be spent in Botany Hall Kitchen, the other half will be spent doing physical activity games and exploring the Conservatory! 

Please let us know of any food allergies. All snacks are peanut-free. Some snacks do contain low-fat dairy. Gluten-free alternatives will be available if needed. Adaptive kid friendly knives are available.

In-Person Summer Camps

Garden to Table Cooking Camp for Teens

July 15 – 18 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Ages 11 – 15
$225 Members |  $250 Nonmembers

Here at Phipps, we love plants – especially the plants that we can eat! Join the Let’s Move Pittsburgh team to learn about edible plants, their different parts, why we should eat them and what they need to grow. By utilizing Phipps Edible Garden and Botany Hall Kitchen, this program will give teens and preteens an opportunity to learn about eating fresh foods using a garden-to-table approach. Students will gain kitchen confidence and learn qualities about fruits and roots while preparing their own snack and healthy lunch.

In-Person Summer Camps

Conservatory Chefs

August 5 – 8 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Ages 7 – 12
$225 Members |  $250 Nonmembers

Join our chef in making seaside snacks inspired by Phipps' undersea-themed Summer Flower Show. This fun camp combines the love of food with the beauty and wonder of the Conservatory. Each day will start with a garden tour where we’ll spy botanical creations of sharks, coral reefs and even octopus hiding throughout the show! The tour will end at Botany Hall Kitchen where we’ll make a snack inspired by what we’ve discovered.

In-Person Summer Camps

Growing Green in Space

August 12 – 15 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Ages 10 – 13
$345 Members |  $360 Nonmembers

Join our Science Education team to explore the ways that plants grow in space. Young scientists will have the opportunity to compare the planting methods used in space with the methods at Phipps Conservatory. Students will join our chef to create a space ready lunch.