Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What grade level should I sign my child up for?
Grades listed refer to the grade campers will be entering in the 2015-2016 school year. Campers that are either too old or too young for the camp they are registered for will not be allowed to attend camp and their registration is subject to the Summer Camp Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Do you have a registration deadline?
Yes, registration is open until filled or one week prior to the start date of the camp. No day of registration is allowed. Registration is limited to online only at this time. For detailed registration steps click here.

What paperwork is required to attend camp?
Paperwork (medical information, emergency contacts, carpool information, liability waivers, etc.) is required for each camp and must be submitted when adding camps to your shopping cart.

Paperwork is required for each camp you add to your shopping cart.

For tips and tricks to expedite Summer Camp Paperwork click here.

Is there a Discount for Garden Members?
Yes, in order to receive the member discount, members must create an account on the website. If you are a member and have not yet registered for the site, you can do so by clicking here. Once registered and logged into the site your Garden Member discount will be applied at the checkout screen.

Do you offer waiting lists for your sold out camps?
Yes, waiting lists are created for all camps that have been filled. When cancellations occur, vacancies are filled from waiting lists in order of receipt. To be placed on a waiting list please call (801) 581-8454 or send an email to with your name, phone number and the date and name of the camp waiting list you would like to be added to. Should a spot become available, you will be contacted via phone and will have 24 hours to respond and provide payment information for your registration.

What time should I plan to drop-off and pick up my child?
On Mondays, check-in will start 30 minutes before camp (8:30 am* for morning camps and 12:30 pm for afternoon camps). Tuesday through Friday, check-in will start 15 minutes before camp (8:45 am for morning camps and 12:45 pm for afternoon camps).

Please plan on arriving to pick your child up when their camp is scheduled to end (noon for morning camps and 4 pm for afternoon camps),* or before. Drop-off and pick-up will be in the courtyard right outside the Visitor Center.

*Natural History Museum of Utah, Wasatch Community Gardens, Tanner Dance, Camp Kostopolous and Hogle Zoo partner camps have different drop-off and pick-up locations and times. Transportation between sites is provided. See camp descriptions for details.

What food should I send with my child?
Please send a water bottle with your child each day. We provide a light morning and afternoon snack for our campers and snacks may have peanuts and/or milk ingredients. Please inform staff one-week prior to camp if your child has allergies. For partner camps please send a non-refrigerated sack lunch with your child's name clearly written on the lunch bag.

What should my child wear to camp?
During camp we will spend most of our time exploring the Garden. Be sure that your child is prepared for the weather by sending them with sunscreen, a hat with a brim and appropriate clothing and footwear.

Can a parent stay with their child during camp?
Parents are not allowed to remain with their camper during Summer Camp sessions. If you feel your child is unable to remain in camp without you, it may be best to wait a year before you send them to Summer Camp.

Is there a camp t-shirt that I can purchase for my child?
Yes, t-shirts are available for purchase weekly at Summer Camp check-in. Shirts cost $10 and we are able to accept cash, checks and major credit cards.

What is your refund policy?
Please see the Summer Camp Refund and Cancellation Policy outlined on our website.

I would like to submit my child's Summer Camp fee for a childcare tax credit or flex plan. What is your tax ID number and how do I get an enrollment receipt?
The Garden's tax ID number is 87-6000525. If you need an additional receipt verifying the cost of your camper's enrollment, please call (801) 581-8454 or send an email to

Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
April 1-30: 9 am-7:30pm
May 1-Aug 31: 9 am-9 pm*
Sept 1-30: 9 am-7:30 pm*
Oct 1-Dec 23: 9 am-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Dec 24-Jan 1

*Days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, hours are 9 am-5 pm.

Only Service Animals are allowed in the Garden


Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $10
Seniors (ages 65+): $8
Military w/ID: $8
Children (ages 3-17): $6
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $8
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February


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Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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