Summer Camp volunteers help children learn about nature and science with fun indoor and outdoor activities. We have 7 week long camps, plus a 3-day camp, and 10 one day camps each with its own theme. Camper ages range from 4-12 for most camps and 11-15 for the 3-day teen camp. Camp volunteers will help children with crafts, keep kids together during walks outdoors, prepare camp snacks, pass things out, provide extra support for students with special needs, help set up and clean up, read stories, play games, and generally help our campers have a great time learning in the Garden.
All volunteers must attend a volunteer training. A group training is scheduled May 1st from 1-2 pm, but we can schedule training at other times if that doesn't work. Volunteers must sign up for at least one entire camp session (week or day depending on the camp). Student volunteers must be at least 14 years old (18+ for the teenage camp). Experience working with kids or experience in nature will be helpful, but is not required.
The purpose of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is to enrich, inspire and serve the Cape Fear Region as a dynamic center for the collection, culture, and aesthetic display of plants; to encourage the enjoyment of the natural beauty of plants and birds; to promote environmental stewardship; and to provide educational and research resources for the community.
Situated on the bluffs of the Cape Fear River, at the confluence of the Cape Fear River and the Cross Creek River, The Cape Fear Botanical Garden maintains original, old growth forest and plants indigenous to the area. The 85-acre garden is comprised of both formal, cultivated gardens and natural woodland areas intersected with a network of over 3 miles of barrier-free foot-trails with interpretive signs that provide for a scenic and educational exploration of the forest above the river.
The Garden offers educational opportunities, tours, and various seasonal events ranging from the annual fall "Harvest Hoedown" to the summer Symphony concert in the amphitheater.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Mon May 24, 2021 - Thu Aug 12, 2021
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Cape Fear Botanical Garden536 N Eastern BlvdFAYETTEVILLEFAYETTEVILLE, NC28301
March 23, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 14
Orientation or Training
Volunteers must sign up for the entire camp session (not the entire summer, but the specific week long or day long camp).
Currently all volunteers must take their temperature when they arrive and wear a mask during the entire program (subject to change as COVID rules shift).