Programs & Events
Classes and Workshops
We strive to provide high quality environmental education opportunities to our community. Take home a new skill or further your understanding of a topic with one of our classes or workshops. Our continual development of partnerships with other organizations and knowledgeable community members allows us to bring you a diverse range of classes, workshops and speakers hosted by experts in their field of expertise.
Experience the Arboretum in new ways with our community-based outdoor experience offerings! Take a walk on our trails with an Arboretum staff member or volunteer and uncover the rich history of this land, or grab tickets to Table Tour and enjoy a hot trailside meal. Sign up to participate in our community agriculture program and learn how to run a successful garden plot for yourself or others. Viles Arboretum offers diverse outdoor activities with opportunities to engage and interest all members of the community.
Viles Arboretum offers a variety of educational youth programs designed to engage children with nature. Our fun, interactive hands-on programs take full advantage of our 224 acre preserve. Whether you are looking for a low-cost educational activity to do with your child on the weekend, searching for school trip opportunities or exploring an outdoor summer camp opportunity, Viles Arboretum has options for families and educators alike.
The summer camp programs at Viles Arboretum offer engaging and educational opportunities for children ages 7-12. At this unique day camp, campers can explore nature, learn about ecology, and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening, and bird-watching. With experienced counselors and a beautiful natural setting, Viles Arboretum's summer camp program is the perfect way for kids to learn, grow, and have fun during the summer months. Whether attending one, or all five, of our week-long summer sessions, campers will come away with new knowledge, skills, and memories to last a lifetime.