A public garden & cultural center

Camp Groups

Summer Programs 2019

Walk for the Senses
Time: 10-11AM
Maximum class size: 30 students
Program fee: $120

We experience the natural world with the tools we have at hand—eyes, ears and noses. This program is a feast for the senses as we tour the grounds, discovering new sights, sounds, smells and textures. Participants exercise their observational and creative abilities by making sound-quilts, exploring plants with their noses and more. Recommended for ages seven and under. 


Garden Delights
Time: 10-11:30AM
Maximum class size: 30 students
Program fee: $150

This program introduces participants to the wonders of Wave Hill, including its open vistas, lush lawns, ancient trees, colorful gardens and shady woodlands. Seasoned educators will lead groups in the discovery of some of the seasonal visitors passing through the grounds, like bright butterflies and delicate hummingbirds. To conclude their nature exploration, participants create an art project inspired by this delightful journey through the gardens. Recommended for ages seven to 12.

Self-Guided Visits

Guide your group on an independent exploration of Wave Hill's gardens and grounds. Prepare for your visit by downloading our Self-Guided Camp Visits to Wave Hill. It offers guidelines, as well as activities for your group to enjoy. 

Fee per group: $40

Education programs for youth at Wave Hill are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation, Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Con Edison, The Hearst Foundations, Lower Hudson Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management,  The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the New York State Education Department, The Pinkerton Foundation, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Sarah and Geoffrey Gund. Sustaining support for Wave Hill’s Educational Programming is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment Fund at Wave Hill for Environmental Science and Nature Education.