FULL-Lyon Nature Camp: Spring 2022


COVID-19 Safety Notice

Aloha! This page contains information about Lyon’s Nature Camp for Spring Break 2022.

At the time of writing, Lyon Arboretum is planning to host a Spring Break Camp for 2022, but of course, the pandemic introduces a significant amount of uncertainty in any scheduling attempt. Hosting of Lyon’s Nature Camp in the fall will depend the state’s COVID19 numbers and any future orders from relevant state and federal bodies. In short, this is an acknowledgment of the possibility that, in spite of our hopes and good intentions, we may have to cancel fall camp on short notice.

You can consider your registration for camp a kind of “reservation” for your camper(s). If Lyon has to cancel camp, any and all camp fees will be fully refunded. Families that choose to withdraw their campers before camp begins will also be able to receive a refund minus a $100 deposit. Families that choose to withdraw their campers during the camp period will not. Mahalo for your understanding.

Lyon has hosted several camp sessions since the pandemic began, and we will continue to employ the modifications we have developed. Camp size is limited to no more than 10 campers. All our department staff have been fully vaccinated. All campers and instructors will be expected to wear their masks, indoors and outdoors. Masks must comply with CDC and UH guidelines. Temperature checks will be performed at the beginning of each day. Lunch and snack will be enjoyed outdoors.

If you have any further questions about COVID19 as it pertains to our camp, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com. We hope that together we can have a safe and fun week together in beautiful Manoa Valley! Mahalo nui loa!

Registration status

Tuesday, February 8, 2022: The camp session is full. We are not accepting any more applications.

We are also not accepting any more requests to be added to the waitlist. We apologize for the inconvenience.

You can sign up for our email list about the next nature camp here: Nature Camp Email Update List

Mahalo nui loa for your support and interest.

Lyon Nature Camp: Spring Break 2022

The Lyon Arboretum Education Department would like to invite your children to join us for a week of learning, exploring, and creating in the Mānoa rainforest!

Camp will feature outdoor exploration, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours at Lyon. Camp participants will do activities including, but not limited to, informal science, hiking the grounds, nature-based arts & craft projects, and kokua within our Children’s Garden. The experience takes full advantage of Lyon’s vast plant collection, conservation efforts, and other features that are unique only to Lyon Arboretum.

We hope that the experiences your child has at Nature Camp help to foster a positive relationship with the environment and foster the idea of themselves as land stewards. It promises to be a time of fun-filled learning that your child will always remember!


Dates: Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18, 2022

Time: Camp each day goes from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Children may be dropped off no earlier than 8:00 am each morning.

Children explore a forest stream


This camp session is open to children in grades K-6. All campers must be 5 or older on the first day of camp. Campers should be physically able to participate in outdoor activities for up to an hour at a time and revel in participating in activities regardless of the elements (Sun? Rain? Mosquitoes? Mud? No problem!). Camp participants are expected to be able to take direction and follow guidance from the Lyon Education Staff and constructively and safely work together in large or small groups, with up to 9 other children of varying ages and backgrounds.

For this session, the maximum number of campers for the week is 10.


The camp cost is $300. No partial payments or discounts.


See the above COVID19 section for information about refunds for this camp section.

Registration dates

Registration is divided into two phases.
Phase 1: Registration period opens. Send in your Registration Form to secure a spot for your camper. We will send you an email to confirm that the form is received and your spot is secured. This camp session is now full.
Phase 2: Payment period opens. All families that registered during Phase 1 are expected to pay for camp. We will email you a reminder when the payment period opens. Phase 1 families must pay during the first week of the payment period, or their spot(s) will be forfeit.

(Any unclaimed or forfeited spots left from Phase 1 can be secured by BOTH calling to make a payment AND emailing us your Registration Form. During Phase 2, BOTH of these steps are required to fully secure your camper’s spot! We will email phase 2 families to confirm when their spot is secured.) This camp session is now full.

If you are unable to secure a spot in camp, please call and ask to be added to the waitlist (808-988-0456).

Registration opens: Wednesday, February 2, 2022On this date, we will begin accepting the Registration Forms, to be emailed to the Education Department. Do not call the Business Office to arrange payment until the payment period opens! This camp session is now full.

Payment period opens: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 8:00 am

Registration closes: Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Spots for the camp are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp fills very quickly. For our last camp (Fall 2021), registration was filled early in the morning of the first day of the registration period. We apologize that we cannot safely accommodate more campers at this time. You can download and fill out the registration form (below) ahead of time to prepare.

How to register

1. Complete and email the Children’s Registration Form (click to open) to educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com. Your registration will not be complete until your child’s form is received.

2. Call the Business Office at 808-988-0456 to reserve your spot and make your payment. Your registration is not complete until payment is confirmed. The Business Office’s hours are 8 am – 4 pm, M – F. Please do not call the Business Office until our payment period opens (date listed above).

3. We will be sending out an informational letter a few days prior to the start of camp, which will include drop-off/pickup information, a camp packing list, tax information, and other details. If you don’t receive it one week before camp, please contact us.

Questions or comments? Contact us!

Call or email the Education Department at 808-988-0461 or educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com.