Hilltop is a special place for children!
Summer Sprouts Camp is a hands-on outdoor experience for children (ages 4-6). Hilltop’s 14 acres is the perfect outdoor space to learn about plants, birds, butterflies and critters of all sorts. Kids will enjoy our trails, our trees, our flowers and our pond. Join us in 2017, June 5-9 from 9am-1pm for a week of great educational fun!
Backyard Habitat Gardener (BHG) is a get your hands in the dirt program developed by the University Cooperative Extension Network that introduces young gardeners (ages 7-10) to natural habitat gardening which is a place where native plants, bird, butterflies, bees, toads and other little creatures live in harmony. It’s a garden that’s full of life from hummingbirds to butterflies, and bees to lizards – a very exciting place to be! BHG is offered three times a year: in the fall (two-day Thanksgiving Camp), spring (two-day Easter Camp) and summer (third week of June) from 9am-1pm. The Louisiana Master Gardeners of East Baton Rouge Parish provide financial and volunteer support for the program.
Landscape Architecture Explorations is a weeklong summer day camp for high school students (ages 14-18) to explore the exciting profession of landscape architecture that encourages creative expression, critical thinking, and inspires civic responsibility. The camp was developed by the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and is held on the LSU campus with field trips to the arboretum and landscape architecture professional offices in Baton Rouge.
Field trips to Hilltop are fun and educational! You will find a quiet place far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life and a place to learn about Louisiana’s trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Resources and activities to help plan your visit are available for teachers and youth leaders upon request. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-767-6916.