Summer & School Break Camps in the Gardens 

Summer & School Break Camps in the Gardens 

Summer Camp at Home

Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm on Facebook Live
Did you miss one? Click here to check out our Facebook page to re-watch it! 

Learn a bit about the life found at the Gardens, and maybe even in your own neighborhood! Learn some fun facts, or check out something we see at the Gardens with us, then do a craft with things you can find around the house!

June 3rd: Foxes
Supplies to find at home: construction paper (or white paper you can color), markers or crayons, tape, staples, or glue

June 5th: Skunks
Supplies to find at home: construction paper (or white paper you can color), markers or crayons, tape, staples, or glue

June 10th: Nests
Supplies to find at home: go outside and gather some sticks, leaves, and other natural materials you can find on the ground.

June 12th: Birdwatching
Supplies to find at home: two toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel tube cut in half), markers or crayons, stickers, a hole punch, and yarn or string

June 17th: Bumble Bees
Supplies to find at home: paper plate, markers or crayons, and construction paper (black or white will work best!)

June 19th: Insects
Supplies to find at home: egg carton, scissors, markers or paint, and pipe cleaners

June 24th: Trees
Supplies to find at home: clothespin, scissors, thick white paper or cardstock, markers, crayon, or paint.

June 26th: Flowers
Supplies to find at home: clothespin, scissors, thick white paper or cardstock, markers, crayon, or paint.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp in the Gardens offers children a unique outdoor experience. We offer a variety of themed, hands-on activities tailored to a specific age camper. We make sure the activities are developmentally appropriate, educationally relevant and most importantly fun! At the Gardens campers will be able to learn about relevant  environmental subjects through hands on activities, work together with their peers, and spend time outdoors!
 

All of our camps are half day, 8am-12pm, and run Monday through Friday (unless otherwise noted). Campers should register for the camps associated with the grades they will enter in Fall 2020.
 

Registration opens June 1st!

July 6-10: Over & Under, 4K-Kindergarten: Look up, down, and all around to notice the things you usually don’t see! Look under logs, over the tops of the trees, and all across the Gardens. Discover the life in unexpected places.

July 13-17: Miniature Life, 1st-2nd Grade: Notice the tiny life around you in the gardens, and see if we can grow our own. Look at bugs under rocks, snails in the pond, and use microscopes to see the tiniest things up close. We'll grow our own tiny microgreens and sprouts too!

July 20-24: Bio-Blitz, 3rd-5th Grade: Be part of a community scientist team finding and listing all of the living plants, bugs, and animals we can find in the Gardens. Use cameras, field guides, binoculars, and nets to catch and document everything we find!

July 27-31: Seuss in the Sun, 4K-Kindergarten: Meet Thidwick and the Lorax, and see how many thinks you can think in the Gardens! With each day themed around a different Dr Seuss story, we'll have so many adventures!

August 3-7: Art from the Ground Up, 1st-2nd Grade: Experience the Gardens through different art mediums, start your own nature journal, and use natural materials to create art each day. Watercolor at the pond's edge, sculpt with clay, sketch leaves, press flowers, and more.

Scholarships
We want to make camp affordable for YOU! Apply for a scholarship today! We offer 25-90% off camp fees for qualified individuals thanks to our generous donors.
 
To apply click here to fill out an application. Thank you to Covantage Cares Foundation and the WoodTrust Bell Foundation for funding our scholarships in 2019 and 2020.