Come play in the Garden!
Would you like your child to spend time outdoors while learning about nature, gardening, and growing healthy food? If you answered yes, then our garden camps are perfect for you and your family this summer.
The kids’ gardening camps at our community garden are held in conjunction with Basin Recreation and will run from 9-11am for 4 weeks during the summer. They will be held on June 11-14, June 25-29, July 30-August 3 and August 6-10. Each week can be signed up for individually. The camps are recommended for children age 7 to 12 years old. Each week-long camp will cost $90 per child and is limited to 15 campers.
The garden camps can be paired with Basin’s Summer Blast for a full day experience and we will take care of the transportation between camps!
Children will learn about a different gardening theme each week with hands-on gardening activities – working in the garden, completing nature crafts, listening to stories and singing songs.
Clay and stones provide the perfect material to make a simple art sculpture to hide away in a secret garden. Children in this class will explore how clay comes from soil and can be turned into sculptures, paintings, and nature imprints to create all kinds of art. The group will have fun building a water wall from recycled materials to show how the power of water can wash clay away in the absence of plants and grasses.
Gardens are magical especially when there are fairies to be found. In this class children will paint pots and build special fairy houses with furniture made from nature such as acorns and twigs. The class will also make beaded garden art and pinecone people to surround the fairies as they sleep.
Summit Community Gardens and EATS have partnered to bring kids a CHOPPED Challenge featuring what they can harvest from the garden. Each day the kids will learn about a different seasonal crop growing and then learn different ways they can create a healthy meal from it. The final day the kids will compete in a cooking challenge featuring a secret garden ingredient. The camp is for rising 3rd graders- rising 6th graders.
Did you know energy from the sun can be used to cook food and create art? In this class, children will engineer a solar oven to make a snack, create nature-inspired sun prints, and make a sculpture to tell time. Items from the garden and nature will help the class fill their days with crafty sun inspired art.
Gardens are full of all kinds of critters that inspire games and crafts for kids to create. In this class children will construct an insect sculpture from recycled materials, make a nature inspired tic-tac-toe game, and build a bug hotel to attract good bugs to a garden habitat.
In the last week of Summer vacation EATS and Summit Community Gardens have partnered to bring you an end of summer harvest camp. You can sign up for 1-3 days of this week camp. Monday and Tuesday are open to 5-8-year-old kids, Wednesday and Thursday are open to 9-12-year-old kids, and Friday is open to 5+ year old kids.