1935 Bohemian Hwy
Occidental, CA 95465
Wiggle, giggle, connect and grow
Garden Camp is back for another fun filled summer of outdoor learning for children 8-11 years old! Our #1 priority is to provide a safe and inclusive space for children to be outdoors and immersed in the delights of a working school garden. Campers will connect with plants, learn to cook and eat from the garden, explore native plant habitats, create arts and crafts, make new friends and spend their summer days outdoors.
Learn to lead and lead to learn
Junior garden educators
School Garden Network also welcomes youth 12-17 years old to participate as Junior Garden Educators. Junior Garden Educators will join a camp group, assist the Garden Educator, and engage with younger campers in a fun and productive way. This program provides youth with the skills and experience needed to be leaders and outdoor educators. Teens will need to fill out a short questionnaire. Space is limited to only 5 junior educators each week. There is a certificate upon completion. If you are interested please fill out this application and we will be in touch.
Each week Has its own flavorEach week offers different themes and is full of creative, hands-on activities that will nurture a life-long appreciation of nature, build healthy habits, and create lasting friendships!
WEEK 1- Brainiac Blastoff: July 4- 8th @ 9am to 3pmHave you ever made a garden trellis before? What about a solar oven? Or natural paints? Brainiac Blastoff is perfect for kids who want to develop their inner engineer. In this program kids will do a little less hiking and more building. While keeping in line with the core curriculum this course will focus on making things to support the garden. Participants should be ready to spend the entire time outdoors. Time to build some memories!
WEEK 2- Rooted Hearts: July 11-15 @ 9am to 3pmDo you want to learn how to move silently through the woods with your senses raised high? Do you want to learn how to listen to plants in the garden? Rooted Hearts is a perfect way for kids to be one with nature. Participants will learn all about what they have in common with the natural world. While keeping in line with the core curriculum, this course will focus on the love that we have for nature in our hearts. Participants should be ready to spend the entire time outdoors. It’s dirt time!
WEEK 3- Budding Botanists: July 18- 22 @ 9am to 3pmEver dig in the compost just to see what’s up? Ever track water’s movement through the ecosystem? Budding Botanists is a week for campers to explore nature. Together, children will learn how to set up experiments on the land to investigate why plants thrive in certain habitats. While keeping in line with the core curriculum this course will focus on the scientific method and experimentation. Participants should be ready to spend the entire time outdoors. Grab your magnifying glasses, it's time to investigate!
WEEK 4- Fruits of our Labor: July 25-29 @ 9am to 3pmHave you designed a garden before? Or painted a beautiful mural? Can you mimic a bird call in the garden? Fruits of Our Labor is designed for campers to engage their imagination through cooperation. In this program they will be finding their voices of expression. While keeping in line with the core curriculum this course will focus on artistic expression. Participants should be ready to spend the entire time outdoors. Time to make some magic!
Discounts & Scholarships available. Scholarship applications close May 31st **Discounts don't compound, only the largest discount applies.**