Children's Peace Garden Summer Camps

 

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Register for Summer Camp 

The Children’s Peace Garden offers full day and half day summer camps. Spend an active week in an urban farm setting exploring art, plants, animals, spiders, insects, fresh healthy garden snacks and much more! 

  • Garden Seeds of Wonder: Half day summer camps appropriate for children 3-4 years old. Description below.
  • Garden Sprouts: Half day summer camps appropriate for children 4-6 years old. Description below.
  • Garden Explorers: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 6-8 years old. Description below.
  • Garden Gurus: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 8-11 years old. Description below.

10% discounts are available for registrations made before March 1st. After March 1st you can still receive 10% off each additional camp after your first registration for a full price summer camp--this includes sibling and multiple camp registrations. Discounts can not be combined. Every summer camper will receive a Peace Garden T-shirt with their registration!  

 

2017 Children's Peace Garden Summer Camps

 

Garden Seeds of Wonder Half Day Summer Camp

Garden Seeds of Wonder Summer Camp is designed for children 3 - 4 years old. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden (1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO 80304) Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm. The cost is $208 per week per child. *Please note that children must be potty trained to attend summer camp. 

June 26th - 30th: Nature Play in the Garden 

Spend an active week exploring the Children's Peace Garden through experiential learning, group games, art, and independent play. This is a wonderful first camp experience for young people. 

 

Garden Sprouts Half Day Summer Camp

Garden Sprouts Summer Camp is designed for children 4 - 6 years old. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden (1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO 80304) Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm. The cost is $208 per week per child. *Please note that children must be potty trained to attend summer camp. 

June 12th - 16th: Birds, Butterflies, and Bees   

Spend five, fun-filled days exploring pollinators in our garden. We'll learn about the flight of birds, the tantalizing colors of butterflies, and meet our bees and taste their honey. Experience the amazing world of pollination through relay races, unique art projects, and interactive gardening games.

June 19th - 23rd: Bats, Insects, and Spiders   

Friend or foe? Learn about our secret garden friends such as the bats, insects, and spiders who help our garden thrive! Together we'll have fun with bat navigation skills through garden sonar games and hand build a bug catcher to discover insects and spiders found in the garden.

July 10th - 14th: Tractors, Tools, and Trucks  

Tractors, trucks, and tools are essential to urban farming!  Experience hands-on learning with Bucky and Big Blue, our two trusty tractors.  We’ll visit the Long’s Iris Gardens (on the property) to see their trucks and tractors dating to the early 1900s, use a large catapult in our gardens to disperse seeds, and then make a small catapult to take home!  Plus, we'll harvest tasty fresh snacks from Jonny's Truck Farm (a farm on wheels!).

July 17th - 21st: Art in the Garden  

Gardens inspire young artists to make unique garden themed art!  Paint with vegetables, create natural brushes and make hand-dipped candles using wax from our beehives. We'll also write poetry, make musical instruments, and create garden environmental art installations. Our creations will be displayed in the garden at the end of the week during an art show for family and friends to attend! 

July 24th - 28th: Tasty Treats  

It's harvest time! Harvest food straight from the garden to prepare fresh, healthy snacks! We'll taste from the salsa, pizza, edible flower and strawberry beds and use all of our senses to experience the garden. We'll also learn to cook using the power of the sun!

 

Garden Explorers Full Day Summer Camp

Garden Explorers Summer Camp is designed for children 6 - 8 years old. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden (1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO 80304) Monday – Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. The cost is $308 per week per child.  

June 19th - 23rd: Urban Safari   

Discover the secret critters of our urban gardens.  We'll track the wildlife in the garden throughout the week to discover who's visiting after we're gone.  We'll visit the Mountain Flower Goat Dairy to learn about animal husbandry, tour an urban chicken yard, and meet a beekeeper to harvest honey for snacks.  Each and every day we'll explore the garden and discover things we've never noticed before!

July 17th - 21st: Art and Photography in the Garden  

Explore and recreate works of well-known garden artists using natural materials found in the garden.  We'll make plantable greeting cards, learn the elements of composition and framing, as well as take photographs in and around our garden to be shared at the open house art show at the end of the week.  *Please bring a device that takes digital photos, such as a digital camera, phone, or tablet. If you do not have access to one of these, please let us know in advance so we can help find a replacement. 

 

Garden Gurus Full Day Summer Camp


Garden Gurus Summer Camp is designed for children 8 - 11 years old. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden (1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO 80304) Monday – Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. The cost is $308 per week per child.  

July 31st - August 4th: Farm to Table Cooking  

Using the fresh garden produce as our guide, we will create in-season, delicious dishes that can be easily recreated at home. We will work in the garden together, harvest vegetables for our recipes and then cook in our rustic outdoor kitchen. Our edible masterpieces will be shared with friends and family at our end of the week Open House.

 

If a summer camp is listed as FULL, please call the office 303-443-9952 to be placed on the waiting list. 

We are also offering summer camps in partnership with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and the Longmont YMCA. To find out more about these summer camps, please visit the YMCA of Boulder Valley website at http://www.ymcabv.org/ymcaweb/day-camp and the City of Boulder website at: https://bouldercolorado.gov/pages/camps

For registration questions contact Megan at 303-443-9952 or email at: megan@growinggardens.org

For programming questions contact Annie at 303-443-9952 x 2 or annie@growinggardens.org.

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