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Thank You for a fantastic summer!
Check back in January for 2015 Summer Camp info and schedules.

 

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!

 

New in 2014: We've changed our camp age groups to better accommodate children in the garden. We've also updated all of our summer camp activities. Even if you've attended for several years, you're in for a treat this summer with new activities, games and adventures!

Garden Sprouts: Half day summer camps appropriate for children 3 - 6 years old.

Garden Explorers: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 6-8 years old.

Garden Gurus: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 8-10 years old.

The 2014 summer schedule is as follows.

 

*We do have a wait list if the camp you are interested in is listed as full. Call the office to be placed on the list. 

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.


Garden Sprouts Half Day Summer Camp: 3-6 years old

Garden Sprouts Summer Camp is designed for 3-6 year olds. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden Monday – Friday from 9am-12pm. The cost is $175 per week per child.

June 16 - 20  Birds, Butterflies and Bees (3-5 years old)    *FULL*

Birds, Butterflies and Bees – Oh my! Spend five fun-filled days exploring the role of pollinators in our garden. We’ll explore the flight of birds, meet our bees and taste their honey. We’ll also experience the amazing world of pollination through relay races, unique art projects and interactive gardening games.

 

July 7 - 11    Art in the Garden (4-6 years old)    *FULL*

Gardens are full of creative colors and textures that help inspire young artists to make unique garden themed art!  We will explore painting with vegetables, creating natural brushes and making hand dipped candles using wax from our bee hives. 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 21 - 25  Tractors, Tools and Trucks (4-6 years old)    *FULL*

Tractors, trucks and tools are essential to the functioning of an urban farm! We’ll meet with Connor, The Farmer, who will introduce us to 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 and hear stories about how these farm implements changed the way we farm today. We even have a farm on wheels, Jonny’s Truck Farm, from which we’ll harvest tasty treats to enjoy together. We’ll use our tools to build a catapult to disperse seeds around the garden!

 

Aug 4 - 8  Tasty Treats  (4-6 years old)    *FULL*

Enjoy the fruits of the harvest this week! We’ll cook using the power of the sun, explore the five senses while tasting our way through the garden, harvest food to prepare fresh healthy snacks, and sample from the salsa, pizza, edible flower and strawberry beds.

 

Garden Explorers Full Day Summer Camp: 6-8 years old

Garden Explorers Summer Camp is designed for 6-8 year olds. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden Monday – Friday from 9am-3pm. The cost is $275 per week per child.

June 23 - 27  Birds, Butterflies and Bees     *FULL*

Take flight with some of nature's best pilots in this camp.  We will learn about the birds, butterflies and bees that depend on our gardens for their survival and vice versa. We’ll investigate the ways in which these garden inhabitants enable the food to grow that nourishes our bellies. During the week we’ll open the hive and meet the honeybees, build habitats to attract birds to the garden and discover the variety of butterflies pollinating our edible flower garden. 

 

July 14 - 18  Bats, Insects and Spiders    
Join us for a camp where you will learn about wild things in the gardens that many of us might think of as foe, but they are actually friends to us and what grows in the garden.  We will learn how bats, insects and spiders help the garden grow and thrive. We’ll also utilize our knowledge of bats navigation skills to play a variety of garden sonar games. Using bug catchers that we create, we’ll explore and catalog the insects and spiders found in the garden.

 

July 28 - Aug 1 Urban Safari   *FULL*

Discover the secrets of our urban garden by going on safari. 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, milk the goats and make yogurt. We’ll meet with a beekeeper to harvest honey to use in our garden snacks. Each day we’ll explore the garden and discover things we’ve never noticed before!

 

Garden Gurus Full Day Summer Camp: 8-10 years old

Garden Gurus Summer Camp is designed for 8-10 year olds. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden Monday – Friday from 9am-3pm. The cost is $275 per week per child.

July 7 - 11 Green Thumb Detectives  

Explore the complex interactions of plants, insects and animals on an urban farm! Garden Detectives will uncover the vast plant life within the Children's Peace Garden and have the opportunity to assist with a harvest day in the Cultiva farm fields. We'll spend a day learning about our resident honeybees and the maintenance needed for healthy colonies from our beekeeper. We’ll visit our neighborhood chickens and learn about potential predators in the urban hen yard. We'll also have the opportunity to visit the Mountain Flower Dairy and assist with caring for the goats and make fresh yogurt. Each day we'll make a new snack using fresh ingredients from the garden. 

 

July 21 - 25     Art and Photography in the Garden    

Using our creative interpretations we’ll explore and recreate the work of well-known garden artists. Using natural materials found in the garden, we’ll make plantable greeting cards to take home and share with friends and family. Learning the elements of composition and framing snapshots, we’ll take photographs in and around our garden to be shared at the open house art show at the end of the week.



 

 

We are also offering three summer camps off site in partnership with Boulder JCC. To find out more about these summer camps, please visit the Boulder JCC website at: www.boulderjcc.org

 

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