Children's Peace Garden Summer Camps
*Multiple Camp Discount AFTER March 1st
If a summer camp is listed as FULL, please call the office 303-443-9952 to be placed on the waiting list.
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!
This year we've added an additional hour each day! Plus every summer camper will receive a Peace Garden T-shirt with their registration!
Garden Seeds of Wonder: Half day summer camps appropriate for children 3-4 years old.
Garden Sprouts: Half day summer camps appropriate for children 4-6 years old.
Garden Explorers: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 6-8 years old.
Garden Gurus: Full day summer camps appropriate for children 8-11 years old.
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For programming questions contact Annie at 303-443-9952 x 2 or email@example.com.
2016 Children's Peace Garden Summer Camp
Garden Seeds of Wonder Half Day Summer Camp: 3-4 years old
July 11-15: Nature Play in the Garden *FULL* (be the first to add your name to the wait list!)
Spend an active week exploring the Children's Peace Garden through independent play, group games, art and experiential learning. This is a wonderful first camp experience for young people. All children need to be potty trained to attend camp.
Garden Sprouts Half Day Summer Camp: 4-6 years old
June 13-17: Birds, Butterflies and Bees *FULL with waiting list*
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 20-24: Bats, Insects, and Spiders *FULL with a waiting list*
Friend or foe? Learn about our secret garden friends such as bats, insects, and spiders. Each helps our garden thrive in their own way. Together we'll have fun with bat navigation skills through garden sonar games and hand build a bug catcher to explore insects and spiders found in the garden.
June 27-July 1: Tractors, Tools and Trucks *FULL with a waiting list*
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 18-22: Tasty Treats *FULL with a waiting list*
It's harvest time! Harvest food to prepare fresh, healthy snacks and sample from the salsa, pizza, edible flower and strawberry beds. Explore the five senses while we taste our way through each themed garden and learn to cook using the power of the sun!
July 25-29: Art in the Garden *FULL with a waiting list*
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!
Garden Explorers Full Day Summer Camp: 6-8 years old
June 20-24: Urban Safari *FULL with a waiting list*
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 18-22: Art and Photography in the Garden *FULL with a waiting list*
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 digital form of taking pictures, i.e. 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: 8-11 years old
August 1-5: Farm to Table Cooking *FULL* (be the first to add your name to the wait list!)
Using the fresh garden produce as our guide, we will create in-season delicious dishes that can be easily recreated at home. Together, we will work in the garden, harvest what's needed for our recipes and then cook in our rustic outdoor kitchen. Our masterpieces will be shared with friends and families at our end of the week open house.
Multiple Camp Discount After March 1st
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