Garden Camp is back for another fun filled summer of outdoor learning for children 8-11!
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.
Each 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!
Registration opens February 15th.
Early Registration: $315
Sibling Rate: $335
Multiple Week Rate: $335
Open Registration: $375
Junior Educator (12-17 year olds): $225
Camp is for Children 8-11
Junior Educators is 12-17
February 15th - March 31st
Salmon Creek School Garden
1935 Bohemian Highway
Occidental, CA 95465
Each Session is M-F from 9 am to 3:00pm
Partial scholarships are available to families in need.
Please complete a Scholarship Application.
Note that submission of a scholarship application does not guarantee an award.
Consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund & help send a child to camp!
School Garden Network also welcomes 12- 17 year olds 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 the questionnaire and we will be in touch.
Session 1 - Brainiac Blastoff - July 4-8th
Have 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!
Session 2- Rooted Hearts - July 11-15th
Do you want to learn how to move silently through the woods with your senses raised up 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!
Session 3- Budding Botanists July 18-22nd
Ever 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!
Session 4- Fruits of our Labor - July 25-29th
Have 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!
School Garden Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. You can make a donation that will directly pay for a child to attend Summer Garden Camp and have the chance to experience the wonders of the garden.
Please make a donation today and send a child to camp!