GREEN ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMPS

Join us for Green Adventures, our week-long day camp programs for children. Campers learn more about their connection to plants through arts, crafts and garden exploration.

Ages 4 – 5

Growing Mr. McGregor’s Garden | June 18 – 22 and July 23 – 27

Embark on a garden adventure after reading the Tale of Peter Rabbit. Along the way campers will harvest vegetables, make cottontail rabbits, step over a babbling brook and draw maps of Mr. McGregor’s garden. They will even plant a colorful collection of vegetables!

Garden Critters | July 9 – 13 and August 6 – 10

Why do gardeners like worms? How do bees help plants grow?  What flowers do butterflies like best?  To answer these questions and many more, curious campers set out on an exploration of the Garden in search of all sorts of critters including birds, turtles and fish.


Ages 6 – 8

Nature in Motion | June 18 – 22

Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line; create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family.

Rock, Paper, Scissors | June 25 – 29 and July 16 – 20

Create magnificent artwork after journeying through the Garden to visit a variety of giant origami sculptures including one titled, Rock, Paper and Scissors.  Artistic inspiration will come in other forms as well including Vivaldi’s music and children’s literature about artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

Food, Art and Yoga | July 9 – 13 and July 23 – 27

Yum-Awe-Om!  Connect with nature through food, art and yoga.  Each day starts with new garden poses that set the stage for cultural immersion. Participants create epicurean delights from fresh garden harvest and explore different art techniques from around the world.

Print Making: Inspired by Nature | July 30 – August 3

Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a- kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes.  Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.


Ages 9 – 12

Print Making: Inspired by Nature | June 25 – 29

Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a- kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes.  Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.

Nature in Motion | July 16 – 20

Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line; create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family.

Exploring Ecosystems | July 30 – August 3

Join us as we explore different habitats, such as wetland and pond, meadow, woodland, and rainforest! Observe the plants and animals living in each of these environments and investigate their unique adaptations that help them to survive and thrive.

Food, Art and Yoga | August 6 – 10

Yum-Awe-Om!  Connect with nature through food, art and yoga.  Each day starts with new garden poses that set the stage for cultural immersion. Participants create epicurean delights from fresh garden harvest and explore different art techniques from around the world.