Join us for a week of camp filled with adventure, discovery, and exploration in the Garden!  To help keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy, we have instituted new safety policies and procedures in line with current CDC and VDH guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. In compliance with these guidelines, we will:

  • only offer outdoor camps
  • require masks to be worn by all participants at all times
  • reduce camp sizes to 10 campers maximum
  • institute wellness screenings each day
  • abide by social distancing requirements
  • distribute final decisions regarding our health and safety policies to all registered parents prior to June 1.

All camps meet Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 pm.

$135 member / $175 non-member


Art in the Garden | Ages 7 to 8, July 26 – 30 / Ages 9 to 12, July 5 – 9 

The Garden is a wonderful place to stretch the imagination. Campers will learn to express their creativity through nature journaling, painting, and creating ephemeral art using natural materials found throughout the Garden. We will learn a new art technique every day while exploring different mediums. Nature will be our inspiration!


Garden Critters | Ages 5 to 6, August 2 – 6 / Ages 7 to 8, July 19 – 23 

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 exploring the Garden, searching for all sorts of critters, including birds, turtles, and fish.


Herbology | Ages 7 to 8, June 21 – 25 / Ages 9 to 12, August 9 – 13 

Explore meadows, woodlands, and wetlands, seeking out plants that people rely on for their basic needs. We’ll discover how plants are used for food, medicine, and art. The properties of flowers, leaves, stems, seeds, and roots are what makes plants so magical!


Wild about Wetlands | Ages 5 to 6, July 12 – 16 

Who wants to get their feet wet and discover our amazing wetlands? Campers explore and learn about the critters and animals that call our Garden wetlands home. Activities will include pond explorations, stories, art, and much more!


Nature Explorers | Ages 5 to 6, August 16 – 20 

Does your child love being outside and exploring nature? All week campers participate in a variety of activities that teach about the natural world. Budding naturalists learn about animals, art, and gardening while hiking along our woodland trails.


Mr. McGregor’s Garden | Ages 5 to 6, June 28 – July 2

What do you get when you cross a classic children’s tale with the imaginations of young children? A week-long camp chock-full of veggie-tastic fun! Campers listen to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, go on a bug hunt to learn about garden insects, and grow their own vegetables! Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

The health and safety of our campers and staff is a priority. We will follow CDC and VDH guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Because the guidelines and restrictions have the potential to change, we will make final decisions on our safety policies and procedures closer to the start of camp. We will notify all parents of registered campers of these decisions before June 1. Those who choose to withdraw their child(ren) from camp prior to June 10 will receive a full refund. After June 10, refunds will be granted only if space is filled.

Age Policy:

We will strictly adhere to age restrictions; when you register your camper, be sure they fall within the age bracket designated for each camp.


Contact the Children’s Education Assistant by e-mail, [email protected], or phone at 804-262-9887 x322 with any questions or concerns regarding registration.