With summer just around the corner, it’s a good time to make plans to maximize the fun and learning for your kids. Good news — there’s still space available in most of our summer garden and farm camps!
Our children’s garden team is gearing up to run the most fun, engaging camps we’ve ever offered. Kids ages 1-15 can explore our gardens when they are bursting with beauty and fresh veggies and fruits. Here’s a rundown of the new and exciting opportunities for campers — in North and South Seattle.
Two camps — Guardians of the Garden and Garden Explorer Field Camp — are loaded with environmental science and ecology experiments that will help your campers build their scientific literacy while having a fun time. We’ll create biomes that provide everything a plant needs to survive, examine garden creature specimens from the Burke museum and learn about the amazing uses of some common native plants.
Cooking with Fresh, Home-Grown Veggies
This year, we’re focusing on the culinary arts to help your little chefs connect the garden to the kitchen. Our Farm to Table camp at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Delicious Garden Dishes camp in Wallingford include opportunities for campers to craft delicious organic masterpieces from produce they harvested. These camps feature kid-friendly recipes like stone soups, edible plates and even sauerkraut!
We’ll focus on inspiring creativity in our arts-based camp Get G’Art-ening. Campers will work together to create soil poetry, plant-dyed textiles, original tunes and a spectacular mural in our children’s garden in Wallingford. The week will culminate in a musical performance featuring kid-crafted instruments made out of veggies!
Growing New Gardeners
Our camps for 1-4 year olds are almost too cute for words. We have a diverse series of toddler camps that are designed to get the little ones out in the garden with their parents, tasting veggies and using real tools to dig in the dirt. We’ll look at worms and ladybugs, sing songs and even try out some garden-inspired yoga during these fun-filled mornings.
Opportunities for Tweens & Teens
Your 11-15 year olds will have the opportunity to make a difference this summer by becoming a junior counselor during our week-long camps. Junior counselors participate in the fun of camp while providing leadership to younger campers. We’re also offering Survive and Thrive with Wild Plants, a program just for teens and tweens that focuses on native plants, a field trip to a Seattle Tilth farm and more advanced gardening techniques.
Our camps are located at farms and gardens in north Seattle and in south Seattle. All of our camps feature science, art, music, gardening, eating and enjoying Seattle’s beautiful summer. We’ll play lots of games, explore nature and make new friends.
We received some great feedback from parents which we’ve incorporated to make this year better than ever. Summer is coming up fast and our camps tend to fill quickly. Head to seattletilth.org to register. See you in the garden!