School’s Out Special!
If you sign up for Garden Camp between June 16th and June 23rd your child can attend two weeks of camp for the price of one, or bring a friend for free!
What: Growing Gardens is hosting a Garden Camp this summer! Each week has a theme and is oriented toward a certain age range.
August 14-18 for kids K–5th. The theme this week is “STEM and Roots: Science in the garden.” Come investigate all the processes that make the garden come alive in the summer. Dissect seeds, dig into the compost bin ecosystem, learn about insect anatomy, test for important nutrients in the soil, design a germination experiment, put on a photosynthesis play, and explore how seeds and plants travel.
August 21-25 for kids K-5th. The theme this week is “Let’s Cook!” Come make fresh salsa from tomatoes you harvest, make big green garden salads, blend up pesto from garden basil and other greens, and make rainbow smoothies. Learn about how to grow and tend a bountiful summer garden, play lots of fun garden games, and identify and taste vegetables and dishes from around the world.
Who: K-5 students from any school who enjoy the outdoors, food and fun. There are spots for 20 kids each week. The lead teacher, Julie Welch is a Growing Gardens staff with years of experience using school gardens to inspire young minds.
Julie is the Garden Specialist at Abernethy elementary. Prior to this role, she served the last eight years in the Bay Area as the Garden Manager at Saint Mary’s College of California. She was also a staff member at the Nature Education Center and Garden in Orinda Unified School District, and Nature Activity Coordinator at the Trails to Success summer adventure horse camp. Prior to that she was a middle school special education teacher.
Where: The “Garden of Wonders” at Abernethy elementary school. 2421 SE Orange Ave, Portland, OR 97214
When: Monday – Friday 9am-3pm. When you register, you can select the week, or weeks, you would like to sign up for.
Cost: $295 per child for one week camp.School’s Out Special! If you sign up for Garden Camp between June 16th and June 23rd your child can attend two weeks of camp for the price of one, or bring a friend for free! If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact Anna Garwood, Youth Grow Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org