Summer Camp in a Box

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Wasatch Community Gardens has canceled our in-person summer camps for 2020. We feel that this is the best course of action to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy. We will miss having campers in the garden, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun can’t continue!

We invite you to join in the garden exploration through our new Summer Camp in a Box program! All of the elements that campers love about being in the garden - experiments, crafts, games, and healthy snacks - are now available in a take-home format so campers can participate remotely. Sign up for a box full of age-appropriate activities and recreate the wonder of garden-based learning at home - no garden required!

Each week features a new theme, and the majority of materials needed are enclosed. In keeping with our focus on hands-on learning, all activities are designed to be completed without using the internet. Bonus digital content is available to all campers, but online participation is not required. Adult supervision is recommended.

Empowering kids to make healthy, informed food choices is a pillar of our summer camp experience, and so each box also includes fresh, organic produce grown at WCG’s Grateful Tomato Garden and Green Phoenix Farm. This allows campers to explore the food they eat, practice basic cooking skills, and make their own garden-fresh snacks.

During sign-up, families can choose from two box sizes:

  • The Big Box
    Includes approximately 10 activities plus produce. This is designed for the learner who likes to do it all - crafts, experiments, snack prep, and more! $85/week
  • The Bite-Size Box
    Includes 4 activities plus produce. This is a great option for families wanting to try out Summer Camp in a Box, or for those campers with shorter attention spans. $35/week

Families can select from Seeds (grades K-3) or Sprouts (grades 4-8) during registration to receive curriculum that is age-appropriate for their camper.

Order a Summer Camp Box

WCG offers a limited number of needs-based scholarships for our Summer Camp Boxes.  Click here for more information and to apply.