2022 Summer Camps

The Youth & School Gardens Program is thrilled to bring back in-person summer camps in 2022! During the months of June, July and August, campers will explore the Wasatch Community Gardens' Campus gardens, prepare and eat healthy foods, and make endless connections between themselves, their communities and the natural world. Camps are hosted in partnership with other Salt Lake City day camps, so participants get to spend their week experiencing the best of two worlds. Curious to hear what past campers had to say? "I like that when I come here I'm in nature." "I can't believe I've tried so many new things! I can't wait to try more!"

You can learn more about our awesome camp partners on their sites: Spy Hop, Red Butte Garden, Clever Octopus, Inc., Camp Kostopulos and Tracy Aviary.  

There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships available for each camp. Click below to request a scholarship.

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June 13-17: It’s Alive! Gardening & Claymation (9-12 year olds)

9:00 am-3:30 pm

Ages: 9-12 years old

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Kahlert Youth Media Arts Center

Price: $75-$315 (sliding scale)

Grow your own food AND bring clay creatures to life? Yes please! Spend your mornings outdoors in the WCG Campus Teaching Gardens experimenting with local foods, exploring a garden ecosystem, and making a connection with the planet. Then travel to Spy Hop to create your own clay characters and bring them to life. You’ll learn basic stop-motion animation as well as camera and editing techniques. Earthy and exciting! Transportation between sites provided by Spy Hop.

Register here through Spy Hop

June 20-23: Nature’s Magical Mythos (3rd/4th grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Red Butte Garden

Price: $315

*This camp includes two full days at Wasatch Community Gardens on Monday & Tuesday, and two full days at Red Butte Garden on Wednesday & Thursday with a Friday To-Go Kit.*

Explore the magic of nature with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! At Wasatch Community Gardens, explore the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. At Red Butte Garden, discover the mythical origins of everyday things found in the natural world like honeybees and birds as you create pinecone weather stations, concoct organic weed killer, build DIY bird feeders, and more.

*Friday To-Go Kits include take home activities your camper can use to explore the natural world at home. They also include free passes to Red Butte Garden so you and your camper can explore the fun sites and places they’ve seen at camp—together!

Register here through Red Butte Garden

June 20-23: Plant Magic (1st/2nd grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Red Butte Garden

Price: $315

*This camp includes two full days at the Garden on Monday & Tuesday, and two full days at Wasatch Community Gardens on Wednesday & Thursday with a Friday To-Go Kit.*

Explore the magic of plants with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! At Red Butte Garden, discover the fairy tale origins of plants and animals of the natural world as you plant magic beans, create larger-than-life mushrooms, learn to “magically” clone plants, and more. At Wasatch Community Gardens, explore the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments.

*Friday To-Go Kits include take home activities your camper can use to explore the natural world at home. They also include free passes to Red Butte Garden so you and your camper can explore the fun sites and places they’ve seen at camp—together!

Register here through Red Butte Garden

June 27-30: gARTen Adventure (2nd/3rd grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center

Price: $300

*This camp includes two full days at Wasatch Community Gardens on Monday & Tuesday, and two full days at Clever Octopus on Wednesday & Thursday with a Friday To-Go Kit.*

Discover art in nature with Wasatch Community Gardens and Clever Octopus! While at WCG's Campus gardens, campers will explore nature's recycling systems for water, nutrients, plant waste, and more while using natural dyes and creating healthy garden snacks. Then, campers will explore Circular Design and Cycles in Art and Recycling at Clever Octopus Inc.

*Friday To-Go Kits include take-home activities your camper can use to explore the natural world at home.

Register here

June 27-30: Stems and STEAM (4th/5th grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center

Price: $300

*This camp includes two full days at Clever Octopus on Monday & Tuesday, and two full days at Wasatch Community Gardens on Wednesday & Thursday with a Friday To-Go Kit.*

Build STEAM and get creative with Wasatch Community Gardens and Clever Octopus! Campers will engage their hands and minds to repurpose materials into experiments and art while learning about waste reduction and circular design at Clever Octopus. At WCG's Campus gardens, campers will explore agriculture-based engineering, ecosystems, and edible art in between healthy garden snacks.

*Friday To-Go Kits include take home activities your camper can use to explore the natural world at home.

Register here

July 11-15: Nature is Neat! (1st/2nd grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Camp Kostopulos

Price: $315

What can we learn from the plants and animals around us?? Spend mornings at Wasatch Community Gardens exploring the world of bugs, bees, and other garden-dwelling critters. Afternoons will be at Camp Kostopulos where they’ll explore the Utah foothills and the beautiful Emigration Canyon, participate in exciting outdoor experiences, along with hiking, fishing, swimming, and bird and plant observation. Drop off at WCG’s Campus in the morning (629 E 800 S) and pick up at Camp Kostopulos in the afternoon (4180 Emigration Canyon Rd). Transportation between sites is provided by Camp Kostopulos.

Register here

July 11-15: Taste the Adventure (3rd/4th grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Camp Kostopulos

Price: $315

Join Wasatch Community Gardens and Camp K for a week of adventure! Spend the mornings at Camp Kostopulos where campers will participate in camp activities such as ropes courses, games, swimming, and hiking while exploring the fascinating Utah foothills and Emigration Canyon ecosystem. Afternoons will be at WCG's Campus learning about the science of growing, preparing, and eating healthy foods as a member of the garden ecosystem. Drop off at Camp Kostopulos in the morning (4180 Emigration Canyon Rd) and pick up at WCG's Campus in the afternoon (629 E 800 S). Transportation between sites is provided by Camp Kostopulos.

Register here

July 25-29: Nature is Neat! (1st/2nd grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Camp Kostopulos

Price: $315

What can we learn from the plants and animals around us?? Spend mornings at Wasatch Community Gardens exploring the world of bugs, bees, and other garden-dwelling critters. Afternoons will be at Camp Kostopulos where they’ll explore the Utah foothills and the beautiful Emigration Canyon, participate in exciting outdoor experiences, along with hiking, fishing, swimming, and bird and plant observation. Drop off at WCG’s Campus in the morning (629 E 800 S) and pick up at Camp Kostopulos in the afternoon (4180 Emigration Canyon Rd). Transportation between sites is provided by Camp Kostopulos.

Register here

July 25-29: Taste the Adventure (3rd/4th grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Camp Kostopulos

Price: $315

Join Wasatch Community Gardens and Camp K for a week of adventure! Spend the mornings at Camp Kostopulos where campers will participate in camp activities such as ropes courses, games, swimming, and hiking while exploring the fascinating Utah foothills and Emigration Canyon ecosystem. Afternoons will be at WCG's Campus learning about the science of growing, preparing, and eating healthy foods as a member of the garden ecosystem. Drop off at Camp Kostopulos in the morning (4180 Emigration Canyon Rd) and pick up at WCG's Campus in the afternoon (629 E 800 S). Transportation between sites is provided by Camp Kostopulos.

Register here

August 8-12: Healthy Habitats, Healthy Homes (1st/2nd grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Tracy Aviary

Price: $300

A healthy place to call home is a need all living things share, birds and plants alike! While some birds can have several homes that are long distances apart, plants, on the other hand, put down roots and spend their entire lives in one spot. Join Tracy Aviary and Wasatch Community Gardens as we spend a fun-filled week chasing clues, meeting new friends, and taking a closer look at the places we call "home." Drop off campers at Wasatch Community Gardens by 9am and pick up at Tracy Aviary at 4pm.

Register here through Tracy Aviary

August 15-19: Bugs and Birds (3rd/4th grades)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Wasatch Community Gardens Campus & Tracy Aviary

Cost: $300 

Join Tracy Aviary and Wasatch Community Gardens as we spend a fun-filled week discovering the amazing critters living down in the dirt and up in the air! Explore the world through the eyes of a bug as you work in the vegetable garden in the mornings; then grab your binoculars for the afternoon to find out how birds depend on all those tiny creatures. Campers will learn firsthand how living things interact with our environment through garden work, exploration, games, crafts, and tasty snacks. Drop off campers at Wasatch Community Gardens Campus by 9am and pick up at Tracy Aviary at 4pm.

Register here through Tracy Aviary