Summer Camps

We have a great line up of camps for 2017 with some exciting new camps, great new partnerships, and, of course, some of our classic favorites! Please explore our camp offerings by selecting the grade level that your child will be entering in Fall 2017. Space is limited to 16 participants per camp unless otherwise noted.

Registration fees include daily snacks, camp materials, and one camp shirt. Limited scholarships are available for some camps, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

For questions about Summer Camps, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director, or call her at 801.359.2658 x21.

Registration for our Kindergarten camps will open on Monday, February 27. All other camp registrations must go through our partners’ websites.

 

Kindergarten

Bug Detectives

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August 7-11; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E)

Cost: $150

Spiders and earthworms and bees, oh my! Let’s get down in the dirt to discover all the crawly critters that live in our gardens and learn about how they help our garden grow. We will use our powers of observation to find bugs and learn how to interact with them without saying EW! Become a bug detective and help us solve the mystery of who is eating the kale, meet a local beekeeper, attract some crawly customers by building a beneficial bug hotel, share some snack scraps with our worm bin friends, and much more. Daily gardening activities, stories, games, and freshly harvested treats round out this fun-filled week.

1st Grade

Treasures in the Garden Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

June 19 – 23; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Get ready for a week of adventure with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at WCG learning to grow healthy, organic food that is good for both your body and the environment as you explore composting, organic gardening, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Red Butte to learn skills like map-reading, orienteering, and navigation before searching the Garden for hidden treasure! Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at WCG by 9AM and pick up at Red Butte Garden by 4PM.

Plant Magic, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

July 10 – 14; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Explore the magic of plants with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at WCG exploring the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. In the afternoon, travel to Red Butte Garden to discover the fairytale 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. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at WCG by 9AM and pick up at Red Butte Garden by 4PM. 

Healthy Habitats and Homes, Partner Camp with Tracy Aviary

July 17-21; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Tracy Aviary

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." This camp will be held at Wasatch Community Gardens in the morning and Tracy Aviary in the afternoon. No Before Care available.

Drop off at Wasatch Community Gardens by 9 am, and pick up at Tracy Aviary by 4 p.m.

2nd Grade

Treasures in the Garden Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

June 19 – 23; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Get ready for a week of adventure with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at WCG learning to grow healthy, organic food that is good for both your body and the environment as you explore composting, organic gardening, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Red Butte to learn skills like map-reading, orienteering, and navigation before searching the Garden for hidden treasure! Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at WCG by 9AM and pick up at Red Butte Garden by 4PM.

Farm to Table, Partner camp with Natural History Museum

July 5-7 (Wednesday - Friday ONLY); 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Join us for an exciting week of gardening and food discoveries! Spend mornings at Wasatch Community Gardens learning about organic gardening, tasting fresh produce, creating garden art and more. Each afternoon campers will explore food science and technology, from investigating soils and pH to learning about harmful and beneficial insects and cooking with solar.

Drop campers off at Wasatch Community Garden’s Grateful Tomato Garden by 8:30am and pick them up at the Naturah History Museum at 4:30pm.

Plant Magic, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

July 10 – 14; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Explore the magic of plants with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at WCG exploring the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. In the afternoon, travel to Red Butte Garden to discover the fairytale 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. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at WCG by 9AM and pick up at Red Butte Garden by 4PM.

Healthy Habitats and Homes, Partner Camp with Tracy Aviary

July 17-21; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Tracy Aviary

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." This camp will be held at Wasatch Community Gardens in the morning and Tracy Aviary in the afternoon. No Before Care available.

Drop off at Wasatch Community Gardens by 9 am, and pick up at Tracy Aviary by 4 p.m.

3rd Grade

Grow Your Own Adventure, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

June 19 – 23; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Get ready for an all-day adventure! Spend your mornings at RBG learning skills like map-reading, orienteering, and navigation before searching the Garden for hidden treasure. In the afternoon you’ll travel to WCG to learn to grow healthy, organic food that is good for both your body and the environment as you explore composting, organic gardening, and more. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at Red Butte Garden by 9AM and pick up at WCG by 4PM.

Farm to Table, Partner camp with Natural History Museum (NHM)

July 5-7 (Wednesday - Friday ONLY); 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Join us for an exciting week of gardening and food discoveries! Spend mornings at Wasatch Community Gardens learning about organic gardening, tasting fresh produce, creating garden art and more. Each afternoon campers will explore food science and technology, from investigating soils and pH to learning about harmful and beneficial insects and cooking with solar.

Drop campers off at Wasatch Community Garden’s Grateful Tomato Garden by 8:30am and pick them up at NHMU at 4:30pm.

Nature’s Magical Mythos, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

July 10 – 14; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Explore the magic of nature with WCG and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at Red Butte discovering the mythical origins of common things found in the natural world like honeybees, purple asters, and birds as you create pinecone weather stations, concoct organic weed killer, build DIY birdfeeders, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to WCG to explore the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at Red Butte Garden by 9AM and pick up at WCG by 4PM.

4th Grade

Grow Your Own Adventure, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

June 19 – 23; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Get ready for an all-day adventure! Spend your mornings at RBG learning skills like map-reading, orienteering, and navigation before searching the Garden for hidden treasure. In the afternoon you’ll travel to WCG to learn to grow healthy, organic food that is good for both your body and the environment as you explore composting, organic gardening, and more. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at Red Butte Garden by 9AM and pick up at WCG by 4PM.

Food Science, Partner Camp with Natural History Museum

July 5 – 7 (Wednesday - Friday ONLY); 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Knowing about the food we eat is important, not only for our bodies, but for the environment. Join us for a week of food investigations. Spend mornings at the Natural History Museum, exploring food science and technology, from soils and pH to harmful and beneficial insects and cooking with solar. Each afternoon will find campers at Wasatch Community Gardens, learning about organic gardening, tasting fresh produce, creating garden art and more.

Drop campers off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick them up at Wasatch Community Garden’s Grateful Tomato Garden at 4:30pm.

Nature’s Magical Mythos, Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden (RBG)

July 10 – 14; 9AM - 12PM – Wasatch Community Gardens, Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E), 1PM - 4PM – Red Butte Garden

Explore the magic of nature with WCG and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at Red Butte discovering the mythical origins of common things found in the natural world like honeybees, purple asters, and birds as you create pinecone weather stations, concoct organic weed killer, build DIY birdfeeders, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to WCG to explore the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at Red Butte Garden by 9AM and pick up at WCG by 4PM.

5th Grade

Food Science, Partner Camp with Natural History Museum

July 5 – 7 (Wednesday - Friday ONLY); 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Knowing about the food we eat is important, not only for our bodies, but for the environment. Join us for a week of food investigations. Spend mornings at the Natural History Museum, exploring food science and technology, from soils and pH to harmful and beneficial insects and cooking with solar. Each afternoon will find campers at Wasatch Community Gardens, learning about organic gardening, tasting fresh produce, creating garden art and more.

Drop campers off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick them up at Wasatch Community Garden’s Grateful Tomato Garden at 4:30pm.