ABG Summer Camp 2018
Monday, June 11th 2018 through Friday, August 3rd 2018
(no camps the week of June 18th and July 4th)
Full Day Price (per child/per week) 9:00am-3:30pm: Members $225, Non-members $240 (prices increase for sign-ups after May 1)
Half Day Price (per child/per week) 9:00am- 12:30pm: Members $135, Non-members $150 (prices increase for sign-ups after May 1)
The Alaska Botanical Garden Summer Camp is designed for ages 6-12 years old. All camps take place in our unique garden classroom and on 120 acres of natural Boreal Forest! Staff as well as guest speakers help lead campers through fun, hands-on, science-based environmental education activities. Each unique camp repeats throughout the summer offering a chance for your child to go in depth into the subjects that interest them the most! Campers need to bring extra clothing layers, good hiking shoes, hat, water bottle, bug spray, snack and or lunch if staying a full day. All camp materials are provided as well as weekly take-home projects.
Dates and Themes:
Growing Gardeners: July 9th-13th
What better way to learn about gardening than inside of a Botanical Garden? If your child has a green thumb than this is the camp for them! Campers will create unique raised bed and container gardens by studying the basics of garden design. They will learn the science behind soils, fertilizers, and compost to keep their plants happy and healthy all growing season.
The Artful Gardener I and II: June 11th -15th and July 16th -20th
There are endless creations we can glean from the natural world around us. Come and join our camp for an entire week devoted to the arts! Campers will learn how to create art from nature with beautiful botanical drawings, leaf molds and casts, photography, sun prints, and floral arranging. Gardens are the perfect setting to inspire the budding young artist!
The Young Botanist: July 23rd-27th
Let your child become the expert on your next camping and hiking trip! Students will explore 120 acres of gardens and Boreal Forest learning to identify native plants, weeds, the traditional and medicinal use of plants, beneficial insects, local pollinators and critters living in nearby Campbell Creek. Let the inner naturalist in your child blossom in this awesome week long camp!
Garden Chefs I and II: June 25th– 29th and July 30th – Aug 3rd
This camp is for the little chef in your life! Students will learn how to plant and care for a raised bed vegetable garden while learning to prepare and cook with fresh produce. Each day campers will learn to make a healthy plant based snack, practice measuring ingredients, follow a recipe, and learn about key nutrients our bodies need. Come and explore the tasty side of plants!
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