An all-outdoors day camp for children entering 1st-4th grades.
Half-day program for ages 4 and up beginning this year!
Designed to connect children to plants through a combination of structured, themed activities and open-ended time to develop curiosity, initiative, imagination and creativity. Themes include gardening, art, wellness, and ecology. Digital camp brochure is available here.
As we continue to follow recommendations made by the CDC, the Mayor's Office and the SF Department of Public Health, we are still continuing to accept registrations for summer Garden Camp. All registrants will be notified if plans to run Garden Camp change.
The Garden has a proven track record for providing high-quality youth education programs to children and families for more than 20 years. Last year, nearly 13,000 children experienced the Garden through programs. Garden Camp will extend this experience, affording children another way to explore, discover, and love the Garden.
As an all-outdoors camp, Garden Camp will occur rain or shine. Extreme weather (sustained high winds or unhealthy air quality, for example) may cancel Camp if indoor facilities are not available. Campers should come prepared with layers of clothing, including rain gear, comfortable shoes, a reusable water bottle and a low-waste lunch. Campers will receive a morning and afternoon snack of fresh fruit or vegetables, and water. Garden Camp is striving to be a zero-waste program; help us by limiting single-use plastics in your child’s lunchbox!