Summer Camp at the PlayGarden 

The PlayGarden offers a fully inclusive nature-based summer camp experience for kids with disabilities and their typically developing peers, ages 3.5-21. Camps are Monday-Thursday, from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. With a high staff to camper ratio we are able to support every child in their quest for adventure and play!  

Huckleberries: ages 3.5 to 8

Garden Explorers: ages 4 to 12

Green Thumbs: ages 12 to 21

Junior Counselor Program: ages 12 to16 

2020 Camp Dates:

Huckleberries 1 June 29- July 2nd
Garden Explorers 1 July 6-9
Green Thumbs Teen Camp Session 1 July 13-16
Garden Explorers 2 July 20- 23
Garden Explorers 3 July 27-30
Green Thumbs Teen Camp Session 2 Aug 3-6
Garden Explorers 4 Aug 10-13
Huckleberries 2 Aug 17-20
Garden Explorers 5 Aug 24-27

If you have questions about summer camp accommodations and supports, registration, program fees or scholarship requests please email or call our office (206) 325-5576. 


Summer Camp registration is open!

We will accept registration forms through April 1st and then begin to assign campers to specific weeks. We do this to alleviate the stress of needing to turn in forms on a first come first serve basis.

Check out camp newsletters from last year!

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Camp Poems  

Camp is….

Making new friends

hearing lots of laughter

singing songs together


Camp is….

Feeling loved by others,

proud of yourself

and super silly


Camp is…

Tasting tomatoes,


and unripe blueberries


Camp is….

Getting dirty with bird poop and feathers,

Getting wet in the water feature

Feeing the sun and rain


Camp is…

Yellow green and orange.

- Jenny, Summer Camp Counselor 

Ah magic, mystical place.

What sort of surprises will you throw down today?

How can I explain when I come home,

The surprises seen?

As when London came over

In a fur vest

And started breakdancing 

In the breezeway.

And how could I explain

The surprising emotion, 

the joy I felt,

When Julian handed me a sprig of lavender

Or when Sparrow,

leaned towards the summer noon sky,

And smiled.

To be at the PlayGarden.

This park so populated with remarkable events

And sunshine people

Beaming right back towards 

the sun.

- Patrick, Summer Camp Counselor 

"The PlayGarden just feels right.  Other day camps have required a lot of work to support Alex and help him be able to have a good time.  Here it was easy.  I didn’t have to explain about his wheelchair, his communication device, or his disability.  We didn’t feel self conscious, out of place, or rushing to keep up. I was impressed by the quality of the people working with the kids.  They really engaged the kids, and supported and expanded on their play. Thank you!"
- P. Toole

Thank you to our amazing 2019 summer staff

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The PlayGarden's mission is to provide children of all abilities a safe, accessible and adventurous place to play.

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