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 email@example.com or call our office (206) 325-5576.
Summer Camp registration begins
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!
Making new friends
hearing lots of laughter
singing songs together
Feeling loved by others,
proud of yourself
and super silly
and unripe blueberries
Getting dirty with bird poop and feathers,
Getting wet in the water feature
Feeing the sun and rain
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,
To be at the PlayGarden.
This park so populated with remarkable events
And sunshine people
Beaming right back towards
- 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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