Dear PlayGarden Camp Families,
It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel all camp programming for June and July and most likely August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.This decision was so very hard for us to make but after careful consideration we feel that the health and safety of our staff, campers and families must take top priority.
All families will receive a full refund for any camp fees paid. You may, of course, chose to consider your camp fee a donation to the PlayGarden. With the loss of our annual luncheon we have suffered a 30% drop in revenue.
The PlayGarden staff and board care deeply about how you and your family are doing and would love to hear your feedback on a few questions surrounding how we can best continue programs in the future. Will you please complete this survey to help us understand your thoughts and feelings and the needs of your children?
If come August playgrounds are open we hope you will come and play, visit the animals, harvest blueberries and visit with friends as safety allows.
Please know that we miss you all and look forward to playing together again when the danger has passed.
All the best,
Liz, Rachel, Hannah, Mica and all our wonderful counselors and supported employment staff
June/July Camps Canceled
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
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding refunds or if you would like your camp fees to become a donation to 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!
Camp in August?
As of right now, we do not have enough information to make a call on camps for August. As soon as we have a decision we will update you all here.
Green Thumbs Teen Camp Session 2 Aug 3-6 (TBD)
Garden Explorers 4 Aug 10-13 (TBD)
Huckleberries 2 Aug 17-20 (TBD)
Garden Explorers 5 Aug 24-27 (TBD)
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