COVID-19 Update: 

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? 


PlayGarden Family Survey 

 

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

1/21

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 camp@childrensplayagrden.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!

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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,

potatoes

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

1745 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Getting to the Seattle Children's PlayGarden   |   206 325 5576   |   info@childrensplaygarden.org

 

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

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