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The Gardens on Spring Creek will be closed through April 30, with no programming, special events or public access available during this time.

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Camps

Our Outdoor Classroom

The Gardens is the place to be when school is not in session! Join us on teacher workdays, spring break and all summer for fun, experiential garden adventures! Each camp is specially designed to match the season and are full of garden–centric games, exploration and art, music, and cooking ~ especially suitable for children ages 5 to 11 years old or those in 1st through 5th grade. 

Pre-registration is required for all camps. Scholarships are available. A 10% discount is offered with a family membership to The Gardens. Camp is held outdoors in the garden. Children should dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sunscreen & hat (if preferred). Half day camps please bring water and snack. Full day camps please bring water, snack, and a bagged lunch.

For full day camps, children may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m.; camp programming will not begin until 9 a.m. Children may be picked up as late as 5 p.m., but programming will end at 4:30 p.m. The Gardens close at 5 p.m.

Camp Scholarships

We feel strongly that, as a community garden, we are an important resource for all members of the northern Colorado community. Fueled by that belief, we offer need based scholarships for youth specific classes and programs to income-qualifying families up to $250 a year. Please submit the following application:

Youth Program Scholarship Application

Solicitud de Becas Para Programas Juveniles

Camp REFUND policy: The Gardens on Spring Creek requires a two-week notice for a full refund of camp fees. If camp is cancelled by the Gardens on Spring Creek for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

School's Out Day Camp

School's Out Day Camps are available for children in 1st through 5th grade on teacher work days and school's out days. Pack a lunch, and come spend a day investigating gardening, pollinators, harvesting, cooking, and exploring the natural world here at The Gardens.

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. $55 per child; Scholarships are available; Pre-registration is required. 

2020 Dates

Friday, May 15

Summer Camps

Summer Camp:

Summer Camp:

Fun summer outdoor opportunities for investigation of gardening and the natural world – our camps are full of garden–centric activities, gardening, art, science, animals and cooking! Unique programming is guaranteed each week of camp.  Children should dress for the weather.  Please bring water, snack, sunscreen and a lunch. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available. Especially planned and geared for children ages 6-11 years, or children who are entering grades 1 through 5.

Note:  10% discount for members of The Gardens on Spring Creek on all camps

Week of Full Day Camp: $250

Scholarships are available

Note: Children may be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 4:30 p.m.; camp programming will not begin until 9:00 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. The Gardens close at 5 p.m.

Gardeners and Chefs – Allergy Aware

Gardeners and Chefs – Allergy Aware

Come join us for a week of cooking and gardening at the Gardens on Spring Creek. We will spend the week learning and making fun recipes, exploring the plants that flavor our foods, and making our own book of recipes to take home! This week of Allergy Aware camp is top 10 allergen free and we will try to accommodate other food allergies or sensitivities if we are made aware. If you have additional questions, concerns or would like to review the ingredient lists, please call The Gardens before signing up at (970) 416-2491.

Date: June 1-5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486

Garden Animals

Garden Animals

The Gardens on Spring Creek is an animal's paradise! Come spend the week exploring the relationships between the animals and plants that live here in the gardens. We will get up close and personal with garden critters and the evidence they leave behind. Whether we are building habitats, practicing our skills of camouflage or learning how to talk to birds, it is going to be a wild time!

Date: June 8-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486

Garden Time Warp

Garden Time Warp

Join us as each day as we hop aboard The Gardens on Spring Creek time machine to travel through the ages.  From the flora and fauna growing during the time of the dinosaurs to the future of the plants that we can grow in space. This week, campers will learn about plants and animals from the past, present, and future through creative and hands on lessons and adventures.

Date: June 15-19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250 

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Garden Performing Arts: The Garden Show!

Garden Performing Arts: The Garden Show!

We are pretty sure this is the only garden-related play in any universe that features a singing compost pile. If you love that, you're guaranteed to love The Garden Show! When aliens from planet Chlorophyll land in a garden, they meet some new friends who teach them all about it. They learn about soil, photosynthesis, pollination, and the creatures who call the garden home. Camp students prepare this musical theatre performance by learning catchy tunes and choreography, building crafty props and costumes while practicing memorization, presentation skills and confidence in a team-building ensemble ethic.

Families are invited to the final performance Friday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Guest instructor Dulcie Willis:

Dulcie Willis holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration degree from Goucher College along with BA degrees in Theatre Arts Education from the University of Northern Colorado and Musical Theatre from Mesa State College. Dulcie has taught arts events management, drama, speech, film, dance, and English in Taiwan, South Korea, Arizona, and Colorado. Dulcie has directed, choreographed, and produced over 45 productions for high school and community theatre, with award-winning work featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She is the recipient of the 2017 Henry Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play from the Colorado Theatre Guild. She is currently school co-director of La-De-Da Performing Arts, a theatre training school for children and adults.

Date: June 22-26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250 

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486

Garden STEM Littles (k-2nd grade)

Garden STEM Littles (k-2nd grade)

This camp is especially engineered for our younger STEM students. Did you know Velcro was inspired by a plant!? Plants can inspire the most wonderful inventions! Come learn to ask deep questions and design solutions to real world problems. Each day we will be harnessing our science, technology, engineering and math skills to tackle new and exciting challenges designing garden inspired inventions, exploring tiny things through microscopes and learn to harness the power of the sun!

Date: July 6-10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486 

Garden STEM Bigs (3-5th grade)

Garden STEM Bigs (3-5th grade)

This camp is especially engineered for our older STEM students. The garden can be your own laboratory! The garden is teeming with secrets to be discovered and puzzles to solve! Come learn to ask deep questions and design solutions to real world problems. Each day we will be harnessing our science, technology, engineering and math skills to tackle new and exciting challenges like designing garden inspired inventions, exploring tiny things through microscopes and learn to harness the power of the sun!

Date: July 13-17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

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Garden Arts

Garden Arts

Learn to see the natural world through the perspective of an artist. Gardens provide us with inspiration, materials and a beautiful environment to create in. We will explore the world of art outside, create our own field art kit and practice using a variety of different mediums including; watercolors, natural pigments, pencils, pastels, natural items and clay.

Date: July 20- 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486

Garden Entomology

Garden Entomology

Butterflies, beetles, and bees oh my! In this camp we will learn all about the world of entomology and hear from real life entomologists about their career. Each day we will focus on a different species of insects and how important they are to the garden and the world around us. With the addition of our new Butterfly House, this camp is sure to bee a buggy good time.

Date: July 27- 31 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486

Gardeners and Chefs

Gardeners and Chefs

Come join us for a week of gardening and cooking at the Gardens on Spring Creek. We will spend the week learning and making fun recipes, exploring the plants that flavor our foods and making our own book of recipes to take home! This week of Gardeners and Chefs will feature more conventional recipes than our Allergy Aware camp. If you have any recipe concerns, please call the Gardens before signing up (970) 416-2486

Please note that the programming for this week and the week of June 1-5 will be identical, we strongly encourage you to only register for one of these weeks.

Date: August 3-7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $250

SOLD OUT - Call to be put on the wait list 970-416-2486