You can be sure your gift to the Gardens on Spring Creek will be used efficiently and effectively to enrich the lives of people and foster environmental stewardship.
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 Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students must have completed or be actively in kindergarten to attend camp.
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 8:30 a.m.; camp programming will not begin until 9 a.m. Children may be picked up as late as 4:30 p.m., but programming will end at 4 p.m. The Gardens close at 5 p.m.
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:
Camp REFUND policy: The Gardens on Spring Creek requires a two-week notice for a full refund of camp fees. If camp is Canceled by the Gardens on Spring Creek for any reason, a full refund will be issued.
We offer a variety of summer camps each year, and they sell out very early. Registration opens March 1 each year.
Supervised Lunchtime: If you are participating in a morning or afternoon half day session of a full day camp and would like to extend your stay over lunch, you can! Pack and bring your lunch and join us for supervised fun in the Children’s Garden from noon-1 p.m. for an additional $20 for the week. Lunch time is included for full-day camps. Campers must bring their own lunch.
Are you ready to go native? Come explore what makes Colorado wonderful through the lens of the Garden. The plants, the history, the animals, and the people. Learn how to feed yourself from the landscape, make sugar from beets, design and plant a garden full of native plants, make paint from dirt, and identify prehistoric plants. We will spend a week exploring the wonders of our beautiful state, as well as incorporating fun activities related to Colorado history and environment.
Date: June 11-15, 9 a.m.-Noon; $135
Gardeners and Chefs – Allergy Aware
Date: June 4-8, 9 a.m.-Noon
Garden Arts Camp
Date: June 25-29, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m
Date: July 9-13, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m
Garden STEM Camp
Date: July 23-27, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m
Gardeners and Chefs – Conventional Cooking
Date: August 6-10, 9 a.m. - Noon
We offer a new and exciting Spring Break Camp each year. Campers might become garden super heroes, invent green houses for Mars, or learn to track bunnies in the snow around The Gardens.
You never know what adventure is next during spring break camp at The Gardens!
Registration for Spring Break 2019 begins December 1, 2018.
School's Out Day Camps are available for children in Kindergarten 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.
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$55 per child
Upcoming Fall 2018 - School's Out Camps
Registration will begin August 1, 2018