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Hours

  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: noon–5 p.m.
  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

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Hours

  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: noon–5 p.m.
  • M-F: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

Contact/Location

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The Gardens on Spring Creek is offering opportunities for exploration and investigation of gardening and the natural world this summer. Our camps are full of garden–centric games, exploration and art, music, and cooking ~ especially suitable for children ages 6 to 11 years old or those entering grades 1st through 5th grades.

Your child can expect unique programming each week of camp. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available. A 10% discount is offered with a family membership to The Gardens.

Summer 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.

Children may be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m.; camp programming will not begin until 9 a.m. For afternoon camps, 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.

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.

Scholarships: The Gardens strives to make garden education available to all students. We offer scholarships for all students eligible for free & reduced lunch, up to $250 a year. To request a scholarship please visit our Youth Programs page.

Camp Selections

Gardeners and Chefs â Allergy Aware

Gardeners and Chefs – Allergy Aware

Cooking in Garden
 

Date: June 4-8, 9 am-Noon, $135 
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 will feature dairy free, nut free, and gluten free recipes. 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) 416-2486.


Colorful Colorado

Colorful Colorado

Colorful Colorado Camp
 

Date: June 11-15, 9 am - Noon, $135 
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.


Garden Arts Camp - SOLD OUT!

Garden Arts Camp - SOLD OUT!

Art Camp Summer Camp
 

Date: June 25-29 

Full Day Camp, 9 am - 4 pm, $250 

Morning Session, 9 am - Noon, $135 

Afternoon Session, 1-4 p.m., $135 


Optional Extended Lunch Hour for Half Day Campers - $20 
Learn to see the natural world through the perspective of an artist. The morning camp will focus on capturing the natural world trough different mediums and creating art with what we find in the Gardens. Our afternoon camp will explore our embodied relationship with nature through music and theater with our partner La-De-Da Performing Arts.


Garden Animals

Garden Animals

Exploring Animals
 

Date: July 9-13 

Full Day Camp, 9 am - 4 pm, $250 

Sold Out!Morning Session, 9 am - Noon, $135 

Afternoon Session, 1-4 p.m., $135 


Optional Extended Lunch Hour for Half Day Campers - $20 
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!


Garden STEM Camp - SOLD OUT!

Garden STEM Camp - SOLD OUT!

Date: July 23-27 

Full Day Camp, 9 am - 4 pm, $250

Morning Session, 9 am - Noon, $135 

Afternoon Session, 1-4 p.m., $135 


Optional Extended Lunch Hour for Half Day Campers - $20 
Did you know Velcro was inspired by a plant!? The garden is teeming with secrets to be discovered! 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 making seeds that can fly, saving bees from extinction and engineering systems to grow plants in space!


Gardeners and Chefs â Conventional Cooking - SOLD OUT!

Gardeners and Chefs – Conventional Cooking - SOLD OUT!

Cooking and making natural recipes.
 

Date: August 6-10, 9 am - Noon, $135 


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.