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Spring Break Drop-Off Camps 2014

Everyone wants to be outside during March. Our spring break drop-off camps are a great way for your kids to explore the Sonoran Desert during this fabulous time of year. Each camp is designed for a hands-on, minds-on experience that will be fun and interactive. Snack is provided. Kids should bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside.

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine

March 12

  • For ages 7 – 12 / 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. / Register Now
  • Members: $50  General Public: $60


Snack is provided. Kids should bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside.

Description
Discover how truly fun it can be to think green in this interactive and hands-on day camp. In this full-day camp your child will learn new and exciting ways to help the planet by reusing everyday objects to make new creations. We will also explore nature’s ways of inspiring us to be more sustainable through the world of biomimicry. This day camp is a great way to learn while having a ton of fun! Limit: 12 students.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

March 18

  • For ages 4 – 6 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Register Now
  • Members: $35  General Public: $42


Snack is provided. Kids should bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside.

Description
Squish and squelch into the world of mud, dirt and soil in this full immersion camp! In this half-day camp children will explore how plants and animals use mud and soil every day through song, exploration and play. Come prepared to get dirty. Muddy exploration is never going to be a clean business! Limit: 12 students.


Summer Camps 2014

Summer Camp at the Garden is always an adventure. Each day our campers become scientists as they use their powers of observation in the classroom and on the trail to learn about the world around them. The Garden’s enthusiastic educators encourage exploratory learning in a fun and safe environment. Every day of camp brings new adventures in outdoor experiences, children’s literature, free choice learning, snack, games, art projects and more! Snacks are provided. Campers must bring their own sack lunch.

Early Childhood Drop-off Camps (ages 4 - 6)

Sensational Seeds (four-day camp) | Register Now
May 27 - 30 | 8:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Members: $130 | General Public: $160

Description
Explore the fantastic diversity of desert seeds during this drop-off camp. Every morning campers will fly, float, sprout and spring with songs, art and hands-on discovery. This year the kids will be joined by performance artist Cynthia Elek, who will lead a fun-filled musical adventure through the world of plants, fruit and seeds. Two classes, limited to 12 campers per class.

Desert Friends (five-day camp) |Register Now
June 9 - 13 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Members: $145 | General Public: $175

Description
Jump like a kangaroo rat, soar like a Red-tailed Hawk, and hunt like a kingsnake in this drop-off camp! Campers will explore how desert plants and animals work together  in this harsh climate. This summer the kids will be joined by performance artist Cynthia Elek, who will lead the kids in fun-filled musical adventure through the world of Sonoran Desert plants and animals. Two classes, limited to 12 campers per class.


Elementary School Drop-off Camps (ages 7 – 12)

Pollination Pals | Register Now
June 16 – 20 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Members: $250 | General Public: $310

Description
Join us to discover the fascinating world of Arizona pollinators and the important role they play for nature and humans. Did you know that the Sonoran Desert is one of the most diverse places on earth for all kinds of pollinators? Learn about bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and bees in this hands-on camp. To help us learn about this amazing relationship between plants and animals will be several pollination experts who might be joined by some animal friends. Two classes, limited to 14 campers per class.

Planet Rescue| Register Now
July 7 -
11 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Members: $250 | General Public: $310

Description
Break into the dynamic world of the conservation science during this week devoted to helping the planet. We will learn how scientists all over the world are working to conserve plants, animals, habitats, water and energy. Campers will acquire conservation skills to help spread the word about what everyone can do to help the environment. We will finish this week with an exciting trip to Gilbert Riparian Preserve to learn why water and habitat conservation are so important. Two classes, limited to 14 campers per class.

How to be a Scientist | Register Now
July 14 - 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Members: $250 | General Public: $310

Description
Inspect, observe, question, hypothesize and wonder in this in-depth introduction to what it means to be a scientist. The campers will conduct experiments throughout the week with microscopes, insect samplers and other exciting science tools. The students will round off this amazing week with a trip to the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area to collect real-world data that will be used by scientists from around the world! Two classes, limited to 14 campers per class.

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