FIRST & SECOND GRADE SUMMER CAMPS

Discover. Learn. Grow.

Summer Camps for kids entering First or Second Grade in Fall 2018

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Registration Opens: Monday, February 26 at 9AM for Garden Members / Wednesday, February 28 at 9AM to the General Public.

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Green Thumb Gardeners

 
JUNE 4 - 8
9AM - NOON
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JUNE 4 - 8
Monday - Friday
9AM - NOON

What does it take to be a great gardener? Learn the unique skills and knowledge you need to grow amazing flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Learn tips and tricks from the pros who work at RBG, and get hands-on experience as you work side-by-side with them in the Garden. Then, use what you've learned to plant a patio container garden to take home.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $120 Public: $150

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Fantastic Fairytales

Partner Camp with Tanner Dance
JUNE 11 - 15
9AM - 4PM
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JUNE 11 - 15
Monday - Friday
1PM - 4PM

Partner Camp with Tanner Dance

Fee-fi-fo-fum, join us for a camp full of fairytale fun! Spend your mornings at Red Butte Garden exploring fairytales and their connection to the plants and animals of the natural world. In the afternoon travel to Tanner Dance where you'll interpret fairytales through dance and other art forms. End the week with a special performance at Tanner Dance to showcase all you've learned. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at Red Butte Garden by 9AM and pick up at Tanner Dance by 4PM.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden / Tanner Dance: 1721 Campus Center Drive, SLC, UT 84112

COST:

Garden Members: $250 Public: $300

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Treasures In the Garden

Partner Camp with Wasatch Community Gardens
JUNE 18 - 22
9AM - 4PM
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JUNE 18 - 22
Monday - Friday
9AM - NOON at WCG
1PM - 4PM at RBG

Partner Camp with Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG)

Get ready for a week of adventure with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at WCG learning to grow healthy, organic food that is good for both your body and the environment as you explore composting, organic gardening, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Red Butte to learn skills like map-reading, orienteering, and navigation before searching the Garden for hidden treasure! Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at WCG by 9AM and pick up at Red Butte Garden by 4PM.

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LOCATION:

Wasatch Community Gardens Grateful Tomato Garden: 800 South 600 East, SLC, UT / Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $250 Public: $300

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Mighty Makers - NEW!

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies
JUNE 25 - 29
9AM - 4PM
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JUNE 25 - 29
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies

Explore the connection between superheroes and the natural world this week with Play-Well TEKnologies and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings working with RBG to learn skills and abilities from superheroes like Ironman, Wonder Woman, and Wolverine that mimic the real-life adaptations of plants and animals found in the Garden. In the afternoon, use your new-found knowledge to build super LEGO® brick creations with the experts from Play-Well TEKnologies.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $250 Public: $300

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Plant Magic

Partner Camp with Wasatch Community Gardens
JULY 9 - 13
9AM - 4PM
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JULY 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM

Partner Camp with Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG)

Explore the magic of plants with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at RBG to discover the fairytale origins of plants and animals of the natural world as you plant magic beans, create larger-than-life mushrooms, learn to “magically” clone plants, and more. In the afternoon, travel to WCG exploring the “supernatural” properties of plants as you create botanical potions and perform “magical” plant experiments. Transportation between sites provided.

Drop off at RBG by 9AM and pick up at Wasatch Community Gardens by 4PM.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden / Wasatch Community Gardens Grateful Tomato Garden: 800 South 600 East, SLC, UT

COST:

Garden Members: $250 Public: $300

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Theater in the Garden - NEW!

JULY 16 - 20
9AM - NOON
GRADE: First/Second (with Kindergarten)
AGES: 5 - 8
SESSION: JULY 16 - 20
Monday - Friday
9AM - NOON

Calling all actors and actresses! Spend the week exploring drama, dance, visual arts, and more in this theater camp. Throughout the week, you'll learn to act from a drama teacher, create props and backdrops with a stagecraft instructor, and hone your skills with your fellow thespians. You’ll end the week teaming up with your kindergarten friends for a live performance of a special play in the Garden showcasing all you've learned.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Members: $160 Public: $200

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Full STEAM Ahead

Partner Camp with Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
JULY 16 - 20
9AM - 4PM
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: JULY 16 - 20
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM

Partner Camp with Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with Discovery Gateway Children's Museum and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at the Garden investigating the natural world as you create chalk rockets, build spaghetti towers, cook edible popcorn art, and more. In the afternoon, travel to Discovery Gateway to continue your STEAM explorations with experiments in the STEAM Lab, art in the Artspace for Kids Gallery, and excursions throughout the museum. Don't miss out on this all-day adventure!

Drop off at RBG by 9AM and pick up at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum by 4PM.

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Additional Paperwork is needed for this Camp - CLICK HERE to print


LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden / Discovery Gateway: 444 West 100 South, SLC, UT 84101

COST:

Garden Members: $250 Public: $300

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Miniature Garden Magic

 
August 6 - 10
9AM - NOON
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: AUGUST 6 - 10
Monday - Friday
9AM - NOON

The natural world is full of magic, and you'll learn all about it this week at camp. Explore a new part of the Garden each day and discover the gnomes, elves, fairies, and other magical creatures that call Red Butte home. Later, use what you've learned to create the perfect home for these magic critters by combining basic garden design principles with small-scale plants and handcrafted accessories to create a magical miniature garden.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $120 Public: $150

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Kitchen Wizards

 
AUGUST 6 - 10
1PM - 4PM
GRADE: First/ Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: AUGUST 6 - 10
Monday - Friday
1PM - 4PM

Become a culinary wizard this week at camp as you discover the magic of cooking. In addition to practicing essential kitchen skills chopping, mixing, blending, and more, you’ll also discover how chefs use fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even flowers to flavor your favorite foods. No need to bring magic wands—you’ll make your own and compile a “spell book” of recipes to continue your culinary explorations at home.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $120 Public: $150

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

Adventures in Art

 
AUGUST 13 - 17
9AM - NOON
GRADE: First / Second
AGES: 6 - 8
SESSION: AUGUST 13 - 17
Monday - Friday
9AM - NOON

Ready for an artistic adventure? Explore the world of art this week at camp as you paint, draw, and sculpt your way across the Garden. In addition to learning the basics of line, shape, color, and texture, you’ll also create leaf line pictures, sculpt found object statues, paint with salt, and more. End the week with a gallery stroll to showcase all the incredible art you create during camp.

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LOCATION:

Red Butte Garden

COST:

Garden Members: $120 Public: $150

CONTACT INFORMATION:

801-581-8454

 
 







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