Garden Camp 2021
Garden Camp 2021 is SOLD OUT
Thank you all for your continued interest and support!
Garden Camp is back for an exciting summer of outdoor fun and learning for children ages 5 to 10. Connecting children to plants and each other through structured activities and unstructured play amidst plants from around the world, Garden Camp is a place for curious minds, active bodies, and budding artists. With experiences anchored in gardening, ecology, art, and wellness, we strive to enrich the “whole child” and develop deep appreciation for plants, comfort with outdoor learning, and a lifelong love of San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Each session of Garden Camp is three weeks long, with hours from 9am-4pm.
June 7 - June 25
June 28 - July 16
*no camp Monday, July 5
July 19 - August 6
Please note: Campers may only attend for one session of Garden Camp.
In 2021 we are excited to move to a Tier System for the Garden Camp program. Please consider selecting the highest level you can afford, knowing that, in doing so, you are enabling others to participate as well - and our community benefits from greater diversity.
Tier A - $1575: This most closely reflects the market rate of camp pricing and helps enable us to provide a subsidized rate for families in need.
Tier B - $1155: Partially subsidized for families needing some support to make camp more affordable. Suggested for families that make less than $128K* annually.
Tier C: Scholarship program only - see details below.
PLEASE REMEMBER: All campers receive the same high quality camp experience regardless of payment tier chosen. Your selection is kept confidential. Members will receive a 10% discount regardless of their chosen tier, which will be applied through a discount code sent out prior to registration.
*median household income for a family of 4 in 2020
Garden Camp strives to be accessible for all and offer meaningful scholarships to families in need.
Partial scholarships (25%-75%) will be available as funds are raised through donations. It is our hope to provide some assistance to everyone in need, however, funds may be limited. To help establish need and understand you and your child's interest in Garden Camp, please complete a Scholarship Application. Please note that submission of a scholarship application does not guarantee an award.
Scholarship Application Period:
Applications must be received between Feb 22 and May 10. The first Award Period will consider applications received between Feb 22 and April 2. Applications received between April 3 and May 10 will be included in the second and final award period.
Award Period 1 recipient notification: April 6
Award Period 2 recipient notification: May 14
Garden Camp was thrilled to run during the 2020 summer season despite the ongoing pandemic. We were able to adapt our program to meet all requirements outlined by the Department of Public Health for an exciting summer.
We are looking forward to continuing our commitment to a safe summer camp season.
A few of our adapted procedures are listed here:
Campers and counselors must clear a temperature check and health screen before entering the program.
Campers and counselors are required to wear masks.
Campers are kept in stable pods no larger than 12 campers, with 2 counselors each.
Campers are required to stay 6 feet apart from each other during lunch and snack, as well as any time they may need to take their masks down.
Counselors and Lead Staff participate in regular surveillance testing for COVID-19.
If you have any specific questions or concerns related to COVID-19 please check your confirmation email for more information before contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Camp FAQs
Garden Camp pauses in August.
For more information our our Garden Camp: After School program, please click here.