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Summer Garden & Farm Camps

Summer Camps

Tilth Alliance has been offering children’s garden education for more than three decades. We provide a positive, structured and educational outdoor learning environment. Many kids return year after year to experience the variety of opportunities at various ages and we love seeing returning campers, as well as meeting new ones!

Kids dig our summer farm and garden camps! We're excited to be part of your family's summer experience. This year, we're happy to be able to offer more camps at our North Seattle location (Wallingford, Good Shepherd Center) and SE Seattle location (Rainier Beach, Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland). Check out the newly expanded summer camp schedule below.

Locations

  • Good Shepherd Center (GSC)– 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle 98103
  • Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands (RBUFW) – 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle 98118


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Scholarships & Sliding Scale

Tilth Alliance strives to educate everyone, regardless of their financial means. All summer camps include a limited number of reduced price tickets, which can be selected at checkout. If you would like to apply for additional scholarship for summer camp, please apply for a scholarship. 

Family Camps

Mini Camps for 1-2 year olds

Share the fun and excitement of gardening with your toddler! In these hands-on, interactive camps, we will explore the garden the way little ones do best: looking for bugs, planting seeds, digging with real tools and tasting delicious plants and vegetables. Parents or guardians garden with their child guided by Tilth Alliance staff. Snack is included.

Mini Camps for 3-5 year olds

Explore the fascinating world of the garden in these two-day camps for parents or guardians and preschoolers. Enjoy time together outdoors while learning about insects, plants and flowers. This is a great opportunity to learn about child-friendly herbs and veggies, and how to grow an organic garden with the whole family. Each session includes hands-on gardening, an art project, stories, our famous sun tea and yummy snacks! 

Weeklong Camps

Weeklong Camps for 6-10 year olds

These weeklong day camps are a great way to have summer fun while learning about the fascinating world of the garden and farm. Spend five days developing practical garden skills, exploring plants and finding animals that live in Tilth Alliance’s community learning gardens or farms. Learn about insects, vegetables, soil and worms while playing games, making art, reading stories, singing songs and running through the sprinklers. Campers bring their own snack and lunch.

Cooking Camps

Calling all aspiring chefs! These weeklong cooking camps are a great way to have summer fun while learning all about food from seed to fork. Spend five days developing cooking skills, trying new recipes, and exploring all of the delicious flavors from Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.

  • Design Your Own Dish (9-13 year olds) - July 15-19; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (RBUFW)
  • Cooking Science (9-13 year olds) - July 22-26; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (RBUFW)
  • Farm Chefs (9-13 year olds) - Aug. 5-9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (RBUFW)
  • Farm Chefs (6-8 year olds) - Aug. 19-23; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (RBUFW)
  • Cooking Around the World (6-10 year olds) - Aug. 12-16; 9 a.m.-3 -p.m. (RBUFW)
    Please note that Cooking Around the World has been rescheduled from June to accommodate Seattle Public Schools' extended academic calendar due to snow days.

Junior Counselor Weeklong Program

If your teens or preteens love gardening and working with younger children, this is for them! Junior counselors help set-up and clean-up garden activities, assist camp staff, lead small group activities and learn about organic gardening and farming. Weeklong placements offer all the fun of summer camp with the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

Member & Donor Discounts

Tilth Alliance members and donors receive a $5 discount on mini-camps and a $10 discount on weeklong summer camps – make your gift online today! 

Scholarships & Sliding Scale

Tilth Alliance strives to educate everyone, regardless of their financial means. All summer camps include a limited number of reduced price tickets, which can be selected at checkout. If you would like to apply for additional scholarship for summer camp, please apply for a scholarship. 

Cancellation & Photo Policy

Please read our Photo & Cancellation Policy before registering for camp.

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