Stephanie Baker, founder of local educational organization Ready to Grow Gardens, has announced plans for Nature Discovery Camp, a new summer program slated to take place this June at Cy-Hope, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress. Registration is now open.
Ready to Grow Gardens has 16 years of experience teaching students in Cy-Fair, Spring Branch and Montgomery ISDs about science through hands-on activities demonstrated in school gardens.
Students can attend up to three camp sessions with different themes, each offering opportunities to learn about science, explore nature through hiking, go on educational treasure hunts, make crafts and enjoy sack lunches from home on daily picnics with their peers.
At the end of the week, campers will take home a T-shirt, artwork created throughout the week and starter seeds to plant their own gardens.
June 11-15: “Butterflies, Birds, Bugs and Butterfly Gardens”
During the first week, children will learn about various species of butterflies, birds and bugs as well as their habitats, life cycles, foods and behavioral patterns.
June 18-22: “Ponds, Frogs, Turtles and Habitat Gardening”
In the second week, children will learn about frogs, toads and turtles and how they interact with their environments.
June 25-29: “Farm Camp!”
In the third week, children will meet baby farm animals, learn how to care for them and learn about sustainable fruit and vegetable gardening.
Each session runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sessions cost $275 per week, per child ages 5-12. Baker said Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts have the opportunity to earn various badges through the program. A certified CFISD teacher and a college camp counselor will lead small groups of about 15.
To learn more, call 832-877-1682 or visit http://readytogrowgardens.ticketleap.com to register.