During this unique six week “Garden to Fork” Camp, children ages 3-12 will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm to make new friends and learn where their food comes from and why eating fresh is best for their bodies and the environment, too! Camp begins Tuesday, July 9th and ends Thursday, August 15th. Children can attend any or all weeks. We invite children to join us in our hands-on camp to experience and take part in organic gardening, herb cultivating, doing handiwork tasks around the garden, cooking/baking, art/crafting, and lots of outdoor active play. Storytelling will also be incorporated into the day. Children will learn to identify plants and herbs and their many uses. It’s a perfect opportunity for children to connect to nature.
The Daily Rhythm
9:00 am – Arrivals, Outdoor Play
9:30 am – Opening Circle, Snack Preparation, Snack, and Story Telling
Please bring a small snack everyday but we will always supplement with what is harvested from the garden.
10:00 am – Garden tasks (watering, weeding, compost building, harvesting)
10:30 am – Monday - Modeling Handwork / Tuesday- Tinkering Handwork / Wednesday- Art / Thursday- Cooking and Baking /
Friday- Fabric Arts & Textile Handwork
12:00 pm – Lunch
Thursday will also include our prepared food from the garden.
12:30 pm – Outdoor play
1:00 pm – Pickup
Week 1, July 6-11: Colors in Nature
Handwork: Natural Dying T Shirts using Fruits and Vegetables
Art: Decorate Individual Watering Cans using Recycled Materials
Cooking: Rainbow Snack Testing
Week 2, July 13-17 Companion Plants
Handwork: Building Garden Beds & Plant Support
Art: Draw & Paint Garden Blueprint
Cooking: Fruit Salad
Week 3, July 20-24 The Soil
Handwork: Compost Bin Building
Art: Clay Making & Prints using Leaves and Flowers
Cooking: Allergy Free Carrot Cake Muffins
Week 4, July 27-31 The Sun
Handwork: Sun Dream Pillow
Art: Yarn Dying with Calendula Flowers
Cooking: Sun Tea with Fresh Herbs from the Garden
Week 5, Aug 3-7 Rocks & Gems
Tuesday Handwork: Painted Rock Garden Markers
Wednesday Art: Stone Necklaces
Thursday Cooking: Stone Soup
Week 6, August 10-14, Flowers
Handwork: Mindful Petal Potions
Art: Flower Pressing
Cooking: Rose Petal Jam
Week 7, August 17-21 Pollinators
Handwork: Building Carpenter (non-stinging) Bee Houses
Art: Make Wings for dramatic play
Cooking: Potato Salad
Week 8, August 24-28 Harvest
Handwork: Recycled and Found Material Harvest Basket
Art: Nature Mobile from Recycled Materials
Cooking: Pot Luck Harvest Picnic
Our Camp is filling up quickly!
If you're ready to take the first step in registering your child in our Summer Program, begin by filling out the online Summer Enrollment Application. The link button below will take you right to it.
Application must be submitted along with the Registration fee of $100 and a security deposit of half the summer's tuition. Remaining tuition will be due prior to the first day. Registration fee ($100) is non-refundable.
Log in to your wix account and head on over to the file share page to download the rest of the registration forms
Meet The Team
Certified as a Montessori Early Childhood Teacher through the North American Montessori Center and having previously taught at Apple Montessori several years, Ms. Lauren has surely been a great addition to our Nature Nest family. She has a very fun personality and the children all very much enjoy her company. Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Lauren worked at ABC News and also did some customer service work elsewhere. She owns a horse and loves nature and horseback riding.
Ms. Camila has been one of our nursery school teachers since January of 2020. She's originally from Brazil where she worked as Psychologist and worked with young children. Ms. Camila believes that nothing is more important than the formation of a person as a human being and that it starts in childhood. It is her mission to care for and assist children in their development.
She loves to read and tell stories and her smile is known to brighten everyone's day.
Ms. Traci is currently studying for her Masters in History and Education. She's worked as a preschool teacher's aid and camp counselor in previous years and absolutely loves children!
Ms. Traci believes children are our future. She believes an educator's job is to help children embrace their creativity, expose them to new things, and to help them express themselves. Her favorite activities are coloring, arts & crafts, and music time.
Like us, she believes children can learn so much from nature and wants to make a meaningful impact in their lives.