Saturday Camp

Children ages 5-9 learn about nature and the biological world around them in this summer morning program!

Saturday Camp uses experiential learning activities including nature walks, games and crafts to foster a love of nature.

Camp is offered select Saturdays in May through September.

Camp meets 9 a.m.–noon. The campers are divided into two classes by age. Each class is limited to 20 children and is supervised by an adult teacher and two aides.

New this year, Saturday Camp is co-hosted by BUGS (Boise Urban Garden School). Select camps will be held at BUGS located on 4821 W Franklin St in Boise.

2014 Saturday Camp Schedule

Saturday, May 31
It all starts with a seed. Every vegetable comes from a seeds, and there are some that you can eat too. Seeds come in in all shapes and sizes, and each seed contains everything that a plant needs to grow. Learn the basic parts of seeds and what how they grow into a plant, and produce food for us to eat. NOTE: Held at BUGS, 4821 W. Franklin, Boise, behind the Wright Congregational Church.

Saturday, June 28
Catch and examine tadpoles and search for salamanders. This camp explores the unique features that allow frogs, toads and salamanders to survive as they change from tiny water creatures to land-living adults. Held at IBG.

Saturday, July 26
Learn about the fascinating lives of ants, wasps, hornets and bees. Through games, a cool craft, and spying on them in action, you’ll learn about how they are important to plants, humans and other animals. Held at IBG.

Saturday, August 30 Come for a fun, hands-on cooking experience. Little chefs will learn to make a basic snack with fresh produce straight from the garden. Held at BUGS.

Saturday, September 27
Find out how the plants and animals prepare for winter. We’ll play a squirrels-and-acorns game, harvest food from the veggie garden, and pay special attention to the wonderful leaves that will soon be bursting into beautiful fall color! Held at IBG.


Camp Fees:

$20 per child per Saturday.
IBG and BUGS Members receive a $5 discount.

Registration is required. To reserve your child’s spot, contact the Garden at 343-8649, register online, or mail in a registration form.

To Register Online:

If not a current member receive member rates by joining or renewing your membership online. Become a Member, complete the online membership form and add it to the cart.

Register Online Now

• Once on the Saturday Camp registration page, you may sign in/register, choose the camp session, and enter the child’s registration information. Add the camp registration to the cart.

• Go to the cart to submit payment information. Your member discount will show up on the payment page.

NOTE: BUGS members will need to contact the Garden by phone, mail or in person to receive the member discount.

If you experience problems with the online system, have questions, or would like to sign-up over the phone, please call the Garden office at (208) 343-8649, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Register through the Garden Administrative Office:

Call 208-343-8649 to register over the phone or stop by the Garden Office, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to register in person.

What to Bring

Children should bring a snack each day; wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation letter and an emergency medical form that must be returned the first day of camp.