Summer Camp at The PlayGarden

The PlayGarden offers a fully inclusive nature-based summer camp experience for kids with disabilities and their typically developing peers, ages 3.5-21. Camps are Monday-Thursday, from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. With a high staff to camper ratio, we are able to support every child in their quest for adventure and play!  

Parent Testimonial

“The PlayGarden just feels right. Other day camps have required a lot of work to support Alex and help him be able to have a good time. Here it was easy. I didn’t have to explain about his wheelchair, his communication device, or his disability. We didn’t feel self conscious, out of place, or rushing to keep up. I was impressed by the quality of the people working with the kids. They really engaged the kids, and supported and expanded on their play. Thank you!”

P. Toole

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We received an overwhelming number of camper registration forms this year. All camp sessions are currently full. Any applications we receive moving forward will be put on the waitlist. 

Letter from Executive Director, Liz Bullard 

March 12, 2021

Hello PlayGarden Camp Families!

We have great news to share. PlayGarden Summer Camp is on!  It has been a long challenging year for so many of us and we all need some good outdoor fun this summer. We will be making some modifications to the way camp is run to ensure the highest level of safety while maintaining the joyful play our kids need and deserve.

Most importantly, we are confident that most, if not all, of our staff will be fully immunized by the time camp begins.

  • We will ask that you monitor your child’s and your family’s health closely and keep your child home if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID 19.
  • We will do health checks at the gate on arrival.
  • All staff will wear masks as indicated by the CDC and WA State Dept. of Health.
  • Due to the uncertainty of the COVID 19 pandemic no payment will be due until June 1st. After June 1st, please call or mail in your payment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@childrensplaygarden.org or call the office at 206-325-5576.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you this summer!

Best,
Liz

Executive Director
Seattle Children’s PlayGarden

 

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Ronni as a Junior Counselor
Annie as a teenager plays with a camper at Teen Camp.
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little girl playing with lavender

Looking for more information?

Descriptions of each camp session can be found on our camper registration form. If you have more questions please read the Frequently Asked Questions and the PlayGarden’s COVID Policies and Precautions for 2021.  If you have more questions you can email camp@childrensplaygarden.org

Huckleberries
Ages 3.5 to 8

Garden Explorers
Ages 4 to 12

Teen Camp
Ages 12 to 21

Junior Counselor
Ages 12 to 16

2021 Camp Dates 

All camp sessions are currently full. If you are interested in being on the waitlist please submit an application. 

 6/21-6/24 Garden Explorers 1

6/28- 7/1  7/1 Huckleberries 1

7/12 – 7/15 Green Thumbs Teen Camp 1

7/19 – 7/22 Garden Explorers 2

7/26 – 7/29 Garden Explorers 3

8/2 – 8/5 Garden Explorers 4

8/9 –  8/12 Green Thumb Teen Camp 2

8/16 – 8/19 Huckleberries 2

8/23- 8/26 Garden Explorers 5 

*Camp Dates are subject to change in response to COVID-19. If dates change, families will be notified ASAP.

 

 

Collage of campers and junior counselors at the PlayGarden

How to Apply for Summer Camp 

To eliminate the strain of a “first come, first serve” enrollment process, we will accept forms during our open enrollment period from March 15h to April 5th  after which we will begin to fill camp spots until they are full. 

Please follow the application steps below:

  1. Complete the camper registration form (including marking the weeks you are interested in above) and return it via postal mail to the address below or via email. 
  2. When we receive your form, you will be sent a confirmation email.
  3. We will confirm availability for the sessions you’ve requested and add your child to the roster or let you know if you are on the waitlist after April 5th.
  4. Once enrolled, you will receive a welcome letter from the PlayGarden staff that will include a list of things to pack for camp, information about payment and request for your child’s immunization records.

    Mail Camper Registrations Forms Back To:

    camp@childrensplaygarden.org

    The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden
    1745 24th Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144
    or email to: camp@childrensplaygarden.org 

The PlayGarden’s Junior Counselor Program – FULL for 2021

The PlayGarden’s Junior Counselor Program is a youth leadership program that runs in conjunction with the PlayGarden’s fully-inclusive outdoor play-based Summer Camp program.

The program provides an opportunity for young leaders ages 12-16 to learn what it is like to work as a camp counselor at the PlayGarden. Junior Counselors learn how to set-up camp activities, how to support and play with kids of all ages and abilities, and how to work collaboratively in a team environment while having fun!

To apply:
Please feel out a Junior Counselor Application and return it to the PlayGarden either by postal mail or email to hannah@childrensplaygarden.org