The Youth Garden Project’s Youth Programs are designed to meet the needs in the community incorporating the following principles:
- Encourage academic learning through hands on activities.
- Develop practical, vocational and life skills.
- Provide opportunities to serve and interact in our community.
- Cultivate a safe and nurturing place for youth to interact.
- Promote ecological awareness and responsibility.
With any further questions and/or clarifications in regards to any of our Youth Programs, please reach out to our Youth Programs Director or give us a call at 435-259-BEAN.
YGP camps provide fun and educational programming during spring break and throughout summer vacation for youth entering 1st-6th grades.
After School Program
After-School Program is a place where students explore and get creative in the garden. We partner with BEACON Afterschool Program to facilitate clubs during the school year for 1st-6th graders.
All students in K-6th grades, in addition to several Moab preschools, visit the Youth Garden Project during the fall and spring seasons for Garden Classroom field trips.
We use the garden as a teaching tool to supplement student learning with engaging and real-world experiences for young adults.
After School Programs
YGP hosts two afterschool programs per week throughout the fall and spring. Over the winter, we host one session per week. Families sign-up their kids through BEACON Afterschool Program. Program themes vary each trimester where students can participate in a variety of activities including: hunting for bugs & insects, harvesting & planting, cooking with garden ingredients, exploring various art forms, games & free play, and the list goes on!
Winter Session (January 27th-March 10th, 2020)
Winter Thyme in the Garden
Afterschoolers explore YGP over the winter (brrrr) months! Kids stay busy cooking in the kitchen, sowing seeds, playing garden games, crafting bird homes, and staying warm!
Spring Sessions (March 17th-May 14th, 2020)
Do you love the many wonders of science? Well, then, put on your lab coat and step into the “Plant Lab” at the
Youth Garden Project this spring! We will transform into botanists, biologists, entomologists, and
beyond as we conduct experiments in the garden each week.
Afterschoolers will spend time exploring what magic can happen in the spring garden! We will investigate plants & living
creatures, sow seeds, dig around in the dirt, harvest & taste garden snacks, play garden games, and more!