Youth Camps in Moab

Youth Camps

We’re gearing up for the 2019 season of camps! Get all the details about Spring Break Camp and Summer Camps below.

 

Spring Break Camp

In partnership with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center we offer a full day (9:00am-3:30pm) Spring Break Camp during the vacation week for 1st-6th graders. Each day throughout the week campers participate in a variety of activities that correlate to the days’ theme. 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps provide a safe, fun, and educational environment during summer vacation for youth entering 1st-6th grade. Campers spend the day on-site participating in activities related to each unique weekly theme, swimming in the creek, playing at Rotary Park, and so much more! In an effort to reach even more campers, YGP partners with Canyonlands Field Institute for two weeks out of the summer offering an additional off-site Expedition Day Camp for older youth.

Spring Break Camp Details

Spring Break Details

Spring Break Camp provides an outdoor, hands-on, and fun experience for 1st-6th graders during the vacation week. This year, we teamed up with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center to offer a full day (9:00am-3:30pm) camp! Over the week campers explore the spring garden and participate in activities that correlate to the days’ theme. 

Camp Schedule

Thank you to all of our partners and families for making 2019 Spring Break Camp such a success! Have an idea for a daily theme for 2020’s Spring Break Camp? E-mail the Youth Programs Director or call 435-259-BEAN! 

2019 Daily Themes: 

  • Monday-Nature Detectives!
  • Tuesday-Local Love!
  • Wednesday-Mad Scientists!
  • Thursday-Cooking Through Cultures!
  • Friday-The Secret Life of Animals, Bugs, & Insects! 
Register for Spring Break Camp

That’s a wrap for our 2019 Spring Break Camp–check back next year for information on how to get your camper signed up! 

Apply for a Scholarship

All families are encouraged to apply for a scholarship! More information on how to apply will be available next year! 

Summer Camp Details

Summer Camp Details

Summer Camp is a full day camp that runs from 9am-4pm during nine weeks of summer vacation. Camps are one-week sessions each with a unique theme–campers can sign up for all nine weeks or pick and choose what looks most fun to them! Throughout the day, campers participate in activities related to the week’s theme, free play at Rotary Park, engage in teambuilding games, and so much more! Cost for camp is $130 per camper per week; however, we have a sliding scale rate of $30/$65/$90 per camper for qualifying families who apply for a scholarship. 

In an effort to offer programming for more kids, we are continuing our partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI). In conjunction with our regular summer camps, we will be offering an additional off-site camp, Expedition Day Camp, for youth entering 4th-6th grades or ages 9-12 during two weeks out of the summer. Cost for Expedition Day Camp is $150 per camper per week; however, we have a sliding scale rate of $35/$75/$105 per camper for qualifying families who apply for a scholarship. 

If you’re unsure whether Summer Camp is for you, take a look at the FAQ’s about YGP Summer Camp 2019. Please don’t hesitate to contact Youth Programs Director by calling 435-259-BEAN or e-mailing julie@youthgardenproject.org with further questions! 

Summer Camp Schedule

Camp Drop-Off Time & Location: 9:00am on the YGP patio

Camp Pick-Up Time & Location: 4:00pm around the Purple Chair

2019 Summer Camp Themes:

Week 1: IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S SUPERHERO WEEK! (June 3-7) (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
By the end of the week you’ll become a true superhero! Design your own costume & alter ego, learn what it takes to be someone above & beyond and maybe even meet some superheroes in our own community!

Week 2: HANGIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES! (June 10-14)  (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
Gnomes, folklore, garden enchantment, and more! Unearth the mystical wonders and creatures of the garden during this fun week of magic, tricks, and mystery at YGP. Don’t be a disappearing act during this week, it’s sure to be a hocus pocus of fun!

Week 3: ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS! (June 17-21) (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
Nurture your creativity and connection to the outdoors by exploring the natural world through art! Discover the many ways to be creative through music, painting, building, and more using natural materials of all kinds! Each artist will end the week with a new found knowledge of natural art and how to use what we have in the world around us!

Week 4: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER! (June 24-28)—partnering with Canyonlands Field Institute (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
One of our most popular weeks of the summer is focused on one of Earth’s most precious resources—water! Throughout the week summer campers will experiment, learn about, and of course play with water. There’s no better way to appreciate the excitement of water than being on it, so we’re going on the Colorado River with Oars on Thursday, June 27th!

NO SUMMER CAMP: JULY 1-5

Week 5: YGP ON BROADWAY! (July 8-12) (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! YGP is putting on another fantastic theatrical performance! Join us for this unique week of set-making, costumes, acting, and a final performance for the Moab community at Historic Star Hall.

Week 6: GLOBETROTTERS! (July 15-19) (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
This week we will journey across the globe and experience a variety of cultures. We’ll explore new foods, traditions, games, and languages!

Week 7: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL! (July 22-26)—partnering with Canyonlands Field Institute

Join us for a week filled with hands-on wilderness survival activities! Experience what it takes to build a fire, navigate using a compass, identify animal tracks & learn how animals survive, construct natural shelter, and more. Practicing skills like these are sure to build confidence and enhance an appreciation of our natural world.

Week 8: WHAT’S COOKING IN THE GARDEN! (July 29-August 2) (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
Let’s get cooking in the garden! Become the skilled chef you’ve always dreamed of being. Summer campers will discover the delicious bounty the garden has to offer as they prepare garden fresh snacks and bake tasty treats.

Week 9: PASSION FOR FASHION! (August 5-9)  (THIS WEEK IS FULL; ACCEPTING CAMPERS ON WAIT LIST ONLY)
A one-of-a-kind fashion show, but this time for kids! Special guest and Fabulous Fashionista’s from WabiSabi & more will help us construct recycled costumes and dabble in design for our end of the week “Garden Creatures” fashion show performance! Time to hit the runway kids

Register for Summer Camp(s)

NOTE: the two off-site Expedition Day Camps with Canyonlands Field Institute are now full and there are several other weeks that have filled, which is noted on the registration form in the camp selections portion. If you select a full week, you will be added to the Wait List and no payment is due.

Registration for 2019 Summer Camps is now open! Registration is based on a first come first served policy, so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible. A $30 good faith deposit per child per session is due at the time of registration. If you are signing up online, scroll to the bottom of the Youth Camps page and click the “Pay for Camp” button to submit your deposits and/or full payment through PayPal.

YGP Day Camp Registration:
Sign-up here: 2019 Summer Camp Registration

Registration forms are also available at the YGP office located at 530 S. 400 E. (right next to Grand County High School). 

Apply for a Scholarship

All families are encouraged to apply for a scholarship! We are able to offer a sliding scale rate of either $30/$65/$90 per camper for qualifying families or $35/$75/$105 per camper during our off-site partnership Expedition Day Camp sessions. PLEASE NOTE: for each week you are signing your camper up for, there is a $30 good faith deposit for each week due at the time of registration. Even if you are applying for a scholarship, this deposit must be paid at the time of registration to secure your camper’s spot. Scroll to the bottom of this web page and click the “Pay for Camp” button. Or, stop by the YGP office to pay via cash or check. 

Fill out the application for a 2019 scholarship: here! The Youth Programs Director will be in touch with you during the week of May 27th (or sooner!) in regards to scholarship amount we are able to award. Paper copies are also available to fill out at the YGP office.

Youth Camp Payment

Please use the button below to make your camp payments. If you are paying for the $30 good faith deposit per child per session, enter the total deposit amount owed, thus leaving the quantity at  1.

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