Youth Camps

COVID-19 Updates:

At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to provide your camper(s) with summer programming at some capacity. However, we also acknowledge that there is a lot of uncertainty our community is facing in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Youth Garden Project will continue to follow guidelines set by our local officials and the Center for Disease Control.

In response to this uncertainty, as well as the economic challenges many families may be facing, we will not be charging a $30 good faith deposit at the time you submit your registration as has been done in other years. No payment is due until further notice. Families will receive a full refund in the event that one or more camp sessions are cancelled due to COVID-19. We will do our best to communicate any further updates with individual families as promptly as possible. 

As always we encourage everyone needing financial support to contact us to make a payment plan and/or fill out our scholarship application. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Wishing you all health and happiness,

-Kaitlin Thomas, Executive Director: kaitlin@youthgardenproject.org

-Julie Zender, Youth Programs Director: julie@youthgardenproject.org

Spring Break Camp

In partnership with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center we offer a full day (9:00am-3:00pm) 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 or age equivalent. Campers spend the day on-site participating in activities related to each weekly theme, swimming in the creek, playing at Rotary Park, and so much more! 

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. Over the week campers explore the spring garden and participate in a wide variety of activities that correlate to the days’ unique theme. Cost for camp is $120 per camper for the whole week, which includes snacks and lunch. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Youth Programs Director by calling 435-259-BEAN or e-mailing julie@youthgardenproject.org with further questions!

Camp Schedule

2020 Spring Break Camp is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Register for Spring Break Camp

Check back in February 2021 for registration details! 

Apply for a Scholarship

All families are encouraged to apply for a scholarship! Check back in February 2021 for information on how to apply. 

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, explore the garden, 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 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 for qualifying families who apply for a scholarship.

If you’re unsure whether Summer Camp is right for you and your camper(s), take a look at our FAQ’s about YGP Summer Camp (2020)

Summer Camp Schedule

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

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

2020 Summer Camp Themes:

Week 1: Eco-Adventures (June 1-5)
During this week we will celebrate the natural world, learn about ways we can help our environment, participate in exciting projects using recyclables, explore solar power, get composting, and explore what ecology means and how living things work together!

Week 2: Intergalactic Exploration! (June 8-12)
Put your gardening gloves on and prepare for blast-off! During this exciting week, campers-turned-astronauts will explore all things outer space. From designing your own alien species to learning about constellations, and more—this week will definitely leave all of us wondering what’s out there…beyond planet Earth…

Week 3: Artrageous! (June 15-19)
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 and man-made materials of all kinds. Each artist will end the week with a new found knowledge of art and how to use what we have in the world around us.

Week 4: Water, Water, Everywhere! (June 22-26)—partnering with Canyonlands Field Institute
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 25th!

NO SUMMER CAMP: JUNE 29-JULY 3

Week 5: YGP on Broadway! (July 6-10)
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: Welcome to the Garden World of Hogwarts! (July 13-17)
This week we will explore garden magic and mystery with potions, games, tricks, and more! Unearth the mystical wonders and creatures of the garden during this fun week of enchantment. 

Week 7: Summer Safari! (July 20-24)—partnering with Canyonlands Field Institute
Grab your safari hat and binoculars to join us for this week all about creatures big and small from around the world. Birds! Butterflies! Fish! Reptiles! Mammals! From desert dwellers to jungle inhabitants to creatures of the deep, we will take this week to learn all about animals.

Week 8: Master Chef’s! (July 27-Aug. 31)
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: Summer Olympics! (August 3-7)
Learn about champions that have beaten the odds, discover where and how the Olympics all began, and compete in the YGP Olympics! This week is sure to be action-packed, before heading back to school!

Register for Summer Camp(s)

Registration for 2020 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. Sign-up here: 2020 Summer Camp Registration. Paper registration forms can be filled out with a YGP staff member over the phone only.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Youth Programs Director by e-mailing julie@youthgardenproject.org or calling 435-259-BEAN with further questions! 

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.

Fill out the application for a 2020 scholarship: here! The Youth Programs Director will be in touch with you during the week of May 25th (or sooner!) in regards to scholarship amount we are able to award. Paper applications can be filled out with a YGP staff member over the phone only.

Youth Camp Payment

Please use the button below to make your camp payments.