CARLISLE, Pa. — Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 at the Penn State Extension office at 310 Allen Road in Carlisle on Tuesdays, July 20 and August 3, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Campers will learn about plants, soil, pollinators, bats, and the environment in structured sessions that include time for working in the gardens, science instruction, crafts, games, exploration, and journaling, all under the careful supervision of Penn State Master Gardener volunteers. Learn about pollinators at the July 20 session and explore the world of bats on August 3! Each session will include tasks in the garden, such as planting, weeding, watering, mulching, scouting for pests, and harvesting. A variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers will be grown and harvested in the garden. Campers will take home produce they have grown, and produce will also be donated to Project SHARE in Carlisle. Campers are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. No snacks will be provided. Camp is held rain or shine and both indoors and outdoors.
A parent or guardian may bring youth campers no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and pick up promptly at 11:30 a.m. Sign-in and sign-out by a parent or guardian is required. Camp size is limited to 20 campers per session, and campers may register for one or both sessions. The registration fee is $10.00 per session. Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. For more information about this and other programs for gardeners of all ages, call the Penn State Extension office at 717-240-6500, email CumberlandExt@psu.edu, visit our website at https://extension.psu.edu/
–Penn State Master Gardeners