Kids can grow with gardens. That's the idea behind the Wyoming Food for Thought Project's summer camps.

"We believe that children should be in the garden, outside, and learning by doing," Food For Thought stated. "Children who know where their food comes from, and can even grow it from seed, are empowered. Come spend an active week at our community gardens and greenhouse experiencing the many wonders of plant life, growing food, and making new friends."

The camps take place at the Wyoming Food For Thought Project's community gardens at the urban farm and program center located at 900 Saint John in north Casper.

Here are descriptions of the camps from Wyoming Food For Thought Project.

  • Garden Cooking Camp – Ages 7-10
    July 17th – 21st M-F (10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.)
    You will explore the many crops growing in our gardens, learn what is growing in our greenhouse, taste test recipes that your own hands have made and learn how to grow your own theme garden. Like pizza? Grow your own toppings!
  • Garden Tots – Ages 1 – 2 yrs.
    August 7, 14th, 21st, and 28th (Monday’s 8:30 a.m. - 9:30a.m.)
    $10/per day
    Come spend time in the garden with your little one. We will have story time, sing, dance, look for bugs, dig in the soil, enjoy water play, sensory activities, explore the gardens and greenhouse, and enjoy a morning snack.
  • Garden Science Camp – Ages 7 – 10
    August 7th – 11th M-F (10:00 – 1:00p.m.)
    You will become garden scientists conducting science experiments and learning all about plant life. How do plants grow? What’s inside a seed? How do greenhouses work? You get to make your own! Want to learn why insects and butterflies are important to the garden? Make an insect hotel and explore the great things about bugs.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - Ages 3 – 5 yrs.
    August 8, 15th, 22nd, & 29th (Tuesday’s 8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m.)
    $10/per day
    Calling all MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers). Join us to explore the “magic” of Jack and the Beanstalk. Your preschooler’s will enjoy story time, learn about the “magic” of how bean seeds grow, help build Jack’s Beanstalk in our new Children’s Garden and enjoy a morning snack.

To register or find out more information, you can visit the Wyoming Food For Thought Project website or call (307) 337-1703.

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