Campers will also learn the importance of caring for others, the earth, and all living things through our “Take Two, Give One to a Family Caregiver” concept.

As our model of support at Hope Grows says, taking a break is not only wanted, but needed. So, parents/caregivers, consider “taking a break” this summer while your child learns and has fun at our Kids Pollinator Camp!

We invite our camp families and the general public to attend our monthly Garden Walks on the 3rd Thursday of the month starting in May! Explore the Hope Grows property and learn more about who we are and what we do! Each Garden Walk will feature activities for children and adults alike – everyone is welcome! LEARN MORE.

Explore one camp or all 3!

June 11, 12, 13
9am – 12:30pm
  • Paint bird houses to take home
  • Identify bird-friendly habitats
  • Plant a pizza garden at Hope Grows
  • Make pinecone birdfeeders to take home
  • Measure & decorate your “wingspan”
  • Identify common bird songs with our music therapist
  • Go on a bird scavenger hunt
  • Identify commonly seen birds
  • Play the Bird Beak game
  • Learn about hummingbird pollination
  • Learn about different types of bird nests
July 9, 10, 11
9am – 12:30pm
  • Take home Painted Lady butterflies to raise & release
  • Make pollinator seed bombs
  • Paint butterfly houses
  • Make butterfly art
  • Match butterflies with plants they use
  • Learn how butterflies pollinate
  • Learn butterfly metamorphosis with music and movement
  • Plant sunflowers at Hope Grows
  • Identify commonly seen caterpillars & butterflies
  • Butterfly anatomy
  • How to feed butterflies
August 13, 14, 15
9am – 12:30pm
  • Live hive demo with Master Beekeeper Deb Eutsler
  • Watch bees at work in observation hive
  • Honey tasting
  • Learn bee anatomy & life cycle
  • Learn the 7 jobs of worker bees
  • Learn the “Waggle” and “Round” dances
  • Examine pollinator garden plants up close
  • Make bee water fountains to take home
  • Learn how flowers are pollinated
  • Play pollination games
  • Play “Find My Hive” game